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Gowanus BBQ Joint Pig Beach Opens a Grown-Up Spot, Pig Bleecker

(Photo: Katie B. Foster)

(Photo: Katie B. Foster)

Just a couple of months after Gowanus barbecue joint Pig Beach converted itself into a seasonal burger joint, the restaurant remains on Eater’s “heat map” of the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn. Now, good news for Manhattanites: You’ll no longer have to persevere the F train to get a taste of it. Pig Beach just opened a Greenwich Village outpost.

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Kashana Cauley Thinks The Commodore Is a ‘Superlative’ Dive Bar

The debut book from Joshua D. Fischer – and the first to come from Bedford + Bowery – is called Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love. To get you psyched for this hardcover collection of photos and interviews (out in May from Skyhorse Publishing), here’s another new installment of the series.

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

“Whenever you have a good fried chicken plate, you’re kind of giving a shoutout to blackness,” says writer Kashana Cauley. As a regular, she definitely believes The Commodore, in Williamsburg, rocks good fried chicken. And she should know: her grandparents are from the South and made a mean fried chicken and biscuits. As we get our fingers greasy on all this fried goodness, the Madison, Wisconsin native praises Brooklyn as well. “It’s the blackest place I’ve ever lived,” she says. “I love that. Just walking down the street and being another black woman. I never had that.”

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Inside The Heyward, Now Serving Shrimp and Grits in the Former Home of Zebulon

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg has more than its share of down-and-dirty Southern grub (Brooklyn Star, Pies n Thighs, Sweet Chick, The Commodore, etc.) but the team that took over Zebulon’s former home and opened The Heyward there earlier this week is aiming for something a little less defined and a little more refined.
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First Taste of Root & Bone, Opening Next Week in Alphabet City

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Inside Root & Bone (photo: Nicole Disser)

Two of Top Chef’s blondest, Southernest contestants, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth were making the rounds at Root & Bone‘s opening party last night. The duo are at the helm of the newest Southern dining establishment in the old Mama’s Food Shop space.
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This New Southern Spot Has a Great Garden, and the Inside Ain’t Bad Either

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

Mike O’Brien planned Northern Bell around its spacious back patio: a sun-and-shade space sheltered from the wind by surrounding buildings. But the interior of the week-old southern spot ain’t so shabby, either: there’s reclaimed barn wood, subway tiles and antique mirrors. Plus a roomy wine cabinet that O’Brien — who runs a bar in Long Island with his brothers — plans to fill when he gets the dosh.
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Grocery Sells Cheese, Pickles, and Hot Sauce Made By Prisoners

The Campbell sisters. (Photo:)

Alana and Erin Campbell. (Photo: Ryan Robbins)

There’s a shipment of hot sauce on its way to Williamsburg from Angola Prison in Louisiana. Alana Campbell discovered the fiery tobacco-style sauce made by the inmates while filming a television show about the prison in 2011. Now, she and her sister, Erin, will be selling it at Campbell Cheese and Grocery, officially opening on Monday.
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