Good News! The weekend is so close and I can feel the freedom calling. The partying doesn’t stop with this second end of the work week in May. With Cameo Gallery setting things off right tomorrow with Hot Creation’s PBR Streetgang, you can dance straight until Sunday when Mister Saturday Night opens the Gowanus Grove to the warm weather. The five events selected below are truly a testament to the top notch assortment of artists NYC venues have begun to showcase to the masses. If this weekend stands as the start of quality day and nightlife to come this summer, one can only be glad to be here in the city and nowhere else!
Williamsburg cyclist Rafael Huerta named the video he uploaded from his GoPro camera ‘Not a pleasant ride home’ for a reason. From Read the rest of this entry »
For the last few years, SnackyTunes brothers Darin & Greg Bresnitz have hosted a summer barbecue series where chefs cook food that they don’t make at their restaurants, in a casual setting. Last year, the people from Mable’s Smokehouse, and St. Anselm all joined the party.
The series returns next Tuesday, May 14 at Good Co. in Williamsburg with a meal prepared by Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver andAndrew Gerson, who is the brewery’s first house chef (he joined the team just a few months ago). Garrett and Andrew will be cooking a Middle Eastern-inspired meal with things like lamb skewers, Israeli couscous, and a braised cabbage salad with apples. Dinner with a Brooklyn Summer Ale is $10, and the party will feature a DJ set by Turing Machine.
The event will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Grab your tickets here.
The 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn concert series at the Prospect Park Bandshell includes some great free shows including Big Boi, Mavis Staples and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. There are also five paid ticketed shows for Beck, Robert Plant, The Roots/Jim James, Belle and Sebastian, and Barenaked Ladies/Ben Folds. Decide which shows to ride the G train to with the full list below Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a little Sonic Youth diddy called “Silver Rocket” from when they played Battery Park on 4th of July back in 2008.
It’s been more than a year in the making, but the Williamsburg outpost of Desnuda is now open for business. Dominic Martinez’s menu includes a handful of ceviches, like lobster and coconut milk with citrus, and salmon with Thai chili oil, almonds, tamarind, and sweet potatoes. There are raw shucked and tea-smoked oysters at the bar, and Chaim Dauermann’s cocktail menu includes the Prufrock and a Hard Place, made with pisco, moscatel, lemon, hot chiles, and, of course, peach liqueur. Dare you drink it? The ceviche list will ultimately grow to about twenty daily offerings. Check out the full menu, including wines and the lineup of South American and Mexican spirits, straight ahead.
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Since 1996, this group of 1-inch bugs, in wingless nymph form, has been a few feet underground, sucking on tree roots and biding their time. They will emerge only when the ground temperature reaches precisely 64 degrees. After a few weeks up in the trees, they will die and their offspring will go underground, not to return until 2030….
This year’s invasion, Brood II, is one of the bigger ones. Several experts say that they really don’t have a handle on how many cicadas are lurking underground but that 30 billion seems like a good estimate. At the Smithsonian Institution, researcher Gary Hevel thinks it may be more like 1 trillion.
Hopefully we’ll see a few in McCarren Park. Here’s a handy Interactive Cicada Map:
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The Bounty, 131 greenpoint ave, brooklyn, ny 11222
They say that things come in threes. In north Greenpoint that seems to be true since we are about to have three seafood “shacks” within blocks of each other: Lobster Joint, the yet-to-open Archilles Heel and the just-opened The Bounty.
We poked our heads into The Bounty last night and the space looks great with several beers on tap (Peekskill ipa, Brooklyn Pennant, Jever and Kostritzer Schwarzbier) and a handful of traditional house cocktails including a Hemingway Daiquiri and a Dark & Stormy. For now, they are serving a limited menu of oysters, cheese plates, and other bar snacks. We’re told, the full kitchen will open in days to come. Here’s what we know so far:
A brand new seafood restaurant is slated to open soon in Greenpoint called The Bounty. Nika Carlson, who also operates The Drink in Williamsburg, tells Eater:
We’ll be serving seafood from the North Atlantic region, made with a hint of Southern charm. Our menu will include things like crab cakes, whole grilled fish, a raw bar (oysters, clams, etc), a burger, and eventually, when blue crabs are in season in the Chesapeake, Maryland-style steamed crabs.
The head chef is Eric Mann, who previously worked at Craft and Prune, and Roberta’s vet Kevin Ang is also on board as a baker/chef and co-owner. The other partners in this project are Adam Collison, also of The Drink, and Lance Hess, who previously worked for André Balazs Properties. The Bounty is slated to open by the end of the month at 131 Greenpoint Ave, just 50 feet away from the G-Train station.
In other Greenpoint restaurant news, we’re told Roebling Teas Room’s sister restaurant River Styx is coming soon with the Greenpoint branch of Fornino opening any day now. We’re still waiting for news about this venture, but in the meantime are loving the burger at the beautiful Alameda which taste like a Shake Shack burger cooked medium. In other words, delicious.