Councilmember Stephen Levin, who represents parts of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Park Slope, certainly knows how to appeal to his young voting demographic. He’s got a Tumblr, for one, and now he’s looking to overturn the law preventing restaurants from putting out sidewalk tables for brunch before noon on Sundays. But he put out a statement with just one lousy pun? In Marty Markowitz’s Brooklyn? (more…)
If those not-so-subtle emails from your mother with links to Kindle covers haven’t tipped you off yet, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it would probably behoove you to do something nice for the woman who birthed you, lest she spend the rest of the year reminding you she didn’t even get a sappy Hallmark card from you. Luckily, there are lots of things going on in Brooklyn this weekend, so if your loving matriarch’s headed over to these parts, you can celebrate her in style. Here are a few ideas. (more…)
Manhattan can have their stupid Restaurant Week, we don’t need it. That’s because Brooklyn has its own temporally-suspect restaurant event, and it’s going down this month! The 10th annual Dine in Brooklyn starts on March 11 and will last until March 21, featuring over 200 participating restaurants (in list form or in google map) offering a mix of three-course dinner menus for $28, three-course lunches for $20.13 and some “two-fer” brunch/lunch/dinner deals. This is the week to try out places your mouth has been watering over, but you haven’t been able to fit into your budget. (more…)
1. Show you’ve given up on love by hitting up Bushwick Daily’s Valentine Apocalypse and participating in their dating game (Friday)
2. Pretend to be someone else as bands pretend to be other bands at Spike Hill’s Valentine’s Day masquerade (Friday)
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I try to avoid them. Just not that big on self-improvement. Yet there’s still so many things I haven’t done in Brooklyn, or haven’t done enough that I’m willing to try to commit to making them happen. Like, say, staying on the Cyclone after riding once and sitting up front the second time. Eating more vegan comfort food. Going to the Rockaways more than just one or two times this summer. Drinking at every dive bar. I’m gonna determine once and for all whether or not East Williamsburg is a neighborhood and bite the bullet and go to a Nets’ game (and boo the crap out of them). Help rebuild. Stand up for the G train. Actually go to brunch sometimes, weekend or weekday. See more than one movie outdoors this summer, since you never know who’s gonna be there. Have an affair (which can be helped along by $1 oysters). Hell, maybe I’ll even try playing soccer since we have those new fields. What about you? How are you going to make 2013, if not better, at least more interesting than 2012?
Last time we reported on a free brunch we were afraid there would be fistfights and riots as people grappled for table space at Barboncino. And while we know New Yorkers love pizza, there’s a new riot-inducing free brunch on the horizon: Flatbush Caribbean restaurant Mangoseed is giving out traditional or jerk chicken and waffles this Sunday. Get your
knives bibs out, cause this one is gonna get messy. (more…)
It’s a universally acknowledged truth that brunch is just about the best thing ever. But all those eggs, pancakes and unlimited mimosas are usually only available on Saturday and Sunday mornings (or, err, afternoons?), and if you’re like me, a wonky weekend work schedule might be keeping you from all the fun. But have no fear, Brokesters, because we found a whole bunch of Brooklyn breakfast spots that serve frittatas, and occasionally even bloodys on the weekdays, just for you! Food Baby Tuesday, anyone? (more…)
As the brunch enthusiast who brought you 10 Best Brooklyn Brunches, it only seemed right to hit the streets of Brooklyn to find the best brunch for your budget and your neighborhood. Brunch is never the cheapest of meals, but this roundup is all about finding the right balance of quality and value. Though I begin in Greenpoint, I plan on roaming throughout the borough so you’ll always have a hangover cure/morning after spot even if you end up in an unknown neighborhood. (If you find yourself waking up in Manhattan, however, you’re on your own). (more…)
Brooklynites love brunch the way that Paul Ryan loves Medicare vouchers: truly, deeply and without reservation. After all, our 10 best brunch spots post has been one of our most popular posts from the moment it went up. So if you take Brooklynites’ love of brunch and combine it with our love for free stuff, could you set off a dangerous chemical reaction that can’t be contained by god or man? I Love Franklin Ave clues us into Crown Heights pizza joint Barboncino’s attempt to find out tomorrow, Saturday, with their “Neighborhood Appreciation Day” free brunch special from 11am to 3pm. (more…)
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