Restaurant takeout may have bounced back from the grim days of early March when ordering a pizza could feel like putting someone’s life on the line, but existing solely on meals emerging from plastic containers is probably not the best idea.
Groceries have become more of a necessity in New Yorkers’ lives in recent months, and thanks to our pandemic-conditioned brains, it will probably be a long, long time before those of us who are privileged to be able to fill our fridge and cabinets on the regular feel comfortable seeing a little empty space in there.
As you continue to stock up, consider shopping at these local restaurants selling provisions, dried goods, homemade condiments and more to add some local flavor to your home kitchen, all while supporting neighborhood businesses:
If you can’t stretch that stimulus check to cover endless orders of Oxomoco’s excellent $18 burritos, try your hand at Oaxacan-style Mexican cuisine at home. Oxomoco is selling heirloom masa to make your own tortillas with ($10/pound), as well as homemade tortilla chips ($4), tortillas ($5 for three) and four types of salsa ($5 for 4 oz bottle). Continue reading →
# 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
♫ 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 InfoContinue reading →
☺ TOO MUCH! A Free Comedy Show! @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6:30pm, FREE, More Info ^ Performance Philosophy Reading Group February @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, dance and philosophy, More Info * Meet The Makers: Make S**T Happen @ The William Vale (111 N. 12th St.), 7pm, $20, a panel of female innovators, Buy Tix ♫ String Noise: Whispering @ Arte Venue and Gallery (67 West #103), 7:30pm, $20, violin, More Info
# Taste of Resilience: A Conversation with the Rousseau Sisters @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $40, the story of Caribbean food, includes small bites and cocktails, Buy Tix # Potions & Tinctures 101 @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.) 7pm, $15, Buy Tix ^ Pete’s Reading Series: Fisher & June @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.), 7:30pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Erin Durant, Jane Herships, Joanna Sternberg About Comedy @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, $8, Buy TixContinue reading →
♦ Wave, Particle, Duplex by Studio SWINE. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 10am, FREE, More Info * Pinball with Park Church Co-op @ Sunshine Laundromat (860 Manhattan Ave.), 6pm, FREE, pinball and happy hour, Buy Tix ♦ Secrets of Green-Wood /// Sexless Cocaine Saturday @ The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $20, a shadow play with puppets, Buy Tix ♫ Kangaroo~eCOCOBOYS~Henry Something~Jovial Cacophony @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer), 9pm, $7, Buy Tix
♦ Drawing Brooklyn Presents: Figure Drawing and Pizza! @ 1oo Bogart (100 Bogart St.), 6:30pm, $15, Buy Tix # I AM A FILIPINO: Dinner with Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.) 7pm, $50, Buy Tix ♦ Ceremonial Tattoo Artist Lecture with Huitzomitl @ Sacred Arts Research Center (107 Green St. #G55), 7pm, FREE, For the first time in New York, Huitzomitl, a Mexica Ceremonial artist, is going to share his research and practice of traditional tattoo, More Info ☺ Franny and Not Zooey Present A Comedy Show About Comedy @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.), 7pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
♦ Meadowlands, Tales & Rocks @ Plexus Projects (198 Greenpoint Ave. #1), 6pm, FREE, The exhibited works trace imaginary landscapes at the crossroads of personal stories, scientific theories, and tales of the Meadowlands, the transformed NJ swamps west of Manhattan, More Info * The Art of Transmission with Maestro Manuel Rufino @ Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green St.), 7pm, donation $10-20, sacred songs and shamanic knowledge, Buy Tix ♦ Ken Brown’s Selected Short Films @ Quimby’s Bookstore (536 Metropolitan Avenue), 8pm, FREE, This collection of shorts will focus on NYC with films going back to the early 90s, More Info. ♫ Devon Welsh, Foxes In Fiction @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 8pm, $12, Buy Tix * TRIVIA NIGHT!!!!!!! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, join our News Editor for Trivia Night!!!! Win food, win beer, claim the title of Greenpoint Trivia Champ!!! More Info
# SALO Series: No Forks Given Tour @ Space Ninety 8 (98 North 6th St.), 7pm, $67, Featuring a Global Filipino Dinner with a Seasonal Summer Menu by SALO SERIES chef Yana Gilbuena, Buy Tix ♫ Insight | Janeret/ Maksim in The Panther Room @ The Panther Room (74 Wythe Ave.), 10pm, FREE, Buy Tix * Summer Nights: Herbs for Cooling and Clearing @ Anima Mundi (35 Noble St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix ♫ Dirty Thursday: New Wave Night @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Adult Purim Bash @ The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave), 6:30pm, $18, Megillah reading – Open bar – Hors d’oeuvres – Photo booth – Live music, Buy tix ♦ Film Screening Benefit: She’s Gotta Have It @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St), 7pm, $20, Dobbin St will be transformed into a luxury movie lounge with popcorn, chips, candy, ice cream sandwiches, cake pops, & chocolate mousse; cash bar & giveaways, Buy tix * Trivia Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 8pm, FREE, Expect categories to be various, beer innumerable, arancine aplenty, RSVP ♦ Waiting for Guffman @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, FREE, Screening takes place in our Main Ballroom! Seating is first come first served, More info ☺ New Greta Has Friends @ Vital Joint (109 Meserole St), 9pm, $5, We’re inviting an ALL STAR lineup of standups to inspire our improv set! More info
♫ John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run) @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 7:30pm, $15, Buy tix ♫ Diet Cig, Great Grandpa, The Spook School @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave), 8pm, $17, Buy tix ♫ The Undercover Dream Lovers, Future Generations, Wilder Maker @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix ♫ Minimal Disco w/ Connie & Mira Fahrenheit @ Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave), 10pm, FREE, New York DJs Connie Yin and Mira Fahrenheit come together once a month to get weird and play top-quality tunes, from Minimal to Disco… anything goes! More info Continue reading →
