Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Veggie Garden in an Urban Restaurant

On Saturday night I went to dinner with a friend of mine to this Italian restaurant in Williamsburg Brooklyn, called Carmines Pizzeria & Restaurant II. They have a fantastic outdoor eating area, and to my surprise, they also have a fantastic vegetable garden! Here's a photo of the garden, they have basil, peppers, tomatos, and eggplant growing. So amazing that these veggies are growing in Brooklyn and being used in the food!

They also had in the backyard garden a pergola completed covered with grape vines. Unfortunately, this photo is a bit blurry, it was taken with a cellphone camera and so it had no flash. The grapes were starting to grow, they looked so cool! It was so amazing to eat al fresco with this view above us! I need to talk to the husband to build us one of these in our backyard!!


  1. Urban Gardening at it's finest! So cool. :)

  2. That basil is so pretty. That's neat. Takes the food to a higher level in my opinion.

  3. What a fun place!

    In Wyoming you have to learn to cook the food you love... we don't have a good pizza place anywhere around here!!!

    That's what I miss most about living here... (I'm a Wyoming transplant from Boston) there just aren't any good restaurants...

    Love the photos of the garden and it sounds so romantic to eat surrounded by grapes vines!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. It looks like a great place! I went to a restaurant here in Indianapolis last weekend, and they also had an edible garden like this next door to their restaurant. No outdoor seating like yours, but they had some walking paths between the raised boxes where you could walk and admire all the vegetables and herbs. I hope you had a good dinner!


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