Posts Tagged ‘booze’

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Gnarly Vines, Not Just for Winos

January 25, 2008

Tonight, Gnarly Vines is hosting Ignacio Carballido as he offers tastings of Mezcal — an underappreciated liquor from Mexico.  In keeping with the general theme, they’ll also be serving chips and salsa.  6-9pm.

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Wine Bar in old Mo-Bay Space

September 26, 2007

I think this is a few days old, but it seems that a wine bar will be settling into the old Mo-Bay space on Dekalb. 

Which is nice and all, but more than a wine bar, I personally think the ‘hood could use a good dive bar with good (not too loud) music — like Rope, but closer to my end of the nabe.  A wine bar will have trouble competing with the excellent and popular Stonehome, whereas a plain old bar — darkish, scruffy, cheap, and dare I say, hipster oriented – would instantly attract the indie-rock contingent (yes, it does exist in Fort Greene).  Moe’s is great, but always loud and never playing my favorite music.

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BYOB Restaurants in Fort Greene

September 24, 2007

Treat yourself and even a friend or two to a freakishly affordable dinner at one of the following BYOB restaurants in Fort Greene:

Keur N’ Deye
737 Fulton Street
Between South Elliot and South Portland
718-875-4937
Hearty Senegalese food — the menu is short but interesting, perfect for the cooler months of the year and a bottle of red.
Closest wine shop: The Greene Grape

Abistro
154 Carlton
@ Myrtle
718-855-9455
A French-African fusion of food in a pint-sized venue.
Closest wine shop: Thirst

Black Iris
228 Dekalb
@ Clermont
718-852-9800
Consistantly tasty Middle Eastern fare, plus some unusual pizzas.
Closest wine shop: Thirst

Zaytoons
472 Myrtle Avenue
@Washington
718-623-5522
Perhaps technically in Clinton Hill, this is another dependable Middle Eastern joint.
Closest wine shop: Thirst Gnarly

In addition, Little Piggy Market at Lafayette and South Elliot is currently BYOB, and it’s big brother next door, The Smoke Joint, will be BYO-wine until sometime in November, when they expect to secure their liquor license.

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