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Brooklyn Nibbles: Maria’s Goes Telenovela with Allegations of Tawdry Things

December 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Perhaps you recall GL Chief Correspondent E.C. Stephens report before Christmas about the return of Maria’s Bistro which had become Mercado Social. Yeah, we know you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. What comes next from our readers, however, makes this potentially the most tawdry and scandalous Park Slope restaurant stories of the year. If only the food had been this good. Oh, yeah, friends, we have allegations of divorce and unsubstantiated rumors of the owner “fooling around” with a waitress and being discovered by his wife. Oh, baby! This is the original story of the morp from Maria’s Mexican Bistro into Mercado Social. That would have been in the glorious days of mid-October. And, here’s the story of the morph back to Maria’s. But, friends, we are doing what in the business is known as burying the lead. A reader, who must have insider knowledge writes blockbuster allegations of lust and divorce:

There is in fact a divorce at play here. The owner Eduardo was found fooling around once the place was closed with a waitress by his wife no less. It’s really ugly.

We have no idea of the veracity of the scandalous allegations, but Hooooly shitcakes. A Park Slope restaurant soap opera worthy of Smith Street if not that other borough, Manhattan.

Tags: Brooklyn Nibbles · Park Slope

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // Dec 29, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Any pictures?

  • 2 peter // Jan 13, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    is there proof of this? becuase i know a waiter who worked there who said the change was because of slumping business so changed the name n menu but it went even worse then wen it started personally there food is good