Court Street Grocer Alum Springs Open a Bright New Daytime Cafe

Source: Eater NY

Rita, from Mary Ellen Amato, is now open in Red Hook

An alum of daytime darling Court Street Grocers has unleashed a daytime restaurant of her own called Rita, now open in Red Hook.

Chef Mary Ellen Amato left her role as executive chef of Court Street to pursue the solo project, which currently serves breakfast and lunch at 293 Van Brunt St., near Pioneer Street.

Amato — who has experience at places like Court Street and now-closed Williamsburg sandwich shop Saltie — is focusing on a light daytime menu with slight Spanish influences. Expect grilled cheese with tomato ...

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