Bluebird brunch will leave you feeling anything but blue. via FB
Winter is nigh upon us. It’s time to throw on flannel underwear and never leave the apartment. Soon enough we’ll all be dodging slush monsters while waving away rumors of how nice California is this time of year.
Don’t despair, readers. We might all turn into wretched mole-people this winter, but brunch is forever ours. It knows no season. In that spirit, check out these brunch spots with working fireplaces. Between that and their cozy, Christmas-ready ambiance, you’ll be sure to warm your belly and soul against Californians. (more…)
What it is: German bier hall and tavern with Italian influences in the heart of Cobble Hill.
Why we love it: With the fireplace, exposed brick walls and reclaimed wooden tables, it’s a relaxing and romantic place to grab a bite and a drink with a date after seeing a showing at Cobble Hill Cinema just down the street.
What to order: The house-brewed beer, Buschenschank Pilsner or Heffe, or one of the German brews on tap. Order pizza and a plate of wurst, because where else will you get the chance to eat both those cuisines under one roof? Also, homemade pretzels and bier cheese.
Regular tip: The “Ratskeller,” their elegant downstairs lounge, is available to reserve for private events.
They’re calling it the Harbauwl this year. True story
The problem with throwing a Super Bowl party in Brooklyn apartments is one of simple logistics: it requires space you don’t have. Even if your Bushwick loft does have the capacity to host a couple dozen drunks and a fifteen-foot hoagie, chances are you and your nine roommates haven’t gone in for basic cable, and maybe even a couple of them loathe sports and the average loud, loyal football fan. You’ve already shelled out to learn about football, so what do you do to keep your investment from being a waste? As with so many Brooklyn conundrums, where-to-watch-the-Super-Bowl is a question best answered with a trip to the bar. Here’s a list of spots showing the Big Game. (more…)