Company hopes to open Bunk BK in October.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Another Portland eatery is looking to open an outpost in the New York borough.
Bunk hopes to open Bunk BK in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in October.
“It’s super exciting to be back here. The neighborhood really feels like Portland to me,” says Habetz. “It’s a chance for us to continue to up our game. Ultimately, we want to represent Portland the best we can, to make Portland proud.” [co-founder Tommy] Habetz and long-time Portland partners Nick Wood and Matt Brown have brought in a New York partner, Giorgio Angelini, an architect and touring musician (sounds like Portland to us). Heading the kitchen: Adams, former chef de cuisine at David Chang’s famed Momofuku Milk Bar. He’s also a touring musician. “Everyone here has a hand on the pot, and a hand on the guitar,” says Habetz.
“We’re going to have most of the classic sandwiches, like the tuna melt and fried egg sandwich,” says Habetz. “But we don’t want to be a cookie-cutter place. We want each Bunk to have its own soul.” Bunk BK will experiment with non-sandwich options, perhaps breakfact tacos, morning burritos, and Habetz’s cherry-coconut granola. They’re excited to see what Adams might bring, especially in desserts.
(SOURCE: Portland Monthly)
Pok Pok and Stumptown Coffee have been operating in Brooklyn for several years.