Brooklyn Bites: This Week’s Food News

Brooklyn Bites: This Week's Food News
From our story on the five last chance summer foods you have to try right now.

In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here’s a short rundown of local food news from the week.

We schooled you all in what merits authentic moonshine. Hint: If it’s being made legally, it probably ain’t moonshine. [BK Mag]

We dropped by the amazing Gowanus offices of Farmigo, an online farmer’s market that hosts a monthly meet-up series on “hacking” the food system. [BK Mag]

Want to get your chicken and waffle fix? Check out our list of the eight best places to do just that. [BK Mag]

Stephen Tanner of Pies-N-Thighs and The Commodore fame has renamed his new restaurant El Cortez and will now serve up Mexican BBQ in the two-story Bushwick eatery. The opening date is set for some time in October. [Grub Street]

New Williamsburg hotspot, Cherry Izakaya, will now have happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Meanwhile, The Elm is set to headline 2014’s Taste Williamsburg. $25-45 tickets are available here. [Grub Street]

Sometime in September, Greenpoint’s Diamond Bar will team up with Australian company Jafflechute to parachute grilled cheese sandwiches from its roof. Why? We have no clue. [BK Mag]

Hold your sugar-addicted children close, parents of Park Slope. A Nutelleria is coming to your neighborhood. [BK Mag]

Here’s a great list of local cooking classes you can take this fall in Brooklyn. [Edible Brooklyn]

New York Brick Oven Pizzeria in Ditmas Park has closed for good after about a year in business. The space at 1504 Cortelyou Road is now up for rent. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Next Wednesday starting at 6:30 pm, the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard will host a sunset harvest dinner. Buy your $85 tickets here. And make sure to bring your own plate! [BK Mag]

Forrest Point, a new restaurant in the Forrest Triangle on the Bushwick/East Williamsburg border, has had a soft open. Drop by for drinks and try some test items on the ever-changing menu. [BK Mag]

This Sunday at 7:30 pm, Williamsburg’s Humboldt & Jackson will team up with Beer Street to host a pre-Labor Day beer-drinking extravaganza. $35 at-the-door tickets get you all-you-can-drink and plenty of charcuterie and cheese to snack on. [Eater NY]

After months of slow business, Ted & Honey Cafe in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is closing up shop for good, though the cafe’s catering business in the Yard will continue operation. [Brownstoner]

In totally-unrelated-to-Brooklyn, but nonetheless hilarious news, there’s a rosé shortage threatening to completely ruin Labor Day weekend in The Hamptons. [BK Mag]

Meanwhile in Park Slope, there is no shortage of chocolate because not only is the neighborhood getting a Nutelleria (read above), but Nunu Chocolates is opening up a new shop/cafe/bar at 179 Fifth Avenue. [BK Mag]

To make way for the forthcoming Domino Sugar towers, North Brooklyn Farms in South Williamsburg will have one last hurrah in the form of a family-friendly blowout carnival featuring facepainting, slip-and-slides and even moon bounces! [DNAinfo]

Former Roberta’s chef Gabe McMackin is opening a farm-to-table restaurant in Clinton Hill called The Finch. The new restaurant will be particularly friendly toward off-the-menu requests. [BK Mag]

And finally, as Labor Day weekend finally arrives, here are five last chance summer foods you should eat before fall knocks at our collective door. [BK Mag]

Farewell Nikita Richardson on Twitter @nikitarbk




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