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Popular Thai Restaurant Fish Cheeks Is Opening in Brooklyn

Plus, a smash burger pop-up takes over at Threes Brewing — and more intel

A spread of Thai dishes from Fish Cheeks
Fish Cheeks, a popular Thai restaurant, is opening in Williamsburg next year.
Fish Cheeks

For years, Fish Cheeks has been a destination for Thai seafood in Manhattan. Customers pack the restaurant for crab fried rice and grilled fish — to the point that the owners took over a space next door to expand its dining room. Soon, the seven-year-old restaurant is headed to Brooklyn. It’s opening at 661 Driggs Avenue, near Metropolitan Avenue, in Williamsburg next summer, according to a representative for the restaurant. The move has been rumored for some time: One of the restaurant’s founders, Ohm Suansilphong, opened Kru in the neighborhood last year; his co-founders, Jennifer Saesue and Chat Suansilphong, recently expanded with Bangkok Supper Club, a splashy Thai restaurant, in the West Village.

A smash burger business takes over at Threes

Gotham Burger Social Club, a popular smash burger business, is taking over the kitchen at Threes Brewing in Greenpoint ahead of opening its own place this winter. In addition to burgers, there are fried fish sandwiches, buffalo wings, and fried pickles. The pop-up runs out of the kitchen at Threes (113 Franklin Street, at Kent Street), Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to close, and Saturday and Sunday, from noon to close.

A new restaurant from a 232 Bleecker chef

Suzanne Cupps, the star chef behind 232 Bleecker, from the Dig Inn chain, is working on a new restaurant. Lola’s, opening in Nomad next spring, will serve food inspired by the chef’s Filipino American heritage and her upbringing in South Carolina, a representative for the restaurant says. The space at 2 W. 28th Street, near Broadway, will have around 70 seats.

Team behind Nakaji, Kono opening new spot

Also on the horizon: Yamada, a new spot from the owners of Nakaji, a sushi counter hidden in a Chinatown alley, and Kono, named one of the country’s best new restaurants by Bon Appétit. The chef’s counter (16 Elizabeth Street, between Canal and Bayard streets) will serve a 10-course menu to just 24 customers each night. The chef is Isao Yamada, who ran David Bouley’s Brushstroke and Kaiseki Room by Yamada, which closed earlier this year.