The Greene Grape Blog

Kelso Beer and Bee’s Knees Food Co. Tasting

This Thursday 4/24 from 5p-7pm at Provisions we are proud to be hosting a collaborative tasting from Kelso Beer and Bee’s Knees Food Co.  Some of you have probably had a taste of Kelso’s beers, brewed in Clinton Hill, at your local, well last year they starting canning their Pilsner and Nut Brown Lager, using a mobile canning truck.  Bee’s Knees Food Co. is a Chicago based maker of roasted nuts designed as the perfect bar snack, these are nuts designed to be paired with beers, so much so that each package has beer pairing recommendations printed on them.  Pop in and have a snack and a sip!

2011 Beaujolais for the New York Times Wine School

We’re very excited for the second edition of Eric Asimov’s wine school in the NY Times and the opportunity to be home-schooled on wine.  This month Eric features 2011 Beaujolais.  Unfortunately all of the bottles he spotlights are out of stock and even the ones he mentions in his April 2013 article are currently unavailable in NY.  But never fear!  Your intrepid local wine store is here!  With all the praise Eric lavishes on the 2011 vintage we found 2 bottle of Beaujolais, one regular Beaujolais Villages and one from the Julienas, a named appellation and both from renowned producer Pascal Granger.  Grab a bottle (or two), pop the cork and get thee to the discussion forum.

Cheers!

Pascal Granger Beaujolais Villages 2011 ($16)

Pascal Granger Beaujolais Julienas 2011 ($21)

To order, call us at (718) 797-9463.  We ship nationwide and deliver locally by bike and in Manhattan and Brooklyn by van.

#provisionspix PIZZA

Our April  instagram theme has been decided, and it is PIZZA! We’re giving you all month to practice and enter for a chance to win a $25 Greene Grape Gift Certificate!

Entering is easy, because we’ve done the hard work for you! We make fresh pizza dough with organic flour – all you have to do is let your creativity run wild. House made mozzarella – plain or smoked, prosciutto and baby arugula? Vegan cheese, zucchini and local honey? Fontina, Castelvetrano olives and meatballs?

Make your pie, and while it’s cooling, snap a ‘gram, hashtag it #provisionspix and don’t forget to tag us @greenegrape.

Enter as many times as you’d like by April 30th. The most “likes,” wins!

We ain’t afraid of no ghost

The shelves of Provisions are being freshened up for Spring, and we’re excited to highlight a few of our newest products around the store!

From Portland, OR, we’ve got Jacobsen Salt Co., with their Hand-Harvested Pure Sea Salt, Shaped like pyramids similar to Maldon, these crunchy flakes are gathered about an hour’s drive away. Plain in 4oz pouches, or flecked with bright red Smoked Ghost Chili, this salt perfectly accent your fresh Spring veggies.

To us, warm weather means grilling, and our bread department is ready for burgers and dogs with Rudi’s. We can take special orders for Gluten Free versions, too! And if you need something to hold your favorite flavor of ice cream – and may we suggest Adirondack‘s newest, Banana Chip, we’ve now got cones! Let’s Do Organic Sugar Cones and Wafer Cones are just the thing to take your frozen desserts on the go!

#ProvisionsPix Instagram Contest!

For one week, March 24-31, snap a shot of your best RAMEN dish, for a chance to win a $10 PROVISIONS GIFT CARD, and have your photo featured on our web site!

How to play:

*Make a dish featuring SUN RAMEN NOODLES, and take a photo.

*Hashtag #ProvisionsPix and tag us at @GreeneGrape

*Hashtag the main ingredients so you can share your recipe! For example:

#provisionspix  @greenegrape #ramennoodles #miso #porkbelly #chickensausage #zucchini #lemongrass #eggplant #blacksesameseeds #duckegg

*Get the most “likes” by Monday, March 31, and you win – simple as that! Enter as many times as you like!

Need some inspiration? Start with our house made Pork Tonkotsu Broth or Chicken Broth, and then visit the butchers or our dairy cases for some proteins and eggs. Add in your favorite vegetables, and top it off with your favorite seeds and spices.

We’ll change the ingredient every month, so keep a look out for April’s #ProvisionsPix contest.