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Friday
Aug012014

FIPS JUICY: BEST STORIES OF THE WEEK

In case you spent all week playing hooky and enjoying the fact that we're actually having gorgeous weather so far this summer, here's a round up of juicy FIPS news that graced the pages of our blog this week:

* Grocery Store Comedy Throwdown: Trader Joe's vs. Whole Foods

* I'm So Park Slope

* Meet The Ball Man of Prospect Park

* Cool or Not Cool: Saving A Parking Space With Railroad Ties

* [What You Should Order At...] Prospect Bar & Grill 

Friday
Aug012014

The Truth About Cheeburger Cheeburger Closing

 

Image via Park Slope StoopIf a Cheeburger Cheeburger flops in the Slope, and nobody is around to give a flying fuck, does it make a sound? 

I wasn't going to bother writing about the closing of the crappy burger-chain-that-people-only-went-to-when-the-wait-at-Bare-Burger-was-too-long, but for fuck's sake, you people won't stop sending us emails letting us know that it's donezo. So, here you go: Cheeburger Cheeburger is closed for good. And here's why...IT SUCKED A GIGANTIC DIZZLE.

Happy weekend!

Friday
Aug012014

[What You Should Order At...] Prospect Bar & Grill


WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT... is a recurring column designed in kind for your opinionated asses and our lazy asses. When the mood strikes, we pick one Park Slope-area eatery and recommend our favorite dish. Are we right? Are we wrong? YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WEIGH IN.

There was this one weekend evening a few months back when I was hanging out at Prospect Bar & Grill with the lady friend. Twas early. We were sitting inside enjoying a beverage & perusing the menu, way too hungry & wondering what’d actually be worth consuming there. I was feeling particularly Brooklyn, so I went with the Kale Caesar Salad ($10) with Medium-Rare Steak ($4). As we sipped craft beers (Singlecut or Smuttynose or some shit) & waited for our food, the bar buzzed around us with mostly non-obnoxious folks. Twas the weekend.

The food arrived. The lady friend had a burger. I had my kale salad. We were comfortable with our respective gender roles. I dug the fuck into my kale salad, quickly turning my attention to the steak within. I was eager. I took a big bite. I hadn't chewed it properly. No problem. Previously, I'd been able to effectively work through my inability to properly chew my food. A little bit of water down the throat...lift the arms & open up the diaphragm...down slides the hastily-eaten foodstuffs...problem solved.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Grocery Store Comedy Throwdown: Trader Joes vs. Whole Foods

It seems like the big trend this week in Brooklyn comedy involves poking fun at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. In the first corner, we have comedy troupe Dollar Pizza mocking devotees of Trader Joe's who cannot shut up about their love for TJ's:

 

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Thursday
Jul312014

WHASSUP: TO DO EDITION

fHappy Day, Fipsters! I hope this post finds you well. Have you reached your Hamptons quota for the season yet? Sat in enough traffic to consider selling your car? Consider, for a moment, taking my advice on some local outings that demand little forethought, or travel time. Save your road rage for another day and patronize our fair neighborhood and surrounding areas.

There’s great new stuff popping up all over the place, from eateries to performance venues, to roller-skating with a view. Hell, Gowanus is a couple churros and one good mascot away from turning into Disney World. Mickey Swamp Monster? I’ll work on it.

At this point you’re most likely wondering what is up? This is WHASSUP: 

Thursday, 7/31, Beetlejuice, Pier 1 Brooklyn Bidge Park: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice—shut your mouth. Your favorite ghoulish playboy is about to conjured up in all his late 80’s glory. Come Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana…would you? FREE, 6pm

Thursday, 7/31, Journey to the Stars, Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park: Come for the movie, stay for the celestial show. It’s out of this—ah, forget it. Bring your own telescope (nerd), or use one of theirs to snag a glimpse of that great big universe Neil deGrasse Tyson keeps showing down our throats. FREE, 8:30pm-10:30pm

Friday, 8/1, Mariache Flor De Tolache, Barbés: All. Female. Mariachi Band. This would make my subway rides far more pleasing. $10, 10pm

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