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Sunday
Jun132010

ESPN Match Truck: World Cup B.S. AND Delish Food

Yo, so if you're looking for another spot to watch this World Cup insanity, and don't mind standing out on the sidewalk with 11 billion strollers and homeless people, you can come to GAP today from 9am-5pm and hit up the ESPN Match Truck.

They'll be showing shit all day.

More importantly (in my eyes, however) they're also serving food from all over the world, with a menu designed by the LA-based Kogi BBQ truck chef Roy Choi.

Here's a detailed rundown of how all the food tastes, and you can also follow the action on Twitter from the Match Truck's offish account.

[FULL DISCLOSURE: Sadly, this was NOT a sponsored post].

Saturday
Jun122010

WHO GIVES A SHIT: Best Places to Watch the World Cup?

 

The World Cup is awesome.  The universe comes together to hate on each other through the vehicle of attractive men playing soccer, which cues most people in the US turn to the foreign friends they have and say, "We're supposed to be caring about this, yes?"

I, for one, do give a shit about the World Cup, as you might have guessed.  So, as USA vs. England kicks off today at 2:30 (yes, I realize this is a photo of Wayne Rooney and not Landon Donovan, but come on, it's Wayne fucking Rooney), where are y'all going to be watching?

The awesome Korean lady from Brownstone Cleaners was standing outside of Okeanos at like 8:30 am, watching South Korea beat the shit out of Greece through the windows.  (She > you.)  So, you can go that route, or try out these suggestions from the crowd: 

  • Old Carriage Inn, which has a big projector situation going on.  That's where I'll probably be.
  • Black Horse Pub, the choice of Brooklynian.
  • The Dram Shop, so you can burger while you watch.
  • Loki, which I personally hate, but listed for Allison and a bunch of you who dig this place (see, I listen to you).
  • 200 Fifth, duh.

 Anything else to add to the list?  And come on, USA, let's not embarrass ourselves too badly. 

Saturday
Jun122010

Happy BELATED Lame-Ass School Holiday Formerly Known as Brooklyn Queens Day

ed note: I shoulda posted this shit last week, but I suck so I didn't.

So, as with almost all days (and weeks) off of school, the holiday formerly known as B/Q Day came as a somewhat unwelcome surprise. Even more so when I realized the night before that it was also my double at the food coop.

So instead of sharing meaningful moments like the one above at the beauteous and nearby Botanical Gardens, I spent four hours and twenty minutes doing this.

Only I wasn't smiling.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Jun112010

JURASSIC PARK SLOPE: THIS MUST HAPPEN

PHOTO: Miss Heather from New York ShittyOk, this *might* actually be the best thing I've ever seen in my entire fucking life.

Miss Heather from New York Shitty spotted a flyer in Williamsburg from a, no doubt, up-and-coming team of award-winning flimmakers who are trying to get a movie made and want Bill Murray to star in it. What is this fine flick called, you might be wondering?

JURASSIC PARK SLOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, it is about dinosaurs.

I think I might have to permanently shut FIPS down now....cause shit ain't ever going to get any better than this.

(via Gothamist)

Friday
Jun112010

Park Slope on Flickr

Sometimes I like to search "Park Slope" on Flickr and see what I get.

Here's some clever marketing, uploaded by Megan the Librarian, from some dude who's trying to sell his car: QUIT THE FOOD COOP!

This next one freaked my ass out...and apparently everyone else who saw it judging by the "WTF DUDE!?" comments. Needless to say, the title doesn't offer any comfort: Last Day in Park Slope. I clicked on over to the dude's blog and found out this was actually a bus that caught on fire acrosss the street from his apartment.

I found this amazing needlepoint that Florence Wang did of Park Slope Brownstones...someone should buy this shit pronto from her Etsy shop.

Bow down to it: Bagel Hole (from JillySP):

More Park Slope Flickr delish-ush-ness here.