The New Yorker published a revealing piece on the Gothamist and DNAinfo shutdown. They reinforce what’s abundantly obvious — that Joe Ricketts is an asshole — but the article also reveals how Gothamist founders Jake Dobkin and Jen Chung played along with Ricketts’ anti-union tactics: Chung stood in front of the newsroom and delivered a […]
In 2017 Japan was named #2 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel. This means there is no better time to visit Japan than right now.
It’s been a little bit over a week since Gothamist and DNAinfo were shut down by their unscrupulous owner, Joe Ricketts. Founders Jen Chung and Jake Dobkin have been conspicuously quiet about the abrupt closure, other than issuing a thank you email to their readers, which was widely criticized by fans of the sites. They were […]
Nestled inside the Franklin Guesthouse hotel in Greenpoint is the second restaurant from the owners of Glasserie. Bar Glory serves a fantastic fusion of Mediterranean and Asian dishes in an unassuming environment. Start with their fantastic dumplings, our favorite being Pumpkin, Ricotta & Spicy Apricot ($4 each), though the Shrimp Shu Mai and
Lamb & Pistachio Pesto dumplings are great too. Bar Glory has a nice selection of sparkling wines, all served cold, which pair well with all of their small dishes. There are also several small grilled dishes available including octopus, greens, and lamb ribs. For an entree the Shrimp Dumpling & Massaman Coconut Curry is a winner too. Make sure you save room for dessert. The Cherry Pit Ice Cream with Lychee and Orange Blossom is as tasty as it is unique. A wonderful addition to the neighborhood.
Bar Glory is the second spot from the people behind Glasserie, one of Greenpoint’s best-known restaurants. Glasserie’s space is certainly cool, and the food is good – but we prefer Bar Glory. And that’s because the food here is unlike anything else in NYC. The menu here is a mashup of various Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, and it kicks off with dumplings. Unlike most dumplings you’ve probably eaten lately, these involve pumpkin, ricotta, and spicy apricot, or lamb and pistachio pesto. Each one comes out looking like a giant tortellini pasta sitting in a bath of sauce. You’ll eat it in two bites, and wish you had 12 more. Good news: Bar Glory has anticipated your needs. They also serve big bowls of shrimp dumpling massaman curry, and lamb dumplings with garlic yogurt and chili oil.
The larger lamb entrees ($16) are alone worth a trip. Shallots and baby squash join Azerbaijani chuchvara — tiny lamb dumplings that recall Polish uszka or Russian pelmeni — in a pool of garlic yogurt speckled with pine nuts, raisins, and crunchy slivers of fried garlic. Across the top, rivulets of chile oil run every which way, lending most bites a mounting then lingering heat. Kudos to Shem Tov and his crew for taking these straightforward dough pockets to unexpected new heights without it feeling overwrought or insincere. Then there’s kuksu, a Korean soup that wound up in Uzbekistan after Russia’s forced deportation of its Korean immigrant population in the 1930s. Though it’s commonly served cold, BarGlory opts for a hot preparation that starts with tangy, pho-like lamb stock spiked with vinegar, tender shreds of lamb shoulder, and rosy slabs of smoky, fat-rimmed grilled lamb loin. To this the kitchen adds a marbled tea-brined egg and a tangle of ragged, hand-cut semolina noodles, like the kind typically accompanying another Uzbek soup called lagman. It’s immediately one of the most interesting bowls in Brooklyn.
Now that the annoying, street-blocking NYC marathon has passed (can we just cancel the damn thing next year?) there’s a new marathon coming to Williamsburg this Sunday. The New York Sorta Marathon is a .2 mile-long race that’s “basically just a finish line” for people who are too busy to bother with training for a […]
It’s really a shame that people don’t know how to behave. Some fools insisted on using the n-word at Alligator Lounge last week while singing “Gold Digger” and other songs. After being kicked out of the club, they took to Yelp to complain. Ugh. Non-black patrons of Alligator Lounge who refused to stop saying racial […]
Billionaire Trump supporter Joe Ricketts, who bought Gothamist back in March (he already owned DNAinfo) abruptly shut down both sites today. In a statement posted online, Ricketts claims that the sites were not economically successful (which seems dubious in the case of heavily-trafficked Gothamist.) Ricketts suspiciously shut both sites down after the editorial staff voted to […]
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Jimmy Kimmel visited Williamsburg for a funny skit this week. In case you missed it, check it out below. If you’ve never been to Brooklyn you should know that this borough is home to some of the thickest and scraggliest beards this side of Fallujah. Sometimes we’re not sure if we are in Brooklyn or […]
Brooklyn is always packed with things to do on Halloween, but this year it seems like there’s even more going on than usual. We’ve already told you about all the scary films you can see in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. We’re excited to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show at McCarren Park Pool on Saturday! Here are […]