Having facial hair in Brooklyn has become more common than having a New York City accent in New York. Whether you’re sporting the lumberjack look, the ZZ Top look, the I-forgot-to-shave-this-morning look, the handlebar hipster ‘stache, or the bearded lady look, there’s a place for you here. This Saturday at Warsaw, the Gotham City Beard Alliance are holding their third annual Beard and Mustache Competition. Put your facial hair up against some of the best in 13 categories, including “styled mustache,” “full beard over one foot,” “women’s most fantastic,” and “women’s most realistic.” There will be bands, belly dancers and raffle prizes in addition to drink specials and delicious pierogies. All proceeds from the event will go to the local NYC MS Society chapter. Buy your tickets now!
A cold, creamy beer float is sophisticated enough to banish the spring break swim-up bar stigma that’s dogged icy alcoholic drinks for years. I went to college down South, and when it was hot (which was most of the time), my roommates and I used to make pitchers of mudslides from store-bought T.G.I.Friday’s mix, drink […]
“I don’t believe in an interventionist God/But I know darling that you do.” Those are the opening lyrics to the song “Into My Arms,” which was my early introduction to the music of the legendary Australian band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds–albeit through a now-forgotten Bill Pullman-Ben Stiller movie called Zero Effect from 1998. […]
Regular restaurant-goers in Carroll Gardens were probably surprised to see popular southern-fried eatery Seersucker close its doors this spring. For my money, Seersucker was one of the better Brooklyn restaurants to open in the past five years; I can still taste the intensely chicken-y flavor of their chicken and dumplings many, many meals later. However, […]
The half-a-block long stretch of Centre Street that sits under the BQE between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens seems like a weird setting for a craft brewery, least of all a full-fledged tasting room with a giant stuffed kudu head mounted on the wall (a type of antelope, in case you’re wondering). Nevertheless, that’s exactly […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]