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Tuesday
Mar232010

Hey Brooklyn [Episode 46: STFU Parents]

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You bitches have this whole blog reading thing down pretty well now, but don't you think its time you expanded your horizons!? Like with a podcast? Like with the Hey Brooklyn PODCAST!? Each week, we'll tell you about the creative BK mofo that our buds over at Hey Brooklyn feature. On deck this week: B from STFUparents.

"Woe is mom," "mom jacking," "Mombies," STFUparents will get you reaaaaal familiar with all of these terms REAL FAST. ICYBLUFR (in case you've been living under a fucking rock) and don't know what STFUparents is, it's this ah-MAZING blogalicious piece of internet real estate that chronicles all of the crazy shit that parents talk about, bitch about, and document on Facebook and other social media sites. It's hilarious...and so is "B."

Listen up here! (and subscribe in itunes)

Tuesday
Mar232010

FIPS Food Throwdowns: The Sweet & Sour Edition [Szechuan Delight vs. Red Hot II]

FIPS Food Throwdowns is a monthly series where we order the same exact thing from two different Park Slope restaurants, get it delivered, and evaluate which was better.  It's a culinary smackdown...a triumph of the delivery will. 

If you're unfamiliar with FIPS Food Throwdowns check out our first one, where the sombrero-wearing ayayayayyyy ridiculous Rancho Alegre beat out Barrio in a guacamole throwdown in the biggest upset of 2010 (not counting the Sandra Bullock/Jesse James debacle, of course. It's embarassing how much I care). 

This month, it's all about the Asian invasion, baby!  And by Asian invasion, I mean something really inauthentic like sweet & sour chicken.  Szechuan Delight versus Red Hot II—who will be the champion?  

Both places will be judged by certain criteria:

Ordering ease: Ever had to spend 15 minutes on the phone just trying to order a fucking chips and guacamole only to find out they have a $30 minimum and don't take American Express?  Yeah, thanks, Los Pollitos II.  We appreciate it when a place makes it simple.

Delivery time: Anything under 15 minutes is a miracle.  Anything over 45 minutes, I'm grabbing my torch and pitchfork.  

Price: Because you should never spend $40 on takeout unless it's 4AM, you're drunk, and you decide that you and your two friends need 5 large pizzas.  

How'd it hold up?: Soggy fries, leaking miso soups, cold pizza—even though I know my food is being slung over some guy's shoulder and transported on a bike, I'd like it to not look like it was.  

Taste: Obviously.

Bonus: Extra sauces?  Plastic containers that you can use again for lunch?  Score.

So, let's do this!

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Monday
Mar222010

WHO GIVES A SHIT: COMING SOON TO PARK SLOPE?

Ok, take note:

NONE OF THIS SHIT is actually coming to Park Slope...Y-E-T.

But, hello future business owners: WE NEED THIS STUFF! ALL OF IT!

So, yeah: here's my list of restaurants/businesses/services that *should* be in Park Slope, but are not:

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Monday
Mar222010

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: HOW TO BUY SHIZ AT LA BAGEL DELIGHT

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FIPS reader Jonny sent along his best advice for how to not get eaten alive while buying a bagel and a cup of coffee at La Bagel Delight. Heed his words, ppl. The dude has some good advice:

As those of us who have spent any time in Park Slope know, the two line system at La Bagel Delight (7th Ave & Carroll St) is completely disorganized and chaotic. 

Since my office is across the street, I’d say I go here about 4-5 times a week for a bagel and coffee.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the place to death, but only because I’ve figured how to gtfo of there without too much confusion.

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Sunday
Mar212010

A Week Ago Today... Oksana and the Monsoon

It's hard to believe that just a short seven days ago, I was dodging downed 200-year-old trees and standing in torrential rains for the annual skate school performance of Lion Kings on Ice at PP's Wollman Rink.

Guest starring.... OKSANA BAIUL. I suppose I'm the only one who is still giddy at this totally unexpected moment of grace.

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