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.
SPONSORED POST Brooklyn Point, located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, will be the first – and only – for-sale residence located atop the borough’s largest food, shopping and entertainment destination. Located above City Point, a 600,000-square-foot mecca of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities, Brooklyn Point residents will have access to everything this neighborhood destination has […]
This new lovely restaurant opened last week and specializes in Nicaraguan food and rum cocktails. It’s from the same people who owned the now-defunct, grilled cheese restaurant Little Muenster. Chicha’s cocktails draw on Caribbean tastes, and some feature a generous and intriguing mix of boozes. Take the “Agua-Caté-Dral,” with tequila, mezcal, pisco, and Bolivian liquor […]
Evidently no club is safe in Williamsburg. Vice already killed Death by Audio and Glasslands. Now, they’re taking over Villian. Announcing the acquisition during its NewFronts presentation Friday afternoon, Vice is putting a greater emphasis on its ability to produce live events and activations for advertising clients. The company is no stranger to hosting events […]
This weekend, The Other Art Fair Brooklyn is returning for its 3rd installment in Greenpoint at the Brooklyn Expo. Tickets start at $15 and are still available here. Over 130 artists will be displaying work and this year 60% of them are women. Attendees will be able to browse and purchase art from emerging artists […]
A guide to the best restaurants and food in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Greenpoint, Brooklyn; and Bushwick, Brooklyn. The best places to dine in North Brooklyn.
A new music series has been announced for 2018 that will take place in Industry City. The Bell House Summer Series at Industry City kicks off June 1 with The Soul Rebels and runs until August 30. There will also be an Analog Live festival, with the full line-up to be announced at a later date. […]