Sunday Bloody Sunday

This past Sunday, Lucky Luna were proud participants in the 1st Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival!

We faced fierce competition from 9 other respected Brooklyn bars and restaurants, each pouring their bloody best concoctions to the masses.  The day consisted of three hours of tasting the most amazing and extravagant bloodies and noshing on Tacu Tacu treats. We brought our Kimchee and Nori Bloody and ended up taking the “Most Original” 1st place award!  The biggest shock came when the festival hosts, Evan and Yunna Weiss, announced the “Best Bloody Mary in Brooklyn” award-  it was Lucky Luna!!! 

In celebration of this prestigious award, we will be offering the winning bloody for $5 tonight!!! 

Bloodies aren’t just for brunch! 

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The High Road and Other News

Well folks, Lucky Luna’s train has continued to pummel forth at high speed into out third month open.

A few weeks ago, a review about Lucky Luna appeared in a little newspaper called the New York Times—  and apparently, they have a pretty big readership base.  On the local level, we graced the front page of the Greenpoint Gazette!  We are overjoyed with the attention that these pieces have brought us, coming hand-in-hand with the increasingly warm and sunny days that every New Yorker desperately desired.  And while the cold and grey still make frequent visits, Lucky Luna feels like a spring breaker— ready for adventure.

On the 14th, we opened the show, “Creosote” by Tessa Estelle Kramer, a textile artist from Arizona and current Brooklyn denizen.  A humble but hearty turnout to the reception brought Ms. Kramer one sale and two commissions! Creosote will be hung at Lucky Luna til mid June, so there is plenty of time to check it out.

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Today, April 23rd, marks the first day of “High Road Restaurant Week” –  a week long celebration of restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn that are recognized for implementing fair labor practices in their establishments by paying higher wages, offering opportunities for advancement, complying and exceeding labor laws, and supporting positive and healthy work environments in addition to their dishes.  Lucky Luna is proud to be a participating member of this event, honoring not only amazing food and drinks, but the people who are the magic and the muscle behind providing these treats.

AND this Sunday, April 27th, from 1pm -4pm, we will be participating (and competing) in the THE 1ST ANNUAL BROOKLYN BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL !  The festival will be held at Tacu Tacu 134 N. 6th Street in Williamsburg.

The event will be 3 hours of unlimited Bloody tastes from 10 different Brooklyn restaurants/bars with brunch snacks and music! We will be serving up our Kimchee and Nori Bloody! 

Tickets include unlimited Bloody Marys and brunch snacks $35 – available April 12th and until the event sells out
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1st-annual-brooklyn-bloody-mary-festival-tickets-10925487427

 

Creosote by Tessa Estelle Kramer

Creosote

April 14th – June 15th, 2014

Opening Reception April 14th, 7 – 10pm

Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Ave, BK 11222

From a young age I was drawn to textiles and fabric.  My Grandmother taught me how to hand-sew when I was a child and since then I have always gravitated towards fabric, the more textural and vibrant the better.  When I was introduced to weaving, something clicked – I can make my own cloth- my own fabric!  Using natural fiber yarns, raw wool, found and up-cycled pieces of fabric and paper I create ‘landscapes’ and textural planes on a turn-of-the-century, four-harness table loom.  The pieces in this exhibit are all pieces I have made in New York since I moved here eight months ago from Tucson, Arizona.  The colors, plants, and sunsets of the Southwest are all strong influences and let me explore my roots, while also helping me process and embrace my new home in Brooklyn.

This exhibit is named Creosote after one of the most prominent plants in Southern Arizona, Mexico and Texas.  The Creosote bush has many indigenous uses and reigns most prominent in people’s minds for the lovely scent that it brings the desert during the summer monsoon season.

-Tessa Kramer April 2014, Brooklyn, New York

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    Lucky Luna’s inaugural show,”New New Yorkers”, responded to the journey that every non-native New Yorker experiences when acclimating to this great city, manifested through sometimes extreme existential, emotional and physical metamorphosis.    Tessa Estelle Kramer’s “Creosote” reflects the delicate balance of sweet nostalgia for the ethereal desert and magical sunsets of the southwest, and the energy and fire that fuels life in New York.   Tessa’s works weave together a melange of textures and colors, much like the city.  Unlike New York, however, which can sometimes have a dark edge, Creosote is a series of pieces that reflect a lightness that Tessa has brought with her from Arizona and cultivated in this city.  

Please join us for an opening reception April 14th from 7pm – 10pm at Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222