Popular Manhattan wine bar, Terroir is expanding its territory to Brooklyn. Opening tonight, Park Slope residents will now be able to enjoy Marco Canora and Paul Grieco's sips and eats. The new location will have 74 seats, retractable garage doors that will stay open for warm weather, and a similar menu to its sibs in Manhattan.
However, the Brooklyn venue will have some exclusive menu items of its own, including ballpark hot dogs, cracker jacks and Korean cut short sibs.
This will be Terroir's fifth location, having just opened a seasonal location early this summer. So oenophiles, get ready to pounce on this new joint!
New York has always been the place to be, but has becoming less and less the place the live.
It seems that all over the map, neighborhoods are shrinking with the influx of imbibing touristy hotspots and all the locals can do is voice their concerns against the massive amounts of funds going into developing these new party destinations.
The latest coup is happening around the Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn. The stampeding Nets fans and concert goers looking to keep the jeep riding aren’t going to take off for Manhattan if all the nightlife adventures are laid out in front of them, and so here come the bars and restaurants.
Matt Marks knows how important coffee is to everyone, and he’s striving to roast and serve the best there is. The co-owner/partner of Forty Weight Coffee Roasters and Forty Weight Cafe describes coffee as his dream and something he believes in. The pride he and co-owner Andrew Ballard have in their product is present everywhere in this young company.
Forty Weight Coffee is available at stores across New York, and at Forty Weight Cafe in Park Slope. It can also be purchased on the Forty Weight website.
We had the opportunity to talk to Matt about his business. Here's what he had to say about being a true coffee connoisseur!
How did Forty Weight Cafe get started?
Forty Weight Cafe is the flagship of parent company Forty Weight Coffee Roasters, which was my best friend and roastmaster, Andrew Ballard's dream come to fruition. Andrew and I became co-owners/partners in 2010. His expertise and our dedication to artisanal roasting is evident in every cup we serve and every bag we sell.
Discussions about the cafe started in March, 2011 and we finally opened in November. It was a long and windy road indeed.
What’s your role at the cafe?
As owner and general manager I am responsible for virtually everything. From selecting and ordering coffee and espresso to purchasing new springs for our port-a-filters, I have my hands and head constantly full.
What are some challenges you face in the coffee market?
Once you get to the upper echelon of the specialty coffee world with the likes of Stumptpown, Counter Culture, Intelligista, and Handsome Coffee Roasters, it's a real challenge to stand out in a group that is doing such amazing things. These companies have a lot more resources than we do, which they wisely focus on marketing and shine. Once you get to a certain level in specialty coffee, everybody is producing amazing stuff. With everybody producing amazing stuff, marketing and shine can go a long way in getting your coffee into a customers hands. I mean I'm not complaining, good on these companies for acquiring the dollars to do this, but this is probably the biggest challenge our poor little grassroots company faces.
We love exploring Brooklyn in the summertime. After brutal winter months, we're always looking to venture out a little further than our local Manhattan spot once the weather permits. Brooklyn offers an eclectic mix of pubs, bars and rooftop spots (often appealing to the 'artsy' crowd). But you don't have to be 'artsy' to enjoy these bars. Here's our list of top live music bars in Brooklyn!
If you hit up Trash, you can count on a pretentious-less night out full of scum, junk and garbage. And by that we mean $5 shots and $2 tater tots.
68 5th Ave.
(Bergen St. and St. Marks)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Convivium Osteria-these two words have a special meaning, "convivium" means "living together" and "osteria" is defined as an inn or small restaurant in the country. Convivium Osteria perfectly describes what the restaurant has to offer its guests and customers. As you enter through these doors, you will be taken away from the streets of Brooklyn and will be traveling across the world, landing in Europe. You will be able to share this European experience and cozy atmosphere with friends and family.
408 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
This past weekend, a girlfriend of mine and I headed out to Park Slope in search of a new restaurant to add to our list of favorites. Forever frequenting the same Mexican joint right by her apartment, we were in desperate need of an untried taste and an unvisited place to avoid treading the slippery slope of the dreaded dining slump. Walking down 5th avenue, we happened upon a place called Rachel's - a neon red signed joint, with fiery red light flames. We talked it over, and three "hot cha chas" later we were through the flaming doors and looking the place over from the inside.
Wanna Be Startin' Something
Cirque du Soleil has already proved they can pay a fabulous acrobatic homage to music's greatest icons (LOVE, Viva Elvis) so it should come as no surprise that the French-Canadian circus troupe has teamed up with the Jackson estate.
If you missed the last Greenpoint Food Market, and do not want to wait a whole month until the next one, or you have become a food market junkie, head down to the Lyceum's Spring Food and Craft Market the first weekend in May. Occurring in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this food market, a lot more accessible than the one-train Greenpoint, will not be just food.
Food vendors and craft vendors will take the stage at Brooklyn Lyceum's for your locally-produced shopping pleasure. Unique and handmade crafts such as jewelry, bags, candles, clothing, knick knacks, and more will be sold. Food vendors offering homemade goodies will be among the crowd, many of which can be recognized from The Greenpoint Food Market. Brooklyn Brine returns with it pickles and lavender asparagus, while Bacon Marmalade brings on back...well I am sure you can figure that out. Additional vendors include Anarchy in a Jar, Pumpkin & Honeybunny, and Taza Chocolate, just to name a few.
Rock out with your ewe out! Sunday, April 18th, Matt Timm's Takedown series makes at stop at The Bell House to bring Brooklyn its Lamb Takedown event. 20 contestants, 300 pounds of lamb, and 2 hours, you better cover Mary's eyes, because her little lamb is on the butcher's block.
Get ready for 20 culinary-obsessed contestants to ‘takedown' the no longer meek, but mighty, lamb. 300 pounds of lamb will be distributed to among the contestants; 15 pounds to each, contestants choose a cut of shoulder, shank, leg or ground. From that, competitors must cook up dishes so delicious, even a vegetarian could not resist. Last year, dishes like lamb tacos, pulled lamb, and stews were turned out, so this year, expect to be blown away. A rumor of lamb cupcakes is trailing this upcoming event of mutton-importance.