It’s lights out for Night and Day. The Park Slope restaurant and performance venue, which survived a rocky start and eventually won over hounds with hearty, comforting American chow, has closed its doors. Opening in its place is the reincarnation of Biscuit, a barbecue house that closed in 2005 a few blocks away. Hounds are less than thrilled at the return of an eatery they never much liked in its previous digs on Flatbush Avenue. But most seem willing to give it a chance, if only for the bar and promised live blues. “Hopefully they have a better recipes than before,” says lambretta76.
In Queens, change is afoot at Ploes, and it doesn’t sound good. The Greek seafood grill has new cooks, a drastically pared-down menu, and much higher prices. “I’m sad the old Ploes is gone–it was amazing,” laments Rover.
In New Jersey, hot dog destination Syd’s is on the move. Its lease ran out at Union’s Millburn Mall, so it will reopen in Springfield, where it will share space with a luncheonette called Tony’s, reports hotdoglover. Look for Syd’s to resume serving its fat all-beef dogs (grilled or boiled) sometime early in November.
Finally, there’s good news from the Jersey Shore, where the Keyport Fishery has gone from the fire back to the frying pan. Just two months after it burned down, the 70-year-old fish shack has reopened and is once again dishing up crowd-pleasing fried shrimp and scallops.
Biscuit [Park Slope]
230 5th Ave., at President St., Brooklyn
33-04 Broadway, at 33rd St., Astoria, Queens 11106
Syd’s [Union County]
moving to…234 Morris Ave., in Tony’s Place, Springfield, NJ
Keyport Fishery [Monmouth County]
150 W. Front St., between Broadway and Beers St., Keyport, NJ