Eat & Drink

Life after Brooklyn Night Bazaar: Beaching Reimagined & An Oceanfront Oktoberfest

Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar became the kind of neighborhood staple that I took for granted. I went a couple of times when it first opened and then frequented it less and less assuming that it’d always be there. With new shows and vendors each weekend, it offered enough variety to the local crowd while being consistently draw enough for visitors. There was something for everyone. Plus it was free and cheap.

So when it shut its doors while I was away this past May, I was dismayed that I hadn’t visited in recent months and was appalled to learn that they were priced out by BMW. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink | Tags: , , , , | 0 Comments

Arepas All Round! Tasty New Pop-Up at Brooklyn Safehouse

Adobera Arepa with queso fresco, black bean spread, avocado and pickled jalapenos (Image from @centavonyc)

The nights are drawing in, the temperature’s gradually dropping and it’s starting to be hands in pockets weather – but we’re not talking coat pockets – oh no – we’re talking yummy little stuffed arepa pockets!

A brand new weekly pop-up at Brooklyn Safehouse is bringing delicious arepas to Franklin street every Wednesday night. The pop-up is called Centavo, and is run by trio of friends John Monastero, Mike Lee and Mary O’Reilly, who are taking of advantage of cozy season to roll out an inventive menu of comforting hand-held treats to hungry bar-dwellers. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

The Naked Dog: Romantic Italian Spot Brightens Up Java and West

NakedDog_Ears_525pxMany people have been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Naked Dog. There aren’t too many eateries on West Street, and this restaurant front has been teasing Greenpointers since the end of 2014. Many delays – permits, that sort of boring thing – prevented them from opening up until this past week. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , | 0 Comments

Brooklyn Pour Brought Local and Far-Flung Brews to Greenpoint

All photos © Laura Miles Dresser.

The Village Voice’s Fifth Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival last weekend filled the Brooklyn Expo Center with over 60 breweries and their fans. Amid a melee of Frisbee, games, balloons, food trucks and tables, there was still room for all the attendees to drink, mingle and even compete in a stein lifting competition.

Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Brooklyn Barge Bar Finally Open – Just in Time for Autumn!

bbb_greenpoint_bargeSummer may be officially over, but a little change of season’s not standing in the way of the launch of the longest-anticipated bar in Greenpoint.

After months of uncertainty, Brooklyn Barge Bar finally opened its gangplank to the public on Friday. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Benefit Dinner for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen with Chefs from Saltie and Diner Journal (10/02)

greenpoint_church_vegWhen 61 Franklin Street Community Garden and Greenpoint Church get together, they throw some of the most fun and delicious fundraiser community dinners – and they’re hosting another one this Friday evening!

A $60 ticket includes an amazing three-course meal with unlimited wine from Dandelion Wine and beer by Sixpoint. Veggies are from the community garden and meat comes from Sun Fed Beef in upstate NY (and there will be a wonderful veggie option for non meat-eaters).

The meal will be prepared by two talented local chefs : Caroline Fidanza owner of Saltie, the cult Williamsburg sandwich shop, and Millicent Souris, who has cooked at Egg, Roebling Tea Room and the Queen’s Hideaway. Both chefs have published their own cookbooks and regularly contribute to Diner Journal. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Drunkpointers: Visit God Bless Deli for 4:00 a.m. Curly Fries and Bacon Cheeseburgers


Sometimes nothing else matters in your life besides an all-encompassing need for curly fries at 4:00 a.m. You can get regular french fries almost anywhere. But curly fries? Especially spicy curly fries? That’s when you go to God Bless Deli.

Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Taste Talks Takes Over Wythe Avenue

Saturday Chicken & Waffles Brunch by Pies & Thighs cred - janebruce 500
Saturday Chicken & Waffles Brunch by Pies & Thighs. © Jane Bruce

Taste Talks knows the way to every hungover food-loving Brooklynite’s heart is through a drumstick on a waffle.

That’s how the third annual Taste Talks, a food and discussion festival at The Wythe Hotel, Kinfolk Studios and Colossal Media in Williamsburg, kicked off last Saturday.

You can’t go wrong with Pies-n-Thighs on the fryer, and waffles and syrup to drown out the pain of a long week. Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Events | Tags: , , , , | 0 Comments

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint Battled Rain with Booze & Cupcakes and Won


This weekend, every outdoor NYC event, from the 90s Fest to the Taste Talks Barbeque, battled the kind of wicked New York rain that really unleashes its full furor when you’ve closed your umbrella for the fourth time and ventured out into the open.

This past Sunday’s Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint found its participants gamely laughing through the rain and sharing tent space with welcoming food vendors.

Continue reading

Category: Community, Eat & Drink, Events | Tags: , , | 0 Comments

Proudly Presenting 60+ Breweries at the Brooklyn Pour next Sat (9/26)! Get $10 off!


The Village Voice is proud to announce the final lineup of 60+ breweries for the 5th Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 3pm – 6pm at Brooklyn Expo Center here in Greenpoint!

60+ breweries include: Allagash Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Bluepoint Brewing Company, Braven Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Dogfish Head, Continue reading

Category: Culture, Eat & Drink, Events, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , , | 0 Comments