♫ Wha U Think Eye Rap 4? @ GAMBA Forest (17 Division Pl), 8pm, FREE, Join the most cutting edge emcees at the forefront of the NYC indie hip-hop scene and for a lively discussion where they get to express their POV about craft, culture and where hip-hop actually lives today, More info ☺ Wee Winged Wonders @ Vital Joint (109 Meserole St), 8pm, $5, An Evening of Comedy About Bees and Butterflies and That’s It. Hosted by Joe Rumrill and Andrew Tisher, More info ♫ Kali Masi, Language, My Kind of Fire, Make August Count @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 8pm, $8, Buy tix
♫ Rainer Maria, The Van Pelt, Gold Dime @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave), 7pm, $20, Buy tix ♫ Orrin, That Boy Miles, Warren Wolfe, SHUG @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $8, *also* free beer from The Bronx Brewery, Buy tix ♫ Lola Kirke, Breanna Barbara, Hannah Read, Melodie Stancato @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix ♫ Cuddle Magic, Tigue, Tōth @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway), 8pm, $10, Buy tix ♫ Quantic residency with DJ Taye @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $10, Quantic’s Good Room residency will be a homestead for playing his own unique sound of tropical-soul and electronic polyrhythm as well as championing future sounds & past obscurities, Buy tixContinue reading →
* Superfun/d Series @ Kings County Brewers Collective (381 Troutman St), 6pm, FREE, Learn about the latest happenings on our local superfund waterway: Newtown Creek. Will include a brief presentation reviewing the current state of the Creek including larger clean-up efforts and grassroots projects, More info ♫ Social Sounds feat. Johnny Petrop, Trey Nostalgia, and more! @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7:30pm, FREE, More info * Trivia Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 8pm, FREE, There will be three rounds + a lightning round, but only one epic trophy. Win Beer! Win Rice Balls! Win Cookies! More info * Blue Blood Supermoon Eclipse Experience @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave), 8:15pm, $40, Skywatchers across much of the world will receive a post holiday gift: the total lunar eclipse of a full supermoon that is also a Blue Moon, Buy tix ♫ Megg Farrell & Friends @ Skinny Dennis (152 Metropolitan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More info
# Dinners of the Past: Beefsteak @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $65, In conjunction with chef Josh Stokes and food entrepreneur Franz Aliquo, we’re bringing back this historic, stylized New York City institution of gluttony with an evening of all-you-can-eat steak & all-you-can-drink beer, Buy tix ♦ Alizé Carrère presents Adaptation: Bangladesh @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 6:30pm, FREE, Alizé Carrère documents her case studies in the web series Adaptation, revealing human ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity, RSVP ☺ Branded Content Presents: Russell Stover @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 8pm, FREE, Celebrate of life, love, and nougat, brought to you by Russel Stover Candies, More info ♫ SYNTHICIDE // 80s to the maxx edition @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave), 10pm, FREE, Fog machines & laser rays, More infoContinue reading →
Start the new year off right by giving you a 20% discount on drinking unlimited craft brew and celebrating the best the borough has to offer at the Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival at Industry City this Saturday, January 27th!
Tickets normally start at just $39.00 per session for unlimited beer tastings, but readers who enter discount code “GREENPOINTERS” on the ticket selection page will save 20% on admission. [sponsored]
♫ Happy Hour w/ Shapank (Birthday Set) @ Terra Firma (119 Ingraham St), 6pm, FREE, More info * Dyeing with Nature @ Better Than Jam’s (20 Grattan St), 6:30pm, $65, Learn to properly prep your fabrics, use natural materials to get lasting colors, and how to use modifiers to change shades or fix your work, Buy tix ♫ Belle Game, Rodes Rollins, Noy Markel @ Zone One at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave), 8pm, $12, Buy tix ♫ Radio Wonderland, D-Andra, Elle Pierre, Dark Alley Echoes RTFM @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, FREE, More info
# Burns Night @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $30, Enjoy bagpipes, haggis (vegetarian included) and other Scottish delicacies, a guided Scottish whisky tasting courtesy of Johnnie Walker, and Robert Burns poetry recitations, Buy tix * Spirit Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St), 7:30pm, $10, Focus: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world, RSVP ♫ The Sharp Shadows / Kangaroo / Glass Tactics / New Restaurants @ Gutter Bar (200 N 14th St), 8pm, $7, More info ♫ Roxiny, On High, Weak Signal @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 8pm, FREE, More infoContinue reading →
Lately, one of the hottest tickets in Greenpoint is to the series of dinners being hosted by The Wild Honey Pie. The monthly event, which began last year, starts with a three-course dinner before a small set by an up-and-coming artist. The dinner party has been held at several locations around the neighborhood including Archestratus Books + Food on Huron Street. Needing to find a bigger space that can accommodate more guests and equipment, they’ve moved over to Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave). That’s where this month’s dinner will be held on the 24th with the local band Future Generations.