Recipes Gone Wild: Sour Cherry Far Breton

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg

Following Jen’s lead on Monday, I’ve got more love here for The Bounty, plus a recipe! On my last visit there, surveying the menu my eyes immediately closed in on the dessert section. Sour Cherry Far Breton? Could my eyes be deceiving me? I can’t recall ever seeing a Far Breton on a menu in Brooklyn, but it is this dessert about which I dream. I had hit the jackpot.

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Greenpoint Veggie Burger Diaries: Enid’s

Enid’s is the first restaurant in Greenpoint I noticed before I ever imagined I would live here or run Greenpointers. I remember thinking, “that place is cu-ute.” Despite that it never became my regular spot even though so many friends swear by it. They also have some awesome events, like the Annual Pie Bake-Off and in the winter they have a Snowflake Making night. I also feel like I never hear about the events, but if I was a regular I would know. It’s that kind of place.

After a photo exploration with my photographer amigo Miguel, we stopped in for a meeting with Jeanne Hilary another wonderful photographer and founder of Bicycle Utopia. Don’t know about it? You should know about it.

It was a great spot for informal day drinking introductions – next to the big bright window facing Manhattan Ave with a view of one of my favorite installations – the golden camel.

Before I get into the burger, I will preface it by saying that I screwed up the order and when it arrived without cheese and avocado I asked if they wouldn’t mind melting some cheddar on top. They were sweet hearts about it. I am trying to keep an even playing field among the veggie burgers, and it’s a back-up in case it isn’t that amazing – cheese and avocado make everything okay, you see?

I am not sure if reheating had anything to do with it, but the burger had major mush factor. I appreciate that they make it in house and could see the fresh chopped vegetables and peas in the patty, but there was hardly any flavor to it. I kind of pushed it around on my plate. Veggie burger fail.

The fries were good old crispy salty fries and the afternoon of talking cameras and drinking beer was stand-out.

Until next week…

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Sunday Night Guest Grilling at The Exley: Caribbean! (7/21)

Tomorrow – Sunday July 21st at 6pm begins the first in our monthly series of Sunday Night Guest Grilling at The Exley (1 Jackson St). We are pleased to have “Our Good Friend’s Mother” come by for some home cooked Caribbean food.

Be there for Jerk Burgers, Shrimp Kabobs, Trini-Style Boiled Corn and slightly cooler weather!  Items can be purchased a la carte although we strongly encourage you to spring for an exceptionally large meal made up of each individual dish.

As we always do on Sundays, we’ll be serving from the best cocktail and craft beer lists in the neighborhood, hosting our very competitive Sidewalk cornhole tournament (look it up, it’s SFW we promise), and looking forward to meeting some new people.

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Spaghett-It-On Mondays, Rice Balls, Cheese Plate, New Pizza, Red Wine Chocolate Cake! Adelina’s New Menu Looks Incredible!

Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) is featuring a new daily and brunch menu!

Some of the highlights:

• A new cheese plate, which is a collaboration with Eastern District, features cheese made with vegetarian rennet.
• There are not one, not two but three types of arancini!  Pesto, Salame Gentile and Porcini & Cremini.
• There are two new salads, two new pizzas and new pasta options. The pizza sauce is now made with the best San Marzano tomatoes.
• For dessert: a chocolate red wine cake from an old Roman recipe!

The new Brunch Menu includes many new options including two vegan options. The low starting prix fixe of $12 includes fresh squeezed OJ and a cup of Blue Bottle coffee.

The vast majority of Adelina’s menu is either vegan or vegetarian and many veggie options can be made vegan.

Adelina’s also has weekly events!

“Spaghett-it-on” Mondays, from 5-8pm features Roman style pasta marinara with a Genesee beer for $7!

Tuesday Record Night has been amazing. Each Tuesday a different Greenpointer spins on a single record player bringing their own style to the evening.

Come and try the new menu at Adelina’s!

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Sunday Supper #5 “Cinco De Mayo” Menu Announced With Chef Heather Cahill of Farm To Fridge (5/5) – SOLD OUT

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



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Volcanos, The Suzan, Heavy Metal Comedy, Vans House Party, Brew’n’Chew, Greenpointers Dance Party, Open Mic Nights: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (2/27-3/5)

“That’s how people who dance become people who dance. They dance.”

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!


