The new Gage & Tollner opens in two weeks
125-year-old Brooklyn institution Gage & Tollner, at 372 Fulton Street, in downtown Brooklyn, has an official re-opening date: Sunday, March 15, according to Grub Street. Red Hook restaurateur St. John Frizell, along with husband-and-wife team Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim of Good Fork and Insa fame, will be stewarding the famous, historic steakhouse into 2020 with a menu of classic favorites: steak and scalloped potatoes, pork potpie, clams casino with a dab of kimchee, Edna Lewis’s she-crab soup, and plenty of pillowy Parker House rolls. Once open, the restaurant’s operating hours will be 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
To get this new iteration of the classic Brooklyn restaurant off the ground, hundreds of small investors banded together in a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise $477,000 to support the three restaurateurs in breathing life back into Gage & Tollner. Investors include Elizabeth Warren’s chief strategist and his wife, children’s book author Tad Hills, and actor Michael Shannon, Grub Street reports.
In other news
— Irving Farm is moving out of its seven-year-old Orchard Street shop in the Lower East Side. Former manager Gurpreet Singh is taking over the spot and turning it into another coffee shop called Sunday to Sunday.
— Cocktail bar owner Sother Teague, who runs the show at popular bitters bar Amor y Amargo, among others, told the Times about all the bars that he hangs out at when he’s not at his own.
— 87-year-old Farrell’s Bar & Grill in Windsor Terrace is the star of a new documentary that details the bar’s long life in the neighborhood.
— A guide to the city’s new plastic bag ban going into effect on Sunday.
— The draw for new Chelsea restaurant Loulou will likely be its speakeasy bar, which is hidden behind an old Coca-Cola vending machine.
— Newly-opened Japanese cocktail bar Oldies, inside Industry City, is hosting renowned bartender Tsunetaka Imada to serve a national award-winning cocktail — it tastes like a cherry blossom, without using any cherry blossoms — for one night only, on Friday, March 6, according to a press release.
— Pakistani barbecue restaurant BK Jani introduced a Nihari sandwich ($18) to the menu last week at its stall inside Dekalb Market, according to a restaurant spokesperson. The new sandwich features slow-cooked brisket in a thick, spicy sauce served on a thin, crusty bun.
— New York City’s International Culinary Center is hosting Pastry Plus, an all-day conference showcasing pastries from top chefs around the world, on Sunday, March 29, according to a press release. Early bird tickets are $90 per person.
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