Eat & Drink

Greenpoint’s Only Michelin Star Awarded to Oxomoco

The bar at Oxomoco (courtesy of Oxomoco)

Greenpoint has been without a Michelin starred restaurant ever since Daniel Burns’ Luksus, the former Nordic tasting menu at the Danish bar Tørst (615 Manhattan Ave.), departed in December 2017.

Now, the neighborhood has a new ‘star’: Greenpoint’s wood-fired taco destination, Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave.), was awarded one Michelin star yesterday after opening less than six months ago in June 2018.

 

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#repost @bazdarich ⚡️🔮⭐️ Almost two years ago @c__dub__ and I found this space to open a wood fired Mexican Restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Today we earned a Michelin Star! So proud of my team especially Chef @conroy_matt for holding it down everyday, and for Chef @kaelinulrich with his opening consultancy! Sincere thanks as well to our GM Gabby, AGM Jenniffer, Olivia and Chefs Kevin and Rob in the kitchen and everyone else! Huge heartfelt thanks to my parents for all the support over the years and especially my Wife @gabrielle_meow_ for taking care of our sweet boy born the day before we opened! Super thanks as well to my partner CW! Couldn’t have done it with out all your hard work! Love you brother! ⭐️ #onwardandupward #bettertomorrowthanitwastoday

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Northern Territory Hibernating for Winter, Closing in 2019

The summer rooftop crowd at Northern Territory

Northern Territory (12 Franklin St.) is closing for the winter, and summer 2019 will be the popular bar’s last at the current Franklin Street location.

You can come to say goodbye in person to the Northern Territory crew at their Winter Hibernation Party on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. – close, where Greenpointers staff will be guest bartending with pumpkin spice hot mulled apple cider, a crowd favorite from our Samhain Fall Market.

Owner Jamie Toll says the cold winter months bring a large reduction of customers along with significantly less foot traffic near the once-barren waterfront region at the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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Happy Six-Month Anniversary to Elder Greene!

It’s time for your half-year check-in, Elder Greene!

This nifty and newish bar has been delighting visitors on the corner of Kent and Franklin (prime real estate) since it opened at the very end of April. At 160 Franklin, this gastropub — cozy and casual, classic but eclectic — boasts specialty cocktails, dude food aplenty, and a warm, inviting staff. Dinner is offered regularly and brunch on weekends with new additions often frequenting a menu prepared by a proficient kitchen staff.

By day, Elder Green’s a sun-drenched hangout for barflies and lunch-goers who can feast on chicken-slathered nachos, mac&cheese, or a blackened chicken sandwich. But by night, Elder Greene transforms into a cavernous and candlelit sanctuary, a place to go and mellow out at the bar or socialize with friends at the tables on the ground floor. No matter where you sit, be sure to try the delicious rosemary-infused gin cocktail, Pretty Tied Up. It’s delectable and is sure to keep Elder Greene in business for another six months. Here’s to many more anniversaries!

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Annicka Raises Its Spirits With Relaunch

Annicka brunch

“I’m spending more money than I ever have before on printer paper,” Todd Andrews jokingly tells me. That’s because Annicka (544 Manhattan Ave.), the recently re-opened farm brewery restaurant on a quiet edge of McCarren Park, where Andrews is both management consultant and head chef, has a drinks menu that changes almost every week. But, as far as expenses go, that paper seems to be well worth it.

A unique permit helps to explain Annicka’s frequently modified booze offerings. Ed Raven, Annicka’s owner, also owns Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 N 15th St.), about a half mile away on Greenpoint’s West side, where he operates under a New York State farm brewery license. This allows him, as a local brewer, to serve his and other New York State produced and labeled beer, wine, cider, and spirits by the glass, at up to five retail locations without another permit. This encourages quite a bit of experimentation at Annicka, where Andrews and his team “have really run with it”, excitedly exploring what’s out there. So far he’s only had one table ask for something off menu that he couldn’t provide; his search for a New York State Sambuca continues. Continue reading

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Anella Is Officially Back, Here’s a First Look

 

Friends of All Glass provided the pendant lamps in the front windows (courtesy of Alexis Thomas)

It’s official, after much anticipation Anella (222 Franklin St.) will finally re-open for dinner this evening (5:30 p.m. to be exact) following reconstruction due to extensive fire damage last summer.

