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‘Provisions by Sunday’ Opens Monday (4/22) Inside A/D/O

Inside the dining space at A/D/O (courtesy of A/D/O)

Opening on Monday (4/22) inside of A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), Sunday in Brooklyn (348 Wythe Ave.) will introduce their new food and bar program at the space where Norman previously operated.

The new restaurant “Provisions by Sunday” will be open every day 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature an abbreviated menu of their signature brunch menu items and cocktails. The space and restaurant will be available to host private events of up to 600 guests as well.

The “Provisions by Sunday” residency will run through early summer, and the Sunday in Brooklyn team said that a brand new restaurant at A/D/O is to follow in a statement, .

Ultimately, the Sunday Hospitality team (Todd Enany, Adam Landsman, Jaime Young) will reimagine the food and beverage experience at A/D/O, launching a brand new restaurant with partners JT Vuong and George Padilla (formerly of Williamsburg favorites, Okonomi and YUJI Ramen). Together, they are excited to build a new home in this burgeoning neighborhood and to share their community-minded philosophies and guest-focused experiences.

A new feature of the service at Provisions by Sunday gives customers the ability to place orders from their phones. “There will be people in the space helping to sort of take orders…instead of trying to flag someone down to order food or drinks, you’ll be able to order from your phone whenever you want something,” said Adam Landsman from Sunday in Brooklyn.

While the popular live jazz brunch from the Norman-era is not expected to make a return, Landsman said that the interactivity of art, design and food in one space was a major draw and that art installations by A/D/O are planned.

Provisions by Sunday hours will be 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day.

Egg & Cheese Sandwich with gochujang aioli, cheddar, crispy potatoes, brioche
Avocado Toast with ricotta, roasted nuts and seeds, chili, Sunflower sprouts
Rice Bowl with kale, six-minute egg, seasonal veg, seeds, sprouts, kale

 

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Our Spring Market Flower Power Was Groovy!

Roof Deck Yoga with Hosh Yoga

The rain stayed away, and the neighbors came in! Thanks to all of our visitors who came out on April 7 to support our Flower Power Spring Market at the Greenpoint Loft. Attendees enjoyed nail paintingyoga on the roof deck with Hosh Yoga, Dreamcatcher workshops with Living the Dreamcatcher, and more. To dive deeper into all the springtime festivities, take a look at some of our event photos below, or visit our Facebook album here. Thanks to all who joined us, and be on the lookout for news about the next market!

Over at the bar, our friends kept us hydrated with bevies like BABE Wine, Greenpoint Beer, and a specialty cocktail. Lots of lovely drinks for lovely neighbors. Don’t forget to water the flowers! Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s First Alchohol-Free Bar “Getaway” Opens

The interior of Getaway

Greenpoint’s first-ever alcohol-free bar Getaway (158 Green St.) opened Tuesday night as an alternative social space for people who may not be keen on consuming alcohol while having a night out on the town.

Similar alcohol-free bars have opened across the U.S. from Maine to Illinois recently including the NYC pop-up Listen Bar, which had a successful pop-up in Williamsburg last year and is currently crowdfunding for its first ‘booze-free’ permanent location with nearly $23,000 raised so far out of its $25,000 goal.

The bar at Getaway

Getaway co-owner Sam Thonis was a bit ahead of the trend when the inspiration for Getaway’s concept came to him while he witnessed a relative of his go sober a couple of years ago. Thonis’s entrepreneurial gears were already turning at the time as he sought to open a business in Greenpoint where he’s lived for nine years. He and co-owner Regina Dellea cite a visit to ABC Kitchen in Manhattan as further inspiration as they took an interest in the restaurant’s homemade soda menu.

