New York Shitty Day Ender: Gratuitous Food Porn

March 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Tonight the Mister, I and a good friend finally got around to trying out the Garden Spot’s newest dining establishment: Paulie Gee’s. The first thing that struck me was how vegetarian friendly the menu (which you can see by clicking here) was. Truth be told, it was difficult to make a choice— but choose I did: I opted for the Marianna and an arugula salad.

Make that two arugula salads. As it would happen the waitress had noted we had debated as to whether purchase one or two. They had an extra one so they gave it to us. Both were dispatched pretty quickly. Then came a surprise from Mr. Gee himself:

The first working model of the “Miss Heather Special” a little culinary joint venture we have been working on. We dug in.

And dug in. It should be noted that the Mister ate his entire pie: the Kuban.*


All in all we had a great time and my Marianna pie was garlicky and delicious. A glass of wine would have been a nice accompaniment, but Paulie assured me they were anticipating their liquor license in a week or so.

Paulie G’s Pizzeria
60 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 987-3747

As for what will constitute a “Miss Heather Special”?  That’s for me to know and you to find out! I am more than certain Paulie will come up with something fantastic! In the meantime, check it out! You will not be disappointed.

Miss Heather

*As in Adam Kuban of SliceNY.

P.S.: You can see more (and I would argue, better) pictures from our foray to Paulie Gee’s by checking out my photo pool.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Paulie Gee’s Update

January 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A number of you have asked me when Paulie Gee’s, the pizzeria slated to take over Paloma’s old space, is going to open. Here’s an update from the man himself, Paulie Gee! He writes:

I can’t give you an opening date yet, but I can give you a glimpse into what you’ll find at our place once the doors open.  On Saturday I pulled the first pie out of my hand crafted in from Naples, Stefano Ferrara oven.  It was a very gratifying moment for me.

I can’t hardly wait for everyone to see the rest of my fire-breathing beauty, along with the rest of the our quickly transforming space.  I very wisely left the design and construction up to Evan and Oliver Haslegrave of and the creative force behind The Manhattan Inn. As with the Inn, the materials they are utilizing are reclaimed and much of it has been sourced from Build It Green in Astoria. Their work in the space so far is nothing short of astounding. I also have attached my recently unveiled logo, which I’m looking forward to the residents of North Brooklyn spotting on Greenpoint Avenue very soon.

That’s one mouth-watering pie, Paulie!

Oh yeah, and the logo is rather nice too.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Confirmed!

November 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

60gptaveTHUMBJust shy of two weeks ago I posted a rumor about 60 Greenpoint Avenue becoming an Italian restaurant. This week I have learned this is, in fact true. TWICE. The first time was from a reader (thanks Margot!). The second time was from the proprietor of said establishment himself: Paulie Gee. He writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

I’m sorry that I did not get this information to you sooner.  Since the Slice item came out I’ve been swamped with emails.  I’m not a PR pro, so I hope you understand.  I hope you find this to be noteworthy:

The best way to learn more about me is the most obvious:

But if you want to know more, just ask.


Paulie Gee

I asked Paulie one question: when will this establishment open? He is aiming for December 15 but is more or less at the mercy of the city (to get all his paperwork in order). I wish him the best of luck in this endeavor. He’ll need it!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I wonder what is going to happen to Paloma’s old sign? I for one hope Paulie keeps it.

Greenpoint Food Watch: A Menu & A Rumor

October 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

kestanethumbToday I walked to Kestane Kebab stomach a rumbling in the hope that they had opened. No such luck. However, they do have menus available to the curious and hungry. Naturally I grabbed one. As you will see (by clicking here) it is rather extensive (it even includes seafood) and has some of the most esoteric copy I have read in a long, long time. For example, item #28, a gyro:

Layers of marinated ground meat wrapped around the large vertical split and grilled in front of an ingenious herd of charcoal fire.

Who can argue with that? In all seriousness if any of you, dear readers, has the  scoop as to when this establishment will open please share. I am very eager to try it. “Ingenious herds of fire” and all!

Kestane Kebab
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
110 B Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349-8601


In other news (well, of the rumor variety) some of you might have noticed that Paloma’s old space (60 Greenpoint Avenue) is at long last getting an overhaul. The the neighborhood buzz is an Italian restaurant is going to move into this space. Hmm…

Miss Heather

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