Monday, June 05, 2017

Kimchi Grill Relocates From Smith Street To Nevins Street In Gowanus

While we were out of town these past few days, a PMFA reader reported that Kimchi Grill at 478 Smith Street at the corner of 9th Street, had closed at this location.  In actuality, the popular Korean BBQ place, which opened in Carroll Gardens in the summer of 2014, has relocated to 318 Nevins Street in Gowanus.  Unfortunately, the restaurant will only be doing delivery service for the time being, but obviously, that is better than totally doing without Kimchi Grill in the neighborhood.
In addition, founder Phillip Lee is still operating his Kimchi Taco truck and has also opened a sit down restaurant in Prospect Heights.

Meanwhile, the recently vacated 478 Smith Street storefront will be taken over by BOOQOO, a new creole café, which will offer beignets and poboys, which sounds like a great option at this corner.
According to the café's Facebook page:
"Cafe Booqoo is the creation of Matt Pace, a New Orleans native now residing in Brooklyn who's mission is to bring some of the best creole flavors from New Orleans to NYC, serving up delicious poboys, beignets, chicory coffee, and other creole favorites."

1 comment:

Andrew Porter said...

Booqoo? Based on their spelling of whose, as who's, I wonder if the place was meant to be named "beaucoup."