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Witches' Brew: Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is definitely looking a little different this year. In lieu of scary soirées, maybe you’re curling up on the couch with a spooky flick, swapping 2020 horror stories over Zoom, or braving a socially conscious outdoor gathering. Just because party plans now have to be Covid-conscious, doesn’t mean you can’t scare up some killer ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/23/2020 at 15:01 pm

Beer For Everyone In Your Coven

Happy Halloween! Draw the drapes, light the candles, and get ready to—well, watch movies! The most attention your costume will get is on social media this year, so snap your best selfies before cozying up with the spookiest cheeses we’ve got and lining up some Halloween classic movies. We ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/22/2020 at 20:13 pm

All It Takes Is One Bite: Cheeses For The Spookiest Night

Let’s get one thing straight—Halloween can never be canceled. While trick-or-treating might be tricky and we won’t be able to treat ourselves to big Halloween parties, the spooky spirit never dies! So go ahead; hang up those cobwebs and paper bats, dust off the decorative skulls, and get your favorite lineup of scary movies ready. Once the scene is ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/21/2020 at 15:55 pm

'Za 'Za Flavor: Wines for Pizza & Pasta

It’s halfway through October and we haven’t talked about the most important festivities this month has to offer. No, not Halloween! We’re talking about National Pizza Month and National Pasta Month. Move over Batman and Robin―is there a more dynamic duo? We think not. Here’s our guide on what to drink when you’re gloriously ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/16/2020 at 16:44 pm

A Little Pasta My Heart: Making Pasta By Hand

The pasta stocked on our shelves is carefully selected for the highest quality we can find, from locally-made pasta with New York State heirloom grains to tried-and-true Italian pasta makers with centuries of history. Sometimes, though, the best approach is a hands-on one! Our head cheesemonger & buyer, Emilia D’Albero, who is also our resident VIP— ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/13/2020 at 15:36 pm

Q&A With A Pastaficcionado: Scott Ketchum Of Sfoglini Pasta

When it comes to pasta, not just any noodle will do. Sfoglini co-founder Scott Ketchum knows this, which is why Sfoglini is so well-known for high quality, delicious pasta, often made with local grains and inventive ingredients. In honor of one of the most popular foods in the world, we thought we’d ask a ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/13/2020 at 15:29 pm

Unlimited Pasta-bilities: A Pasta Primer

A huge bowl of pasta with a hearty sauce and a generous dusting of grated Parmigiano; can you think of anything more comforting in its simplicity? With somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 different pasta shapes in the world, everyone has their favorite (although we don’t know how many fans penne lisce might have). We think pasta deserves its own day—and it ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/13/2020 at 15:23 pm

Christopher Colum-who? Saluting Indigenous Producers

If the festering fireball that is 2020 has brought this community anything, it’s together – with a sharpened awareness of the people around us, as well as systems of oppression and their influences on people of color. In the space of 7 months, we’ve seen complete strangers band together to help those most at risk and neighbors marching together to ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/09/2020 at 15:38 pm

'Mold' Wine: Blue Cheese Pairings for Fall

If last week was all about the funk, this week is all about the blues—blue cheeses that is! Blue cheeses are often the creamy, crumbly clutch players on any cheese board, combining tangy mineral notes with earthiness, and fruit, and even nutty flavors. ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/09/2020 at 14:37 pm

Breaking The Mold: 4 Blue Cheeses For Moldy Cheese Day

When most food gets mold, it’s the end of the line; that bowl of strawberries or loaf of bread is ready for the compost heap, not the dinner table. Cheese is another story entirely—we love mold in cheese so much that there’s even a day to celebrate it! Moldy Cheese Day is October 9th, and we’re celebrating by highlighting some of our favorite ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/09/2020 at 13:19 pm

Roots That Never Stopped Growing

As New Yorkers, we pride ourselves on loving our city, from the tips of our tallest skyscrapers down to the deepest of subway tunnels. We keep the multicultural origins of the boroughs with names like Canarsie and Manhattan, and Schermerhorn and Brooklyn. Many of us hang our hats on how long we've been in the city, whether we've been here five years or all our ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/09/2020 at 12:04 pm

