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Jul 14, 2008 07:40 AM

Greenpoint update

Yesterday we peeked into the new construction at the corner of Lorimer and Bedford and spoke to the owner. They are nearly done with the construction of the place -- which looks wildly similar to other new restos which we have termed "apothecary-style" -- as in, it looks like Diner, Blackbird Parlor, Huckleberry Bar, etc. Anyway, they plan to serve bistro-style food with cooks from Diner. I'm looking forward to avoiding the hike to the 'burg for roast chicken and the like, but most importantly, they plan to serve coffee and pastries starting early in the morning from a walk-up window on Bedford. Woo hoo! They plan to open within the month. Fingers crossed!

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  1. thank you! i've been wondering what's going into that space.

    around the corner, the windows of little korea are papered over and the place appears to be shut with work going on inside. still no sign of anything happening with the former hardware store, which was supposed to turn into sakura IV or VI or whatever.

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    1. re: wleatherette

      Also, in a turn of weirdness, one of the Greenpoint papers reports that Heath Ledger was a silent partner in the forthcoming restaurant.

      And the former Little Korea is open yet again in a new incarnation! What will it be???

      1. re: chompchomp

        the ledger thing is weird, yes. there's also a connection with the beatrice inn (ugh). eater had sometime in sept as the possible opening.

        also weird is the little korea transformation! it's now la brique, which is supposedly french, and seems to be run by the same people. that happened very fast.

        sakura VI is open. menu is very generic, but i'll probably give it a try within the next week or so.

        1. re: wleatherette

          i actually preferred the sushi at sakura over sapporo haru

          1. re: emma

            good to know. i'm not a big fan of s.h. or wasabi, so i'd be very happy with a reliable place to go when the craving for a few rolls hits.

            1. re: wleatherette

              I actually went to Sakura last night and was pretty impressed. My wife and I split the Tuna Carpachio and Spicey Salmon salad and two rolls. One roll was the Spicey Rainbow roll (same as a regular rainbow roll but with spicy tuna in the roll not california). The other roll was similar (Salmon and Eel over a mixed fish and cucumber roll). Overall was very impressed. The fish seemed extremely fresh (the tuna was super bright which is always a good sign). Fresh fish is pretty much all you hope for when you go to a sushi restaurant. The texture was nice as well.

              The spicy salmon salad was deliscious as well (pieces of salmon with a mayo like sauce and crunchies over seaweed salad).

              I'm a fan of sushi but have kind of given up on it because of the lack of good sushi restaurants in Greenpoint/Williamsburg.

              Will definitely be going back.

              Also they seem to have an interesting Japanese beer selection. Some beers I've never seen before at sushi restaurants (although I didn't order one).