If you’re ready to bring your quarantine obsessions to the real world, look no further than Greenpoint this Saturday.
Dan Pelosi, the pasta-loving culinary personality and cooking instructor behind the popular @GrossyPelosi Instagram account, collaborates with Edy’s Grocer’s Edy Massih for a one-day pasta pop-up. The special menu will feature a unique Lebanese and Italian pasta salad, combining the legacies of the two chefs for a truly collaborative dish.
Tahini pesto pasta salad is made of orzo mixed with Genoa salami, heirloom cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella, kalamata olives, Persian cucumber and brined chickpeas. It’s finished with a tahini vinaigrette with basil pesto and dukkah. A vegetarian version will also be available. Small portions will cost $ 10, with a large size for $ 18. In honor of the Pride Weekend, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to SAGE United States, with help to support LGBTQ seniors through advocacy and access to essential services.
In addition to the special menu item, Pelosi will be selling a limited edition Pride loot at the pop-up. Her “This Too Shall Pasta” tank tops and t-shirts dyed by a local artist Phil rosario, will sell for $ 50. All profits from this exclusive product will be donated to SAGE. Bucket hats and baseball caps from Pelosi’s collaboration with Paulie Project will also be on sale on site.
Edy’s Grocer opened last summer, after Massih took over the corner store that once housed his local Polish deli. Since then, Massih has honored the Polish heritage by serving classic Polish dishes, as well as Lebanese specialties and groceries. The space has also hosted several pop-up weekend collaborations with guest chefs including James Park (from @jamesyworldfame), Danielle Sepsy, Woldy Kusina and other Instagram food celebrities.