Thank you everyone who participated in the Greenpointers’ poetry contest!
Our winner is Athena Pappas with her poem “The Shayz Lounge.” Athena will be a featured reader at Poetry Teachers NYC’s open mic on February 27th, 2013 at Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave). Signup for the Open Mic at 7:30, show starts at 8pm.
The Shayz Lounge by Athena Papas
I want one stained
barely legible against
grainy brown paper
love letter jotted down
on the back of recycled napkin,
pack of cowboy killer cigarettes,
discounted bottle of Chianti,
a blood moon stain on the end table.
One moment of the jukebox
making me feel
the pulse of fingertips
until the record ends.
The Akira Kurosake, Land of the Rising Dough, Greenpointzilla!, For Heaven’s Saké, etc
But he is a man who keeps his word, so don’t worry – someone is getting a damn pie!
Paulie Gee’s response:
“We are going to go with a name suggested by our busser Jake. It will be called Sake Mountain Way, a take off on the Joe Walsh song Rocky Mountain Way. Jake was inspired by whomever suggested Sake Balboa, so whomever suggested that is the winner.”
Congratulations Julie! (Email me to claim your winning pie – greenpointers at gmail.com)
And thanks for everyone who commented!
Here is another pie Paulie needs help naming, which he says “was inspired by my favorite calzone. Fresh mootz, sliced Canadian bacon, sweet Italian fennel sausage, a touch of fresh basil and post-oven ricotta dollops.”
That looks good!
Hints: Paulie is big into music and said it could start with “Ricotta Be…”
Greenpointers is competing in the Brooklyn Fishing Derby! Well, it’s team Jon & Jen! And in reality Jon is doing all the dirty work, like hooking nasty fish tails for bait and everything else that involves contact with the East River. My job is to keep it classy with sparkling wine and cheese plates and to be there for the photo op when we catch the biggest East River monster!
Stay tuned as we document our fish wrangling for the next month. It’s sure to be an exciting and stinky urban angling adventure!
What is the Brooklyn Fishing Derby? We weren’t too sure how it worked so we checked out the opening party at Dream Fishing and Tackle (673 Manhattan Ave) in Greenpoint. Ben Sargent, of Underground Lobster Pound fame was grilling burgers out front while contestants picked up their awesome t-shirts and fishing gear!
(Honestly, the $25 entry fee is worth the rad t-shirt even if you don’t drop a line in the water.)
“It’s a pretty good cross section of Greenpoint,” Ben explained. There were born and raised Greenpointers, tattooed hipster Greenpointers, Polish-American guy Greenpointers, young Latino Greenpointers and some badass fisherwomen Greenpointers. And everyone was there to fish the East River!
For $80 we got the “FULL BIG HOOKER” package, which included a sweet fishing pole, measuring tape and the instructions for submission, which involved taking a photo of the catch and sending it via text or email within one hour.
From now until November 17th, 2012, we will be fishing along the Brooklyn side of East River from the 69th St Pier in Bayridge all the way up to Long Island City.
It’s all about cocktails… it’s been a long week and it’s only Wednesday!
Wouldn’t it be fun to learn how to make your own fancy cocktails at home? Here is your chance to attend a boozy and educational event presented by Edible Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) next Wednesday 8/22 at 8pm – so you can shake it like the best of them! You will even learn how to make beer cocktails! More info.
To enter: Comment below on your favorite cocktail.
Deadline to enter: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm.
One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
I’m sure you have all met the lovely Laena McCarthy while wandering through Sundays’ McGolrick Park Farmers Market and tasted the delicious jams she sells by the name of Anarchy in a Jar. Greenpointers’ very own Jam Queen is coming out with a book called Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit (in stores 8/6/12).
In the meantime, Laena was generous enough to give away a free copy to one of Greenpointers’ lucky readers! To enter: tell us your favorite jam in the comments below! (it’s that easy!)
One winner will be chosen randomly. Comments will be closed on Sunday August 5th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on Monday August 6th, 2012. Good luck!