Greenpoint Restaurant Watch: Open & Soon To Be!

First up (and as many of you have probably deduced), I was wrong about the opening date for Grill & Greens. Fortunately when I walked by today I saw something very promising: a big bowl of eggplant just waiting to be rendered into delicious babaganoush. I asked the men present when they planned to open: they’re hoping for tomorrow. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime you can peruse their menu by clicking here.

Grill & Greens
Target Opening Date: May 13, 2010
994 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349 – 5981

Lastly, I have had a number of people ask me about the status of Vamos Al Tequila. I am pleased to announce are open (have been since Sunday, May 9— hey, I at least I got one right!) and I tried their foodstuffs last night.Before I proceed I would like to male two things clear upfront:

  1. I am very fussy about Mexican food.
  2. Given my recent experience (READ: vomiting my brains out) at the hands of San Loco I probably should not have ordered enchiladas. In fact, I probably should have waited a few more days before trying this establishment: my palette and stomach are still a bit, um, touchy.

I ordered cheese enchiladas rojas. While I very much liked the accompanying rice and refried beans, the enchiladas themselves didn’t so much for me: the cheese stuffing was not melted (to my taste) and the sauce struck me as being a bit salty. Methinks next time I am going to order verde sauce instead.

I do not want to come off as panning Vamos Al Tequila (I’m not— if I was I wouldn’t make it known I plan to go back!). The service was very friendly, a number of the items on the menu (which you can see by clicking here) looked intriguing (the Abril Avocado Torta and Aqua de Jamaica* among them) and lest we forget: they have only been open a few days. In other words: I’m going to wait a week or two and give ’em another try.

Vamos Al Tequila
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Sunday
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 383 – 0808

CAVEAT: as of yesterday Vamos Al Tequila’s credit card machine had yet to arrive and they were still awaiting their liquor license.

Miss Heather

*If you have not tried this, do so. It’s wonderful— especially on a hot summer day. That is, if summer ever comes. If today is any indication of what’s to come I have my doubts.


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