5th Ave in Park Slope is the O.G. of quality Brooklyn dining, with restaurants like al di là among the first to bring fine dining to the borough. Tonight, some of the best and brightest will be appearing at the annual Taste of 5th Avenue, taking place at the Grand Prospect Hall. Just $35 ($20 of which goes to your choice of local nonprofits) gets you music, dancing, complimentary wine and beer, and tastes from a number of the drag’s top restaurants, like al di là, Blue Ribbon, Palo Santo, and the new location of Dizzy’s Diner on 5th Ave. Perhaps most notably, the event also provides a sneak peek of one of the most anticipated new joints in the nabe, Dale Talde’s Pork Slope, which is bringing porky snacks and pitchers of beer to the late-night Slope scene.
It arrives earlier and with more abundance each year—pumpkin-spice season. Flavoring everything, from cookies, to cream cheese, to local beer, to much-maligned-as-of-late pumpkin spice lattes that have become a sure sign of sweater-weather, pumpkin, the faker the better it seems, has become shorthand for fall. While we love actual pumpkin, in soup, curry, pie and even […]
Before the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club opened in Gowanus, shuffleboard was an activity you associated with Florida retirement homes. Now Royal Palms is one of the hottest spots in South Brooklyn, best known for its sprawling shuffleboard courts, but it also has one of the borough’s most sophisticated cocktail programs. Designed by general manager Tim […]
As much as we love New York City, and as ideal as it is for many things, it is not the best place to enjoy fall foliage and get that taste of the outdoors that even the most seasoned city dwellers need from time to time. Here are two easy trips north where you can […]
October in New York City means the arrival of the CMJ Music Marathon. This year, as always, the list for the five-day music festival is extensive. So extensive, in fact, that you’d probably be well advised to take two or three coffee breaks while scanning the schedule, which features more than 1,300 live performances. Before […]
On an already busy month in New York music-wise (and we’re not just talking about CMJ), indie music fans can expect a lot of bang for their bucks with these two acts, one from Australia and the other from right here in Brooklyn, sharing a bill at Webster Hall next week. Anytime someone mentions Courtney Barnett, […]