Brooklyn Museum to launch David Bowie-themed dinner series
David Bowie has been sweeping the city ever since the Brooklyn Museum landed the final showing of the worldwide “David Bowie is” exhibit. There are now Bowie-themed MetroCards, and BKW by Brooklyn Winery in Crown Heights has a full list of Bowie-themed cocktails. Now the Brooklyn Museum’s full-service restaurant The Norm is launching a four-night dinner series that highlights the influence of Berlin, Tokyo, Philadelphia, and London on Bowie’s music and career. Each dinner focuses on a different city with four courses made by Saul Bolton, The Norm’s chef with Michelin cred. The dinners run April 22, May 20, June 10, and July 1. Tickets can be purchased here and are $95 including exhibit admission or $75 for just the dinner.
Fried chicken at Beatrice Inn
Angie Mar’s Beatrice Inn now has a late-night bar snack that’s priced way lower than a lot of the restaurant’s meaty offerings. The new three-piece buttermilk fried chicken with spicy honey snack is $15 and available Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to close and all other evenings from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. For the rest of this week, the restaurant is also offering half-off splits of Gosset Blanc at the bar for those who want some Champagne with their chicken.
Bowling bar with a full restaurant coming to LES
Brooklyn bowling bar The Gutter, which has locations in Williamsburg and Long Island City, will open a new location with food in the Essex Crossing development project. A luxury bowling concept called Splitsville Lanes was supposed to go into the complex, but it has since been nixed, with The Gutter taking its place. The new LES bowling alley will have 12 wood lanes and, like the other Gutters, will source its wood from a closed bowling alley. There will also be a full restaurant and kitchen in the space with a menu focusing on Neapolitan-style pizza.
A closing and an opening
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is closing at the end of this month after 18 years in business. The last shows, which will run through April 29, will feature artists like Rick Ross, Buddy Guy, and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The farewell note cites high rents as a reason for the closure. This Friday, influential Staten Island chef-restaurateur Peter Botros is set to open his third restaurant, Corner House BBQ, at 102 Lincoln Ave. on Staten Island.