Archestratus: A Book and Food Lover’s Sanctuary



Book lovers and foodies will truly appreciate the newest addition to the neighborhood: Archestratus Books and Food. The new store is a bookshop that specifically focuses on cookbooks and books related to food, along with gifts, pens, notecards, and cooking gifts and accessories. There’s also a café in the back serving sweet and savory homemade Sicilian pastries, along with tea, coffee, beer, and wine.

The bookshop is named for Archestratus, who was a poet and philosopher, and one of the first foodies (before that was a term). Continue reading

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Charlotte Patisserie’s Expands to Offer a Full Service Menu & More!


Perfect summertime brunch now offered at Charlotte Patisserie
We can all agree that Greenpoint majorly delivers on the foodie front – with one exception – lunch. The biggest complaint I get (and I get ALOT of complaints) is that there aren’t a TON of lunch spots to chose from. We Greenpointers want choices! Well, guess who just rolled out not only a new lunch menu, but also dinner AND brunch service, that also includes wine? Charlotte Patisserie on Manhattan Ave. And don’t forget their incredible outdoor space and the infinite array of drool-worthy desserts! Continue reading

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Webcats, Mario Kart & St. Paddy’s Day – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/12-3/18)


St. Stan’s Athletic League Baseball Team Sign Up @ St. Stan’s Gym (189 Driggs Ave) 2-3pm, Sunday 3/16, $100 (covers sign up fee and uniform), Bring your 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to try out for the Screamin’ Eagles baseball team, which will compete in the Brooklyn Diocese Spring Baseball League season from early April through early June, for more info contact althetic director Daniel Bernatowicz (dbernatowicz [at] gmail [dot] com)

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♦ OMG #Webcats Art Show Opening @ Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, Join webcat creator Scott Chase for a celebration of his new works, one of which is most definitely cats protruding from a man’s beard, RSVP
• BK: You Sure Know A Lot About Baseball For A Girl with Caryn Rose and Friends @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Talk baseball with author Caryn Rose upon publication of her new book A Whole New Ballgame, RSVP
♫ Imperial Topaz Record Release Show @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $7, celebrate the debut Imperial Topaz LP with Hex Breaker Quartet / Jerry Paper / Seth Graham, RSVP

# Grand Opening Party @ Dirck the Norseman (7 N 15th St) 3-5pm, Celebrate the grand opening of this new gastropub with in-house brewed beers on tap as well as pub eats like candied bacon wedge salad
• EL GARDEN Fundraiser @ Tradesman (222 Bushwick Ave) 7pm-12am, Support the new community garden at 120 Jefferson with great raffle prizes from Bushwick’s best restaurants & bars, RSVP
* Dog Habitat Fundraiser @ Rosamunde’s (285 Bedford Ave) 7:30-10pm, Free w/ Donation, Drink Ave Cider, eat sausages, and enter the silent auction to win prizes, all while support rescued pups in need of a home, RSVP
♫ Porches / Downies / Little Big League @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP 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 St Restaurant Week Begins Next Week! (2/17-23)


Grand St Restaurant Week Begins 2/17-2/23!

My Mom and I have a thing – it’s called Restaurant Week, and whenever it rolls around I am mixed with excitement but also dread because I only take the subway to Manhattan to get my teeth pulled and otherwise avoid it at all costs.

We have everything we need right here in Brooklyn (except my dentist, apparently) and now the first-ever Grand Street Restaurant Week is happening this Monday, February 17 through Sunday, February 23rd.

We are all over this. Continue reading

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Recipes Gone Wild: Quick Ginger Carrot Pickles

Illustrations by Libby VanderPloeg

Growing up, I lived a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan.  Nearly every day during the summer I’d go to the beach, but on the hottest afternoons, I stayed indoors. On these lazy days, I’d grab a fistful of freshly peeled carrots (this was before the ubiquity of packaged “baby carrots”) and a stack of picture books, and disappear for a while to my hiding spot— above a floor vent, under a sunny window, behind a big, blue chair.

