A New York City restaurant owner is brave to take up the challenge of running a food service establishment during normal times, but the strain some restaurants experienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic was the final straw.
“It was incredible, the time arch,” recalls Vince Mazeau, owner of Cherry Point (664 Manhattan Ave.), who made the fraught decision to permanently close his English-inspired farm-to-table bistro last month.
“From the end of the second week of March to the beginning of the third week, I thought, ‘I have to keep the restaurant open so my staff can keep earning money.” Most of the Cherry Point staff remained onboard since the restaurants’ May 2016 opening, and Mazeau has launched a relief fund for proceeds to be evenly split among his employees.
Other businesses in the area have since followed suit, including Gimme! Coffee, which announced the closure of its Williamsburg and Nolita shops this week.
Faced with a tough decision as an independent restaurant owner not primed for takeout, Mazeau worked out an agreement with his landlord who agreed to stop collecting rent while he seeks out a lease takeover.
“It might seem like I made a split second decision to close permanently, but I let my landlord know,” he said. Continue reading →
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 →
Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs.
A restaurant needs a line cook. “We butcher fish and whole animals in-house, produce our own charcuterie, and also feature a strong repertoire of vegetarian and vegan recipes.” —could this be Cherry Point?
New Mexican spot Oxomoco, housed in Greenpoint’s tiniest standalone building, is looking for bartenders, servers, hosts, barracks, cooks, and dishwashers.
Calexico has an open position for a daytime cashier.
Greenpoint-based nature camp, wBees Forest School needs summer camp teachers for their “nature-based and arts-rich summer camp”. The Richardson is looking for some experienced bartenders.
A family-owned cafe in GP put out the call for a new barista.
A jewelry line is looking to fill two internship roles: production and operations.
Sanctuary Salon is looking for a new stylistto join their team. Kickstarter has 10 engineering roles (and more) open.
Atlas Obscura has 3 editorial fellowship positionsup for grabs.
What do Henna, Rock Climbing and eating Bibimbop have in common? They’re all ideal dates, and you can have them right here in North Brooklyn! Whether you’re looking for an elegant and lovely night out with your boo, or you’re celebrating Galentine’s with your favorite power women, here’s our roundup of places and activities that will get you out and about for the day of love. 💕
This Italian eatery, known for their homemade pastas plus Neapolitan-style pies, has a special prix fixe on the night of Valentine’s. Their menu includes baby lamp chops, pink beet gnocchi, tiramisu, wood-fire pizzas, and inclusive glasses of wine! It’s a full course meal at $45 for one and $80 for two. To book a table, call or email them. Highlights: Prix Fixe (wine included), Tiramisu, Homemade Pasta
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
There’s no party like an New Year’s Eve party, and as a Greenpointer you’ve got a bunch to choose from right here in North Brooklyn. From living it up in the Jazz age, to taking in a late brunch on New Year’s day, here’s the low-down on partying in your own neck of the woods.
Come to Cherry point and kick 2018 off with style! For New Years, they’re ready to start you off with brunch on December 31st, then dinner, then brunch again from 11am – 4pm in the New Year (1/1/18). Make your dinner reservations now for a spectacular NYE menu where you’ll dine on Chef Julian Calcott’s specially curated dishes including oyster shooters, scallop crudo, grilled lobster, and rack of lamb. (reservations are highly recommended, but, there is no prix fixe) If you’ve got a larger group looking to celebrate, try their Chefs tables and semi-private dining space. Just in case you’re still making Christmas plans, don’t forget their Brunch on 12/24 from 11am to 4pm. For more information, please email [email protected]or for large events and parties, please email [email protected].
As Greenpointers, it’s an essential part of the Holidays to find the perfect event space to hold our sugar plum cocktails and holly jolly guests. You’ve got ugly sweaters to wear and pink elephant gifts to give! We’ve got you covered — here’s a list of places waiting to be your event elf for the Holiday season.
A swanky space located at the intersection of Bedford & Manhattan makes this a perfect party location — especially for 50 person Holiday events. Even better, there are open bar options available (because what’s a Holiday party without the cocktails). Got an office party, gathering of friends and family, or a pop-up event you need a venue for? They got a Pre-fix menu and family style options. Steps from the Nassau Ave G train, it’ll be great for those not from here to get home safe and sound. Booking your event at One Bedford increases your party-planning creds among your invitees. Email them to get more information.
Thanksgiving is holiday of culinary greatness. A problem if your cooking skills are below par and you’re staying home for the Holidays. Less of a problem since you live so close to the city’s hub of crave-worthy restaurants and bars.
Here’s a list of how to feast and party without the hassle of using your oven.
Come join Chef Jake Eberle at “Wobble Before You Gobble” — a Thanksgiving Eve cocktail party! Cut loose a lil’ before heading out of town. They’ll have $6 aperitif specials, including house recipe Kir Royale and warm mulled wine. Chef Jake Eberle will also being serving some bites to nibble, like country pate and a French onion soup-filled Russian-style pierog. Reservations not necessary. See the Menu here.
Address: 105 Norman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: No cover, Items a la carte
Time: Thanksgiving Eve, 6pm
Highlights: Classy cocktails, Russian pierogi, No reservations
2) Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. Mixing it up and staying in town this year? Greenpoint Beer and Ale is hosting their 5th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving. Their new kitchen resident, @maizeysundaytacos will be a making a spicy twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. For $65, get fed the unorthodox turkey and wash it down with included beer and wine. Then join your new “Orphan” family as you replace football with a screening of cult favorite “This Is Spinal Tap” directed by Rob Reiner. Click here to buy tickets!
It’s shaping up to be a great weekend to hang around the neighborhood, finding a new summer outfit from one of our new shops, picking up lunch at the farmers market, taking in some outdoor yoga, and/or hitting up a few food events. From the new feature at MOFAD to dinner at North Brooklyn Farms, we’ve got a few things worth checking out in between the raindrops. Continue reading →
The Williamsburg Hotel | 96 Wythe Ave.
12pm-6pm, Tea Service and live jazz
Cozy up in velvet banquette seating for tea time between 12pm – 6pm as Katherine Ella Wood sings lighthearted “sunny jazz.” Let her transport you back in time while sipping on premium teas while enjoying sweet and savory bites from the Brooklyn Bread Lab.
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Cherry Point | 664 Manhattan Ave.
Cherry Point is offering up their chef’s table for Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. Call for more info, menu options, and bookings. 718.389.3828
Freehold | 45 S 3rd St.
Brunch, flowers and MOMosas starts at 11am.
Please call to make reservations in advance. More info. 718.388.7591
Humboldt & Jackson| 434 Humboldt St.
11am-4pm. $14.99 ALL YOU CAN EAT Mother’s Day brunch party.
Delicious-sounding menu available on their website, and you can make a reservation for parties of 6 or more via email: [email protected]