Today NYC In.Tel reports and Grub Street confirms that La Esquina, the clubby Mexican restaurant now helmed by chef Akhtar Nawab, is expanding to Williamsburg and opening in the somewhat recently shuttered Relish diner space. So much for those Waffle House rumors!
Apparently the La Esquina Brooklyn is being imagined as a "Mexican beer garden," which makes sense since Relish had copious usable outdoor space, and it is scheduled for next spring. No word yet on whether the team is still planning on expanding to Miami.
· La Esquina is taking over shuttered Williamsburg diner Relish [NYC In.Tel]
· Holy Molé: La Esquina Takes Over Williamsburg’s Relish Diner