The pop-up dining series Rekwēəm by chef Allyx Michele made its debut this week at the Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) in a private dinner with an inventive 5-course tasting menu focused on seasonal ingredients.
There are three more Rekwēəm dinners planned for Jan. 29th, and Feb 12th and 26th. All dinners are BYOB and look-out for more dates in the future. This edition focuses on the sense of touch and contrasting textures of the dishes.
Chef Allyx Michele plans to make slight adjustments as the series progresses and the menu will change seasonally with the availability of fresh ingredients.
The meal begins and ends with citrus-accented dishes, and on the way to the irresistible deconstructed blood orange tart dessert, the Rekwēəm dinner delights with savory and soft pasta with crispy prosciutto and mushroom crusted seabass in a savory vegetable broth.
Starting with the salad, you won’t miss green lettuce as the crunchy chicory leaves are the perfect complement to the contrasting savory walnuts and sweet citrus. Check out the photos for more:
The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Ave.) is celebrating three years in Greenpoint with a party at the Brooklyn Bazaar on Sat. Feb. 9, starting at 7 p.m.; tickets are on sale. The Lot Radio also took up residence in a former Times Square currency exchange kiosk last month in a project with Times Square Arts. Check out the video for more:
Looking for the perfect gift this season? Shop handmade and DIY gifts by 30+ local vendors at the Sugar x Spice Holiday Markers Market. It’s happening Sunday, December 16th from 1-6pm at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave). Festive wares run the full gifting gamut, including apothecary, home goods, jewelry, comics & zines, handmade clothes, tarot & spiritual goods, enamel pins, greeting cards, artisanal miniatures, and much more.
The market will feature a free DIY card-making station, a full bar for festive cocktail-sipping, and a fun wintry photo booth. If you’re one of the first shoppers, you can score a special gift bag with exclusive products, samples, and holiday treats—and you don’t even have to be on the “nice” list!
If you’re also a creative maker, you can bring unwanted DIY, crafting, and art supplies with you. There will be a donation box to benefit Friends of Materials for the Arts, a non-profit that supports NYC’s Materials for the Arts program. MFTA provides free art supplies to thousands of creative and educational activities across the five boroughs, diverting over 1 million pounds of materials from the landfill each year.
Punk power clothing brand Molly Monroe is hosting a gothy, rocky, punky makers market at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) on June 10th from 12pm-6pm. Fascination Street Market is a punk rock flea market happening four times a year and featuring more than 25 NYC based artists, vendors and live music. Each artist will be selling one of a kind handcrafted clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, artwork and odds and ends. Check it out!
We’ve covered The Takedownsbefore–they’re a really special way for home cooks to feel like they’re on Iron Chef and compete with each other for real actual prizes, while audience members/tasters will leave with their bellies happily full of whatever tasty food item is the star of the takedown. And, our own Greenpointer Jenn de la Vega got her start as a culinary expert and cookbook author by participating in The Takedowns more than five years ago; now she judges the events. There’s still space for folks to enter the competition and you can sign up by emailing [email protected]. We’ll be at this weekend’s Meatball Takedown stuffing our faces with all the balls we can handle.
Super Burrito, the California-style Mexican joint that first brought its fare to the Rockaways last summer, is taking over the restaurant space at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue) as of 5pm today.
You can chow down on Super Burrito’s entire variety of super eats before, during and after all of BK Bazaar’s events.
Super Burrito’s soft opening hours are: 5pm-11pm (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) 5pm-1am (Friday and Saturday)
Local makers. A great cause. Tarot readings. Sweet prizes. Dusty Rose’s new Our Damn Selves Market will have it all. On Sunday, November 19th, Dusty Rose Vintage is teaming up with Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue) to host the first in a series of monthly makers’ markets specifically for fundraising. Each month, the event will support a different charity selected by the vendors.
This month’s market will benefit Planned Parenthood NYC, and 30 vendors will be on hand with ceramics, jewelry, vintage and contemporary clothing, paper goods, and art. Eva Jane Peck will offer tarot readings.
Planned Parenthood will be on-site with #Resistance advice, swag and more. Bethany Robertson will have illustrated postcards at a “Write Your Elected Official” station, so you can speak your mind in style. The $3 admission goes entirely to Planned Parenthood, and snags you a raffle ticket. Any extra raffle tickets you buy also benefit PPNYC.
Who: Dusty Rose Vintage What: Our Damn Selves Market Why: Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Where: Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn When: Sunday, November 19th 12 – 6 pm
Tickets: available at door or get them here for TWO raffle tickets
Does the thought of stacks on stacks of pancakes with butter and syrup sexily dripping off the sides make you salivate? Does the aroma of bacon make your tummy tingle? If so, you NEED to make it to The Breakfast Takedown this Sunday at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) from 1-3pm! You will receive total deliciousness from dozens of home chefs, all battling for the ultimate prize—Best Breakfast. There’ll be an audience vote, and a judges vote by a panel of certified foodies (including myself). Plus, a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Unidos Por Puerto Rico. Esteemed host of The Takedowns Matt Timms is excited to see what people will come up with. He says, “Breakfast is a fast and loose category—I eat BBQ for breakfast, when I’m feelin’ fancy, so whatever grabs the public’s collective heart from 1 to 3 on a Sunday is what’s going to win!” And, he insists, “Breakfast Tacos! That alone is a reason to come!”
Tickets are $20, and your belly full o’ bacon n’ biscuits will thank you. Get thee to the takedown!
Dan Croll played to an energetic and dynamic crowd at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) on Thursday night to promote the release of his second album, Emerging Adulthood. The night opened with The Dig, a New York indie rock band whose sound is a melodic synth-pop that hits hard in all the right places. With two lead singers, the band kept the crowd engaged and intrigued, swapping instruments and sounds from one song to the next. Tired of Love, the name of their tour and also a track on their new album, pulls at your heart in an undeniably relatable way. It’s haunting and captivating and a song that you won’t tire of soon. Their hit I Already Forgot Everything You Said is catchy and memorable, telling the story of a turbulent love between two people that feels familiar yet fresh.
I caught a glimpse of Dan while The Dig was on stage, casually fitting in with the Brooklyn scene wearing his signature black-rimmed glasses. He seemed to be surveying the crowd, the sound, and the feeling in the room as he bobbed his head to the music. And by the time he took the stage, the room—seemingly and suddenly filled with pockets of devout followers and curious listeners alike—gave him an eager reception. Dan Croll’s sound is dynamic, upbeat, energetic, and endearing, with intros that cue you to pay attention and lyrics that keep you there. His new album combines a nostalgic, British rock vibe with the electronic indie pop that hits hard and lasts long and filled the room at Brooklyn Bazaar on Thursday. And, his sound is ambitious, polished to near perfection and bringing strong movement into each song, with words that dance upon light harmonies. His song Bad Boy combines his signature guitar hooks and electronic beats, and had everyone moving and singing along. His popular song From Nowhere showcased his range of talent and also the acoustics of the space, with heavy percussion and melodic dimensions that had the crowd dancing and singing along. Dan Croll is an artist to keep on your radar and in your ears, for a while.
If you missed Thursday’s show, listen to Bloodshot Tokyo by The Dig on Spotify and Dan Croll’s new album Emerging Adulthood. Brooklyn Bazaar has a stacked roster of artists to discover this fall; check out their schedule here and head to this wonderful gem of a venue right in the heart of Greenpoint.