Outrage:Traffic Issues in North Brooklyn @Saint Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea St) 6:30-9pm, Come Learn about The Illegal Truck Enforcement Task Force, A  presentation by New York State Department Transportation  on the Kosciuszko Bridge Project and the impacts on North Brooklyn and NYC DOT will be present to address issues of traffic in Williamsburg and Greenpoint RSVP
Heavy Metal Laser Plane: Comedy Show @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Bryson Turner/Billy Prinsell/Tim Dillion/John Anderson RSVP
VANS House Parties w/ New Lurk City @House of Vans (25 Franklin) 7pm, FREE, Beer and Pizza also FREE More Info
Poetry Teachers NYC: Open Mic @Milk and Roses(1110 Manhattan Ave)Sign up 7:30pm, FREE, Sing, dance, music, rap, comedy, poetry, or just come and be yourself! More Info
Little Big League/Pocket Hercules/Kerbivore/The Brooklyn What/RadKey @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8 RSVP
Double King/The Suzan/Cold Fronts @ Public Assembly (70 N6th Street) 8pm, $10, RSVP
Heaven’s Gate/Hurricanes of Love/Buck Gooter/Dyin’ Breed @The Ho_se (28 Lawton St, Bushwick) 8:30pm, $5, RSVP

Yummy Eats End of February Party @The Diamond (43 Franklin At) 7pm, Taste all kinds of fantastic snacks for $6 per plate or $20 for four plates! RSVP
*Artifact Official Grand Opening Party @Artifact (155 Freeman St) 8-10pm, FREE, Come celebrate Greenpoint’s newest shop with wine from Dandelion Wine, beer from Radeberger Pilsner, Gin from Greenhook Ginsmiths with music provided by D.J.A.D.D. RSVP
The Monte de Rosas Band/Indian/Belle Mare/Josh Quat @Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $6 RSVP
Selebrities/Rush Midnight/Bowmont @Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $1o RSVP
Field Mouse/Napoleon/Family Photos & AK @ La Piazetta (442 Graham Ave) 9:30pm, $5 RSVP
Prince Klassen/Dope Shoes/rotating TTL DJs + special guests @Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave, Bushwick) 10pm-4am RSVP

Born Again² / FOUNTAIN SEND-OFF @Calico Brooklyn (67 West St, #206) 7-9pm, closing party for “BORN AGAIN” and simultaneously HI-FIVE Calico as they prepare to set sail for Fountain Art Fair! RSVP 
Nature Is Ancient: Icelandic Landscapes @The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Photographer Meg Wachter- inspired by the music of Björk and subsequent visit to the musician’s homeland,”Nature is Ancient” documents the ever-changing and hauntingly beautiful volcanic landscapes of Iceland RSVP 
PC Worship “Beat Punk” LP release/Pop. 1280/Burning Star Core/Diamond Guardian Diffusion/Ducktails DJS @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) 8pm, FREE (donation suggested) RSVP
Samothrace, Howl, Pilgrim, Bezoar @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $12 RSVP
Crush Distance/Sonic China Doll/Indian Rebound/Lucas Bros @Cameo Art Gallery (93 N. 6th Street) 8pm, $7 RSVP
Freshkills/Violent Bullshit/Chron Turbine @Union Pool(484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8 More Info
*Title Goes Here//Greenpointers Dance Party @The Warsaw (261 Driggs) 10pm-2am, FREE, Get your dance on with Greenpointers and Supercrush Studio DJ’s, FREE Potato Pancake Buffet (10-11pm) and $4 Gin & Tonics! RSVP

*Brooklyn Torch Trade Store @Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin Street) 2-6pm, Local currency project that provides a new paper means of exchange in North Brooklyn that circulates to support the resident community in North Brooklyn More Info
Brew N’ Chew @The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 4-6pm, $10/13, See the Swillin’ Swines duke it out with the Green Grove Brewers, your vote will decide who wins! Entry fee gets you a taste of homebrew and snack pairing from each team and the proceeds will be donated to the Greenpoint Reform Church Food Pantry More Info
The Bomber Jacket/Cymbals Eat Guitars/Grooms/Pretty & Nice/Maquina Supervium @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10 RSVP
Octo Octa/Maria Minerva/Pharoahs/Magic Touch @285 Kent 11pm, $10 RSVP

Collect-I-Bowl Record Show @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe)11am-5pm, FREE, Over 40 vendors and thousands of rare and collectable records into one room RSVP
Stephan Pastis and Timmy Failure @Word (126 Franklin) 4pm, FREE, Bestselling author and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, introduces his first kids book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, with a multimedia presentation and signing for all ages! RSVP
*Sunday Supper @The Diamond (43 Franklin) 7-9pm, $40, The third installment of Greenpointers Sunday Supper! Tix
Beach Fossils/Chris Cohen/Divorce Money/Lodro @285 Kent 8pm, $12 RSVP

