Plates & Records at Greenpoint Food Market this Saturday!


Plates and Records is very happy to participate in Greenpoint Food Market which launches this Saturday. See how one of us organized the darn it thing we couldn’t possibly not contribute something delicious. We’ll probably cook up a storm making savory mini tarts and quiches. If you want to see something at the market to taste and devour give us your suggestions!

See you there!

Saturday, Sept 12 from Noon – 6pm

129 Russell Street between Nassau and Driggs Avenue in duh, Greenpoint!


BBQ at India Street Mural Project


Last Saturday was the opening of the India Street Mural Project and we got to set up a manly grill and BBQ for a couple hundred visitors who came to enjoy the beautiful murals, awesome live music, and of course, delicious food. Joann helps with organization for North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition, a public art advocacy group whose first project was the mural and plans to continue beautifying the neighborhood with various projects.


After a pizza induced meeting and a daylong of shopping and prepping we arrived at the mural site with simple beef burgers and veggie burgers made from bulgar wheat, pinto beans, soy sauces and some spices. It was a condiment friendly BBQ stand where each burger was typically donned with perilla leaves and lettuce from our backyard, yogurt infused harissa paste and pickled ginger sauce to be dolloped atop each well rounded juicy burger. There were also your staple tomatoes, onions, cheese, ketchup, mustard, and relish in case you weren’t daring enough to exoticize the burgers with our very special sauces.


We were very proud of our combination of perilla leaves and harissa paste, whose cilantro-mint-ish rugged texture and roasted pepper and chili mash blended together with such a kick ass blow it caused some to yelp nearly inappropriate phrases of pleasure and contentment. We’re pretty sure this will be the start of a new burger trend.

We also made homemade lemonade infused with either mint or rosemary. We stood there hand squeezing 120 lemons and nearly broke our wrists off but it was such a delicious drink that we don’t mind laboring over them again.

Thank you to all our friends who came to support and flip a burger or two. Special thank you to punk ass sister Julie whose money counting and collecting skills are incomparably off the hook.