creole food

Cocktails and Cajun Comfort at Bourbon Springs

Bourbon Springs is serving up some of the best bourbon cocktails in New York
Bourbon Springs is serving some of the best bourbon cocktails in New York

If you haven’t been to vibrant Graham Avenue on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint yet, I present to you the perfect reason to explore this part of town. Named after a communal trout fishing lodge that her grandfather founded in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Emily Casey’s Bourbon Springs somehow captures the familiarity of a little restaurant in the south, but with the all the culinary chops necessary to survive New York’s competitive restaurant scene. The Cajun-inspired menu is sure to satisfy and the bar happens to make some of the best craft cocktails in the city.  The interior is pleasant and charming; small enough to feel welcoming yet with table spacing optimized for conversation. Bourbon Springs also enjoys a quaint backyard complete with picnic tables surrounded by planters overflowing with herbs, tomatoes, and blueberries.  On Sunday evenings, they offer seasonal all-you-can-eat seafood boils, currently featuring crab and shrimp.

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Gumbo + Mardis Gras Beer Pairings at The Habitat Tomorrow (3/4)


Celebrate Mardi Gras @ Habitat!

In celebration of Fat Tuesday, The Habitat is hosting a beer tasting with Bayou Teche brewery from Louisiana. The brewery crafts beers specifically to complement Cajun/Creole dishes – so it will go perfectly with my favorite dish – a generously portioned Chicken and Andouille Gumbo served with a side of warm cornbread. Plus they will be serving a Stout paired with special house made ice cream!

A flight of four following beers ($14) will be served with complimentary food pairings:

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Sunday Supper #1: Menu Announced (SOLD OUT)

We are very excited to announce the menu of our very first Sunday Supper taking place on January 6th, 2012 at Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) from 7-9pm, prepared by a trio called Plate Tectonics, made up of Lee Walker, Will Stark & Dean Haddock.


Oeufs Aux Champignons
Kale Caesar Salad
Barbara’s Blue Deviled Crabs
Maque Choux
Mitzi LaPorte Shrimp Creole with Cornbread Muffin
Bread pudding in Cognac Sauce
+ Special Cocktail


This supper has been sold out. Stay tuned for our next supper on Feb. 3rd, 2013.


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