07/15/14 9:00am
j'eatjet? brunch

At j’eatjet it’s more like moremosa, Photo by Dave Rosado

Brunch: it’s that magical meal that’s somehow both over- AND underrated. It’s a great way to start a weekend or coast through a Sunday morning hangover, a meal where you can order a boozy drink and loudly proclaim “It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? Who cares? It’s brunch o’clock here!” to the hearty enjoyment of nobody, because come on. Brunch can also be expensive, as day drinking is apparently a fancy affair once you introduce a fruit cup to the occasion.

Still, there’s no need to be one of the five richest kings of Europe to get your boozy brunch on. Instead of buying a sixer of Milwaukee’s Best to drink alongside some hastily-made scrambled eggs at home, class it up by heading to these eight restaurants which offer the best Brooklyn unlimited brunch drink specials. And even though we’ll be focusing on the bottomless, don’t forget The Saint Catherine’s excellent 2-for-1 brunch cocktail deal we recently alerted all ye brunching faithful to. (more…)

07/07/14 9:10am
pok pok ny

If you can get a seat at Pok Pok, you can experience one of New York’s best cheap eats. via Facebook

As befitting Brooklyn’s reputation as a place for good food (for everyone but Vogue anyway), it’s been popping up in “Best Of NYC” food lists like New York Magazine‘s Best Cheap Eats more and more. After having 15 and then 18 spots the last couple years though, Brooklyn had 31 of the 100 Best Cheap Eats this year, with restaurants spanning from Brighton Beach to Greenpoint. While on the one hand this could mean longer waits at your favorite spots, on the other hand, more places on this list means a bigger cut of appropriations from the City Council. Or at least that’s how we understand it. So there’s that. (more…)

sue smith

Sue laughing at the concept of adding some dudes to the line up. via Facebook

Female comics are making gains and causing laughter all over Brooklyn, with names like Jo Firestone, Charla Lauriston, Sasheer Zamata, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer standing out as some can’t-miss names in comedy. Our pal Sue Smith, who you might know from Brokelandia, her useful and informative posts or even Best Week Ever, belongs on that list too, especially since she hosts Tits & Giggles, a free show featuring the best female standups in the city every other Wednesday at Cobble Hill’s People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street). And hey, tonight is one of those Wednesdays. (more…)

gowanus yacht club

Rex Banner always gets his man. Photo illustration by Chris Giganti

Just as the groundhog portends winter, the opening of the Gowanus Yacht Club portends a sweet, sultry summer filled with suds and cheap burgers. Alas, this year the Gowanus Yacht Club is missing something other than watercraft: Duff Beer. Duff — you’d recognize if you were born in the Reagan administration — is the infamous cheap mass-produced beer of The Simpsons. For the GYC regular, Duff was the mystery watery beer that was just $4, a couple bucks cheaper than all the other draft beers. But the Duffman has turned off the tap, via a cease-and-desist letter from Fox. (more…)

05/12/14 11:55am
daily press

The Daily Press in Bed-Stuy is one of just 122 great places to get coffee in Brooklyn. via Facebook

Last week, the Times posted an interactive map of 101 spots to get great coffee in NYC, including a meager 29 coffee shops in Brooklyn, and leaving entire neighborhoods blank. While the map paid even less attention to Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, we felt compelled to right their egregious oversights in our borough. So, we put together a map representing the motherlode of BK coffee hubs, from as far south as Sheepshead Bay to the northern tip of Greenpoint.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, including Team Brokelyn’s Tim, Rebecca, Isaac, Conal, Sam, Dan, and Ned Berke from Sheepshead Bites. Let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite spot!

gowanus yacht club

It’s waiting for you… via Facebook

This maybe wasn’t the coldest or the snowiest winter we’ve ever had, but the fact that it just never seemed to die made it feel more miserable than most. But let’s forget all that bullshit like scarves and hats and gloves and cranky rich people and focus on the important things in life: The Gowanus Yacht Club opens today at 5pm, which means that we’ve officially lived through the most bitched-about on social media winter ever. We did it guys, so let’s drink! (more…)

black gold records

This is a marquee sale, if we’ve ever seen one. via Facebook

If you enjoy digging through crates and elbowing people out of your way to find something cool, we’ve got a great idea for you. On Saturday, head down to Carroll Gardens, where Black Gold Records (461 Court Street) will be having another one of their awesome Gold Dig record sales. Why is it awesome? Thousands of LPs and 45s will be priced at just a dollar. That’s right: records for $1. (more…)

03/19/14 8:50am
dover brooklyn

Behind that wood door live Brooklyn’s best ribs. Well, they’re dead but you know what we mean. via Dover

New York Magazine has put their judging caps again on and shared what they think the best anything and everything the city has to offer in their Best of NYC issue. Most exciting was the fact that we got handed the title for Best Ribs in the city, which can apparently be found at Carroll Gardens’ Dover. And while Brooklyn was certainly represented in the list, we weren’t all over it like we were last year. Was New York reasserting their love of Manhattan, or does Brooklyn’s embrace of dead-eyed branding ghouls selling you your own reflection truly mean we’re done? Eh, who cares, we’ve got New York City’s Best Carnival Ride apparently. Suck on that, haters. Full list of Brooklyn’s best below. (more…)

02/25/14 12:37pm
bar great harry

Bar Great Harry has fun in store for you for NYC Beer Week, but they’re not the only ones. Photo by Sarah Gainer

NYC Beer Week,  brought to you by the New York City Brewers Guild, is officially upon us for its sixth year, and an inordinate amount of beer-centered events beg your attention RIGHT NOW until March 2. To make it a little easier, we’ve pulled together a hand-picked list of our favorite Brooklyn happenings between now and Sunday so you can save yourself the stress of so much to drink and so little time. Takeovers, launch parties, tastings, oh my!  (more…)

01/07/14 11:02am
brooklyn

That warehouse building sold for ten million dollars (probably). via Flickr user The All-Nite Images

Say, have you guys noticed that sometimes it costs a lot of money to live in Brooklyn? We have, here and there. So thank goodness real estate brokers aptsandlofts just laid it all out for us in a helpful report titled “Our Take On Ten Years of Brooklyn Real Estate.” It’s not incisive biting analysis so much as it is the literature equivalent of being hit in the face with a hammer over and over again. Except the hammer is sales prices and your face is your wallet. And probably also your face. Anyway, Brooklyn’s become very expensive in ten years! (more…)