Boulevard Trivia Night @Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker) 8-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge and win prizes More Info

Things that I have to tell you right now @Cafe Royal (195 Nassau Ave) 7-9pm, FREE,  A monthly gathering of creative writers, dreamers, and other generally sensitive souls to unite and share their works with each other. Come and read, sing, show, and tell us anything you want under 10 minutes, participation optional.
The Trap: Comedy/Variety Show @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8-10pm, FREE,  With performers from Comedy Central, Conan, Fallon and more! Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event

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Dance With Us At Warsaw This Friday! Free “Placki” & $4 Gin & Tonics (3/1)

It’s all true! Dancing + free placki (potato pancakes) (10-11pm) + $4 Brooklyn Gin & Tonics!!! NO COVER!

Title Goes Here Dance Party 

This Friday (3/1), Supercrush Studio known for the DJ-night called The New___Sounds, and Greenpointers will be taking over the Warsaw, one of Brooklyn’s most established and integral music venues.

Come and get your dance on (and eat some pierogis) with Greenpointers at this old meets new dance party!


• FREE “Placki” potato pancake happy hour buffet, provided by The Warsaw 

• $4 Gin and Tonic Cocktails Courtesy of Brooklyn Gin*





* While supplies last

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Sunday Supper #3 With Chef Annie Berger at Diamond (Homemade Tater Tots!) 3/3 – SOLD OUT

The recent Sunday Suppers have been such a blast, and tickets have sold out in one day, so if you want to get in on major homemade tater tot action, plus other amazing dishes by Chef Annie Berger on March 3, 2013, from 7-9pm at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) – don’t wait!


Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw / Creamy Garlic / Parmesan Crisp
Puff Pastry Hot Dog / Onion Bacon Jam
Homemade Tater Tots
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie
Selected Beer or Wine



*Tickets are non-refundible.

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Sunday Supper #2 Recap & Photos

Sunday Supper #2 was smooth sailing and an amazing night at B’s Luncheonette. There is something magical about having dinner in a place for just one night. So many people stopped in to ask hopefully whether the restaurant would be opening up. We all wish!

Chef Tony was so uber prepared, with a check list and everything. We had the right amount of plates and seating, and the ambience created with just some white christmas lights is key. Although the heat didn’t seem to be pumping, the vibes were warm and great.

The amount of food was spot on, too. The creamy iceberg wedge salad topped with bacon was incredible. The BBQ sliders with a side of home fries were delicious, and the dessert a boozy banana shake was a nice finish. What a perfect night!

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River Styx & Torst: Get Ready To Get (MORE) Spoiled Greenpoint!

When we visited Florida we drove up the middle of the state to see some birds at Lake Okeechobee. We got in late and our options were: Taco Bell, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s and Black Gold Steakhouse. We obviously ate at Black Gold and enjoyed deep fried green beans. The next day we had breakfast at Ding-A-Ling Deli. Otherwise, the options for shit food were endless.
On a typical Friday night in Greenpoint, while figuring out where to go to eat or get a drink with friends, I always step outside myself and view the conversation from above and we always sound like a bunch of spoiled assholes. It goes like this:

“Five Leaves?”
“Are you crazy? It’s 8pm!”
“I just ate there for lunch yesterday.”
“I’m a vegan.”
“Manhattan Inn?”
“Not in the mood for piano.”
“Kind of far to walk.”
“No Name.”
“Can’t eat the noodles upstairs after 8.”
“I can see it, there’s a line.”
“Paulie Gee.”
“I have a gluten allergy.”
“I want a cocktail.”

This can go on forever, because the list of amazing options we have to chose from is endless in Greenpoint. When we get into this spoiled circle jerk I now say, “At least it’s not Lake Okeechobee!”

As reported by EATER, we can add two more anticipated to be awesome options on our list. Down Greenpoint Ave, near Transmitter Park, the owners of Roebling Tea Room plan to open River Styx in April.
On Manhattan Ave, near Enid’s, a famous Danish Brewer named Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø and Daniel Burns of Momofuku are opening a brew pub with Scandanavian food called Tørst.
And don’t forget, Andrew Tarlow’s Achilles Heel is now open on West and Green St.

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