The Pantry at Mission Hills' Brooklyn Girl Eatery, an annex which once held pastry cases and prepared food to-go, is being transformed into a new oyster bar. There will be 12 additional tables added to the 1,000-square-foot space; full meal service will be available in all areas, but the 12 counter seats at the marble oyster bar are reserved for walk-in's.
The oyster bar will feature six to seven West Coast and East Coast varieties of the bivalve with accompanying garnishes and sauces; other new seafood offerings include mussels, clams, peel and eat shrimp, crab legs and baked oysters.
Brooklyn Girl's owner, Michael McGeath, told Eater that they'll also have gin and vodka oyster shooters, and plan to add a number of new oyster-friendly wines. The eatery already stocks 12 taps of local beer.
McGeath said that the bar may open by the weekend, but surely by early next week; starting out, it'll operate in the evenings, but could expand to lunch and weekend brunch service. He also shared the the restaurant hopes to build out a sidewalk patio, which would add another 25 seats.
The restaurant, which is approaching its first anniversary, has just introduced some new menu items for spring, courtesy of chef Colin Murray. They include a seasonal vegetable gnocchi, English Pea soup and saag panir, which pairs house made naan bread with spiced savory spinach, fresh panir cheese and yogurt.
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