Bon! Asian Spice Cafe Opens in Bushwick and IHOP Opens in West Village


Bushwick got an Asian fusion restaurant, Bon! Asian Spice Cafe. The menu features gyoza, yakisoba ramen noodles, pork belly buns, and other dishes that blend ingredients from all over Asia. They also offer Asian style brunch with entrees like bulgogi omelets and waffles with Japanese-style fried chicken. 140 St. Nicholas Ave., Brooklyn

The Lower East Side got a new pizza place on Ludlow Street. La Margarita Pizza opened in the storefront that used to house various boutique shops in the past few years. Bowery Boogie reported John Junkovic owns the place and is the man behind Stanton Pizza and East Broadway Pizza. 151 Ludlow St.

Jonathan Morr, owner of Bondst and Republic, will open Cherry in the space below the Dream Downtown on Wednesday. Grub Street reported that the menu is “French-inspired Japanese” and Morr collaborated with executive chef Andy Choi from Le Cirque and Ma Peche. 355 W. 16th St.

The West Village got its first IHOP on New Year’s Day. The new location will stay open 24 hours a day so the drunken masses can get a funny face pancake whenever their hearts desire. 80 Carmine St.

Brooklyn Brewery hops across the pond and is about to take over Sweden. The craft brewery will open a $5 million brewery in Stockholm, said Diners Journal. It will become the only craft brewery in Sweden and is expected to be fully functional by the end of 2013. For now, the Williamsburg location will just have to satisfy European tourists.