This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema fattens up nicely at Minetta Tavern, while Sarah DiGregorio checks out the Williamsburg banh mi scene at Bep and Nhe Toi. Bruni gets his tapas on, awarding two stars to "expressly Spanish" La Fonda del Sol and one star to the at times "memorable," at times " ... More >>
Zagat reports that Williamsburg Latin steakhouse Pampa Grill has been shuttered. [Zagat] After vendors who were owed money tried to force Town into bankruptcy, the restaurant has closed its doors. [Grub Street] Le Cafe at L'Occitane in SoHo is closed with plans to reopen at another location. The b ... More >>
When five o'clock struck, the line was already around the block for the Bacon Takedown at Radegast (click to savor). Over the last year or so, the defining event in the Brooklyn culinary scene has become the recipe cook-off, whether it involves baby pig, mac-and-cheese, chili, or chowder. Yeste ... More >>
The W slideshow about kids in Williamsburg dressing in "Recession Fashion" -- described in the text as "vests and newsboy caps," but shown to include floral headpieces, suspenders, and vintage dresses -- reminds us of nothing so much as the brief vogue 35 years ago for modified 20's-wear inspired by ... More >>
Dedicated boozers handle the recession by being (slightly) more selective
Brooklyn director Marcin Ramocki isn't trying to ridicule Williamsburg in his new documentary, Brooklyn DIY (debuting at the Museum of Modern Art tomorrow), although it might come across as such. In the film Ramocki, who also directed the video game documentary 8 BIT, examines the creative renaiss ... More >>
Oh, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, now we will never be together. You will never sit in boxer shorts at the foot of my bed, singing "Buriedfed" in husky a cappella (yeah that song is about predicting your own suicide, but in a sexy way), and we will never spend a sun-dappled afternoon strolling ... More >>
(photo: I'm Not Sayin')Sad news from Williamsburg. The former Miss Williamsburg Diner, more recently 718, on Kent Avenue was gutted by a fire early this morning. The establishment is said to have suffered "extensive" damage, while the building next door known as "Monster Island" suffered minor damag ... More >>
Chris Day: Faile fed on Mighty Mouse instead of Mao? Now that Matt & Kim have an instrumental jam on their upcoming full-length Grand called "Cinders," Cinders Gallery may be Williamsburg's M79--except not smelly. Tonight there's an excellent group show from Closed Caption Comics, a 'zine collecti ... More >>
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Stage and screen wrestle it out at the Brick's new fest
Can't dykes all just get along?
Despite—or is it because of?—real-estate hijinks, this pair prospers