Party hard this weekend -- it's a short week next week. Here's what's happening around town.
"While I love the creativity of telling stories on television," Van Brunt Stillhouse proprietor Daric Schlesselman told us, "one of the things I find frustrating about television is it's so ephemeral. Once you tell a story, it's sort of gone. My hobbies have always been cooking, brewing beer, and gr ... More >>
Kitty Pryde headlines this week's BK Night Bazaar
Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Despite good press, Xixa (241 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-8860) -- the second Williamsburg restaurant from the team behind Traif -- remains somewhat hidden on a frightful corner in the shadows of the on-ramp to the Williamsburg bridge. It's lucky that chef Jason Marcus's polyglot cuisine, wh ... More >>
Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Brooklyn's gastro-theater hosts its first-ever shorts fest
It's dark. It's cold. There isn't any reason to go outside, right? If this time of year is giving you the blues, why not get out of your discomfort zone and check out a few of this weekend's top events? The reward for braving the elements, after all, is delicious.
The 80th anniversary of Prohibition seems like a momentous occasion to imbibe, and so we're throwing a party: Our inaugural Holiday Spirits tasting event descends on Studio Square (35-44 37th Street, Long Island City, 718-383-1001) on December 5, and with it comes a chance to taste your way through ... More >>
Karaage from Momo Sushi, 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, 718-418-6666, $9 Fried chicken joints keep proliferating, but the scene's not exactly saturated with Japanese versions. Check out this Bushwick spot's rendition of karaage, a small entree-sized portion that won't set you back much.
We know you've had a busy week, but don't lose steam and sleep the weekend away. That would be tragic. We've got your entire weekend all mapped out with exhibitions, shopping, and more importantly, a killer party.
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If it seems early for us to be hawking "perfect holiday presents," keep in mind that the Christmas commercials are already airing, department stores are telling us that the shoes we want for ourselves are actually great gifts for other people, and here in New York, the Winter Village at Bryant Park, ... More >>
San Francisco-based food startup Good Eggs wants to "grow and sustain local food systems worldwide." Luckily for New Yorkers, phase two of its plans for world domination brought it to Brooklyn. Under the direction of entrepreneurs Rob Spiro and Alon Savant, the company has evolved from two tech guys ... More >>
Williamsburg may have been the center of Brooklyn's globe-spanning craft revolution, but it's neighbor to the east, Bushwick, has come on strong in recent years--and as artists and artisans continue to move in, it's unsurprising that we're seeing a steady rise in shops, galleries, and restaurants, a ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy put a halt on Halloween last October. So this year, we have no excuse (knock on wood) but to go all-out. Here's what's going down this week: Tuesday [Community] Various candlelight vigils take place throughout Brooklyn to commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Light ... More >>
If you didn't catch Eve Turow's video interview with Jack from Brooklyn's Jackie Summers last week, now's a good time to go get caught up. And if you like what you see there--and you'd like to meet the maker and sample his wares--you might consider buying tickets for our inaugural Holiday Spirits ta ... More >>
"If mom's apple pie and dad's liquor cabinet got together and got busy, and you put it in a bottle, you get Sorel." So says Jack Summers, the proprietor of Jack from Brooklyn, a one-man startup on the shores of Red Hook that has one specialty: sorel, a hibiscus liqueur.
Just because it's getting cold out doesn't give you the right to act like a hermit. This weekend's round-up will keep you nice and cozy.
Learn how to make whiskey at Smorgasburg
For six months, Christopher McPhaul allegedly sold 30 firearms to a Brooklyn man who seemed to be an eager customer. So much so that McPhaul would reach out to the man when he returned to New York with a fresh supply of weapons, according to prosecutors, who say that McPhaul texted the man in code: ... More >>
Back in August, we told you about LeRoy McCarthy, the man spearheading a campaign to have Fulton Street between St. James Place and Cambridge Place--the block where Biggie Smalls grew up--renamed in honor of the Brooklyn native. On Tuesday, McCarthy made his case to Brooklyn's Community Board 2. Hi ... More >>
We're still nursing our hangovers from last weekend's Brooklyn Pour, where hundreds of beers flowed from dozens of breweries over in Greenpoint. But on the heels of that, we're announcing our first-ever Holiday Spirits tasting event, a wintertime fete featuring specialty cocktails and plenty of merr ... More >>
Dozens of breweries poured hundreds of beers at the Skylight One Hanson building for Brooklyn Pour over the weekend, and Fork photographer Rob Christensen captured the action in photos. Behold, a pictorial essay of the event.
