Can you believe we are on Supper #5? And they are getting better and better ever time! Don’t miss this special “Cinco De Mayo” Greenmarket inspired menu created by Chef Heather Cahill of Farm to Fridge at Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) on May 5, 2013 from 7-9pm. And if the weather permits we can enjoy this amazing meal al fresco!
• Grilled Asparagus “Elote”
• Fish Tacos with Ramp Salsa Verde & Radish Salsa
• Strawberry Tres Leches
• Beloved Cocktail
•Outrage:Traffic Issues in North Brooklyn @Saint Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea St) 6:30-9pm, Come Learn about The Illegal Truck Enforcement Task Force, A presentation by New York State Department Transportation on the Kosciuszko Bridge Project and the impacts on North Brooklyn and NYC DOT will be present to address issues of traffic in Williamsburg and Greenpoint RSVP ☺Heavy Metal Laser Plane: Comedy Show @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Bryson Turner/Billy Prinsell/Tim Dillion/John Anderson RSVP ♫VANS House Parties w/ New Lurk City @House of Vans (25 Franklin) 7pm, FREE, Beer and Pizza also FREE More Info ♦Poetry Teachers NYC: Open Mic @Milk and Roses(1110 Manhattan Ave)Sign up 7:30pm, FREE, Sing, dance, music, rap, comedy, poetry, or just come and be yourself! More Info ♫Little Big League/Pocket Hercules/Kerbivore/The Brooklyn What/RadKey @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8 RSVP ♫Double King/The Suzan/Cold Fronts @ Public Assembly (70 N6th Street) 8pm, $10, RSVP ♫Heaven’s Gate/Hurricanes of Love/Buck Gooter/Dyin’ Breed @The Ho_se (28 Lawton St, Bushwick) 8:30pm, $5, RSVP
THURSDAY 2/28 •Yummy Eats End of February Party @The Diamond (43 Franklin At) 7pm, Taste all kinds of fantastic snacks for $6 per plate or $20 for four plates! RSVP *Artifact Official Grand Opening Party @Artifact (155 Freeman St) 8-10pm, FREE, Come celebrate Greenpoint’s newest shop with wine from Dandelion Wine, beer from Radeberger Pilsner, Gin from Greenhook Ginsmiths with music provided by D.J.A.D.D. RSVP ♫The Monte de Rosas Band/Indian/Belle Mare/Josh Quat @Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $6 RSVP ♫Selebrities/Rush Midnight/Bowmont @Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $1o RSVP ♫Field Mouse/Napoleon/Family Photos & AK @ La Piazetta (442 Graham Ave) 9:30pm, $5 RSVP ♥Prince Klassen/Dope Shoes/rotating TTL DJs + special guests @Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave, Bushwick) 10pm-4am RSVP
FRIDAY 3/1 ♦Born Again² / FOUNTAIN SEND-OFF @Calico Brooklyn (67 West St, #206) 7-9pm, closing party for “BORN AGAIN” and simultaneously HI-FIVE Calico as they prepare to set sail for Fountain Art Fair! RSVP ♦Nature Is Ancient: Icelandic Landscapes @The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Photographer Meg Wachter- inspired by the music of Björk and subsequent visit to the musician’s homeland,￼”Nature is Ancient” documents the ever-changing and hauntingly beautiful volcanic landscapes of Iceland RSVP ♫PC Worship “Beat Punk” LP release/Pop. 1280/Burning Star Core/Diamond Guardian Diffusion/Ducktails DJS @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) 8pm, FREE (donation suggested) RSVP ♫Samothrace, Howl, Pilgrim, Bezoar @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $12 RSVP ♫Crush Distance/Sonic China Doll/Indian Rebound/Lucas Bros @Cameo Art Gallery (93 N. 6th Street) 8pm, $7 RSVP ♫Freshkills/Violent Bullshit/Chron Turbine @Union Pool(484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8 More Info *Title Goes Here//Greenpointers Dance Party @The Warsaw (261 Driggs) 10pm-2am, FREE, Get your dance on with Greenpointers and Supercrush Studio DJ’s, FREE Potato Pancake Buffet (10-11pm) and $4 Gin & Tonics! RSVP
SATURDAY 3/2 *Brooklyn Torch Trade Store @Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin Street) 2-6pm, Local currency project that provides a new paper means of exchange in North Brooklyn that circulates to support the resident community in North Brooklyn More Info •Brew N’ Chew @The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 4-6pm, $10/13, See the Swillin’ Swines duke it out with the Green Grove Brewers, your vote will decide who wins! Entry fee gets you a taste of homebrew and snack pairing from each team and the proceeds will be donated to the Greenpoint Reform Church Food Pantry More Info ♫The Bomber Jacket/Cymbals Eat Guitars/Grooms/Pretty & Nice/Maquina Supervium @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10 RSVP ♫Octo Octa/Maria Minerva/Pharoahs/Magic Touch @285 Kent 11pm, $10 RSVP
