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Monday
Mar072011

CHEEBURGER IN PARADISE: The FIPS Liveblog

For some ungodly reason, Amanda and I decided to go to Cheeburger Cheeburger last night and "live blog" our meal. Let me ruin the ending for you: IT SUCKED A GIGANTIC DIZZLE.

Here's why we think you'd be better off at McDonald's than at Barfburger Barfburger:

Erica: It's pouring out...I fear this is the universe sending me a message about our upcoming meal, and yet I decide to push forward anyway. CAUSE THAT'S HOW MUCH I CARE ABOUT YOU BTCHZ.

Amanda: Walk into this place and you're going to feel one of two things:1.) You are on the set of a John Waters film (this isn't a good thing) or 2.) The ghost of Frankie Avalon has spirited you back in time to the days of Grease.  Danny Zucco and Sandy Koalabear (I don't remember her last name, but I do remember that she was Australian) are ready to pop out from behind the counter and sing "You're the One That I Want."  Where's Stockard Channing when you need her?

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Sunday
Mar062011

Practical Parenting Tips For The Slope

Found this little gem over at JunkSlope.

Is this simply an unwanted book tossed aside..or is there a bigger message here?

Saturday
Mar052011

Here's Park Slope: Goodbye Soup Bowl, Hello Culture

Another week, more burgers, and the rise of Jennifer McMillen. Here's your weekly roundup of news from Here's Park Slope.

On Monday, the legendary soups of Chef Richard Gussoff said goodbye for the season, as The Soup Bowl, on Seventh Ave just north of Ninth Street, said farewell. Uncle Louie G should be opening back up in that spot pretty soon, and we can most likely look forward to several Soup Bowls come next winter. Fez Salon and its hero, Rudy, also picked up and moved two doors down, into the space last occupied by Under the Pig Collectibles.

Tuesday finally brought March, and with it came the grand opening of Cheeburger Cheeburger, the Florida based chain, in the former Miracle Grill space on Seventh and Third. The burgers are greasy, the onion rings are awesome, and the room is pink. And that's the last time I'll be writing about Cheeburger Cheeburger. Signage also went up in the windows of the former Willie's Dawgs, on Fifth Ave between Fourth and Fifth, for a new Peruvian bistro named Surfish. I also had a chat with the nice lady who'll be running the new artisanal yogurt shop, Culture, coming to the old Serene Rose space on Fifth Ave between Third and Fourth.

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Saturday
Mar052011

[LINKED] The Saddest Pile of Garbage & Secret Subway Tunnels

+ Legendary Brooklyn Music Shop Closes After 67 Years (Daily Intel)

+ Field Guide To Brooklyn's New Family Friendly Restaurants (Eater)

+ Awww...a good bed bug story for a change (Brick Underground)

+ Your Guide To Getting Girl Scout Cookies in NYC (Gothamist)

+ Here is the saddest pile of garbage you will ever see (Daily Intel)

+ An illegal trip deep inside NYC's Secret Subway Tunnels (Refinery 29)

+ Brooklyn artist working on subway mural (Daily News)

+ Home from the Hardware Store (NYT)

+ Vintage Clothes For 5th Ave Development (Brownstoner)

+ Aww shucks. Park Slope's Queen Blogger (Park Slope Patch)

+ Brooklyn loves Atlantic Yards?? Hunh?? Marty Markowitz is a Douchebag (Curbed NY)

Friday
Mar042011

[WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT...] Sette Enoteca e Cucina

WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT... is a recurring column designed in kind for your opinionated asses and our lazy asses.  We're going to pick one Park Slope resto a week and recommend our favorite dish at each.  Are we right?  Are we wrong?  YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WEIGH IN.  

Here's a conversation you may have had:

You: Honey, you want to go to Sette (pronounced: SET) tonight?

Your Wife: You are a complete moron.  It's pronounced Set-tayyyy!  I know this because I traveled to Italy for one week back in college in 1994 so I KNOW what I'm talking about.

You: I don't even care.

That's my attitude, anyway.  SET, SET-TAYYYYY, whatever.  I go with the non-fancy pronunciation, mainly because I'm not Italian and I don't want to sound like one of those pretentious dbags who try to inject little ethnic pronunciations and colloquialisms into basic conversation just to sound moderately cultured and hip.  They're all like, Hey, buddy, I'll see you MANANA!  And I'm all like, Hey, BLOW ME

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