FOOD AND DRINK: Lockyard, a new entrant in the Bay Ridge bar scene, is nearing completion, and is set to open in the next couple of weeks. Mindbogglingly, this bar became a lightning rod for criticism last year when owner Thomas Casatelli told the Bay Ridge Courier’s Will Bredderman that the new location would cater to those “wearing the hipster uniform.” Lockyard got labeled as a Hipster bar, and it all went downhill from there.
FOOD & DRINK: Nom nom nom! Tomorrow (June 29, 2013), the Bay Ridge Greenmarket will be the home of a strawberry shortcake eating contest – where fresh fruit healthiness meets good ol’ fashioned American gluttony! Prizes will be awarded for messiest, cleanest and fastest eaters! All ages welcome to join in the fun!
FOOD & DRINK: Thanks to a deal partners Roger Desmond, Gerard Bell and Bill Gardell recently made with Staten Island diner mogul Mike Moudatsos, the endangered eatery, which first opened in 1915 as Reichert’s ice cream parlor and still makes its own ice cream, will reportedly live on as “Mike’s Hinsch’s.”
FOOD & DRINK: According to Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman, neighborhood institution Hinsch’s, which was expected to close March 1, has dodged the figurative bullet and will in fact remain on 5th Avenue for the foreseeable future, with owner Roger Desmond re-tooling the place for the nighttime date crowd.
FOOD & DRINK: Eater staff writer Brooks of Sheffield recently paid a visit to the Danish Athletic Club [741 65th Street], one of New York City’s last remaining strongholds of Scandinavian comfort cooking.