Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Open 24 Hours?

March 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yes folks, as of next week we north ‘Pointers will soon be able to get our falafel fix around the clock!

Grill & Greens
994 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349 – 5981

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Got Hair?

Cut it for a cause!

My day started with a pair of soiled manties at McCarren Park and later progressed to door-to-door pussy solicitations, so I guess it is only logical a hair drive would follow. The above flier (which hails from Pets On The Run) reads:

My Two Dogs will be donating as much fur as possible to a non-profit organization called Matter of Trust, which has createda fur collection drive. Both dog and human hair is adsorbent (sic), meaning oil will cling to it. The hair is stuffed into tubes (booms) made out of pantyhose. Then the booms are tied together to contain the oil spill.

So there have you. No mention of cat hair is made so I’m guessing it is not absorbent. Too bad.

Got Fur?
June 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. & June 22, 2010 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
My Two Dogs
434 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

A New York Shitty PSA: 50% Off!

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

Not only is Grill & Greens open for business but as of the writing of this post everything on their menu is 50% off!

Grill & Greens
Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Restaurant Watch: Open & Soon To Be!

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

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.

Greenpoint Restaurant Watch: Grill & Greens Opening Date

May 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Today I finally got an ETA for the opening of Grill & Greens (formerly known as Bagels On The Run). If everything goes to plan north Greenpoint will be swimming in shawarma starting this upcoming Monday, May 3rd!

Grill & Greens
994 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349 – 5981

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Restaurant Watch: Grill & Greens

April 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Although I still have no ETA as to when this place is going to (re)open, the spiffy new awning is definitely a step in the right direction!

Bagels on The Run Grill & Greens
994 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Gyros On The Run?

January 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Some of you might recall that last July I wrote that Bagels on the Run, which is located at 994 Manhattan Avenue, was going Middle Eastern. Well, it is finally happening! Charles (who also brought us today’s delightful image of the King of Kings being carted down Green Street) writes:

Went by Bagel on the Run today, saw they were demoing it. I asked one of the guys there what was going in, and he said Mediterranean, gyros, shwarma, salad, etc. I’ll miss the bagel egg and cheese, but am excited about that!

You and me both!

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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