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One of Brooklyn’s Most Popular Bakeries Is Opening an Outpost in Prospect Park

Plus, Raising Cane’s announces its second Manhattan location — and more intel

A man wearing a backwards hat and blue apron stands in front of a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and a neon sign that reads “Runner Up”
Winner chef Daniel Eddy, photographed in front of his next-door restaurant Runner Up.
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One of the city’s best new bakeries is headed to Prospect Park this year. Winner, the hit Park Slope bakery known to completely sell out by early afternoon most days, will offer baked goods, sandwiches, and picnic meals from the Prospect Park Picnic House, at 40 West Drive, through December, according to an announcement from the Prospect Park Alliance. The bakery will start with a couple of hours each day until Memorial Day, when it will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. An opening date has yet to be announced.

The Prospect Park outpost is the latest in a series of expansions from Winner owner Daniel Eddy. Last fall, the former Rebelle chef opened an outdoor restaurant and wine bar next door to his Park Slope bakery, and in January, Patch reported that Winner planned to open a second location in Crown Heights, although Eddy tells Eater that deal is still being negotiated. More recently, Winner started selling its popular pastries from Clinton Hill cafe Prima.

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Mayor Eric Adams dines with former Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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