Stop waffling, don’t be chicken, etc. via Brooklyn Beso
Ah, brunch. That age-old institution of midday eating that leads to an afternoon and evening of napping, and then more eating. If you love this fictional, all-day meal as much as I do, then get excited, because Bed-stuy is getting another brunch crawl, courtesy of the Bridge Street Development Corporation as part of the Bed-Stuy Alive! festival. The crawl will move along Lewis Avenue, stopping off at some of the greasiest, rib-sticking ma n’ pop shops this side of the bridge. Start stretching your stomachs for Sunday, October 11.
Be surrounded by pizza, for a good cause. Photo by Michael Berman Photography, via Facebook
Pizza! It’s a wonderful invention, and one that can be appreciated by pretty much everyone in this city, from committed carnivores to value-obsessed vegans. If there’s any problem with pizza, it’s that real quality stuff usually costs more than a dollar. For one night only, tonight in fact, you can get the best pizza in the city for just $1 per slice, because it’s time for Slice Out Hunger’s annual $1 slice night. You eat pizza, the money goes to charity, everyone goes home happy and not hungry. (more…)
You’ve enjoyed our Beer and Cocktail Books (and so have we!) Now we’re growing up, grabbing our Robert Parker books and dipping into wine terroir-tory with our first-ever Brooklyn Wine Book, a collection of tickets good for 2-for-1 glasses at fantastic wine bars and wine-focused eateries from Cobble Hill to Greenpoint.
Oh the toasty fall and winter afternoons and big, buttery nights that await you! From Pinot to Prosecco, Malbec to Muscadet, you will enjoy sipping your way through all 20 of the inventive and unstuffy wine-centric venues curated by Rachel Signer, our resident expert. Priced for gifting (and designed for hanging on a museum wall by our very own Shaylyn Berlew), the Brooklyn Wine Book is an enticement to get out there and up your date game.
The Brooklyn Wine Book. (Photo by Taylor Naught, Selamat Pagi.)
If you’ve bought our Beer and Cocktail Books, you’re already that friend who knows all the best bars, no matter what Brooklyn neighborhood you’re in. The Brooklyn Wine Book introduces you to 20 more places for your go-to list (photos and a map below): (more…)
Cocktail Booking at Castello Plan, via @jamessaraseaknee on Instagram.
In April, we introduced you to our new Cocktail Book, the junior partner to Brokelyn’s ever-popular Beer Book series. Packed with great places including Erv’s, the Great Georgiana, Lea and Branch Ofc., the Cocktail Book sold better than hotcakes. (Because who wants a hotcake when you can have free liquor?)
In response to the demand, we’re giving the people want they want: more! More margaritas! More mai tais! More daydrinking all winter long! More of THIS: (more…)
Most people who live here will tell you they love pizza, some will even say that they’re obsessed with it. Few have devoted their lives to it the way that Scott Wiener has, though. Beyond leading his eponymous pizza tours, the pizza obsessive has made an entire career and life revolving around pizza, from having a column in Pizza Today to consulting for pizzerias and tomato companies on marketing matters. Wiener is also the brains behind Slice Out Hunger (taking place October 7), the now annual charity event where the best pizzerias in the city sell their slices for just $1, with all the money raised going towards City Harvest. We chatted with Wiener about the evolution of Slice Out Hunger, how you can make your life’s obsession your life’s work and even got him to play Pizzstradamus and predict what the future holds for pizza in New York. (more…)
The West has everything a freelancer needs for success: free wifi, coffee, space AND beer. via Facebook
Working from home is hard. You get distracted by your roommates, your cat feels neglected and sits on your computer, you get the insatiable urge to catch up on the latest episode of whatever you’re binge watching, the next door neighbor is rehearsing with their experimental Satanic grindcore band and your walls are made of paper. So, you go to the local coffee shop, but how long can you really hang out in a coffee shop before succumbing to the caffeine jitters and going into debt from all that expensive fair trade coffee? Wouldn’t it be great if, instead, you could bring your laptop to a bar with a great happy hour? Somewhere where instead of getting distracted by your cat, you could take work breaks where you shoot the shit with a bartender, who are known to provide great inspiration?
GUESS WHAT? You totally can do that, because there’s a bunch of Brooklyn bars with wifi, happy hours that start early and best of all, plenty of space for you to get some work done. (more…)
Shalom Japan LOOKS fancy, but you can still eat there without breaking the bank. via Facebook
As they do every year, Michelin is about to announce what they consider to be the best restaurants in New York City. And while we all love a good meal out on the town, sometimes you don’t want to take out a mortgage to be able to afford it. So that’s why we have the Michelin Bib Gourmands, which are the best restaurants the prestigious guide says you can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. Brooklyn is all over the list, with 32 restaurants to eat out at and look fancy and impressive, which is great. However, when it comes to choosing the dessert or the wine, don’t ask us what you to do. It’s your journey. (more…)
We will never argue with another place to get these. via Instagram
Like many Brooklynites, we love Pies ‘n’ Thighs, because who besides people who don’t eat meat or are trying to ward off a heart attack at 40 doesn’t love fried chicken? The only problem with Pies ‘n’ Thighs is that its tiny storefront means that any day you want to go eat there could turn into dealing with a mass of bodies all competing for a few tables and even the simple act of getting a chicken biscuit to go could bring on an anxiety attack. We’ve got great news for those of you who want to avoid the crush though: Threes Brewing, which we also love, is hosting a Pies ‘n’ Thighs pop-up in their kitchen now. (more…)
Union Hall makes us want to light a pipe and tell adventure stories.
We’re probably going to blow our grocery budget on books this weekend, what with the Brooklyn Book Festival finally upon us. We’ll save money for beer, of course, because we want to devour our literary haul with some lagers in one of our favorite reading venues: a bar! Not all bars are equal in the eye of the reader, naturally. Who wants to read where jaeger bombs are the norm? To save you the time searching, we compiled a list of fifteen places we think are the best Brooklyn bars to read in, along with suggestions on what to read.
Since most normies converge on pubs when night falls, these places are best read in during the day. But a good number of them remain quiet enough on weeknights to take in some text. Just remember to take care of your bartender if you’re going to spend a lot of time there. (more…)
Whatcha gonna do with all that shrimp? via Flickr user Max
You might remember when, in 2013, Olive Garden first rolled out the absurd Pasta Pass, an all-you-can-eat pass that got you 7 weeks of unlimited pasta dishes, breadsticks and soda—all for the low price of $100. You might even remember the UCB comedian who documented his experience on the Pasta Pass, to readers’ delight (and nausea).
Well, reminisce no more: the Pasta Pass is back as of 2pm today, and it’s still every bit as grotesque as you could imagine. (more…)