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Life Cafe 983 Dinner Specials

4.27-5.3

 APPETIZER

 HOUSEMADE JALAPEÑO POPPERS

7.99

Served with chipotle mayo

 

ENTREÉS

 GRILLED FLANK STEAK CAPRESE

16.99  

Topped with roasted red peppers, basil, spinach and fresh mozzarella and a brown sauce and served with mashed potatoes

 GRILLED SALMON TERIYAKI

14.99  

Served with julienne vegetables and white rice

 BREADED PORK CHOP

14.99  

Served with roasted potatoes in a sherry wine sauce and mixed vegetables

 

DESSERT SPECIAL

 CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA-WALNUT CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm

 



Life Cafe 983 Dinner Specials

 Week of 4.20-4.26

 

APPETIZER

CRAB CAKES

7.99

Served over a house salad and tartar sauce

 

ENTREÉS

FLANK STEAK

16.99  

With a demi glaze and served with

mashed potatoes and broccoli

 BLACKENED SALMON FILET

14.99  

With a béarnaise sauce and served with

couscous and green beans

PENNE PASTA

12.99  

With Italian hot sausage, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, broccoli and topped with goat cheese

 

DESSERT SPECIAL

 CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA-WALNUT CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm


Dinner Specials for Life Cafe 983-4.13-4.19

4.13-4.19

 APPETIZER

 STEAMED MUSSELS

7.99

With a bacon-jalapeno cream sauce and served with

Garlic bread

 

ENTREÉS

HANGER STEAK

16.99  

With a balsamic reduction and served with

mashed potatoes and green beans

 BROILED BROOK TROUT

13.99  

With a basil, caper, garlic, white wine sauce and served

with white rice and broccoli

 BRAISED SHORT RIBS

14.99  

Served with garlic mashed potatoes and green peas

COCONUT CURRY STIR-FRY

13.99  

Served with organic brown rice and topped with

fried tofu

 

DESSERT SPECIAL

 CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA-WALNUT CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm


Bushflix…7PM Tonight…Great Movies and Drinks Specials!!

Bushflix kicks off tonight at 7PM….We will be featuring Naked Gun and 48 HRS…there will be $6 White Russians and $5 Jack and Cokes…so come on in and relax and enjoys the movies!!


Life Cafe 983 Dinner Specials for the week of 4.6-4.12

4.6-4.12

 APPETIZER

BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS

6.99

Served with chipotle mayo

 ENTREÉS

 SHELL STEAK

16.99  

With a mushroom, bleu cheese sauce and topped with fried onions 

served with mashed potatoes and broccoli

 BROILED SALMON FILET

14.99  

With a garlic, ginger, white wine, butter sauce and served with white rice and julienne vegetables

 VEGAN MEATLOAF

13.99  

With a vegan mushroom gravy and served with baby carrots, green peas and roasted potatoes

DESSERT SPECIAL

 CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA-WALNUT CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm

 



Life Cafe 983 featured artist in April is Lindsay Hutchinson

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Featured Artist Lindsay Hutchinson

Lindsay Hutchinson

Featured Artist of the Month, April 2012

A review by John Sunderland

Exhibition Title:  ‘101 Hipsters’

Lindsay Hutchinson comes over as a quietly modest young woman from what I could tell during the hour or so we spent early this morning as she and her helper faced the monumental task of installing an exhibit of 101 paintings (or so I thought) in the hour prior to opening the café.  In fact there were, 42 or is it 43. No matter; numbers and volume do not really count in this wonderful exhibition.

In essence it appears simple. Some forty small rectangular flat-colored portraits, head and shoulders only, delineated by sinuous black expressive line.  I watched as each came out of the cardboard box and was held up to the wall for positioning. With every new piece it was like being introduced to someone new, and in a way someone you knew, as so many of the faces seemed familiar.

Lindsay’s multiple stylized figurative portraits are taken from her world of Bushwick Hipsterdom; friends and people she knows from the garden and the store, people from her building and the street. The twenty-something, thirty-something burghers of Morganville are here represented, the class of 2011/2012.

Working from observation and photographs Lindsay renders each in a similar process that looks deceptively simple, using line to delineate and provide form and expression and color, often totally unnatural as expressive decoration. Without resorting to caricature, with a sure eye and hand, she manages each time to capture a real sense of the individual.

Labels for groups of people tend to assist in the mental grouping of them all together as a genre. And here to an extent that happens, Hipsters, but only if your eyes aren’t quite open when all the kaleidoscope colors appear like a jar of jelly-beans.  Open more widely and focus and you will find succinct and character-full portrayals you feel you know —  and maybe you do.

You become captivated by the charm of each and the contact with every single person. But then grouped together as they are in blocks of twelve, you really do gain a sense of the quilted community of colorful young souls that make up a large part of the unique Bushwick community.

Deliberately mounted in irregular style, see how the subjects move about and jostle as though in a village of personalities with messages to keep or share.

It is a really wonderful show. We at Life Café hope you enjoy it. Who knows; you might see yourself up there!

Lindsey Hutchinson, originally from Indiana, is a local artist living and working in Bushwick. She says of this exhibition: “I am a Hipster. You are a Hipster. That dude over there is a Hipster.” Never was a truer word said.