Late one evening after a Twig Terrariums Halloween party we had the privilege of taking a tour of the new soon to open Gowanus neighborhood bakery, restaurant, and bar, Runner & Stone. Runner & Stone has been building for months, while also still offering tasty treats at the Brooklyn Flea. Their place, still under construction, is on 3rd Avenue between President St. and Carroll St. and is surprisingly huge. When you walk in there is a bar on the right side that holds one sexy looking espresso machine…

And just across from the bar you’ll find space for seating… which you can kind of see in this crappy picture we took when we walked in…

Also across from the bar is a full wall of concrete bricks that look like it’s made of marshmallows…

Apparently these were made by using old bags of flour giving the brick a unique shape…

The brick really looks like it should be edible or at least soft to touch, but of course they’re bricks so they are hard and hurt our teeth – when we tried to take a bite out of them.

Down the hallway just past the bar…

You’ll find a kitchen space…

But contrary to our own belief this not the end of the space. There’s another lever… a downstairs to Runner & Stone! Say Whah?!

Take the stairs just before the hallway and end up in what feels like a very intimate restaurant…

This downstairs area, the upstairs kitchen, and the upstairs hallway will all be lit during the day by an outside area with nice plants (look another crappy photo we took)…

The plant area has a skylight for downstairs…

Also downstairs is the main kitchen… where lots good food is sure to be made…

Throughout the space there are little design touches like pattern work on the railing glass (no photo), these really cool looking lights…

and chairs made from old New York water towers…

We are so excited to have Runner & Stone come to Gowanus and really can’t wait till they open!!!

Runner & Stone
285 Third Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11215