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January 24, 2021
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Food + Drink

Empire Mayo, La Vara open

By Erin Behan
Photo via Empire Mayo

Empire Mayo, an all-mayo store in Prospect Heights, is finally open for business. It’s sandwich time!

La Vara, the tapas restaurant from Alex Raij and Eder Montero, the pair behind Txikito and El Quinto Pino, is open in Cobble Hill. Behold the La Vara menu in all of its small plates glory.

Treats Truck‘s bricks and mortar shop on Court Street in the south end of Carroll Gardens looks to be open soon, very soon (we saw rolling racks of treats coming out recently).

Fall Cafe on Smith Street is no more, but a Jim Mamary production called Ciro’s is set to take its place in Carroll Gardens. Lost New York City

Oyster fiends can proceed directly to the Luquer Street side of Carroll Garden’s Prime Meats for cocktails and bivalves, at least on weekends. Eater

Not-yet-open frozen yogurt spot 16 Handles, which is replacing Joe’s on Court Street near Carroll Park, is working on its image (and new signs). Pardon Me for Asking

Get your CSA veggies from the Brooklyn Grange, a commercial farm located on NYC rooftops, including its newest at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. NYTimes

Save your food scraps for the Carroll Gardens greenmarket on Carroll Street every Sunday and help save the earth! Pardon Me for Asking

Old La Mancha in Brooklyn Heights to become Chez Moi. BococaLand

Old Smith Street chestnut, Chestnut, closes (to no one’s surprise who had been in the often empty restaurant recently).

“Fancy candy” store, Sugar Shop, to open on Baltic in Cobble Hill. BococaLand

Lucali to open in Miami, so says the man himself who also alludes to his famous altercation in an interview (although he’s mum on Jay-Z and Beyonce). Grub Street

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