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Archive for February 2010

Dinner Specials @ Life Cafe 983

FREE DELIVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK
718-386-1133
Ask About Our Daily Specials

Delivery Area:
North to Grand, East to Cypress,
South to Stockholm, West to Broadway
Delivery Hours:

7 DAYS 11 am – Midnight
$10 Delivery Minimum

2/26-3/4

APPETIZER

SALMON TOSTADITOS 4.99
with queso fresco and a tropical salsa

ENTREES

T-BONE STEAK 15.99
in a mushroom sauce
served with mashed potatoes and asparagus

YELLOW PLATAIN CRUSTED SALMON 12.99
in a guava sauce
with white rice and mixed vegetables

RISOTTO PRIMAVERA 11.99
topped with sautéed shrimp
accompanied by a side salad

BBQ BABY BACK RIBS 12.99
Served with fries and cole slaw

DESSERTS

MOCACCINO CHEESECAKE 3.99
home made with espresso and melted chocolate

STRAWBERRY CREPE 3.99
garnished with caramel and chocolate


SERVED 7 DAYS FROM 5:30 PM

EAST VILLAGE SPECIALS
2/26/2010

CHICKEN OR SHRIMP TACOS(3)
Soft tortillas stuffed with shrimp, guacamole, onion, cilantro, cotija cheese and
salsa de arbol served with black beans and Mexican rice 12.99

HOME STYLE BEEF STEW
Slow cooked till tender served with garlic mashed potatoes 12.99

CHICKEN ROLLATINI
Chicken rolled with spinach, prosciutto,
sun dried tomatoes w/ a red wine sauce
.Served w/asparagus and Basmati rice 14.99

SEITAN SAUTEED W/ ASPARAGUS(VEGAN)
Seitan Sautéed in a miso sauce w/ asparagus, onions, julienne vegetables, and spinach, served over brown rice 13.99

EGGPLANT NAPOLEAN
Eggplant layered with fresh Mozzarella & ricotta cheese San Marzano tomato sauce & fresh basil, served w/ salad 12.99

CAPRESE SANDWICH
Fresh Mozzarella, tomato & basil on Italian bread w/ a balsamic vinaigrette
served with salad 9.49


Beer Speak @ Life Cafe 983

What’s Wheat That?
by Andy Mills, Bar Manager Life Cafe 983

Of all the styles of beer present in the world today, the wheat beer is the grand daddy.  The brewing process resembles that of the first beers brewed EVER.  The main reason behind this is due to the additional flavors added to the beer by the wheat.  This was a gigantic bonus in the early stages of the game because early brewers were slow to grasp the irreplaceable presence of hops that we are accustomed to today.  The diversity of wheat in the early days is also something to take into consideration.

…can trace it’s history back to the late 8th century from a small hops garden…

Ever have a Belgian lambic?  Not Lindemen’s, something actually good, like Cantillon.  Cantillon has one of the most traditional styles of brewing in the world, spontaneous fermentation, as many organic products as they can get their fingers on, no filtration, all that stuff, and, it’s made partially from wheat (about 35%). Then there’s Belgian wit biers, dunkle weizens,  weizen bocks, and the ever so popular German style, the hefeweizen.

Now that we have briefly spoke of the oldest living style of brewing in the world, let’s talk about the oldest licensed brewery in the world, Weihenstephaner.  They make a variety of wheat beers ranging from dunkle wies to their flagship hefeweizen, as well as a number of non wheat beers, and they have been doing it for a long time.  The brewery was licensed by the Bavarian government in 1040AD (first ever), but can trace it’s history back to the late 8th century from a small hops garden located on site.  Tradition as well as quality has been what has kept this “brewstorical” mammoth alive all these years.