Make My Funk the Wine Funk

National Get Funky Day ― yes, it’s a thing ― evolved from community action in Florida following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Neighbors in hard-hit St. Augustine came together to help and uplift strangers, as well as each other, inspiring a local fitness center and the community at large to celebrate the magic that happens when one cuts ...
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By The Greene Grape
  10/01/2020 at 17:29 pm

Building The Taco Of Your Dreams

Carnitas. Al Pastor. Barbacoa. These are words that could get just about anyone salivating. National Taco Day is October 4th, and we’ve got everything you need for the best tacos at home! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/30/2020 at 19:50 pm

Coffee Talk: Wine Flavors that Trick the Senses

While there are quite a few coffee-infused spirits and a growing number of coffee wines on the market, the aroma and flavor of coffee can appear in wine even when there’s not a single bean ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/25/2020 at 13:48 pm

Thor Tested, Odin Approved: Q&A with Oslo Coffee

Everyone has their list of favorite coffees, and Oslo Coffee has made our top five year after year. Oslo has been a part of Provisions since we opened our doors at 753 Fulton St in 2008, with good reason. They’ve been roasting even longer than that, ever since its founders moved to ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/23/2020 at 17:01 pm

Oktoberfest's Best: Cheese & Beer To Feiern At Home

The official Oktoberfest in Munich might be canceled (with no word from its sister festival here in New York), but that doesn’t mean that the spirit and flavor of Oktoberfest is off the table! We asked our cheese and beer buyers for five of their favorite Oktoberfest pairings of beer and cheese, and they did not let us down. Check out their picks below! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/19/2020 at 00:38 am

Red, Gold & Glou: New Wines for Fall

As warm summer days recede into hot and humid memories, and closets begin to shift, cozy sweaters taking to the streets, palates and flavors start to change as well. Folks are looking for wines to warm them up instead of cooling them off. They’re rolling on from rosé to light-bodied or lightly chilled reds. The fuller flavors of autumn menus — squash, ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/17/2020 at 15:15 pm

Gourd Vibrations

Every season has its bounty, like spring fiddleheads and ramps, summer stone fruit, and winter citrus, but there’s a reason fall is most associated with an abundant harvest. This fall season, we’ve got all the usual suspects, ready to be drizzled and roasted, cut up into perfectly baked pies, or simply snacked on as they are. Because it’s fall, though, ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/14/2020 at 13:38 pm

Wake Up And Smell The Small-Batch Coffee

From the most perfectly artisanal pot of freshly ground coffee to a watery airport brew in a paper cup, there is nothing America likes more than coffee. We drink it hot or cold, infuse it into desserts, and even use for in savory dishes like chili and brisket. Moreover, New York is ranked as the number one best city for coffee lovers in the country, and that’s no ...
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By The Greene Grape
  09/04/2020 at 18:32 pm

5 Sauces That Love Chicken

If you’re looking for a new twist on an old favorite, these sauces will perk up any chicken dish in a snap! Make complex flavors simple to serve, even on a weeknight. ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/28/2020 at 20:39 pm

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

September might be National Chicken Month, but for us, it’s every day of every month! Chicken is the most consumed meat in the whole country, at nearly twice the rate of beef, and we all say everything tastes like chicken. It’s the alpha and omega protein, but some chicken is just better than others. That’s where we come in, with chicken sourced ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/28/2020 at 20:24 pm

Fill That Grill!: Labor Day Grill Guide

What’s become readily apparent these past few months is that New York adapts. We’ve always known, of course, but for every tradition or event that became impossible, we found a new way to get things done, from socially distanced rooftop visits to Zoom blowout bashes. This Labor Day, we’ll be saying so long to summer with the same grilling gusto as ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/21/2020 at 22:43 pm

Beef To School: Easy School Night Meals

Back to school has a few different meanings this year. Whether cautiously returning to in-person education, picking up the reins on distance learning once more, or trying a blend of both, there’s no doubt days will be busier. A busier day means less time to wait for sourdough starters, or anything else requiring too much time in the kitchen. And while our local ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/21/2020 at 22:29 pm

Friendly Favorites: Team Picks from Provisions!