The paper train: Lemon juice, tobacco syrup, vanilla and San Pellegrino chinotto

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Chef Dennis Ngo Reflects on Di An Di’s First Wildly Successful Year in Greenpoint

With his exceedingly popular noodle den, Di An Di (68 Greenpoint Ave.), chef Dennis Ngo’s plotting to take his contemporary Vietnamese fare to new heights as the restaurant approaches its first anniversary in Greenpoint. Ngo’s a go-getter. This statement will likely come as no surprise to any who knows him–the chef has been hustling his way through New York City’s gritty culinary scene for almost 13 years now.

 

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Ngo and his partners Kim Hoang and Tuan Bui opened Di An Di last May, after years of flirting with the idea of bringing a specialty pho shop to New York–where they’d already made their mark in elevated Vietnamese cuisine with their beloved little Lower East Side shop An Choi

 

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Btw.. If you don’t order your Phở Gà with a side of Cơm gà and a side of clam pizza, you just aren’t living.

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There’s the crowd-pleasing pho–a rotation which, at the moment, features a selection of buttery beef soups, a soulful veggie, and a clean, fragrant chicken noodle. But there’s also the infamous Vietnamese “pizza”–involving golden shears and a crispy grilled rice paper dusted with a toothsome medley of crumbly pork, shrimp floss, and their house-made hot sauce–and an understated, yet revelatory fried spring roll, which you can cradle in a lettuce leaf as you dunk in a fishy sauce.

 

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Ngo, like his partner Hoang, hails from Houston, home to one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the country. From an early age, he dined on the foods of an era that predated him, recipes that Vietnamese immigrants took from their hometowns and–with the ingredients available to them in Houston–recreated with a new distinct taste. It’s the flavors and economic sensibility of Houston’s sprawling diaspora cuisines that infuse Di An Di’s menu. Continue reading

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Sama Street Brings Asian-Inspired Cocktails and Small Plates to Manhattan Avenue

Sama Street (988 Manhattan Ave.)

A new Asian-inspired cocktail bar featuring sharable street food dishes named Sama Street (988 Manhattan Ave.) opened last Monday and is the project of childhood friends and Brooklyn residents Avi Singh and Rishi Rajpal, who met at the age of four while growing up in New Delhi, India.

“We spent the majority of our childhood living in Asia and traveling around Asia, so we really wanted to bring that experience to this cocktail bar in Brooklyn,” Singh said.

“We both happened to be in New York, we wanted to get into this industry for a while and finally took a leap and decided to work together,” he said.

When looking for a restaurant space, Singh and Rajpal considered many Brooklyn neighborhoods.

“Initially we were looking all over Brooklyn; Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and a couple of places in East Williamsburg too, but the Greenpoint neighborhood just kept drawing us back,” Singh said. “The neighborhood is awesome, the people here are really nice; we’ve gone to meet with other business owners on Manhattan Avenue and everyone is very welcoming and very friendly, so this is a great place to be.”

the spicy beef salad: Nam Tom Neua, marinated beef, raw cacao, toasted rice, and herbs.

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‘Magazine’ Opens at Former Shayz Lounge With Emphasis on Fun

Magazine (130 Franklin St.) opened last night with a packed house at the former home of Shayz Lounge. The new bar emphasizes a fun atmosphere and friendly, unpretentious service, co-founder Jermey Willis said.

Willis who lived above Shayz Lounge for 12 years, moved to Greenpoint from New Orleans in 2004 and is a co-founder of Greenpoint’s Real Estate Fine Art gallery and is also the vocalist/guitarist in the band The Listeners. “I’m from New Orleans and we kinda took some of the points of service from experiences in bars and restaurants there, and we want to have a jovial attitude,” Willis said. “The goal is to make a bar that feels like a party; we want it to feel very open and inviting and fun,” he said.

