Living in Brooklyn these past years, there have been many changes. Coffee shops and restaurants are replacing the mom and pop bodegas where you can cop “loosies” for fifty cents. Bars are popping up in neighborhoods which use to be no man’s land. I don’t mind the changes, those bodegas that are still standing are adapting to the neighborhood’s tanning. On those hot days when a cold one is necessary, you no longer just see the regular Bud, Miller and Heineken bully fridges anymore. You’re starting to see a slew of Indie craft brews grabbing some territory. Brooklyn Brewery is one of them. Although, they been around well over 25 years, they still feel like the local underground favorite. I’ve always been a fan of the Choclate Stout but now I’m a big fan of the Brooklyn Blast. Brooklyn Blast is a double IPA that can slap you in the face. Please drink wise when you drink this one. Big ups to Garrett Oliver.
– Pinky Finger Up
When you are invited to an event that takes place at the Brooklyn Brewery and is serving Japanese cuisine, you simply just go. The Gohan Society hosted their annual Aki Matsuri event this past week and it was grand. Gohan Society’s mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of Japan’s culinary heritage in the United States through outreach to chefs, culinary arts professionals and all who admire and enjoy Japanese culture.
– Pinky Finger Up
Aji Tataki with Matsutake Gohan Chazuke
Kurobuta Schnitzel with Pear Mustard & Crispy Capers
Diver Scallop Tataki with Black Truffle, Smoked Butter, and Crispy White Kombu
Braised Pork Belly with Sansyo Rice
Miso Cured salmon with charred nori aioli, citrus ponzu, and crispy tapioca
Black sesame panna cotta, with devils food cake and a kumquat jam
Pork Belly Adobo Ramen Burger
Marinated Fluke, Citrus, Radish and Trout Roe/ Grilled Wild mushrooms, Corn and Mushroom broth
Sea trout and Oyster tartar