Mega congrats are in order for Luksus who received their first Michelin Star on Tuesday, after being open for only a year. Not only is it the first place in Greenpoint to ever receive this honor, but it’s the first beer-only restaurant in THE WORLD to be awarded a star. The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant, situated behind Tørst (615 Manhattan Avenue) offers only a tasting menu and focuses on beer pairings instead of wine and liquor.
“We are cooking seasonal food that celebrates the ingredients. To be recognized in this way by the Michelin Guide is simply outstanding and I am incredibly happy,” says chef and owner Daniel Burns. 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.
After dark it turns discreetly into a pleasant wine bar.
Recently, the lure of both a new menu and a Saturday night Lambrusco Special gave me cause for a visit.
The deal: Buy two glasses of Lambrusco, get one free.
Accompanied by a writer friend, we were struck by the romantic atmosphere immediately upon stepping through the door. Low lighting, candles, exposed wood and bookshelves, like WORD with a speakeasy in the basement.
It’s not the best atmosphere for a platonic business discussion, but on vibe alone it’s instantly a great date spot.
On Saturday, September 22nd at 8 p.m., Kerry Jones, owner of The One Well and fellow foodie Niki Jackson will be hosting a delicious Autumnal Equinox Supper through Feastly, a website that connects passionate cooks with hungry eaters to offer homemade meals prepared and served in a cook’s home.
Tickets are $40, but Greenpointers’ readers get $10 off!
The Menu • Local Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds and Dried Cherries: Farmer’s market kale salad with toasted almond slivers & dried cherries, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette made with local honey from The One Well.
• Summer Meets Autumn Roll: Rice paper wrapper stuffed with roasted butternut squash, sauteed shitakes, pear slivers, scallion, toasted pumpkin seeds, and Farmer’s Market lettuce, served with a curry coconut dipping sauce.
• Sweet Shepherd’s Pie: Spiced sweet potato over curried lamb shepherd’s pie with carrot, parsnip, green peas, shallot, roasted garlic, and sauteed shitakes.
Seasonal Fruit Crisp: Apples and pears from local farms topped with spiced gluten-free crumble and local maple syrup from The One Well.
To sign-up: email info (at) eatfeastly.com and mention Greenpointers. Hurry there aren’t many seats left!