Monday, February 18, 2013

Kensington to Welcome Branch of Zarsha Leo

Nightlife in Kensington has just been raised by a notch or two with the addition of the trendy, upscale restaurant-bar franchise Zarsha Leo into the neighborhood. Older singles can utter a sigh of relief, as they no longer have to cross a river to enjoy a great night out. Great food, a large selection of wines, local beers, beer on tap and cocktails draw in the crowds, while the big-screen TVs tuned to the most exciting sporting events happening anywhere in the world, keep them there.

Evan Burschkopf is the CEO of this New York-based franchise. He has been experiencing great success with his Manhattan locations, and is expecting no less from Brooklyn.

“I have great faith in my Brooklyn brethren that they will patronize Zarsha Leo to the same extent as their Manhattan cousins. Coming originally from Brooklyn myself, I feel a close connection to my stores here, and hope the locals will get to feel the same way,” confessed Burschkopf.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Expanding Choice at Savor Brooklyn

Now one of Windsor Place’s newest cafes will be offering a dinner menu in addition to their beloved cup of coffee or marvelous mocha. Savor Brooklyn, at 199 Windsor Place, began to serve dinner last Sunday evening, and where dinner is a glass of wine can’t be far away.

Savor opened last November to a shaky, or shall we say, windy beginning, but has since established itself as a place to warm up and enjoy the nice view behind the café’s over-sized front windows while sitting back with a wonderful hot beverage.

Until owner Helen Traversi organizes a regular fixed menu she will be offering a rotating selection of special plates with an emphasis on pasta. On Sunday patrons had a choice of either Bolognese sauce or penne with mushrooms. As for a heavier fare, pork tenderloin with roasted peppers was also available.

Savor also now has a beer and wine license. Traversi would like to create a wine list which is small but well-chosen, with three white varieties and three red. Cava, a type of sparkling wine, will also appear on the list. As for the beer, Traversi is looking forward to pleasing her patrons, and is inviting them to visit Savor’s Facebook page to vote for their favorite beer that comes bottled.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Great Brooklyn Activities Coming Up Soon

It’s almost Valentine’s Day-are you ready? If not here’s an idea which sounds as fun as it is useful. This Saturday, February 9 head on over to the LARK Café and enjoy some good music while you create your own personal love notes to spread around on that special day dedicated to love. Be there by 12pm for something a bit different.

Deborah Buck, Brooklyn Philharmonic Concertmaster, will present the history of classical music in Brooklyn at the Dweck Center of the Central Library. The talk will begin at 7pm on Wednesday evening February 6th. Children under the age of 6 years will not be allowed to attend.

Its almost Purim, the holiday celebrated by the Jewish people with costumes, masks, feasting and drinking. Come and see what all the excitement is about at the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace on Sunday, February 24th at their annual Purim Masquerade.  The day is designed for families with costume contests, yummy hamentashen, and the packaging of about 2,000 food baskets for fellow New Yorkers in need. Pack it Up for Purim begins at 10:30am and should end at about 12:30pm, enough time to return home and enjoy a traditional family Purim meal.

Come visit the Audubon Nature Center in Prospect Park and find out the answers to your most pressing nature questions like: Where do squirrels get their food in the winter? How do birds keep themselves warm in the winter? And lots more. Prospect Park on February 18 and 19.