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Now open: Casa Ora is a new Venezuelan restaurant in Williamsburg

View this post on Instagram ~ The Library ~ Reservations @resy • Event Inquiries at CasaOraNYC.com/#events • • • #casaora #eventsspace #library #secretroom #dinnernyc #skylight #wineanddine #vintage #resy #williamburg #bestofbrooklyn A post shared by Casa Ora (@casaoranyc) on Oct 12, 2019 at 1:19pm PDT Casa Ora opened last month at 148 Meserole Street. From Eater: A mother-son restaurant in Williamsburg is giving a dash of fine-dining panache to Venezuelan cuisine. Ivo Diaz (the NoMad), his mother Isbelis Diaz, and consulting chef Luis Herrera (Cosme, Alto) lead the all-Venezuelan kitchen crew at Casa Ora — with Isbelis preparing classics like arepas and empanadas and the others making less internationally famous dishes. The goal at the restaurant, located at 148 Meserole Street …

Le Crocodile is now open at the Wythe Hotel

Le Crocodile/ Liz Clayman We still miss Reynard, which closed quietly back in September. Thankfully, we’re happy to report that a new restaurant has opened in the same space on the ground floor at the Wythe Hotel. Le Crocodile is a French bistro from the same people behind Greenpoint’s Chez Ma Tante serving up classic dishes like Grilled Chicken and Fries, Duck Leg, and Steak Tartare. The space has been updated with warmer lighting and a handful of comfortable booths up front. The service is outstanding, as is the food. In short, we highly recommend it. From TimeOut: If you’ve been to the hip Williamsburg hotel, you may remember it for its former restaurant, Reynard, once a part of…

Andrew Tarlow opened a new wine store in Williamsburg

We’re still terribly upset that Tarlow’s Reynard has closed. At least this is good news: Williamsburg’s new wine shop has a big-name owner: Andrew Tarlow, the man behind vital area restaurants like Diner and Marlow & Sons. Tarlow’s new shop, Stranger Wines located at 132 Havemeyer St. near South First Street, focuses on the ultra-trendy natural and organic wines. Producers include Fond Cypres, Viñateros Bravos, and Susucaru with price points from $12 to $100. Winemakers will visit and pour their wines for …

The 6th Annual Taste of Bushwick is on June 10

Taste of Bushwick arrives next Monday and this year its taking place at the spacious Brooklyn Cider House. Proceeds will go to the not-for-profit theater The Bushwick Starr. Tickets are available here. Vendor list (thus far) is below: Archie’s Bar + Pizza, BKE Kombucha, Brooklyn Cider House, Brooklyn Crafted, Bushwick Food Cooperative, Bushwick Grind, City Bear BK, Dock Asian Eatery, Elisa’s Love Bites, Fine & Raw Chocolate, Glazed & Confused, Guadalupe Inn, GuS Soda, House Of Kava, House of Yes, Interboro Spirits & Ales, Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC), Le Garage, Pine Box Rock Shop, Precious…

Greenpoint Beer and Ale is reopening this spring, Northern Territory is not

We mentioned back in the fall that Greenpoint Beer and Ale and Northern Territory were set to be demolished for generic office space. Since then, Greenpoint Beer and Ale has shuttered but will happily be reopening this spring at 1150 Manhattan Avenue. No date has been announced, but their colorful beer tower has arrived. Northern Territory had initially hoped to reopen in its current location for one final summer, but Greenpointers reports that their plans have changed: This past November, we announced that Northern Territory would be hibernating for the winter and planned to reopen this Spring (as in now) for their final year at the corner of Franklin and Meserole Avenue…

Fornino has closed its Williamsburg location

After fifteen years in the neighborhood, Fornino has closed. The popular pizza restaurant opened its doors on Bedford Ave. before moving to a new location on South 2nd and Kent Avenues in 2017. Owners have posted a sign on their door announcing the closure. It remains unclear why they closed, but their locations in Greenpoint and Brooklyn Bridge Park are still open for business. The post Fornino has closed its Williamsburg location appeared first on Free Williamsburg.