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  • Corner Deli Mixes It Up as Kimchi 'Factory'
    Locals popping in for cigarettes and toilet paper might do a double-take at K&M Deli -- next to the half-gallons of milk is a shelf of bright red kimchi made right here on Onderdonk.
  • Café Ghia Opens With Nod to History
    On Irving Avenue, a new restaurant picks up the mantle from an old one; Café Ghia, built with the help of friends, aims to be a community gathering place and a beacon on a long-unused corner.
  • April Fool's Bushwick Restaurant is Believable
    You could excuse us for our gullibility for a minute in thinking Huang Way was going to be a real underground restaurant -- at least before we watched the video. In it, restaurateur Eddie Huang talks about having 30-40 types of toast points, including one topped with Pop Rocks; tables made of iPads people could use to become "mayor" of ...
  • Don't Confuse Your Cholulas
    The food is alright but the service is a bit thoughtless. Nobody likes melted styrofoam in their beans.
  • New Sicilian Eatery Revives an Old Oven
    Charlie Verde's coal-fired oven was built in 1905, it's 18 feet deep, and it heats up to 1000F. The DeKalb stop gets its first new Sicilian joint in decades.
  • Montero's: Skip the Pizza, Get the Goat
    Montero's is a newly opened pizzeria and "Mexican grill" on Irving Avenue. It's a slim space, aping any two-dollar-a-slice joint in Manhattan, with four glossy tables wedged into the front hall.
  • 'Green Streets' Salad Bar to Open Soon on Irving
    Bodegas are not known for their healthy food choices, so it's notable that a former bodega space at the corner of Irving Avenue and Starr Street will soon be home to Green Streets Salads.
  • Get Your Brats and Beer at Gottscheer
    Need a good beer? Hop off the Forest M train stop and amble past Bosna Express to the entrance of Gotscheer Hall, an old German outpost that looks like a funeral hall.
  • Arancini Bros. Bring a Little Sicily Back
    The bright blue "Arancini Bros." sign reads "we’ve got balls," and they aren’t kidding. But they mean rice balls, the Sicilian street food, and this place is the newest addition to the Bushwick food map.
  • Arepa con Alcohol: Venezuelan Joint Gets Booze
    Venezuelan restaurant Guacuco finally got its beer and wine license, and is now serving brunch and lunch specials.
  • After Long Wait, Hana Grocery to Open Saturday
    This week, the wait is over, according to a tell-tale pile of broken-down produce boxes on the curb. Hana Foods grocery will open at 24 Wyckoff Avenue on Saturday, much to the relief of the neighborhood.
  • Pupusas Star, but You Can Still Get a Hot Dog
    Amanda's Kitchen features pupusas and tamales, but the shack's former life as a hot dog stand still informs the menu. Photos by Scarlett Lindeman for BushwickBK It seems so long ago, the summer -- the sticky heat and sweaty tanktops, sopping up shade from the now-absent trees in Maria Hernandez Park; maybe exchanging pocket change for a hot dog or two ...
  • Tandem: Setting the Bar
    Tandem does triple duty as bar, restaurant, and venue. Photo by Devvon Simpson for BushwickBK Much has been written about the handmade quality of sisters Jane and Cathy Virga's bar on Troutman Street. There's the hand-glazed and fired art-deco-inspired tiles; the repurposed bar from an upstate Elks Lodge; scrap glass from Frank Gehry's IAC building in Chelsea, and other bits and ...
  • Thai Joint Shut Down by Health Inspectors
    Long Lai was only open for two years on Knickerbocker Avenue, before being shut down by the City for health violations. Photo by Jonathan Mena for BushwickBK Bushwick's only Thai restaurant was forced to shut down after multiple health violations were discovered by the NYC Dept. of Health. For nearly two years Long Lai was a neighborhood staple near the corner of ...
  • New Wyckoff Wine Shop Eyes Food Shoppers
    New wine shop Franja, at Wyckoff and Putnam, has a good selection and is across the street from Food Bazaar. Photos by Scarlett Lindeman for BushwickBK "Once you're inside, you just won't want to leave," says Frank Valerio, co-owner of Franja, a new wine and liquor store that is trying to pull ahead of the pack. With a cozy interior, ...