Eat & Drink

Can you Solve the Mystery of the Disappearing Tamales?

The mysterious case of the disappearing tamales (Image courtesy of Tamale Factory)

This week we received a touching missive from a reader in distress, bringing to our attention a curious Greenpoint mystery. It wasn’t something we were able to solve, so we have decided to print the letter in full, in the hope that someone can help provide us with some answers.

“Dear Greenpointers,

I am a 19 year resident of Greenpoint. In the past eight or nine years I’ve been lucky enough to have been blessed with the most wonderful, succulent, authentic tamales that ever graced this coast – Monday to Friday, rain or shine – at the India Street G line entrance.  No tamales compared…not at any restaurant nearby, not even in Manhattan – and other ‘competing’ tamale vendors in the neighborhood didn’t even come close. Continue reading

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Summer Twilight Cocktail Party at Franklin St Community Garden (08/21)

61_Franklin_Flyer_GreeenpointYou know that cute community garden on Franklin Street?

Well, they’re hosting a summer cocktail party and it sounds like a super lovely opportunity to hang on to the fading evenings of summer whilst checking out the charming oasis for yourself. Continue reading

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Warm Your Bones at the Moonlight Mile

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Meet friends old and new at The Moonlight Mile on Franklin Street!

It’s fun to cheer a new local business on, so we thought we’d check in on Greenpoint’s whiskey and cocktail joint, The Moonlight Mile. Five months in, I found that the bar has grown to include even more of what makes it great– expert cocktails, carefully selected whiskey, music, and community.

The Moonlight Mile is a rare space in which the bar is not only responding to the customers needs, but works to include the customer in every aspect of their service and setting. The Moonlight Mile is centered around creating community and a space for neighbors to get to know each other. This is in part because the owners, Garry and Rebecca Embry, are Greenpoint neighbors as well as business owners, and supporting the community is what drives their decisions. There are many ways to participate beyond drinking a great cocktail, whiskey or beer. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Love Bites: Blind Date #1

It’s a momentous day for Greenpointers. Today we bring you the outcome of our first ever Love Bites in Greenpoint blind date!!

This week’s couple are Dean, 34 and Bryony, 27. We hand-picked them from dozens of applicants and we’re mighty glad we chose them to start the series off because it turns out they are both awesome!

The pair met for their blind date at Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave), our favorite local Italian. The wine was free-flowing and the food was to die for but, at the end of the evening, was there romance in the air? Continue reading

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Jungle Cafe: Fresh, Delicious & Vegan

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Jungle Cafe

“Wow,” someone said as I waited in line on opening day. “I’m not even a vegetarian, but there’s definitely way too much bacon in this area. This is a relief.”

Jungle Cafe (996 Manhattan Ave) is certainly a relief for the vegetarians and vegans of North Brooklyn. But fortunately it’s also incredibly delicious and so comes as a welcome addition to the rest of us as well. Continue reading

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Oyster Happy Hour and New Brunch at The Bounty

Bounty Brunch Table

Greenpoint has seen a whole host of new restaurants open over the past year or so. One of the interesting things about this is that we get to witness their growth and development as they evolve to meet local tastes and demands.

The Bounty (131 Greenpoint Ave) is a great example of this. The restaurant opened gently last spring as an evening spot with simple, good food, and has recently extended its offerings to include weekend brunch, a daily oyster happy hour, and a gorgeous outdoor space. Continue reading

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New ‘Moe’s Doughs’ Brings the Croissant Donut to Greenpoint

Moe's Doughs

Important Food News Flash: As of last Friday, Greenpoint got itself a second donut shop. Yep, that’s right, after many years of plain sailing, Peter Pan has finally got some competition!

Moe’s Doughs Donut Shop (126 Nassau Ave), situated at the corner of McGuinness, is a family-run operation headed by Egyptian-born owner Mohamed Saleh, who has lived in the neighborhood for over 25 years. Continue reading

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Ovenly Goods Now on Offer to East River Ferry Commuters

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Morning Coffee Fix from Ovenly

Rely on the East River Ferry to get to work? Pleased that it’s back up and running from Greenpoint? Well, here’s some news to make your morning ferry ride even cheerier…

The thoughtful folks at Ovenly are now taking their wares onto India Street Pier each morning to provide bleary-eyed commuters with their daily coffee fix. Continue reading

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Fushimi: Like Stepping into a Different World

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A secluded Fushimi dining booth

North Brooklyn has become synonymous with a certain type of restaurant: venues with unassuming frontage, pared back interiors, single-sheet menus of small plates and cocktails served in jam jars. Fushimi (475 Driggs Ave) is different, and it has always made me curious. I walk past it most days on my way to and from the L and often try to catch a glimpse of what lies beyond the bead-curtained windows and silver-mirrored entrance. Continue reading

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Open! Open! Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

Vinny Milburn, left, and Adam Geringer-Dunn, right

Fifth generation fishmonger Vinny Milburn and co-owner/chef Adam Geringer-Dunn have opened the doors to Greenpoint Fish & Lobster (114 Nassau Ave), their much-anticipated raw bar and market offering seasonal, local, and well-sourced seafood in a quaint corner restaurant setting. Milburn and Geringer-Dunn are passionate about ensuring customers know where their catches come from, and that transparency is embodied in everything from the large, street-facing picture window where passersby can see their team at work to maritime maps hanging in the restrooms. It’s a little jewel box of a space and a two-fold great addition to the neighborhood – a reliable, quality seafood market and quite a nice new date night option.

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