Stop waffling, don't be chicken, etc. via Brooklyn Beso

Stop waffling, don’t be chicken, etc. via Brooklyn Beso

Ah, brunch. That age-old institution of midday eating that leads to an afternoon and evening of napping, and then more eating. If you love this fictional, all-day meal as much as I do, then get excited, because Bed-stuy is getting another brunch crawl, courtesy of the Bridge Street Development Corporation as part of the Bed-Stuy Alive! festival. The crawl will move along Lewis Avenue, stopping off at some of the greasiest, rib-sticking ma n’ pop shops this side of the bridge. Start stretching your stomachs for Sunday, October 11.

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picture-61If you’re reading this blog, you like a bargain. So you won’t want to miss the deals at the first ever Brooklyn Hajj this weekend, an effort to promote established and emerging businesses in the borough.

Don’t be dissuaded by the pseudo-religious jargon and oddball branding—this is one of those events where you buy a pass and get discounts on meals, drinks, clothing, bike gear, massages and the like. The “all-inclusive” weekend passport is $8 and good for various specials at businesses spread throughout Bed-Stuy, Carroll Garden/Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights. (more…)