• Avlee Greek Kitchen is Now Open!

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    The Avlee Greek Kitchen on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens has finally opened its doors to the public. The restaurant has been under construction in the former spot of the beloved Joe’s Superette since early summer 2012 and missed the previously promised open date of “Fall 2012,” but the completed storefront and interior look gorgeous. As of 1pm today, when the top photo above was taken, several patrons could be sign trying out the restaurant’s Greek fare.

    An official website for Avlee offers no additional information about the menu or hours, although this Time Out NY post gives us a general idea (“moussaka, spanakopita… casual Hellenic favorites, including feta salads, gyros, souvlaki and roasted lamb with potatoes”). Guess we’ll just have to show up and try it out for ourselves.

     
  • Kittery Seafood Restaurant is now Open!

    Kittery

    Kittery, the seafood shack restaurant on the corner of Smith and Union Streets that’s been under construction since the summer, finally opened its doors this past Friday (December 7th).

    The restaurant promises “Coastal Cooking From Maine to the Gulf,” and it’s the second New England-inspired seafood establishment to open its doors in the area in as many years; Littleneck opened on Third Avenue and Carroll Streets in late 2011.

    The same space was briefly the home of Diego, an ill-fated, decent but unspectacular Mexican restaurant that didn’t last very long. Before that, The Union Smith Cafe occupied the corner lot for a number of years.

    View Kittery’s opening weekend menu here; according to the restaurant’s Facebook page, “a second page of more extensive dishes” made its debut this Monday. Follow Kittery on Facebook here.

    via Kittery’s Facebook page

     
  • Kittery Seafood Shack Coming to Gowanus/Carroll Gardens

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    by B. Umanov 

    Kittery

    Is it in Gowanus? Carroll Gardens? Somewhere else?

    Your father would’ve called it all “South Brooklyn” and scoffed at you for using these “made-up” neighborhood names designed to sell real estate, but wherever your predilection for nomenclature lies the news of another seafood joint could spell trouble for Gowanus’s Littleneck, itself approaching its one year anniversary. Get ready for Kittery, yet another restaurant in a neighborhood that has way too many to keep track of.

    Kittery is currently under construction at the corner of Smith and Union Streets and is set to open in the coming weeks. A sign in the window (below) promises “Coastal Cooking From Maine to the Gulf,” but we’re guessing the food will favor the latter; the restaurant takes it name from Kittery, Maine, a town just across the border from Portsmouth, NH.

    Kittery

    The same space was briefly the home of Diego, an ill-fated, decent but unspectacular Mexican restaurant that didn’t last very long. Before that, The Union Smith Cafe occupied the corner lot for a number of years.

    Kittery, like its predecessors on the same lot, will have indoor and outdoor seating; from the looks of it it may have an outdoor bar as well. Will Kittery’s fate echo the instant success of Littleneck, or will it be the next in a long, long line of Diegos past, present and future? Whatever the case, we’ll be in line for a lobster feast the minute it opens to find out.

    Follow Kittery on Facebook here.

     
 

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