A Bittersweet Food Weekend For Fort Greene

Let’s begin with a moment of silence for Brooklyn Public House.

Thank you.

After five years of business, Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Public House shuttered its doors for good. Say goodbye to their Irish bacon-sporting Brunch Burger and truly gorgeous draft list. Owner Kevin O’Lunney closed the restaurant down rather suddenly, telling DNAinfo that he needed to “move on to different things.” Still, O’Lunney promises to pass the lease along to a worthy successor.

In happier news, Habana Outpost quietly opened a to-go eatery directly across the street from the flagship restaurant last Friday. Habana To-Go will serve old favorites like cuban sandwiches and a new guard, which includes portobello and goat cheese and avocado and white cheese burritos.

Unlike its hyper-environmentally-friendly mother restaurant, Habana To-Go will be open year-round and serve meals from 12-9pm daily (with the exception of Tuesdays).

If neither of these bites of food-related news are exciting enough, then it may comfort you all to know that Jelly Belly has finally invented the draft beer-flavored jelly bean. 

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