Brooklyn Bites: This Week’s Food News

Brooklyn Bites: This Week's Food News

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.

Tonight, Gowanus will host the 2nd Annual Dive In Gowanus food event. Local restaurants and bars, including Dinosaur BBQ, Mile End Deli, Littleneck, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club and others, will donate some of their earnings to the Gowanus Canal Conservency and its STEM education, composting, and Clean & Green volunteer programs. Visit any place on this list to support the cause. [South Slope News]

This week, Tyson Ho, founder of Arrogant Swine BBQ in Bushwick and Brooklyn 20 initiate, followed up his story on how he found his location at 173 Morgan Avenue with another tale on the process behind getting the lease signed. [Serious Eats]

On Sunday morning, Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg will bring back its popular Spoons, Toons & Booze event, inviting attendees to regress to their childhoods, eat cereal and enjoy Saturday morning cartoons while knocking them back (in a very adult fashion.) Buy the $11 tickets here. [DNAinfo]

Robert Newton of Nightingale 9 and Wilma Jean will spearhead the re-opening of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café this October. The seasonal menu will have a “vegetable focus.” [BK Mag]

Following the death this week of Robin Williams, the folks at Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Williamsburg created a tribute to the actor and comedian with a punny, illustrated menu board, featuring such hits as the “Pork + Mindy” and the “Mrs. Krautfire.” [Grub Street]

In Greenpoint: Peter Pan’s Bakery now has competition in the form of Moe’s Doughs Donut Shop, which will serve up donuts and cronut knockoffs alongside sandwiches, falafel, wings and hummus. Diverse! [BK Mag]

Meanwhile, over by Barclays Center, a third Brooklyn-based Shake Shack opened its doors. The menu will feature all the usual suspects plus a new custard flavor called Nothin’ But Nets!, consisting of chocolate and vanilla custard blended with marshmallow sauce, crispy crunchies and chocolate sprinkles. [BK Mag]

On Wednesday, nine workers at the Ba-Tampte Pickles factory in Canarsie were taken to the hospital following an accidental carbon monoxide leak. Two people were in serious condition, but so far no deaths have been reported. [DNAinfo]

And finally, a new ramen eatery from the folks behind the Village’s Minca Ramen Factory and a sixth location for Oaxaca Taqueria will open in Williamsburg at 130 Grand Street. [BK Mag]

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