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Today’s the big day! A Taste of Sheepshead Bay kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus (3000 Emmons Avenue).

Sponsored by Coney Island Hospital and il Fornetto, the event is one of the neighborhood’s biggest highlights, and it’s not too late to join us.

For just $35 at the door, you’ll be served delicious food from 20 local establishments. It’s an all-you-can-eat affair, so make sure to come hungry.

Live music will be playing, and a fully-stocked cash bar will quench your thirst.

It’s too late to buy tickets online and save $5, but you can still get tickets at the door for $35. All sales at the door are cash only.

For the full list of restaurants, check the event website.

We can’t wait to see you in person!

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Can you believe it’s almost here? A Taste of Sheepshead Bay kicks off tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus!

Online registration for the event closes at noon tomorrow. Buying tickets online saves you $5 off the door price, and lets you get into the event a little quicker, so register online while you still can!

Otherwise, we’ll begin selling tickets at the door at 6:30 p.m. We urge you to show up on the early side to buy your tickets so you can also grab a seat. Door sales are cash only.

As for the weather, it’s a rain, shine, snow, fury-of-hell event, and goes on no matter how many fat ladies are singing. Because of the snow, our valet might be a little limited in parking options, so we ask you to walk, take public transportation or use car service to get to the venue (which is at 3000 Emmons Avenue, at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue).

Register online and save now!

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Coney Island Hospital’s A Taste of Sheepshead Bay is this Thursday, January 23, featuring another excellent roster of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis and caterers that capture the diverse flavor of Sheepshead Bay.

We’ve been working to pull together the menu from our restaurant participants, and so far we’re looking at a variety of tasty morsels, including handmade chocolates, steamy manti, savory plov, award-winning hot wings, Peking duck and much, much more! We’re already at approximately 30 dishes, and have only heard from about half of our participants!

Don’t miss out. Buy tickets online and save $5 off the door price. We will only accept cash at the door and we may sell out, so make sure to save your spot now!

Participants include:

Click on any of the above to learn more about the establishment.

The event will also have valet parking if you need to drive in, live music provided by Lucky Tones and a full-stocked cash bar (with just $3 beers!).

Coney Island Hospital, our title sponsor, will have a table at the event to inform you of some of their fantastic resources, as will Empower Sheepshead, a recovery organization who can help you out with any lingering Sandy-related issues.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Kicking off on Thursday, January 23, A Taste of Sheepshead Bay will feature another excellent roster of 20 restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis and caterers that capture the diverse flavor of Sheepshead Bay.

So come check out the event. Buy tickets online and save $5 off the door price. We will only accept cash at the door and we may sell out, so make sure to save your spot now!

Participants include:

Click on any of the above to learn more about the establishment.

The event will also have valet parking if you need to drive in, live music provided by Lucky Tones and a full-stocked cash bar (with just $3 beers!).

Coney Island Hospital, our title sponsor, will have a table at the event to inform you of some of their fantastic resources, as will Empower Sheepshead, a recovery organization who can help you out with any lingering Sandy-related issues.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

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It’s Thursday, January 16, which means exactly two things: it’s the anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition (boo!) and it’s precisely one week left to buy tickets for Coney Island Hospital’s A Taste of Sheepsehad Bay, sponsored by il Fornetto (yay!)!

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Kicking off on Thursday, January 23, this year’s event will feature another excellent roster of 20 restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis and caterers that capture the diverse flavor of Sheepshead Bay.

This year is more important than ever. It’s the first time we’ve organized A Taste of Sheepshead Bay since Superstorm Sandy walloped the neighborhood, and many of these eateries were affected by the flooding. But they’ve come back, and have a clear message to send to our neighbors throughout New York City: Sheepshead Bay is open for business and has a vibrant waterfront restaurant scene waiting for you!

So come check out the event. Buy tickets online and save $5 off the door price. We will only accept cash at the door and we may sell out, so make sure to save your spot now!

And also make sure to stop by these great restaurants before and after the event to thank them for their support of the community:

Click on any of the above to learn more about the establishment.

The event will also have valet parking if you need to drive in, live music provided by Lucky Tones and a full-stocked cash bar (with just $3 beers!).

Coney Island Hospital, our title sponsor, will have a table at the event to inform you of some of their fantastic resources, as will Empower Sheepshead, a recovery organization who can help you out with any lingering Sandy-related issues.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

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THE BITE: Today on The Bite, it’s seaweed time!

Seaweed comes in many varieties as it is an umbrella term for all species of ocean plants, and it can be prepared many ways. The one pictured here is Korean kim (or sometimes spelled gim, pronounced with a hard “g”), which is actually a type of red algae. It is harvested in cold waters usually during the winter, and is boiled and dried in big lumpy masses.

This is the same stuff that gets fried up to make Welsh laverbread, or left in big plain sheets as nori to roll Japanese sushi. The type we have here is a Korean side dish where paper-thin sheets are toasted with sesame oil, cut into little rectangles and seasoned with salt. Not only is kim a popular dish in Korea, it is also the last name of about 21 percent of the population there.

Some people, including myself at times, can be averse to seaweed because of its slimy coldness, but this is a whole different textural experience. Gim is super crispy at first bite, sometimes leaving little green flakes behind. If you eat it too slowly, the heat inside your mouth makes it seem to melt on your tongue, which can be counted as a point for or against it, depending on what you’re into.

In the same way that American bars sometimes serve free pretzels or peanuts to keep patrons thirsty, bars in Korea and Japan sometimes serve this kind of seaweed as a salty bar snack. Surprisingly delicious as it is with beer (or soda for the kids), I don’t really see this taking off as a trend at Southern Brooklyn watering holes any time soon, so if you’re interested in trying it, better to buy it at Sea Bay Seafood & Meat Market Inc. (1241 Avenue U, at East 13th Street) where this A+ brand kim comes in a 3-pack for $1.39. Crispy, sesame-flavored, and salty, this is filled with all the goodness I would expect from kim.