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Who cares about the Goonies? Let’s Talk Food at Summerscreen – Tonight (7/31)

Pile O' Fried © Handsome Hanks

I know, I know – Cory Feldman in the 80s… but I am more interested in the food options at tonight’s Summerscreen at McCarren Park! Bring a chair and a bib.

Handsome Hanks has my kind of menu – everything and anything is fried – except the cole slaw. Fried fish, fried crab, fried shrimp. You’re going to get some kind of seafood and I can guarantee it’s going to be fried. And if that’s not enough fried – they have french fries. Hallelujah!

It’s no surprise that Landhaus’ favorite Goonies character is Chunk – they serve Grilled Maple Bacon Sticks, which were voted best Bacon in NYC by Village Voice. Quite an honor. They will also be flipping grass-fed Cheeseburgers and Lamb Burgers (with some pork back fat on it) – and of course their signature Fresh Mint Lemonade.

© Pizza Moto

No surprises here but Pizza Moto and beer and a movie from when you were four makes for a great Wednesday night.

Representing Greenpoint Selamat Pagi will be focusing on their Bali Style Wings, plus vegan Lawar Salad of long beans, lime and coconut, Beef Rendang, which is spicy beef curry with pickles and rice and a Tamarind Fizz drink.

Plus you can wash all the deliciousness down with Sixpoint Brewery and City Winery.

Good appetite, Greenpoint!

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Sunday Night Guest Grilling at The Exley: Caribbean! (7/21)

Tomorrow – Sunday July 21st at 6pm begins the first in our monthly series of Sunday Night Guest Grilling at The Exley (1 Jackson St). We are pleased to have “Our Good Friend’s Mother” come by for some home cooked Caribbean food.

Be there for Jerk Burgers, Shrimp Kabobs, Trini-Style Boiled Corn and slightly cooler weather!  Items can be purchased a la carte although we strongly encourage you to spring for an exceptionally large meal made up of each individual dish.

As we always do on Sundays, we’ll be serving from the best cocktail and craft beer lists in the neighborhood, hosting our very competitive Sidewalk cornhole tournament (look it up, it’s SFW we promise), and looking forward to meeting some new people.

Sponsored post courtesy of The Exley.

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Summer Sunday Grilling Kick-Off This Sunday at The Richardson with Whistle Pig Rye & Kofta! (6/9)

Start your summer off properly with BBQ and Cocktails at The Richardson!

This Sunday, June 9th, from 2-6PM, The Richarson (451 Graham Ave) is partnering with Whistle Pig Distillery, offering tastes of their great spirits.

Chef Ryall Hyatt has created an inspired Lamb and Beef Kofta to pair with the Rye. The Kofta (think of it as a spiced, skewered meatball) will be grilled then served with a Rye-infused honey sauce and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

For only $10 you can try them both, or, order a la carte for $6 each.

Come early as supplies of Kofta are limited!

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Pot Smoking Prez, Doom Poop, Meatballs, Bizarre Jazz, Mad Men, Face Paint+Feathers, Bird Shit: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/3-4/9)

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* Story Love @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30-7:30pm, The Story Pirates need you, help tens of thousands of children write a complete, original story, provide positive, personalized feedback for each and every one, RSVP
Work it Brooklyn
@ Acme Studio (63 N 3rd Street) 7-9pm, $5, Spring Networking Fling, with speed-networking, beers, and mingling, RSVP
♫ Rosy Street / Bill Bartholomew + The Governours / Oy Vey @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Close Encounters moves it show to the bar scene! RSVP
♫ Waxahatchee / Certain Spiders / Modern Hut / Radiator Hospital @ 285 Kent 8pm, $10, RSVP

Yummy Eats @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7pm, Korean Food Night, More Info
4th Annual Meatball Slapdown @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7-10pm, $50, Buy Tix
Classic Simpsons Trivia @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 7:30pm, $10 per team, RSVP
♫ Ice Cream / Animal Tropical / The Roulettes / Claire’s Diary @ Big Snow (89 Varet St, Bushwick) 8pm, RSVP
♫ Bizarre Jazz and Blues @Bizarre (12 Jefferson St, Bushwick) 9pm, FREE, plays in a style that harkens back to an era when jazz was the pop music of the day, More Info
♫ The Juan Maclean / Tim Sweeney / Dan Wender@ The Output (74 Wythe Ave)10pm, $15, RSVP


