Slashedo: Nordic-themed dance party this Weds @ K&M

The organizers of Slashedo, a Nordic-themed dance party happening this Wednesday night at K&M, are out to learn us that “Danes do it better!”
By enlisting the music of such artists as Lykke Li, Miike Snow, R√∂yksopp, The Hives, Bj√∂rk, Sigor R√≥s, Lindstr√∏m, the Raveonettes, Jens Lekman and bunches more, it shouldn’t be so much a lesson as an excuse to get your gr√∂√∂ve on at the hump of the week.
Here’s the gist:

√ò (slashedo) is a recurring Nordic-themed dance party in NYC featuring the best music and remixes by Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Icelandic bands, artists and DJs.

Slashedo / K&M / 225 North 8th and Roebling / March 24th / 10pm – 2am

Blue Bottle Coffee Comes To Williamsburg

Northern California coffee company Blue Bottle Coffee has finally arrived in Williamsburg. The massive, minimalist space on Berry Street is primarily dedicated to roasting and packaging the coffee, however there is a small café section with a large communal standing room table.
Blue Bottle Coffee serves latt√©s, cappuccinos, espressos, and mochas (made with Brooklyn-based Mast Brothers chocolate) alongside their well-known cold filtered coffees. They focus on organic, micro-roasted coffee in its simplest form, no strawberry cream frappucinos, white chocolate mochas, or cinnamon dolce lattes will be found here. Each cup of coffee is individually prepared, and can take up to three minutes per cup to make. There are pastries sold, however we visited in the late afternoon and all that remained was one lonely scone, so don’t show up hungry.
We tried the two types of cold filtered iced coffee offered: Kyoto and New Orleans-style. The Kyoto Iced Coffee ($4.25) is made in a Japanese iced-coffee device, which slowly drips room-temperature water though coffee grounds. This extensive process can take up to eight hours to make one pot. It’s meant to be consumed black and has an extremely smooth and bold flavor with undertones of tobacco and whiskey. The New Orleans-style ($4) contains chicory and is served over ice with a splash of milk and sugar. It’s less bold than the Kyoto, and has floral undertones from the chicory.
The servings are small at Blue Bottle Coffee, but the quality is excellent, and makes you savor each sip. If you’re wandering through the neighborhood, give it a try; we’ll definitely be going back.
Blue Bottle Coffee, 160 Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-534-5488.

Help Find Brianna Zani (Missing 21 yr old)

21-year-old Brianna Zani has gone missing, her sister tweeted us, and asked we “please get the word out if you can.” She is 5′ 5″, had short blond hair (now shaved?), blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a green shirt with blue jeans when she escaped from Woodhull Hospital at 760 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY yesterday. On a site created to help find her, her sister writes, “She WILL BE disoriented. If you find her, keep her THERE and call 911. If you cannot restrain her, please do your best.” Help a girl out and keep your eyes peeled.
If you have access to a printer, here’s a “missing” flyer you could throw up on a streetpole for the family.

$5 Postcards from Brooklyn

Too busy to say, “Hey Mom & Dad, I miss you…”? No problem! For $5, this fellow will send you a post card from Brooklyn, NY saying anything you want. Act now before it’s too late!

Cue Fatty 'Cue!

Fatty ‘Cue unofficially opened last night at its new location at 91 South Sixth Street. Gothamist went and sniffed the pork belly and reports it has three floors with enough room for 50 diners & “400 pounds of meat at a time.” However, don’t go making plans yet. The official opening date is March 23rd.
Eater reports as well: “As with any early opening, the place was overstaffed‚Äîit seemed like 19 people said thank you and goodbye on the way out‚Äîand just about every server was on his game (extra points to the guy in the “Bloggers Suck” t-shirt). The atmosphere in the three story joint is festive, casual.”

Alex Chilton R.I.P.

Crushing news from the Memphis Commercial Appeal: Alex Chilton, the legendary singer, songwriter, and performer who created music with the Box Tops, Big Star, and as a solo artist, died today. Chilton was in New Orleans and was scheduled to play in Austin this weekend with the reunited Big Star as part of SXSW. According to the paper, he complained of feeling ill and was taken by paramedic to the hospital. Cause of death has not been confirmed, but the Commercial Appeal reports that it is believed to be a heart attack. Chilton was 59.


Bodega Selling Obama Incense

It smells like hope at one bodega on S. 2nd and Havemeyer.
To shamelessly quote myself: “There they are, sandwiched as usual between ‚”Egyptian Musk” and ‚”White Diamond.” Obama Incense sticks, FTW.”
Somebody please go grab a few and tell me what it smells like to be President!

Every Time You Don't Tip

God builds condos downtown!
Via Chrysanthe, who spotted this note in Austin. I like to think it applies to us back here in the ‘Burg as well. Tip your bartenders, folks.