Musings of a Little Girl in the Big City

Month: March 2017

Poke Bowl Recipe

Poke Bowl Recipe

Poke bowl shops are popping up left and right, so when I saw a stand at Smorgasburg selling poke last summer, I was excited to try it… but when I saw these local kids serve cut up pieces of tuna with less than great seasoning and seaweed […]

A Weekend Guide to Catskills, NY: Bachelorette Edition

A Weekend Guide to Catskills, NY: Bachelorette Edition

Last September, my friend’s bridesmaids planned a chill and relaxing bachelorette party in Hunter, NY 3 hour north of the city by car (maybe more with traffic, which you will most certainly hit, booo). I thought it was perfect for the bride-to-be since she loves outdoors activities. […]

Top 3 Outdoor Brunch Spots in Greenpoint You Do Not Want to Miss

Top 3 Outdoor Brunch Spots in Greenpoint You Do Not Want to Miss

For those that don’t know me, or for those that may know me but forgot, I live in an area of Brooklyn that’s north of Williamsburg called Greenpoint. This neighborhood is peppered with charming stores, cafes, and great brunch spots, the last of which I want to share with you today.

If you are ever in the area, in the hopes that the weather gets nice very soon, here’s my top 3 outdoor brunch spots in Greenpoint that you do not want to miss!

top 3 outdoor brunch spots greenpoint brooklyn

1. The Bounty

The Bounty Greenpoint Brooklyn
The restaurant inside

 

The Bounty Greenpoint Brooklyn
Backyard garden with roof

 

avocado toast The Bounty Greenpoint Brooklyn
Avocado toast with sunny side up for brunch

If anyone asks me what is my favorite restaurant in Greenpoint, I would say The Bounty. It’s a really charming restaurant with an incredibly pleasant staff.

Inside the restaurant, there is a mast hanging in the ceiling and the decor is meant to make you feel like you’re inside a ship (hence the name The Bounty!).

While dinner here can get pricey ($$$ with drinks) I love their presentation and the food is really great. With candle-lit tables, it’s perfect for a special occasion.

Tip: $1 Oyster Happy Hour is 5-7PM every. day – yes that includes the weekend! That’s an automatic win for me.

 

2. Xi’an Famous Foods

Xian Greenpoint
Xi’an’s outdoor patio

 

Xian Greenpoint
If you’re lucky, a furry feline friend may curl up next to you for brunch/lunch!

What would my roomie/bestie Lisa and I do without Xi’an!? Amazing Szechuan noodle dishes here and I’m fairly certain the only authentic Chinese restaurant in the area, at least for now, and a really good one at that!

Besides their noodle dishes, I really like their spinach dumplings and cucumber salad… okay basically everything on their menu. I can’t count how many times we’ve been here to sit outside and slurp on cold noodles on a hot summer day.

I also love their teas – Lisa got me hooked on Hawthorn Tea which is both a little sour and sweet – trust me, it’s addicting! Their Jasmine tea is really good too as well as the Chinese tea that comes in a red can, not sure what it’s called, I just grab the red can- you will see all of them in the drink fridge!

3. Milk & Roses

Milk and Roses Greenpoint Brooklyn
Original photo by Milk & Roses, edited by me

Milk & Roses is a totally romantic restaurant with a charming backdoor garden that will make you forget you are in New York. It’s totally worth it to feel like you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the city and inside an enchanted garden!

There you have it-what are your favorite outdoor brunch spots in Greenpoint? Comment below!

 

A Weekend Guide to Aguadilla, PR

A Weekend Guide to Aguadilla, PR

Back in January, my friends, the boyfriend, and I took a quick 3-night trip to Aguadilla in Puerto Rico to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city. We didn’t really know what to expect, but the trip turned out to be just […]

Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog! I am so excited that you are here! After all this time, I decided to start a blog for a couple of reasons. First off my hope is that this will become a guide – to city living, makeup, favorite eats, […]