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Tchoup Shop Goes to Bushwick; 2012's Essential Books

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BUSHWICK ? Chef Simon Glenn's popular New Orleans pop-up Tchoup Shop at dba Williamsburg is expanding to the new Bushwick bar Heavy Woods. Tchoup Shop at Heavy Woods will soon be serving duck and okra gumbo and the like three nights a week, possibly expanding to a nightly gig, and he'll preview the menu at a party at the bar tomorrow night at 9 p.m. Check out a sample menu below. [EaterWire]

PROSPECT HEIGHTS ? The newly-renovated backroom at the Bearded Lady opens tonight at 8 p.m. with a little party. The bar began renovations last month that added a larger kitchen, more bar seats, party space, and a pool table. [EaterWire]

FORT GREENE ? Myrtle Avenue French bistro Chez Lola has undergone a complete revamp, reopening as Lola Bkln with a North American menu (think the greatest hits of the US, Canada, and Mexico) and more of a bar feel. [DNAinfo]

BOOK CLUB ? Eater National's Paula Forbes has sifted through the tons and tons of cookbooks published in 2012 in order to select the 21 essential cookbooks and food books of the year. Included in this year's picks: Faviken, Dirt Candy, Bouchon Bakery, and more. [Eater National]

Tchoup Shop at Heavy Woods

Bearded Lady

686 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (469) 232-7333 Visit Website

Heavy Woods

50 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn, NY