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Tuesday
Nov012011

[MY FAVORITE PARK SLOPE...]: FOOD TRUCK

This weekend while strolling along 7th Avenue, I came across my newly-appointed favorite food truck in the nabe. Parked on the corner of Carroll and 7th Avenue was Palenque, and they were selling homemade Colombian arepas.

I've always had a fondness for the Red Hook Lobster truck, but at $17 a pop for a buttery roll, it's a very occasional treat. Maybe it was the $5 price tag for a toasted corn arepa or a nostalgia for my Colombian childhood, but nothing ever tasted so good while basking in the sun on Sunday.

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Tuesday
Nov012011

Park Slope Playwright Wins $50K Writing Award

Photo courtesy of Amy Herzog

Park Slope resident and playwright Amy Herzog is a recipient of this year's Whiting Writers' Award, which rewards early career writers with $50K pat on the back. Her latest play, Belleville, is currently playing at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Congrats, Amy! 

 

[Via the L Magazine]

 

Tuesday
Nov012011

WIN A FREE DINNER AT TALDE: THE RESULTS

A few weeks ago, we announced that two FIPS readers will win dinner for two at TALDE when the restaurant opens in a few weeks ($150 spend limit, gratuity not included).

As promised, we hooked up with Dale (and master mixologist/co-owner John Bush) to announce the winners.

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Tuesday
Nov012011

Is Ozzie's Turning into a Starbucks?

Photo via Brownstoner

Here's Park Slope reported a rumor last week that the now-defunct Ozzie's on 7th and Lincoln may be the future home of a Starbucks: 

"A tipster overheard a conversation between staff at the one further down Seventh (near First Street), and said that they were discussing the new location. A call to the realtor, Betancourt & Associates, didn't reveal any information yet, and an employee at the Starbucks further up Seventh said he wasn't allowed to comment."

I know you guys want to weigh in on why this is cool or not cool. Please: don't hold back. 

Tuesday
Nov012011

Halloween is Over...What Do We Do Now?

Image Via Chinae Alexander

It’s the day after Halloween. If you went out, you’re probably exhausted, hung-over, and wondering what the hell you are going to do with that “Naughty Paula Deen” costume (complete with buttery Slip n’ Slide). If you stayed home, you probably had one trick-or-treater like I did (who was handsomely rewarded with an Atkins Chocolate Chip granola bar)… then ate all the entire bucket of candy yourself and watched Jamie Lee Curtis not die in the original Halloween movie.

And here we are…stuck with a headache/stomach ache, owning a shitty costume and living with a stoop full of more decorative gourds than you can shake a stick at. What the hell do we do now?

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