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Bibimbop & Iron Maiden: Korean Menu Debuts At Greenpoint’s No Name Bar Today (4/1)

You’ve been asking and now we’re telling! A new Korean menu, inspired by owner Jessica Wertz’s mother’s homestyle cooking is debuting today at No Name Bar (597 Manhattan Ave).  No we are not messing with you. Plus, there is additional seating downstairs which includes a nice big booth.

Jessica tried to convince her mother to come from Korea and cook in the restaurant’s basement kitchen with no success. Instead she found another Korean chef who passed the test.

“Now I can eat food I love, the food I grew up eating, food that is good for me – everyday!” she said with a big smile on her face when we attended a preview tasting this past weekend. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Portrait: Jessica Wertz (No Name Bar) / Korean Menu Coming… (4/1)

This week’s portrait revived my love for photography. I do it everyday, like a copying machine, product after product. I am happy as long as my eye is in the viewfinder, but when I take a great portrait, an honest and beautiful portrait, something happens, a new connection is made, it’s a breakthrough. Happy brain hormones flow. That said, it has all to do with my subject.

It wasn’t hard with Jessica Wertz, who is unapologetically badass, drinking a pint of Guinness, rocking a gold tooth, has a German shepherd side-kick, and is drop-dead gorgeous. And she owns on of the coolest bars in Greenpoint – No Name Bar. Enough said. But I have more…

I know you’re asking- what happened to the food at No Name Bar? I know this because I get emails and tweets about this all the time! Good thing I have been stalking the bar weekly asking the same question.

Cat’s out of the bag – a home-style Korean menu, inspired by Jessica’s mother’s cooking will debut on April 1st. That’s this Monday! This isn’t a joke.

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Homestyle Thai Food at No Name Bar in Greenpoint is Cheap & Delicious

thai food greenpointI’d heard about the ramen in the basement of No Name Bar but never made it down. Now they have a full Thai menu, and it’s delicious and cheap!

When friends want to go out for Thai I usually go, “Meh.” Not because it isn’t a delicious cuisine, it’s just that ever since it became a food trend and every neighborhood got a thai place, most were just that, meh.

When I read in Paper that the recipes were based off chef Nam’s grandmother’s Bangkok cooking, I had to try it. Continue reading

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