Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Shameless Name Dropping

I have trouble sometimes recognizing my face in the mirror, so I can't confirm or deny it, but the rumor is out there...

"Did you hear that Frances McDormand and Joel Coen were in Schnack on Saturday."

"Breaking news! Just got word from a friend Frances McDormand apparently
yelled out of their car, "the burgers are great!"

Whoever they were, we hope that they enjoyed themselves; the same wish we have for every customer. We figure there is no way we can actually take over the world unless people like the tiny burgers!

Monday, March 29, 2004

TV Time

It's been a few months in the making. Tonight, if the tea leaves we call TV Guide, are correct the episode of Cookin' In Brooklyn called "Opening Night" will air.  It's the story of Schnack!

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Party Time

In like a lion and out with a party. March seems to have been party central at Schnack, so we wanted to thank everyone who has had a party at Schnack in the last few weeks.

Thinking of having a party? Ideally, for any group between 8 and 25 people we have great deals starting at $20.00 per person for 2 hours (all you can eat and drink!). It's more expensive but you can also close down Schnack for a totally private party up to 75 people.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Kids Parties

Kids parties will soon be offered at Schnack. These will be pre-priced parties with a variety of themes. There is a broad range of prices, options, and themes, from balloons and food at Schnack to cooking parties, drawing parties with local cartoonist Eric Cherry, and electronic adventures for all ages at CyberXpress. If you're currently planning a party for any child from age 8 to 16 and would like to talk to our party planner please give us a call at 718 855 2879.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

New Year's

You might think it's a bit late to be talking about New Year's... BUT with Spring almost in the air let's think back to those nice cold windy days of winter..

picture of Schnack on New Years' Eve.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

More PR

There's a nice write-up on us in NY Newsday Bargain Bites... but they did get the dog wrong. We use Stahl-Meyer.

"Schnack. Don't, for heaven's sake, call it junk food. Those hot dogs come from Niman Ranch, after all. And what could be more sublime than the mini-burgers capped with cheese? If you're looking for something more substantial, there are fish-and-chips, and main courses like roast pork. (122 Union Street; 718-855-2879)"

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Dine In Brooklyn

When Time Out New York predicted that Manhattan was the NEXT Brooklyn, it really set the tone for those of us who really feel Brooklyn isn't some part of NYC that, "you don't go to."  For many of us, Brooklyn is the most interesting part of NYC -- Where we live, work, play and hmmm Eat!

For those in the know, Brooklyn has been part of NYC since the boroughs came together in 1898. So it's no surprise that when Brooklyn "City Hall" put together a "dining" program, the price per meal has been set to $18.98.  Now, that's a great price to pay for a 3-course meal, except of course if your're at Schnack where, well, that doesn't just buy a meal, it buys a feast!

So keeping with our "Schnack" tradition of putting our own spin on things, the $18.98 special at Schnack will be a meal for TWO; it will include everything from beer to coffee.

It isn't final, but what we are considering is:

2 Med Schwags or 2 Cokes
6 Singles with Cheese
Onion Rings (the best in NYC!)
Small Fries
Warm Banana Chocolate Bread Pudding or a Schnack style Brownie
Tea or Coffee for two

Let us know what you think!

Saturday, March 13, 2004


We have four main specials running. The longest running special is our sauteed greens with garlic. We have Thai Turkey fingers, and we also have Smoked Chicken, both of which have been well recieved. The newest addition is some St. Louis style Pork Ribs cooked Texas BBQ Style (sez Alan).

Schnack softball

We are talking to the team we sponsored last year to see if we can sponsor them again.

Friday, March 12, 2004

More Daisey

More from Mike Daisey:


Upcoming subjects of ALL STORIES ARE FICTION feature the following
provocative titles:

(The glorious trash of The City.)

(Good reasons why we never win.)

(A forgotten art rediscovered.)

On March 17th I'll be performing at WYSIWYG, where the topic is "The
Ides Of March: Stories of Love, Friendship and Betrayal" with a number
of other folks. Full details are available at

I recently created a comedy piece for WNYC's THE NEXT BIG THING with
Steve Bodow, Mary Purdy and Curtis Fox about new liberal radio
networks--it gave me the chance to channel Rush Limbaugh, which was
great fun. You can listen to the episode here:

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air and we are finally getting walkers again, rather than just drivers coming to Schnack. It's not so rare these days to talk to a table and find out they walked 10 or 20 blocks or more to get to Schnack!

We are planning some St. Paddy's Day fare, but nothing special in the brew department since our prices allow you to celebrate any day!