April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, the hitmakers behind The Spotted Pig and a slew of other celebrated Manhattan restaurants, are opening their first project in Brooklyn next year — a location of Salvation Taco in a new Williamsburg hotel. It’s an outpost of the Pod hotels, a micro-hotel company that Bloomfield and Friedman previously partnered with for Salvation Burger and the first Salvation Taco. It previously wasn’t clear what concept the restaurateurs would be bringing to this project, located at 626 Driggs Ave. between Metropolitan Ave. and North 4th St. Besides the team’s taco restaurant, the new hotel will also have a sidewalk cafe and a rooftop space stocked with Bloomfield and Friedman’s food and drink menu. It’s expected to open in the spring.
Salvation Taco’s first outpost opened in the Upper East Side in 2012, serving tamales, braised meat tacos, and other takes on Mexican dishes. Since it’s a hotel, Bloomfield/Friedman breakfast and brunch will likely also be offered in Brooklyn. At the original location, the menu includes dishes like breakfast burritos and a chorizo and egg torta.
The hotel itself, the first in the city where 100-square-foot rooms will be constructed elsewhere and delivered, is created to have a "social college campus feel," according to a statement from the team. It will feature more than 10,000-square-feet of public space, including three courtyards. Stay tuned for more details on Friedman and Bloomfield's Brooklyn expansion as they become available.