Now For Sale At Eastern District: Sol Sauce

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last week yours truly had a journey of discovery. This culminated in the above product, Sol Sauce, being stocked at our very own Eastern District. It all started when I first beheld this product at the Beaner Bar. Being a person whose culinary life basically revolves around the acquisition and consumption of Mexican foodstuffs I was intrigued. So I purchased it.

Unlike a number a sauces gracing my designated “salsa shelf” in the refrigerator this one was summarily devoured in two weeks. I headed back to the Beaner Bar to acquire another one only to discover they were out! Needless to say I got online immediately so as to learn how I could procure more without actually having to go to Astoria (where this product is produced and which is no longer “serviced” by the Crosstown Local).

Long story made very short I learned that I not only knew the two women behind this endeavor (one of them, Rosie, actually curated a show of my photography last year at Creek & Cave) but they were friends of mine. I fired off a quick note to them via Facebook. Shortly thereafter I learned that she had in fact shopped this product at our very Eastern District. That’s when I took action and, well, I will let Rosie tell you the rest!

Just wanted to let you know . . .

We only had two bottles of Sol Sauce at the Beaner Bar. Since my brother is their neighbor and good friend, we decided to try doing a bit of consignment with them.

The first bottle – GOT STOLEN.

And you (of all people) bought the 2nd one.

Also, when we dropped off the case to Eastern District today we mentioned we heard you came in. Chris proceeded to let us know you came in with a completely empty bottle “empty, like you somehow got your tongue to reach all the way into the bottom of the bottle to clean out every last drop”.

Glad you like it!

Alas, I do not have such Gene Simmons-like talents (I merely added water to the remains of the bottle so as to get every last drop of the stuff). If I did I have little doubt I would have had some very interesting career prospects back in the day. In any case, Sol Sauce really is that good. It sports a pretty heady cocktail of peppery goodness including, but not limited to: chipoltes, New Mexico reds, arbols and habaneros. Give it a try!

Sol Sauce
$7.25 per bottle
Eastern District
1053 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

I also have word that Kill Devil Hill is selling this product as well!

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Beaner Bar

Taken February 8, 2011.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Another Food Drive

(and much more) Lori writes:

Hi Heather.. wanted to see if you can help us spread the word for our Dia De Los Muertos/2 yr. anniversary/City Harvest canned food drive. Its on Nov 1st. from 5 til 930.  free beer. free tattoos* w/a purchase of a brewed to order coffee. (our sugar skull* must tip artist.)  It should be fun.  Maybe you can join us.  If not maybe you can help us get the word out. Thanks any help is big help.  We want to hit our goal of 200 lbs of food this year.

As it would happen I hit the Beaner Bar’s 1st Anniversary fiesta last year. It was a lot fun. I especially enjoyed the mariachi music. My tip for teetotalers: get their hot chocolate. It’s among the best to be had in Greenburg!
Miss Heather

Dia de los Muertos/2nd Year Anniversary/Food Drive
November 1, 2010 starting at 5:00 p.m.
The Beaner Bar
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

You can get the full rundown on this event by clicking here.

*Temporary, not permanent. Sorry kids.

More Day of the Dead Fun

huitzilli

Those of you who are in search of more Day of the Dead fun in north Brooklyn are in luck: I have two more events to pass along to you. Here they are!

dotd

First up, Huitzilli will be serving up chocolate and churros (imagine a cinnamon flavored cheeto and you have the general idea) Sunday, November 1st, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. While you’re there be sure to check out some of their great Day of the Dead wares. Here are a few highlights.

sugarskulls

Sugar skulls galore.

earrings

Fun jewelry.

And of course I would feel remiss if I didn’t mention this Porkysesque bit of mirth. CAVEAT: Previous link may not be safe for work.

Check it out!

Churros & Hot Chocolate
Sunday, November 1, 2009 starting at 3:00 p.m.
Huitzilli
624 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Dia de los muertos flyerNYS

This item comes courtesy of my buddy Bitchcakes. Here’s the 411 per their email announcement:

Try and come by for our annual Dia de los Muertos holiday at our coffee bar where we honor our passed family and friends with food, drinks (e,g, new Azteca mex chocolate/espresso shots), decor, and more. Pass flyer on to your friends!

Although the official celebration is Monday afternoon after 6pm, the coffee bar will have the traditional ofrenda (altar) loaded with pictures and mementos of lost loved ones this weekend til next weekend. I’ll be working Saturday early afternoon til 3pm and Sunday morning til 1:30. Try our tamale plates (w/ elote/Mexican corn) and mexican mocha IF you haven’t been by yet.

I have tried the Mexican mocha. It is nothing short of amazing. Coupled with their tamales you have a winning combination!

Day of the Dead Celebration
Starts Saturday, October 31 and runs through November 7, 2009
(the “official” party will be November 2, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.)
Beaner Bar
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Have a happy, haunted and safe holiday weekend, folks!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Beaner Bar 1st Anniversary Fiesta

Beaner anniv flyer 1NYS

This item comes courtesy of Bitchcakes who writes:

Hi Miss Heather, If you have a chance, can you post this for my friends Veronica & Lori?

Thanks!

I will gladly give this event a shout out. Not only does the Beaner Bar serve up some incredible tamales (which I have previously featured on this site) but their Mexican style hot chocolate is the perfect companion for this crisp fall weather. Among the goodies offered at this, their first year anniversary celebration, are:

  • Special tamale plates
  • Coffee specials
  • Gift bags
  • Mariachi music
  • And much more!

Check it out— and if you have yet to try their fabulous tamales by all means do so. You will not regret it!

Beaner Bar First Anniversary Fiesta
September 21, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

Hot Tamale!

May 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

hot-damnthumbAfter giving the matter considerable thought I have come to the conclusion my life generally revolves around two things:

1. Consuming Mexican food
2.
Searching for more Mexican food to consume

Incomprehensible as it may seem to some of you I not only can but often will eat nothing but Mexican food for days on end. Few things please me for breakfast more than a plate of enchiladas. That is save of course tamales but that’s where I hit an impasse:

1. I’m too lazy to make them.
2.
Most tamales to be found are NOT vegetarian.

Therefore you can imagine my delight when I found the above announcement at the Beaner Bar. Mouth watering, I went in for a late morning fix.

cup-o-homiesnys

Once I placed my order I busied myself with the cup of Homies. Whoever came up with this idea is damned genius, not unlike place mats at Denny’s these little guys kept me entertained as I awaited for my hunk of corn-husk wrapped, tomatillo slathered goodness.

this-is-a-fucking-tamalenys

This is what a Beaner Bar cheese tamale looks like. Note the two salsas to the right. The red one was tasty but a teensy bit mild for my taste. I am very persnickety about my salsas. What’s more I want the most bang for my $3.00, e.g.; I want it to burn coming in and going out. Twenty Four hours later I was happy to learn the green salsa fit the bill perfectly.

eat-itnys

I could resist playing with the Homies as I enjoyed my meal. Here they are cheering me on as I knock back that shot glass of green salsa. In all seriousness (or at least as serious as one can be about eating tamales and playing with Homies) if any of you find yourselves on the other side of the BQE some Sunday afternoon give these bad boys a whirl. The vegans out there reading this take note: they do on occasion serve vegan tamales as well. Check it out!

Jose’s Momma’s Tamales
Sundays at the Beaner Bar
447 Graham Avenue
Brookyn, New York 11211

(718) 599-1063

Oh yeah, I would woefully remiss if I didn’t make mention of their bathroom. Better yet— I’ll show it to you instead!

Miss Heather

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