Eat & Drink

The Head, The Heart and The Tale of Greenhook Ginsmiths

Old Tom Gin, American Dry Gin, Beach Plum Gin Photo by Marissa Fortuno

Greenhook Ginsmiths (208 Dupont St.) was founded in 2012 in Greenpoint by brothers Steven and Philip DeAngelo. Steven has an infectious passion for gin and is involved in every step of production. His wealth of knowledge of the history and science of gin making is as impressive as their flavorful products—three distinctly different gins. The distillery is available for tours on Saturdays and can be booked on their website.

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Sweet Toothed Vegans: Clara Cakes Popup At Adelina’s Today (3/26)!

Sunday, March 26th, 7:30-10:30pm
Clara Cakes CookBook Pop-Up
Adelina’s | 159 Greenpoint Ave.

19-year old LA chef Clara Polito will be in Greenpoint today to celebrate her new vegan dessert book. She’ll be serving up some of her amazing vegan cannoli & cakes and a pizza special at Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave.) tonight from 7:30pm-10:30, .  No tickets required, just show up hungry!

Clara Cakes - vegan cake

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Pub Crawl/Scavenger Hunt Chicken Chase Tomorrow (3/25) At The Diamond!

The Diamond - Chicken Chase

 

What: Chicken Chase, a charity pub crawl/scavenger hunt at The Diamond!
When/Where: Saturday, March 25, 2:30pm | 43 Franklin Street
It’s part pub crawl, part scavenger hunt, and it’s a great way to give to a cause! Race against the clock to find The Chicken in an unknown bar before they drink away all your prize money. $20 a person; $10 for the prize pot and $10 to be donated (organization to be picked by The Chicken!).

Kick-off party starts at 2:30 pm. We’ll check in teams and appoint our official Chicken for the event! The Chicken (yes, dressed in a full chicken costume) then gets the full prize pot and a head start to find a bar and hunker down. They must stay put in the bar and can use the prize money to drink and drink and drink until he/she is found by a team. Teams are then unleashed on the neighborhood to find where the chicken is hiding. Check in every bar, but if you guess incorrectly, you and your team have to sit and order a drink before continuing on. The first team to find the chicken wins the remainder of the pot!

RSVP today—register your teams here.

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Thursday Night Pop-Up Dinner at The Diamond

Images courtesy of El Jefe Nachoria

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. Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday Greenpoint Beer & Ale!

This Sunday, March 19th, celebrate Greenpoint Beer & Ale’s (7 North 15th St) 3rd Anniversary!

Join starting at 2PM for more hoppy awesomeness on than previously considered possible. In addition they will have another can release on the horizon where they’ll be releasing local favorite Milk & Honey plus a killer new IPA, Interstellar. Until supplies last they also are offering cans of Instant Credibility Double IPA and Denali IPA for sale at the brewery, BE THERE!

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Where To Get Your Irish On This Friday!

St. Paddy’s Day Oysters at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

Oysters seem almost too sophisticated for such a holiday. It feels like we’re trying to class up the joint. Maybe we are? Either way, you should head to Greenpoint Fish & Lobster (114 Nassau Ave) for $1.50 Irish Point Oysters before doing all these other things.  Continue reading

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$15 Pizza + Wine Happy Hour at 21 Greenpoint

Image: 21 Greenpoint/Instagram

$1 oysters, $5 beers, 2-for-1 cake slices, these are just some of the great happy hour deals we can find in North Brooklyn, each making the end of the day a little bit brighter. And now you can add 21 Greenpoint’s $15 pizza special to the list. This isn’t any old pizza, though, it’s star-shaped because really, we all deserve a star for making it this far. Continue reading

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New American Meets Hungarian Flavors At Palinkerie’s Furmint Wine Dinner This Thursday (3/16)!

Greenpoint-based importer of the finest Hungarian Wines, Palinkerie has teamed up with a local favorite Cherry Point (664 Manhattan Ave) to host their annual Furmint Wine Dinner this Thursday (3/16, 7PM)!

Four courses, three Furmints, three Hungarian winemakers:

Winter Citrus Salad with Lardo and Pecorino paired with St. Donát Márga Furmint 2015 (presented by Tamás Kovács, Winemaker, St. Donat Winery)

Housemade Charcuterie and Farmstead Cheese paired with Barta Öreg Király Dűlő Furmint 2013 (presented by Előd Ádám, Export Manager, Barta Winery)

 

choice of:
Lamb Offal Pie with Whipped Bone Marrow and Sauce Bordelaise or
Monkfish with Grilled Rice, Pickled Clams and Oyster Broth paired with Somlói Vándor Somlói Furmint 2015 (presented by Tamás Kis, Winemaker, Somlói Vándor)

Dessert: Spiced Biscotti

$80 per person. RSVP: [email protected] or 718-389-3828. Questions, comments, whatever: email [email protected].

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A Dahl’s House: 5 Course Indian Dinner at Archestratus This Friday!

Dhal, Ankur Parikh
Dhal, a food eaten “with equal relish by toothless toddlers, husky farmers and effete urban snobs.”

Join Greenpoint chef/playwright/physician Ankur Parikh at 7:30 pm this Friday, March 17 at Archestratus Food and Books (160 Huron St.) for “A Dhal’s House”, a 5 course vegetarian dinner celebrating the various types and ways dhal, the split pulse, can be used in a meal, and can bring people of various communities and socioeconomic classes together. And more importantly, the event will examine how an ingredient that is classically associated with the Indian subcontinent draws from its roots, but has depth and breadth. It’s an offering of dhal, a once before, never again secret.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to New Women New Yorkers—the first organization dedicated to empowering young immigrant women from all national origins in New York City. It offers them a safe space, a support network and the resources and opportunities to become role models and agents of change.
$60 tickets are available here.
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Fried Chicken Shows Its Healthful Side at Pretty Southern

“NEW FRIED CHICKEN JOINT ON MY BLOCK” read the text message accompanying a selfie of my friend in front of a pretty-in-pink menu posted in the window of 14 Bedford Avenue. Since that mid-December text, the opening of the new Five Leaves neighbor, Pretty Southern, was on my radar. A few weeks ago, also accompanied by my informant and two of our friends whose culinary opinions we highly value, I dug into that eagerly anticipated “healthful take on fried chicken and celebrated southern comfort fare.” Continue reading

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