Is Greenpoint better off than it was 10 years ago? Are hipsters more like termites or ants? Depends on who you ask. Curbed ran a thoughtful rebuttal to Wired’s “before and after” photo essay bemoaning the effects of gentrification, which, if we’re being fair, is sometimes a careful architect and not so much a destructive force of nature.
Uh oh, G Train trouble! A derailment last night near Hoyt-Schermerhorn is what’s causing your limited service woes today.
If you didn’t already know, Beloved is no longer. For what it’s worth, it was the one place in town where you could get negronis on the house on the occasion of the bartender’s dog’s birthday. The dog’s name was Negroni.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a slice from Vinnie’s Pizzeria you’ll have enjoyed their brilliant, endlessly inventive Special Boards designed by co-owner and comic-genius Sean Berthiaume.
The pun-tastic boards are usually based around a TV show, movie, or celebrity. A particular favorite of mine features a Bacon Bad and Meth-Ham-Feta-Bean pizza, whilst another warns of Beef Noodlety and Graphic Violentils. Continue reading →
Last night (out of nowhere!) I dreamt about the final scene in Slumdog Millionaire, when the entire cast breaks out into an amazing dance routine – and the best part – I was dancing with them. (I really dreamt this. I have no idea why.)
This morning I saw a new event on our Greenpointers calendar…
Himanshu Suri, of the late Das Racist, is spinning ’60s and ’70s Bollywood vinyl at Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) tonight, Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 7-11pm!
Can you believe we are on Supper #5? And they are getting better and better ever time! Don’t miss this special “Cinco De Mayo” Greenmarket inspired menu created by Chef Heather Cahill of Farm to Fridge at Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) on May 5, 2013 from 7-9pm. And if the weather permits we can enjoy this amazing meal al fresco!
• Grilled Asparagus “Elote” • Fish Tacos with Ramp Salsa Verde & Radish Salsa • Strawberry Tres Leches • Beloved Cocktail
Sunday Supper #1 at Beloved was a blast! The food was delicious, we had a great time and we learned a lot. First, don’t serve more people than you have plates, otherwise your boyfriend will be in the basement listening to punk rock doing dishes all night. Also, make sure there is enough seating especially if the meal is not finger foods. The suppers are purposely not formal seatings so it can be more casual and encourages mingling. That being said, it was a little crowded at first, but after everyone had drinks and began eating, it was very cozy. Next, don’t make too much food. It’s not a complaint, but it just isn’t necessary to satisfy the guests. The Plate Tectonics trio packed the plates with a delicious deviled egg, kale salad, a stuffed crab and corn maque choux. One of the guys said they thought they’d be feeding a ton of dudes. Not the case. It was so filling that when the creole shrimp stew served over rice and cornbread came out, everyone was like, “more food?!” We all enjoyed it thought and it didn’t stop us from finishing off the bread pudding in cognac sauce for dessert. That was delicious! It was a great night! And gave us a lot of insight on how to produce future suppers.
It’s been a rainy, muggy week here in Greenpoint. I’m going to be honest and say I’ve spent more time catching up on TV and frequenting the brand new Beloved than gardening. However, sometimes the plants take care of themselves (hey, they’ve been doing it since literally forever!). This morning I awoke to a really special sight. Out of nowhere it seemed that my squash had blossomed! I have a whole mess of little yellow flowers. I was told I should try catching some of these before they bloom, stuff them with cheese and fry them, ….maybe I will give it a shot tonight. This past weekend, before the rain, I transferred all of my cowpots into regular-sized pots. They seem to be doing well and growing ten times faster. It’s amazing what a little space can do (am I right, Brooklyn renters?)!