This is happening, one last time. via Marty Markowitz Eating
Brooklyn gets its first Whole Foods next week, on Tuesday December 17, when the Gowanus store opens, with great fanfare. Seriously, there’s going to be everything short of a marching band walking down Third Avenue (which it’s too cold for anyway). Aside from Marty Markowitz being there doing his official borough president eating food duties, there’s going to be music, tastings throughout the store, sales and tote bags. Your move, Trader Joe’s. (more…)
From their store to your apartment, and you don’t even need to put on pants. via Facebook
Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you should stop eating ice cream. After all, it still tastes awesome, and now that the temperature outside matches the temperature inside the ice cream, it won’t melt while you eat it! So to us, it makes perfect sense that Williamsburg’s OddFellows Ice Cream is going to be offering ice cream delivery through Seamless, in neighborhoods near them. (more…)
There’s nothing like your neighborhood coffee shop. Even though they all exist to do the same thing, which is to pump legally acceptable speed into your brain, each one does it a little differently. Whether one specializes in latte art, sourcing the most magical coffees from the far-flung corners of the world or they just always hire incredibly cute baristas, the neighborhood coffee shop is far from a homogenous enterprise. And now Williamsburg is getting themselves another independent operator to add to their collection of them, a new place called…Starbuck’s? Sorry, no, Starbucks. Williamsburg is getting a Starbucks, and they’re hiring. (more…)
Sometimes you’re just drunk and need some balls, know what we mean? via Facebook
There’s no point in ignoring the drunk munchies, or the drunchies. They will come for you nightly. They lurk in the back alleyways of cocktail bars, around the corner from the neighborhood tavern and sometimes they flash you blatantly as you polish off that 6-pack of Tecate from the bodega. What you can do is make them less depressing by enjoying them among friends, and at the right places. So here’s a rundown of some of the best late-night drunken eating in the borough. (more…)
Prospect’s fried chicken makes the cut, according to the New Yorker. via Facebook
Sometimes, like around the holidays, you might find yourself needing to impress a special someone, the special someone’s parents, a parole officer, a boss. Whoever. The easiest way to do that out of all the ways you can do it is by taking this person to a fancy restaurant. But there are so many around here, how do you know which one will do most of the impressing for you? Fortunately for you, the New Yorker has put together an interactive map featuring their “Tables for Two” restaurant reviews. The best part is, even if some of the restaurants aren’t outwardly fancy, you can turn to your parole officer and say, “Chill, the New Yorker liked this place.” (more…)
Our author (right) did not test these recipes so we don’t have any photos. But here he is with Wylie Dufresne, so they must be good.
This year, in a miracle that can only be compared to the beauty of a perfect shooting star, two of the most food-centric holidays on the calendar, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, will be falling on the same day, though Hanukkah’s eight days helps the spread). Is Thanksgivukkuh a holiday we need? Probably not, but by combining two of the most artery-exploding cuisines out there, we here at the Brokelyn kitchen have devised some Franken-recipes that take the best of both worlds and create a dream team of gut-bustiness. Let the feasting begin. [Author note: FYI Most of these recipes are on spec. I haven't been able to try them all out because I'd spend too much and have a shit ton of kugel. But the recipes are as solid as I can get them. Editor note: Lamb bacon, Kenji? ] (more…)
What it is: Superficially still the former K & M Bar, the Roebling Sporting Club kept the interior design but added tons of TVs, for maximum game-watching ability.
Why we love it: Sometimes you just want to watch sports. A lot of sports. If you’re a Williamsburg resident who doesn’t want to pay for cable, you could pass plenty of time here making sure you keep up with all of New York City’s sports action. Beats finding choppy, virus-ridden pirate streams. (more…)
Bushwick’s Skytown is offering quite a plate, for just $20. via Facebook
Thanksgiving can be tricky when you’re away from your family. You and your friends could try to cook a turkey, but your lavish banquet may end up being turkey-flavored ramen if you don’t know how to roast a bird. If cooking consumes time you’d rather devote to drawing handprint turkeys and watching the National Dog Show, check out this list of Brooklyn restaurants that are delivering and serving meals this Turkey Day. Most require advanced orders or reservations, so be sure to call early. (more…)
What it is: Brooklyn Brewery’s official tasting room. With eight to ten beers on tap and uber-friendly bartenders, it’s a place that gets loud but definitely not rowdy.
Why we love it: With its camp-style seating, the bar is unpretentious at its best- sit down, drink and be merry. With no food except for snack ‘ums like Peanut Brittle you can order out and tell the delivery guy to just bring it in to you. Or you can just nosh on a pie from the pizza truck outside. People have even been known to bring in cakes for birthdays. (more…)
Not the fridge in question, so we guess this is more common than we thought? via Flickr user Todd Stadler
Oh Craigslist. Just when we think all you are is a repository for the mentally ill to post their daily dream journals and “screenwriter” job offers that amount to, “Write this script for free and we’ll sell it to your Hollywood contacts that you have,” we come across something like a couple with “30 to 40 ounces” of pure breast milk that they’re just giving away. (more…)