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It was floated as a possibility when Mama Joy's closed its doors back in November, but now it's official: Bunna Cafe, which has already built up a huge fan base as a pop-up and Smorgasburg vendor, will take up permanent residence in Mama Joy's old space at 1084 Flushing. Still sad to see Mama Joy's go, but Ethiopian food (and good vegan food) is hard to come by, and there aren't a lot of things...
Some sad, unexpected news from Bushwick's restaurant scene: Mama Joy's, purveyor of soul food and cocktails since summer 2012, has shut its doors for good, according to DNAinfo. Reportedly, business had been dwindling over the past few months. But the news isn't all bad. Bunna, a well-received Ethopian pop-up that'd been using the space since July, will still be serving, and may set up shop there permanently. "We're like a pop-up in a vacant restaurant....
Yesterday, we learned that among other things, the 2014 Michelin Guide comes with an onslaught of new mentions for Bushwick restaurants, with eight local eateries around the Morgan and Jefferson stops represented in the world's most famous tourist guide. It's an exciting boon to some local businesses, of course, but also by no means the last word on neighborhood restaurants that are worth going out of your way for. Not by a long shot. With...