Blue Bottle Coffee is a growing organic coffee company that’s set to open a store at 160 Berry Street “as early as Wednesday,” sez the Times.
Sure, they’ll offer the standard bevy of coffees and espresso options to keep you cranking through the night. What sets Blue Bottle apart however are their five, three foot tall Japanese slow-drippers — “the wood and brass frames support stacked glass globes and adjustable nozzles that mete out liquid at 88 drops per minute.”
Those things look epic! Can’t wait to geek out over a cup o’ joe.
Archive for February, 2010
Today’s your last chance to take advantage of The Brooklyn Kitchen’s “Lose It or Move It Sale” as they prepare to move to 100 Frost St.
“Today is the last day of our big moving sale. 20%(or more) off everything at out lorimer st store. All-clad, Le Creuset, knives. Everything!”
Also: Bob McClure of McClure’s Pickels is teaching Pickle Science tonight at 6:30, a class which as of a couple days ago had an opening.
Our favorite DJ duo is back at Legion tonight, and this time it’s not just to make you shake your ass– Rude Dudes are celebrating the release of their super awesome mixtape, Oui Be Jammin’.
And since the Rude Dudes love you, and we love them, FREEwilly has got the exclusive download of the mixtape in its entirety.
Check out the cover art and tracklist after the jump…
Flyer and Cover Art by Behold the Destroyer
Bear in Heaven at Glasslands
Last night The Secret Machines and Bear in Heaven played a packed Glasslands. Along with openers PAPA, Noveller, and Mon Khmer, Glasslands was consistently full, with each band a new cycle of audience members would migrate and sift to the front of the stage. It does not bode well when you approach Glasslands praying there is just an exorbitant number of smokers standing outside.
Playing in near darkness, Bear in Heaven received cheers after starting only the samples of their most popular psychedelic and electronic songs including, “Lovesick Teenagers.” Next month, Bear in Heaven will be on tour with noise rock’s Cymbals Eat Guitars. Click here for a full list of tour dates.
After clearing the stage if only to make room for the drum kit, The Secret Machines went all My Bloody Valentine on my ears as I was stationed in front of the kick drum. With the first beat came three bright back lights for each member to further accentuate the sensory overload of the show. The Secret Machines rocked hard and stunned the their enthralled audience.
Check out more pictures of Mon Khmer, Bear in Heaven and The Secret machines after the jump!
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“Greenpoint will remain cut off from the rest of the city for another two weekends, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority quietly revealed this week.”
Last night Savoir Adore hosted the final show of their month long Cake Shop residency. Performing with Red Wire Black Wire, Ennui (hey! That’s another French band name!), and The Bloodsugars, Savoir Adore packed the venue with Indie-pop loving fans who sang along to even their new track tentatively titles, “Year of the Sparrow.” With Californian rock, lo-fi inspired guitar riffs, Sparrow is an exciting glimpse into the Savoir’s upcoming album– even though current fans still can’t get enough of their first full length In the Wooded Forest.
In the past Savoir has been a standout for their tight live performances (especially on their hardest rocking and gritty track, “Transylvanian Candy Patrol”) and infectious Indie-pop. Consistently delivering powerfully engaging performances of remarkable musicianship, Savoir Adore is a live act to not miss. Free Williamsburg has already noted the live power of Savoir Adore so click here to read more live reviews here and check out pics after the jump!
Tonight (Friday, February 19th) Secret Machines and Bear in Heaven are playing a show at Glasslands along with Mon Khmer, Noveller and PAPA. Doors open at 8:30.
RSVP here to see Secret Machines, Bear in Heaven, Mon Khmer, Noveller, and PAPA for $12 (instead of the $15 at the door).
Hey, if you can’t make it, I’ll post pictures tomorrow and you can lie to your friends!
photo via loaded questions
The Brooklyn Star will be shutting down for a few months to “recoup” following a fire in the building. The restaraunt itself doesn’t appear to be burned, but reports say firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof and there is debris in the kitchen. Joaquin Baca, chef/owner of southern-style joint told Eater it will reopen and that no one was hurt.
Update: A message on its website says: “UNFORTUNATELY WE SUFFERED SOME DAMAGE FROM A FIRE ON FEBRUARY 16TH. WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A SPELL PENDING RECONSTRUCTION. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THE PAST AND HOPE TO SERVE YOU AGAIN REAL SOON.”
Thanks Liza for the tip!
Molly McAleer wrote a sensational piece for The Awl documenting her ongoing skirmishes against the bed bugs that have infested her LA apartment. It is terrifying, in that you-know-this-could’ve-been-you kind of way.
Treatment for my bites has been the easiest part. At first they were shiny little red dots. It looked like my stomach had baby acne. The itching only lasted for a couple of days and was nowhere near as severe as mosquito bites. I’ve gone through a couple boxes of Benadryl to decrease the inflammation. I’ve also been using it as a light sleep aid because I’ll lie awake all night in fear if I don’t. I’ve also sunk a TimeWarner bill’s worth of cash into hydrocortisone, which I use as a moisturizer when I get out of the shower. At the rate they are fading, I will not be going to any pool parties this summer. There was nothing in that Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff song about kickin’ it with a girl who had oblong hot dog-colored marks all over her body, correct?
Back here in Bklyn, I have a feeling our Pool Parties might have played host to a bed bug or three.