Well, there goes the neighborhood! What was once an unassuming neighborhood joint called Relish has been taken over by the flashy scenesters behind the subterranean Manhattan lounge La Esquina. As soon as this place opens, you can bet Williamsburg's going to be overrun with trendy fashionistas and B&T tools in search of the next exclusive hot spot. Next thing you know they'll build a bunch of giant condos, and Duane Reade and Starbucks will drive out all the Mom and Pops. Maybe moving to Ridgewood makes sense after all.
NYC In.tel reports that the beautiful chrome railcar-style diner, which mysteriously closed over the summer, will be turned into a "Mexican beer garden." It's expected to open in the spring. The first commenter on Grub Street declares: "Sohoburg."