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Ra Ra Rasputin! Pop-Up Dinner at Le Gamin (4/7)

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Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin Welcomes you to dine at Le Gamin

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow.

In tribute to Russia’s greatest love machine, this Monday 4/7 Greenpoint’s Le Gamin will be hosting a splendid  three course buffet-style dinner complete with vodka toasts for $30 per person. Continue reading

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Le Gamin: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Wining and dining in a romantic french cafe, is every girl’s fantasy. Guys, whisk your lady off to a lovely dinner at Greenpoint’s Le Gamin and let the authentic casual French ambiance make this the best Valentine’s dinner she has ever had (until you can actually take her to France!).

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu $49/person

Appetizers
Pan-seared Duck Foie Gras with port wine & black truffle lentil stew

Smoked Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with mache & cucumber salad and bourbon barrel-aged sauce

Turkish Saffron Mussel Soup
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Entrees
Pan Seared Mediterranean Dover Sole with Champagne, steamed asparagus & lemon kale salad

Free-Range Duck Legs with porcini mushroom sauce, potato gratin & haricot vert

Grass-fed boneless lamb loin with a Ras el Hanout Sabayon, potato gratin & haricot vert
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Dessert 

Valentine’s Day Special Dessert

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Le Gamin

A month after their “super soft opening“, Le Gamin is in full function mode with giant printed menus, sun-lit dining area, beautifully blooming flowers, a chalkboard with drinks and a most friendly staff. I briefly met with Robert, owner of Le Gamin in all its past and present existences. The handful of times I’ve dined at this casual breezy french creperie I was consistently greeted with an awesome friendly staff and some savory deliciousness. If you try only one crepe in your life I highly recommend ordering the merguez and goat cheese crepe. The chewy, slightly spicy saltiness of the sausage combined with the creamy, tarty smoothness of the cheese wrapped in slightly crisped crepe is phenomenal. And considering I’ve be life-long obsessed with nutella, the sweet crepe with strawberries and bananas topped with whip cream is straight up off the hook.

I blame Le Gamin for my fascination with merguez, a spicy lamb sausage, and pictured above is the sandwich with dijon mustard and ratatouille with a side of salad. I’ll admit it was a bit too mustardy, especially as the salad too, was lathered in a mustard dressing. But the baguette was fresh and the meat oh so fulfilling.

I happily look forward to going back there over and over again, seeing how they’ll decorate their empty lemony walls and check out their full dinner menu.

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Le Gamin Opens Its Doors To Greenpoint

 
Quaint French creperie, Le Gamin has officially opened their doors at their new Greenpoint location at 108 Franklin Street. Although they had a self-described “super soft opening” this past Saturday, the kitchen was not quite ready so they have been relying on their food truck, parked out front. Don’t worry, their kitchen should be fully functional by Wednesday, churning out crepes, sandwiches, and more goodies.

Photo courtesy of Blondie and Brownie

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Celebrate the Neighborhood and Raise a Glass to Greenpoint with 25% Off Local Places!

This May 2-12, raise a glass and celebrate the neighborhood! Hang out at your favorite Greenpoint watering hole with 25% off. Bring a friend (or two, or three) and discover a new cuisine, try out a new wine pairing, or enjoy a local craft brew, all within walking distance.  

Here’s how it works: From May 2-12, use code TOAST25 when you pay with the Cinch app at local Greenpoint bars, restaurants, and wine stores. With Cinch, you can explore your neighborhood and find cool experiences and great deals. New to Cinch? Download the app here.

Check out these participating businesses (Full list when you open your rewards tab in Cinch) : Continue reading

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Spring TRIVIA, Silent Disco Yoga and Brisket Kings — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/10 -4/16)

WEDNESDAY 4/10

# Brisket King NYC 2019 @ Biba Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave.), 6pm, $85, 20 chefs, all inclusive drinks, Buy Tix
^ Poetry & Translation @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7pm, FREE, More info
♫ Lisa Carver, God is my Co-Pilot, Bob Bert, Blyre Cpanx ! @ Noise Workshop (389 Melrose St.), 7:30pm, FREE, More Info
☺ U UP? – A Brooklyn Comedy Show and Storytelling Competition @ The Corners (395 Nostrand Ave.), 8:30pm, FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY 4/11

♫ Multi Culti with Thomas Von Party, Facets, Myn, RTMC & Andi @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, FREE before midnight with RSVP/ $5 after, More Info
♫ SWMRS @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $21, Buy Tix
♫ Savoir Adore (Album Release), Sulene, Crush Club (DJ) @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Brooklyn Label: Rediscovering the Astral’s Legacy

The Astral (Pratt Institute archives)

A lot of local history is quickly disappearing, but one place that is holding strong is Brooklyn Label (180 Franklin St.) and the historic building it calls home. French Greenpointer Robert Arbor, proprietor of Le Gamin (108 Franklin St.) re-opened Brooklyn Label in the historic Astral Building. The former management did little to recognize the amazing history of the space, something that Arbor has dedicated himself to changing.

The Astral Apartments are not only landmarked, but the building is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Arbor and his manager, Alex Russell, are determined to honor the building’s rich history and its patron philanthropist Charles Pratt, the oil baron and the richest man in 19th century Brooklyn.

Completed in 1883, the Astral Apartments were unique in their day: Unlike the flimsy tenement buildings that sprang up all around the city without basic amenities, the Astral was a kind of gift to the Greenpoint community and a solidly built showcase.

In contrast to tenements, Pratt’s building had plenty of natural light, air and even indoor plumbing, unheard of luxuries for most tenement dwellers. And the building was stunningly beautiful too!

The philanthropist hired famed architects Hugh Lamb and Charles A. Rich who also designed his stately Pratt Institute campus. Pratt commissioned them to design the Astral as a model for worker housing. Lamb & Rich based the Astral design on innovative tenement housing built by American philanthropist George Peabody in London who was a personal friend of Pratt’s.

Astral Kindergarten (Pratt Institute archives)
(Pratt Institute archives)

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Art Hole, Cartoon Carnival and Brooklyn Soup Takedown — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/16-1/22)

WEDNESDAY 1/16

♫ MUNYA, Hideout, Pueblo @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
* A Wild West Murder Mystery Experience @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, $25, an 1870 whodunnit, Buy Tix
♫ Mother of Mars, Phyllis & Aristotle, Chuck Bettis @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ Ilegal Wednesday: 2 Katies DJ Night @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 1/17

♦ Wave. Particle. Duplex. by Studio SWINE Public Opening @ A/D/O (29 Norman.), 6pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Japanese Breakfast @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $23, Buy Tix
♦ Art Hole’s First Birthday Party! @ Art Hole at Rubulad (Bushwick), 7:30pm, $15-20, Figure Drawing, Buy Tix
♫ Wonderwheel Recordings 15 in NYC w/ El Búho, Nickodemus & more @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $10-15, Buy Tix Continue reading

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