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…)
See, this is the kind of vending machine you break into. via Luxury Daily
Sure, you think that Brooklyn’s bike part vending machines might be a little strange and a sign of times you’re just not comfortable living in. At least those serve the specific purpose of providing help to cyclists when bike shops aren’t open or are far from where you got a flat. And those are paragons of sensibility compared to this Moet Champagne vending machine seen in England, which is already in a liquor store. You know, where you can just ask someone for help if you need your Champagne.
We’re not going to say that this is proof that we live in disgusting era where people literally see employees in retail stores as interchangeable automatons not worthy of their time or respect, but if YOU were going to say that we wouldn’t stop you.
Cooking, are we right? Sometimes (all the times) you come home from work and the last thing you want to do is put effort into getting dinner in your mouth. Of course in that case, it means you better live somewhere near some good delivery options. Good news, Brooklynites! Rentenna, the real estate company that produced Brooklyn’s green heatmap, is back with another heatmap that studies food delivery, and according to the map above, basically every neighborhood in Brooklyn has a wide variety of delivery options. (more…)
Time lords will never be royals. They crave a different kind of fez.
This Saturday’s “Day of the Doctor” 50th anniversary Doctor Who special is probably the most important globally televised event in history that doesn’t involve sports, Korean war doctors or the prolonged explanation of the meeting of mothers. The special — which unites both 11th Doctor Matt Smith and 10th (and best) Doctor David Tennant, plus a slew of sure-to-be-surprises, including John Hurt’s awesome-sounding WAR DOCTOR — will be drawing out all the spacetime nerds from all over Brooklyn like a bowl of hand-churned, farm-raised fish fingers and custard.
You’ve got a couple options to celebrate the event, and a few spots to watch the worldwide simulcast for free too: in a true feat of bigger on the inside, The Way Station, Brooklyn’s Doctor Who HQ in Prospect Heights, has even partnered with some neighboring bars for extra screening room. (more…)
Even the cronuts have been waiting on a line. via Facebook
Have you been thinking about getting on the cronut line and wasting your days away as you wait in vain for New York’s food of the year? Well, you shouldn’t do it, it’s getting cold out, for starters. It’s also just a very silly thing to do. And finally, the best reason to do it is that now you can order cronuts online. Oh internet, is there nothing you can’t deliver to us (other than intelligent discourse)? (more…)