ART, MUSIC, BAR, FUN
The innovation does not end at the menu, however – the décor and interior design of ZuriLee is unprecedented in Flatbush. The 2200 square foot space is equipped with a 23 foot-long bar, designed by Brooklyn-based woodworker Henry Shaulov, and stocked with over 15 styles of Bourbon, 20 styles of tequila, and a 12-beer draught system. Live musicians will provide entertainment on select nights and patrons will be treated to wall-to-wall artwork hand painted by Richie Soto, a visual artist who is also Brooklyn-based and whose illustrations are just as colorful and offbeat as the menu.
ZuriLee PizzaBar is the second establishment conceptualized and operated by the Brooklyn Burrowes Restaurant Group, a team of four Guyanese-American brothers who also founded MangoSeed, which brought Caribbean food in a more refined – yet still authentic – form to Flatbush, in 2009. The brothers grew up mere blocks away from where the two restaurants now sit almost side-by-side between Clarkson and Lenox Avenues, and are committed to playing a pivotal role in the neighborhood’s evolution. Future projects range from more hospitality businesses to real estate investments; but at present, all focus is on establishing ZuriLee PizzaBar, which is truly a culmination of all things Burrowes Brothers, as a Flatbush staple and will spearhead the transformation of the community they call home.