First off, I’d like to give a hearty shout-out to my homegirl 11222. It’s really nice not to be the only person bringing the, uh, finer points of “The Garden Spot” to the blogosphere’s attention. Maybe more people will actually pay attention to our oft-neglected and abused but very cool corner of Brooklyn as a consequence. I’m not going to give names, you know who you are. Shame on you.
Although we don’t agree on a number things (like grocery stores for example —I’m a Garden gal, myself*), a new voice was very much needed in this here ‘hood and 11222 delivers. Speaking of delivery, my fellow Greenpointer has made light of something that is lacking in our ‘hood: late night eateries. I had honestly not given this matter any thought, but she does have a point. 11222 writes:
I am a firm believer that the key to success is staying open later than normal restaurants in Greenpoint. This isn’t a late night kind of place, but please stay open until 8 or so, to get people coming home from work. Closing at 5 or 5:30, in the antiquated belief that people actually get home from work at that time, is a sure recipe for failure – unless of course you’re able to do such a smashing lunch business that you don’t need to.
Someone could open a late-night pizza joint near the Greenpoint Ave. G stop, serving the crappiest pizza in the world. It wouldn’t matter; they would do a bang-up business, because aside from the God Bless Deli & Grocery, there is nowhere else to get late-night food in Greenpoint. I am still astounded by this.
Aside from perhaps the Chinese Musician (which is open until 11:00 p.m.), I cannot think of a single sit-down restaurant that is open past 9:00 p.m. This is probably because it has never presented an issue to me: I work unconventional hours. Just like Jaime, as you will see.
I recently found someone offering free late night delivery. Right here on Manhattan Avenue.
Call me cynical but I suspect these breasts and thighs are going to cost you a lot more than the ones Colonel Sanders hawks. I won’t even go into the special sauce.
*My best friend used to work at the deli at Key Food. That’s all I’m saying.