Saturday, December 04, 2010

Pine Tree Market Now Open, Brunch Comes Back to Bristen's

The shelves are stocked, the window displays are shining, and the balloon arch is out - Pine Tree, the new organic market from the owner's of Nam's in the old Nairobi's Knapsack space, is officially open. The lady and I just took a stroll through, and were thoroughly impressed: the selection is huge, the place looks beautiful (lots of golden wood and stainless steel), and on top of the stuffed-to-bursting shelves and coolers, they've got a sidebar with coffee by the pound and cup, a gelato bar with at least a dozen flavors, and an impressive little raised alcove with seating and a sushi bar. According to SYA on Brooklynian they'll be handing out free samples of the sushi later today, and they'll also be offering Korean fare including bibimbap soon. Go check it out today (photos coming soon)!

Also, Bristen's, which has gone over to an East Asian noodle and dumplings menu for dinner (a menu that's a surprisingly well-kept secret - I went in the other day and had a huge bowl of tasty noodles for $4.95), will be bringing back their brunch menu (by popular demand) as of this weekend.

6 comments:

  1. YES! Can't wait to check it out.

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  2. Went into the market today. Looks pretty good- especially the sushi bar with year-round seating in the back green-house room. Talked to one of the owners who told us that Nam's is going to expand to include a fish market next year.

    -spnder

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  3. Excellent selection. And, I walked out with a free bag of popcorn to accompany the Sweet & Sara smore I bought for $1 less than the regular Nam's price. (I imagine I benefited from an opening weekend sale and that their prices won't be any less than Nam's.)

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  4. Bristens is going to need to step up its game, fast, if it is going to survive.

    Whenever I walk by, that place is empty. ....and I've seen it only advertised on Facebook.

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  5. Pine Tree is empty too - may have been waaaay too ambitious & reliant on a preceived monied demographic that doesn't really exist in CH. Many of Nam's customers are the 10+ years demographic buying fresh produce, not organic junk food.

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  6. Pinetree is a FABULOUS place to go. I go to Pinetree often because it has a great selection of food. Also, I love its organic food and their prices are very reasonable as well. (Even in this economy) The sushi bar at the back is awsome as well. The food is delicious !!!

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