Props to chef Lucas Manteca, who managed to sign a lease for the former Gayle space at 617 S. Third St. in Queen Village, design a menu, redecorate, and get open -- all in the space of five weeks.
Hoof + Fin, a BYOB, opened last night.
Look is rustic, with suspended clear, Edison-style lightbulbs, butcher-block tables, and gobs of tchotchkes.
And neighborhood-friendly prices.
Manteca's culinary resume ranges from Costa Rica to the Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel in Cape May and his own places (Sea Salt and Quahog's Seafood Shack in Stone Harbor).
It's open from 5 p.m. daily, except for Tuesdays (closed).