The Fulton Ale House Sports Bar Soft Opens Tomorrow Night

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If you don’t have plans this Friday night be sure to stop by the Fulton Ale House, soft opening tomorrow at 5pm. (Here’s the Facebook event.) The new sports bar is located at 1446 Fulton Street, near Tompkins. The bar will be headed by Jimmy Grimason, the owner of Highbury Pub on Cortelyou Road. This location will have beer, cocktails, and television screens to watch games. In the summertime, the 1,000-square-foot outdoor space will host pop-up food vendors. (Summer, where are you?) At least the interior looks cozy to enjoy a beer while the weather’s cold.

A Sad Goodbye to Ms. Dahlia’s Cafe

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One of the best spots to get a coffee and breakfast in the neighborhood has been closed for at least a month now. We noticed the shuttered storefront at Ms. Dahlia’s Cafe–located at 449 Nostrand Avenue–and a tipster recently got in touch to report they believe the owner has passed away. (Here’s a profile of the owner, Margo Lewis, and how she made those amazing biscuits.) If you know more details about the closure, please leave them in the comment section. Ms. Dahlia’s was such a lovely, welcoming spot and a longstanding small business in Bed-Stuy. It’s terrible to say goodbye.

Photo via Yelp

Khem’s Jerk Shop Now Open on Lewis Avenue!

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The popular jerk chicken stand that has operated around Bed-Stuy (formerly known as the Jerk Shop) opened its first brick and mortar location! This stuff is delicious, people, so get excited. It’s in the cute restaurant space right down the block from Peaches, at 411 Lewis Avenue on Decatur. Pictured above is the “yardie special” with jerk chicken, rice and peas and baby bok choi. Looks like the spot is now open for dinner until 10pm, although the website isn’t up and running yet.

I tracked down a menu on Facebook… check it out after the jump.

Photo via Instagram

See the menu

Bed-Stuy Has Ramen Now!

Nana Ramen, Bed-Stuy, 330 Malcolm X Boulevard

Just in time for winter: Nana Ramen is open! We got a sneak peek of the space over the summer and they just opened to the public this week. Apparently Nana’s debut went well — according to Facebook, almost 100 bowls of ramen were served for opening night.

The 700-square-foot restaurant is located at 330 Malcolm X Boulevard, between Decatur and Bainbridge. The owner is behind the Asian fusion restaurant Nana, which has closed in Park Slope, and the Asian restaurant Hachi, in Williamsburg. The Bed-Stuy menu has a nice selection of small dishes, which include gyoza, shrimp shumai, tofu, tempura and sashimi. There are seven types of ramen, priced between $11 and $13. We hear the Spicy Miso (with chashu, scallion and baby bok choi) is delicious. Can’t wait to try.

Photo via Facebook

Hart’s Now Serves Mediterranean Food on Franklin Avenue

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When I put out a request for tips earlier this week, a lot of readers got in touch about Hart’s, the new Bed-Stuy restaurant just profiled in Grub Street. The website praised the restaurant for “simple, stylish Mediterranean food,” and it definitely looks good. Here’s a word from owners–and Bed-Stuy residents–Leah and Nick:

We serve dinner from 5-10:30pm Wed-Sun, and hope to expand our hours and open for brunch soon. The menu is full of seasonal dishes of mostly vegetables and seafood inspired by flavors from the Mediterranean coastline. A a grass-fed lamb burger on a potato bun never leaves the menu, and there’s a natural wine list focusing on approachable & food friendly wines from coastal areas, all available by the glass, such as Sherry, Muscadet, and Vinho Verde — and a full bar with cocktails heavy on rum, mezcal, and amaro.

You can’t miss the teal facade of the little one story building tucked behind the Franklin train station’s shuttle. On Instagram and Facebook we’re at @hartsbrooklyn!

You can find the restaurant at 506 Franklin, between Hancock and Fulton. (It’s the former Willow restaurant space.) If you’d like to check out a menu beforehand, go here. Pictured below is clam toast with pancetta. Welcome to the neighborhood, Hart’s!

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Photos via Instagram

Something New for the Space Right Next to Peaches

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There’s been lots of activity at the storefront just south of Peaches, along Lewis Avenue. A peek inside shows a really charming space with bar stool seating. From what I’ve been hearing, it will be the brick and mortar location for The Jerk Shop, which has a setup on the corner of Lewis and Macdonough. I caught them grilling at Bed-Vyne Cocktail and can speak from experience when I say that the jerk chicken and pork is amazing. It’d be great to welcome them into this space. If you’ve got more info, shoot me an email: thebedstuyblog@gmail.com.

This Saturday: The Total Bed-Stuy Immersion

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This Saturday, September 24th, Brooklyn Based and Brooklyn Brewery are coming to Bed-Stuy, and a little bit of Clinton Hill, for The Total Bed-Stuy Immersion. Here are details:

This neighborhood beer and food crawl, the last one of our Immersion season, includes stops at new bars and great local eateries.

The day starts at noon, and there are two ticket options. You can choose to go “express” and get one free Brooklyn beer at each of these four bars:

*The brand-new Do or Dive in the old Do or Dine space, run by the proprietors of Williamsburg fave, Luckydog
*Beast of Bourbon, a massive craft beer and bourbon palace that serves seriously good BBQ
*Chilo’s, a colorful bar with an excellent taco truck permanently parked out back
*Black Swan, one of our longtime favorite pubs in the neighborhood

If you want to go all in, you can also add food to your four beers with one of these lunches:

*A Cubano sandwich at Alice’s Arbor
*Three tacos at either Oaxaca Taqueria or Chilo’s
*A brisket sandwich with slaw or a pulled pork sandwich w slaw at Beast of Bourbon
*A BBQ chicken sandwich (grilled or fried) with slaw and fries or salad or a portobello sandwich with fries or salad at Black Swan

Tickets cost $15 for the four beers “express” option and $25 if you want to add lunch. (Buy them here.) Both tickets also include discounts like a $1 Brooklyn beer when you purchase a Porchetta, Italian or Veggie sandwich at Mekelburg’s, 10 percent off brunch and $4 Brooklyn Defenders at Alice’s Arbor, a $4 Brooklyn Lager tallboy at Swell Dive, a buy one ice cream sandwich, get one free at The Good Batch, a free homemade popsicle from Dinghy with the purchase of a sandwich and drink, a free cookie with the purchase of a cold brew at Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen, and an empanada, croquette and plaintains special at Pilar Cuban Eatery for $10.

Photo via Chilo’s — EDITOR’S NOTE: The headlining image to this post was changed because as a reader rightly pointed out, it unfairly represented our neighborhood.