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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

ARTLIFE

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.


Dinner Specials for Life Cafe 983

3.29-4.5

 APPETIZER

BEAN AND CHEESE EMPANADA

7.29  

Ricotta cheese and pinto beans, served with

salsa verde and sour cream

 

ENTREÉS

 SHELL STEAK

16.99  

With a mushroom marsala sauce and served with mashed potatoes and green beans

 SAUTÉED SALMON FILET

14.99  

With baby bok choy, tomatoes, rosemary and a garlic white wine sauce served with mashed potatoes

 ½ ROASTED CHICKEN

14.99  

Served with Mexican rice and broccoli

 VEGETABLE LASAGNA

12.99  

Served with a house salad

 

DESSERT SPECIAL

CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA-WALNUT CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm

 



Bushflix!!! Starting at 7PM!!

Tonight we got The Truman Show followed by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas!!  Our drink special tonight will be $4 Sixpoint Righteous Ale…so why not come on in and enjoy the show and a cold beer and sit a spell.  See you at 7!


Dinner Specials for Life Cafe 983 -3.16-3.29

3.23-2.29

 APPETIZER

CHICKEN ENCHILADA

7.99  

Topped with jack cheese, sour cream and salsa verde

 

ENTREÉS

 SHELL STEAK AU POIVRE

16.99  

Served with mashed potatoes and broccoli

 GRILLED SALMON FILET

14.99  

With a tropical salsa and served with quinoa and green beans

 PENNE PASTA WITH SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS

14.99  

Also with broccoli and mushrooms in a

Chipotle cream sauce

 

DESSERT SPECIAL

 CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA-WALNUT CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm

 



Best Chili in New York

Life Cafe 983’s Veggie Chili came in as one of the top three in a vote for “Best Chili

Veggie Chili Deluxe

in New York in the NY Daily News “Best Of” column in the March 11, 2012 issue. We are very, very proud, especially since we just revamped the recipe. Six different beans and eight varieties of veggies provide the bulk. Add to that our complex homemade chili paste made with three varieties of dried chilies and the addition of our “secret” soy protein combine to provide a medley of flavors and textures that satisfy every time you eat it. It’s a full and hardy meal alone but it’s an even extra special protein boost when ordered with organic brown rice and your choice of cheese, served along with our baked tortilla chips. Vegetarians rejoice! But it’s so good, our meat eating patrons love it as well.

Read the full article here
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/best-chili-york-brooklyn-star-champ-article-1.1035443


BushFlix Tomorrow night starting at 7PM!!

Bushflix tomorrow night!!! Se7en and Fight Club!!! Come on in and see Brad Pitt, Ed Norton, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey!! We will be featuring $3 Bud and Bud Light!!! All this starting at 7PM!!


New Dinner Specials for Life Cafe 983-Time to get your Irish on!!

3.16-3.22

 APPETIZER

HUMMUS PLATE

6.99  

Served with carrots, celery and whole wheat pita chips

 

ENTREÉS

 GRILLED FLANK STEAK

16.99  

Topped with a mushroom cream sauce and served with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables

CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE

13.99  

Served with boiled potatoes and Dijon mustard

 PENNE PASTA AND GRILLED SALMON

14.99  

With caramelized onions and anchovies

in a garlic butter sauce


REUBEN SANDWICH

9.99  

Corn Beef, sauerkraut, Dijon mustard, chipotle mayo, Swiss cheese on rye bread with house made fries

 

DESSERT SPECIAL

 MIXED BERRY CRÊPE

4.99

Dinner entrees & specials are served 7 Days from 5pm