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Monday Opening Report: Lookout Hill, Annabelle's, Mooncake Foods Chelsea Certified Open

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This is the Monday Opening Report, a regular feature that provides the precise status of venues. As per standard operating procedure around here, your contributions are so very welcome.

lookouthill1.jpg1) Park Slope: TONY reported last week on the opening of Lookout Hill Smokehouse in the old Biscuit BBQ space. Then on Friday, Brooklyn Paper confirmed the opening, and checked in with these deets: "'It’s a kind of elegant barbecue,' said proprietor Rob Hirsch, who also owns Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan. 'We have this very cool smoking equipment which comes from Tennessee. We’re smoking all the usual stuff: brisket, pork belly, kielbasa and ribs, in addition to lamb and specials each night.'" Status: Certified Open. 230 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope; 718-399-2161. [Brooklyn Paper]

2) Chelsea: A tipster emails with news on the opening of branch Asian restaurant Mooncake Foods on W. 30th Street. She writes: "Just wanted to say MOONCAKE FOODS has opened a new location on 263 West 30th Street! The chef Kenny is now manning the kitchen there and the menu is the same as the one on 28 Watts St. Dinner was fantastic as was the service and I hope they will do well in that area!" Some Flickr food porn confirms the opening. Status: Certified Open. 263 W. 30th Street; 212-268-8888. [Flickr]

3) Red Hook: Update: Annabelle's, (mentioned in a previous report), the new Neil Ganic eatery in the former Lillie's Space opened last Wednesday night according to a tipster who writes: "Looks like Neil may have had a friends and family preview across from Ikea last night. the place was totally packed -- both the old Lillie's space and the new restaurant next door." Phone calls confirm a soft-opening. Status: Certified Soft-Open. 44 Beard Street; Red Hook; 718-643-1500 [Eater Inbox]

—Kelly Dobkin
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