Santa Claus is coming to town! Yep, it’s that time of year again and Mr. Claus is working his elves to the bone, but he’s found a little time to get out and meet with his fans (even the four-legged ones) across the globe. This Sunday he’ll be sliding down the chimney into My Two Dogs where he’s asking for a $6 donation for you, your family, and your pets to sit in his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas, while shooting a terrific holiday photo (the photo will be emailed to you so it’s easier to post to Facebook and brag to your friends about meeting Santa). A portion of all donations will be sent to Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, an awesome company “saving badass dogs from idiot humans,” as it states on its site. Sitting is on a first-come first-served basis, so get there early.
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 […]