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Tuesday
Apr272010

FIPS Food Throwdowns: The Burger Edition [Suggestions, pleaze]

Many of you may or may not be familiar with our monthly series, FIPS Food Throwdowns.  Basically, this is a battle royale of the take out world.  We judge on ordering ease, delivery time, price, taste, and how the food held up in transit.  We've done Asian, Mexican, and now, in honor of the beginning of BBQ season—we're doing burgers.

There are tons of restaurants around here that offer up a-m-a-z-i-n-g burgers, but a burger in a restaurant is a whole different ball game than a burger that's delivered to you.  So many things can go wrong!  For one, if it's shoved in a styrofoam container, the bun will almost certainly be soggy and gross.

So, what two places should we try out for the ultimate burger smackdown?  Remember, they HAVE to deliver.

Help a sister out?

Tuesday
Apr272010

SMALL, COOL....Vote!!

Ok, ppl.

The polls are open, and I need your votes more than Nancy Pelosi did on the day of the Health Care vote.

Help me crush Jessica, Eli and their brown dog in Cambridge (who could not *possibly* be as cute as Oliver! You know I'm right!).

VOTE FOR MY ASS! (it's the pic on the right with the "Art" painting and the brown banquette. It says "Erica in BK").

Yes, you do need an Apartment Therapy account to vote but:

  1. Apartment Therapy is pretty fucking cool, so you may as well have one anyway.
  2. I will love you forever if you vote...and forever is a really long time.

Let's go!

(merci mes amis!)

Tuesday
Apr272010

No Child Left Behind: Park Slope Edition

 

Because I've been unavoidably detained lately, I didn't get to this post last week: Freaky Family Friday at PS 321 with a special invite to grandparents and special friends!

Yay!

Yes, I actually got a call from my mom in CT that she and my stepfather had it on the calendar.

Hunh? I didn't even remember inviting them.

But no worries there! The P.S. 321 PTA did it for me (obvs), on embossed friggin stationery (okay, I made that embossed part up. But, they really *did* get a letter from the school PTA).

Anyway.

I just want to lay your minds to rest, cause I know that all you BALLER people are deeply concerned that the children of Park Slope aren't getting the loving attention that they need: there were at least 3, maybe 4, special grown-ups for every goddamnned kid at that school. 

Yes, really.

Let no child of Park Slope be left behind! 

Tuesday
Apr272010

WHO GIVES A SHIT: BODEG-A-THON!

Even though people may call you the GAY Deli, I still <3 you.

Here at FIPS, we're big fans of singing about the unsung heroes of our hood.  Walking to the train on this insanely beautiful morning, I stopped and thought about how much I lurve the nineteen billion places where I can stop and get coffee during my daily two block walk.  Which got me thinkin'--which is your ab-fab favorite little mini-mart around here?

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Monday
Apr262010

Spring Break Dance Party [Oh Yes We Can]

Look, between Coffee Wars, the bus loads of people who are moving into the nabe after Park Slope was chosen as THEBESTNEIHBORHOODEVEREVEREVER, laser surgery and Small/Cool I need to let off some fucking steam.

Who's with me???

[Every single one of your asses should collectively raise your hands now].

Anyway.

We've decided to take some action and do an impromptu Spring Break Dance PART-AY this Thursday, 4/29 at the Bell House! It's International Dance Day! And we wanna CELEBRATE!

BREEDERS, BALLERS, BR-ALLERS, douchebags, bloggers, boners, beardos, weirdos, hipsters, hippies, coop-tards, heteros, homos, singles, marrieds, olds, creepy dudes...all your asses are invited! We're all gonna get drunk, and get dance-y Daytona Beach style.

Now in case you're wondering WTF happened to the Big Gay Meatup, that shit is still goin on too....but in the front Lounge of the Bell House!

In the back space we're throwing a dance party to end all dance parties. We're gonna party like its 1999...or like we're shooting a Girls Gone Wild video (whichever is more severe).

Tickets are FREE! That's right, btchz...you heard it here first. And to make sure everyone gets nice and lit, we're doing cheap ass drink specials (sex on the beach anyone?) for $5. We even bought those little umbrellas ppl...we don't fool around.

OF COURSE, Robicelli's cupcakes will be in the house (yum).

So yeah, let's party it up! I'm gonna be there, Greg's gonna be there and the whole FIPS crew will be in the house (well, at least the ones that can't come up with a good excuse). Maybe we'll even get some disgruntled Gorilla Coffee employees to come by and stage a protest. It's gonna be OFF THE HIZZY.

So yeah, get your tix here and let's get drunk and dance-y together.

RSVP on Facebook.