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Where do you Ramen in Greenpoint?

Photo Cred: Daniel Birnbaum from Ramen Railroad

Ramen, once associated with the easy-to-cook dorm room staple Cup Noodles is now synonymous with hip Japanese food culture and can be found in cities across the globe. The ramen-only restaurant is now a viable business, and ramen can even launch empires (Momofuku, anyone?). If you haven’t tried ramen in a restaurant yet, the variety, not to mention the size, will blow away that old styrofoam cup.

So where’s the ramen in Greenpoint? If you look far and wide, you’ll see ramen is on the menu and more ramen-focused shops are a-coming. Find out all the places you can sit or stand and slurp that soothing soup after the jump. Continue reading

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Where To Get Your Holiday Feast On In North Brooklyn

North Brooklyn is packed this holiday season with memorable meals to make your mouth water. Fa la la la your way into feasting with this list of who’s ready to be your Christmas chef.

Christmas Eve Brunch

Cherry Point

Christmas brunch is the stuff dreams are made of and Cherry Point will be serving it on Christmas Eve day. From 11am to 4pm on 12/24 there’s gonna be special, seasonal holiday additions to their everyday brunch menu. Better get yourself a table now, since this will only be a Christmas Eve thing — they’ll be closed Christmas day! You can find them on 664 Manhattan Ave, or Click Here to make a reservation

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Ambient Church, Whiskey Feast, Family Funhouse – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/16–11/22)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!


shakespen-posterWEDNESDAY 11/16

♥  The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Mixmasters are your tour guides: Bartender, Christopher Fisher, will be taking charge of the delicious drinkables, and DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin the world’s grooviest tunes, More Info
* Shakespen & Marlboro @ Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $5, Wilboro Shakespen and Christopen Marlboro are roommates with a terrible secret… they’re history’s greatest playwrights! They’ve also got a terrible mission… to write history’s greatest play, or else get evicted from their chill bach’ pad!, Buy Tix


maiertheplacelessplacevideostill3THURSDAY 11/17

♦ “The Placeless Place” 
@ The Boiler (191 North 14th St), 7pm, FREE, Exhibition of new works on paper and two new videos by Ati Maier. Video Screening with a live performance by Vostok, More info
 Ambient Church with Steve Hauschildt @ Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St) 8pm, $12-15, Steve Hauschildt celebrates his new release “Strands” on Kranky. Live performances and visuals by Eric Epstein, Buy tix
#The Masters of Social Gastronomy present Chinese Takeout @MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6pm, $20, Join Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma to learn about the history of Chinese takeout and the stories behind our modern American Chinese food experience, Buy tix

mikehambouzz_kayrockFRIDAY 11/18
♦(Kay)rock Paper Scissors @ Kayrock Screenprinting (1205 Manhattan Ave) 6:00pm, FREE, Michael Hambouz’s newest print on view along with cut-paper works, 3D and 2D paintings, screenprints, and video. Opening reception w/ Special Guest DJ Edley O’Downd of Psychic TV. RSVP
*TV Hangover: How I Met Your Mother Party
@ Videology (107 Norman Ave)9:30PMpm, FREE, Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with festive episodes of How I Met Your Mother with TVHangover. Trivia & drinking games, RSVP


brewinmotionSATURDAY 11/19

# Whiskey Feast @ Brooklyn Expo (72 Noble St) 1pm, $59-$115, 40+ whiskies and cocktails paired with 20+ seasonal dishes from local restaurants, Buy tix
#Tuna Cutting Ceremony 
@ Amami (57 Nassau Ave) 5pm, $60, Chef Nick Wang will cut a 200lb Bluefin Tuna, which will be served in a four-course dinner and unlimited sake, Buy tix
#Brew in Motion 2.0 @ Green Space (37-24 24th St, LIC), 4:30PM, $25, Sustainable performance platform in celebration of contemporary dance and craft beer, Buy tix


bkbazaar_familyfunhouseSUNDAY 11/20

* Family Funhouse 
@ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 1pm-5pm, FREE, Presented by The Little People Party with three floors of family fun including family oriented market, cellar play area, rockin’ dance parties for ages 1-4+, More info
*Sound Bath and Deep Mantra @ Maha Rose (722 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm $35, Dive deeply in mantra and vocal toning to align your inner being.  Then immerse in a sound bath with singing bowls, tuning forks,hand pans, gong and more.  You will leave drenched in sonic vibration, Buy tix


revvinceandersonMONDAY 11/21

♫ Play Date @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6pm, FREE, Hear new dramatic works & reinterpreted classics read with extreme vigor and pizazz, More info
♫ Memory Palace Release Show @ National Sawdust (80 North 6th St) 9pm, $29, live performance by Ian Rosenbaum from his debut solo album to be released in January 2017, Buy tix
♫ Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 10:30pm, FREE, Dirty gospel and good vibes, More info


ingloriousbasterds_bkbazaarTUESDAY 11/22
* Inglorious Basterds Screening @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Quentin Tarantino fans rejoice for movie night in the main ballroom, RSVP
☺ Escape to Eveningtime! @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Live variety show podcast! Comedy night by AbeMixture, More info

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
^ Literary Event
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
♥ Pheremones Likely

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Amami, Greenpoint’s Own Izakaya With a Sushi Brunch Bonus

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Images: © Nicho Nugraha/courtesy of Amami

Sauvage isn’t the only new restaurant to pop up at the great Bedford-Nassau-Lorimer-Berry-McCarren exchange. Amami (57 Nassau Ave) opened its doors in late July bringing us sushi, sashimi, and most important now as cold and flu season beckons, bowls of steaming hot ramen. But one look at the space—which formerly housed Mexican restaurant Sindicato de Cocineros—and you can tell this isn’t your regular sushi joint. Yes, there are the “regular” sushi dishes we’ve come to know and love, but underneath the beautiful floating terrariums, are dishes made from seafood fresh enough to be on higher-caliber (read: $200/person) omakase menus, alongside little touches like house-fermented soy sauce and freshly grated ginger. And then there’s the real kicker: sushi brunch. Continue reading

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