Kudos for African eats in Fort Greene

As mentioned in Brownstoner and written about in the New York Times, Fort Greene is getting noticed for the variety and quality of the African cuisine available within its borders. In addition to the South African Madiba, Kif’s tagines and couscous, Abistro’s black eyed pea fritters and Bati’s injera were noted. Just a few streets away in Clinton Hill we also have Le Grand Dakar. Speaking of African cuisine, does anyone have any information about the Nigerian restaurant that was advertised as going into a storefront on Lafayette near either Adelphi or Carlton? It has been under construction for some time. It would be a nice addition to the neighborhood.

South African Female Winemaker Dinner at Madiba

Madiba is hosting a South African Female Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, March 11.

The cost is $75 and reservations must be made in advance by calling 718.855.9190. See full article for a list of food and wine pairings.

Village Voice: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2009/02/south_african_f.php

What to Bring to Abistro, Fort Greene, when you BYOB

Gnarly Vines offers suggestions on what wine (under $15) to bring when you dine at Abistro

Village Voice: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2009/02/what_to_bring_t_1.php

New Turkish Restaurant Open in Fort Greene

Deniz, a “Turkish Mediterranean” restaurant, has opened at 662 Fulton Street (across the street-ish from the Smoke Joint).

Village Voice: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2009/02/turkish_restaur.php