Interesting NPR story if you are into linguistics and food. Explains the deal with “ketchup.”
OMG you guys! Xi’an Famous Foods is opening a new location on Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint right by the Nassau G! Fingers crossed that this location (backyard!) will be better set up than their less-than hospitable outpost in North Williamsburg. Spicy lamb noodles here I come!!
Snack time in Greenpoint!
I’ve lived in Greenpoint for several years now, and I was always pretty horrified by the lack of any seafood markets and/or restaurants in this neighborhood (not to mention ZERO good Chinese options). However, as the years advance, and Greenpoint has become the hip place to be, fish-centric options not only exist now, but they are pretty darn good. Case in point, the brand new Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co.
I really like this new addition to the neighborhood. Super casual, clean, with lots of energy and bright light. A steady stream of customers that were being served promptly and efficiently rushed in and out like ocean waves breaking on the beach. It was fun to sit right at the counter in front of the cooks and watch them work.
On the right- salmon Tartar on special- it was fresh and tasty, but it could’ve used some capers to give it a little more zing.
The fish tacos though were amazing. They went especially well with an icy cold four dollar Narragansett tall boy in a can. Definitely check these tacos out and compare them to that other Greenpoint mainstay, Calexico. You will not be disappointed… Proof.
Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co. 114 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
The Nom Wah Tea Parlor is an amazing old school Chinatown spot for so many reasons. The food, obviously…”Original” egg rolls, “Made to Order” dumplings. The history, the decor, (circa 1920). The way you order your dim sum with a pen and paper checklist… Even the historic street that its located on (Doyers Street aka “The Bloody Angle”).
So you don’t have to squint at checklist above, it reads: stuffed eggplant, Shanghai soup dumplings, fried dumplings, spring rolls, egg rolls, pork spare ribs (amazingly tender), Tiger and Tsing-Tao beers. A king’s feast for less than 50 bucks. Proof.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor 13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013