Great Lakes Space to Become Terroir Park Slope

Great Lakes, the dive bar sat on the corner of 5th Avenue and 1st Street since 1997, closed about 2 months ago.  Rumors are confirmed that the Terroir team will be occupying the space.  An opening date hasn't been released.

Bring on the vintage Rieslings.


Franny's Plans Move, 295 to 348 Flatbush Avenue

After eight years at 295 Flatbush Ave., the team at Franny's has finally decided on bigger digs.  The new location is slated for an old Blockbuster that once occupied 348 Flatbush Ave.  The move date is set for November.

The new space will be twice the size and have 2 brick ovens.  Reservations for 6 or more will help soften the wait times and there will be a private space available for groups of 10 or more.

The old space is going to remain under Franny's ownership and will become Marco's, named after owner Francine Stephens and chef Andrew Feinberg's son.  It is going to be more of a full-boot tour of Italy with the locavore mentality Franny's executes so well and an emphasis on fresh pastas.


Dinosaur BBQ to Open in Park Slope

After years on the road selling Gianelli sausage from the back of a 55-gallon drum hitched to his motorcyle, John Stage opened the first Dinosaur Barbecue in Syracuse, New York. That happened in 1988. Ten years later Rochester, NY got a Dinosaur. Then in 2004 Stage brought his 'cue to Harlem. Troy, NY got a taste of Wango Tango in 2010, and work is underway on a Newark, NJ location.

Now it's Brooklyn's turn. A sign taped to the former Perfect mechanic shop at 604 Union Street (btwn 3rd and 4th Aves) reveals Stage is applying for a liquor license. A community board meeting is to be held tonight at 65 6th Ave. Let’s hope the Dino reps get themselves a liquor license so we can get this ball of prehistoric barbecue rolling.

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