Ahhh, the holidays. Who says you have to whip up a giant feast with all of the trimmings all by your lonesome? Maybe you don’t want to cook at all, or maybe you’re celebration is small and cozy this year. Whatever your reasons may be, here are TK Dumbo spots that are open on Thanksgiving.
1. Atrium Dumbo. Enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $80/person with an optional wine pairing for $40/person. Thanksgiving service will run from 1-10pm. Browse the menu and make your reservations here.
2. Cecconi’s. Savor a special three-course menu of Thanksgiving classics. $75 per person; $35 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are available from 11:30am-11:30pm. For reservations, call: 718-650-3900.
3. Celestine. Dive into a Mediterranean-inspired dinner. 90 for adults, $50 for children under 12. Reservations are available from 11am-7pm. Book here or call 718-522-5356.
If you’re ordering online, you must pick up all orders at their Montague Street location. However, the Dumbo outpost has a wide array of desserts, including colorful, delicious cakes, if you feel like winging it and showing up.
Trying to eat a little healthier and a little cleaner this fall and winter? Well, we got you covered. The Brooklyn Bridge CSA is still accepting sign ups for their winter shares. Today is the deadline, folks. Don’t delay and act fast.
So, what’s in the box? The vegetables are a mix of cool weather field harvested vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, and storage vegetables. The items per week may include: brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, bok choy, herbs, spinach, kale, and radishes. You can find last year’s full share contents here.
Plus, Brooklyn Bridge CSA is offering the 5 week winter share at full or partial memberships. The full share is expected to include 9-11 items and the partial share will consist of 6-8 of those same items. There are also shares available for cheese, soup, and winter fruit! Note: you must be signed up for a winter share in order to purchase one or all of the other three supplemental winter food shares.
Partial shares start at $126 and full shares start at $157.
Delivery days are on Tuesdays (see below) for 5 consecutive weeks, pick up in DUMBO. Register for a winter share membership here.
Dumbo home cooks and food lovers, rejoice! The neighborhood is getting a new weekly farmers market.
Created by the Dumbo Improvement District in partnership with Down to Earth Markets, Dumbo Farmers Market will bring an array of locally sourced produce and meats, baked goods, and organic and sustainable specialty food to the Pearl Street Triangle — located in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge’s archway — every Wednesday starting June 8.
The Pearl Street Triangle. Photo by Hannah Frishberg
Down to Earth Markets, formerly known as Community Markets, ran a farmers market in 2009 and 2010 in the same location. The market previously closed so the company could “pursue other opportunities,” a representative told DumboNYC.
“It was basically the changing of the times, the demographic shifts, more people working in Dumbo,” Down to Earth founder Miriam Haaf told Brownstoner about why the market decided to come back five-year’s after its hiatus, adding, “Dumbo has changed substantially since 2010 and people are much more interested in shopping at farmers markets.”
The company currently manages 15 community markets in and around NYC, including a weekly market in Greenpoint and a twice-weekly market in Park Slope.
Since the first market’s closure, the next-closest sizable farmers market has been at Borough Hall, where GrowNYC hosts vendors on Tuesdays and Saturdays year round.
Around 15 vendors are expected for new Dumbo market’s first day, with expansion planned depending on community support, according to a press release.
Photo via Down to Earth
So far the roster includes Arlotta Food Studio, selling infused olive oils and handmade pasta; Karl Farmily Farms, bringing meat, poultry and eggs raised in the Hudson Valley; Pickle Licious, offering old-fashioned-style barrel pickles; and La Petite Occasion, selling with caramels and toffees made from local milk, among others.
The market will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through November 16. For more information, including a full list of vendors, see the market’s website.
Whether you’re an exhausted parent, an office worker, or a tourist who’s been on his feet all day — it’s essential to know where to get a good coffee.
So where do you go for coffee in Dumbo? It depends on what you’re looking for. Are you looking for fresh roasted Kenyan beans, or a delicious snack to go with it? Do you want a place to sit and plug in your computer? Here are a few of the best places in the neighborhood to get coffee, for every type of coffee drinker.
If you like mocha lattes, or hot chocolate, it would be silly to get it anywhere else than Jacques Torres Chocolate. Their rich, complex, and decadent chocolate may convince you of the Aztec tale of Quetzalcoatl, who got in trouble with the gods for sharing the heavenly drink with humans. There’s not much space in Jacques Torres for hanging around, but let’s face it — if you take your mocha or hot chocolate to go, you’ll probably finish it before you walk halfway down the block.
Above: Jacques Torres Chocolate. Photos by Jeff Scherer.