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Anne Burrell, the spiky-haired Food Network chef behind The Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, has plans for a restaurant in Brooklyn, the chef has confirmed.
Burrell’s restaurant is scheduled to open in the spring at 196 Smith Street, taking over Char. No. 4 whiskey bar, which closed last summer. The chef will open the restaurant with Phil Casaceli, the owner of Daddy-O, a bar in the West Village.
“After several years of focusing on a very busy television career, Burrell is thrilled to make the leap back into the restaurant world, a passion that has never left her,” Burrell’s team said during a presentation before Brooklyn Community Board 6's permits and licenses committee.
According to the presentation, titled “The Phil & Anne Project,” the upcoming restaurant will offer “food that feeds your soul — not just your body — in a comfortable and welcoming setting.” The menu will likely be modern American, made in an open kitchen “for a more personal food experience.”
A liquor license application was approved by the committee, and will be put to vote before the full board on April 13.