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Thursday
May062010

FIPS Food Throwdowns: The Burger Edition [Flipster's vs. Purity Diner]

Okay, so here’s the situation: after asking you jerks for some suggestions on where to do this month’s FIPS Food Throwdown (the burger edition), I got a bunch of whiny bullshit about how I’m an asshole for even thinking of getting a burger delivered to me.  I should eat it at the restaurant, you said, or I should make one for myself because it’s not that hard! 

LISTEN: I know it’s not that hard to make a goddamned burger.  I love to cook, and I do it often.  But, guess what?  Sometimes life gets in the way.  Sometimes you have to stay late at a job you hate and you’re too tired or lazy to make dinner.  Sometimes you’d like to cook, but you don’t have the time to get to the store.  This is why delivery exists, and this is why this column exists—we wade through the delivery dregs to find the best options for specific foods/meals if you don’t feel like busting out your pots and pans and cooking.

So, now that we’re all on the same page, let’s fucking do this. 

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Wednesday
May052010

BKLYN Designs

If you spend any time reading the comments around here, you already know that Brooklyn is stuffed full some of the most creative, smart-mouthed mofos this side of the Atlantic. We're already the bloggiest borough, and fuck it: I'm saying it. I think BK is also the DESIGNERY-iest borough.

This weekend's BKLYN DESIGNS event obvs confirms that.

The event is taking place May 7-9 at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, and everything there was either made and/or designed in the BK. There are 45 kickass exhibitors, and loads of other cool free shit (bike parking, a shuttle from Borough Hall..even coffee).

Tickets are $15.

(#myfatass will be there on Sat!).

Wednesday
May052010

New GAP Coming to Park Slope?

Erica, in her new incarnation as organized madam of now TWO blogs, shot her unstaff an email yesterday asking if any of us wanted to do a post about the new plan for the GAP in Park Slope.

Hallelujah!

Finally, an affordable place to buy clothes that doesn’t entail my spending another moment at the dreaded Atlantic Center.

Me, me, me, me, me! Choose me, Erica. I wanna write it.

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Wednesday
May052010

[R'uh R'oh] Mission Dolores Trouble Ahead? 

click to enlargeAs previously mentioned, I loved the shit out of Mission Dolores, the new outdoor boor on 4th Ave btween President and Carroll.

Buuut, it seems like there already might be some trouble brewing amongst some unhappy neighbors who aren't digging all the noise.

Behold the above sign, which is currently hanging in the lobby of a nearby building that faces the back of MD.

People are looking to get organized....and shit might get real serious, real fast.

I hope you can take the heat, MD....cause I love you longtime.

Wednesday
May052010

12 Bucks for Coffee Makes Me More than Just Grumpy

I share your sentiment, dude.

Because we are all fucking made of money (ahem), the arguably best local coffee joint in the Slope, Cafe Grumpy, is now serving $12 cups of coffee.  Yes, the same $12 that will buy you like three days worth of food from Red Hot, or a drink with enough alcohol to knock a little lady like me flat on the floor for the same three days, can now be judiciously squandered on one cup of coffee.

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