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Milk and Roses is Calling For Local Musicians and Poets!

Milk and Roses is currently booking new musicians and poets to their already impressive line up. Play Bluegrass? Folk? Jazz? Want to host a monthly Poetry reading? Milk and Roses wants you! Please email Lauren at Events.milkandrosesbistro (at) gmail.com for further information on booking!

Milk and Roses has always been dedicated to supporting local artists. The cafe strives to be a place where great music and locals can come together, enjoy some wine and fantastic entertainment.

 

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Fried Pizza: Adelina’s

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

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Adelina’s: New Wine On Tap Bar

You can’t get more eyetalian with a name like Toby Buggiani, who is a newcomer on the Greenpoint bar scene and is opening Adelina’s, named after his Nonna, where the recently closed Gypsy Bar was on Greenpoint Ave.

Toby’s bar is a fraschetta, which he described as “a blue collar wine bar,” similar to those in Rome, where he was born. Wine, not only Italian, will be on tap, served in a glass or carafe. Just 5 reds and 5 whites. And 2 types of beer.

In the daytime we can look forward to cappuccino, espresso and fresh cornetti, which are sweet Italian croissants. He hopes to introduce truffled eggs with fontina and asparagus, pizza frita (served at Forcella in Williamsburg) & arancini (RICE BALLS!), with the help of Will Levatino (of Arancini Brothers) and Dan Ross (of Vinegar Hill House).

Adelina’s will be Toby’s first bar, but he comes with a lot of experience as the former manager of Cafe Reggio, an Italian joint in NY on Macdougal St that opened in 1927 and “introduced the first cappuccino to the US,” he said.

Why Greenpoint? He looked at a lot of different areas but, “nothing struck me in the way Greenpoint struck me,” he said.

Adelina’s is opening in mid-June 2012.

Further Reading:

Tree Hugger: Wine on Tap: A Cheaper, Greener and Fresher Alternative to Bottles
NY Times: On Tap? How about Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Gawker: Wine Snobs are Enemies of the Environment
Grub Street: Drink Wine on Tap in Astoria

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