“NEW FRIED CHICKEN JOINT ON MY BLOCK” read the text message accompanying a selfie of my friend in front of a pretty-in-pink menu posted in the window of 14 Bedford Avenue. Since that mid-December text, the opening of the new Five Leaves neighbor, Pretty Southern, was on my radar. A few weeks ago, also accompanied by my informant and two of our friends whose culinary opinions we highly value, I dug into that eagerly anticipated “healthful take on fried chicken and celebrated southern comfort fare.” Continue reading
Each week, the Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program provides no-cost groceries and a weekly hot meal to hungry people in Northern Brooklyn. It takes $6,000 per week to feed all these people. Much of the money comes from government food programs, but $1,500 more per week is needed for additional food, plus utilities, building maintenance, volunteer coordination and overall administration.
Join us for a delicious dinner prepared by Joseph of Yummy Eats.
Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the soup kitchen. It’s a great cause and will be a fun and very yummy night.
Super Mixed Green Salad
Crisp Cole Slaw
Cajun Crab Deviled Eggs
Cajun Fried Chicken
Shrimp Etouffee w/ barley-white rice
Chicken, Sausage & Mussel Gumbo w/ barley-white rice
Volunteers are also need for food prep, service, set-up & clean-up.
To volunteer email greenpointers (at) gmail.com
To reserve your space, make a payment via paypal.
Greenpointers & Yummy Eats Cajun Feast Benefit for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen – $40
After finally trying the amazing Saturday Antojitos Mexican Pop-Up at VPC, I had to try Mama’s Pop-Up. I walk by the chalk board door and see the menu and just want it to be delicious and comforty. It was the perfect place for Justine and I to take care of (blog) biz. Boy there are a lot of passwords!
I tend to over order, but the heavier dishes: meatloaf wrapped in bacon with gravy and fried chicken sammy were well-balanced by the veggie dishes: cucumber and beet salads, and the ever so light mac n’ cheese and corn bread. (How could you not?)
Imagine the above dish in front of you, then imagine it tasting awesome. I woofed it. Justine summed it up: “this shit is slammin!” Why do you have to go Justine?
Mama’s Pop-Up Wed, Thurs, & Fri, 6 –10 pm @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin) $10: 3 veggie sides, $11: meat + 1 side, $12: meat + 2 sides
Mama’s is opening a location in Williamsburg soon, but I hope they keep this up at VPC forever!