'DUMBO' on Serious Eats

First Look: Gran Electrica in Dumbo

The team behind Colonie in Brooklyn Heights have been wanting to open a Mexican restaurant for a while. "Mexican food is what we find ourselves eating on our days off," said co-owner Elise Rosenberg. Their new spot Gran Electrica has been open about a month now on Front Street in Dumbo, right next to Grimaldi's pizzeria. Instead of slinging pizza dough, they're pressing 400 to 500 corn tortillas a night. More

Grimaldi's: Bigger ... and Better?

I had low expectations in visiting Grimaldi's new location at 1 Front Street, just up the street from the original spot at 19 Old Fulton. The place has been in the news as of late more for tax and landlord drama than for its product. And, I gotta say, it's often served me some underdone, soggy pies. I figured that in moving to a new space, Grimaldi's would give me more of the same—minus the quirky, cramped Brooklyn charm of the original. More

Coal to Keep Grimaldi's Ovens Aglow

Over the weekend Grimaldi's made the move to their new location, just around the corner from the home of their longstanding tenancy. The big upset in all this was that Grimaldi's would be leaving their coal oven in the dust, as concern about city licensing raised some doubts as to whether they would be granted permission to install a new coal oven. When the city issued stop-work orders and put a halt on building at the new locale, the prospect of coal remaining king at the new Grimaldi's looked grim. More

Bar Eats: reBar

Forget the cheeseburger macaroni or the mac and cheese burger with the bizarre pasta-beef patty. Combining two of America's most classic bar dishes should be as easy and delicious as the version at reBar, one of DUMBO's most beloved gastropubs and event spaces. The premise is simple. Take one thick sirloin beef patty and cook to a juicy medium rare. Pile on gooey no-frills mac and cheese. Top with bun. Squish. Eat. More

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