There’s a rumor the cafe will come with a “Pie in exchange for overdue books” program. Photo by Marcus Nilsson, via Facebook
Going to the library is great way to get educated and and a geat wat to stay involved in your community. And once March comes around, it’s gonna be a great place to eat delicious pies, because Melissa and Emily Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds are taking over the cafe in the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Because pies, like reading, are fundamental. (more…)
We crowned James’ bloody the best in Brooklyn, but a new contest wants some challengers.
When it comes to bloody marys, we’ve already had our say as to what the best one in Brooklyn is, and we’ll gladly stick to that decision. But obviously that argument never ends, and it’s not like there are any losers when people get together to argue about and try alcohol. To that end, the folks at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo are doing a citywide search for the best bloody mary with their Bloody Mary Mix Down. The competition is coming to Bed-Stuy’s Beast of Bourbon on Monday and, if you bartenders out there want to rep your bar’s bloody, you can sign up to compete now. (more…)
SAMUEL JACKSON MILLER FORTUNE: IT’LL GET YOU DRUNK! via Facebook
Millennials. Is there anything these coddled spoiled crybabies touch that doesn’t turn to shit (that wasn’t already shit due to massive mismanagement before them)? Then again, it probably isn’t millennials’ fault that advertisers keep going to ridiculous lengths to appeal to them. Except in the case of artisan hot pockets, which is totally their fault. But now, because they party better than any generation that’s come before them, mostly by drinking a ton of liquor, Miller has introduced a 7% alcohol beer that they think will appeal to millennials because of advertising. And not the whole “7% alcohol and so very cheap” thing. (more…)
Greenpoint has undergone massive changes, like so much of Brooklyn has, changing from quiet Polish enclave to the Vogue-endorsed Girls setting it is today. And while that’s meant a lot of displacement and gentrification, Peter Pan Bakery has been a constant in the neighborhood for 50 years. The donut shop/breakfast spot is a star attraction in Greenpoint, and its finally getting its closeup in a new short documentary (below the jump) from Keif Roberts and Peter Haas, about its customers and its staff. (more…)
Enjoy a $25 three-course meal at Williams & Bailey this week. via Facebook
Grand Street is more than a big street in Williamsburg that isn’t Metropolitan Avenue. It’s a thriving block all its own, and might even be better than Metropolitan because it had a bike lane. If you need a better reason to enjoy the block than that, how about the chance to get a $10 two-course lunch or a $25 three-course dinner, which you can get this week during Grand Street Restaurant Week. (more…)
All you need to have a delicious Valentine’s Day. Photo by Isaac Anderson
Valentine’s Day is here, and you’ve decided to opt-out of corporate conglomerate drugstores and their overpriced, crappy chocolate in tacky, throwaway, “heart”-shaped packaging. Maybe you’ll take the high road and eschew this questionable product, instead splurging on your someone special by taking them out for a Beyonce-themed meal, but this is Brokelyn, and you don’t have that kind of money–well, that, and maybe you’re not dating anyone, anyway, because decent Brooklyn dudes make themselves scarce and BK ladies are overly picky, so you’ll likely still just unceremoniously stuff your face on all that bullshit chocolate anyway when it goes on sale after all of this forced fanfare is over.
But friends, readers, boroughmen, fear not! There is a third way that comes from your real, still-beating, heart and your tiny, underutilized kitchen: DIY chocolate truffles. While not quite as cheap as an entirely free Valentine’s Day, the bang for your buck for these baller balls cannot be beat, and you can totally serve them in your own, anatomically-correct heart to boot–as in a paper-mâché one you make, not that aforementioned, pulsing hunk of muscle in your chest: you still need that one! (more…)
Skytown made the cut. Did your favorite? via Facebook
Last week, the New York-based sector of the internet was all abuzz with a map that pegged each subway stop in Manhattan with its best coffee shop. And it was nice, but it was still just for people going down with the sinking ship that is Manhattan. But now the map’s creator, Nirmal Banerjee, has done the Lord’s work and expanded the map to include a good chunk of Brooklyn and Queens. This map also tells you whether or not there’s wifi at the shop, which is included at most of them, but it’s good to know for sure. Since everyone around here has a different opinion about which coffee place is the best, we’ll let you fight it out after seeing the map below. Now we just need one that expands to the Bronx, eastern Queens and southeast Brooklyn. (more…)
Behind No Name Bar’s nondescript door (and down some stairs) there’s a hidden Thai restaurant. Photo by Katie Capri
There’s nothing worse than having a couple drinks too many at the bar and realizing you need to eat, only to be faced with nothing but greasy bar food. We mean, obviously greasy bar food can be good, but wouldn’t you rather just stumble into some room in the bar that turns out be a SECRET RESTAURANT? The folks at Untapped Cities figured you might like that, but they helpfully took the guesswork out of it for you by picking New York’s best hidden restaurants. (more…)
At least the coffee is free. via The Hollywood Reporter
Dumb Starbucks, before it was shut down by the L.A. Department of Health, was basically a Starbucks except everything from the name on down had “dumb” written in front of it. “Dumb Frappucino,” “Dumb espresso,” and so on. And, because in this Age of ViralNova, nothing weird and beautiful can ever actually be weird and beautiful without being some kinda dumb marketing stunt, everyone knew that Dumb Starbucks out in L.A. was promoting a show or an energy drink or a new Ke$ha album.
The joke came to end yesterday, when Comedy Central’s Nathan Fielder revealed himself to be the one behind the conceptual prank thing. And in a press conference, Fielder vowed to bring this stupidity to Brooklyn. (more…)
What unites America, from godless East Coast enclaves across Real America all the way to our godless West Coast enclaves? Well, probably nothing, which is why we’re so angry at each other. According to a USDA study though, pizza is thought to unite us, since 1 in 8 Americans consume pizza on a given day. And while some people could see that as a great uniter, we’re going to boldly point out that what the rest of America calls pizza usually doesn’t cut it. (more…)