Now served at Life Cafe 983
Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen
Bavaria, Germany
ABV: 5.4%

In accordance with German law, this lovely style is required to be made with top fermenting yeast, making it an ale.  Although most ales are known to lean more toward heavier beers with longer finishes, this beauty comes out clean as a whistle.  It has a nice hazey yellow color with big white head.  It has a naturally high level of citrus and corriander flavors that pretty much define the style.  Yeast is left unfiltered from the beer making it truly taste alive.  Definitely feels like and original.


Can you sink our Battleship at 983???

It’s Tuesday night and time to play Battleship for Booze tonight from 6pm-12am!!  Come on in and try your skill at sinking one or more of our battleships.  For every correct hit or sinking of a ship we will buy your next drink!! Now how can you argue with that?!  So come on in and take a shot or 2; you just might Sink My Battleship!!


Movie Madness and 1/2 Price Bottle at 983!!

Monday Night Movie Madness!!! Tonight is a Redford and Newman double feature.  We have Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and The Sting! Also tonight we have our 1/2 priced bottles of wine with the purchase of 2 entrees! So come on in and enjoy some great food, cheap wine and some chill moives!


FREE BEER AND OTHER GOODIES !

Daily Deals in the East Village!

FROM 6PM TILL CLOSE

MONDAY:            ½ PRICE BOTTLE OF WINE     W/PURCHASE OF ANY 2 BIG PLATES OR 2 SPECIAL ENTREES

TUESDAY:           FREE 16oz DRAFT BEER
W/PURCHASE OF ANY SANDWICH

WEDNESDAY:   FREE DESSERT (CHOICE OF 3 SELECTIONS)
W/PURCHASE OF ANY BIG PLATE OR SPECIAL ENTREE

THURSDAY:       FREE 16oz DRAFT BEER
W/PURCHASE OF ANY LIFE BURGER

FRIDAY:        ½ PRICE PITCHERS OF MARGARITAS

JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY!

FROM   4PM- 7PM    &     10PM-12AM

$2.00 OFF EVERYTHING FROM THE BAR

*Not to be combined with any other offers.  Limit one free drink per customer


Live Music in the East Village

Join us Monday Night 2/22  for Live Acoustic Music!


The NAKED MUSIC SERIES, with your host The Naked Angel,

Dana Mccoy

An eclectic mix of up and coming and established artists.

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT 8:30 PM

Come on in for great food ,drinks and a good time!!

TUESDAY NIGHT IS JAZZ NIGHT

THIS TUESDAY AT 8:30

THE MARIANO GROPPA TRIO

CLASSICS AND NEW JAZZ!


Sunday night at Life Cafe 983!

Sunday night’s here at Life Cafe 983 are Simpson’s night.  Why not come on down and enjoy some great food and drinks in a fun and relaxing environment and while you are at it watch the Simpson’s  and have a good laugh. Also tonight is $10 pitchers of Brooklyn lager, so grab your friends and come enjoy yourselves!!


Life with Figit & the Weed

by John Sunderland, Co-Owner and Artistic Director of Life Cafe


Dinner Specials @ Life Cafe 983

FREE DELIVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK
718-386-1133
Ask About Our Daily Specials

Delivery Area:
North to Grand, East to Cypress,
South to Stockholm, West to Broadway
Delivery Hours:

7 DAYS 11 am – Midnight
$10 Delivery Minimum

2/18-2/24

APPETIZER

CHILES RELLENO 5.99
with ground beef, apples and cheese
served with a fresh tomato sauce

and a walnut cream sauce

ENTREES

T-BONE STEAK 15.99  
served with fries and asparagus

BROILED TILAPIA 12.99
topped with a mango tequila salsa
served with white rice and broccoli

BEEF STEW 13.99
served with garlic mashed potatoes

SEITAN SAUTEE 10.99
in a spicy soy ginger sauce with mixed veggies
over fettuccini pasta

DESSERTS

MOCHACCINO CHEESECAKE 3.99
home made with espresso and melted chocolate

THREE BERRY PIE 3.99
with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries