Friday, November 28, 2003

It's a good time to THANK everyone who has helped make the first few months of Schnack a success! We hope everyone is enjoying themselves with friends and family this weekend. For those of you in NYC/Brooklyn, Schnack is open our normal hours and is serving up all our regular goodies + a few specials.

We had a private party on Thanksgiving day and that went over really well. Our menu included:

Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Shrimp Cocktail
Cheese Plate
Turkey (wild)
Garlic Mashed
Sweet Potato Mashed
Mashed Squash
Steamed Broccoli
Kale with white vinegar and black pepper
Roasted Fennel and Onions
Chipotle Cranberry Sauce
regular Cranberry Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Bread Pudding
Assorted Pies
Aunt Bertha's Fudge!
Home Style Ice Cream!

Tuesday, November 25, 2003


Schnack will be open late on the 26th til 3am with  $1 PBR all day/night.

Schnack will be closed for a private party on Tuesday. We will be open again on Friday.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Specials Again

We have a few current specials. We are running the last of the stuffed Cabbage. We have Judy's Sweet & Sour Beef Brisket with P.O.D. and a small salad ($6) or as a Hero ($5).

A new dish, perhaps never before made anywhere before it emerged from the creative gnomes at Schnack, is Polish Congee, otherwise known as Rice Porridge. It's more on the thick and creamy side (no dairy) than as it's traditionally made; it's normally soupier and thinner. It contains Japanese short grain rice, water, Schnack Salt, Polish bacon, Kielbasa (both from Jubilat), onion, garlic and of course lots of Brooklyn water! + a secret ingredient.

It's only our first attempt so it's likely to get better next time we make it, but it's pretty good already. We are especially thankful to Chef Alvin Koh who gave us a few suggestions to start us off, and to our business neighbor Mrs. Lee who had a few suggestions of her own. Also, thanks to Sally at CyberExpress for taste testing.

Read more about Alvin Koh here and here

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Specials and Soups

For the remainder of the week we are running "Judy's Sweet & Sour Brisket" with P.O.D. and a small salad. We also have some special bread from Caputo's which should help soak up the sauce. Everything is available "while it lasts".

Although Alan has been busy helping Jim get LaRosa & Son up and running (tonight is opening night. I'll be there at 5pm to get some!), we had a quick talk about adding some soups to the special menu. We are probably going to do one soup a week for the next few weeks. We will do more Schav, but also some more traditional soups like split pea (sez Alan).

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

LaRosa & Son

A reminder that LaRosa & Son will open tomorrow at 5pm at 98 Smith St. (Smith between Atlantic and Pacific)

Monday, November 17, 2003

Menu News

We have made all of the final adjustments to our newest menu. We had been using the new format for take-out for much of the last month but our in-house menu has been lagging behind as we searched for a suitable format. We will be changing format again in a few months, but the "new" current format is much better than the previous.  It's 8.5 x 11 and as such is easier to read.

Most of the items on the menu remain the same. The Hippie Dog was reduced in price. The Egg Cream was removed (but we still make them!), and the Veggie Duck and the Bread Pudding have been added on a "full time" basis.
Suzanne, a friend of Schnack and a recent mother,  let me know that having stayed home for the last 3 weeks following the birth, her first "outside" meal was at Schnack. We wish the parents and child good health and encourage everyone else to visit Schnack in your moment of "culinary need!"

the Real Naked Chef

Schnack had a visit from Alvin Koh, Chef/Owner of Singapore's Porridge King chain. He especially enjoyed our Spicy Pear Chutney. He also took time to do a photoshoot. Those pictures aren't available but he is well known for using his famous body in the promotion of Porridge King. Twice he was Mr. Asia ('92 & '93) in his weight class. Here is a link to some pictures of him. He did leave us a recipe which we hope to run some time in the future as a special. In the meantime if you're traveling to Singapore please be sure to stop by Porridge King.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Stuffed Cabbage

Our special this Saturday and Sunday will be Stuffed Cabbage. Also, a reminder that our brunch is now 11am to 3pm and 10pm to 1am EVERY Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Another week

Once again Friday finds Schnack increasingly busy. We do have one problem which is that our heater isn't heating as well as we would like... Alan is going to check in to it.

Friday, November 07, 2003

PBR One Dollar

Each week we go through a few cases (sometimes more) of PBR - Pabst Blue Ribbon.
 I think we sold 2-3 cases on Halloween. That night we ran a regular holiday special we call "$1 PBR." Wednesday isn't the busiest day of the week, so we figured, trying to boost our mid-week numbers, we will introduce a new weekly promotion. Every Wednesday night from 10pm to close PBR is $1. The price for the rest of the week is $1.50

Wednesday, November 05, 2003


We still have a few portions of Schav left and then it will be a few weeks until we have it again. This weekend we are planning on some kind of German stew. Details to follow.

Monday, November 03, 2003


The Schav sold out in just a few days, but we made another batch late on Sunday and that is now ready to be served. Get it while it lasts. Also, we made a new Chutney this weekend. Getting into the "late fall" theme we have a cranberry, mango, orange and onion Chutney that is sweet and savory. We also have the last of our Pear Chutney on sale as well. A side of Chutney is 50 cents. We also have a Hero special for $5.50 -- Turkey, Cream Cheese & Cranberry Chutney!

Saturday, November 01, 2003


We wanted to especially thank the Deedle Deedle Dees and everyone else who helped make Halloween a big success. We stayed busy almost the whole day and we certainly handed out a lot of candy. More interesting, late at night we sold many cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) at $1 a can....a hefty discount from it's normal price of $1.50. I understand we sold a few beer shakes as well.