Through these wild times in months past, Brooklyn has stuck by the Greene Grape for a whole host of reasons, whether for our deliveries during the peak of New York’s pandemic, our enduring high standards of ethics and high quality, or even just the rare and interesting treats that dot our shelves. (Thinking of you, ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/14/2020 at 23:52 pm

Q&A With A Queen Bee: Margot Dorn of Brooklyn Queen

Brooklyn Queen has long been a mainstay of our shelves here at Provisions, and with good reason. There is no honey we carry that’s more local than this, coming from an apiary located in a Bed-Stuy community garden. Thanks to the careful tending of founder, owner, and head apiarist ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/12/2020 at 17:10 pm

Honey Bee, We Bee-lieve In You!

Happy National Honey Bee Day! Every third Saturday of August, honey bees and the apiarists who keep them are honored with National Honey Bee Day, a day recognized by the USDA. Of course, you don’t need the USDA to tell you why honey has so much buzz. Honey is one of the oldest food sources in global history, and was very likely humanity’s first sweetener, ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/11/2020 at 21:38 pm

Cheesy Reads Done Right

For many, there’s no such thing as a “book lovers day,” because every day is for books. Nevertheless, books deserve a day of extra celebration. We picked five great reads* from Greenlight Bookstore, and asked our head cheesemonger, Emilia D’Albero, to match a cheese to each book. After all, ...
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By The Greene Grape
  08/07/2020 at 13:43 pm

Netflix And Chilled Beer

Between a heat wave that just won’t stop and a pandemic that keeps dragging on, making a case for spending time outside is pretty difficult right now. Way more inviting is the siren call of air conditioning (or a herd of high powered fans), cold treats, and Netflix’s latest offerings. Instead of sweating into your mask in the backyard of a bar, what about ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/30/2020 at 19:26 pm

Gift Guide for Parents Day

Parents’ Day this year falls on Sunday the 26th, and while it’s not quite as well known as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it’s a day that deserves its flowers. If you’re an adult putting your parents’ safety first while still wanting to celebrate, Provisions is chock full of gifting ideas, but we’ve got a core five we ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/23/2020 at 22:58 pm

Brunching at Home For Parents' Day

Parents’ Day this year falls on Sunday the 26th, and while it’s not quite as well known as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it’s a day that deserves its flowers. Parents this year, especially outside of New York, have a lot on their shoulders, and definitely deserve a treat right now. Sure, school age children probably won’t be ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/22/2020 at 20:17 pm

The Great Greene Grape Ice Cream Guide 2020

Let’s be honest: Ice cream is not a seasonal food. We eat it in spring to welcome warmer weather. We eat it in summer to cool off. We eat it in fall because we don’t want to let go of summer, and we eat it in winter because the heat is cranked in our apartments. ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/16/2020 at 19:29 pm

We Hold These Berries In High Beauregarde

This is not your usual New York summer, but there are some things about summer that will never change. It’s still about a million degrees in the sun, picnics are still popular, and local berries are in season! Organic blueberries from New Jersey have hit our shelves, super sweet and ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/10/2020 at 14:01 pm

Revolutionary Wine & Spirits Producers

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a revolution can be defined as “a great change in conditions, ways of working, beliefs, etc. that affects large numbers of people.” Here at Wine & Spirits, we have always supported makers who not just make great beverages, but who also stand for something -- be it innovation, sustainability, equitable l ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/03/2020 at 16:58 pm

Immigration is American: Immigrant Made Foods For 4th Of July

It seems like there’s plenty of reason to celebrate lately! Beaches are open for swimming, outdoor dining is spreading into the streets, and the city is making the most of Independence Day weekend with “surprise” fireworks on the nights leading up to the big day. ...
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By The Greene Grape
  07/03/2020 at 16:14 pm

All The Small (Picnic) Things

With beaches set to open on July 1 and Independence Day celebrations less than a week away, and there’s no time like the present to throw a few liquid snacks into your go-bag. Actually, who are we kidding? Anytime is a good time, especially these days. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of socially distant picnic-ready potables in stock at Wine & Spirits. Here ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/26/2020 at 15:47 pm

Queer Food is the Future: A Pride Month Q&A with Diaspora Co

June isn’t over yet! The Pride parade may have been canceled weeks ago, but that’s all the more reason to celebrate just a little bit longer. This week, we’re proud to showcase another one of our stellar queer producers: Diaspora Co! It’s been hard for us to keep their ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/26/2020 at 14:27 pm

A Salute to Dads? Wine Not?

