Here are some new business openings I’ve noticed around the neighborhood. The first is Brown Butter Craft Bar + Kitchen, at 413 Tompkins Avenue (between Hancock and Halsey). Myriam Nicolas, owner of Brooklyn Baby Cakes on Nostrand Avenue, is behind the venture, and is offering up fancier takes on staples like the bacon, egg, and cheese, alongside grain bowls, salads, matcha teas, beetroot lattes and juices. The cafe is currently open from 7:30am to 5pm, though Nicolas is in the process of applying for a beer and wine liquor license to expand her hours. Read more details of this new spot over at DNAinfo. The photo of the cafe is via Facebook.
This summer, Capoeira Fit Brooklyn opened at 525 Nostrand Avenue, between Nostrand and Atlantic. Beside offering Capoeira classes–which is an African-Brazilian practice that combines dance, martial arts, music and acrobatics–there are also karate and yoga classes. Check out the full class schedule here. Photo above via Yelp.
South London pizzaria Bravi Ragazzi has opened shop at 570 Putnam Avenue, on the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard. This is the first American outpost for the company, which is known for its wood-fired, sourdough pizzas. This is more than a slice joint — there’s seating for up to 60 people inside and includes a bar. Has anybody tried it yet? Does it stand up to the classic Brooklyn slice?
Debuting tomorrow is the Woodhull Medical Center Youthmarket, a farmers market run by GrowNYC through a partnership with the New York City Health and Hospitals/Woodhull and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The market will employ local youth to help teach them small business skills and nutrition education.
This green market will stock everything from veggies, fruits, grains, honey and more. It’ll run Wednesdays between
July 12th (tomorrow) and November 22nd, from 8am to 3pm. More details on the market can be found right here.
UPDATE: Due to a permitting issue, the market will actually start on July 19th
Hart’s, the restaurant that opened last year at 506 Franklin Avenue, is now serving weekend brunch. (That’s the menu above!) The restaurant has gotten praises for its simple Mediterranean dishes. The brunch offerings, according to the owner, were kept very simple. To try it, just visit Saturdays and Sundays, between 11am and 3pm. And to check out the drink and dinner menus, visit the Hart’s website.
Two new cafes that have opened up in the neighborhood: the first is Milk and Pull, at 307 Malcolm X between Decatur and Bainbridge. The mini chain also has locations in Bushwick and Ridgewood. That’s a photo of their newest Bed-Stuy location above, where they’re serving coffee, tea, pastries, snacks, bagels and sandwiches.
Then there’s Everyday Coffee, now open at 380 Marcus Garvey Boulevard between Jefferson and Hancock. A Yelp review reports that the new spot offers baked goods from Bien Cuit, cookies from Ovenly, bagels, sandwiches, coffee and wifi.
Photos via Milk and Pull and Everyday Cafe
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.
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
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