Following a two and a half year journey, the Park Slope outpost of Luke's Lobster is finally set to open this Friday at noon. The crustacean emporium debuts at 237 Fifth Avenue, which boasts a "big, beautiful" backyard that should translate well into fall, according to owner Ben Coniff. Also unique to this location: the company's first time offering tap beers, including several Maine Microbrews and some suds from local brewery Grimm Artisanal Ales in Gowanus.
For their second Brooklyn iteration, the Luke's team will be offering some recurring grilled lobster tail parties in the backyard while the weather holds out. Then of course, their beloved lobster, shrimp and crab rolls, chowdahs from Hurricane Soups and some pie from Four and Twetny Blackbirds. Once things are rolling, expect delivery seven nights a week, happy hour, brewer's tastings and other fun events. The restaurant will also be a pickup site for the seafood version of CSA from Village Fishmonger.