Bernie’s is the Millenial Bennigan’s You Never Knew You Needed

Bernie's interior. Photo: Megan Penmann
Bernie’s interior. Photo: Megan Penmann

There are certain things that you can expect from a new restaurant opening in Brooklyn. Post-industrial details. Succulents. Edison bulbs. A rotating farm-to-table menu that features the farms by name. Craft cocktails. Instagrammable lighting. Instagrammable artwork. Instagrammable dishes.

And it works because it’s what we have come to expect. And because it seems that every single new restaurant is doing it, no one can cut corners. From the cocktail garnish to the bathroom wallpaper, the whole experience needs to be flawless and cohesive; one that we’ll post about, talk about, and revisit. Continue reading

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New Plates, New Parks — The Hook-up (7/6)

The Newest Green space on Newtown Creek. Phase two of Hunter’s Point South Park

Happy Friday, Greenpoint! If the news is any indication, it’s time to eat out. Food writing is all over Greenpoint this week:

There’s enthusiastic praise for The Hidden Pearl, Greenpoint’s newest (and only) Tropical Japanese Speakeasy.

The entire staff of Bon Appetit is eating exclusively at Di an Di these days

And the Frankle’s Duo is scoring points for their new retro outfit, Bernie’s which recently opened in the Park Luncheonette space.

But, if you’re more into grass than grass-fed, then Long Island City is the place for you. The second phase of Hunters Point South Park opened last Wednesday, and the Architect’s Newspaper says the 11 acres of riverside park land, “brings a fresh breath of air to the formerly inaccessible, industrialized site and showcases expansive views of the East River alongside Newtown Creek.”

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