Eat & Drink

A Hearty French Dinner Pops Up at Cooking with Claire

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Claire Phelan was working a job in fashion, but she knew all along that she was more Julia Child than Coco Chanel. So eight months ago, she started giving in-home cooking lessons.

Soon, Claire was hosting pop-up dinner after dinner, and she also began catering events. The response was overwhelming, and Phelan recently hosted two events in one week. Continue reading

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Stay Classy (or Not) and Walk (or Crawl) Home on NYE + Farewell Greenpoint Heights!!

Ready to ring in 2016 in style? Or are you more into a low-key, no frills, one last hurrah before committing to your 2016 resolution? From fancy and fine to lowbrow and fun, we’ve put together a list of the enormous options we have right here in Greenpoint.

These local fine food establishments have put together special NYE menus to ring in 2016 with culinary finesse:

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Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave, $55) – 5 course prix fixe menu (Traditional Italian), party hats & noise makers, midnight prosecco toast, music by DJ Ronny Moo, 1/2 priced bottled wines. Full Menu here.

Cozinha Latina (37 Greenpoint Ave, $50-$60) – A festive feast of hearty small plates (Brazilian/Latin Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Party at Greenpoint Beer & Ale/Dirck the Norseman!!

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Join us at Greenpoint Beer and Ale/Dirck the Norseman on New Years Eve to welcome in 2016! It’s a cork-poppin’, rock-n-rollin’, champagne-toastin’, kick off to the new year!

NYE @ GPB leaves 2015 in the dust with FREE Beer, Wine and Well Spirits for an early bird special of $75! For all who join us, a complimentary Champagne toast at Midnight kicks off the New Year!

Along with Jever Pilsener, Gaffel Kolsch, Riegele Privat and Kellerbier,
our line up of 12 in-house craft brews include: Continue reading

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Holiday Market 2015 Recap + Where to Find Your Favorite Vendors

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Sometimes art doesn’t imitate life and it’s too bad because the winter wonderland we brought this year’s Greenpointers Holiday Market was so beautiful! Miss V put down her Mehndi tools for a few hours, picked up a can of blue spray paint, and revived her street art skills to create a dope backdrop decked out with hanging snowflakes, sprites, and a wintery landscape. The weather outside felt more like a brisk spring day but inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft, it was bustling with the holiday spirit and the smell of spices from our mulled wine wafted throughout. Continue reading

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Laze Away an Afternoon at Nha Minh, a Hip Vietnamese Art Eatery

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After a lazy afternoon at the McGolrick Farmers Market, I was considering heading to Little Dokebi and ordering bibimbap, but I decided to see what was around.

Yelp prodded me with its four and a half stars for Vietnamese café Nha Minh, promising “flavorful (and abundant) rice bowls, crisp tasty sandwiches, early breakfast, beer/wine.” Yelp promised both “rotating art shows” and “rotating vegetables.” I’ll never say you never did anything good for me, Yelp. Continue reading

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How to Make Mulled Hungarian Wine the Easy Peasy Way

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Benedek Pinot Noir (Palinkerie Fine Hungarian Imports)

I don’t remember the point at which the simple days of working on a wishlist of gifts in the days leading up the the holidays were over. All I know is this time of year hasn’t exactly been a time to kick back and relax for a long time. As much as I love shopping for gifts and the festivities surrounding it, it’s time consuming and takes a lot of work. Add to it, work on putting together a massive market, and you are going to want to look for some short cuts. But since we’ve set a high bar on creative seasonal cocktails that are served at the markets, we didn’t want to dilute quality either. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Oenology’s 2016 Classes: Women in Wine, Whiskey Tastings and Chocolate Pairings

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Taking a class with Alie Shaper, the owner and winemaker at Brooklyn Oenology, offers a rare experience in the wine world. Not only is Shaper incredibly easy to talk to and an excellent teacher, but her classes are interesting and unusual.

“I want people to ask questions and learn,” Shaper said. “There’s no reason to feel intimidated.” Continue reading

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Our Holiday Market is Happening this Sunday (12/6)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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We are so excited for our annual Holiday Market and cannot wait to introduce you to so many talented local creators!

GPHM2016_275pxThe Deets: This Sunday December 6th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

RSVP on Facebook!

Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Ben Shirai with “Winter Wonderland” themed design, Personalized stories by The Roving TypistNail Art by @Peenk!Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay Myers, Henna Tattoos by Miss V, Bang Trims by Bull in the Heather, Live Performance by Laura & Greg!

Refreshments: Mulled Hungarian Wine with Palinkerie’s Benedek Pinot Noir and spices by Greenpoint Trading Co., Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many food vendors including Esme, Adelina’s,Centavo, Moe’s DoughsBrooklyn Whatever and more!!

See below for a sneak peak at some of our awesome vendors!

More details of what’s in store for Sunday here.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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We’re Thankful for this Pizza-Themed Space Invader at Vinnie’s

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Via Vinnie’s on Instagram

Judging by the consistent theme of pizza and Ninja Turtles in his work lately, legendary street artist Invader is hungry for freedom slices.

We’re happy to say that Greenpoint’s very own Vinnie’s Pizzeria put some happiness in his belly recently. But mostly happy that he rewarded them handsomely with a parting gift.

“Invader loves pizza. And apparently ours,” said Vinnie’s co-owner Henrik Toncic. “He and his crew stayed for lunch after completing the job. Chill down to earth Parisians. We feel very lucky. And proud. And it’s never gonna get old walking up to it.”

According to Toncic, Invader custom-made his pizza critter especially for Vinnie’s, matching it to their logo and everything.

As tempting as it is, though, to say that pizza (and pizza alone) brought them together, Toncic has been part of the street art community his entire life. A mutual friend, photographer Stephen Kelley, facilitated the fateful meeting.

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A Lazy Greenpointer’s Guide to an Easy Thanksgiving at Five Local Spots

Thanksgiving Meat and Cheese Plate by Greenpoint Meat & Cheese (192 Driggs Ave)
Thanksgiving Meat and Cheese Plate by Greenpoint Meat & Cheese (192 Driggs Ave)

Thanksgiving has always been a good excuse to pile on some good ole classic American dishes and stuff myself silly until I can’t move. But I’ve always done all the cooking and this year, I just don’t feel like getting my hands dirty with the Turkey baster. So what does a lazy Greenpointer do on one of the best holidays of the year? Spend it at any of these five local spots, walking distance away. Continue reading

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