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Archive for April 2011

Dinner Specials at East Village

APPETIZERS

$7.99

POTATO SKINS

Topped with Bacon, Scallions, Peppers and Cheddar Cheese with Sour Cream

CURRY FRENCH FRIES

House made French Fries topped with Curry Sauce and melted Jack and Cheddar Cheese

ENTRÉES

LINGUINI PASTA $13.99

Marinara Sauce, Breaded Chicken and topped with Monterey Jack Cheese

VEGETABLE RISOTTO $13.99

With Portobello Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes and a dash Truffle Oil

STEAK OR CHICKEN FAJITAS $13.99

Served with Mexican Rice, Black Beans and Flour Tortillas

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST $13.99

Served over a Rice-Corn Pudding, Julienne Vegetables and Pico de Gallo


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

4/21-4/27

APPETIZER

BAKED STUFFED MUSSELS 6.99
with chorizo in a garlic wine sauce
and served with garlic bread

ENTREES

GRILLED BONELESS RIBEYE 15.99
with garlic mashed potatoes and French beans

BROILED SALMON FILET 12.99
in a mint butter sauce served with white rice and broccoli

FETTUCINNI WITH SAUTEED CHICKEN 11.99
with asparagus and roasted red peppers
in a basil garlic white wine sauce

DESSERTS

CREPE 4.99
with banana, chocolate chips and candied walnuts
or

mixed berries

MIXED BERRY TART 4.99
with pastry cream

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm


OVER THE BAR at Life Café

An occasional series about extraordinary people and their work.

An illuminating encounter with PRANA.

By Life Café’s resident artist, John Sunderland

Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher are regulars at Life Café Bushwick.They’ve lived in and around Bushwick for sixteen years and as Chris says “been artists all our lives”. Having shown collaboratively many times, their next joint piece is called “Symphony in D Minor”, an interactive video and sound installation to be exhibited in the Skybox at 2424 studios, Philadelphia, PA.

PRANA, Chris’s recent highly engaging installation, supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council has been a major draw at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn over the last two months. Having been voted ‘best in show’, its run ends April 24th.

As I discovered recently, the experience of visiting it (and that’s what it felt like- a visit) is something that stays with you afterwards.

About eight feet high and twenty-five feet long, the piece is large but not so that you can’t view it as a whole. Illuminated from an invisible source, thousands of white spheres glow in clusters, against a black background, dimming independently in soft pulses. This gives the whole piece the impression of a breathing light. But its more than a relic from a sixties sci-fi flick!

Though PRANA dominated the centers’ ground floor, as I came in from the bright street the subtle impact was not immediately evident. But then as my eyes adjusted, it reached out and touched me, drawing me to it like an oracle in a Brooklyn Delphi.

PRANA’S power of attraction connects through a deeply felt impression that there’s a non-human presence in the room, something organic, strange and alien, not disturbing or frightening, but definitely something alive.

As I came closer, it felt like I was having an encounter with something elemental, something from a different realm. Closer still and it appeared to react to my presence, pulsing quicker in the area directly in front of me, as though it was nervous or challenged, and any moment might shoot off like an alien spaceship or a nervous ghost. There were two other people standing there in front, and PRANA was reacting to them too.

To me, the memorable power of the installation was the anamorphic impression that not only did it have life; it had emotions too! This suspension of disbelief is the magic of Chris’ original and wonderful piece.

As I write, sadly in a few days the benign alien presence that is PRANA will depart this planet on its continuing mission- to encounter and communicate with other life forms on other worlds.


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

4/14-4/20

APPETIZER

WARM BOCCONCINO 6.99
wrapped with fresh basil, and roasted red pepper
served with a basil caper vinaigrette over a salad

ENTREES

HERBED GRILLED BONELESS RIBEYE 15.99
with broccoli and a baked potato with cheddar

PUMPKIN CRUSTED SALMON 12.99
served with a pumpkin seed jalapeno cream sauce
and with white rice

DESSERTS

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

MIXED BERRY TART 4.99
with pastry cream

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm


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

4/11-4/17

APPETIZER

FLASH FRIED CALAMARI 6.99
with a fra Diablo dipping sauce

ENTREES

FILET MIGNON 16.99  
in mushroom marsala cream sauce
with mashed potatoes and asparagus

GRILLED TUNA STEAK 12.99
in a soy lime cilantro sauce
with white rice and broccoli

RIGATONI PRIMAVERA 12.99
served with chicken parmesan

DESSERTS

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

CHEESECAKE 4.99
Either regular or coffee

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm


WEEKLY DINNER SPECIALS AT EAST VILLAGE

APPETIZERS

$7.99

POTATO SKINS

With Bacon, Scallions, Peppers and Cheddar Cheese with Sour Cream

POTATO PANCAKES

Served on a bed of Mixed Greens topped with a Cinnamon Apple Sauce

CURRY FRENCH FRIES

House made French Fries topped with Curry Sauce and melted Jack and Cheddar Cheese

ENTRÉES

CHICKEN CURRY $13.99

Shredded Chicken topped with Curry Sauce served over Basmati Rice and Broccoli

SALMON RISOTTO $13.99

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

BLACKENED SALMON $13.99

Blackened Salmon topped with a Miso Sauce and served with Sautéed Spinach and Julienne Vegetables

PORTOBELLO PESTO SANDWICH $11.99

Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Sautéed Onions, Pesto Sauce served on an Italian Baguette and a Mixed Green Salad


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

4/1-4/7

APPETIZER

STRIPED SEABASS TEMPURA 6.99
over an asian cole slaw with a soy based dipping sauce

ENTREES

FILET MIGNON 16.99
in a red wine mushroom sauce
with mashed potatoes and asparagus

YELLOW PLANTAIN CRUSTED SALMON 12.99
in a guava sauce
with white rice and French beans

½ ROASTED CHICKEN 12.99
with mashed potatoes and broccoli

DESSERTS

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

CHEESECAKE 4.99
Either regular or coffee

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm