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Entries in restaurants (13)

Wednesday
Feb052014

This Year, Have a Beyonce-Themed VD!

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Back in my day, the ultimate musical power couple was Marc Anthony and J-Lo; two performers, both with massive pop appeal, writing songs and kinda going on tour together, one gay, the other not very good. Sadly, their marriage had some differences and that arrangement has since gone the way of the dodo.

These days, that triumphant musical power couple is BY FAR Jay-Z and Beyonce. "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Drunk in Love" and making Blue Ivy and owning the Nets and then Robinson Cano and ethical Barney's clothing and dropping albums on us like a NINJABOMB and Brooklyn, son. That's the power of love. Shit...Forbes even says so because FORBES LIKES MONEY.

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Monday
Sep092013

Parkwanus-Sized Drama at The Pines?

Photo via The Pines Facebook page

LONG LIVE PARKWANUS! A mere twenty days ago, The Pines, Parkwanus’ rustically kooky Italian-Asianish restaurant became the neighborhood's first restaurant to receive a starred review from The NY Times' Pete Wells. While they did only receive one star, Wells noted that they seemed to be improving over time, comparing them to the 70's band Television...who apparently sucked for a bunch before they became awesome.

Then this past Friday, word got out that The Pines' head chef Angelo Romano was leaving the restaurant on Friday the 13th. BUT WHA??? Leaving so soon after a NY Times review? It's not like it was that bad of a review. I mean, it paled in comparison to when The Times' Sam Sifton dropped a zero-star "fair" rating on Eddie Huang's Xiao Ye, which closed a month-and-a-half later after one too many Four Loko-related raids.

So WHAT COULD IT BE?

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Wednesday
Jul172013

What You Should Order At...Blueprint (Cocktail Edition!)

WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT... is a recurring column designed in kind for your opinionated asses and our lazy asses.  We're going to pick one Park Slope resto a week and recommend our favorite dish at each.  Are we right?  Are we wrong?  YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WEIGH IN.  

The cocktail bars keep popping up in the Slope but by far my personal favorite is still always Blueprint. Consistently excellent libations, delicious snacks, and an incredible staff complete with hot Aussie bartender (Hi Andy!).

I’ve have ashamedly tried 80% of the cocktails on the Blueprint menu, so I thought I’d share a couple favorite selections with you that are sure to please even the most discerning of palates.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

The Crab Spot On Union Street Opens Today

Photo via Brownstoner

Holy crab (sorry.)

For all of you seafood lovers in the nabe, a new crab place opens today at 833 Union, between 6th/7th Avenues. According to The Crab Spot's Twitter page, they'll be open starting at 2PM, and will serve a combo of crab dishes and seafood pots, like the Crab Royale ($34.99), a combo of dungeness crab, snow crab and king crab served with red potatoes and corn on the cob, with the option of having the dish prepared in the following ways: simply steamed, garlic olive oil, old bay, chipotle bbq, spicy boiled or grilled. 

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Tuesday
Dec182012

FiPS Round-Up: Where to Eat Out On Christmas!

Since we all know what a lousy cook you are, we don't want you to starve to death over the holidays.  So, we rounded up a bunch of restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day, just so you'd know where to eat.  While lots of places in the neighborhood -- Al di la, Sidecar, Applewood, Talde and Thistle Hill Tavern, to name a few -- are closed both days, it is possible to get a meal in a sit-down restaurant on December 24 or 25. 

Open both December 24 and 25: 

AOC Bistro  If you're desperate for French food on Christmas, or if you're just too lazy to kill yourself, you can go to AOC on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. 

Kiku Asian Bistro  Accepting reservations on Open Table.  Eat here, then call your mom and tell her you had sushi for Christmas dinner.  It'll totally piss her off.

Kinara  Open seven days, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Hindus don't care about the sweet little baby jeebus in a manger, I guess.

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