We were sad to see Bar Matchless close in January. Following conflicts with the landlord, the popular bar was forced to shut down. According to Greenpoint Post, the building will soon be torn down and turned into a six-story condo with a retail space on the biottom floor: Permits have been filed for a six […]
SPONSORED POST If you’re anything like us, you love being in the know about the latest local and international art to hit your neighborhood. Check out the hottest art shows happening in Williamsburg in the upcoming weeks. You won’t want to miss these. Alt Esc presents Carp Theory (1030 Metropolitan Ave, East Williamsburg) TRANSFER Gallery’s […]
Tacocina is a taco spot from the people behind Shake Shack, which would be pretty exciting on its own. But it’s also located in Domino Park, a new outdoor space on the water in Williamsburg, and they have a bunch of picnic tables with great views of the river and Manhattan.
It’s the first taco stand for hospitality industry titan Meyer — the guy behind such establishments as Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe — and he’s tapped Barbara Garcia, Union Square Cafe’s former sous chef and an Aguascalientes, Mexico native, to oversee culinary operations at the restaurant. Meyer says that while he and plenty of other people have been eating tacos for a long time, he wanted to involve someone who grew up eating them… She put together a menu of six tacos to choose from, ranging from pork and mango to shrimp and chayote tartar to beef and salsa negra. There are two vegetarian options, too: a mushroom and elote sauce taco and a monterey and cotija cheese taco. Chips and guac, cheese chicharrones, and Mexican shrimp cocktail round out the snacks menu, and there’s a vanilla ice cream sandwich slathered with chocolate crunch on one side for dessert.
It’s a casual affair, with cocktails — including a mezcal negroni — coming in at under $10 and cans of rosé. There’s also draft wine and a tight list of three summery beers. Horchatas and Coke in glass bottles add to the summer vibes.
Tacocina is a taco spot from the people behind Shake Shack, which would be pretty exciting on its own. But it’s also located in Domino Park, a new outdoor space on the water in Williamsburg, and they have a bunch of picnic tables with great views of the river and Manhattan. So, the wait to order at this counter-service spot can stretch over an hour. Once you do get to the front of the line, get the fried mushroom and shrimp tacos, and some small plates, like cheese chicharrones and chips and guacamole. But the main reason you should come here is to drink margaritas on the water with a group. Have one friend get here early and wait in line, or day-drink here on weekends.
When the weather gets warm, finding a bar in Manhattan where you can drink outside is next to impossible. The few places that are suitable for outside libations are always too crowded. Thankfully, North Brooklyn has you covered. From Freehold’s grassy courtyard in South Williamsburg, to the impressive skyline vistas at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Barge Bar, North […]
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 […]
SPONSORED POST New luxury rental building offers elevated living within storied East Village Looking for a new place to live in a bustling New York neighborhood? Look no further than the most amenitized building in the East Village: EVGB. Extell Development Company’s new seven-story rental building is located at 510 East 14th Street and encompasses […]
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 – […]