Brooklyn’s Alice’s Arbor Celebrates 5 Years

When throwing a party, invite your best friends and offer free food and drinks
Alice's Arbor

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The five-year-old Brooklyn restaurant will celebrate with free food.

Free party, free food, and free booze? You need know about this event tomorrow night and adjust your plans accordingly. Seriously, you can just walk right into one of Brooklyn’s most beloved farm-to-table restaurants, Alice’s Arbor, and celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday, May 6, with free food, beverages, and entertainment.

Complimentary items will include mango-ginger mojitos, appetizers of pulled pork sliders with coleslaw on a fresh-baked potato bun, quinoa salad-stuffed mushrooms, fried mac and cheese squares made with Cheddar and goat cheese béchamel, and cowboy fries coated in a signature blend of spices.

There will also be live music from 8 to 10 p.m., DJ beats from 10 p.m. until close, and a raffle with prizes.

The restaurant by Dimitri Vlahakis (Motorino, La Gamelle, and Esperanto) and director of operations Eric Goulange, is celebrating five years as a local favorite committed to working with local businesses and farmers to offer fresh cuisine built on close relationships, with European-influenced American cooking from chef/partner Mike Franzetti (Palladin, Washington Park, Lupa, and Chestnut).

The normal menu incorporates products from 13 local purveyors, featuring signature selections from the wood-burning oven, like Sullivan County Farms trout filet over green beans and roasted fingerling potatoes in a lemon brown butter sauce, topped with almonds and capers. Other favorites are the unique, customizable mac and cheese with spiral pasta, Cheddar, and goat cheese béchamel topped with toasted breadcrumbs, with optional add-ins of pulled pork, truffle oil or jalapeños.

As for the atmosphere, reps for the restaurant say it evokes an "upcycled, vintage vibe with aged brick walls, repurposed wood paneling, and driftwood branch light fixtures, with ample space for large groups and dancing during the anniversary festivities."

Alice’s Arbor is located at 549 Classon Ave. and is open weekdays for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekends for brunch and dinner.

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