Keep Summer Alive at Mister Dips, Ample Hills, & Nitehawk

Mister Dips’ New Aunt Edna Cone

Oh, yes, winter is coming, but Mister Dips, Nitehawk, and Ample Hills are all ready to help you forget all about that and enjoy these last few weeks of sunshine and warm breezes! Mister Dips debuted a few new menu items last week, Nitehawk wants you to savor boozy slushies to your heart’s content, and Ample Hills can now be delivered to your door.

First, the savory. Mister Dips, the Airstream burger shack in Vale Park at The William Vale (111 N. 12th St), is quite possibly serving up some of the best burgers in North Brooklyn. If you’ve never been, they’re of the griddle-top variety made famous by McDonald’s and vastly improved upon by Shake Shack. They’ve teamed up with Red Hook’s Hometown BBQ to bring us a fancy bacon burger. Instead of crispy bacon, the burger has thick slices of succulent pork belly topped with a spicy green chili sauce. You can wash that all down with their new float, Orange Cloud, a mix of that classic vanilla ice cream and orange soda. If you prefer your sweets at the end of dinner, try the new cone, Aunt Edna! Made specifically for autumnal enthusiasts, the cone consists of spicy cinnamon soft serve dipped in green apple shell before being topped with creme fraiche, crumbles, and caramel. You’ll want to get in on this sooner rather than later!

Nitehawk, our most perfect spot for dinner & drinks while at the actual movie, decided this would be the summer they give us boozy slushies to sip at their Lo-Res Bar (136 Metropolitan Ave). And since this is the summer that won’t quit, they also introduced new slushies to keep you feeling the sunshine vibez until November. There’s the Jack Burton, a mix of Wild Turkey Bourbon, Pimm’s Cup No.1, florally hibiscus, tart lemon, and a dash of Angostura Bitters. Those margarita-lovers among us though will want to go for the Fire Walk With Me, house-infused jalapeño tequila mixed with passion fruit, orange curaçao, and lime that all gets a chili-lime salt rim.

Ample Hills is Here!  Image: Ample Hills/Instagram

But here’s the best news, not only do we finally have Ample Hills with their little outpost in Brooklyn Bazaar, starting today, you can order Ample Hills by the pint from that outpost to your door via Caviar. Ordering is available Wednesday and Thursday, 6pm – 11pm; Friday and Saturday, 6pm – Midnight. This means we can now Netflix and chill with a fresh pint of Ample Hills all weekend long.

Other Assorted Food News:
Greenpointers favorite, Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St), will begin serving brunch this weekend! Available from 11am to 3:30pm because true brunch is breakfast for lunch, the menu will have one of the only spots in New York City to get an authentic Taylor Pork Roll egg & cheese, plus meatball benedict, sloppy joes, a dry-aged breakfast burger and finally, brunch dessert! And, of course, cocktails.

If you haven’t stopped by Budin (114 Greenpoint Ave) during the afternoon/evening hours lately, you’ve been missing out on some great pop-ups. One thing that’s desperately missing from the Greenpoint food scene is an on-point ramen joint (yes, we’re very excited to try the soon-to-open Ramen Mafia on Franklin Street). But if you’re like us and can’t wait, you should stop by Budin today and/or tomorrow for Ramen Railroad’s pop-up. We heard last week’s ramen was spectacular and he’s sure to sell out again this week.

North Brooklyn Farms is one of the last hidden gems of North Brooklyn. The sanctuary exists partly due to Two Trees’ generosity as they allow the farm to live on until they need to build on the land (Two Trees is the developer behind the Domino Sugar Factory). The latest news is that the farm will live again next summer! You should help them celebrate this weekend at their annual Beergarden party. There will be lots of great beers to be had.

About Siobhan Wallace

Siobhan Wallace is a freelance writer & editor. She co-founded the food blog Blondie & Brownie in 2008 and co-authored "New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks" (Running Press, 2013).

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