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We now know at least one good thing is happening in 2015. via Facebook

So, it’s officially 2015, in the sense that you can no longer revel in New Year’s Day or post-New Year’s Day haze where you said you were just too tired to work or act like a normal human. Back to the same soul crushing grind you had last year, oh well. At least you can start your awful grind it with a free pick-me-up this year, as Fort Greene Focus points out that Fort Greene coffee shop Baba Cool (64B Lafayette Avenue) is giving away coffee weekday mornings for two weeks to start the year. (more…)

12/19/14 2:48pm
Get it while it's cheap, kids. (via Flickr user Nick Perez)

Get it while it’s cheap, kids. (via Flickr user Nick Perez)

How often do we stop to give thanks to bodegas — the great New York life source that pumps cheap beer and deli sandwiches into the vagrant masses anytime, anywhere? We don’t pay homage nearly enough and we should rectify that immediately. According to GrubStreet, a big bad merger involving two of the city’s three biggest beer distributors — Manhattan Beer Distributors and Phoenix Beehive Beverages — is threatening the price of that crappy Natty Lite that we all know and tolerate in a pinch. (more…)

12/16/14 1:16pm
humans of new york christmas

These people are happy, maybe you deserve to be happy too. via Instagram

The holidays are here and it’s high time you got out of town and see your family, your terrible terrible family. Or maybe they’re nice. Failing that, it’s time to get together with some friends for a Christmas orphans party. What’s that, ALL of your friends are leaving town? Yeesh, bad luck. Good thing for you that Humans of New York will hook you up with a family celebrating Christmas who has a little extra room. And all for free. (more…)

12/12/14 11:02am

Get this, and don’t pay for it. What a deal! via Robicelli’s

So maybe you were reading about Nutellasagna last week and you really wanted to get some. Then you thought about how you don’t really have enough people to share it with, not enough to lay out $65 for a half tray of it. Well, “Lie down with vegans and miss out on delicious treats made with dairy,” as the old saying goes. You’re in luck though, because if you’ve got nothing else to do Monday, you can get FREE Nutellasanga and all you have to do is go to Manhattan. Which is a sacrifice, we know. (more…)

Because life doesn't get much better than this. (via Flickr user smallkaa)

Because life doesn’t get much better than this. (via Flickr user smallkaa)

Step aside Romeo & Juliet, everyone knows that pizza & beer are history’s REAL star-crossed lovers. Way less tragic and infinitely more cheesy, nothing quite satisfies like a slice and a cold one, especially when we’re talking about Bushwick heavyweight Roberta’s December pop-up at Threes Brewing‘s brand new 8,000 square-foot Gowanus brewpub(more…)

12/05/14 1:15pm

You can probably just skip dinner for it. via Robicelli’s

Beyond being the time when there’s goodwill towards man and plenty of drinking and gifts for everyone, Christmas is the time when families judge you for what you show up to their holiday dinner for. We know, it’s hard out there when you’re trying to make an impression or even show someone up, but fortunately for you, a Robicelli’s ridiculous Nutellasagna frakenfood should make you the talk of the dinner. Take that, brother who just graduated from Harvard med school! (more…)

12/05/14 10:33am
arrogant swine brunch

This, but free. You don’t have to pay for this. No money down, no money at all actually. via Facebook

Love yourself some brunch but think it should be available as early as brunch, social “norms” be damned? That’s cool, we understand, and we’re thrilled to inform you that you can finally have the fat-laced barbecue brunch you’ve been waiting for. More importantly, the fat-laced brunch comes with FREE BLOODY MARYS.

According to DNAinfoArrogant Swine (173 Morgan Avenue), East Williamsburg’s new barbecue joint that was previously giving you free pig tattoos, is going introducing a brunch menu this Sunday. Brunch goes from 11am-4pm, and to celebrate the achievement, they’re featuring live music and yes, giving away free bloody marys courtesy of UBONS. As if brunch wasn’t enough of a drunken disaster. (more…)

Picture menus: for the most incredulous eaters of the bunch. (via Xi'

Picture menus: for the most incredulous eaters of the bunch. (via Xi’

It’s officially cold out – which means we’re constantly on the prowl for something warm, brothy, and spicy to perk our spirits and regain feeling in our extremities. Well X’ian Famous Foods (648 Manhattan Avenue) delivers on all three of those points with free noodle and burger dishes on Saturday in honor of their Greenpoint outpost’s opening. (more…)

12/03/14 3:15pm
Get to know this friendly crew Saturday night, where we'll be selling Beer Book 7

Get to know this friendly crew Saturday night, where we’ll be selling Beer Book 7

Fancy yourself old-school? Online purchasing not your thing? Then come out to the Bean Post Pub Saturday night where we’ll be slinging Beer Book 7: South Brooklyn & the Rockaways from 8pm-11 pm. You can peruse the glossy little number, have a look-see at the physical vouchers for 28 beers at 28 bars for $28 before pulling the trigger—which we hope you’ll do, because at a $1 a beer we’re practically giving ‘em away.

And you should come out and hang with us at Bean Post anyway, one of the featured bars in the new book, where there’s all the makings of a great Saturday night. Come early to catch the Rangers-Red Wings game at 7 pm on one of 16 HDTVs, stay for tunes by DJ Danny Dare beginning at 10pm (no cover). Throughout the night, enjoy an epic bar menu of appetizer sampler platters, “coasters” (sliders), burgers and over 40 varieties of wings (no joke). Beer-wise, choose from 21 draft lines featuring micros from the likes of Goose Island, Flying Dog and Great South Bay and over 50 bottled beers. We hope to see you there.


endless summer sandwich shop

Mmmmm…summery. via Facebook

Hi there and welcome back from Thanksgiving. Now that you ate all the food and spent a weekend getting stuffed, surely you’ve had enough to eat, right? Hah, of course not, because it feels like there’s great places to eat opening every day around here. For instance, the owners of the Endless Summer taco truck just opened Endless Summer sandwich shop in Bed-Stuy. Do you have room in your stomach for sandwiches? Of course you do! (more…)