The General Greene photo by Erin Gleeson
UPDATE: I had two very, very tasty cocktails. First, the Clermont Bubbly (prosecco, St. Germaine, and pear juice, though it tasty like a crisp grapefruity drink) and after dinner the white wine sangria (tasted basically like a Bellini without the bubbles I’m guessing bcs of some delicious peach juice). There weren’t many vegetarian options, but since I wasn’t that hungry and since their menu is designed tapas-style, it worked out fine. We shared the heirloom tomatoes and I had their cold quinoa salad (nutty dark quinoa with walnuts and mint. simple and rich flavors). We shared the peach cobbler with toasted almonds on top. Super juicy and moist fruit with a slight sprinkle of rich crumbles on top, so as not to overpower the fruit. Yum!
My first attempt at crowdsourcing. Pipe in here.
photo by Melissa Sands
We all know about gentrification in Brooklyn, but how often do we hear from the people who actually live in these neighborhoods? Brooklyn Based talked to real life residents of the latest up-and-coming BK ‘hood, with great accompanying photos.
What’s it like in Crown Heights, Part I and Part II:
Update: Today, Brownstoner picked up the post and there’s an active comment thread!
Today’s Brooklyn Based tip sheet has my blurb about Thistle & Clover.
Check out my suggestions for a lovely little picnic in Dumbo on brooklynbased.net here.
Today at Mellville House Bookstore in Dumbo. It was interesting to hear about visual maps from a more artistic and subversive perspective that I think about them every day. Also spotted, at least one Built By Wendy dress and not less than 10 men in specs with facial hair.
Today I was gifted a lovely ACTION PAD. I’m psyched to use it for planning, sketching, to-do lists, and so on. Here’s to being more productive and staring less at a computer screen!