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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You've got a whole month to get acquianted with Sweet Science's shrimp and grits, for less. via I Don't Do Clubs

You’ve got a whole month to get acquianted with Sweet Science’s shrimp and grits, for less. via I Don’t Do Clubs

If there’s one thing we can get behind without hesitation around here, it’s the city’s many themed restaurant weeks. Well, except for the actual Restaurant Week which has a terrible history of short-changing Brooklyn. However, Caribbean Restaurant Week? Grand Street Restaurant Week? Italian or Russian Weeks? Yes to all of those. Now there’s a new restaurant week in town that’s here to make eating out an affordable experience, except it’s even better than usual because it’s lasting a whole month. Let’s all welcome and throw money at Black-Owned Restaurant Month, which offers $35 three-course meals in September and is looking like the only good thing about summer turning into fall (unless the Mets hold on and make the playoffs). (more…)

This better be the pure stuff. (via flickr user Kirti Poddar)

This better be the pure stuff. (via flickr user Kirti Poddar)

You may have heard the recent news that Maker’s Mark decided to respond to their bourbon’s increased popularity by watering it down. Luckily, some very angry Facebook comments led the company to rethink this perversion, so they’re sticking with full 90 proof alcohol. And to celebrate, Therapy Wine Bar (364 Lewis Ave) in Bed Stuy will be giving away free beer with every whiskey purchase all day. (more…)