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Brooklyn Girl, an eatery inspired by the edible artisanal renaissance occurring in the community it takes its name from, is set to open in mid-to-late March at the corner of Goldfinch and Ft. Stockton in Mission Hills. While constructors work on the nuts and bolts, executive chef Tyler Thrasher (formerly of downtown's Oceanaire Seafood Room) is building up the restaurant's menu and assembling the kitchen team that will help him execute it.
Yesterday, Thrasher made the final decision on who will be his right-hand man, hiring Colin Murray as his sous chef. Murray most recently worked as the sous at Cowboy Star in the East Village, where he put out some innovative dishes and tasting menus, as well as some seriously delicious fried chicken. That crispy, juicy delicacy and its maker made cameos at North Park craft beer bar, Toronado, over the weekend to the delight of barflies who fluttered in especially for that meet-and-eat.
Murray's previous posts include stints at Croce's, the Hard Rock Hotel, Jack's La Jolla and Parallel 33. A lot's changed since he worked the line at the latter. Parallel 33 is gone, but a slew of varied spots including The Red Door, The Wellington, Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria and Cafe Bleu have made the higher altitude portion of Mission Hills tastier than ever. With two young and talented chefs in Thrasher and Murray, Brooklyn Girl figures to up the flavor factor even further.