My friend Clint took some amazing photos of the zombies roaming McCarren Park and the rest of Williamsburg on Sunday, including this (paid?) participant having a tug of war contest via the hooks in his and his competitor’s back. I get the whole appeal to dress up and shuffle around en masse, but can someone explain where this fits in?

The Daily Footprint 5/31/09

Zombie Pub Crawl – The Charleston

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Grizzly Bear Nitemares

Last night, I saw Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear fame out at Spuyten Duyvil, taking advantage of the weather to enjoy the garden and impressive beer selection. Alas, I did not have the courage to tell him how much I love the new album. Not because I’m scared to approach people generally, but because the new video for “Two Weeks” has seriously creeped me the fuck out.

Real Estate Live Video – "Beach Comber"

Needless to say we’re pretty psyched to have Real Estate as part of our showcase on June 12. Here they are at the Annex on May 27th. [via Stereogum]

Real Estate – Beach Comber [Live] from Ray C. on Vimeo.

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The Daily Footprint 05/29/09

The Levee

Livin' for the Citaaayyy! on a Saturday? Duh!

Tomorrow night is the premiere of Livin’ for the Citaaayyy!, the new monthly party at Legion on Metropolitan Ave.
Playing all kinds of rare and not-so-rare danceables from the 50s 60s 70s 80s and 90s, this will most likely be the time of your life– mostly bc they’ve got one-part of the Free Danger duo DJing, who you can catch at the FREEburg Northside showcase on June 12th.
[Flyer compliments of Behold the Destroyer]

Mesa Coyoacan Open

Tonight marks the official opening of Mesa Coyoacan, a traditional Mexican restaurant from chef Ivan Garcia, original menu designer for Barrio Chino and most recently chef de cuisine at Mercadito. There’s nothing avant-garde about the menu, most of which will seem familiar at first glance–his ‚”grandma’s recipes,” as Garcia put it, down to house-made tortillas–albeit with modern touches such as Berkshire pork in the carnitas tacos and grass fed beef for the carne asada. Look for tacos (3 for $9), a sampling of ceviches, sopas, and tamales, as well as entrees, including enchiladas de mole, pork-and-fruit-stuffed poblanos topped with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds, and spiced lamb in chile ancho, chile guajillo, and avocado leaves steamed in a banana leaf, none over $15. Those price points and the warm interior (Chino-style wood tables for up to 14; salvaged 1940s wallpaper; and actual family photos hovering over the dining space like a glowering abuelita) you can expect Coyoacan to finally turn the former Pampa Grill space in Graham Ave’s ‚”Fish Tank” building into the destination those architects clearly meant it to be.
Beer and wine only for now, including red and white sangria. Brunch due next week. Full menu here.
Mesa Coyoacan
372 Graham Avenue