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Thursday, January 30, 2014

More on that "Gastropub"

Sonja Sharp from DNA Info was at the Community Board meeting on Tuesday. That must have been her right behind me! I was wondering who comes to these things with a computer taking notes. Duh! A REAL journalist, of course. I'm just sitting there playing with the pencils and lobbing questions and goofy remarks. Here's her story on the gastropub coming to Flatbush and Midwood. (If you're not familiar with the term gastropub, never fear, it just means you're not a a Gastroenterologist or have various and sundry forms of gastroenteritis. Gastropubs were begun in the U.K. at the end of the 20th Century to provide healthy and rehabilitative food to alcoholics suffering from such conditions. Initially this involved a lot of raw roots and herbs and pre-masticated tempeh-based dishes, but has apparently moved on to Lobster Rolls and Spare Rib Sliders. Some in the movement are concerned that these foods might actually exacerbate certain Gastro conditions, but the research so far is uncorroborated, since most of the scientists interested in this issue are themselves alcoholics and currently soaking in a marinade of rooftop honey and triple-distilled artisinal bourbon.)

To say that this joint, featuring partners Chad from Tugboat  and Kalkin Narvilas from Franklin Ave's Cent'Anni, will be a game changer for the bourgie mood around Flatbush...is like saying that oil changed Texas, or "Taxes" as a recent heartbroken commenter wrote.

From the article:

"We’re going to have a lobster roll on a pretzel bun, and some short rib sliders," Narvilas said. "We’re going to have 24 draft lines and high-end whiskeys and scotches with a focus on local New York breweries and distilleries."

Though it's a far cry from the traditional Italian cuisine at Cent'Anni and Narvilas' Washington Heights Italian eatery Saggio, the planned pub could be similar to Narvilas' earlier Hell's Kitchen venture, Blue Ruin, he said.
And the Q's fave quote:
"This isn’t my first rodeo," said the restaurateur, who appeared before Community Board 9 seeking support for a full liquor license Tuesday night for the new Flatbush Avenue establishment. "I definitely need to get open, but assuming there aren’t any hidden traps waiting, I think as early as June."
Good luck cowboy!


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good. I can't express how excited I am enough.

Anonymous said...

I've eaten at Cent'Anni a couple of times, and it's great. Hopefully this is the start of something great on Flatbush.

I noticed a for rent sign on the boarded-up place across Flatbush at 604, used to be the Triangle Disco. It's been derelict for years. Wonder if that's going to change.

Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome!!!!


Also wondering what's coming in to the store next to bike life on Lincoln Rd? I asked the guy installing the
AC the other day and he didn't know.

Jean said...

Really excited for this, and let's hope there are also some good vegetarian options! Maybe a homemade veggie burger on the pretzel roll?

Anonymous said...

Does that place have a garden? Nice thing at Cent'anni is they've got an enormous back garden, probably seats 50.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it! We are actually going to get a decent dinner/ food option in the hood ! Wait I'd better pinch myself first. This is a loooong over due but I am so happy, awesome.

rose said...

Exciting news!

Anonymous said...

Fine, I enjoy a good lobster roll, but what will this mean for my sex life?

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Thanks for asking, Anon. It's always been my hope to turn this blog into an advice column!

Basically, the lobster roll ain't gonna help your sex life. However, the bourbon and beer might. Why not consider putting on your sexiest outfit and heading on over to the new Gastropub and getting tanked? Women (and men) LOVE drunk people. They're so snugly and sweet, and that's why so many inebriated evenings turn into warm, happy and satisfying sexual encounters. It's like a love drug!

So to repeat. Public drunkenness = healthier sex life. Just tell 'em the Q sent ya!

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Clarkson FlatBed said...

Hey anon above, if you're gonna knock someone personally please sign your name to it. The commenter on the listserv did that so please return the courtesy. Thanks.

Bob Marvin said...

"Does that place have a garden?"

No, it occupies the corner part of an apartment buildings ground floor. I'm still really looking forward to it's opening.

RE: "the lobster roll ain't gonna help your sex life", doesn't shellfish have a reputation as an aphrodisiac?

Homarus Boile said...

Is the restaurant opening as of right or did the community board approve an environmental impact study? I have read that certain lobster trapping techniques can be cruel and inhumane.

Empire John said...

Can't wait for more food options in the neighb! This looks fantastic and I can't wait.

I volunteer to test out their tap system after all the 20+ beers are installed to make sure they all taste right..

rose lefferts said...

When is the grand opening?

Seth said...

As I posted elsewhere, just FYI the address of the new pub will be at the corner of 577 Flatbush Ave off of Midwood Street. The articles lists an incorrect address a few doors down.

Bob Marvin said...

The official address is as Seth stated, but it's in the same building as 11 Midwood Street. That caused some confusion (quickly resolved) at the CB ( Public Safety Committee hearing Monday night.