The folks behind critically acclaimed Park Slope restaurant, Talde (369 7th Avenue, Brooklyn) are planning to open their own version of Max Fish (178 Ludlow Street). Owners David Massoni, John Bush and Dale Talde (who appears to have given up on growing a mullet) are taking over the space previously occupied by Aunt Suzies on 5th Avenue, adding "good music, a pool table and awesome food" according to the Park Slope Patch blog. Co-owner Bush, who's in his forties, says he's modeling the spot after the beloved Lower East Side dive bar, which he's starting to feel too old to frequent. With Pork Slope, he explains, "I don't have to be the weird, creepy guy at Max Fish anymore. This is going to be our Max Fish, with good music, Dale's awesome food, a pool table in the back and a big window in front to people watch."
Pork Slope is slated to open this summer.
Above: David Massoni, John Bush and Dale Talde. Photo by Will Yakowicz.