Chestnut’s Ramen Replacement, Dassara, Now Open in Carroll Gardens

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Word is that the ramen restaurant replacing Chestnut we told you about, Dassara Brooklyn Ramen, is now open, continuing the borough's ramen boom. Per FloFab, the spot is serving a limited menu at the bar through Sunday, with the full shebang available for slurping August 15 (it will close the 13th and 14th). Don't miss the Deli Ramen, an Asian-Jewish mash-up of chicken broth, noodles, matzo balls, Mile End smoked meat, and diced celery. "We tried to cut the meat to look like char siu," owner Josh Kaplan tells us — "it kind of does." There are also pork buns, and broiled oysters served with dashi butter and miso-glazed bacon to start, all of it to be offered for dinner nightly (closed Tuesdays). [NYT, Grub Street]

Dassara, 271 Smith St., nr. Sackett St., Carroll Gardens; 718-643-0781