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New Bistro ‘Esme’ Brings Modern American Fare to Manhattan Avenue

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Esme, the newest restaurant to open on Manhattan Avenue, is named after the female protagonist in J.D. Salinger’s ‘For Esmé – with Love and Squalor’. Happily, the new bistro reflects all of the love but none of the squalor of the touching short story about an encounter between an American soldier and an enchanting young British girl during WW2. “My dad gave the book to me and my brother when we were 14 and that story was one of the reasons we ended up going to college” says Esme co-owner Matthew Ricke. Continue reading

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American Bistro ‘Esmé’ to Open on Site of Papacitos

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So long Papacitos...a new bistro's on its way!

When Mexican restaurant Papacitos abruptly closed its shutters at 999 Manhattan Avenue last summer it was unclear what had happened and what, if anything, would be taking its place.

Now, happily, the space has been taken over by the team behind The Exley who are already well on their way to transforming it into a bright and airy all-American bistro in time for summer. Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesdays at The Exley Begins Tonight! (11/5)

I’m not one to push TV onto anyone. I have a secret: I’ve never watched one episode of Breaking Bad (I know!) but I’m not ashamed of it.

That being said, if you’ve never watched Twin Peaks, shame on YOU for depriving yourself of the mind melting music, bizarrely addictive plot and one of the best characters ever invented: Agent Dale Cooper.

If you have watched Twin Peaks, then you know how anti-social you can become, sitting on the couch watching episode after episode, with greasy hair and crumbs all over your shirt. You don’t have to be alone!

The Exley’s (1 Jackson St) Twin Peak’s Tuesdays begins tonight and there will be donuts! (obviously) but there will also be boozey coffee, performances by The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque, trivia, plus new cocktails each week.

“Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.” – Agent Dale Cooper

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Breaking Bad Withdrawal? Watch Walking Dead on Sundays at The Exley

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The best way to treat one addiction is to just get addicted to something else. If you are getting the shakes from Breaking Bad’s Finale, treat your withdrawal symptoms with Walking Dead Season 4 at The Exley (1 Jackson St) every Sunday at 7pm – starting this Sunday 10/13.

Soothe your pain with some bloody cheap cocktails, a waist-coated villian, and a lifetime of analysis with young Carl. Thanks to Tim Bailey for the photo.

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Breaking Bad Premiere Party at The Exley Sunday (8/11)

Photo by Timothy Bailey

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North Brooklyn’s best and grouchiest bartender Brandon Chamberlain is
Walter White at The Exley (1 Jackson St) on Sunday August 11, 2013.

Free BBQ starting at 7pm. Blue Cocktails 8 dollars. Try the Saul
Goodman Old Fashioned, he does it for the homies.

Showtime at 9pm. Music before and after by O Paradiso.

Lead up to showtime involves a round-robin cornhole tournament and
with any luck, an RV parked out front.

RSVP

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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.

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Mad Men Season 6 Premiere Party & Classic Cocktails at The Exley – Sunday (4/7)!


Join us Sunday, April 7th - 7pm at The Exley (1 Jackson St) for Classic Cocktails mixed by Young Nathan (the man in the middle), inspired music by Darryl St. Christopher Specht, and the 2 Hour Season Premiere of Mad Men Season 6.

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