The New Yorker spilled Greenpoint’s secret recently with its profile on Franklin Street’s The Diamond. The bar is definitely one of the best low-key spots in the neighborhood for good wine, great beer, shuffleboard, slot-car racing, and nibbles. Their eats are usually limited to Dub Pies and charcuterie, the easy stuff you don’t need a kitchen for. To switch things up food-wise, they’d periodically host pop-ups for an afternoon or evening, but nothing regular. Until now.
Since January, The Diamond has been hosting regular dinner pop-ups on Thursday nights. Every week a new team sets up shop to bring you a few delicious dishes to have alongside The Diamond’s regular offerings. I dined on a massive amount of Regalito’s guacamole topped with pomegranate seeds when they popped up on the 9th. Tomorrow is El Jefe’s Nachoria. They’ll be serving up nachos and arepas topped with veggie chili, pork, chicken, or beef, all for $10 or less. There is toasting to order, but they’ll be following the “Safety First” rules.
The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows, but is subject to last minute changes:
3/30: Chef Madhi’s Homemade Indian
4/6: Comal SF, Mexican street food
4/13: Ejen, Korean barbecue chicken and dumplings
The Diamond is located at 43 Franklin Street. The Thursday Night International Pop-Up Dinners begin at 6:30pm and wrap up around 9:30 – 10:30pm.