The East Village just got a new sandwich shop, so it’s only fair that Williamsburg get one also. Bunk, the Portland, Oregon transplant we told you about back in August, has finally opened in the old Max space on Driggs, just in time to serve up its Thanksgiving sando.
Used to be Anella was the go-to for fancy Italian near the Greenpoint waterfront, but after six years it finally has some competition in the form of Naked Dog. Executive chef Amit Rabinovich was a line cook at Salumeria Rossi and then a sous chef at Mario Batali’s beloved Village spot Babbo before opening up in Greenpoint this past weekend.
If you like talking about food as much as you like shoving it in your face, prepare to clear your calendar. The next weeks and months will bring a veritable cornucopia of gabbing about grub, from a discussion about restaurant preservation to a three-day symposium curated by Mission Chinese’s Danny Bowien that’ll culminate in a massive multi-chef barbecue on the East River. Here’s what’s on the pass.