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Coffee + Music Mixtape: ‘Baby, its Cold Outside’

Excuse me, but winter is here and baby, it’s cold outside. November’s weather brought everything from flurries and snow and frigid gusts of winds that made me want to warm up inside our one of our local coffee shops. Inside, I heard sounds that captured an ominous winter spirit. Looks like we’ll be inside for a while with something hot between our hands.

From the Specials to The Budos Band, these songs were curated over the last month from the spaces of Upright, Charlotte Patisserie, Variety, Propeller , Spina.

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Traveling with a Goddess, Cafe Edna

An entrance inside Café Edna in Greenpoint feels like you might as well have floated in. In addition to being greeted by the smell of brewed coffee, baked goodness, there’s art at your right peripheral. Currently, some of it originates from the mind and the love of artist Danielle Calibrid. Greenpointers inquired about her pieces – black, white and full of color – and the conversation with her was a trip we welcomed.

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Greenpointers & smdlr Announce COFFEE’S NIGHT OUT! (11/10)

Join us for Coffee’s Night Out on Sunday, November 10th, 2013, from 5-8pm at participating coffee shops in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


Founded by Chérmelle D. Edwards of and presented by Greenpointers, Coffee’s Night Out is an evening that invites individuals to explore coffee and culture within independent coffee shops. During the evening, curated culture – art, music, spoken word, film – will pop up alongside specialty coffee in Greenpoint at the following locations:

Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint), Café Edna (195 Nassau Ave), Café Grumpy (193 Meserole Ave), Cafecito Bogota (1015 Manhattan Ave), Champion Coffee (1108 Manhattan Ave), Charlotte Patisserie (596 Manhattan Ave), Propeller Coffee (984 Manhattan), Tar Pit (135 Woodpoint Rd) & Spina (107 Franklin St)

Coffee’s Night Out is FREE to attend and attendees are encouraged to visit as many and all participating coffee shops.

An event schedule and map will be released soon. Look for it online and at participating coffee shops.

For up to date information, visit the Facebook Event page and Coffee’s Night Out Facebook page.

For Twitter: @coffeesnightout, @greenpointers

Instagram: @coffeesnightout, @greenpointers, @ilovesmdlr

Official hashtags: #coffeesnightout and #CNO.

If you are a coffee shop and want to participate email greenpointers (AT)

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Imbibing Taste Talks

Taste Talks, a two-day conference on Brooklyn Food and Drink, announced its curatorial voice with April Bloomfield (of the Spotted Pig) at its helm. The event, which took place on September 14th & 15th, brought notable food, chefs and taste makers together in a bevy of curated panels, discussions, workshops, and cookouts.

Among the roster of activities, I signed up for three panels and Cook it Raw, a collaborative outdoor event where chefs worked together to create a meal using locally-sourced ingredients and as little electricity as possible – all in under 6 hours.  Below are highlights from each, including quotes to add to the Brooklyn culinary repertoire.

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