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In the Mood for Brunch? Head to ‘Eat’ for a One-Day Pop-Up (06/01)

IN_THE_MOOD_FOR_BRUNCH_EAT_GREENPOINTRecently it was announced that Eat (124 Meserole Avenue) would no longer be functioning as a full time restaurant but instead will be shifting its focus onto the idea of ‘a handmade lifestyle through cultivation’.  Owner Jordan Colon has decided that the space, made internationally famous for its monthly silent meals, will now be mostly dedicated to pottery: selling ceramics and hosting workshops.

There will still be a Silent Meal on the first Sunday of each month (see fb for details), but if the silent treatment isn’t up your street there will be one last chance to experience a full-volume mealtime at Eat during a collaborative brunch event hosted by social dining collective ‘In the Mood For‘. Continue reading

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Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Officially Open!

Northern Territory Rooftop View
Skyline View that will have Punters Coming in Droves

Its official: Judging by a weekend of gleaming porcelain limbs sunning themselves in McCarren Park, our long-lost love Springtime has finally returned! Which means it’s now time to start thinking about where we can make the most of these warmer days and nights.

When I popped into Aussie newcomer Northern Territory (12 Franklin Street) on Saturday evening I was happy to learn that their rooftop bar is now fully operational. Continue reading

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Recipes Gone Wild: Lucky Luna’s Kimchee + Nori Bloody Mary

Last Sunday, the weather was so gorgeous, and for the first time in months I wasn’t daunted by the thought of leaving a roughly one-block radius. Jen G and I were both up for trying something new, and decided on brunch at Lucky Luna, by McGolrick Park. Continue reading

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New Bar, Grand Ferry, Opens Tonight

Photo by Eddy Vallante

If you have any relationship with The Richardson—albeit it a one-nighter, Grand Ferry (229 Kent Ave) will feel strangely, wonderfully, familiar. And that’s because co-founders Jon Derosa and Joel Lee Kulp—as well as the staff, are transplants from Greenpoint’s popular speakeasy. Located on Kent Ave in Williamsburg, this waterfront tavern is inspired by a ferry that docked nearby until 1918.

Dig old stuff? If you are an antique nut like me, you will appreciate that the mirrors, prints, and resident mermaid (who exists as a sculpture and is printed on Grand Ferry’s matchbox) all hail from Kulp’s treks to the Mecca of antique fairs—Brimfield. Lining the walls are early 20th century prints of the East River—including one of the East River bridge, now known as the Williamsburg Bridge. Continue reading

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Gangster Times at Beloved

I’ll admit that I walked into Beloved a little ready to hate on it.  When I passed by the newly opened space a few nights earlier, I peered in through the gray doors painted with the name of this new place that inhabits the recessed cave that used to belong to the denizens of Stones Tavern thinking that this was just a bar hurriedly wedged into an odd middle space in Greenpoint.  A bar like a street-fair goldfish: short-lived.  Best not to get too attached.

Entering, I passed a sign out front promising ‘gangster times’ to be had within.  If the times of a gangster include:

  • Donuts,
  • Amazingly delicious original cocktails,
  • Friendly, laid back times, and
  • staying 2+ drinks longer than you meant to just because,
Cocktails at new bar Beloved
Get the "Thats My Word" Cocktail (Left)

then yes, Beloved delivered on the promise of ‘Gangster Times.’  While I can’t say there will always be donuts waiting there for you, talking to René, designer of the cocktail list, and Vivek, one of the owners, suggested that what you will reliably find is a bar that honestly cares about what they’re serving you.  They believe that they’re not settling by focusing on just being a solid place to drink, and while there were certainly hints about parties in the future – a DJ booth may one day soon occupy a back corner, and the yard has serious potential – Vivek suggested that Beloved has no intention of becoming an ‘event space.’  The focus is on a killer cocktail list, a well-designed interior sporting luxe wallpaper and custom lighting, and bartenders who actually seem to want you to enjoy your time there.  I love being wrong sometimes.

Beloved
674 Manhattan Ave

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Market Fresh: Apple Cider Cocktail

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If you picked up apple cider at the Greenmarket today, I have a good recipe to take it to the next level.

And like all good things, its simple: Apple Cider, Rye Whisky & Fresh Lemon. Thats it! Its my favorite bird nerding cocktail.

Greenpointers will be coming out with a spiral bound community recipe book in the spring (the kind you used to get from church when you were a kid) and we need your recipes!

Email recipes to greenpointers (at) gmail.com

We might even try them out on the blog!

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