Brooklyn’s Best Hidden Secret for Lunch – Govinda’s!

If you don’t know about Govinda’s Vegetarian Lunch…well, now you do!  Their menu changes everyday and a typical fb menu post looks like this:

  “It is Thursday!!!!!! We have eggplant parm, quinoa salad, fresh sauteed kale, asparagus/ with mixed vegs, minestrone soup, rosemary bread, samosas, and black beans with sweet potato. And there are yummy chocolate cupcakes!!!! Cookies and cheesecake!”

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It’s food prepared with love in the basement of the Hare Krishna Temple, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir.  Vegetarians and non vegetarians are likely to become hooked on this amazing food.  I love their split pea soup, lentils, beet salad, and I always take an extra samosa home!  The homemade bread is an added bonus.

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Turn your cell phone off and plan to spend between $6-$12, depending on how hungry you are.  Just leave room for the homemade desserts 🙂

Visit their Facebook Page and stop by for lunch Mon-Fri from 12:00-3:30.  It’s located at 305 Schermerhorn St (between Bond & Nevins).

Thank us later!

So Long, Abistro

If you live in or near Ft Greene, Brooklyn, chances are you’ve had brunch or dinner at Abistro on Dekalb Ave. url-3

Spicy pancakes, senegalese fried chicken, their signature senegalese breakfast, coconut oil seared plantains, sorrel mimosas…I will stop.  Truth is, this place is one of the BEST spots in Brooklyn for brunch.  Their menu is one of a kind!   Labeled as “African Infused Cuisine” and prepared by Chef Abdul Gueye (owned by he & his wife), this place is a favorite for Brooklynites.

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So when I went by there tonight for dinner, I was disappointed and saddened when Chef Abdul told me they’d be closing in just a couple of weeks.  Abistro is not just a place that my circle & I choose for casual brunch, but it’s where I chose to spend my last birthday and where my good friends Marcus & Dawn chose to host their engagement party.  It’s where my sister will be having her birthday brunch, this coming weekend!  There’s something about the place and the chef that makes it feel like ‘home’.

Tonight, I had the citrus salmon. No drinks this go ’round.  I also think I was the last to leave the restaurant.  Just, very sad for more reasons than I care to mention.url-4

If you have not had their food, I HIGHLY recommend you try it out within the next two weeks.  If you are a regular..make sure you have your last few cups of coffee with a hint of cinnamon.

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So long, Abistro.

Visit their website

250 Dekalb Brooklyn, NY 11205 (347) 384-2972

Everyday People Brunch

After hearing about this monthly brunch, I finally went down to the LES to check it out last weekend.  Hosted by Chef Roble & Saada, it’s basically a free daytime party if you’re just going for the hang, and if you want to eat, it’s about $38.00 for a buffet style brunch and unlimited mimosas.

The food? Amazing!  I am a foodie. They gave the option of eggs or egg whites.  There was no pork on the menu, which didn’t surprise me.  The shrimp & grits were incredible and so were the chicken, biscuits & gravy.  Clearly, I had a fight with my conscious and I won.  What a sinful delight.

The scene? Definitely the trendy Afro-hippie Brooklyn type. The place was full of flashy dressers, models and socialites.  It was like a club…but on a Sunday afternoon!  🙂 Here are some pics I found.

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Above photos by  Lee Moulton

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Before it got really thick.

Would I go again? Yes…but I’ll make sure I go early.

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