The menu at Alamo Drafthouse’s Brooklyn location will pay homage to neighborhood specialties from all over NYC. Chef Fernando Marulanda, who’s worked at Tavern of the Green and Bouchon, is an East Harlem native that the beloved Austin-based company hired to run the kitchen of the planned new Downtown Brooklyn location. Similar to local favorite Nitehawk Cinema, servers bring food to moviegoers during screenings.
Menu items include edamame hummus, a Turkish flatbread pizza with spiced lamb and raisins and arugula, ropa vieja tacos, a jerk chicken sandwich, and a "Williamsburger," which is a chuck and brisket burger with garlic aioli. All food will be made to order. "I grew up eating all of this, being born and raised here means it still runs deep in my veins and heart," Marulanda says in a statement.
The chain, which previously tried to open in the Upper West Side, is inching closer to its debut at the massive City Point development at Flatbush and Fulton Avenue, which will feature seven screens showing both blockbuster and independent films. It will be the 25th outpost for the chain. They’re running a sweepstakes to win a year’s worth of movie tickets, and while they’re not sampling the food anywhere, film buffs can visit one of several movie pop-up events Alamo Drafthouse is having across the city.