Over the last 6 or so years, 813 Nostrand has briefly hosted several business: Tavern on Nostrand, Crow Hill Bistro, and Liv Cafe.
It will soon be G. Lee's Smokin' BBQ.
...featuring owner and Chef G Lee!
My dog and I took advantage of this evening's lovely weather and walked by this place. The owner had the front open, and he is in the final stages of finishing the interior.
...it looks like it could open by Mid August.
photo: BBQ place's 4SQ page
I do not follow the CB alcohol applications on the South side of EP, but one does not appear to have made it to the SLA level yet.
I am pleased to announce that I have selected this location for the End of Summer Brooklynian Gathering.
This event is tenatively scheduled for Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 7 PM.
Should readers wish to discuss this event, they should do it on this thread: http://www.brooklynian.com/forums/topic/brooklynians-2013-end-of-summer-gathering-thursday-sept-5th?replies=1
Dear G. Lee,When do you think you will be able to have your Grand Opening?Sincerely,(real name)
August 4, 2013Dear (real name),Thanks for your inquiry and patience. Our expected opening was July 1 however we suffered delays with city agencies. We are now looking at Mid-Sept. Please stay updated with our website for further notice.I will add you to my email list to send comps to you for party of two.Thanks again for your patience. Best Regards,Dixie & Dallas
Dear (real name),
Thanks for your inquiry and patience. Our expected opening was July 1 however we suffered delays with city agencies. We are now looking at Mid-Sept. Please stay updated with our website for further notice.
I will add you to my email list to send comps to you for party of two.
Thanks again for your patience.
Best Regards,Dixie & Dallas
So, it looks like this won't open until mid Sept.
A sit-down Texas and Southern BBQ joint with a full bar called G. Lee’s Smokin’ BBQ will soon open east of Franklin. The menu will range from Texas-style barbecue to catfish and shrimp Louisiana po’ boys, Carolina pulled pork and fried okra. The restaurant is going to project old black-and-white westerns on the ceiling and host live music a couple of times a month. The rest of the time they’ll be playing honky tonk, blues, and soul. G. Lee’s Smokin’ BBQ has completely finished its renovations and already has its liquor license. The owners say they’re planning to open by the end of September or early October. The restaurant, located at 813 Nostrand near Union, will join a handful of other sit-down spots east of Franklin and has room for 70 people, including at the bar
This photo is of the adjacent block. Looks like the 1950s
Oct 27:Their website now says "Opening in Late October"
This would give them exactly 4 days....
I'm not holding my breath....
He only recently filed for a liquor lic, Oct 2, 2013.
(I didn't previously jabber about his application process because that side of the parkway is CD 9, and I must limit my jabbering to CB8. Sanity reasons.)
He really doesn't seem to understand how long governmental bureaucracies take to spit out permits and the like.
Those that have been thru similar processes apply for permits before they even sign the leases.
...one can always cancel the applications later, but one can not recoup money that is spent renting a space that they have already sunk lots of money into for renovations, but isn't earning any money.
Other than the liquor license, they seem ready to go. I happened to park right across the street Saturday night and they had a bunch people inside. When I inquired about a takeout menu, they said they're not open yet (it was a function for friends & family) but soon. So I wonder if they will open first as food only.
Liquor lic is now in place! The SLA site is stating his lic went live 10/30/2013.
Is he now open?
I'll check for signs of life tomorrow afternoon.
G. Lee has informed me thatthe Soft Opening will be on Nov 24,and the Grand Opening on Dec 1.
As of today they have a sign stating that their opening today. Menu looked pricey and pretty small. Hopefully it will be expanded for the grand opening.
The Lubavitch seem to have their own source:
I'm not a vegetarian, but one ton of meat is a lot of meat.
I went there a few days ago. The ribs are really delicious - Texas style by way of St Louis (or maybe the other way around). The half smoked chicken is good, very juicy for something so smokey, but the ribs were a step above. I will be back for them again.
The proprietor and his waitstaff are really nice, I hope they get some momentum going. It was quiet in there. It's not a busy stretch of Nostrand in the evenings, it would be sad to see this go the same way as Shark Bites on Rogers.