click image for slideshow It’s SummerScreen time of year again and to celebrate the occasion, Brooklyn Magazine enlisted local artists to design a series of posters. The series kicks of July 5 in McCarren Park. Full line-up below. 7/5 – Mean Girls (poster by Bill Rebholz) 7/12- Office Space (poster by Eri King & Daniel […]
Thankfully, no one was hurt but this is terrifying nonetheless. Also, what a shitty way to start your first week on the job: A runaway MTA bus rolled for blocks down one Brooklyn street, hitting nearly a dozen parked cars and a church, and sending one man who had been changing a tire leaping out […]
This promises to be a great event with some fantastic performances by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn
The popular vegetarian restaurant Bliss Cafe is closing at the end of this month. It will be the end of an era for a restaurant that has survived several waves of gentrification on Bedford Avenue. Bliss Cafe had a pretty loyal following in the neighborhood and will be missed when its replaced by Zara, or whatever […]
Not to be confused with Bushwick Open Studios, the Bushwick Arts Festival begins tonight in various locations throughout the neighborhood. Over seventy artists will be showing their work at sixteen studios and galleries. The kickoff event is tonight at 6pm at BLAM Brooklyn (56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn) and will feature new work by artist Paul […]
Who says you need to purchase overpriced tickets and commute to Governor’s Island to see a great festival?
This is the second location for the egg-centric restaurant, just blocks from the L train at 138 North 8th Street. The other location is in Soho: With a shared love for the universally coveted egg sandwich, husband/wife team Sarah Schneider and Demetri Makoulis alongside chef Nick Korbee opened the first Egg Shop outpost in 2014, […]
Focusing on regional Mexican home cooking with an opening menu of small plates like esquites, ceviche, tacos, and dishes like stuffed squash blossoms. Large plates include pozole verde and roast chicken with chile adobo.
Truitt — whose experience includes working under the Adria brothers at El Bulli and Stephen Starr at Morimoto — is focusing on regional Mexican home cooking with an opening menu of small plates like esquites, ceviche, tacos, and dishes like stuffed squash blossoms. Large plates include pozole verde and roast chicken with chile adobo. Montagano — formerly at Extra Fancy and La Sirena — is heading up front of the house and overseeing a cocktail selection that’s heavy on micheladas, frozen drinks, and cocktails for two or more.
The restaurant’s design is influenced by Mexico City’s rich history of Art Deco architecture… with a menu that blends Mexican home cooking and market dishes…There’s a trompo Truitt will use to make proper al pastor tacos, also offered with fillings like steak with melted cheese, and stuffed squash blossoms with huitlacoche mayo. Tostadas will be topped with crab, uni, and peanut salsa, while more substantial dishes will include chilaquiles with mole, and crispy soft-shell crab with hominy polenta. The desserts will be simple sweets, including a flan made with goat’s-milk caramel, strawberry sorbet, and an ice-cream version of tascalate, the toasted maize-and-chocolate drink from Chiapas.
The decor and the dishes are both meant to evoke the past and present of Mexico City. In this interpretation, that means heirloom corn tortillas for carnitas ($8) and squash blossom ($13) tacos; tostadas topped with crab, sea urchin and avocado in a spicy peanut sauce ($20); and Pollo Abobada ($24), roasted chicken in guajillo adobo with fingerling potatoes and a pico de gallo made with nopales (cactus).
It’s from the same people who own Broken Land in north Greenpoint and it’s a stunner. It’s named for Mae West, who lived in Greenpoint. Gothamist has more: Diamond Lil, a new grown-up cocktail bar from the owner of Broken Land, opened in Greenpoint this week… and she’s a real beaut… an Art Nouveau-inspired template […]
It’s just what it sounds like: a restaurant that serves a variety of meatballs. Spicy Pork, Chicken, Beef, and Veggie are all available with a variety of sauces including marina, meat and Parmesan cream. Four meatballs are served per order with foccacia on the side. The space is comfortable and unassuming and plenty of sides are available (spaghetti, steamed broccoli, and salads to name a few) to accompany your order. If you’re feeling hungry, heroes and sliders are also on the menu. The Meatball Shop is not the type of place you plan your night around, but if you’re craving meatballs head here immediately.
“Meatballs rule” at these sandwich shops slinging “reliable” “mix-and-match” balls (meat, chicken, veggie) paired with “lots” of sauces, plus “snappy cocktails”, “nice beers on tap” and “sinful” ice cream sandwiches; “millennials” and the stroller set keep things “boisterous”, but at least tabs are “gentle.”
counter-service operation with a build-your-own-meal menu, featuring five kinds of two-ounce, house-ground balls (plus a weekly special), various sauces, and a range of options (slider flights, heroes, pastas, and sides). As befits Holzman, a chef who’s worked at San Francisco’s Campton Place and SPQR (whose sister restaurant, A16, is known for its Meatball Mondays, incidentally), ingredients are well sourced, including beef from Creekstone Farms and prosciutto from La Quercia. The look is Old New York, with reclaimed wood and antique milk bottles. For dessert, Chernow’s wife makes ice cream sandwiches. The cumulative effect: a retro vibe for a thoroughly modern meatball.