Odd Fellows Is Set to Open This Weekend
Yep, the guy behind Lady Jay’s and Free Williamsburg favorite, Oak and Iron is opening an ice cream shop in Williamsburg:
We will be located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Kent Avenue, between North 3rd and North 4th Streets (just 3 blocks from Bedford Avenue, 2 blocks from Smorgasburg/Brooklyn Flea and a stone’s throw from the East River), and are slated to open Memorial Day weekend.
What Makes Our Ice Cream Different?
First and foremost, all of our ice cream will be made from scratch in our kitchen, which not too many ice cream shops can boast. Most ice cream shops that promise “homemade” actually throw flavors into a pre-made ice cream base. That’s not homemade! OddFellows Ice Cream Co. will be homemade. At the helm will be Chef Sam Mason (Empire Mayonnaise, wd~50, Tailor, Lady Jay’s). If you recognize the name, you know his culinary endeavors are delectably unconventional …now just wait until you taste his ice cream.
Chef Mason will pasteurize our base in-house. By making the ice cream in this manner, OddFellows will be able to deliver the highest quality and freshest product possible. Pasteurizing our base will also give us the freedom to concoct the most distinctive and scrumptious flavors. We will be able to individually infuse each batch’s mix to add depth and scope to each flavor. Nothing tastes better than homemade!
As for our ingredients, we source our milk, eggs, and cream from local farms and will, whenever possible, use in season, all natural ingredients. While our flavors will always be changing, we offer 8 to 10 ice cream flavors along with 2 to 4 sorbets daily. Our flavors will range from the odd and unconventional to inventive renditions of the classics. OddFellows will also have a full soda program (all homemade by Chef Mason), baked goods, candy, and other treats.
Today’s the last day to tak part in their Indiegogo Campaign. Find out more here.
Opening This Weekend: OddFellows Ice Cream Co. Permalink
Oh boy. Who’s ready for an Urban Outfitters Bar & Grill? The folks at Grubstreet noted a line a the bottom of the CB1 Brooklyn meeting agenda that said “Urban Outfitters, Inc, 98 North 6th Street (new, liquor, rest).”
Though the retailer is apparently looking to score a full liquor license, it’s not immediately clear what form its restaurant will take. Some Urban Outfitters in other cities have in-house cafeteria-style cafés and sandwich shops, but signs point to this one being a little more upscale: Last year, Bloomberg reported that the corporation had merged shopping and eating at two of its Urban Outfitters Terrain stores, with restaurants serving menus of things like “$36 striped bass, $39 ribeye and a $19 vegetable plate.”
I was going to make a joke about a Guy Fieri or Toby Keith restaurant opening on Bedford but I’m too scared of it actually happening.
Williamsburg’s Urban Outfitters is going to have a bar and restaurant? Permalink
80 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
8am – 2am • Every Day
For his follow-up to Reynard, Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow created a casual all-day bar and cafe on a quiet stretch of West Street in Greenpoint. Achilles Heel serves coffee and pastries in the morning, and cocktails and charcuterie at night. Tarlow hopes to offer sandwiches, oysters, clam chowder, and other lightly prepared foods in the near future. All the goods are sourced from his other restaurants, and Achilles Heel also offers produce and fresh baked breads to take home. The beverage list includes beer, wine, and classic cocktails, plus a few drinks from Tarlow’s other restaurants.
The corner space existed as a neighborhood tavern from the early 1900s to the 1960s, but it has sat vacant for the last 40 years or so. Tarlow tells Eater that he got the idea for Achilles Heel when the landlord for the building approached him last year about opening something in the space. The restaurateur refurbished the bar from that old tavern and touched up the room, but it still has an old-world, worn-in feel. Achilles Heel is now open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., daily. Stay tuned for a tour of the bar early next week.
Now Open: Achilles Heel Permalink
Photo of the new storefront via Oslo’s facebook page
Oslo Coffee’s Bedford (and S 2nd st.) location reopens today after suffering a massive fire four months ago. From Gothamist:
Owner J.D. Merget confirms the Bedford Avenue location is open for business this morning—sort of. “Everything’s free,” a triumphant Merget told us last night, before correcting himself. “Actually, not everything—just the coffee!” The coffeeshop will close early today, at 2 p.m., and reopen with regular hours tomorrow.
Oslo celebrates reopening with free coffee today Permalink
Photo via Eater
Since the summer of 2011 Greenpoint restaurant Calyer held down the corner of Franklin St. and Cayler St. However, owner Blair Papagni (who also owns Anella) just made a big change to the space. From Eater:
Restaurateur Blair Papagni decided to turn her Greenpoint New American restaurant Calyer into a second location of her American comfort food restaurant Jimmy’s Diner. An employee at the restaurant tells Eater that the switch happened on Monday. The menu is similar to the one served at the original Williamsburg location.
The popular weekend brunch original Jimmy’s Diner is located at 577 Union Ave.
Greenpoint’s Calyer is now a second location for Jimmy’s Diner Permalink