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The Korean Spot In the Old Dok Suni Space Shall Open Soon

Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku in June (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku in June (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Way back at the start of the summer East Village staple and Quentin Tarantino’s favorite restaurant, Dok Suni, closed its doors. Back in June, B+B got a chance to speak with the two guys that will be taking over the space. As of today when we walked by, the defunct restaurant’s original sign hung in the door, but construction was in high gear. The owner says the place should be open in 3-4 weeks and that a full menu is forthcoming within the week.
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A Bushwick-East Village Cyber Dating Movie Premieres IRL

Back in March, we caught The Heart Machine at South by Southwest. Since then, the psychological thriller about a cyber relationship between a Bushwick boy (played by John Gallagher, Jr., aka Jim from The Newsroom) and a woman who may or may not actually live in Berlin (think of this as Gone Girl for the Tecate set) made Complex’s list of fall’s most anticipated movies.
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Salt + Charcoal Has Fired Up the Robata in Williamsburg

(Photos courtesy Salt + Charcoal)

(Photos courtesy Salt + Charcoal)

Salt + Charcoal, the Williamsburg robata restaurant we’ve been looking forward to since August, soft-opened this week on the corner of Bedford and Grand. Their liquor license hasn’t come in yet, but the food itself – by chef-owner Jiro Iida, previously of Yakitori Totto’s sister restaurant Aburiya-Kinnosuke – looks like it can stand on its own: partner Kei Sugimoto tells us the place is one of the few if not the only Japanese spots to get the fire department’s permission to grill using the imported oak-wood charcoal known as binchotan rather than gas. Another distinguishing characteristic: there’s a piece by Kei’s father, famed photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, hanging on the wall.
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Kennedy’s Will Reopen in Breezy Point On the Anniversary of Sandy

(Courtesy of Kennedy's)

(Courtesy of Kennedy’s)

Just a week before the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a beloved Breezy Point restaurant that was hit hard by the storm has announced its comeback. Kennedy’s sent out word to patrons today that it will relaunch dinner service next Wednesday, October 29 — exactly two years to the day the superstorm put the restaurant out of commission and ravaged the bungalow community around it.
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A Chill LES Restaurant Is Popping Up in a Bushwick Bar

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.00.55 PMMuch in the same way we’re bringing our favorite North Brooklyn restaurants to the Lower East Side for our B+B Bazaar this Saturday, a Bushwick bar is importing a Lower East Side chef into its kitchen. Kings County Saloon (yes, they of the smallest penis contest and clown antics) just announced a series of pop-up dinners with Sandy Hall of Black Tree.
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Can Starbucks Win the Hearts and Minds of Williamsburgers With Yarn Art?

A couple of weeks ago operators of the Starbucks that’s set to open at 154 N 7th Street got an earful from Williamsburg residents at a community board meeting as they pled their case for selling beer and wine. According to Gothamist, the owners of a nearby coffee shop, The West, managed to wrangle 500 signatures in three days opposing the liquor license. But nevermind all that: the ‘bucks is determined to win the hearts and minds of Williamsburgers — via (what else?) yarn bombing.
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WNYC’s Anna Sale Talks Death, Sex, Money and Tacos at Santos Anne

(Photos: Phil Provencio)

(Photos: Phil Provencio)

If a French-Mexican fusion restaurant sounds weird, that’s only because it is. The thing is, the eclectic, dark but innocuous Santos Anne is weirdly charming. What really makes this place stand out to people who live in Williamsburg is its solid backyard. The value of an asset like that cannot be stressed enough. And regular Anna Sale gets that all too well. The 34-year-old journalist used to live in the neighborhood, and when she did, she’d find solace from the city in a small corner in the backyard lit by a living room lamp. Charming, eclectic, see?
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Greenpoint’s First Apothecary and Juice Bar Serves ‘Brain Cocktails’

(Photos courtesy of Botica & Co.)

(Photos courtesy of Botica & Co.)

The East Village still has plenty of hippie-dippy destinations for herbal healing (Flower Power celebrated 20 years in April) but what about the fine people of Greenpoint, who up until now haven’t had a go-to place for Brain Cocktails and diuretic cucumber juice? Meet Botica & Co., which may just be the neighborhood’s first “apothecary and juice bar” and is definitely the first one to offer herbal enemas.
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Have a Look Around Westside Market, Now Open and Dishing Out Free Food

Westside Market (Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Westside Market (Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Bevies

Bevies

Turkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken breast with teriyaki sauce

Turkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken breast with teriyaki sauce

Baked sesame salmon, steamed stuffed tilapia, grilled salmon, etc.

Baked sesame salmon, steamed stuffed tilapia, grilled salmon, etc.

Soups and roasts

Soups and roasts

Shepherd’s pie, pepper steak, dijon salmon, etc.

Shepherd’s pie, pepper steak, dijon salmon, etc.

Pizza station

Pizza station

Hummus for days

Hummus for days

Homemade salsa, popcorn chicken, battered veggies, etc.

Homemade salsa, popcorn chicken, battered veggies, etc.

Teas, please

Teas, please

Cheese, please

Cheese, please

Produce

Produce

Salad dressing and produce

Salad dressing and produce

Cold-pressed juices

Cold-pressed juices

Olives all day

Olives all day

Beer, brah

Beer, brah

Seafood station

Seafood station

Jeez, more cheese

Jeez, more cheese

Coconut chips, anyone?

Coconut chips, anyone?

Westside Market

Westside Market

Westside Market (Photos: Daniel Maurer)BeviesTurkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken breast with teriyaki sauceBaked sesame salmon, steamed stuffed tilapia, grilled salmon, etc.Soups and roastsShepherd’s pie, pepper steak, dijon salmon, etc.Pizza stationHummus for daysHomemade salsa, popcorn chicken, battered veggies, etc.Teas, pleaseCheese, pleaseProduceSalad dressing and produceCold-pressed juicesOlives all dayBeer, brahSeafood stationJeez, more cheeseCoconut chips, anyone?Westside Market

After giving you a sneak peek inside the eastside debut of Westside Market last month, we can now report that the uptown import* finally opened on Third Avenue today, and it’s giving away a horn-o-plenty of free samples.
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The Latest ‘Looking For a Girlfriend’ Parody Is Truly Goatesque

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the infamous “Looking For a Girlfriend” flyer warped into an ad, but who cares: this wacky version by the peeps at Fair Folks & a Goat totally succeeded in getting our attention and alerting us to the launch of their East Village coffee bar.
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Korilla Opens For a Test-Run Tonight, Launches Next Week

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

Hurry now to Korilla for their soft opening at Third Avenue and St. Marks Place — but don’t tell too many people, because they’re trying to keep it on the DL. The official opening should happen sometime next week (exact date TBD).

At the food-truck fleet’s first brick-and-mortar, you can choose from rice bowls, burritos, and salads with a selection of spicy pork, chicken, beef, tofu, and a wide array of kimchi and toppings. Rice bowls will go for $9, burritos for $8, and salads for $10.
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A ‘Farm to Fork Eatery’ Brings Ratatouille Tabouli to East Williamsburg

(Photos: Kaitlyn Mitchell)

(Photos: Kaitlyn Mitchell)

Yes, A.W.O.L. is a “Farm to Fork Eatery,” but the East Williamsburg newcomer isn’t just for those pretentious foodies from Portlandia. True to its name, which stands for All Walks of Life, the place caters to vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, omnivores, and anything in between.
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