09/17/14 2:42pm
Amazing Garden

Look at all the fun people had their last year. via The Amazing Garden

Community gardens are just one of the multitude of reasons why Brooklyn is so amazing. Unfortunately these gardens are not just designated open spaces that grow and maintain themselves, but that’s okay because raising money for one of them this weekend involves you listening to live music and enjoying the best grilled sandwiches in the borough. (more…)

09/17/14 8:34am
bedford hill

Mmmm…oysters. Photo by David Colon

Upset because you didn’t make it to the beach? That’s your own fault and nothing we  can do about it. However, while summer is drawing to a close, Brooklyn keeps it real by providing a taste of the sea with multiple $1 oyster specials. Here’s the scoop on where to go if you want to pinch pennies and still have a sexy* good time eating everyone’s favorite summer aphrodisiac. (more…)

09/15/14 2:08pm
izzy's bbq addiction

We’ll take it. via Facebook

Barbecue is an excellent source of deliciousness and warmth, which is important when confronting both the vegan agenda and winter. Luckily for Crown Heights, DNAinfo reports their defenses against sad lettuce and the impending cold will be bolstered next month when Izzy’s BBQ Addiction gets its own restaurant where you can maintain your kosher BBQ dependence. (more…)

09/11/14 3:33pm
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A grass-fed bag, the perfect pairing for your grass-fed burger. via Marlow Goods

If the plastic bag ban and farm-to-table movement hooked up, this is probably what it would look like.

You probably didn’t pay much notice to the September 5th opening of Marlow Goods pop-up at the Wythe Hotel. With leather totes that start at $650, the luxury Marlow goods are a bit out of the Brokelyn budget, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eye them… Especially because they are reportedly made out of the animals you can eat at the Wythe Hotel’s restaurant, Reynard. (more…)

09/10/14 2:11pm
mcbrunch

It’s not regular McDonald’s, it’s McBrunch, which is why your meal cost $15. via Flickr user Alpha

Millennials man. They (we) are just the most useless goddamn generation to certain traditional voracious sectors of global capitalism. We don’t want cars, we don’t want normal Hot Pockets, we don’t want massive amounts of credit card debt and we don’t want fast food. That last one is bad news for sub-living wage hamburger factory McDonalds, but could winning us back be as simple as branding a few McMuffins as brunch items? Probably not, but they’re still trying to trademark “McBrunch.” So maybe McDonald’s can be the new place for you to fall asleep in your food as you regret last night’s horrendous sexual choices, if that’s not the place you already do that. (more…)

09/10/14 9:31am
shinobi ramen

Enjoy the shinobi ramen at Shinobi Ramen with your own hand-selected booze. via Facebook

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could go out to dinner and be certain that your favorite alcoholic beverages were available, for around $3 per drink? Have we got news for you: Brooklyn has some awesome BYOB restaurants, so going out to eat and drinking cheap doesn’t have to exist only in your dreams.

A BYOB restaurant is a beautiful, cost-effective option often overlooked in a city where you’re constantly stuck $12 for something you already have in your fridge and could’ve poured into your own mason jar. We’re obviously not taking any kind of anti-bar stance here, but if you have a few odd beers at your apartment and want to get rid of them, why not take them out for a night on the town at at one of Brooklyn’s best BYOB restaurants? (more…)

buddin lakkris latte

It even comes on a silver platter! via Buddin

You know that super expensive, $10 latte in Greenpoint that everyone was talking about a few months ago? Well, if you didn’t want to shell out half an hour of babysitting cash for a fancy espresso drink, you’re in luck!

In honor of the second year of NORTH Nordic Food Festival (September 12-20), Greenpoint’s Scandinavian coffee shop Búđin (114 Greenpoint Avenue) will be offering their infamous Lakkris lattes at the highly discounted price of $5 for the duration of the festival. (more…)

black forest brooklyn

Let them give you a little jumpstart. Photo by Adam Stoltman via Facebook

Waking up to your alarm’s angry buzzing Monday morning is always a downer. Mornings are rarely luxurious, between navigating the bathroom schedule and making the daily commute. Shake up your routine next week by checking out the new Kaffeehaus coffee bar located inside Black Forest Brooklyn (733 Fulton) though, because between 7am and 9am you can get your much needed cup of joe for free, according to Fort Greene Focus. (more…)

09/05/14 10:37am
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Approximate amount of Lucky Charms we could eat in one sitting. via Rachel Lee Hovnanian

When you were a kid, going down the cereal aisle in the grocery store was most likely the worst part of your day, your life even, since that’s when you’d ask your parents to get you the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal and they just laughed in your face. Well, now who’s laughing MOM, because DNA Info reports a SoHo artist is giving out bowls of the crap cereal you couldn’t have when you were a kid and don’t really buy as an adult because they don’t really make a good breakfast. (more…)

09/05/14 8:38am
berg'n

How tight do you have to grip that Jackson at Berg’n? All photos by Dave Rosado

Now that the warm weather will once again slowly abandoning us for the next too many months, it’ll soon be time we all start transitioning our activities to take place indoors. The minds behind Smorgasburg apparently see it the same way, so they’ve decided to take it inside a massive garage space with the newly opened Berg’n (899 Bergen St.), with food from features food from Asia Dog, Pizza Moto, Ramen Burger, and Mighty Quinn’s. Crown Heights’ new beer hall/food court/thing finally opened last Wednesday, after a handful of delays and angry Facebook posts.

In all the excitement though, we were curious, is it possible to enjoy an entire, hearty meal at this place, with dessert, and still be able to enjoy a libation at their long, dark bar for under $20? We already know you can do pretty well for yourself on that much at Smorgasburg, but with fewer vendors to choose from and the desire to enjoy a refreshing beer emphasized due to said bar, is it possible here? I decided to put President Jackson to the test in the eatanddrinkeria at 7:30 this past Sunday evening. (more…)