Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Flying Lobster Wine Bar Has Soft Opening

Petite Crevette owner Neil Ganic has opened a wine bar beside his popular restaurant on the corner of Union and Hicks in the old Coffee Den space.

The bar will offer customers waiting for tables a place to sit and have a drink, though Petite Crevette will still remain BYOB. The wine bar's name is a joking reference to the infamous "lobster incident" in which a patron doubted the freshness of his food. The fiery Yugoslavian reportedly dug out a live lobster and slammed it on the table yelling, "You don't think my fish is fresh.  Look how fresh this is!"

The Flying Lobster has been painted a cozy red and decorated with old world knickknacks. There's also a nice picture window to watch the foot traffic crossing the BQE as you wait for a table to have arguably the best salmon burger in Brooklyn.

Wines start at $7 and there's a decent selection of bottled beers.  Tapas will come shortly and the occasional live band.

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