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Archive for February 2010

Welcome to Wednesday at 983!!

Technically it is hump day! that is if you weren’t fortunate enough to have off this past Monday to celebrate President’s Day.  So why not come on in and relax during Happy Hour today from 3pm-7pm and 11pm till close! Enjoy a tasty cold beverage, some great food, and just chill!!


Battleship for Booze at 983!!

Feeling a little bored and let down after your Valentine’s day weekend?!  Then come on in and have a little fun playing Battleship for Booze!!  For every hit you get, we will buy your next drink…so what do you have to lose?!?!


Bushflix at Life Cafe 983

Tonight, along with 1/2 price bottle of wine with the purchase of 2 entrees, we will be showing the movies Superstar and The Blues Brothers .  So come on in and enjoy some drinks and some movies!!


New Riddle Raffle – Life Cafe 983


Figit & the Weed



by John Sunderland, Artistic Director/Co-Owner 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

2/11-2/17

APPETIZER

STEAMED MUSSLES 5.99
in a cilantro, jalapeno, lime broth with garlic bread

ENTREES

SURF N’ TURF 16.99  
filet mignon with shrimp in a brandy sauce
served with mashed potatoes and asparagus
ROASTED SALMON 12.99
in a pineapple coconut sauce
served with a warm barley, apple and cranberry salad
SEARED PORK LOIN 12.99
in a marsala mushroom sauce
with mashed potatoes and broccoli
SESAME SOY GRILLED TOFU 11.99
With julienned vegetables and brown rice

DESSERTS

MOCACCINO CHEESECAKE 3.99
home made with espresso and melted chocolate
THREE BERRY PIE 3.99
with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries


NEW – Whisk(e)y Flights
Try 3 whisk(e)ys from your favorite
whisk(e)y making region
AT LIFE CAFÉ 983
From Scotland – $18
Caol Ila 12yr – Laphroaig 10yr – Talisker 10yr
From Kentucky – $14
Basil Hayden’s – Woodford Reserve – Knob Creek


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

FREE GLASS OF CHAMPANGE

With the purchase of any 2 entrees

On Valentine’s Day


Dinner Specials & Daily Deals E. Village

SERVED 7 DAYS FROM  5:00 PM till close

Now Available February 2010

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

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

CHICKEN FAJITAS
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Sizzling plate of white meat chicken,w/ green & red peppers & onions in a spicy sauce.  Served with soft tortillas, Mexican rice & black Beans 13.99

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

HAPPY HOUR

EVERY DAY 4-7PM & 10-12AM

$2 OFF EVERYTHING FROM THE BAR

DAILY DEALS

MONDAY 1/2 PRICE BOTTLE OF WINE
(W/PURCHASE OF 2 BIG PLATES OR 2 SPECIAL ENTREES)

TUESDAY FREE 16OZ DRAFT BEER
(W/PURCHASE OF ANY SANDWICH)

WEDNESDAY FREE DESSERT (CHOICE OF 3)
(W/PURCHASE OF A BIG PLATE OR SPECIAL ENTRÉE)

THURSDAY FREE 16OZ DRAFT BEER
(W/PURCHASE OF ANY LIFE BURGER)

FRIDAY 1/2 PRICE MARGARITAS PITCHERS


BEER SPEAK @ LIFE CAFE 983

One Great Mistake

By Andy Mills, Bar Manager

Imagine, years and years ago, a time before we had refrigerated trucks, before we had cars or even electricity.  Even during such a primitive time period (by our standards anyway) people were still squeezing into pubs, taverns and inns all throughout the world in search of great beer.  To make sure they found what they needed, some establishments would make it right there on the spot.  Others lacked the ingenuity, space or time to dedicate to the ever so involved process of making a great pint.  These places decided they wanted to have beers anyway.

…a couple can leave you happy yet crippled at the same time. I know, it happened to me last night…

It seems simple to us, out source it and ship it in.  Well, it didn’t quite work so easily during a cold winter in Bavaria when the only means of transportation was a horse drawn carriage.  They still tried.  The side affect was the beer would partially freeze before arriving to the taverns.  Now, if we look at the situation scientifically, we could deduce that since alcohol freezes at a much lower temperature than water, we can make an educated guess that what comes out of a half frozen keg of beer is not quite as timid as it was originally intended to be.  This was the fortunate birth of the ice beer.

Most examples of this style are frightening; Natural Ice, Bud Ice, Molson Ice.  You know, the kind of beer that you are forced to drink when you walk into a college party accidentally because the hot younger girl you were dating at the time insisted and you happen to be the oldest person in the room by too many years…  That’s the stuff.  However, when done correctly, bliss may be achieved.  Here is, I think, my favorite ice beer in the market.

Scheinder Aventinus Eisbock
Germany
ABV: 12%

The original Aventinus is an extremely famous (amongst beer geeks anyways) Dopple Weissen Bock.  This means essentially, that it is a hearty lager made from wheat and double the ingredients of the typical beer in the same amount of water, leaving a fuller flavor and happily, more alcohol.  To make their eisbock, Scheinder froze this already intimidating beer and removed a portion of the water, leaving an even more potent brew.  Remarkably, the end product is extremely smooth and will fool you if you are not careful.  At 12%, a couple can leave you happy yet crippled at the same time.  I know, it happened to me last night…


MOBY, tonight at Life Cafe

He said he’d stick to the same dish he had back in 1989. What was it? Seitan Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, of course!


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

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm

2/04-2/10

APPETIZER

CHICKEN MOLE ENCHILADA 4.99

ENTREES

SIRLOIN STEAK 14.99  
in a balsamic reduction
served with mashed potatoes and asparagus

STUFFED TILAPIA 13.99
with shrimp and crabmeat
served with brown rice and snow peas

STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST 13.99
with roasted red pepper and asparagus, wrapped in bacon and topped with goat cheese, served with mashed potatoes

SHRIMP AND FETTUCCINI 11.99
with artichoke hearts, tomato and basil pesto

DESSERTS

MOCHACCINO CHEESECAKE 3.99
home made with espresso and melted chocolate

THREE BERRY PIE 3.99
with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries


NEW – Whisk(e)y Flights

Try 3 whisk(e)ys from your favorite
whisk(e)y making region
AT LIFE CAFÉ 983

From Scotland – $18
Caol Ila 12yr – Laphroaig 10yr – Talisker 10yr

From Kentucky – $14
Basil Hayden’s – Woodford Reserve – Knob Creek