Nestled amid the eco-friendly dry cleaners and Hi Mango! is a brand new addition to the culinary options that seem to be exploding throughout the neighborhood. Birchwood Forest, offering up unexpected selections like Korean bulgogi and Italian pastas, is the first restaurant, however to truly try to compete with nearby Forrest Point by placing itself within an extremely close vicinity.
While it’s fairly overt that it’s no coincidence Birchwood Forest ever so faintly ripped off their name from Forrest Point (though Birchwood Forest has a decidedly more rest home-sounding quality to it), the restaurant’s unique approach to menu creation makes it more distinct from Forrest Point.
Manager Fran Poseur, a 39-year-old who previously worked as a consultant at Roberta’s before the nasty lawsuit began among the primary managers, told The Burning Bush, “I can’t speak to rumors of a ‘competition’ with Forrest Point. It’s not really my fault that the more suburban Bushwick gets, the more liable it is to have things named with the word ‘forest’ in it. I have no control over this type of suburbanification.” So there you have it. Birchwood Forest lays no claim to trying to annihilate the success of Forrest Point–but their larger, more affordable bar suggests otherwise.
Written by Genna Rivieccio