Entries in Park Slope (30)


Either You're Slingin' Tom Kha or You Got a Wicked Jump Shot

"I had dreams and aspirations of being a ball player, then I topped out at 5'5. I have completely flat feet and every time there's a crack in the sidewalk, I turn my ankle. But one thing I've got is a jump shot." - Dale Talde on basketball.

If he was any taller than 5'5, we might not be enjoying the culinary fixings from Park Slope's much buzzed about chef.  Talde is busy every night of the week and Pork Slope, the team's next project, is set to open sometime this summer, bringing cheap eats and pitchers of beer to 247 5th Avenue (@ Carroll Street).

As a full-time resident of Brooklyn, Dale has a few places he likes to go on his days off.  David Koon and Jamison Blankenship are Dale's pals from when they worked together at Morimoto, and Chef Talde loves their ramen at little Prospect Heights gem Chuko.


Here's to a New Legacy...

Skylark opened last week in the former Timboo's space.  It's the new bar from owner Leah Allen, who also owns Abilene Bar on Court Street.  The original bar from Timboo's got a facelift and remains intact.  You can belly up to it starting at noon everyday and get one of 14 beers available on tap.  A few sandwich options like chicken cordon bleu and roast beef, cheddar, and mashed potatoes on white bread will help absorb some of the booze.

There's no more pool table but you can get your pin ball on at either the Star Trek or Harlem Globetrotters machine.

If you look close enough you can see it still says "Bar" on either side of "Skylark."  This is from the old facade that was in place since 1969, when Timboo's opened on the corner of 11th Street and 5th Ave in Park Slope.


Talde Starts Brunch this Weekend

The Talde Trio has announced they're starting brunch service.  You can get Dale Talde's Dim Sum Brunch menu starting this weekend from 11am - 3pm.  Sausage, egg, and cheese fried rice, Korean chicken wings and waffles, and everything bagel spring rolls can be washed down with watermelon margarita's and a "very excellent bellini #1."  Check out the tasty little spring rolls, with smoked salmon and cream cheese, being made in the video.


A Comic Book Look at the Guys Behind Pork Slope, Coming Early Summer

Nick and Adam Hayes are the brothers behind the graphic novel Dark Age.  They teamed up with the trio behind Talde, the white-hot Park Slope spot on 7th Ave and 11th Street that opened in January, and made this illustration talking about Pork Slope, the trio's latest venture.


Roadhouse + Dale Talde = Pork Slope

Talde was only one month old when we heard the trio behind the restaurant was planning another project together.  It's location?  247 5th Avenue, in Park Slope, in the space that housed Aunt Suzie's for nearly 30 years.  We learn this morning that the new space will be appropriately called Pork Slope, which suggests where the menu draws its inspiration.  Pitchers will also be an option to hold some of the 25 beers that will be available on tap.

Pork Slope will open sometime this summer and be open from 5pm - 4am seven days a week.  Expect an "off the chain rowdy" party to celebrate the night it opens.


Fonda East Village Now Open

Roberto Santibanez, the man behind Park Slope's Fonda, opened a Fonda outpost in the East Village and hopes to get the same neighborhood vibe as the Brooklyn locale.

Originally slated for a February 21st open date, Fonda opened for dinner yesterday.  Brunch plans are in the near future.

40 Avenue B (btwn 3rd and 4th)


Talde 2.0 to Open this Summer

The new Dale Talde restaurant, set to occupy the former Aunt Suzie space in Park Slope, is going to be mullet friendly.  The menu will take more of a bar-food, late-night eats kind of lean.  It'll be much different from what's being served at Talde, as Talde himself has said, "At the end of the day, I'm just an American chef."

Windows are covered and construction has started at the still nameless space that plans to open this summer.


Fonda Crosses the Border: Opening New Location in the East Village

Fonda is a 3-year-old Mexican restaurant serving some of the better cuisine of its type to Park Slope residence.  Roberto Santibañez will now take that template to the East Village.  Set to open February 21st at 40 Avenue B (btwn 3rd and 4th),  the menu will be geared more towards a late night crowd; heavy on the bar food and Mezcal options. 

The East Village is becoming quite the Mexican food mecca.