("Dorothy" was here...at the front of Café Habana - you can click to enlarge)
You may recall, the other day, when I posted about the posing weirdness in the latest Anthropologie catalog....? Well, it seemed that Courtney and Porter just bypassed "Dorothy" altogether and commented more on her location indicated by the painted wall behind her....Café Habana. So I had to do some sleuthing. I mean if there's the potential for a decent meal after fashion mockery...I'm lookin' into it!
Uh...yeah....this place sounds amazing! Cafe Habana is in New York's Nolita neighborhood but there is also a second location in Brooklyn called Habana Outpost. First off...Uncle is gonna saddle up to a Cafe con Leche, Chilaquiles Verde con Pollo, with a Michelada to wash it all down. (What's a "Michelada"? Ask Cheryl!) Hey, I gotta build up my strength for lunch don't I? I mean, I gotta get to Brooklyn for lunch and that's gonna take some energy! (Yes, yes, as will the shopping...I admit it.)
(Inside Café Habana)
(Inside Café Habana)
(The Habana Outpost.)
So the Brooklyn location, Habana Outpost, is all uber-eco! You wanna throw some cheese-slathered roasted corn in my direction while basking under a solar panel awning? Bring it! Compostable and biodegradable place settings made from corn and sugar cane, water reclamation system, and even a make-your-own smoothie with a bicycle-powered blender (Though...maybe not so great on those "recovery" mornings...know what I'm sayin'?). Owner Sean Meehan even holds art, fashion, and music events at the Outpost (not surprising, perhaps, as Sean's one of the original folks behind Etsy). Etc., etc., etc. There's so much going on it's exhausting! Which works out well 'cause I'm gettin' hungry for Mexican Style Grilled Corn (Miss Courtney got their recipe!), a Torta de Queso Blanco y Aguacate and a Margarita...or two. What? It does an eco-conscious body good! Doesn't it? (Bee? Paul? Wha'dya think?)
Courtyard at the Habana Outpost. I could tough it out! But I'm strong like that.
Sidenote: Can someone please explain to me how a restaurant in New York/Brooklyn can afford to serve Brunch plates for $7/$8 and Sauza Margaritas for $7.50, but we're slopping down $12 Bacon & Eggs and $11/$12 Margaritas in Seattle?!?! Illuminate my mind on that one!(All photos from Cafe Habana website.)