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Friday
Feb262010

Fried Robicelli's Cupcakes...In Your MOUTHS [Cupcakegate 2K10: The Resolution]

photo: Brooklyn Paper

Remember a few weeks back when we all got excited as hell to go eat fried Robicelli cupcakes at the Chip Shop? And then we all went to the Chip Shop and they were like "huh??" And then we blogged about it, and instead of saying they were the sorry, the Chip Shop kinda lied and said "we have no idea what you are talking about, so this was probably some publicity stunt." And then we went back to hating the shit out of the "predatory" Chip Shop again, and suggesting you do the same?

Yeah, well none of that changes the fact that Park Slope STILL has not had their chance to try DELICIOUS, DEEP FRIED ROBICELLI CUPCAKES!

But on Friday, March 5, all that changes!

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Friday
Feb262010

COVERSPY: BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS JUDGING YOU

 

CoverSpy, the blog that tracks what all of your asses are reading on the subway, is one of my favorite new blogs. I love it mostly because it's fun being judgmental about what you’re reading, but also, because one of the main spies appears to live in the Slope (or surrounding area), since 75 percent of what (s)he posts occurs off the F train out of BK.

Yesterday morning, while perusing CoverSpy and judging you for your Jodi Picoult and cultural history of menstruation (yes, this is real) selections, I almost choked on my chamomile tea.  Oh Park Slope, congratulations.  You’ve officially out-caricatured yourself:

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer (F, 20s, brunette, Park Slope Coop tote, F train)

Well done, my loves.  Now, which one of you is this…besides all of you?

Thursday
Feb252010

Brooklyn VS. Manhattan: TONY Smackdown

This week's issue of Time Out New York devotes some serious pages to the age-old argument, which borough is better?  Brooklyn or Manhattan.

We're talking charts, graphs, a quiz, and a bonafide battle royale between two TONY staffers, one who's a lifelong Manhattanite, and one who's a recent Brooklyn convert. 

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Thursday
Feb252010

Boyz to Men: Mating for Minors 

I don’t know if the “treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen” approach is genetically encoded into male DNA or what, but watching the mating rituals of 6th graders has truly been a revelation.
 
Since around 3rd grade, the girls have been circling ever closer, ever more fervently. But lately they’ve begun to explode, one by one into a mass of body odor, hormones and passionate need (desperation?).
 
Although 6th graders are all over the growth chart, the girls are often so far ahead of the boys, it’s mind-boggling. Meanwhile, the hottie boys are all easy to spot as they seem to develop, through pure instinct, the powerful pull of indifference and disdain. Or possibly cluelessness...its still unclear.

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Thursday
Feb252010

Secret Restaurant Behind Loki Lounge?

photo: Brownstoner

Ok, this is just weird. Cause yeah: I love Park Slope, but also its not nearly cool enough around here for secret restaurants-n-shit. Though, apparently that hasn't stopped Loki Lounge. According to some folks on Brooklynian, the Loki Lounge has opened a new hush hush place behind their current restaurant. From urbandog25:

"Place is called Benchmark - saw the menu outside - they have no sign just a lectern with the menu on 2nd st - looked kinda like a Smith St restaurant circa '99 - foie gras, free range stuff, etc... not that such a menu is bad (if cooked right), just surprising given the location.

They are either well funded and going for a very soft opening to work out the kinks - or they are idiots and will be out of business in a few months - because the place has no press is impossible to find and is often the beaten path - I really hope Zebra's review is accurate and the owner has the funds to build up a business.
"

Well, you gotta give Loki Lounge props for an interesting approach. In a climate where non-secret restaurants are going out of business left and right, maybe the key to success is not telling anyone about your place, and then completely hiding its location? That shit is just crazy enough to potentially work.

[True confessions: I've never even stepped foot in Loki Lounge, mostly because I find the font they chose for their awning so horribbly offensive to my eyes, its never occured to me to go near the place. But most people on Yelp seem to dig it, and that back patio does look pretty fab].

(via Brownstoner)