1) Clinton Hill: Time Out notes the opening of Little Brother BBQ, the latest venture from the duo behind The Smoke Joint, Peaches, and Peaches HotHouse. This 16-seat barbecue restaurant serves sustainable cuts of meat. They currently do not have a liquor license. Little Brother BBQ is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 11 PM. Status: Certified Open; 544 Clinton Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street, 347-889-7885.
2) Park Slope: Here’s Park Slope reports on the the re-opening of Ozzie’s Coffee under the new name of Kos Kaffe Roasting House. The renovation provided not only a new name, which translates to “cup of coffee” in Hebrew, but also a new look for the space. The coffee is still roasted in-house, and they're serving baked good, desserts and a “fresh, seasonal” breakfast and lunch menu. Status: Certified Open; 251 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-6868.
3) East Village: Executive chef Adrian Ramirez, previously of Le Cirque and Dos Caminos, describes the food at his new restaurant Tepito as "Mexican modern cuisine." The menu includes crispy oyster tostaditas, gulf crab guacamole, and many other modern takes on Mexican cuisine. Chef Ramirez is already in the works to open a second Tepito location uptown in roughly six months. Status: Certified Open. 228 First Avenue.
4) Chelsea: Zagat reports on the opening of a pizza place in Chelsea called PizzaGaga. The restaurant has no connection to Lady Gaga. Status: Certified Open; 171 West 23rd Street, 917-563-3011.
5) Clinton Hill: The Eater tip line was alerted to the reopening of Cochinita this past Saturday. The restaurant was forced to close in July after suffering from a fire in the apartment above. From the management: “We have not only rebuilt, but also used the closure to restructure, taste and cook a whole lot.” Status: Certified Open; 922 Fulton Street, in between Washington Avenue and St. James Place, 718-789-7700.
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