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Cachacos Unite! A Day in the Life of Cachaco The International Deli

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C is for Cachaco The International Deli, which opened at the corner of Huron Street and Manhattan Avenue in November 2013

Perched at the vibrant intersection of Huron Street and Manhattan Avenue, Cachaco The International Deli turns the purveying of food into a celebration of repartee and community.

It starts with the display case of Colombian breads, savory arepas, crispy buñuelos and unfried almojábanas, just inside the door. Farther into the deli, two rows of tin containers hold ingredients for falafel and tzat chipotle chicken sandwiches. A large blackboard hangs above, advertising these and other items in orange and green chalk.

Sure, people come to Cachaco for the food, which David Wanger, a nearby resident who came in for tacos on a recent Sunday afternoon, carefully described as good and cheap and fast. But it becomes clear that Wanger and others also visit Cachaco because of the people. Continue reading

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New Outpost of Xi’an Famous Foods Provides One Less Reason to Ever Leave Greenpoint

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We all know that living in New York affords us the ability to travel without leaving the city, and few destination neighborhoods offer as much variety as Flushing, Queens.  Even a short trip here is enough to realize how lazy a term ‘Chinatown’ is.  Many of the restaurateurs in that neighborhood have begun to capitalize on this, highlighting their regional identity and scoring great reviews in the New York Times while attracting more western eaters to endure the 7 train in exchange for a cheap, delicious meal.  Few have done so with the marketing skill of Xi’an Famous Foods, which has now gone one better and recently opened up shop on the corner of Bedford and Manhattan Avenues in Greenpoint, thus sparing us the pre-dinner commute to Queens. Continue reading

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Beloved Oasis Falafel Opens New Greenpoint Outpost

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The Falafel has Landed

Whether drunk, skint, in a hurry or just plain hungry, the $3 falafel sandwich from Oasis next to the Bedford L is without doubt one of the best value dinners in the area. And, as of last week, they have a new outpost…in Greenpoint!

Perched on a corner of McGuinness, Oasis of Greenpoint (230, Calyer St) is not in the most beguiling of locations but, when I called in on Sunday afternoon, the place tried hard to live up to its name. The sun was streaming through the huge glass windows and a very happy flow of customers came through, many exclaiming that they were fans of the Williamsburg branch and how delighted they were that one had opened in our hood. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Pizzapocalypse: Franklin Pizza Closed, too!

More bummer pizza news: first Carmine’s – now Franklin Pizza is also shut down by the health department!

What did you think of Franklin Pizza? I thought they made a solid regular slice.

Why is the health department shutting down all our favorite pizza joints? I don’t want to eat roach pizza, hell no, but they are falling like dominos.

Keep on the lookout for more pizza shut downs in the hood.

What if your favorite pizza spot in Greenpoint closed? Would you stand by and hope they reopened and go back like nothing happened? Or would your germaphobe tendencies make you think twice?

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