Entries in Calexico (3)


Calexislope Part II

Blue Ribbon Sushi merged with neighrboring Blue Ribbon Brasserie in Park Slope last March. Shortly after, we caught wind that Calexico would be taking over the 278 Fifth Ave space. Little has been heard of since, but Here's Park Slope shares news that the Park Slope location with be opening in March.

The Vendley brothers and Peter Oleyer, owners of Calexico, have been busy readying to open their Lower East Side location. They took over the lease at 153 Rivington Street, where seaside surf shack Bondi Road closed at the end of September after opening in 2006. The LES location will be the first Manhattan satellite when it opens in the upcoming weeks, and the Park Slope outpost will mark the fourth brick-and-mortar for the company that started selling California-inspired tacos from a truck in SoHo six years ago. [HPS]


Triple Play: Coverage of Three Projects Opening in Park Slope

The two blocks of 5th Avenue between 1st and Carroll Streets in Park Slope are going to be quite the culinary nexus.  Construction is well underway on three different projects that will each have their own unique influence on Park Slope's palate.  Digest NY is introducing Triple Play to provide you, kind reader, with updates as work progresses on Pork Slope, Calexico, and Terroir.

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Park Slope's Blue Ribbon Sushi merged with their neighboring Blue Ribbon Brasserie location three months ago, after their lease expired March 1st.  Here's Park Slope brings us news that Cal-Mex favorite Calexico will be taking over the space on 5th Ave between Garfield and 1st that was home to Blue Ribbon Sushi for ten years.

Calexico started as a single taco truck in Soho five years ago.  The idea was created by brothers Jesse, Brian, and Dave Vendley.  The menu is a California-inspired take on Mexican food and one that New Yorkers have quickly grown fond of.  The single cart in Soho is now a multi-faceted business, as the Calexico empire has grown to include two carts (24th and Broadway and Wooster and Prince), and two brick-and-mortar store fronts; 645 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint and 122 Union Street in Red Hook.

The Calexico team will sit down with Community Board 6 tomorrow with hopes of attaining a liquor license for their new location, which will be open until 12am on weekdays and 2am on weekends.