Mezcaleria La Milagrosa – a Williamsburg speakeasy hidden behind a Mexican deli’s freezer

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The hidden bar is in the back of a bodega on Havemeyer Street. It’s owned by the same people behind the fantastic Mexican joint, La Superior. If you can get in, they serve five types of Margaritas: regular, mezcal, Jamaica, guava and tamarind. The Observer, which is no longer owned by Complicit Kushner, has more:

Mezcaleria La Milagrosa is a new concept locale from Felipe Mendez, the chef and owner of Williamsburg’s La Superior and Cerveceria Havemeyer, which is located just next door. Unlike Mendez’s other restaurants, this mezcal bar is exceedingly difficult to find for those who don’t know about it—and there’s a disco ball. [Read more…]

First Annual Relix Live Music Conference – May 10th

Relix Live Music Conference

The Relix Live Music Conference​ is billed as “a conference for professionals in the live music industry, designed to shed light on the fast-paced and ever-changing live music business.”

For one day only, on Wednesday May 10th, a full line-up of panels and discussions will take place at Brooklyn Bowl
, including a presentation on Technology by Justin Bolognino (META.is), who invented and spearheaded The Lab at last year’s Panorama Festival.

Keynote speakers include Peter Shapiro (​​Founder of Dayglo Ventures, Relix, BK Bowl, etc) and Ron Delsener (​NY Music Live Nation), moderated by the great Peter Fricke (Rolling Stone). Another panel features Dave Frey (Lockn’ Festival & Silent Partner Management), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), and Robin McNicol (Superfly) discussing the current state of music Festivals, with a capital “F”.

Tickets are $115 now, and may soon jump to $125. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, a year’s subscription to Relix Magazine, and a ticket to that evening’s show The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen at Brooklyn Bowl.

Brooklyn Flea returning to Williamsburg in April

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Sure, we’re about to be blanketed in two feet of snow by Stella, the ominous Nor’easter that’s approaching. But be that as it may, Spring is just around the corner. Starting April 1, Brooklyn Flea will be happening on Saturdays in Williamsburg. We sadly said goodbye to the Sunday Flea in 2015, so we’re happy to see them return. Sorry Fort Greene:

The original, Brooklyn Flea, has just announced that it’s folding up its Fort Greene market– yes, the one that started it all– and moving it to Williamsburg. The Saturday Flea, which has been in Fort Greene for nine years, will now take place alongside Saturday Smorgasburg in East River State Park. [Read more…]

Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day

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With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies.  [Read more…]

Mast Brothers say Remeltgate was fake news

Photo: mastbrothers.com

Photo: mastbrothers.com

Back in 2015, you likely remember that the Mast Brothers were accused of being ‘the Milli Vanilli of chocolate‘ for allegedly melting down pre-made chocolate and repackaging it. In a conversation with Fortune, the brothers claim the allegations were false. Still, one fact remains indisputable: those beards are ridiculous:

“People were spreading this idea that we remelt Hershey bars and throw our packaging on it… which is of course not true.” The question of how Mast Brothers makes its chocolate bars vacillated between “hilarious” (making fun of the founders’ facial hair) and “creepy” (family members were harassed on social media). [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s BrisketTown is shutting down on Sunday

Bill Murray's a fan; Credit facebook.com/DelaneyBBQ

Bill Murray’s a fan; Credit facebook.com/DelaneyBBQ

Sad news for BBQ lovers, but the popular south Williamsburg restaurant is getting pushed out by developers “intent on knocking down the building.” At least we’ll still have Fette Sau and Mable’s (for now). The owners of Delaney BBQ posted a statement this morning on Facebook:

In 2012, when I had the wacky idea to lug a behemoth of a BBQ smoker from Austin to Brooklyn, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, just a vague notion that I’d learn to make brisket. As it turned out, the next four years of my life would be my best yet. The idea became a project, and the project a business. From staying up all night cooking in my folks’ backyard in Jersey, to organizing Brisketlab, to opening BrisketTown, to developing a catering company, and eventually starting the development of retail products, we’ve done so much. Which is why it is bittersweet to announce the next chapter in this journey. [Read more…]

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

1000x1000While a little thin on big-name blog fodder, the underground is on absolute fire this week, so grab that headlamp and let’s begin our descent.

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Dog Parker invades Brooklyn

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via Dog Parker

As if Brooklyn wasn’t already the most dog-friendly borough in New York City—it’s about to become even more so. Enter Dog Parker. [Read more…]