Magazine’s founding partners include Matt Wang (Candy Bar in Detroit), Julian Brizzi (Rucola, Grand Army, Celestine), and John Russell, a co-founder of Real Estate Fine Art. “Disco” David Discavage runs the bar program (formerly of Hotel Delmano, Mr. Fong’s, Primo’s), and will focus on mixed and frozen drinks. Continue reading

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Smorgasburg Returns with 20 New Vendors in Williamsburg Saturday (4/6)

Smorgasburg in Williamsburg (courtesy of Smorgasburg)

It’s officially spring and that means that East River State Park will soon be swamped with Smorgasburg attendees seeking out inventive and delicious eats on Saturday afternoons.

Smorgasburg returns to the Williamsburg waterfront at N. 8th Street this Saturday, April 6th, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. with 20 plus new vendors for you to sample.

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Spring Into Flower Power With Our Talented Local Makers This Sunday! (4/7)

Open Sea at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market 2018 (photo: Gus Ponce)

This Sunday, April 7th (1 to 7PM) we are looking forward to “spring”-ing into Flower Power inside the historic Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) with a diverse array of handcrafted goods by over 60 local purveyors of uniquely designed items, gifts, and food. Get ready for a burst of creative energy with live musical performances, art installations, and a glorious selection of FREE fun activities like rooftop yoga, dream catcher workshops, an immersive fairy glen!

At this time, we want to draw your attention to our amazing vendors, who will be selling everything from vintage commodities, candles, clothing, spices, and delicious treats, and more! Don’t expect your average flea market finds here; We carefully curate to only include the highest quality uniquely designed crafted items here.

Get a little preview of our spectacular vendors below and meet them IRL this Sunday!


Featured Vendors

Filfil Foods
Filfil Foods specializes in making gourmet garlic condiments, spreads, and marinades that make almost any dish yummy. Filfil is a garlic-based hot sauce made with all natural ingredients over 20 garlic cloves in each bottle, and thus enjoying the health benefits associated with garlic, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels, and boosting natural immunity. Fill Foods is American made — all natural, vegan, and non-GMO.

Goellnerd Pins
Founded in 2015, Goellnerd Pins specializes in pop culture enamel pins, patches, and more, custom designing pins that reflect famous characters including those seen on The Simpsons, Friends, Arrested Development and more.

Villa of Mysteries Perfume
Villa of the Mysteries is a niche fragrance house based in Brooklyn, NY. They have been creating handmade/locally produced fragrances since 2015, using only all natural ingredients — no additives, colors, chemicals, or phthalates. Just pure essential oils and absolutes!

 

 


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We Made a Star Gilded Blackout Cake at Ovenly’s Studio ONE54

Ovenly’s in-house instructor, Dalia Jurgensen, is a formally trained pastry chef with 20+ years of teaching & pastry experience.

For longtime Greenpointers, Ovenly (31 Greenpoint Ave.) needs no introduction. It’s the natural pit stop on your way over to Transmitter Park, where you can enjoy a quiet moment, and take in the scents of freshly baked sweets and treats. The bakery has a cozy neighborhood vibe that everyone loves and everything there never disappoints. When you receive their signature decadent Brooklyn Blackout cake for your birthday or special occasion, you know someone really loves you. So we were so excited to learn that their much-anticipated Studio ONE54 space was launching with a debut class teaching how to decorate an Ovenly Brooklyn Blackout cake.

I’m more of a cake eater than a cake decorator so I wasn’t sure what to expect but here are some key takeaways from this experience: Continue reading

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Ovenly Studio ONE54 Launches with Baking Classes and an Event Space

Have you walked by Ovenly’s second space at 154 Franklin St. yet and wondered what’s going on? Well, here’s the scoop: They just announced the launch of Studio ONE54 and is now offering baking classes and an event space.

With a full kitchen in the front and a private backyard patio, you can gain some baking skills taught by one of their in-house instructors or guest chefs. Their debut class will feature none other than their signature Brooklyn Blackout cake, where you will learn how to frost and pipe your own 6-inch, two layer cake in just about two hours. And the icing on the cake? Getting to go home with some scrumptious well-earned treats. Continue reading

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