NOW OPEN: Seven Hills Cafe

February 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As I was walking by this afternoon I noticed the lights were on and they are open for business. NOTE: I spoke to the waitress and she told me they are offering a limited menu (READ: lamb and chicken gyros, and handful of appetizers and lentil soup.)

Seven Hill Cafe
Opening Date: Today, albeit with a limited menu
849 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: The Falafel Is Coming Back!

January 6, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Jay Lombard (who took the above photograph) writes:

849 Manhattan Ave will be serving up Turkish food once this new place opens. Let’s hope they fare better than the last guys who tried this location.

Does this mean yours truly will not have to schlep to Nassau Avenue for a bowl of lentil soup? I can only hope so. No disrespect intended to Kestane Kebab (their soup is quite tasty) but it’s damned cold outside!

Seven Hill Cafe
Opening Date: To be determined
849 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Out With The Old, In With The New

November 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Mediterranean Shawarma is now— or will soon be— Four Seasons Closeout 2.0!

Where there was once a travel agency comes a(nother) pharmacy.

And those of you requiring, um, tailoring will be delighted to know Sastreria San Miguel is in effect across the street from its former location.

Albeit in the basement. Which is where I saw these men working last night.

Given there is a Stop Work Order for an illegal basement apartment at the above-listed location I find this, to say the least, interesting. Especially since the word on the street is that Sastreria San Miguel is paying $500 $600 a month to rent this space and a number of men clearly not desirous of haberdashery are hanging around there. Hmm…

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Closed

October 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It would appear that Mediterranean Shawarma is no longer with us. For those of you keeping track this means the closest place (and to my knowledge: ONLY) to get lentil soup is Kestane Kebab. Bummer.

Mediterranean Shawarma CLOSED
849 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 383-9000
(718) 795-3663

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Hookahtime!

June 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Mediterranean Shawarma on Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Waiting For The Sun

March 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Coming To Mediterranean Shawarma: Outdoor Dining & More!

March 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Although today’s weather is not really conducive to such niceties, I feel compelled to pass along this choice bit of Greenpoint goodness. Mediterranean Shawarma will soon be offering outdoor seating and, for those so inclined, hookahs!

Mediterranean Shawarma
849 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

OPEN: Mediterranean Shawarma

September 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222 

grandopening

Teresa writes:

Mediterranean Shawarma is OPEN TODAY!!!! Didn’t have time to stop but when I walked by, the crowd (!) looked great. Moms with kids, Polish old timers, hipsters, non hipsters. I’m hoping the food is good. Did you see the chandeliers in the joint?!

interior

I have now!

salad

(Shepherd’s salad and babaganoush)

falafel

Mmmmm, falafel. Yes folks as of 2:00 p.m. today Greenpoint’s first middle eastern restaurant, Mediterranean Shawarma, is open for business. I can personally attest that the food tastes as good as it looks. Give ’em a try!

Mediterranean Shawarma
849 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 383-9000
(718) 795-3663

You can check out their menu by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Falafel Watch: Kestane Kebab Versus Mediterranean Shawarma

September 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

112 Nassau Avenue, 9/8/09

112nassau

849 Manhattan Avenue, 9/9/09

849manhattan

The awnings are up and it looks like it will be a tight race to see which of these two establishments will open first. Given what I have seen of their respective interiors, my money is on Kestane Kebab. Either way I can hardly wait!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Middle Eastern Coming To Greenpoint?

July 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

bagelontherun d writes:

I was getting my usual falafel at the falafel cart on Milton and Manhattan today and telling the woman I was disappointed that there isn’t a place in Greenpoint to go at night (the cart is only there until around 6ish) for Middle Eastern. She told me someone was opening a place near Christina’s and has been delayed because of a permit needed. This was interesting news and I wanted to pass it along, I recall a convo where some of us were saying we’d like to see a Middle Eastern place open locally. Although hopefully people will still support her cart during the day!

Well, I did a little poking around the Department of Buildings web site and…

ismail

SHE IS RIGHT ON ALL COUNTS! As the above screencap (from the application to install kitchen fixtures) clearly indicate, this is slated to be a Middle Eastern restaurant! In addition, 849 Manhattan Avenue was cited a couple of months ago for work without a permit. When will they get their paperwork straightened out? I do not know— but this is very welcome news nonetheless!

Mediterranean restaurant
849 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Which brings me to why I kicked off this post with an image of Bagels On The Run: they have started selling gyros and plan to add shawarma and falafel to their menu soon. Will the wonders ever cease?

Bagels Falafel On The Run
994 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I can hardly wait!

Miss Heather

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