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…)
Come December, you’ll be able to spend your paycheck here. via Facebook
Ever since Whole Foods began construction on their giant store in Gowanus, one question has dominated the conversation about it: “How am I gonna be able to afford this shit?” “When does it open?” And now we have an answer, as Whole Foods sent out a press release announcing that the store, at 214 3rd Street, will be opening its doors to shoppers on Tuesday, December 17. Just in time for people to forget that Christmas cheer and elbow someone out of the way for the last Annie’s Mac and Cheese. (more…)
Assorted bruschette at dell’anima, which you too can afford. Via FB.
For a person who loves to eat and is perennially broke, New York City is the best and worst place to live. It’s got possibly the highest concentration of excellent (and pricey) restaurants in the world. At times, it can feel as though you are doomed to a life of mediocre happy hours and obscure Chinese takeout joints, but not to worry. With a combination of careful ordering, sharing items and opting for smaller plates instead of large entrées, you can enjoy a meal at some of the city’s best restaurants for $20 per person (including drinks! Tax and tip are still on you though).
You still won’t be able to enjoy a meal at Per Se without being set back a few hundred dollars, but you can sample some great places without breaking the bank by bringing a friend along. Here, four ways to split the menu. (more…)
The McCarren Park ice rink opens up today. And if there is anything we’ve learned from late-80s/early-90s romantic comedies, it’s that ice skating is the perfect place to take a date. If you’re good at it, you can show off. If you’re bad at it, you’ll have an excuse to hold hands.
When you’re done doing triple-lutzes (or falling on butt-ses), you can go warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate. We found five great, cozy cafes within walking distance of the rink where you can cuddle up with your guy or gal and sip cocoa like kings. (more…)
What it is: A small burger-and-beer joint with an inventive menu that invites you to stray from the script.
Why We Love It: For all the hype about the purportedly Smith Streetish food scene in Ditmas Park, there are gaping holes in the neighborhood menu. Ox Cart fills the hearty pub fare niche without resting on its lack of competition. Plus, it’s a rare and welcome destination on underdoggy Newkirk Avenue, a quiet cousin to Cortelyou. (more…)
Like this, but on bread, and with some vegetables. Maybe cheese, too. via Facebook
Those of us who try to be ethical meat eaters (shut up, vegans) are familiar with The Meat Hook, the Brooklyn emporium of all things dead delicious animals who at least weren’t treated like shit before they died. Having conquered the world of providing raw meat to people, The Meat Hook is going into an exciting new world of serving meat, by opening a sandwich shop in Williamsburg this January. Sorry people who work in Manhattan, we don’t see this as being a Seamless option. (more…)
A member of the DivvyDown team ready to tap that. via DivvyDown
Getting a keg to your fifth floor walk-up on can be tricky, especially if you usually barely manage to lug your own body there. While demolishing multiple Radio Flyer wagons and cracking your stair banister is always an option, the folks at DivvyDown would like to help you out. DivvyDown, one of the few keg delivery services in Brooklyn, will drag a keg up your stairs, tap it, and pick it up the next day. They also guarantee the keg will be cold and delivered on time, which is important since you’ll want to let the keg sit for a while after moving it so it’s not pure foam. (more…)
This is what they do on a regular day there. Think about them being fancy now. via Facebook
We’ll say this for the folks over at Pork Slope: they’ve got the bar food game on lock with the porky melt alone. Just talking about it makes us want to leave the computer and all of our blogsponsibilties behind to just go eat one right now, actually. And yet tonight, following in the footsteps of their crab boil, Pork Slope is upping the ante on their food again, with a $20 plate of fancy bar food, plus a beer and a shot. All you need to do is show up and eat. (more…)
Bar Great Harry
280 Smith Street (Corner of Sackett)
What it is: A divey oasis from sometimes scene-y Smith Street with a constant rotation of tasty brews on tap and strong (non-artisanal) drinks.
Why we love it: Bukowski would drink at BGH if he was a 30-something writer living in Brooklyn in 2013. Plentiful seating options, free wi-fi, and a long happy hour (2pm-7pm) provides a boozy alternative to Starbucks for neighborhood freelancers. In addition to about 20 drafts, a hand-pump cask, and whole mess of micro-brew bottles, they also have a selection of cheap-o cans to switch to after a few high APV pints if you’re in it for the long haul. (more…)