 The Unknown @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, New paintings by Feargal Doyle, RSVP
 Fractured @ Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave) Opening Reception 6pm, two-person exhibition featuring works by Brad Parsons and Mikel Durlam, RSVP
#Wine & Food Fest @ O Live Brooklyn (60 Broadway) 6-8pm, $10, An evening of wine and food tastings, by D.O.C. RSVP
‘One Hundred Foot’ 16MM FILMS @ CPR-Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $6, 20 beautiful films presented on 16mm film, curated by Jim Hobbs (Q&A), Mono No Aware provides snacks & refreshments, RSVP
♦ Tracking Signals High And Low @(566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) 7-10pm, FREE, most recent works by two artist collectives – vydavy and Project 59 dealing with global and domestic behavioral patterns, RSVP
♫ Conveyor / Sky White Tiger / Grandchildren @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $10, Conveyor, an art-rock band from Greenpoint will be performing new sounds, RSVP 
♥ Spring Warriors with TalkFine / Jangula / Wild International / FancyCats @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 9pm-4am, $5, Dance Party! Feathers, face paint and beads will turn you into the fierce warrior inside you, RSVP
The Ladies of Bushwick Present: The Vagina Monologues (4/5-4/7) @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 9pm, $15, 3 performances to raise money for Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a BK advocacy organization for young women, More Info

*61 Franklin St Garden Meeting @Good Yoga (73 Calyer St) 2pm, The newest community open green space in Greenpoint, with an herb bed, native plants and flowers and a community meeting space, finalizing design, discussing membership, scheduling a build day, RSVP
 “No Ocean Here” Book Launch @ The Cee Flat (988 Manhattan Ave) 4-7pm, a published poetry collection that aspires to bring social change using words, RSVP
♦ “try as we may to make silence, we cannot” @ Calico (67 West St, #205) 6-9pm, Parsons MFA fundraiser with silent auction, RSVP
♦ Halsey Hathaway @ Rawson Project (223 Franklin St) Opening Reception 6-8pm, FREE, RSVP 
BBOX Presents: Chemistry @ Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory (288 Seigel St, Bushwick) 8pm, a night of DJs, dancing and…chocolate! Cheap beer Brooklyn Brewery beer, all bar proceeds to BBOX Radio — Brooklyn Community Radio RSVP 
♫ Nate Young / Eli Keszler / Monopoly Child Star Searchers / Sugarm / Ducktails @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP
♫ No Sky God / Lonesome Leash / John Houx / Scott Rudd @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $5, RSVP
♫ Zozobra / Kowloon Walled City / The Austerity Program @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP

• Birdshit @ Moma PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 2-6pm, Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, BirdShit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, live and pre-recorded music, and a few surprise elements, RSVP
Open Your Eyes and Ears: Open Mic @Yes Gallery (147 India St) 5-7pm, FREE, Anyone can play music, sing, read, tap dance, the last day to see the Almost Priceless show, RSVP
*Prohibition Parallels @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7-10pm, FREE, Join the president of the American Pot-Smokers Association for a discussion about the parallels between alcohol prohibition and marijuana, RSVP
♥ Mad Men Premiere Party @ Trash Bar (256 Grant St) 8pm, $7, Pre-game it with a little garage and punk rock, Open bar 8-9. Food and drink specials inspired by the show, decade appropriate attire strongly encouraged! More Info

♫ Nick Waterhouse / Jonathan Toubin @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $10, More Info
☺ Broken Comedy @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Hosted by Mike Denny/Michael Che/Nimesh Patel, More Info

Bad Movie Brooklyn Presents, Over The Top @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE,  Sylvester Stallone stars in “Over The Top” which bravely merges the sensitive story of a single father trying to win back custody of his son with the raw manliness of competitive truck driver arm wrestling, Bonus: Arm wrestling challenges to begin immediately afterwards RSVP

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#   Foodie Event



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