Eat & Drink

A Taste for Books: Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan

Collage from Archestratus' Instagram
Collage via Archestratus’ Instagram

Welcome to a new Greenpointers food series called A Taste for Books. We’ll be taking a page from the monthly cookbook club and potluck hosted by our Greenpoint neighbors, Archestratus (visit them at 160 Huron Street), featuring a different cookbook each month paired with insights from the monthly discussion. Thanks for joining us on this adventure that will highlight scrumptious recipes, dissect interesting ingredients and generally recap what happens when you mix cooks with books in Greenpoint.

First up – Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed (2014). Read more after the jump. Continue reading

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Real Comfort Food: Behind Girl Party’s “Eat Your Grief” Dinner

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Haven’t heard of Girl Party? You’re missing out, Greenpoint.

The Greenpoint-based group throws parties, dinners and events in Brooklyn, like this alternative Valentine’s Day dinner and the in-vogue yoga parties of our generation (in case you didn’t know from trips to neighborhood spots like New Love City and Maha Rose, yoga isn’t yoga these days unless it’s accompanied by things like tarot card readings, sage smudging, crystals, reiki, aromatherapy, past-life regression or witchy spells).

Together with Cooking With Claire, a local chef pop-up by Claire Phelan, and Power Plants Herbals, an herbalist company founded by Ray Edwards, Girl Party is throwing a dinner and discussion called “Eat Your Grief” as part of its Second Servings series.

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Greenpoint Gals Keep It Real: Concrete + Water Owner Hannah Dilworth

Hannah Dilworth

Hannah Dilworth may own Williamsburg shop Concrete + Water, but her heart belongs to Greenpoint, where she lives with her fiancé and their dog Henry.

Hannah’s shop is a beautiful, stylish sight to behold, with gorgeous, well-curated items, from the perfect summer bikini to the most current pair of sunnies.

A recent panel at the shop, sponsored by Made Real Vodka and moderated by its founder Nicole Williams, featured a fun and lively group of female North Brooklyn entrepreneurs. As would-be entrepreneurs sipped a spicy honey-vodka cocktail, they listened to Hannah, Victorian Deych, Kilee Hughes and Lenore Champagne Beirne discussing the confidence required to be your own boss in a hostile economic climate. Afterwards, we chatted with Hannah about the event, her shop, collaborating with her partner, and how she turned her passion into a lifestyle.

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The Spring Market is this Sun (4/17)! Preview Our Vendors!!!

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Poster design by Llubav Duerr

We’re so excited for our Spring Market and can’t wait to introduce you to our talented vendors! This time around we have 60+ talented local crafters, artists, makers, plus plenty of delicious food and beverages to get you going for the Spring Season.

The Deets: This Sunday, April 17, 2016 from (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

RSVP on Facebook to stay updated!

FREE Activities:
Honeycomb and Golden Blooms photo booth by Ben
Massage by human@ease (1PM – 5PM)
Spring Nail Art by Peenk!
Personalized Stories by The Roving Typist
Henna Tattoos by Miss V
Bang Trims by Bull In The Heather
Face Painting by a BigSillyGuy

Check out our awesome vendors after the jump:

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We Got a Deliciously Stinky Crash Course at Edible Brooklyn’s “How To Eat Cheese”

"How To Eat Cheese" at the Brooklyn Brewery
“How To Eat Cheese” at the Brooklyn Brewery

Have you ever been curious about how exactly cheese is made? It is, my friends, a true art form, as we learned Wednesday night at Edible Brooklyn‘s “How To Eat Cheese.”

About 150 cheese lovers gathered at the Brooklyn Brewery, eager to learn about everything cheese-related from some of NYC’s expert cheese makers. We got our hands on all sorts of tasty treats from the cheesemongers themselves, some of which had never been out of the vault! All about the cheese talks after the jump.

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Lunch Counter Series: Where to Eat When You’re East of Manhattan Ave

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Some say the leisurely liquid-friendly Mad Men lunch is a thing of the past. However, as we’ve learned from our research on this Lunch Counter series (we gave you the update on the northern side of Greenpoint and the southern side of Greenpoint), restaurants in Greenpoint are providing all-day sustenance, with options for a quick lunch break or a more relaxed meal. So turn off that computer and trade your bytes for a bite at one of these spots off McGolrick Park listed after the jump. Continue reading

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Trend Alert! Two Whole-Grain Bread Pop-ups in North Brooklyn

It seems that bakers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief as some pressure has eased up from the gluten-free fad and turn to a much more filling trend in bread—the locally sourced, freshly milled, whole grain loaf.

Rugbrød from Meyers Bageri, photo via Grubstreet Instagram
Rugbrød from Meyers Bageri. Photo via Grubstreet Instagram

Luckily, Brooklyn has a lot of great bread options but recently we’ve been gifted with two more exciting projects within reach of Greenpoint. Although only available on the weekends, pop-ups from Meyers Bageri and Brooklyn Bread Lab are slinging rockin’ loaves of naturally leavened, whole grain breads that are worth waiting for.

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Spring Vegetable Scones

The Brits may think this is a joke that we’re defiling their scones this way, Greenpointers. But we’re superserious when we say these scones are savory and made even more delicious by Greenpoint’s plethora of spring veggies, instead of raisins or other sweets.

Kale, zucchini, purple cauiflower scones
Kale, zucchini and purple cauliflower scones

I’ve been on a crazy scone kick. All I want to do lately is sink my teeth into those biscuit-like pastries. It was a no-brainer that I bring scones to a potluck book club meeting at my friend’s apartment this week. Instead of going with my usual sweet ginger scones, I decided to opt for a savory version with seasonal vegetables in honor of the first day of spring. Continue reading

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Clothier Upstate Stock Opens a Flagship Store and Coffeeshop in Greenpoint

Upstate Stock's new flagship store and café. All photos courtesy of Upstate Stock and Bram Robinson.
Upstate Stock’s new flagship store and café. All photos courtesy of Upstate Stock and Bram Robinson.

Upstate Stock, a clothing and accessories store, opened a large flagship store on March 12th at 2 Berry Street, next to Berry Park. The store includes a coffeeshop and plentiful seating space, with laptops allowed, according to owner Bram Robinson.

As of yesterday, Upstate Stock has added a slew of new products.

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