Life Cafe 983 Dinner Specials 12.09-12.15
HUMMUS PLATE 6.99
Served with pita chips
SIRLOIN STEAK 14.99
With a Mushroom Bleu cheese sauce, topped with fried onions and served with mashed potatoes and broccoli
BROILED SALMON 13.99
Served over fettuccine with sautéed mushrooms in a basil, garlic, butter sauce
BBQ RIBS 14.99
Served with house-made French fries, cole slaw and corn on the cob
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH 12.99
Stuffed with apples, chick peas, seitan and carrots and served with organic brown rice
HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE 4.99
With whipped cream
Try it with Dulce Amore’s vanilla gelato 2.25
Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm
Bushflix tonight @ Life Cafe 983 starting @ 7pm
Tuesday Night is Bushfilx Night @ 983!!
Got the “Meow” starting around 7 then not sure of the what is kicking off around 9 but who cares…so come enjoy a $5 HOT TODDY or $2 PBR all night!! FREE HUGS TONIGHT AS WELL!!! JUST ASK JON THE BARTENDER FOR THEM!!
Julia Sinelnikova at Life Cafe 983
THE VIEW FROM THE BAR
Life Café Bushwick, Artist of the Month
I have been fortunate in my life to live in some beautiful places, and then I came to Bushwick; which to my mind has to be one of the ugliest places on the planet, why else would the artists of the street try to paint it out?
And here this month we have someone who sees beauty where, in daylight at least I see only the beast.
I have been in two minds about Julia’s show. To be honest I think the exhibition on the right hand side of the wall, is truly worthy of comment, but not so the three large paintings on the left, which don’t appear to belong in the company of the rest.
Sunsets and reflected light from natural and unnatural sources transform Bushwick from dusk to dawn; then it becomes a place of mystery, Chirico shadows and possible threat. But high on the rooftops above the streets the greatest show on earth is still playing.
Rather than go for the obvious iconic view of Manhattan set against a flame red sky, Julia looks closer and sees beauty in the momentary passing of light above the shadow blocks of Bushwick, and reminds us that nature gives us a fresh start every morning and wipes the slate clean every night.
It’s not easy to capture fleeting moments, and equally it takes a special skill to capture fleeting moods as the artist does so well with her interiors, where she shows us glimpses of transitory loft-life. We may want to know more but we never shall.
The one piece that really does it for me in this show is, “On the Brink”. This is a painting you could live with, it would always draw you to it; there would always be questions, never a dull moment. It could be a canvas that in the end could drive you mad.
Julia has captured here two people standing together, their naked feet in the moving water. That’s all we know, apart from the delicious fact that this is a moment set to pass and unfold. Quite how- we shall have to wait and see. Time for another glass!