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Dinner Specials-East Village

APPETIZER

LEEKS BRUSCHETTA $7.99


Portobello Mushrooms and Leeks on

Italian Bread topped with a Merlot Sauce.

ENTRÉES

GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN FILET $14.99


Wrapped in Bacon and topped by a Pepper Sauce with Sautéed Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

MUSHROOM RISOTTO $13.99

With Spinach, Garlic, Olive Oil, Salmon and a dash of Truffle Oil.

CHICKEN POT PIE $13.99


With Chicken, Celery, Carrots, Green Peas,Pearl Onions and Potatoes

And a fresh baked Pastry Puff.

SHEPHERD’S PIE $12.99


With Sautéed Celery, Carrots, Onions, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Green Peas, Ground Beef and Gratin Mashed Potatoes.

GUINNESS SLOW-STEWED BEEF $13.99


With Sautéed Celery, Carrots, Onions, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Beef

and Mashed Potatoes.


LIFE CAFÉ 983 named “BEST WINGS IN BROOKLYN 2011”

Best Wings in Brooklyn Competition Logo

Saturday February 12, Kathy Kirkpatrick and Matthew Kopel set up their table at Red Star Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to compete in the second annual “Best Wings in Brooklyn” competition. This was Life’s first time in the competition, which was invitation only.

Positioned right by the front door, Life Café veteran server Matthew Kopel greeted each of the 1,500 attendees with a warm bearded smile. The wait for some to come in from the cold for the wing-stravaganza had been as long as 3 ½ hours.

As each wave of customers were allowed into the two-story bar, Matthew tossed Life Café’s famous “Brutal” wings (a secret recipe, guarded by our long-time chef Hector) while Kathy made sure everyone had the condiments and napkins they might require. Wing after wing was sauced and distributed, and many came around on their way out to finish as they had started, declaring “You guys were the best.”

Matthew & Kathy at the Wing Competition 2011

As the day continued, it became clear that Life Café’s wings were more than just popular, they were great. The judges asked for a second round of wings, because, and the competition got even hotter.

Kathy brought reinforcements in the form of her husband John Sunderland and Life Café manager Andy Mills. Soon after, Matthew served the last of the 120 lbs. of wings, and they all shared an anticipatory beer.

Once the judges had announced third place (last year’s winner, Super Wings of Crown Heights) and second place (Bonnie’s of Park Slope) there was a pause where the Life Café posse knew that they had won. And they had!

Best Wings in Brooklyn 2011 Plaque

Life Café 983 makes wings in a scale of flavors: Mild; Medium; Brutal; Suicidal; and Texas Barbeque. (NB: “Brutal” just means “Hot” and “Suicidal” is “Extra Hot” but neither are too extreme!)

While winning was great, the best things about the day were the contribution made to FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY, and the commoradarie amongst the contestants. Whether it was the amazing ladies at SuperWings, the “Ultimate Wingman” or the fine gentlemen of Keg and Lantern, Life Café made friends Saturday, and friends are what Life is all about.

Additional Coverage:

MetroMix

L Magazine

Queens Ledger (Video! Watch for Matthew at 2:06)

Facebook

The Boken

Forking Tasty


Texas by way of Life Cafe 983

Life Café 983’s Texas Burger will remind you why you love burgers.  The Texas Burger is an 8-oz beef patty with Life’s special seasonings on a perfectly grilled sesame seed bun.  It’s smothered with melted cheddar cheese, three crispy bacon strips AND to top it off, a fried egg!  You get fresh lettuce, red onions and pickles on the side.

This particular Specialty Burger is hard to handle with one hand.  Every bite is an explosion of wholesome goodness; yolk oozes out of your mouth and the sound of crunchy bacon travels across the room.  It could be a little messy, but as Anthony Bourdain would  say, “You can’t be afraid to work for your food – you gotta get in there.” It’s also served with delicious, crispy-brown, seasoned house fries for the perfect accompaniment. Without a doubt, you won’t be hungry after this meal!


Life Cafe 983 Diaries – Katie

A glimpse at the culture surrounding Life Cafe 983

Life Cafe 983 Diaries – Katie from Joseph Lingad on Vimeo.


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

2/17-2/24

APPETIZER

BOCCONCINI 6.99
bite sized Italian cheese balls
over a roasted red peppers, asparagus and basil salad

ENTREES

BACON WRAPPED FILET MIGNON 18.99
three medallions topped with crumbled gorgonzola
served with mashed potatoes and green beans

SAUTEED SALMON FILLET 13.99
With fresh tomatoes and capers in a lemon butter sauce
served with white rice and collard greens

VEGETABLE LASAGNA 12.99
served with a side salad

DESSERTS

CREPE 4.99
with banana, chocolate chips and candied walnuts
or
mixed berries

MOCHACCINO CHEESECAKE 4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm


Dinner Specials for East Village-2.4

APPETIZER

FRIED CALAMARI $7.99

Served with a Chipotle Sauce and Marinara Sauce

CHICKEN TOSTADAS $7.99

Black Beans, Chicken, Salsa de Arbol, Lettuce and Cotija Cheese

GOAT CHEESE AND APPLE SALAD $7.99

Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese, Granny Smith Apples, Candied Walnuts, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms and tossed in a Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

ENTREES

CAPRESE SANDWICH $11.99

Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Basil served in an Italian Bread brushed with Garlic, Olive Oil and Parmesan and served with French Fries

PENNE POMODORO $13.99

Penne Pasta tossed with Tomatoes, Garlic, Fresh Basil, Marinara Sauce and topped with Jack Cheese

CHICKEN ROLLATINI $13.99

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach and Goat Cheese topped with Basil Marinara and served with Brown Rice

EGGPLANT NAPOLEON $13.99

Fried Eggplant topped with Mozzarella Cheese and Marinara Sauce served with Mesclun Salad

PHILLY CHEESE STEAK $13.99

Skirt Steak topped with Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms served with French Fries