Stories about Ted and Honey getting a liquor license have lingered for several months now. First reports back in June on Grub Street indicated that the café would be serving alcohol by July, and now exactly 4 months later two more stories (one again on Grub, a second on The Cobble Hill Blog), promise that the beer and wine will be flowing by Halloween.
Interestingly, Ted and Honey’s website advertises a “bacon and beer night” that apparently happened on October 2nd. Ted and Honey’s has not yet returned telephone calls confirming the state of the imminent license or whether or not the earlier scheduled beer and bacon event actually occurred.
Although if they do call back I plan to strongly suggest they make another attempt at bacon and beer night, and preferably every week from hence forth.
While the brother sister duo who own Ted and Honey’s have given the place a bit of an overhaul to create more space, they promise that the booze is not going to change the atmosphere of the place. The intention is not to become a bar where people wander in to slam a few shots and “get loaded,” but instead to simply offer a beer or wine with dinner.
In addition to these changes, the owners have submitted a proposal to establish a separate kitchen a few blocks away (at 243 Degraw) to serve the baking needs of the café as well as provide walk-up coffee and pastry service.
This seems to us like they may be taking on a bit too much a bit too fast, but, if the speed with which the liquor license has come through is any indication, it will be quite some time before they’ll be serving coffee and donuts on Degraw.