If the super saltiness of it gives you pause, know that it also contains a wealth of nutrients, including iodine, iron, amino acids, B vitamins, and protein, so acquiring a taste for it has some perks.

Cheers!

Sea Bay Seafood & Meat Market Inc., 1241 Avenue U at East 13th Street, (718) 382-8889.

– Sonia Rapaport

The Bite is Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

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Any day now you should see posters like the one above in storefronts and on counter-tops all around the neighborhood. And that’s because Coney Island Hospital’s A Taste of Sheepshead Bay is coming back on January 23, giving you another opportunity to sample wares from the best eateries in the Sheepshead Bay area for one low price.

Why is it called the Coney Island Hospital A Taste of Sheepshead Bay this year? CIH provided generous support to ensure the event went through this year, recognizing its importance to building community and boosting the local economy, as did our sponsor il Fornetto. So make sure to stop by their tables at the event and thank them for their support. The event continues to be fully organized by Sheepshead Bites.

Aside from il Fornetto, we’ve put together another great lineup for the event, including the return of some amazing establishments like Chop Stix Restaurant, Jimmy’s Famous Heros, Anatolian Gyro, and many more. We’re also adding some new restaurants, cafes and bakeries to the list, so get ready to experience some new flavors.

For those who haven’t come in previous years, here’s how it works: You go pickup discounted tickets through our online sales site here, or buy tickets at the door. Show up on Thursday, January 23, at the Baron deKalb Knights of Columbus at 3000 Emmons Avenue… and then you stuff your face.

Seriously, come hungry. Our restaurant participants are known to serve more than just a taste, and you’ll get your fill.

Buy tickets now. 

Live music will be played, and a cash bar will be fully stocked.

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Midwood’s own Adelman’s Kosher Deli on 1906 Kings Highway closed earlier this year. But a new food cart claiming to be affiliated with the now defunct deli opened up recently, according to a CBS New York article . Katz & Dogz, as the cart is called,  mainly goes around the Manhattan but comes to “Brooklyn” on Friday. Not real Brooklyn, but whatevs.

Here is the whole schedule as it appears in the article:

Mon – 52nd & 6th

Tues – 23rd & Park

Wed – 22nd & 5th

Thurs – 46th & 6th

Fri – Williamsburg, Bedford St between 4th & 8th St

Adelman’s Deli had been operating for over 60 years and in 2006 a Muslim Egyptian bought the place. But as we reported, Adelman’s Deli has since closed and hasn’t reopened.

The newest operation of the cart continues the tradition of serving “Jewish soul food” on their menu with items like pastrami or corned beef on rye bread and some mustard.

If you work in an area where this truck, serving “Reuben Orgasms,” is making the rounds, let us know how it compares to the old Adelman’s. Oh, and bring us sample!

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THE BITE: One recent morning, I walked into Sheepshead Bay Fruit & Vegetables Market, also known as Sheepshead Bay Gourmet Market, and while the newly added fresh meats display did entice me with it’s array of pink-gray veal and tongue, it was, as I’ve mentioned, early in the day. Making a note to come back at a later hour, I continued past to the pastry section to start my day off right with a good dose of sugar.

The pastry case was full of all the regulars: danishes, turnovers, black and white cookies. I apathetically grabbed an almond croissant, which looked more like a frosting covered almond stick. Regardless, I paid my $1.25 for it and was on my way.

Feeling content enough to have kept my breakfast budget low, I unexcitedly bit into my “croissant.” The bits of frosting and crunchy almonds that encrusted it came cascading down my clothes immediately, but the messier the meal, the better, right?

It was pretty fresh-tasting, doughy and a bit buttery, which I hadn’t expected from a plastic-wrapped grocery-bought pastry. And yet another surprise awaited me: somehow the baker had managed to fit two stripes of almond paste into the center of this pastry. I hadn’t particularly planned on mentioning this purchase to anyone, let alone writing about it, but c’mon, marzipan is big news!

Brought up by a European family, anywhere marzipan turns up in American-bought foods, even in an Eastern European store, surprises and delights me. I know there are other brands of almond croissants out there that also feature a marzipan filling, but I’ve often been disappointed either by a lack of filling whatsoever, or by an overly sweet white paste trying to pass for marzipan. Not here. You could see the brown flecks of almond in the filling, indicating actual ground nuts and not just artificially flavored goop.

This was a great way to start the day.

I also should note that the picture only shows about 40 percent of the length of this pastry. That’s right, I ate more than half of it before I regained my wits and took a picture.

Check out our previous review of Sheepshead Bay Gourmet Market’s spinach bourek.

Sheepshead Bay Gourmet Market, 1717 Avenue Z at East 17th Street, (718) 891-8449.

– Sonia Rapaport

The Bite is Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

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Just a few short months after the closure of Jumpin’ Bean at 3081 Emmons Avenue, a new lease has been signed that will see Vittoria Seafood & Grill take over the commercial property.

We’re told Vittoria will be opened by the people behind La Trattoria Ristorante Italiano, a long-established staple at 2811 Avenue U. We expect Vittoria will focus on Italian-style seafood and steaks, a departure from the pasta and parmigiana at La Trattoria.

One hopes they’ll have better luck than its two predecessors, Jumpin’ Bean, which closed in October after just six months in operation, and Marmaris, a Turkish seafood restaurant that closed in late-2011 or early-2012.

Best wishes to Vittoria! We can’t wait to give it a taste.

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