Brooklyn Bites: This Week’s Food News

From our roundup of the 10 best Brooklyn beach eats. Photo: Austin McAllister

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 brought you a long list of the 10 Best Beach Eats in not only Brooklyn, but Long Island and Queens as well. [BK Mag]

Starting this Sunday, August 3, Williamsburg’s Meadowsweet will start serving brunch. Patrons can expect huevos rancheros, Reuben sandwiches, cheddar burgers and a properly-done Pimm’s cup to top it all off. [Eater]

Kimchi Grill, the brick-and-mortar version of Kimchi Taco Truck, is now open in Carroll Gardens. [DNAinfo]

New York Observer critic, Joshua David Stein, ripped into Montana’s Trail House in Bushwick, claiming the restaurant makes light of the lives of the “poor, poor and damned poor” in Appalachia. Here’s our take on the whole issue. [BK Mag]

It looks like Brooklyn Brewery is gearing up to bring a large portion of their brewing back within city limits. The brewery is looking to open a $70 million dollar facility on Staten Island. [Crain’s NY]

Brooklyn’s newest food trend? The izakaya, which is Japan’s version of a bar food eatery. Get on the bandwagon at Cherry Izakaya in Williamsburg. [BK Mag]

Brooklyn Heights is now home to Oyster Room, a 16-seat oyster bar from the owners of Jack the Horse Tavern. Look out for plenty of small plates alongside five varieties of oysters. [Eater]

We spoke with Kerry Diamond, owner of Carroll Gardens’ Nightingale 9 and Wilma Jean, about her bi-annual magazine, Cherry Bombe, which profiles women in the food world and also got her take on the future of food magazines. [BK Mag]

Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos took over the in-store restaurant space at Whole Foods Gowanus. Drop by to try their cemitas, which are sandwiches stuffed with your choice of protein (or mushrooms), black bean spread, mayo, tomatoes and that slightly salty Oaxaca we all know and love. [Gothamist]

And as if we weren’t already feeling the love from New Orleans, a brand new po’ boy food truck called Orleans is set to open across the street from Bossa Nova Civic Club in Bushwick on August 8. [Bedford + Bowery]

After months and months of rabid anticipation, we now know that the Berg’n beer hall and food court will officially open in Crown Heights on August 27. What’s more, there will be an oyster bar and brunch at some point down the road. [BK Mag/DNAinfo]

Got a free Saturday afternoon coming up? Brooklyn Brew Shop and Evil Twin Brewery/Tørst have teamed up to bring Evil Twin’s Bikini Beer to the masses in the form of a new homebrewing kit. [BK Mag]

And finally, if you’re hankering for some fresh seafood, head to the newly opened Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. The market and restaurant can be found at 114 Nassau Avenue. [NY Times]

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