SUNDAY 3/3 Collect-I-Bowl Record Show @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe)11am-5pm, FREE, Over 40 vendors and thousands of rare and collectable records into one room RSVP •Stephan Pastis and Timmy Failure @Word (126 Franklin) 4pm, FREE, Bestselling author and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, introduces his first kids book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, with a multimedia presentation and signing for all ages! RSVP *Sunday Supper @The Diamond (43 Franklin) 7-9pm, $40, The third installment of Greenpointers Sunday Supper! Tix ♫Beach Fossils/Chris Cohen/Divorce Money/Lodro @285 Kent 8pm, $12 RSVP
MONDAY 3/4 •Boulevard Trivia Night @Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker) 8-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge and win prizes More Info
TUESDAY 3/5 •Things that I have to tell you right now @Cafe Royal (195 Nassau Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, A monthly gathering of creative writers, dreamers, and other generally sensitive souls to unite and share their works with each other. Come and read, sing, show, and tell us anything you want under 10 minutes, participation optional. ☺The Trap: Comedy/Variety Show @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8-10pm, FREE, With performers from Comedy Central, Conan, Fallon and more! Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
The recent Sunday Suppers have been such a blast, and tickets have sold out in one day, so if you want to get in on major homemade tater tot action, plus other amazing dishes by Chef Annie Berger on March 3, 2013, from 7-9pm at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) – don’t wait!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw / Creamy Garlic / Parmesan Crisp
Puff Pastry Hot Dog / Onion Bacon Jam
Homemade Tater Tots
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie
Selected Beer or Wine
Sunday Supper #2 was smooth sailing and an amazing night at B’s Luncheonette. There is something magical about having dinner in a place for just one night. So many people stopped in to ask hopefully whether the restaurant would be opening up. We all wish!
Chef Tony was so uber prepared, with a check list and everything. We had the right amount of plates and seating, and the ambience created with just some white christmas lights is key. Although the heat didn’t seem to be pumping, the vibes were warm and great.
The amount of food was spot on, too. The creamy iceberg wedge salad topped with bacon was incredible. The BBQ sliders with a side of home fries were delicious, and the dessert a boozy banana shake was a nice finish. What a perfect night!
When we visited Florida we drove up the middle of the state to see some birds at Lake Okeechobee. We got in late and our options were: Taco Bell, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s and Black Gold Steakhouse. We obviously ate at Black Gold and enjoyed deep fried green beans. The next day we had breakfast at Ding-A-Ling Deli. Otherwise, the options for shit food were endless.
On a typical Friday night in Greenpoint, while figuring out where to go to eat or get a drink with friends, I always step outside myself and view the conversation from above and we always sound like a bunch of spoiled assholes. It goes like this:
“Are you crazy? It’s 8pm!”
“I just ate there for lunch yesterday.”
“I’m a vegan.”
“Not in the mood for piano.”
“Kind of far to walk.”
“Can’t eat the noodles upstairs after 8.”
“I can see it, there’s a line.”
“I have a gluten allergy.”
“I want a cocktail.”
This can go on forever, because the list of amazing options we have to chose from is endless in Greenpoint. When we get into this spoiled circle jerk I now say, “At least it’s not Lake Okeechobee!”
As reported by EATER, we can add two more anticipated to be awesome options on our list. Down Greenpoint Ave, near Transmitter Park, the owners of Roebling Tea Room plan to open River Styx in April.
On Manhattan Ave, near Enid’s, a famous Danish Brewer named Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø and Daniel Burns of Momofuku are opening a brew pub with Scandanavian food called Tørst.
And don’t forget, Andrew Tarlow’s Achilles Heel is now open on West and Green St.
Little Christmas is also known as the Feast of the Epiphany, when the wise men visited the baby Jesus and presented him with gifts. In my family on Little Christmas we do what we do on all holidays, stuff our faces with food.
As such we are making a call for local chefs, home cooks and food makers of all kinds. (No culinary school required.) This is a great chance to show off your cooking talent, share family traditions, make people happy and promote your own supper club, food blog, product or future restaurant. You will be paid and given a food budget. Email greenpointers (at) gmail.com and tell us a little about yourself.
