Lucky Luna, Konditori & Five Leaves Crate: A Glut of New Foody Openings
Food lovers of Greenpoint! Only three weeks in and 2014 is already looking to be the year of the eatery. A whole host of new cafes and restaurants are popping up on our fine, frosty streets and whilst some are still hanging their awnings and smoothing down the plasterwork, others have already flung open their doors to beckon us in.
SOON TO OPEN:
Lucky Luna (167 Nassau Ave)
The menu of Lucky Luna is inspired by Mexican and Taiwanese street food and, judging by the description on the restaurant’s kickstarter, looks set to be extremely delicious. Chef and co-owner Howard Jang was previously responsible for setting up Mission Chinese in NYC. Having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants both here and in San Francisco, Howard and his partners Ken Ho and Marisa Cadena promise to bring great things to Greenpoint. They are due to open for dinner towards the end of next week. Very exciting, indeed.
BÚÐIN (114 Greenpoint Ave)
Nordic cafe-bar and purveyor of desirable products: BÚÐIN will offer every-day roasted coffee beans by Tim Wendelboe of Norway and Koppi of Sweden, with guest beans from other parts of the region and the option to sign up to a whole-bean subscription service. Cocktails will be based around aquavits, Nordic bitters and Finnish moonshine. And the Scandinavian design will focus on cozy items such as blankets, sweaters and beautiful home-ware. Opening has been delayed due to flooding but should happen in the next few weeks.
Five Leaves Crate, Rough Trade
(64 North 9th St)
Brunching hotspot Five Leaves is soon to be operating Crate at Rough Trade. Given that the Brit record store’s live shows were suspended soon after opening, they need all the extra frills they can get. No word yet on exactly what the concession stand will be serving but, if Rough Trade manage to attract even a fraction of the customers deterred by the 45-minute weekend wait at the Five Leaves mother ship, things should def start looking up for them. Due to open by the end of the month.
Konditori (687 Manhattan Ave)
Popular Park Slope cafe Konditori brings its Swedish cafe culture and cinnamon buns to Greenpoint. With this location the sixth addition to the Scandinavian empire, they are committed to the art of beautiful coffee. The bright airy space is glass-fronted and and combines exposed brick with cream walls. A great new spot for those in search of wifi and a caffeine fix.
Delilah’s Steaks (55 McGuinness Boulevard South near Engert)
Philly-born Tommy Ferrick brings classic cheesesteaks to the ever-blossoming McGuinness. Delilah’s Steaks had a soft opening last week and are declaring doors officially open this Friday. Decor looks stylish and the menu is small but perfectly formed.
Scalino G.P (659 Manhattan Ave)
Much-loved Park Slope Italian opens a Greenpoint outpost. These guys are taking it slow but doing everything right and, in time, the restaurant is set to become a well-loved local institution. The menu is classic, but the food is awesome. Review to follow soon!