Last year’s TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint was nothing short of epic—we left dizzy with tequila courtesy of 21 Greenpoint, and our bellies full of tasty tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, and other delectable bites from North Brooklyn restaurants. The fest is an ideal way to sample the range of flavors at a number of different restaurants, all in one go. Going strong in its 8th year, this year’s event on September 17th from 1-5pm andis taking over the Williamsburg waterfront (90 Kent Ave). In addition to the more than 40 food and drink vendors, they’ll again host live music, demonstrations and other fun activities for everyone. TASTE is put on by our own North Brooklyn community center The Firehouse, so the proceeds go to benefit the renovation of the former Engine Co. 212 Firehouse for community activity. The Firehouse will provide a permanent home to neighborhood social justice organizations for continued advocacy and direct services to Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Greenpointers readers (that’s you) can get 40% off your tickets by following this link. And it’s a sweet deal—$21 gets you 4 tastes and 2 drinks, $36 gets you 8 tastes and 4 drinks.
Book lovers and foodies will truly appreciate the newest addition to the neighborhood: Archestratus Books and Food. The new store is a bookshop that specifically focuses on cookbooks and books related to food, along with gifts, pens, notecards, and cooking gifts and accessories. There’s also a café in the back serving sweet and savory homemade Sicilian pastries, along with tea, coffee, beer, and wine.
(sponsored)We can all agree that Greenpoint majorly delivers on the foodie front – with one exception – lunch. The biggest complaint I get (and I get ALOT of complaints) is that there aren’t a TON of lunch spots to chose from. We Greenpointers want choices! Well, guess who just rolled out not only a new lunch menu, but also dinner AND brunch service, that also includes wine? Charlotte Patisserie on Manhattan Ave. And don’t forget their incredible outdoor space and the infinite array of drool-worthy desserts! Continue reading →
St. Stan’s Athletic League Baseball Team Sign Up @ St. Stan’s Gym (189 Driggs Ave) 2-3pm, Sunday 3/16, $100 (covers sign up fee and uniform), Bring your 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to try out for the Screamin’ Eagles baseball team, which will compete in the Brooklyn Diocese Spring Baseball League season from early April through early June, for more info contact althetic director Daniel Bernatowicz (dbernatowicz [at] gmail [dot] com)
WEDNESDAY 3/12 ♦ OMG #Webcats Art Show Opening @ Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, Join webcat creator Scott Chase for a celebration of his new works, one of which is most definitely cats protruding from a man’s beard, RSVP • BK: You Sure Know A Lot About Baseball For A Girl with Caryn Rose and Friends @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Talk baseball with author Caryn Rose upon publication of her new book A Whole New Ballgame, RSVP ♫ Imperial Topaz Record Release Show @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $7, celebrate the debut Imperial Topaz LP with Hex Breaker Quartet / Jerry Paper / Seth Graham, RSVP
THURSDAY 3/13 # Grand Opening Party @ Dirck the Norseman (7 N 15th St) 3-5pm, Celebrate the grand opening of this new gastropub with in-house brewed beers on tap as well as pub eats like candied bacon wedge salad • EL GARDEN Fundraiser @ Tradesman (222 Bushwick Ave) 7pm-12am, Support the new community garden at 120 Jefferson with great raffle prizes from Bushwick’s best restaurants & bars, RSVP * Dog Habitat Fundraiser @ Rosamunde’s (285 Bedford Ave) 7:30-10pm, Free w/ Donation, Drink Ave Cider, eat sausages, and enter the silent auction to win prizes, all while support rescued pups in need of a home, RSVP ♫ Porches / Downies / Little Big League @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP Continue reading →
What’s more warming and comforting than a pup snoozing beside you on the couch? Trick question…nothing! But I can tell you what comes close. A big bowl of roasted sweet potatoes fresh out of the oven. This week’s recipe comes from local food writer and cook, Julia Turshen, who shares with us one of her favorite ways to prepare this tasty orange tuber—with pancetta and soft, melty red onions. Continue reading →
My Mom and I have a thing – it’s called Restaurant Week, and whenever it rolls around I am mixed with excitement but also dread because I only take the subway to Manhattan to get my teeth pulled and otherwise avoid it at all costs.
We have everything we need right here in Brooklyn (except my dentist, apparently) and now the first-ever Grand Street Restaurant Week is happening this Monday, February 17 through Sunday, February 23rd.
Growing up, I lived a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. Nearly every day during the summer I’d go to the beach, but on the hottest afternoons, I stayed indoors. On these lazy days, I’d grab a fistful of freshly peeled carrots (this was before the ubiquity of packaged “baby carrots”) and a stack of picture books, and disappear for a while to my hiding spot— above a floor vent, under a sunny window, behind a big, blue chair.
I know, I know – Cory Feldman in the 80s… but I am more interested in the food options at tonight’s Summerscreen at McCarren Park! Bring a chair and a bib.
Handsome Hanks has my kind of menu – everything and anything is fried – except the cole slaw. Fried fish, fried crab, fried shrimp. You’re going to get some kind of seafood and I can guarantee it’s going to be fried. And if that’s not enough fried – they have french fries. Hallelujah!
It’s no surprise that Landhaus’ favorite Goonies character is Chunk – they serve Grilled Maple Bacon Sticks, which were voted best Bacon in NYC by Village Voice. Quite an honor. They will also be flipping grass-fed Cheeseburgers and Lamb Burgers (with some pork back fat on it) – and of course their signature Fresh Mint Lemonade.
No surprises here but Pizza Moto and beer and a movie from when you were four makes for a great Wednesday night.
Representing Greenpoint Selamat Pagi will be focusing on their Bali Style Wings, plus vegan Lawar Salad of long beans, lime and coconut, Beef Rendang, which is spicy beef curry with pickles and rice and a Tamarind Fizz drink.
Tomorrow – Sunday July 21st at 6pm begins the first in our monthly series of Sunday Night Guest Grilling atThe 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.