SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES!

 

 

GET F'D ON FACEBOOK

SEARCH
Newsletter Sign-up
GET ON OUR EMAIL LIST IF YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF FIPS
REACH OUR AUDIENCE

GOT A TIP? EMAIL US

Friday
Mar192010

Gone Drinkin': Park Slope Happy Hours

The snow has melted, the torrential rain has subsided, and the weather is GD beautiful up in NYC.  This is a good thing, mainly because I’ve been able to crawl out from underneath my crippling case of Seasonal Affective Disorder (it’s called SAD for a reason, people!).  I want to wear shirts without sleeves!  I want to drink in a courtyard!  I actually want to go out after work rather than heading immediately home to eat a block of cheddar cheese!  I want to LIVE, Park Slope!

So, where do I go with my new-found desire to interact with humans?

We’ve compiled a round-up of some of the best happy hour drink specials in Park Slope (WITH outdoor drinking areas)*, so you guys can get your drink on and maybe nail down a Spring fling or two.  Hey, it could happen, right?

See youse guys at the bar. 

*Some places, while they may have a great patio or good specials, have been eliminated because they suck when evaluated against all other criteria.  Deal.  

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar192010

This Week In Coffee Beans: Starbucks Traitor?

I admit it: I'm a fan of our local Starbucks.

I like the new long family-style table. And just this morning, with a line out the door, the courteous and conscientious staff took my order while I was still at least 10 people away from the counter.

They are nice and cool people, Starbuckaristas, and so organized—in fact—that I was wondering how many were actually unemployed recent MBA grads? (nah, they're probably English PhDs and would-be something-cool-or-others looking for some health insurance and a steady paycheck). I almost didn't mind shelling out $4.73 for my grande vanilla latte. Though, Jesus, that is a LOT of money for a cup of coffee.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar192010

FORNINO HEADED TO THE SLOPE

Of my top five favorite things in life, one of them is pizza (a few of the others are not suitable for publication).  So, when new pizza comes to the Slope, I welcome it with open arms...and an open top button on my pants.

Cue the (re)entrace of Fornino, currently nestled into your (probably least) favorite stretch of Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.  Fornino will be opening up a location right on Fifth Avenue at Garfield (where Brooklyn native chef Michael Ayoub actually originally opened up, oddly enough), bringing their acclaimed pizza into the old Tempo space.  Rumor has it there will be an attached store with pastas, cheeses, sauces, and prepped foods, too (a la Russos?). 

This is right across the street from La Villa, so I'm expecting something of an epic pizza throwdown to be had.  Thoughts on a winner?  And if Williamsburg is now slowly but surely migrating to Park Slope, please bring Motorino immediately, and leave behind the...well, I don't have to say it, do I?

(via Slice)

Friday
Mar192010

BREEDER v. BREEDER: PARK SLOPE PARENTS PULL THE PLUG

Well, it's official folks: Allison is now a ginuwine BR-ALLER.

She joins an elite group of BREEDERS who somehow managed to avoid becoming totallyfuckingannoying zombie parents by holding on to some modicum of their former fun/cool lives, and/or maintained the ability to express original, non-helicopter parental thoughts from time to time (BR-ALLER-n. a BREEDER who's proven themselves to be cool enough that, despite their tendencies to procreate, can still maintain the basic principles of a BALLER attitude and lifestyle).

Cause, really, what's cooler than having your Park Slope Parents membership RE-FUCKING-VOKED after you've "violated their joining agreement!?" (A: not much). Behold:

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar192010

Your Doorman Knows You Have Herpes

There really is almost nothing that I miss about living in NYC. I swear...I LOVE it here in the BK.

But if I had to either name one thing I missed or get murdered (do you remember when you used to play those assinine games as a kid?), I would have to say that I miss our doormen.

Click to read more ...