March 26th, 2012
Gran/Electrica opened on March 26, 2012 in Dumbo Brooklyn. The folks over at Brooklyn Heights restaurant Colonie have opened one of their two new restaurants in the Dumbo area, this one in Fulton Ferry and the other in Dumbo. Chefs Sam Richman (Jean Georges, The Fat Duck) and Brad McDonald (Noma, Per Se) will be brining dishes such as Oaxacan garnachas, chili-blackened pork spare ribs, tortita de huauzontle, tacos, flautas, quesadillas. We sat down with Chef Brad last week, who told us that they’re going to focus on authentic Mexican street snacks they experienced during their visits to Mexico, and will use local and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. They will be making their own tortillas and seasonal drinks with small mezcal distilleries.
If that doesn’t whet your apetite for Mexican, check out Thrillist’s description of their gorditas (“flash fried in pork fat, cut in half & filled with chicharrones”).
If you love Taco Thursdays at 7 Stars Deli, Gran Electrica gives us another great option. After Hecho en Dumbo left the neighborhood in October 2009, Pedro’s Restaurant was the last all Mexican place in Dumbo. The other restaurant from the Colonie crew at 1 Main Street (that address will officially be 15 Main Street) is being planned for a late Spring opening.
[n.b. 3/27/2012: At this time, dinner service only. Lunch to follow in the near future. ]
Gran Electrica (granelectrica.com)
5 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
(between Old Fulton and Dock Streets (718-852-2789)