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Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010


The most egg-cellent sandwich

Put down this newspaper or click the red circle on the top left corner of this web page and head right now to Five Leaves in Greenpoint for the best egg sandwich in the city. Comment.

Seventh Avenue sampler!

This sample sale has some bite! Comment.

¡Comida Mexicana querido at Authentic Mexican week

Tacos are great, but there’s more to Mexican food than carne asada and beans. Comment.

Sample the best of Brooklyn next week

Here’s one way to get the most bang for your restaurant buck. Comment.

This chicken is hot hot hot!

People from the south automatically assume that they’ll never find a fried chicken as delicious as one served north of the Mason-Dixon line. Comment.

You can’t ‘Beet’ this salad

Beet and goat cheese salads are so common nowadays that you can get them at Wendy’s. But “The New Brooklyn Cookbook” serves up an alternate take from Greenpoint’s Five Leaves that has two dressings — one of goat’s milk yogurt and another a vinaigrette — plus toasted macadamias and sliced blood oranges for a fresh combination that turns “the whole thing into the culinary equivalent of an Ellsworth Kelly painting.” Enjoy. Comment.

Now you can cook like the Brooklyn pros

Ever since Al Di La opened on a then-quiet corner of Park Slope’s less-than-glamorous Fifth Avenue 12 years ago, Brooklyn’s dining scene has never been the same. Comment.

Rose without thorns as singer-songwriter takes her show on road

Frankie Rose has drifted from one retro-pop outfit to another — from Vivian Girls to Dum Dum Girls — but with The Outs, she’s further developed her reverb-drenched, lo-fi garage sound and head-in-the-clouds feel. To really get a sense of what it’s all about, we leave that up to our beloved Algorhythm (patent pending). Comment.

Tom Chapin’s Sunday folk festival

Grammy winner Tom Chapin is coming home, and he’s taking requests. Comment.

It’s Wagner on steroids (and with burlesque) as ‘The Ring’ hits Bushwick

Forget holy deities — the gods of 1980s-era America were World Wrestling Federation stars. Comment.

A few of her favorite things

Myla Goldberg is a Brooklyn writer, but no, she doesn’t live in Fort Greene, Park Slope or Boerum Hill. For the past six years, she’s called Kensington home, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Comment.

Remember this — Myla Goldberg is the ‘It’ girl of Brooklyn literature

When she was 10 years old, Myla Goldberg threw a pair of scissors at her friend. It wasn’t her best moment. Comment.

This is the way to ring in Oktober

The main event may be in Germany, but over here, you can still get some Oktoberfest action, thanks to Kelso of Brooklyn’s own outdoor brews, brats, and beats event on Oct. 2. Comment.

‘Kind of a Funny’ Park Slope story

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are back in familiar territory. Comment.

Tell Tchaikovsky the news!

Traveling on the road is easy when you’re an a capella group. Especially when there’s six of you. Comment.

Lord of the fleas? You will be with this week’s Market Watch

Last week, we introduced our new column, Market Watch. This week, we continue it! Comment.

Rube ‘Goldberg’! Reis sheds his chameleon skin again in Slope.

This week: plenty of openings, closings, and, of course, restaurant rumor mongering. Hope you’re hungry. Comment.

Haspiel takes on Castro in Lockpez’s bittersweet revolution memoir

If comic books were DVDs, this would be the “making of” extra. Comment.

Brooklyn — In Dean Haspiel’s words

Dean Haspiel can talk as much as a draws. Here are some of his insights into his work, career and, of course, Brooklyn. Comment.

The Dean? No, the Godfather of Brooklyn’s comic scene

A jackhammer cracks the road open, a car alarm blares and the F train brings a rumble of thunder from above every 10 minutes. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010


You’ll crow for this ‘Rooster’

On the farm, cocks need room to roam. In Williamsburg, hipsters need room to drink — and now they have a whole lot more, in the form of the Old Rooster. Comment.

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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010


The case for urban sharecropping

The appeal of urban sharecropping is more urgent than ever. Comment.

Call it the new sharecropping

Commercial kitchens are expensive, but making food out of your apartment isn’t exactly legal or sustainable. So what’s a fledging food maker to do? Comment.

Church hosts T.S. Eliot’s murderous play

Spoiler alert! “Murder in the Cathedral” is about a brutal killing in church — but don’t worry, we didn’t just ruin the play for you. Comment.

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Don’t let the name fool you — the Williamsburg International Film Festival is more than movies, and it isn’t just happening in Williamsburg. Comment.

Flea bitten? You won’t be with our new shopping column

This market watch has nothing to do with stocks. Comment.

This ‘Dead’ play is very much alive

Don’t let the name fool you, “Je Suis Dead” (or, “I Am Dead”), is a play very much about the living. Comment.

Chipotle in the Slope? It’s not true!

The days may be getting darker, but Brooklyn’s restaurant scene certainly isn’t. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and, of course, our tastiest restaurant gossip. Comment.

Catch the big one at this year’s fishing derby

It’s has been widely said that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man to fish in the East River, he could win the Brooklyn Fishing Derby. Comment.

DUMBO Arts Fest bigger, better than ever

A revamped name, numerous new art mediums, and a wide array of performances, installations, panels, and workshops, all promise to make this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival the largest and most spectacular to date. Comment.

Coney Island Film Fest to honor Darren Aronofsky this weekend

It’s time to get your celluloid freak on! Comment.

Hot time in the city thanks to the Botanic Garden’s Chile Pepper festival

The world is a volatile place — so perhaps it’s no surprise that the only thing that everyone agrees upon is the beauty and joy of the fiery chili pepper. Comment.

Get some ‘character’ at Galapagos

Move over, Manhattan; this month, musical theater reigns in Brooklyn. Comment.

The Atlantic Antic — one of the best street fairs — is back on Sunday

The granddaddy of all street fairs is back. Comment.

Classic silent films return to Brooklyn Public Library — with live piano.

It’s hard to keep quiet about silent film this good. Comment.

Toys for grown-ups

Look, it’s about time you dropped that stigma about entering a “sex shop” — we know you want to, and now you don’t even have to wade through smut mags, grimy porn booths or that creepy guy eyeing you from behind the counter in order to get what you need. Comment.

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