If you are a venue interested in hosting, please email greenpointers (at) gmail.com.
I made a Sicilian Rice Ball Supper for a similar weekly dining series that took place at Veronica People’s Club. It was a great night and I am hoping to recreate the same fun and delicious vibe.
For over two years now Milk and Roses, (1110 Manhattan Ave) in Greenpoint has been the go to place for the perfect cappuccino and croissant. Now Milk has the pleasure to announce an entire new side, with the able hand of Chef Chance Jones. Jones has created an authentic southern Italian menu, featuring cheese and cured meat platters, insalate, braised meats and pasta.
Milk is especially excited about Agnello in Agro, a braised leg of lamb with cacao, egg, lemon and a warm carrot puree. Another chilly day favorite are the braised short ribs served over polenta, rucola and lemon. The pastas include Cacio e Pepe and Genovese, served daily, plus a featured different special pasta every night.
But do not worry – they still have your favorites for lunch and brunch!
Keep Milk and Roses in mind when booking your next special event, wedding or film shoot. The handsome interior also functions as a full-service event space!
Midtown sucks, we all agree. I try to be in and out, but when I have to wait around I seek a haven; a quiet place or I go to therapy, shopping therapy. It’s slim pickins’ but when I need a snack and reading time I head to Fika, a swedish espresso bar, with great coffee and pastries, including chocolate balls, great macaroons and my favorite sandwich, avocado with arugula, red onion and cream cheese on raisin bread.
And when I need to get a brain fix I head to Argosy, a 3-story fetish shop for used books and old prints. On the bottom level you can find prints from $3, like that sweet flamingo (bottom right). I also picked up that Brooklyn Amusement Park poster (top left) from the late 80s for $10. The other two, a graphic novel with a dude chain sawing a tree (top right) and a weird Russian canned food print (bottom left) were $20 each. Pretty cheap for awesome artwork!
After a ride back home on the G train, which made me wonder they leave one door half open in each car when you wait at Court Square, I realized maybe it’s to keep the A/C inside. The MTA being energy conscious?
The plan was to go to Vintage Modern for the We See Stars trunk sale, but since the train ride was supersonic fast, I mosied around The One Well and chat with Kerry. I wanted to buy a gift for my friend’s girl who is visiting from Japan. The problem with shopping for someone else is you always find things for yourself.
“That is totally normal!” Kerry assured me, so I bought these pearly pink old lady earrings ($28), which weren’t clip-ons, hallelujah! And for the lady friend I bought this adorable flower bowl ($12). Then I headed over to the trunk sale and scored those arrow earrings ($18) and ate a gallon of potato chips. See that spread! Erica, the jewelry designer, also sells at the Dekalb Market on weekends. Jon met me down the block for dinner at EAT after he ate a hot dog. Lucky! Our salad had the most delicious honey vinaigrette. Seth told us how to make it: just whisk together honey, oil and apple cider vinegar with a little salt. Magic.
While there I started unraveling all my wares from my shopping spree.
“Well I had a lot of time to kill!” I reasoned.
“So you shopped. You are such a good American,” Jon said.
“Look how adorable, right? She is going to love it!” I said proudly showing him the flowery bowl. Then I turned it over.
“MADE IN CHINA! I can’t give this to her!” Every year, my parent’s friends, the Watanabe’s send us Christmas presents from Japan. As a kid (and as an adult) I beg to open all the origami wrapped gifts. When we turn them over we find the “Made in China” sticker and laugh, even though the gifts are always gorgeous. Meanwhile, we probably send them gifts made in China, too. Or worse, Canada!
Without thinking too hard about the history of far eastern diplomatic affairs or mass consumerism, I bought her the slate colored handmade bowl from Eat instead ($7), which is Made in Brooklyn and I happily kept the cute little Chinese bowl for myself.
Oh the blunders and plunders of gift exchange with the Japanese! Now hide my wallet and hope today is payday!
Greenpointers & Yummy Eats invite you to a Cajun Feast to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8pm at the Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St).
Each week, the Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program provides no-cost groceries and a weekly hot meal to hungry people in Northern Brooklyn. It takes $6,000 per week to feed all these people. Much of the money comes from government food programs, but $1,500 more per week is needed for additional food, plus utilities, building maintenance, volunteer coordination and overall administration.
Join us for a delicious dinner prepared by Joseph of Yummy Eats.
Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the soup kitchen. It’s a great cause and will be a fun and very yummy night.