Sunday, October 03, 2010

New Bar From Franklin Park Folks



A tipster reports that the lease has been signed at 724 Franklin Avenue (the first two photos above), making way for a new bar and restaurant from the people who brought you Franklin Park and Dutch Boy Burger. No reports yet on what the name/theme/cuisine at the place will be, but given their proclivity for re-using old signs, maybe it will be called "Grocery" (even if it's not, I vote for keeping the little yellow shingle that reads "Grocery: Cold Beer" above the new place).

Also from the restaurant rumor mill:

- Someone has expressed interest in the long-empty corner storefront at Franklin and Sterling (3rd Picture), apparently with the intention of bringing a wine shop/liquor store to the space.

- The Chavella's folks say their new place (right across the street in the old J&B Deli) is on track for a November opening (though, as the lady put it when they told us that "November?! That probably means March!" I can't tell if it was a good sign that they laughed at this assessment.)

- The revamped Bristen's is open, serving noodles (fried and in soups) and their classic brunch on the weekends. Anyone tried the new fare yet?

10 comments:

  1. Eat local! If these places do well, more of them will come

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  2. I tried to go to Bristen's today, but all I got was a soggy shirt—not open on Mondays.

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  3. How strange! I just went by and it was opened and packed! Maybe there is a new Monday night schedule.

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  4. Weird. I tried popping in for lunch at 1:30. Gate down. Had to head to Manhattan for my hand-pulled noodle fix.

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  5. they re-opened for brunch only this weekend, and then tonight was the grand re-opening as a noodle spot (at 6pm). maybe they were just closed this afternoon for prep. from their twitter page:

    LOVE NOODLES!? Come join us #TODAY 10/4 for the Grand Re-opening at 6PM!! Tell a friend to tell a friend to meet you after work. #new #bklyn

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  6. Yay for food! Yay for Franklin Ave, I love you!

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  7. Ate at Bristen's this evening and it was SURPRISINGLY AWESOME. The portion of the panfried noodles was small but super tasty. Also tried the beef hot and spicy soup. (Super great as well_ I hope they get a lot of business with this menu change. I will be a frequent vistor! The prices are reasonable and they take credit cards with minimum of 15.00

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  8. Hey check out the menu at 95 South the best on Franklin ave shrimp lobster chicken BBQ Ribs and while Fox isn't showing your favorite sports they have it. Sunday football $3.00 beers all day.

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