Like an old friend you might see once in a blue moon, Walk the West is Greenpoint’s traveling boutique that comes bearing goods and stories, often unexpected and unannounced. Continue reading
Living in NYC allows us to sample cuisine from all over the world, right? Well, largely, yes, but when it comes to Burmese food there is actually only one dedicated restaurant in the entire city and it’s all the way over on the Upper East Side.
However, Greenpointers with an inclination for Burmese fare can finally be spared a trip out of the neighborhood because this Sunday a fabulous Burmese food pop-up will be happening at the former Sunview Luncheonette near McGolrick Park.
Chef Michael Sablan (who has previously cooked at Mission Chinese and Northeast Kingdom), will be whipping up a six-course feast with dishes that include: Shan Tofu (a”tofu” made with chick peas), Oh No Khao Swe (coconut chicken noodle soup with marbled egg and pickled mustard greens), and the classic Burmese preserved green tea leaf salad. Continue reading
Hoarding a secret guac recipe that your friends have been coveting for years? The time has come to let it reap you some extra glory….at Diamond Bar‘s Guac-Off this Sunday!
The avocado showdown is part of a fabulous Taco and Ceviche pop-up hosted by local caterer The Fury, and the competing guac will be served up alongside tacos from 2-4pm. Diners will then vote for their favorite, ultimately crowning one contender Guacamole Master Extraordinaire (and earning them a glittering prize!!)
Anyone wishing to enter the guac-off should email Dave: [email protected]
To take part, just make up a standard serving (approx 3 avocados) and take it along on the day. Diamond will take care of the rest.
Taco and Ceviche Pop-Up with Guacamole contest is this Sunday May 31st at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin Street)
Recently it was announced that Eat (124 Meserole Avenue) would no longer be functioning as a full time restaurant but instead will be shifting its focus onto the idea of ‘a handmade lifestyle through cultivation’. Owner Jordan Colon has decided that the space, made internationally famous for its monthly silent meals, will now be mostly dedicated to pottery: selling ceramics and hosting workshops.
There will still be a Silent Meal on the first Sunday of each month (see fb for details), but if the silent treatment isn’t up your street there will be one last chance to experience a full-volume mealtime at Eat during a collaborative brunch event hosted by social dining collective ‘In the Mood For‘. Continue reading
Our local Philly Cheesesteak joint Delilah’s Steaks is hosting a pop-up 6 course dinner on Monday March 17th. Shop owner Tommy Ferrick along with his friend Robert Flaherty, who is a cook at Romans (Andrew Tarlow’s italian restaurant in Fort Greene) promise delicious food and (thank God) no green beer. There will be 3 seatings of 20 guests, 6:00pm, 8:30pm and 11pm. It’s $40 and includes wine. Only the Early Bird slot is still available. Get some.
On Saturday 3/8, venture over to Daddy’s (435 Graham Avenue) for a pop-up shop curated by Debbie Tuch, creator of the jewelry line Glitterlimes. Shoppers can find artisanal goods such as Muffy Brandt printed leggings and tops, Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav) illustrations, Andrew Salome knits, Jena Derman ceramics, Julie Van Such digital print scarves, Junior Town Knits hand-dyed yarn straight from Los Angeles, Wowch clothing, and of course, Glitterlimes.
DJ Knife Fight will be spinning pre-Beatles rock and there will be drinks on hand.
RSVP to Daddy’s Handmade Treasures.
I also had the pleasure of asking Debbie some questions on curating, making jewelry, and Brooklyn. Continue reading
(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix
♫ Old Monk / Dead Waves / The Meaning of Life @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7 Buy Tix
♫ Teen Men / Cousins / Cold Fronts / Spirit Plate @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
* Punk Rope Happy Hour @ Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St.) 9pm, $5, Pints of Zywier, Warka and Lech, teams of 4 play rock themed trivia, RSVP Continue reading
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, one of our favorite new vintage shops in Greenpoint – People of 2morrow – is having a Valentine’s Fete this Thursday 2/13/14 from 6-9pm. Support local artisans at this warm festive gathering and shop for you lover or your fine self. Continue reading
There is nothing more refreshing on a hot and muggy day than fresh shaved ice. A group of local artists opened Brooklyn Raspa’O, a Colombian shaved ice stand at McCarren Deli & Grill (57 Nassau Ave) open Thursdays-Sundays in the afternoon. Their homemade syrups are 100% organic with lots of interesting toppings to chose from.
Since Brooklyn Raspa’O is around the block from Greenpointers HQ, I have been there multiple times. On my first visit I tried the strawberry mint and the lemon ginger honey, but I didn’t get fancy with toppings.
On my second visit, I ordered the Espresso from Ky, who said she would make it the way she liked it. Being an espresso purists, I would never have ordered it with sweet red beans and mochi, which are gooey rice cakes, drizzled with condensed milk. That sounds crazy, but it was out of this world! The toppings served the same purpose as sweet marshmallows in kid’s cereal; even after the last one you keep searching for that sweet flavor and satisfying texture beneath the shaved ice, which is not sickeningly syrupy sweet.
I can’t wait to go back for the Passion Fruit Chili!
Have you tried Brooklyn Raspa’O yet? What do you think?
For only two more nights, tonight and tomorrow (6/20 & 6/21) from 6-11pm Bunna Cafe is taking over Little Skips (941 Willoughby Ave) in Bushwick for an authentic and amazing Ethiopian & Vegan Pop-Up. I would never tell you to leave Greenpoint for Bushwick, unless it wasn’t absolutely worth it, so we rode our bikes over last night to try it out first. I say go! Continue reading