No visit to New York is complete without a visit to the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Formerly three working-class and industrial neighborhoods,
SPONSORED POST Metroflea Williamsburg Vegan Market features amazing vegan food as well as vegan-friendly clothing, jewelry and cosmetics. Vendors from all around the tri-state area will exhibit their vegan wares weekly on a rotating basis. James LaMorte, Owner, and Yoli Rapp, The Operations Manager and Space Curator, have gone to great lengths to curate the […]
Oxomoco is opening tonight in Greenpoint at 128 Greenpoint Avenue. It’s a new venture from the chef behind the pizza joint Speedy Romeo, a mini-chain with a proven track record of doing wonders with a wood-fired grill. The new space looks lovely and we’re excited to give it a try. Outdoor seating and frozen margs […]
We first heard about North 3rd Street Market when we found out that Di Fara pizza was going to be opening shop in the 15,000-square-foot space. Now we have an opening date (May 29) and a list of businesses and restaurants that will be sharing space inside the enormous hall. Eater has the full list of […]
This weekend, Friday June 1 through Sunday June 3 Greenpoint Open Studios returns with work from hundreds of local artists. The kick-off party is on Friday at Java Studios from 7:30-11:30PM. You can visit Greenpoint Open Studios for maps and a full list of events. GOS is presented in part by our friends at Greenpointers, so be sure to check them out […]
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Summer is almost here and the season’s live, outdoor shows are slowly being announced. We told you that Elsewhere is opening a rooftop. They announced their initial line-up last week. The meat market (chuckle) known as Union Pool is hosting their annual Summer Thunder series as well. Here’s the line-up thus far: JUNE 2 – […]
SPONSORED POST Here are your options. 1. Live, Work & Play in Williamsburg. If you’re like us, you aren’t planning on leaving Williamsburg all that much once the L train shuts down, minus the occasional outing to Manhattan (which we anticipate will feel even more like a getaway than it does now). That being said, […]
Last month Elsewhere announced a smattering of live and electronic music events at their brand new rooftop venue – but wait, there’s more. In keeping with their multi-disciplined approach to the Rooftop, including music, art, and film events, they’re planning to host food pop-ups throughout the summer. As such, they’re hosting an open call for […]
Annicka is the city’s first restaurant with a farm brewery license, which means since it’s owned by the people behind Greenpoint Beer & Ale, it doesn’t need a seperate license to sell beer. This Greenpoint farm-to-table spot focusues on hyper-local fare, sourcing (when available) from North Brooklyn Farms. The menu will please vegetarians with lots of fresh options including Trumpet Mushrooms (with turmeric coconut milk broth, shaved spring vegetables & walnut chili oil) and Spring Lettuces (with cashew ranch, pickled beets & “all the crispy things.” Carnivores can choose from a Pork Chop, Market Fish, or a Steak with charred carrot, dandelion & black olive, to name a few dishes. The setting is quintessential new Brooklyn with outdoor seating available. Annicka is one of the best spots in the neighborhood, so be sure to give it a try!
the food is excellent, sometimes excitingly so. In the last gasps of winter, addictively sour, salty lemongrass chicken sausage, laced with Treviso and white kimchi, was fresh proof of the power of hearty lettuces and preserves. Wedding rice, a spin on the Persian dish tachin, a kind of crunchy-edged, savory cake, felt worthy of celebration: topped with cucumber raita, chopped almonds, and sliced chili, it hid sweet, juicy scallops and mussels within its densely packed grains. The nut-milk butter, served with flaky sea salt and sourdough, was a profoundly convincing substitute for the real thing, as was the macadamia ricotta. There was plenty for hard-core carnivores, too: a whole ham steak with eggs at brunch; pork chops; lamb ragu. But as I finished my braised beef over grits, I thought only of the unusual garnish, a thick but tender leaf that tasted vaguely of licorice.
A significant and unusual feature of this airy yet intimate new spot is that all the beers, wines, ciders and spirits served are produced in New York State, often using ingredients grown in the state. That’s because the owner, Ed Raven, who also owns Greenpoint Beer & Ale nearby, is running the restaurant under a farm brewery license from the state. It permits him to serve beer by the glass without a separate license and, as a brewery owner, to open an off-premises restaurant or retail establishment. Mr. Raven has also collaborated with North Brooklyn Farms in Williamsburg for many of the ingredients used by the three chefs, each of whom has a specialty. Christian Perkins, who worked at Marlow & Daughters, is the butcher. Emma Jane Gonzalez, a vegan, and the omnivorous Kenneth Monroe come from North Brooklyn Farms. Their menu features seafood, steaks, sausages and vegetable specialties like charred sweet potatoes with kale and tahini, celery root with apples and crispy nori, and a green chile stew. Seats are at marble tables and a long, circular bar
the menu… ranges from fully-vegan dishes to steak (with plenty of vegetarian and fish options in the middle), and should be able to make most people happy. We tried a charred sweet potato with black tahini, and a black rice with squid and clams, and both of them were interesting and very good. The space is also big and well-designed, with a circular bar in the middle, and an open kitchen at the back, which generally contributes to the impression that there’s a lot going on here. Luckily, most of it seems to work.