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Manhattan Ave Eatery Cherry Point Has A New Chef

Chanterelle and maitake mushrooms, egg yolk: Cherry Point uses a mix of foraged and cultivated mushrooms (courtesy of Nick Solares @nicksolares)

Ed Szymanski was actually Cherry Point’s (664 Manhattan Ave.) opening sous chef in May 2016; now, after a year and a half as head chef at the Beatrice Inn in the West Village, Szymanski has returned to Brooklyn, a move Cherry Point owner Vince Mazeau likens to “getting the band back together.” Szymanski, originally from England, has been helping to shape the new menu since August, which will roll out in full in mid-November, reimagining Cherry Point as a modern English restaurant. Continue reading

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A Food-centric Happy Hour Crawl Through Greenpoint

Autumn has crept in and I can’t help but feel a little sad that day trips to the Rockaways have gone away, cafes have stowed away their outdoor seating and battened down the window hatches (except for Five Leaves because… well I don’t really know why). The only way to fight this sadness is to replace these feelings with happy moments, happy feelings and most importantly, happy hours.
By embarking on a food-focused Greenpoint happy hour crawl I discovered my preferred method to get a little taste and a lot of feel out of a few places in one night. Here are some of my favorite omnivorous dishes in the hood during the typically alcohol-focused creation known as ‘happy hour.’
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.’s oyster happy hour
A fish counter with a penchant for service, this white-tiled silvery-scaled spot on Nassau Avenue offers oysters for $2, beer and cider for $5, wine and cava for $6, and a catch of the day menu a la carte. And it makes me want to remind you that one dollar oyster promotions are completely unsustainable. Places that are still offering this deal regularly are likely getting oysters from ecocidal farms; we could all do our part by not expecting and seeking dollar oysters.

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Anella to Reopen Thursday

Anella's former interior. via Anella
Anella’s former interior. Photo via Anella

Anella (222 Franklin St.) will re-open on Thursday, Oct. 25, after months of rebuilding due to extensive fire damage last July. Owner Blair Papagni and her husband, Josh Cohen, opened the restaurant in 2009 with a focus on New American cuisine and Anella quickly became a popular brunch and dinner destination.

“We’ve always tried to strike a nice balance of being a solid neighborhood spot that locals can count on for great food and friendly service while still being special enough for our neighbors to want to bring their friends and family from out of town when they are visiting. We have done our best to check all of the boxes and it was important to me that we kept that feel,” said Papagni in a statement sent to Greenpointers. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Snow Crab Fest Returns!

You asked and we listened! Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. and KnicknacksBK are teaming up once more and this time it’s a SNOW CRAB FEST!!!!

Join us on Sunday, October 21st where we will be offering all you can eat snow crab legs, served with shrimp, potatoes, and corn… $65 for 75 minutes. Beer, wine and cocktails are available a la carte. Continue reading

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Poetry Brothel, Pints for Paws, Witching Hour, CrabFest and Park to Table Dinner — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/17 – 10/23)

Greenpoint Beer& Ale and Knick Knacks Brooklyn are teaming up one more time before the year is over and they’re going all out on October 21st for #crabfest #round3! They will be offering UNLIMITED SNOW CRAB LEGS with an order of SHRIMP, POTATOES and CORN for 75 MINS! ($65 per ticket – drinks a la carte) Get your fill, you don’t want to be the one left out! Check out the ticket link and pick your session. See you there!  Buy tix [Sponsored]


WEDNESDAY 10/17

♫ The O’My’s @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix 
♫ Big Thief
@ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 8pm, $22, Buy tix
♫ Sontag Shogun, Christopher Tignor, Anastasia Clarke @ Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West St. #103), 8pm, $15, An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike). All artists performing new music from forthcoming releases and improvisation, More Info
♫ ALBERICH, Geography Of Hell, DJ Becka Diamond, DJ JonBenet, DJ Guilt Attendant @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 11pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 10/18

♦ Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway Audubon Sculpture Project @ Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Ave.), 5:30pm, $15 suggested, Learn about an ambitious public-art project set to line Broadway with 12 larger than life bird sculptures next year, more info
* Pints for Paws @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 6pm, $5 raffle ticket, hourly raffle to benefit BARCS Animal Shelter, More info
# COPENHAGEN FOOD with author Trine Hahnemann @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, FREE, Get a free glass of Glögg with the purchase of the new cookbook Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions and Recipes, More info
^♥ The Poetry Brothel: Season of the Witch @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 7pm, $50+, immersive cabaret featuring poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. Buy Tix  Continue reading

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