TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017 is back in its 8th year for another block-party-style event in East River State Park (90 Kent Ave), featuring tastes from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best spots, live music, demonstrations and much, much more! Greenpointers get 40% off tickets!
WEDNESDAY 9/13 ♫ Wilder Maker // Big Search // Jesse Harris @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St), 7pm, $10, Wilder Maker’s songs keenly observe landscapes of desire and abandon, filled with colorful characters and street revelations, Buy tix ♦ MAG Exhibition Opening Reception @ C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave), 7pm, FREE, Molly Goldfarb’s is filling C’mon Everybody’s renovated gallery space for a solo show full of brand new works, More info ♫ NE-HI, Honduras, Gymshorts @ Alphaville (140 Wilson Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix
THURSDAY 9/14 ^ Ben Blum presents Ranger Games with Matt Gallagher @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7pm, FREE, In his final hours of leave, Alex Blum, with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery, More info # Pizza Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 7pm, $19, Pick your toppings to create the personal pizza of your dreams! We have gluten-free crusts, too!, More info ♫ The Meadows Official Afterparty ft. Big Wild @ Schimanski (54 N 11th St), 8pm, $22, Buy tix * Pop-up Ironing @ Brooklyn Safehouse (120 Franklin St), 9pm, FREE, Jeremy Hook is setting up a ironing board and wants to help you fix your rumpled duds. Continue reading →
Though it pains me as a proud Brooklynite, the Greenpoint is a variation on the famous cocktail the Manhattan. The drink, created by Michael McIlory at NYC’s legendary Milk and Honey, gets it name because the Chartreuse that is its main ingredient creates a green hue.
So, what goes into a Greenpoint? The drink consists of two ounces of rye whiskey and a half ounce of yellow Chartreuse. Then add another half ounce of sweet vermouth. The last two ingredients are pinches of angostura bitters and orange bitters. Take all the ingredients and put them in a mixing glass with ice. Next, stir and strain it into a cocktail glass. Finally, top it off with a lemon twist garnish. Continue reading →
Forget the cake! They will do it big boy Brooklyn style by drinking Wild Turkey & Founders in between sipping Old Fashioneds and eating grass-fed beef brisket cheesesteaks on the patio allllll afternoon…
They will also be debuting their latest cocktail menu including their latest addition, The Cold, Dark & Bitter – a rotating selection of ice cold bitter amari on draft!
As the new year approached, it dawned on Greenpoint resident J.P. Grace that he needed a challenge–specifically, a challenge firmly grounded in the consumption of adult beverages. Bravely acknowledging the dangerous deficiency of brown liquor in his diet, Grace took upon himself a solemn vow: to drink an Old Fashioned every single day of this Year of Our Lord 2015, and to blog daily about the experience.
Like many of us, Grace finds the 19th century cocktail strangely alluring, and worthy of an extended study. “The interesting contradiction is that there are so few ingredients, yet so many variations on ways to make it,” he observes while stirring two glasses of his favorite take on the concoction.* “No two bars make them exactly the same, and every bartender seems to have an opinion about how it should be made.” Continue reading →
Chef Ryall Hyatt has created an inspired Lamb and Beef Kofta to pair with the Rye. The Kofta (think of it as a spiced, skewered meatball) will be grilled then served with a Rye-infused honey sauce and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
For only $10 you can try them both, or, order a la carte for $6 each.
It was a busy weekend in Greenpoint. The Fowler ArtsOne Year show was a great start on Friday night. The artwork was impressive for a mixed group show, which doesn’t surprise me because of the many talented artists who have studios there. Plus the raffle extravaganza, with over 20 prizes generously donated from local shops and restaurants made the night a lot of fun! I can’t wait to blow my $2o Word gift certificate!
These lovely ladies were holding down the Kent St block party on Saturday, which was stoop sale and kids running in street like lunatics central.
On Saturday night Project Collective had an art and music bash to raise funds for the Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Any party on a perfect evening at The End is amazing because the killer views from the roof deck are spectacular.
I usually don’t like to rush the weekends but I couldn’t wait for Sunday when The Richardson had its Templeton Rye event. For $6 you got a Rye Cocktail plus a Pulled Pork Sammie from Edan Farms prepared by Tom from The Meat Hook. While I was shoving my second sandwich in my mouth (that’s 2 cocktails and 2 sandwiches for $12!), Tom, the pulled pork genius, explained that he braised smoked pork butts overnight with bacon. I call this sandwich divine perfection. It was the best pork sandwich I have ever had and I eat pulled pork any chance I get. MORE PLEASE! Peter, one of our Greenpointers writers, was the champion after eating a whopping three! Go Peter!!!
• What the Hell Are You Doing? with David Shrigley@ Word (126 Franklin) 7pm – authortalks about new book, Q&A, get “inked” with sharpies & enter for a chance to win a tattoo from East River Tattoo, lemonade & donuts
• Oktoberfest @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Sat. & Sun. All Day, beer, pretzels, sausage.
• Project Collective Presents When Ends Meat @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave @ West) 7pm until late. $5 – music by Supercrush, local artwork curated by Ava Hassinger. Proceeds are donated to Brooklyn High School of the Arts.
• Annual Parish Picnic @ St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Driggs & Newel) 11:30am-6pm, food, dancing, raffles and games for kids. Fun for all!
• SASS Presents: The Holy Crusades! @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 7-8:30pm, Society for the Advancement of Social Studies monthly Monday lecture series explores how “Christianity got its groove back,” games, themed drink RSVP
ANNOUNCEMENTS • Want to take a Basic Drawing Class at Ascension with Bob Corr? Interest & more info email ascensionbrooklyn (at) gmail.com. • Starting this weekend Eastern District (1053 Manhattan) will be open every Friday & Saturday until 9pm! • Starting Monday, September 26, you can dine at Goodyoga(73 Calyer) every weeknight, or take out your meal in a stainless steel tiffin lunchbox. Pre-order – 20 meals for $200/month. Yum!
The Richardson is celebrating their 3rd anniversary tomorrow afternoon with their usual flair!
We will be sippin’ $6 Single Barrel Buffalo Trace cocktails and eating whatever delectables The Meat Hook has grillin’ up on our patio THIS Sunday afternoon, August 14, from 2pm – 6pm. We invite you to slip on your Sunday Best (perhaps some seersucker or a straw hat!) and join us as we celebrate our Three Year Anniversary!!
As an added treat, our good friends, The Minerva Lions, will be celebrating with us by playing an acoustic set in The Parlor. Their set should begin around 5pm, rounding out our birthday bash in rockin’ good style.
Three Year Anniversary Celebration Sunday, August 14, 2011 – 2-6pm The Richardson 451 Graham Avenue