If I wasn’t sick as a dog, I’d walk right out of my house this instant and try out Selamat Pagi, the new Balinese Restaurant on Driggs Ave that is now open!
If I could get off my couch I would enjoy a crisp walk across McGolrick Park and order Bali Style Deviled Eggs, Lemongrass Fish Curry, with pollack, noodles, fresh cucumbers and roasted peanuts and a Shirley Temple. For dessert I would get the Coconut Creme Brulee. And I wouldn’t share! (Because of germs.)
They also serve breakfast and lunch. They are open 7 days, but the kitchen is just closed Monday (so only ice cream, coffee and pastries then.)
For now I can only imagine and stalk their Instagram Feed.
On Saturday, September 22nd at 8 p.m., Kerry Jones, owner of The One Well and fellow foodie Niki Jackson will be hosting a delicious Autumnal Equinox Supper through Feastly, a website that connects passionate cooks with hungry eaters to offer homemade meals prepared and served in a cook’s home.
Tickets are $40, but Greenpointers’ readers get $10 off!
The Menu • Local Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds and Dried Cherries: Farmer’s market kale salad with toasted almond slivers & dried cherries, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette made with local honey from The One Well.
• Summer Meets Autumn Roll: Rice paper wrapper stuffed with roasted butternut squash, sauteed shitakes, pear slivers, scallion, toasted pumpkin seeds, and Farmer’s Market lettuce, served with a curry coconut dipping sauce.
• Sweet Shepherd’s Pie: Spiced sweet potato over curried lamb shepherd’s pie with carrot, parsnip, green peas, shallot, roasted garlic, and sauteed shitakes.
Seasonal Fruit Crisp: Apples and pears from local farms topped with spiced gluten-free crumble and local maple syrup from The One Well.
To sign-up: email info (at) eatfeastly.com and mention Greenpointers. Hurry there aren’t many seats left!
While shopping at the Farmer’s Market, I cannot resist fresh eggplants! There is nothing better than to simply slice and fry an eggplant and eat it, soggy with olive oil, on a piece of Italian Bread. When I fry it in little chunks, it’s perfect on red sauce with spaghetti.
When I see these little itty bitty purple eggplants, I have a mental freak out. My Japanese friends taught me the simplest and easiest way to prepare them. Continue reading →
If there is a place in the hood where I have my food pulse tuned into, it’s the stretch of Manhattan Ave. between Greenpoint Ave. and Java St. Quite the small focus, I think of it as the La Taverna/McDonald’s line. Dead center of that line was the restaurant Happy End: an old school Polish spot that drew me in with a 70′s looking brown and orange sign and made me a customer with the curvy counter and the simple menu.
More than that, the owner Martin kept me coming back. Over the years we developed a friendship and discussed the restaurant in it’s old incarnation, at length. A few weeks ago he popped his head from the newly painted roll gates and said with a big smile, “doing some work, but it’s a secret.”
Last week that secret was let out of the bag with the re-opening of Martin’s place under the banner Brooklyn Point Cafe. Of course I was one of the first people to pop in to get the low down (It’s only 23 ft from my front door.)
It has been gutted and turned into a fresh new restaurant with a menu that is anything but Polish. Of course they kept the grilled Polish sausage on the menu to stay tied to their roots. Continue reading →
When I walked into the new wine bar called Adelina’s on Greenpoint Ave for a tasting, two things caught my eye: the back corner of the bar was lined with wine barrels labeling each wine on tap with white chalk, and seated at the bar was a row of gorgeous faces, the staff, who was there for a tasting.
“Care to join us?” Toby Buggiani, Adelina’s owner asked.
“Are you asking me to drink before noon. Of course!”
Adelina’s passed the Greenpoint restaurant test of friendly servers without a doubt. Not a surprise since Toby is such a sweetheart.
I also chatted with Josh, a customer who said he liked the former Gypsy Bar, but Adelina’s is “perfect” because he lives up the block and “to get a vibe like this [he'd] have to go to Troost,” which also has a morning coffee routine and a wine and beer menu. Continue reading →
• Monday, May 21st, 7pm – Roberta’s Garden Dinner Series: Lamb (261 Moore St, Bushwick) – $95 – Look at that menu! I am talking about those adorable lamb baby angels… BUY TIX
• Wednesday, May 23rd – The Great, Pinch Head, Suck Tail Event – CRAWFISH FEST @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St.) – $40, Just the name alone is enough reason to go! And the heaps and heaps of delicious daddies!BUY TIX
The East River Ferry is already the most pleasant and gorgeous commuting experience, and now it is the most delicious with a new snack bar run by Bench Marc Events. While Karen was making us a Housemade Egg Cream ($3), which blew my mind, she told me that everything on the menu is “made in Brooklyn,” including the McClure’s Potato Chips and the Butter Lane chocolate caramel cupcake we enjoyed on the short ride from Midtown to India St. They better put some extra large life preservers on the ferry!
Walking to all those galleries and seeing amazing artwork is going to leave you hungry. When you see what Yummy Eats is serving at the after party you will be drooling. Be sure to stop by 3/10/12 at 9pm to TBD (224 Franklin St) and pick up some of this delicious grub. Music by DJ Ning Nong and Brooklyn Soul Club.
In honor or Valentine’s Day, Calyer has come up with a special menu. We are not abandoning our small plate style, but spreading our wings in order to show you a different side of our skills, sacrificing none of our creativity. Gabriel and the rest of the guys behind the food are dressing it up for the night and look forward to making it special for you.
Dinner is a 4 Course Prix Fix for $60 per person. Calyer
92 Calyer St