11/01/13 10:33am
Handjob Academy

Hand Job Academy is ready to teach, if you’re ready to learn

1. It’s the Day of the Dead, and what better place to celebrate it than Greenwood Park, the bar next to the cemetery? All the ghouls and gals will be there! (Friday)

2. Or if you want to potentially avoid offending an unfriendly ghost, you can celebrate the day at Trophy Bar. But ghosts do travel fast (Friday)

3. Hand Job Academy is a group of female comedians/rappers performing at Union Hall, but let’s be honest: you just wanna get advice because you failed Grip Tech in 9th grade (Friday)

4. Check out some bands playing as The Clash, The Cure, The Police and Joan Jett for Halloween. We saw the actual Police a few years ago and wish we saw a cover band (Friday) (more…)

10/16/13 3:55pm
Here's what you'll be up against if you enter Crest's pumpkin carving contest. via Crest Hardware

Here’s what you’ll be up against if you enter Crest’s pumpkin carving contest. via Crest Hardware

Every year as Halloween sneaks up, I feel blindsided by my time-sensitive inability to find plans I’m excited about for the Big Night. Halloween seems to validate its overrated place in the holiday pantheon every year, but 2013 will be different! No more noobs puking on my shoes or cramped, terrible parties where I get crushed between a drunk slutty nurse and a guy in a homemade Rubik’s cube costume who is really regretting his decision.

No! This year, my friends, I seek to get back to the basics: Pumpkins. Horror. Costumes. Monsters. Awesome people. PRIZES. Take a gander at your options for a fun, entertaining, and memorable All Hallow’s Eve: (more…)

08/27/13 1:16pm
Emily Elsen, of Four & Twenty Blackbirds, will talk about pie, and you can eat pie. Win/win. via Facebook

Emily Elsen, of Four & Twenty Blackbirds, will talk about pie, and you can eat pie. Win/win. via Facebook

As Mr. Show, the cronut and the ramen burger have taught us, there’s nothing people who like food like more than combining foods. The people who run Greenlight Books are no fools, so they’re combining food with books this fall in an orgy of delicious reading that fortunately doesn’t actually involve eating paper from books. But they are hosting a slew of food-based events by partnering up with chefs at Smorgasburg, starting a cookbook club with discounted cookbooks and a series of readings at the store from chefs discussing their cookbooks and handing out samples of food. Looks like you’ll be paying a lot less to eat this fall. (more…)

07/05/13 2:29pm
Has this ever worked for anyone?

Has this ever worked for anyone?

1. Out of 25,000 photographs he took between 2005 and 2010, photographer Robert Madruga is displaying only 25 for an exhibit in Gowanus. Try not to think about all the photos you don’t see (Friday)

2. The Brick Theater is hosting an intersection of video games and performance art. We’re thinking Lara Croft delivering a piece from the Vagina Monologues, but we’re probably wrong (Friday)

3. Wasabassco Burlesque invites you to the Bell House to keep celebrating America the only way they know how to: with asses everywhere you look (Friday)

4. Mellow Pages moved over to a space that’s much, much larger than their old one, so they’re inviting you over to celebrate it. No readings, just hanging (Friday) (more…)

06/27/13 1:48pm
Can it top last year? Only one way to find out. via Facebook

Can it top last year? Only one way to find out. via Facebook

Bushwick loves a good party. We mean, we’re that everywhere loves a good party, but people especially love it in Bushwick. And while there are plenty of decentralized parties that go on throughout the year there, and even plenty of block parties, there’s only one Bushwick Block Party. And good news: that 11 hours of pizza, beers and uh, bikini keg stands, will be upon us in exactly one month! (more…)

06/11/13 10:38am
No sunglasses on the back of his head, but it's still him. via Instagram user nycprowler

No sunglasses on the back of his head, but it’s still him. via Instagram user nycprowler

Despite the fact that he lives in a buffalo wing mansion next to a river of kickin’ lickin’ Wasabi dipping sauce, Guy Fieri is a chef. So if he decides to come across the river from his Times Square diabetes factory, it actually makes sense that he’s pop in to Roberta’s. After all, celebrities from Greta Gerwig to David Chang proclaim their love for the Bushwick institution, so why wouldn’t Guy stop in as well? It can’t be any stranger than a naked waitress.

[h/t Eater]

05/14/13 2:05pm
Just a normal Sunday afternoon at a pizza place

Just a normal Sunday afternoon at a pizza place

Despite the fact that the mercury is barely getting above 70 with any regularity, summer is coming, we swear. We think. And once it gets here, you’re going to want to spend it dancing with people who are as drunk and naked as you are, which is why you go to Tiki Disco at Roberta’s. The schedule dropped, and the big news is that they’ve added a third location to host the parties, the Knockdown Center, which is just across the border in Queens. So don’t forget your passport. (more…)

12/18/12 10:00am

Roberta's Rockaway Gift Drive Flyer

Because you only help out for the pizza, right? Just kidding. We know you’re better than that. Right? Um, that was weird. Anyway, today through Thursday, Roberta’s will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in its Tiki Bar for the Rockaway community. With every toy you bring, you can get a glass of wine or draft beer AND a pizza roll for just $6. Heyoo! Roberta’s legendary pizza for cheap. Cue Homer Simpson mouth watering.

12/11/12 7:00am

Eggs Rothko at Egg. via I Heart Brunch

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…)