For the most part, little inspires us to leave the comfy confines of our couch, save our sacred duty to regularly eat out at restaurants. And as long as we live in Bath Beach, we’ll basically have to continue doing just that, considering the nearest eatery of mention is a branch of the Mexican mini-chain, Mezcal, which recently lost its liquor license. And if you live anywhere in Brooklyn besides Williamsburg, Dumbo, Downtown, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Gowanus, Windsor Terrace, or Park Slope (wow, no Greenpoint?) you’ll have to resist your hermit-like tendencies as well, or, you know, just continue ordering from Seamless.
But if you’re lucky enough to live in the aforementioned neighborhoods, as of today, you’ll have access to the premium restaurant delivery service, Caviar, which (for a $4.99 fee, although it’s free for a limited time) employs a private fleet of messengers to shuttle meals from a carefully curated list of establishments, that otherwise don’t offer delivery (or only provide it within a very limited range). Caviar even hires its own food porn-proficient photographers, to create corresponding images for each dish offered through its attractive, easy-to-use website (and corresponding iPhone app), from the Classic Meatless Lasagna at Brucie to the hand-packed pints at OddFellows and the Ruth Wilensky at Mile End.
And for the next five days, at least one item from one of the participating restaurants (which also includes Bar Corvo, Bark, Blue Ribbon Brasserie, BrisketTown, Café Habana Outpost, Char No. 4, Colonia Verde, Court Street Grocers, Frankies 457, Kolache Brooklyn, Lincoln Station, Luke’s Lobster Brooklyn, Meltkraft, Motorino, No. 7 Restaurant, Prime Meats, Puerto Viejo, Saltie, Shelsky’s, SkyIce and Wangs), will sell for only $1—believe it or not, Frankie’s is currently running the promotion on their signature Cannellini Bean and Escarole Soup AND their Housemade Cavatelli with Sausage and Sage Brown Butter!!!
Ugh, there’s really never been a worse time to reside in Bath Beach.