If you're lucky enough to celebrate a three day weekend in honor of Chris Columbus, your friends are secretly hating you. But even if you can only pack in 48 hours of freedom this weekend, that's more than enough time to celebrate the fact that the world--and possibly your stomach--is round. Here's ... More >>
The craft brewer's life is a busy one, especially during October when the all-important Oktoberfest beckons from Germany. The tradition has endured for more than two hundred years, drawing in more than six million people annually, and making it the world's largest beer festival. While imitations hav ... More >>
Outside, dusk falls over pillared Victorian houses and spotted sycamores, their leaves starting to curl and drop with the season, but inside the bar, everything's awash in a yellow glow and flickering candlelight. Three men walk in.
They came, they drank, they ate, and they listened to some rocking Michael Jackson tunes spun by DJ Nutritious. (Yes, really, a DJ named Nutritious at a food event. Almost too much.) This year's Brooklyn Shaken & Stirred event, hosted by Brooklyn Exposed in the white-washed brick space of The Green ... More >>
Billy Lyons dropped a list of the 10 best restaurants in Williamsburg yesterday, a group that's increasingly difficult to narrow down because the neighborhood continues to amass notable spots alongside some older mainstays. And one reader noted a couple of restaurants that he believes should have be ... More >>
While the weather forecasters throw darts to predict how the rest of the week will turn out, the rest of us would probably like to have a little consistency in our lives. Hence, the midweek happy hour. Here's a look at some places you might like to get stuck inside whenever the next tornado or hail ... More >>
Try out 'The Big Boing' at the BRIC House
The Williamsburg renaissance transformed an industrial afterthought into a world-renowned enclave of artistic endeavors. Lucky for us, some of those artists chose to work with a grill rather than an easel to display their talents. With the backdrop of Manhattan providing a perfect canvas on which in ... More >>
Another week is starting up, and if the government has given you some downtime, you're probably at a loss for things to do. You could hop on a bus and act like a tourist for the day, or you could occupy your time like a local. But even if you're not furloughed, here's where to get jolly with food an ... More >>
Get ready for some big Brooklyn beer news: KelSo is launching a canned beer line. Known for easy-drinking and innovative brews, the small husband-and-wife operation is taking new form as beers goes beyond the tap and into the can. We caught up with Kelly Taylor, head brewer and co-owner, to learn mo ... More >>
Last week Runnin' Scared reported that Rentenna, a housing market social media startup, released a "green heat map", a visual guide to rental units' proximity to farmer's markets, parks, and tree-lined streets. But that was just for Manhattan; the Brooklyn and Queens versions were still in the works ... More >>
We're less than two weeks out from the Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, which descends on Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, 718-783-5437) in Fort Greene October 12. Our VIP tickets are sold out--but there are a few more general admission slots available, and today brings more info that should t ... More >>
In ten years or so, the fragrant banks of the Gowanus Canal may smell less like supercharged sewage, while the waters might lose their pus-addled-Ninja-Turtle hue. The Environmental Protection Agency announced their final plans yesterday to clean up the canal, a process that's expected to take aroun ... More >>
When Starrett City Boxing Club in East New York opened in 1978, it was surrounded by dirt roads and blight. And in the marshes just out back, "people would dump things," says longtime trainer Ewart Chance. "This place used to be a dump." These days, the smooth, slate-colored, asphalt streets bear a ... More >>
Now that the last weekend of September has arrived, the stress of finding a super original Halloween costume is on. Between your desperate search through vintage clothing shops and scouring Abracadabra for something in your size, why not take a break at some of these fun--and mostly free--events:
Sometime very soon, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final plan on how to clean up the incredibly polluted Gowanus Canal, a process that's expected to take years and cost $550 million. In the meantime, stop fishing there. No, seriously, that's something that people are still doin ... More >>
Brooklyn Brew Shop is one of the only places in New York City that provides easy-to-use brew kits for homebrewers. "Making beer is not difficult. It requires little space. It will save you money, and taste better than what you find in most stores," the shop's website boasts, encouraging others to ge ... More >>