UPDATE: The Cypress Inn is officially open – their serving up coffee but no sign of the wine bar yet! Initially when we spoke with workers (pre-opening) the plan was for the Cypress Inn to dual as a cafe by day, wine bar by night. Perhaps they’re waiting for a liquor license? When we find out more information, we’ll update again. In the meantime, go and grab a cup, the coffee is great! 1706 STANHOPE ST RIDGEWOOD, NY 11385.
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We’ll be at the market this Dec. 8th doing a bit of Christmas shopping. Drinks and Brunch (see below for menu) served in the tap room and the market is in the hall. Let’s shop local Ridgewood! Hope to see you there! – Sunday, December 8th 2013 – Sunday, December 15th 2013 – 11 AM to 5 PM! – Handmade, Artisan, and Vintage Gifts! – Food, Pastries, Brunch, Alcohol and more!!! Gottscheer Hall!! - 657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385 MENU In addition to standard bar menu, Gottscheer Hall will be offering […]
Okay, so maybe our last garden update was perhaps a tad morbid. I’d had a bad day. It turns out that it was also a little premature. The garden is full of surprising late bloomers! Mary’s area has had a nice early fall rejuvenation! Some of the cosmos I grew from seed took a while to get going and grew to be very tall, without blooming. Until now! And we’re getting several large tomatoes and dozens of cherry tomatoes every week. They make a great snack while watering.
Estrella Del Mar serves the best rotisserie chicken in town — the outer skin is simply spiced, crisp, and salty. The meat is slow cooked to tender n’ juicy perfection! And don’t forget to squeeze the lemon wedges on the meat. Seriously this may be the best part – it takes the bird to new heights! Oh and dinner for 2 for 8 bucks – you just can’t go wrong. You can add rice and beans, a small salad or tostones for a few more. This could be the best dinner deal in Ridgewood… we […]
There are too many vintage signs in Ridgewood to go undocumented and our last vintage sign post seemed to be a hit, so here’s part II of “Signs, Signs Everywhere are Signs”. We’ve come full circle with this one, eh? Find this hip sign on Seneca and Grove. Here’s the sign in context. Eddies News Stand can be found on Forest Ave. Located on Green at Cypress Ave is the Halal Meat Market. Also, their window displays are not to be missed! This one is on Myrtle Ave near Seneca. American […]
I remember my Grandma Pauline having a beautiful fake flower garden in her backyard in Bellerose, Queens. Here arrangements surrounded a statue of the Blessed Mother and around that was a large lot of white gravel. Sometimes my sisters and I would pick out the weeds between the gravel for fun and to surprise Grandma. She loved our efforts and rewarded us with sandwiches on white bread. Whenever I pass by a fake flower garden in my neighborhood, I always stop and think of Grams standing in her driveway, peeking at us playing […]
A few weeks ago, my husband and I headed to Highland Park. Noticing all the dandelions around us, we started talking about how Fran’s Father and my friend Jackie’s great grandmother would cook dandelions, foraging for them back in the day. Our nature-inspired conversation got us both thinking the same thing… lets collect dandelions and eat them!! Seemed like a perfect activity after a long walk, and we were getting pretty hungry! We started foraging – mostly we found them on Cypress Ave by the New Union Field Cemetery. Cleaning city grown dandelions is not easy, we had […]
Enough is enough! It’s too “monkeyfighting” hot in this “Monday-to-Friday” kitchen. I’m about to open some freaking windows. It’s making me delirious… Too hot to cook for sure. We needed something quick and easy. I’ve been using the dill on the deck lately in various dishes so I decided to make a vegetable dip. I picked some dill and diced it with a half cucumber. Like so. Then I stirred it into plain, low-fat Greek yogurt with a touch of salt and fresh pepper. Garnished with a cherry tomato just […]
Walking to the subway, I passed the old sign on Cypress and Stanhope and decided to take a picture, but I also noticed there were dudes inside the place. These dudes appeared to be building something. “Dudes”, I said, “Are you building something?” They told me about the plans for the Cypress Inn, cafe by day, wine bar by night. Paula is going to find out more from the owner Vinny, but in the meantime, I thought you guys would be happy to learn that we’ll be getting a new […]
I saw a grapevine growing up a telephone wire above the ghost yard, and no one believed me. “Look closely– you can see ten or fifteen bunches of grapes!” Eventually, I convinced all the “hataz”. Take a look. They actually look really good. Paula hopes they will continue to grow up the wires and land themselves onto the RD so she can have a perpetual supply of grapes and grape leaves. This picture shows that potential path. The grapes are currently on the diagonal wire closest to the building. The […]