All dads (and dad figures) distill their knowledge for the next generation. Wine and spirits producers are often family businesses, which means that there are plenty of parents taking this whole distilling thing quite literally. They teach children to ride bikes, play catch, and grow grapes and make award-winning spirits. Here are some of our favorites. ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/19/2020 at 16:44 pm

Spice It Up, Daddy-O

Happy Father’s Day! Well, just about. Last week, we posted a taste of our Father’s Day Collection: Spice grinders and the spices that love them, knives, and plenty of tasty snacks. This week, we’ve filled out the ranks for a selection of gifts sure to delight every dad—including a ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/19/2020 at 16:34 pm

Cocktail Contest: Cheers to a Pride Legend

Our Wine and Spirits team developed this easy stirred cocktail in honor of Marsha P. Johnson, legendary civil rights activist, entertainer, and self-described drag queen who played a major role in the modern gay rights movement in the United States. The "P." in her name stands for "Pay It No Mind," the ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/12/2020 at 19:52 pm

Pride Without Prejudice

While fears of COVID shifted many parties and parades online, the essence of Pride is as big and beautiful as ever, its message feeling more important than ever these days. A future full of inclusivity, that celebrates diversity without discrimination? Sign us up! Here are some ideas for celebrating the rainbow with wine and plenty of spirit! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/12/2020 at 19:18 pm

Rad Gifts for Rad Dads: A Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner—yes, really. March may feel like it was just yesterday, but June 21st is practically here! Don’t be left scrambling for last-minute gifts for the dads in your life. We’ve pulled together a small collection of dad-worthy gifts, from locally-made snacks to cool tools of the trade. Check it out below! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/12/2020 at 16:39 pm

Out, Proud, And On The Shelves: A Pride Month Highlight with City Saucery

June is Pride month, as we all know, and as such we’re proud to carry products by LGBTQ+ makers! Some are known nationwide, like Cowgirl Creamery owned by married couple Sue Conley and Peggy Smith. Others are still available at your local farmer’s market—or right here at the Greene Grape! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  06/12/2020 at 14:12 pm

Grads Get Glad: A Greene Grape Grad Gift Guide

For New York students this year, it doesn’t look like a graduation ceremony is in the cards, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate their accomplishments! For the younger graduates in your life, though, you probably won’t be picking up champagne and whiskey at Wine & Spirits. Treat grads of all ages with this collection of gifts! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  05/29/2020 at 14:16 pm

All I Wanna Do Is Zoom Call

Let’s be frank about one thing—video calls are pretty cool. While lockdown can feel pretty tough at times, hanging out with friends and family in your favorite pajamas or novelty onesie is possibly the comfiest way to socialize. Put some flavor into your video hangouts or work meetings with a Greene Grape background! Choose from ...
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By The Greene Grape
  05/22/2020 at 14:11 pm

What's Grilling On? A Guide to Memorial Day Grilling

Whether you’re a beef maestro, a pork authority, or a plant-based sage, we’ve got everything and anything you’ll want to grill this Memorial Day weekend. (Well, except for corn, but that season is coming up quick!) ...
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By The Greene Grape
  05/22/2020 at 13:51 pm

Going Whole Hog: Whole Animal Gift Cards

This Memorial Day weekend won’t quite be like others, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be a lonely one! Send a gift card to a neighbor, donate a bag of groceries to a ...
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By The Greene Grape
  05/22/2020 at 13:35 pm

One Community, Two Stories: Q&A with Jed Marcus

Your donations for food-insecure seniors in our community have been flooding in, and we couldn’t be more grateful! Every donation gives a vulnerable member of our community access to fresh food they haven’t had access to in ...
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By The Greene Grape
  05/15/2020 at 12:56 pm

Happy American Cheese Month from the Greene Grape!

As New York City’s shelter in place drags on, we focus on the little things to look forward to—the weather is getting warmer, spring produce is ramping up (pun intended), and best of all, May is American Cheese Month! ...
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By The Greene Grape
  05/14/2020 at 18:18 pm

Tasting Notes: New Rosés

While it’s always been important to keep up with worldly goings-on, it’s a bit more important now to disconnect from time to time and find your relaxation. You don’t have to put on rose-colored glasses, exactly, but you can pour some glasses of rosé. ...
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By Greene Grape
  05/13/2020 at 19:10 pm

Greene Grape Gift Guide: Mother's Day

We've assembled a sweet collection of homegrown gifts for the special mom in your life. Stop by Provisions to pick up a little something special while you're grabbing groceries to make her breakfast in bed. ...
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By Greene Grape
  05/08/2020 at 17:17 pm

Farmers To The Rescue

Our nation is facing a serious meat shortage as conditions at meatpacking plants nationwide have caused them to become COVID-19 hotspots. Over the years, our butcher Lena ...
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By Greene Grape
  05/08/2020 at 15:13 pm

Send Groceries To A Senior In Need!

