Ah, macarons. The 1% of desserts. You know you’ve hit rock bottom with your food addiction when you wait more than 90 minutes in line on the Upper East Side for a $30 box filled with a mere six meringue-based orbs of deliciousness that were flown in from Paris earlier that morning. In my defense, they were incredible and I saved the box to collect spare change, but I digress. What it boils down to is that macarons are expensive, but they’re also really colorful, delicious, and sometimes filled with foie gras. And today you can get them fo’ free at many of the city’s most respected macaron purveyors during the second annual Macaron Day. Sadly there’s only one store in BK, but it’s only a short subway ride away to Lower Manhattan, where there are several options. If you have a car, I recommend schlepping to Queens to the oft-overlooked Canelle Patisserie. Located in an unassuming strip mall in Jackson Heights, this serious French patisserie is worth the trip. Get a Paris Brest too while you’re there. You’re welcome.
Yes, having a bodega cat is not technically “legal,” but it’s not “legal” in the way that drinking wine in the park or bringing your dog into a bar isn’t legal, which is to say it’s an accepted form of New York life that no one minds so long as you don’t make a big […]
If this election is severely stressing you out, the solution isn’t to avoid the ballot box. It’s just to de-stress the way you always do: with beer, or a massage, or in this case, acupuncture. This Sunday, Oct. 30, there’s a donation-based acupuncture clinic “for politically induced anxiety, rage, insomnia, fear and trauma.” It’s being held […]
Ever wonder what it would be like if CBS comedy Two and a Half Men were set in Brooklyn? Dad Day, debuting this week on BRIC TV, will give you an idea as it follows an anxiety-ridden family man named James, his 5-year-old son Henry, and self-assured bachelor Craig as they navigate an ever-changing Brooklyn and the […]