Archive for February, 2012
At Williamburg’s favorite old-timer Italian joint, you can’t go wrong with any of the pastas or dishes made with red sauce. The clams casino and the tilapia francese are two of the menu’s sleeper hits.
The food can be questionable, but if you choose the homemade pastas with red sauce (they always have several) you cannot go wrong.
Also on the list is that other old-timer favorite. (more…)
I’ve spent years living in North Brooklyn but I really didn’t know anything about it until I was able to see how it was portrayed by 2 Broke Girls, a hackneyed, LA-filmed sitcom created by the “brain” behind Sex and the City and the “brain” behind Whitney. This column will keep track of all the knowledge dropped and questions answered, like: Why do hipsters wear knit hats? Because of Coldplay…of course (seriously, this was one of the first jokes of the series).
This week I learned…
Our Birthday Parties Stink
Earlier in its run, the show argued: 1) Hipsters love karaoke 2) Hipsters will pay anything if a party is exclusive 3) Hipsters love theme parties. So what happens when it’s the blond broke girl’s birthday? Obviously, Kat Dennings throws a party in which the principle cast just sits around and then takes her on a bus (the “bang bus”—more on that later) to visit jail. (more…)
CosmeticCosmic Opera took over Manhattan’s historic Hammerstein Ballroom for it’s inaugural extrasensory dance event last night!
SURE SURE SURE … Skrillex wasn’t there but that guy Axwell from Swedish House Mafia Was! .. AND he worked the crowd into a dance frenzy while aerial dancers danced on the ceiling in a way that would make any Lionel Richie enthusiast jealous!
It was the last day of the school year; third grade, I believe. I sat at my desk chewing the eraser off of my No. 2 pencil in anticipation of the two months of freedom, which lay ahead. I obsessively cleaned my over-sized tortoise shell glasses with the bottom of my t-shirt. The clock ticked… slowly. Finally, the bell rang, and FLASH, I was off. I sprinted down the hallway exuberantly. The strobe LED lights from my LA Gears reflected off the waxed linoleum floor, until they hit the black tar pavement of my elementary school’s playground.
Before I could go home for a summer of splashing around in the town pool and watching marathons of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, all day, on Nickelodeon; I would hang around the playground for the school carnival. It was an annual tradition on the final day of the year. I would eat cotton candy. I would ride the scrambler until I threw up. I would play tilted carnival games, with dreams of shoving a giant stuffed neon animal into my mom’s station wagon in my head.
Our fancy friends over at Hella Bitter are throwing a launch party this Friday to show off their new fancy cart that maybe you helped build with a donation to their Kickstarter. This would be a good time to go and try the Vanilla Kumquat bitters, if I may so humbly recommend a bitter.
We’re finally ready to roll our the Seltzer Cart and Hella Bitter! We’re having a party in Brooklyn to celebrate, and we insist that you come to it. If you pledged at the $100 level admittance is free. For everyone else, it’s just $10 for all the delicious cocktails you can drink. Come and show your support, check out the cart, and help us make the world a bitter place.
Windmill Studios, 287 Kent Ave
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.