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Esme Brings Tap Cocktails and Outdoor Dining to Greenpoint

Owner Nathan Ricke behind the bar. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Owner Nathan Ricke behind the bar. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

“How’d you find out about us?” Brandon Chamberlain wondered. After all, the new restaurant he owns along with Matt and Nathan Ricke (with whom he also shares a bar in Williamsburg, The Exley) had its soft opening on Tuesday with little fanfare.
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Manhattan Ave Gets Octopus Balls, Tapioca Balls, Meatballs

(Courtesy of Ria Bella Pizza)

(Courtesy of Ria Bella Pizza)

Greenpoint’s gradually gentrifying Manhattan Avenue got a couple more newcomers in recent weeks. But don’t worry, they aren’t serving trendy kale salads. Well, actually, one of them is, but it assures us it’s authentically Sicilian. Here’s what’s new on the strip.
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The Name Just Nails It

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Forget Primp & Polish and its hoity toity ampersand — this new nail salon on Metropolitan, near Lorimer, has to have the greatest name ever. We won’t speculate, but this bit of AOL humor (Tom Hanks humor?) might be why Cutie Calls — the mani-pedi spot that previously had the best name in all of Williamsburg (get it, cuticles?) — is closed for remodeling today. You’ve got NAIL, Cutie Calls: it’s time to step up your game.

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Welcome Boilermaker to the East Village: Punches, Boilermakers, Tap Cocktails

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Just a couple of days after Sutra closed on the Seinfeldian corner of First and First last week, Boilermaker opened up across the street. Watch out for this one: true to its name, the new incarnation of Golden Cadillac features a menu of beer and shot combos, including a six-pack of Miller High Life ever-so-tastefully paired with six shots of bourbon.
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A ‘Seasonal Wood-Fired Kitchen’ Opens in Williamsburg, With Roofdeck Coming Soon

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

With Vice currently gutting the former IndieScreen for its new offices, Death By Audio closing, and the Domino complex about to go up, the corner of South 2nd Street and Kent Avenue is about to see some change. Actually, it already has, with the opening of Cow & Clover, a New American restaurant that aims to open a sprawling roofdeck by next spring.

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‘We Have the Bourgie-ness’: An Early Look Inside Westside Market’s Eastside Debut

The newest Westside Market prepares to open in the East Village (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The newest Westside Market prepares to open in the East Village (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Last week, a Bloomberg Intelligence report concluded that Whole Foods was now one of the city’s best budget grocery options—news that hardened New Yorkers might greet with a horrified howl. Not George Zoitas.
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Attention Brave Boys, Dress-Length Tunics And Leather Track Shorts Now On Bowery

Inside General Idea (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Inside General Idea (Photo: Nicole Disser)

If you saw “Scarf Guy” yesterday and thought, “Nice look,” this might be the place for you. Just in time for Fashion Week, Korean label General Idea has landed in the pop-up space we know and love, Open Gallery Space located at 355a Bowery.
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