384 Grand St., soon to be La Flaca
Last night, Community Board 3 voted 23-13 (with one member abstaining) to approve a liquor license for La Flaca, a New Mexican restaurant replacing Two Boots Tavern at 384 Grand Street. This morning, we spoke with Daniela Libertini, who’s opening the cantina with her fiance, Bobby Gonzales. Daniela told us La Flaca will begin serving dinner a week from Monday, October 11th. In August, CB3’s SLA Committee approved the application, but the full board’s vote was necessary before a recommendation could be forwarded to the State Liquor Authority. About a half dozen residents of the Seward park Cooperative (located across the street from the restaurant) showed up last night to protest the decision.
We get a little break from the storms today. 75 degrees and partly sunny, but the rain comes back late this evening.
Quite a few people seem to be curious about the restaurant replacing Two Boots Tavern at 385 Grand Street. A couple of weeks ago we reported the owners of a new venture put up a petition on the door of the shuttered restaurant — asking neighbors to support their liquor license application before Community Board 3 next month. CB3 has already heard from a few residents concerned about the establishment’s 4am closing time.
Yesterday, we talked with Daniela Libertini, who’s planning to open the New Mexican-style cantina along this lonely stretch of Grand Street with her fiance, Bobby Gonzales. She told me the menu will be made up of simple, home-style dishes — many of them featuring New Mexico’s much sought after hatch chile. Think tacos, enchiladas, Mexican-style corn on the cob, guacamole, nachos and hot cheese dip — among other offerings. The place will be called La Flaca (Mexican for skinny girl).
A New Mexican spot on a restaurant-poor stretch of Grand Street — with a full bar, happy hour specials and lunch service.
384 Grand Street, at Suffolk
Hours: Daily: 12pm-4am (Kitchen closes at 11:30pm) Brunch Daily: 12pm-4pm