East One Coffee Roasters
Projected opening: Winter
Tom Cummings and Morten Tjelum, the founders of New Row Coffee and Free State Coffee in London, are opening a new coffee shop, restaurant and roastery in Carroll Gardens. The flagship location will feature a mix of Scandinavian and industrial design with impeccable coffee and simple fare made with local ingredients.
384 Court Street, Brooklyn
Projected opening: January 5, soft opening; January 25, official opening
The folks behind Blessings Cafe will be debuting a cocktail bar with drinks by Rob Giles (Erv’s on Beekman) and snacks by chef Dave Ralston (Blessings Cafe) in Clinton Hill this winter.
507 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
Projected opening: March
This hip counter-serve, Philly-based chain is opening its first NYC location in Brooklyn Heights. It specializes in healthy customizable stir-fries, salads and honeybars (fruit cups with honey and toppings), ordered on touchscreen pads.
194 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn
Sweet Chick (pictured)
Projected opening: May
John Seymour’s fun chicken and waffle joint is debuting its third NYC location in Prospect Heights this spring. Last summer, Seymour partnered with rapper Nas to expand the brand across the U.S. The upcoming location, the second in Brooklyn, will offer the same creative Southern staples as the original. Another outpost is scheduled to open in LA in 2017 as well.
636 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn
Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge
Projected opening: Winter
Celeb chef Anne Burrell is getting back into restaurants (it’s her first since 2008) with Phil Casaceli, owner of West Village bar Daddy-O. Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge will focus on Mediterranean fare with Italian influences like bucatina all’Amatriciana and roasted cauliflower steak with bacon, mushrooms and a poached egg.
96 Smith Street, Brooklyn; 929-337-7752
Projected opening: January 16
Brooklyn restaurateur, chef and musician Felipe Mendez (La Superior, Cerveceria Havemeyer) will be debuting two concepts in one space in the building next to Cerveceria Havemeyer in Williamsburg. One will be a brightly colored Mexican deli selling housemade specialties including chorizo, spices, sauces and other ingredients. A mezcal/tequila bar, small-plates concept and listening room will be in the back, accessible through a refrigerator door by phone reservations.
149 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Cider House
Projected opening: Spring
This former warehouse in Bushwick will be transformed into an indoor/outdoor restaurant, bar and tasting room this spring. The concept will showcase owner Peter Yi’s (formerly PJ Wine) recently launched brand of cider (same name) made from heirloom apples on his New Paltz orchard.
1100 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn