01/12/16 1:00pm
j'eatjet? brunch

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

[We updated this list for January 2016 and added some new spots so everything is up to date!-ed.]

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 eighteen restaurants (!) which offer the best Brooklyn unlimited brunch drink specials.  (more…)

07/01/15 8:53am
Inglourious Basterds

It’s Hitler’s worst nightmare, after losing in the World Cup

Welcome to July, you did it! We mean, if that’s where you were trying to get to, you did it. We have a question though. If everyone is fucking off from work on Friday, is Wednesday still the halfway point of the week? Or is this one of those holiday weeks where by Thursday everyone has just decided they’re done with everything? Even the mayor already left town, do we even have laws anymore? Ponder our new lawless, half week thing as you enjoy the best nightlife Brooklyn has to offer, as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

06/25/15 9:40am
tk

Grab your bestie and your most pastel pastels, and go see some outdoor movies

The temperature is only getting higher, you’re sweating more and your brain feels covered in a sticky film that makes critical thinking all but impossible. You might think you feel like that because you’re in love, but really, it’s summer. And nothing is better in the summer than getting together with some friends, putting down a blanket, fighting off other people encroaching on your blanket space and watching a movie outdoors. Where to do it though, and which movie to see? With this handy guide of all the Brooklyn outdoor movies this summer, you’ll always have the answers to those questions ready. At least if you keep this page open on your spacephone all the time or something. (more…)

What else are you doing on a Wednesday night that you can't hang out with Hans Landa?

What else are you doing on a Wednesday night that you can’t hang out with Hans Landa?

Ah, summers in Brooklyn where you can see virtually any concert or film you can imagine for free. It almost makes up for the six months of soul crushing snow. Where once stood a sad empty park there is now hundreds of sweaty bodies blocking your view. Now there are certainly times when we want to watch a movie with half of New York (hello Brooklyn Bridge Park movie night lineup) but sometimes it’s nice watch a movie when you’re not competing for seats. Luckily, the People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street) just started a free movie night this summer, so check classics playing every Wednesday from May through July in PRB’s beer garden, starting around 9:30pm. (more…)

01/05/15 10:21am
MakeDamnSure you're there

MakeDamnSure you’re there

1. BookCourt launches The Boy in the Black Suit, an uplifting tale of a teen who starts working in a funeral home after his mom dies. (Monday)

2. Of all the times to talk about race and politics, now seems like as a good a time as any. So see author Jason Sokol talk about the Northeast’s struggle with racism with New York Times reporter Brent Staples at Greenlight. (Monday)

3. Run From The Police isn’t just terrible advice if you’re not white, it’s also a free comedy show at Muchmore’s! (Monday) (more…)

10/28/14 10:06am
pies'n'thighs

Chicken, waffles, satisfied nap afterwards. All photos by Joanna Purpich

Chicken and waffles hold a strange place in the food pyramid. They’re neither a true breakfast dish nor a lunch item despite the role chicken and waffles separately play in our diets. Have we found the holy grail of brunch? Regardless of when you choose to stuff your face, chicken and waffles are wonderful. Unfortunately, they can just as easily empty your wallet as fill your stomach.

Armed with the belief that chicken and waffles can be both affordable and delicious, I checked out eight Brooklyn restaurants all offering the dish for $13 and under, and ranked them for each individual component and the value of the meal as a whole. (more…)

people's republic of brooklyn

Let’s eat. Photo by Joanna Purpich

Neighborhood bars feel like your home away from home. You get to gossip with the regulars about Michelle Williams driving up rent. The bartender doesn’t even tell you to shut up when you go off on a slurry tangent about that one time you found five dollars. Except, maybe this time you actually did find five dollars, and you have wisely decided to spend it on food at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street). Specifically, you’re gonna spend it on chicken and waffles, because holy shit they’re only $5? (more…)

08/04/14 10:28am
Well are you gonna go or what?

Well are you gonna go or what?

1. Get a free glamour shot for your LinkedIn (or Tinder, or however you wanna use it), courtesy of Mesh. (Monday-Friday)

2. Head to Videology for the premiere of Covert Bacon’s four original webseries pilots. If the shows are as good as they sound like they taste, you’ve got a great night ahead of you. (Monday)

3. Bribe and blackmail your friends into going with you to Coney Island to see American Hustle. (Monday) (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…)

09/10/10 11:21am
Illustration by Jennifer Holder

Do vs. Don't, as illustrated by Jennifer Holder

Sure, football is underway this weekend, but the real big game in town is for the nerds: The Brooklyn Book Festival, Sunday’s bibliophiliac, star-studded fete of novelists, humorists, journalists and all things printed and bound. In the spirit of the free fest, join us at The Great Brokelyn Book Swap, a free event that can actually help you read new releases by those authors. Not sure what we mean? Here’s a handy guide of Dos and Don’ts so we’re not swapping  200 books about tattooed Swedish girls. (more…)