Food News: BBQ and Southern Food Popups, Everyday Brunch & A Fish Sauce Workshop
South Your Mouth at Little King
Charleston born chef Will Lacey of Driftwood Pantry is doing a two night stint at Williamsburg’s tiniest (and adorablest) food and wine spot Little King. Dishes will include items like pimento and brisket ravioli with a smoked tomato sauce, and curry-buttermilk fried quail schnitzel slider with miso aioli, and Carolina mustard sauce and raw veggie slaw.
Tuesday, September 25th & Wednesday, September 26th | 5pm-onward
Little King | 749 Metropolitan Ave (at Graham)
items priced a la carte
Black Cloud BBQ Pops up in Greenpoint
Head upstairs inside Manhattan Avenue Chinese restaurant M Greenpoint, and on the roof terrace you’ll find a BBQ popup happening every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5-10pm. Expect pulled pork, baby back ribs and beef brisket, plus weekly specials like home cured and smoked bacon, either on a BBQ platter or in a juicy BLT, or a buffalo-pulled beer can chicken sandwich drizzled with blue cheese dressing.
Fridays, Saturdays and & Sundays from 5-10pm
M Greenpoint | 732 Manhattan Avenue
items priced a la carte
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Dinner & Jams: A Dinner Party with Henry Jamison
Acoustic music, Italian food and fellow music discoverers collide at this Wednesday’s event at Le Fanfare, presented by The Wild Honey Pie.
Wednesday, September 26th | 7pm-10pm
Le Fanfare | 1003 Manhattan Avenue
Tix are $50, includes dinner and unlimited beer and cider, available here
Worth Its Salt: The Breathtaking World of Fish Sauce
Can fish sauce have a terroir like wine? “Join chefs Bun Cheam, Dennis Ngo of Greenpoint’s Di an Di, Melissa Asawachatroj, and Brooklyn Brewery’s Eric Brown, with Betsy Fox to learn about the science, history, process, and application of this beloved and bewildering culinary cornerstone.”
Thursday, September 27th | 6:30-8:30pm
MOFAD | 62 Bayard Street
Tix are $25 here
Brunch and Lunch Now Every Day at Oxomoco
New-ish wood-fired Mexican joint Oxomoco has launched their new brunch program, and it’s exciting to now have a solid weekday option in that part of Greenpoint. We went last week and tried the kale burrito, and it definitely hit the mark on healthy(ish), tasty and filling. The dinnertime app Tuna Tostada makes an appearance on the menu, along with a vegetarian beet “chorizo” bowl, a chorizo torta and a dry-aged burger, along with other brunch staples.
Oxomoco | 128 Greenpoint Avenue
Brunch weekdays from noon till 3pm, and weekends from 11am-3pm.
New Chef at Tørst, Refreshed Food Menu and New Natural Wine Program
Beer bar and foodie destination Tørst has a new Chef, after the previous chef recently departed for an opportunity in LA at the new Cosme. Chef Jared Ferguson has revamped the menu (don’t worry, the amazingly good dry-aged burger is still on it), with a kanpachi crudo and gnocchi among other dishes. The restaurant has also launched some natural wine options, including an orange wine from Spain. They’ve also recently added some deals for a solid Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm weekdays: $5 select cans, 25% off snacks and sandwiches, 33% off wines by the glass, and 20% off everything on the bottle list.
Tørst | 615 Manhattan Avenue
Sunday thru Thursday: 12pm – 12am. Friday & Saturday 12p-2am. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm weekdays.
Southern Meets Lebanese Food Popups
A series of three dinners next month will bring Lebanese food with an Southern American twist to the table at Greenpoint’s beloved cookbook shop and cafe Archestratus, and support LGBTQ organizations. Chefs Edouard Massih and Tommy Werner will collaborate to bring together two distinct-but-complementary cuisines for a cause. Expect dishes like shawarma and grits, pickled shrimp, labneh ice cream and rainbow cake.
October 5th, October 12th, October 26th | 7-9pm
Archestratus | 160 Huron Street
Tickets are $85, includes a 3-course dinner, cocktail and a donation to LGBTQ organizations