SATURDAY: Oktoberfest At The Habitat

October 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Those of you who didn’t get your fill of Oktoberfestvities last weekend will be delighted to know The Habitat will be rolling out its second annual Oktoberfest this Saturday, October 8. Among the goodies offered are $4.00 pints, $8.00 flights of beer and  “traditional German food”. Check it out!

Oktoberfest at The Habitat
October 8, 2009
988 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Notes From The Great Greenpoint Mac Off

March 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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As promised follows is some footage Mr. Heather shot of Greenpoint’s first and certainly not to be last Mac Off. It should be noted he had no clue whatsoever as to how to use my camera so the selection of footage the Mister shot would be best described as somewhat esoteric. This having been said, I suspect I speak for my fellow judges and a number of people present when I say I had a wonderful time. Arguably my favorite part of the evening (other than sampling mac and cheese, of course) was the raffle. In true Greenpoint fashion some hooligan or hooligans decided it would be funny to stuff the raffle box with empty ballots. You can imagine what happened when it came time to draw for prizes. It was the 2004 (and 2000 for that matter) Presidential election all over again.

But enough preliminaries— let’s get on with the show!

The owner of tbd was so blown away by the the turnout she hopes to bring this event back next year with even more participants.* I wholeheartedly second this motion. Great job!

Miss Heather

*Such as CoCo68 who voiced interest in participating too late this time around.

Photos Du Jour: Long Island City Shots

March 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens 

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Now that the Mac Off* is behind me I have had the time to upload some really lovely photographs from my latest sojourn to Long Island City. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Footage from this evening’s Mac Off will be forthcoming tomorrow!

Miss Heather

*Which was not without controversy. For starters Mizz Greenpoint does not in fact live in Greenpoint: she lives in Park Slope. In addition Red Star saw fit to put bacon in their mac and cheese thus precluding me from eating it. Not that this made any real difference; we immediately and unanimously agreed The Habitat deserved props. Way to go guys (and gals)!

Mark Your Calendars: The Greenpoint Mac-Off

March 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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When I saw the flier for this in the window of t.b.d. yesterday I knew this was going to be on my “to do” list. Now throw in an offer to be one of the “celebrity judges” (imagine that: me, a simple Greenpoint housewife who lives two blocks away from the largest waste treatment plant on the East coast and works at a junk shop. Dreams really do come true folks.) and I was all over this like white on rice. So you can imagine my delight when Lisa, the woman publicizing this event, was kind enough to forward me the press release for this event. Here it is:

THE GREAT GREENPOINT MAC OFF

NEW YORK – Four of Greenpoint’s best bars will be participating in the first Great Greenpoint Mac Off to be held beginning at 4pm on Sunday, March 22nd.  The pub crawl offers customers the opportunity to experience North Brooklyn’s diverse offerings of the comfort food staple, macaroni and cheese, while benefiting from drink specials from each establishment.

Starting at 4pm at Red Star chef, John Manzo serves up his menu’s Mac ‘N Cheese of the day. At its own pace, the crawl moves to The Habitat where chef/owner Ashley Engmann offers samples from their standard menu. Participants then cross the road to The Mark Bar, the tried and true Greenpoint watering hole celebrating its 5th year, where Chef Michael Diprima of Lamb and Jaffey and Dream Cuisine Catering fame serves the group from their all day menu.  The crawl moves one block to t.b.d. Brooklyn to receive a final sample prepared by chef Cody Utzman, owner of local Cali-Mex eatery Papacitos and the soon to open Brooklyn Standard (! — ed. note)

Judging takes place at 8pm at t.b.d. Brooklyn by local celebrity judges giving their own critiques of the fare from each bar while customer voting will determine the winner of the highly coveted title of Greenpoint’s Best Mac & Cheese. Expect hot tempers and tough competition for this good-natured prize. The crowd remains at t.b.d. for the after-party with entertainment provided by local Greenpoint DJs Plant Y Junk.

The Great Greenpoint Mac Off
Sunday, March 22, 2009 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Red Star
37 Greenpoint Avenue
(718) 349-0149.

The Habitat
988 Manhattan Avenue
(718) 383-5815

The Mark Bar
1025 Manhattan Avenue
(718) 349-2340

t.b.d. Brooklyn
244 Franklin Street
(718) 349-6727

Not only is this event totally free— each bar will provide a free sample of their signature mac and cheese— but a different drink special will be available at each bar. Hot damn!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Hot Chicks & Bulging Men

February 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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This one pretty much speaks for itself, folks.

A Special Evening Of Valentine’s Day Fun (and perhaps bananas being used incorrectly?)
February 14, 2009
The Habitat
988 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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In other related news it would appear their upstairs neighbor, The Cee Flat, has moved their live drawing sessions to Friday evenings (for those of you keeping track, that’s today).

Figure Drawing
Tuesday Friday nights, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The Cee Flat
988 Manhattan Avenue (second floor)
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Cost: $15.00

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: A Very Tasty Beer Tasting At The Habitat

January 25, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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This Thursday, January 29, The Habitat will be rolling out a few choice brews from Avery Brewery starting at 7:00 p.m. Among the offerings is “Ale to the Chief”. Why not take a drink for democracy, go upstairs and do a little figure drawing afterward at The Cee Flat?

Avery Tasting
January 29, 2009
The Habitat

988 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Figure Drawing
Every Tuesday night, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The Cee Flat
988 Manhattan Avenue (second floor)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

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