Imagine if you ran out of milk, eggs, bread, or butter and could not put on your mask and gloves and venture out to the grocery store or afford to have groceries delivered. What if you hadn’t had a piece of fresh fruit in 8 weeks? That’s the reality for many food-insecure, low-income elderly people in our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. ...
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By Greene Grape
  05/08/2020 at 02:47 am

Jeffrey Wright Launches Brooklyn For Life

Longtime Fort Greene resident, actor-activist Jeffrey Wright had a modest goal in mind when he set out to support healthcare workers and help some dear friends who own local restaurants during the COVID crisis. When Wright launched the Brooklyn For Life gofundme campaign, he could not have known ...
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By Greene Grape
  05/01/2020 at 15:41 pm

Help People In Need. Donate Today!

The Greene Grape is on a mission to feed people in need during the COVID crisis. In recent weeks, we've donated hundreds of sandwiches to first responders and healthcare workers at Brooklyn Hospital and ...
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By Greene Grape
  05/01/2020 at 14:41 pm

Thanks for The Memories

In immortal the words of Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got til it's gone." We are still mourning the loss of Greene Grape Annex, but the incredible stories our customers shared with us on Instagram are a great consolation. ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/30/2020 at 22:51 pm

A Fond Farewell To Annex

You may have noticed an empty storefront where your favorite café once stood. We're sad to announce that Greene Grape Annex is permanently closed. Until we meet again, Fort Greene, stay safe. ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/24/2020 at 03:25 am

A Helping Hand for First Responders

Last week we received an email from a former employee who is now a paramedic at Maimonides Hospital. As we all know, paramedics are on the front lines serving our community during the COVID outbreak. He had a simple request that we were honored to fulfill for these selfless first responders. ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/17/2020 at 21:26 pm

Delivery & Pick-Up FAQ

The Greene Grape team is doing our best to ensure that all of us, and especially elderly, immunocompromised, ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/17/2020 at 21:08 pm

COVID Safety Policies

For the safety of our employees, our customers, and our community. The Greene Grape is following enhanced safety protocols ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/17/2020 at 21:05 pm

Pasture-Raised Pork Chops with Bourbon-Sage Jus

Molly Baz talked a lot of smack about pork chops, but we know our customers love them. Our latest Step-By-Step Recipe will show you how make a simple pan sauce, with a kick of bourbon and the savor of sage, to complement our extra-thick pasture-raised pork chops. ...
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  04/17/2020 at 20:25 pm

Spring Holiday Tasting Notes

Whoever you're celebrating with, holiday meals deserve special wines. Here are our picks for a festive Passover or Easter. ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/09/2020 at 21:49 pm

Holidays At Home

Passover and Easter are upon us. For better (and hopefully not for worse), home cooking is our main option for celebrations these days. Things are different this year, but Greene Grape's got your back. Whether you're cooking for one and zooming with friends and family, or gathering around the table with your roommates and FaceTiming with the rest of the crew, we ...
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  04/09/2020 at 16:15 pm

Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto

Asparagus is in season, so celebrate spring with homemade risotto. It's easy to make restaurant-quality risotto if you follow these simple steps ...
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  04/08/2020 at 14:51 pm

Delivery Expansion

UPDATE 5/1/20: New delivery zones coming soon! In the coming weeks we will be adding delivery to the following zipcodes: 11206, 11213, 11225, and 11231. ...
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By Greene Grape
  04/03/2020 at 18:42 pm

Women Who Make Us Grape: Kathy Urbina

Longtime Fort Greene resident, Kathy Urbina, plays an essential role at the Greene Grape, keeping our streetscape beautiful with her incredible gardening skills. Kathy also designs and handcrafts gorgeous oversized crepe-paper flowers and charming hand-sewn bunnies you see at Provisions under her Bespoke Brooklyn ...
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