Hoarding a secret guac recipe that your friends have been coveting for years? The time has come to let it reap you some extra glory….at Diamond Bar‘s Guac-Off this Sunday!
The avocado showdown is part of a fabulous Taco and Ceviche pop-up hosted by local caterer The Fury, and the competing guac will be served up alongside tacos from 2-4pm. Diners will then vote for their favorite, ultimately crowning one contender Guacamole Master Extraordinaire (and earning them a glittering prize!!)
Anyone wishing to enter the guac-off should email Dave: email@example.com
To take part, just make up a standard serving (approx 3 avocados) and take it along on the day. Diamond will take care of the rest.
Taco and Ceviche Pop-Up with Guacamole contest is this Sunday May 31st at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin Street)
Recently it was announced that Eat (124 Meserole Avenue) would no longer be functioning as a full time restaurant but instead will be shifting its focus onto the idea of ‘a handmade lifestyle through cultivation’. Owner Jordan Colon has decided that the space, made internationally famous for its monthly silent meals, will now be mostly dedicated to pottery: selling ceramics and hosting workshops.
There will still be a Silent Meal on the first Sunday of each month (see fb for details), but if the silent treatment isn’t up your street there will be one last chance to experience a full-volume mealtime at Eat during a collaborative brunch event hosted by social dining collective ‘In the Mood For‘. Continue reading →
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.
On Saturday 3/8, venture over to Daddy’s (435 Graham Avenue) for a pop-up shop curated by Debbie Tuch, creator of the jewelry line Glitterlimes. Shoppers can find artisanal goods such as Muffy Brandt printed leggings and tops, Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav) illustrations, Andrew Salome knits, Jena Derman ceramics, Julie Van Such digital print scarves, Junior Town Knits hand-dyed yarn straight from Los Angeles, Wowch clothing, and of course, Glitterlimes.
DJ Knife Fight will be spinning pre-Beatles rock and there will be drinks on hand.
(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, one of our favorite new vintage shops in Greenpoint – People of 2morrow – is having a Valentine’s Fete this Thursday 2/13/14 from 6-9pm. Support local artisans at this warm festive gathering and shop for you lover or your fine self. Continue reading →
There is nothing more refreshing on a hot and muggy day than fresh shaved ice. A group of local artists opened Brooklyn Raspa’O, a Colombian shaved ice stand at McCarren Deli & Grill (57 Nassau Ave) open Thursdays-Sundays in the afternoon. Their homemade syrups are 100% organic with lots of interesting toppings to chose from.
Since Brooklyn Raspa’O is around the block from Greenpointers HQ, I have been there multiple times. On my first visit I tried the strawberry mint and the lemon ginger honey, but I didn’t get fancy with toppings.
On my second visit, I ordered the Espresso from Ky, who said she would make it the way she liked it. Being an espresso purists, I would never have ordered it with sweet red beans and mochi, which are gooey rice cakes, drizzled with condensed milk. That sounds crazy, but it was out of this world! The toppings served the same purpose as sweet marshmallows in kid’s cereal; even after the last one you keep searching for that sweet flavor and satisfying texture beneath the shaved ice, which is not sickeningly syrupy sweet.
I can’t wait to go back for the Passion Fruit Chili!
Have you tried Brooklyn Raspa’O yet? What do you think?
Don’t you just want to stick your face into this plate of food? It tastes as good as it looks.
For only two more nights, tonight and tomorrow (6/20 & 6/21) from 6-11pm Bunna Cafe is taking over Little Skips (941 Willoughby Ave) in Bushwick for an authentic and amazing Ethiopian & Vegan Pop-Up. I would never tell you to leave Greenpoint for Bushwick, unless it wasn’t absolutely worth it, so we rode our bikes over last night to try it out first. I say go! Continue reading →
Ensure your yearly BJ; don’t go home empty-handed on Valentine’s Day. A great pop-up near Greenpointers’ studio is happening now. The shared studio of Fay Andrada Jewelry and Nicolette Camille Floral Design (50-52 Dobbins St) will kill two birds with one stone. Fay’s jewelry is delicate, modern, and uniquely shaped. It made my sausage fingers actually look dainty. And Camille’s bouquets are almost too gorgeous to take home for my evil cat to tear to shreds.
We are very excited to announce the menu of our very first Sunday Supper taking place on January 6th, 2012 at Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) from 7-9pm, prepared by a trio called Plate Tectonics, made up of Lee Walker, Will Stark & Dean Haddock.
Oeufs Aux Champignons
Kale Caesar Salad
Barbara’s Blue Deviled Crabs
Mitzi LaPorte Shrimp Creole with Cornbread Muffin
Bread pudding in Cognac Sauce
+ Special Cocktail
This supper has been sold out. Stay tuned for our next supper on Feb. 3rd, 2013.