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Simpson Street, Casita Maria
Saturday, August 6
Better than: Cowboys & Aliens.
"Some of you might say I'm preaching to the choir," Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon, a former Zulu Nation member and our master of ... More >>
Tuesday, April 5
Better than: Bowling.
In the past few months, I've read a handful of articles and reviews suggesting that watching a DJ is boring. In one sense this is true, as watching the moves a DJ is making is almost always secondary to dancing to the records that D ... More >>
• The wintry mix has ended, but ice is now falling from buildings. Your next snow hit will happen on Saturday. In the meantime, it's mostly sunny, and chilly. Elsewhere, the country continues to deal with the aftermath of this week's "historic" storm. [NYT, Weather, CNN]
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The front window proclaims Sonali Cuisine's newbie status.
This week Counter Culture sets down in a virtual culinary Bangladesh at Sonali Cuisine. The food is rich, savory, and really cheap, and offers several dishes that distinguish it from other Bangladeshi restaurants in Queens. In additi ... More >>
Photo: Indianfoodforever.comKachoris are a popular snack all over India, and are offered at Balaka Balaka, a kind of Punjabi-Bengali hybrid, opened on December 22 in the space on 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, that recently held the short-lived train wreck called Park Slope Bistro Restaurant. There ar ... More >>
The glory of Indian food is its infinite variety. Think about it. An enormous region--we're including Pakistan and Bangladesh--with cultures that go back thousands of years, including influences from foreign invaders as diverse as the Mughals, the Portuguese and the English. Food from almost ... More >>
Don't talk politics at Zaffran Zaffran, a Bangladeshi restaurant recently opened on Church Street at the corner of McDonald in Kensington, Brooklyn, has an extensive and promising menu. There's nihari, a long-cooked beef stew, haleem, pasinda--chicken or beef cooked in yogurt and spices--goat ... More >>
Last week, a fried chicken joint in Brownsville, Brooklyn, changed its name from Royal Fried Chicken to Obama Fried Chicken, a name some find inappropriate or even racist. It's true that fried chicken spots with grandiose presidential names are not unheard of--think of all those Kennedy Fried Chick ... More >>