Top 5 shows of the weekend


Happy Labour Day weekend! In honour of (hopefully) everyone having some time off work, let’s put some bands through their paces for our entertainment, it only seems fair. I have family in town for the first time this weekend so it’s possibly the only weekend of the year I won’t be at a show myself, but here are my recommendations.

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The Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator is here

menuA hilarious menu generator for Brooklyn bars has arrived to give owners ideas like the one above. From [Read more...]

Fool’s Gold is Taking The Day Off and Giving You FREE Music


Labor Day is on Monday, and you’re not the only one rejoicing for a long weekend. Brooklyn-based label Fool’s Gold is celebrating the holiday with their 5th annual “Day Off” event featuring performances from Meek Mill, A-Trak (and you know his special guests are gonna be on fleek), Flatbush Zombies, Skepta, Post Malone, Brenmar and many more.

The summer doesn’t have to end yet! Hold on by crashing this intimate party, taking place in Williamsburg at Brooklyn Live @ The Inlet. And lucky you, it doesn’t start until late afternoon, which means you’ll have plenty of time to sleep off that Electric Zoo hangover, and do it all over again. Tickets are still available HERE.

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Taste Talks Brooklyn 2015 coming to 50 Kent on Sep 13


This year, the event is curated by Questlove and it will be held at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 13. Mingle and chow with George Takei, Heems and an assortment of popular chefs. Tickets are $45.

Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes outdoors at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. Expect to mix & mingle with top chefs from around the world while dining on their brilliant, delicious BBQ creations.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour) // Dan Santoro & Bert Krak (Smith Street Tattoo)
RAW LAMB LARD & BBQ YUZU CABBAGE | With fish sauce, brown butter, mint, and thai basil

Ben Conniff (Luke’s Lobster) // Matt Timms (The Takedowns)
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Greenpoint bar Beloved has closed for good

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Delivery man attacked in East Williamsburg by tree branch-wielding thief

treeA delivery man in East Williamsburg was robbed by a thief using the most natural of weapons. From DNAinfo’s crime blotter:

A food delivery man was assaulted with a tree branch in a robbery for his phone, police said. The victim, 28, was calling a customer on Maujer Street near Bushwick Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 18 around 9:25 p.m. when a man started hitting him with a tree branch, police said. The man, who hit the victim multiple times with the branch, then grabbed the $550 Saunsung Note 3 from the victim’s hand, police said. He then fled on foot, police said.

Snakes on an L Train!


At least it wasn’t ferret:

Of course, Samuel L. Jackson said it best: [Read more...]

Enter the red phone booth to discover Bushwick’s new speakeasy, Hell Phone


Yeah we know… speakeasy’s are so Aughts. Just show us the door already! Still, we’re excited to try Hell Phone after seeing the pics. Bushwick Daily likes it:

Enter through a red phone booth and voila – you’re in Hell Phone, the new restaurant and speakeasy at 247 Varet St.

Vanessa and Anguy Pacini, the owners of Ange Noir, have been renovating for the past two years and have finally opened Hell Phone behind the existing cafe. Like something out of Doctor Who, it is an absolutely magical place – red velvet sofas made from repurposed phone booths, dark wood floors, original brickwork, and a piano you can dine on. And while the London phone booths may give the place a decidedly British flair, the restaurant is much more closely tied with the owners’ native France…. [Read more...]