Well, I was jumping on here to give a heads up about the new Mexican place that's opening where Biercraft used to be, but now I'm seeing a lot of storefront news so I'll add the link here: http://parkslopestoop.com/blog/food/august-2016-slope-eats-drinks-opened-closed-whats-coming-soon/
The sad news first:
The Australian pub Sheep Station
(149 4th Avenue at Douglass Street) is closing! Man, they have been around forever and were very much a locals place. They were one of the first to open a nice restaurant/bar on that crappy stretch of 4th ave. Times have changed, I'll miss their amazing poutine. Los Nopales
(191 5th Avenue between Berkeley Place and Union Street) is opening soon. I'm pretty excited about this because they claim they'll be 'authentic,' but maybe I shouldn't be. Mexican food and Park Slope is hit and miss. May places have closed, like Jalapenos (bad), Calexico and Maria's (mediocre,) and La Taqueria (good.) And how is it Mezcals still exists?? That place has been here FOREVER.
I haven't tried the new Tex-mex place El Habanero
on 5th ave and 3rd Street. If anyone has, please chime in. If you have any openings or closings to share, or just want to reminisce feel free to here.