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Friday
Nov122010

Politically-Incorrect PR: Dwarf In Top Hat Drumming Up Biz

Okay, I admit it, I'm too lazy to schlep over to 6th Ave and 7th Street to take a picture of the actual little dude in question but I have it on good authority that there's a dwarf decked out in a top hat and tails handing out menus in front of Kohzee Cafe (get it: cozy aka small).

My dwarfs are showing me the speech feature on a google search by typing in "mommy is a fartacus." We're busy here what with yet another DAY OFF OF SCHOOL!!!! 

But, my usually unflappable tattooed friend Kristin literally ran me down in front of 321 to tell me about this unfolding scandal. I haven't been able to talk her into taking a picture. She says she has some level of compunction, after all.

And we're getting asked about it on facebook.

Can you please go to the corner of 6th Ave/7th Street - Kohzee Cafe hired a midget in a tuxedo to bring in business??? So strange!!

Do they get the PC-ness of this neighborhood over at Kohzee? That maybe this kind of PR campaign might backfire what with the tolerance levels around here being what they are? Although.... now I'm thinking it's so offensive I kind of like it.

What do you think? Report in. 

Friday
Nov122010

Just In Case You Were Too Busy Having Sex in Prospect Park...

...to check Missed Connections, I come as the bearer of some extremely important information:

To the girl who was having sex with her bf in Prospect Park... - m4w - 24 (Park Slope)

Date: 2010-11-10, 6:27PM EST

I think it was like two weeks ago. I liked what I saw. Of you at least. Didn't care much for the guy in uniform. I wish I could have a go at you. You were so hot. Let me know when you ditch him and ready for a real man. I'm into doing in at spontaneous places like that.

So...that. Claim your prize here.

Friday
Nov122010

Gettin Gassy Wit It

Allen McCullough fixes gas lamps in Park Slope. He's done it for the past 20 years...and he doesn't know anyone else who does it. But note to all aspiring gas lamp repairmen: you won't get rich from it.

Still...pretty friggin cool.

(via WSJ)

Thursday
Nov112010

WHASSUP: Patti Smith is Whassup

Tonight. Patti effing Smith and Lenny Kaye. At Southpaw. Here's what we know.

Patti Smith is playing a cheap ($20) intimate benefit show to support the young and the needy. She is acting as a mentor to young "millennial" musicians who will join her onstage. Patti is playing her own material, and doing duets.

The event's an acoustic benefit show for Fortnight Journal, "an online project fighting the recession--and 'failure to launch' accusations--by pairing promising upstarts with luminary mentors." The rest of the lineup and details are here. It's 21+, which means some of you promising young Millennials are SOL.

And, since this is your only 'SUP for the week, there's also an indie dance electro night happening at The Fifth Estate from 10pm-4am on Saturday. FIPS reader Michele is spinning, so drink a lot and go. The end. Comments are open.

Thursday
Nov112010

Comida Consensus?

That joint Comida, aka Playa 2.0 is allegedly open.

The reviews on Yelp are already rolling in, and thus far, we've got ourselves a combo platter of love/hate goin on. It's srsly kinda weird...either the place gets 5 stars or 1 star, with nothing in between.

Here's some good:

"The food and drinks we got were delicious. We tried the frozen margaritas which were great, as was the local beer selection."

"For main course I ordered the Comida Pollo (specialty of the house chicken dish).   You won't find a better tasting chicken anywhere in the City, trust me--juicy and the spices were so good.  My friends had the chicken enchiladas and also the Comida Pollo.  Everybody loved their dishes.  The sauce (mole) on those enchiladas was to die for!  I'll try that next time."

"This place is no Mezcals, that's for sure.  This is quality, well-prepared authentic Mexican food.  We ordered the calamari, which was tasty and served with an avocado sauce and a chipotle sauce; as well as the cauliflower fritters which were delicious and served in a tomatillo sauce."

And some bad:

"While they're aiming for a finer dining experience in terms of price/ambiance, the flavor and quality of the food is definitely lacking. The three of us left feeling a little queasy from the grease with a firm decision to not return."

"After an hour and a quarter wait - during which our kept waiter promising us that our "food will be right out" - we were told that our order had been "lost."  Somewhere out on The Island, Jin cried, "Hurley, hurry!"

HAAA! Yay for a Lost reference.

Personally, I'm still open to trying Comida as WTF else am I gonna do?--Obvies Mama Rosa is out. But then I read this little kicker at the end of one of the bad reviews:

"As for the ambiance, the vibe at Comida resembled that of a dimly-lit daycare.  There were little children running amok like an out of control flock of sheep on the prairie, knocking over chairs and touching everything, including my legs."

Yeesh.

Any of you btchz been?? Good? Bad? Ugly?

(via Brooklynian)