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Ra Ra Rasputin! Pop-Up Dinner at Le Gamin (4/7)

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Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin Welcomes you to dine at Le Gamin

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow.

In tribute to Russia’s greatest love machine, this Monday 4/7 Greenpoint’s Le Gamin will be hosting a splendid  three course buffet-style dinner complete with vodka toasts for $30 per person. Continue reading

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Food Porn: River Styx Native Cuisiner Series with Tom Mylan

Dennis Spina & Tom Mylan; All Photos: Fabian Palencia

A stones throw from the East River, River Styx’s relaxed atmosphere is heightened by the infectious aromas that emanate from its open kitchen, where the stove is literally the heart of the restaurant.  Being able to watch the menu come to life is an integral component of your culinary experience at this Greenpoint restaurant.

I had the privilege to attend their Native Cuisiner featuring Chef and Butcher Tom Mylan. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Safehouse: Yet MORE New Eats on Franklin Street

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Brooklyn Safehouse

On a gorgeous springlike evening last week, Jen G and I popped into the newly opened Brooklyn Safehouse for an early dinner. This is the place at 120 Franklin Street, which seems to have been in the making for at least two years and finally opened its doors last month. Continue reading

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Staff Meal at Delilah’s Steaks (3/17)

Our local Philly Cheesesteak joint Delilah’s Steaks is hosting a pop-up 6 course dinner on Monday March 17th. Shop owner Tommy Ferrick along with his friend Robert Flaherty, who is a cook at Romans (Andrew Tarlow’s italian restaurant in Fort Greene) promise delicious food and (thank God) no green beer. There will be 3 seatings of 20 guests, 6:00pm, 8:30pm and 11pm. It’s $40 and includes wine. Only the Early Bird slot is still available. Get some.

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Top Brunching with Brooklyn Label’s New Chef José Luis Diaz

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Cuban Tamale with Pulled Pork

Whenever we have friends in town, the weekend usually starts with a hearty Greenpoint brunch to show off the neighborhood. And although there’s been endless new places opening up recently, when it comes to wowing visitors we often end up leaning on old classics for great food and reliable service

Brooklyn Label (180 Franklin St.) is one of these classics. Continue reading

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Recipes Gone Wild: Julia Turshen’s Sweet Potatoes with Red Onions and Pancetta

What’s more warming and comforting than a pup snoozing beside you on the couch? Trick question…nothing!  But I can tell you what comes close. A big bowl of roasted sweet potatoes fresh out of the oven. This week’s recipe comes from local food writer and cook, Julia Turshen, who shares with us one of her favorite ways to prepare this tasty orange tuber—with pancetta and soft, melty red onions. Continue reading

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Grand Street Hosts its Own Restaurant Week – Beginning Today (2/17)!

Grand_St_Restaurant_WeekIt’s almost time for NYCgo’s restaurant week in Manhattan. But if you prefer to get your foody kicks a little closer to home, Grand Street in Williamsburg is going be to hosting a restaurant week of its very own from February 17th – 23rd.

14 restaurants will be participating, each offering a three-course dinner for $25, and half of them offering a two-course lunch for a mere $10. These deals are much cheaper than those in Manhattan, with the added bonus that all the restaurants are within walking distance of Greenpoint! Continue reading

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Vongole & Negroni at The Elm

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Vongole with Manila clam, garlic and bacon. Image courtesy of @zachgoldman0

A few seats to my right at the bar, an expensively-dressed middle-aged woman spoke loudly on her smartphone while the stoic waitstaff artfully transferred white beans from a polished steel serving tray to her wide, gleaming white plate.  Behind me in a booth, two young men chatted over $20+ appetizers, their old Nike sneakers up on the doeskin-soft leather banquette.  At another table, a couple whose combined age I’d place no higher than 30 photographed their dessert, flash on.

These were the patrons with whom I was sharing the subtle ax motif of The Elm,  chef Paul Liebrandt’s below-ground restaurant nestled in the foundation of the King and Grove hotel in Williamsburg (160 N 12th St). Continue reading

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Lucky Luna: New Mexican-Taiwanese Restaurant Brings Dreamy Steamed Buns to Nassau Ave

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Peking Duck Confit Bao

One of our readers recently used the acronym ‘OSOM’ (pronounced a bit like awesome) to describe the area on “the Other Side Of McGuinness.” Now that another restaurant has opened up over there, hot on the heels of Raizes, it seems a particularly apt time to start bringing OSOM into the everyday Greenpoint lexicon.

Lucky Luna (167 Nassau Ave) had its soft opening on Thursday night. The restaurant aims to bring together the best of Mexican and Taiwanese street food and serve up good-quality versions in a casual restaurant setting. Continue reading

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