new seafood restaurant and paraguayan place in williamsburg?
i noticed two new places that seem to have opened up recently in williamsburg, both somewhat off the main drag, and wondered if anyone had had a chance to check either of them out...
the first --a'shaya, i think it's called -- is on south fourth, just west of havemeyer, right by the overpass and the bridge. It's a seafood restaurant; kind of swank looking, and with a garden in the back.
The other place i ran across a couple of weeks ago, when they were having their opening party. I don't recall the name, but it's Paraguayan -- on south first between driggs and roebling, in the middle of the block, north side of the street. (or it might possibly be between roebling and havemeyer). it, too, has a garden. the youngish owner didn't have any paper menus to give me, but he seemed thrilled to be opening a restaurant.
i'll probably check out one or both of these places next week (especially the paraguayan).
I have no intel to add but was curious about further details on this Paraguayan restaurant. To my knowledge there aren't any in NYC (besides bakeries) so it could potentially be interesting, though with a Williamsburg location it makes me wonder. It's not like there are tons of South Americans hanging around the area.