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.
Excellent udon and sushi served in a minimalist setting. Samurai Mama is dimly lit with a long communal table and a few side tables. It’s from the same owners of Bozu and Momo Sushi Shack, but with a focus on udon. If you’re not in the mood for noodles or sushi, small plates are also available with standouts like homemade silken tofu, pork belly and fantastic vegetable tempura. This is a casual spot to have a meal or pre-game it before an event.
A Japanese spot focusing mainly on udon (they also serve some sushi), Samurai Mama is a good place to know about when you’re looking for a casual spot to warm up your frostbitten self in Williamsburg. The vibe feels like a Japanese maze/hideout, with four different rooms, and would be good for an early in the game date. If it’s not winter, the probability that you’ll end up here is dependent on your appreciation for udon. Get the curry one.
An unfortunate name for what is a truly excellent noodle shop, and what I hope will be the start of a new, moderately-priced Asian-themed noodle dynasty. The hand-made udon are certainly good enough to carry it. The wood-and-brick filled interior is moody but comfortable, with a single long communal table dominating the dining room, along with a few satellite banquettes. Thankfully, the table is large enough that you can still be afforded some privacy despite the communal setting.
The focus here has shifted from the sushi on offer at his other spot, Bozu, to udon, with thick homemade noodles in spicy fish or vegetable broth and a selection of toppings including shrimp tempura, sweet potato, poached egg, or pork Betty (cooked pork belly, fatty and delicious). Sushi is available in both roll and “taco” form, the latter made with a seaweed shell of sorts. Fried selections make great starters
Jared Kushner is not only a greedy prick who’s complicit in the fiasco known as the Trump presidency, he’s also a first rate slumlord. Here’s a depressing “highlight” from the recent New York Times magazine piece outlining his disgusting behavior: In March 2009, Joan Beverly, a probation agent, signed the lease for her daughter, Lennettea, for […]
Norman, Chucko Ramen, and West Wine Bar are now open for business in North Brooklyn.
Beer nerd alert. Mikkeller San Diego is coming to Greenpoint’s Brouwerij Lane tonight! Here’s what to expect: Mikkeller San Diego ‘Say Hey Sally’, 4.6% ABV, Pilsner. San Diego, CA – Bursting with floral hops and a soft cracker-like malt structure, layers of sunflower and pineapple develop a delicate hop profile. A snappy finish awakens the palate with a medium […]
The House of Vans concert series begins tonight with the newly-reunited Digable Planets and opener Joey Purp. RSVP is closed, but if you were lucky enough to get on the list, this promises to be a fun show. Beach Fossils is playing June 1, so be sure to RSVP for that show on Monday. House […]