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Brooklyn Heights, Food

Park Plaza Diner Reopens Thursday After August Blaze

September 5, 2012

Following a fire August 4 that decimated the kitchen and HVAC system at Park Plaza Diner, the long-lived eatery at 220 Cadman Plaza West is scheduled to reopen for business Thursday, September 6. Dimitri Likourentzos, a member of the family-owned diner and its chef, tells BHB that the blaze caused extensive damage, requiring gutting of the kitchen, duct-work, AC units and a large portion of the roof.

“We had to practically rebuild the kitchen and fix a lot of the roof, which became a swimming pool after the Fire Department was here,” Likourentzos says. “It also destroyed a good bit of the renovation we had started a month before.” He muses: It’s been a lot of fun.”

Park Plaza will reopen Thursday, hopefully by midday. Likourentzos says, “We make so much of what we serve fresh, so there are a lot of day-to-day items we’re trying to get in stock before tomorrow. We’re hoping to be back in time for lunch.” Normal business hours at Park Plaza are Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and 24 hours on weekends. (Photo: Park Plaza)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Update: ‘Sanitary Inspection Grades’ For 11201 Dining Establishments

July 3, 2012

Back in March, BHB took a look at New York City’s Health Code Ratings for all public dining establishments in 11201, which revealed three restaurants deemed with a grade as low as “C”: Great Wall Kitchen Chinese at 60 Henry Street, One Way Deli at 26 Court Street, and Park Plaza Diner at 220 Cadman Plaza West.

A look at this quarter’s ratings shows Great Wall redeemed to a “B” (as of March 17, 2012), One Way with an “A” (June 4) and Park Plaza Diner, uh, “Pending” (April 17). Among all eateries within the zip code, no establishment is rated below a “B,” although 10 are “Pending.” So feel free to enjoy your steak tartar and clams on the half-shell.

To check out the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Sanitary Inspection Grades for all 11201 restaurants, listed A-Z (assembled by software engineer Aaron Dancygier), see here. The website also offers a search by restaurant name, address, neighborhood or zip code here; as well as an Android smartphone app here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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