Santa, dreidels, the inspiring austerity of a Festivus pole—these holiday symbols and practices are all well and good, but if there’s one truly shared, universal holiday tradition, it’s food. And if there’s one thing we forget amidst the holiday hullabaloo, it’s that food is hilarious when you sing about it. Just hearken back to the SNL days of Dana Carvey “Choppin Broccoli” or Adam Sandler serenading Chris Farley’s Lunch Lady. It only makes sense that Jukebox, the live, monthly karaoke/storytelling/comedy event at Union Hall where everyone involved gives a performance based on a song, then gives the karaoke version of the song, has made this month’s theme, Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom. The lineup includes always funny comic Dave Rees and Mamrie Hart among others, so there’s a good chance food song comedy magic will strike more than once. Grab a ticket and dig in!
When we learned that Rockabus wouldn’t be making any trips to the beach this summer, we were decidedly bummed—riding a school bus to the Queens coastline with a cooler full of cold ones clamped between our knees was the most convenient way we’d come across to get to the Rockaways. We hear that Rockabus founders, Sam […]
Cinephiles should block out Friday, September 5 on their calendar, and I mean really block it out, because that’s when BAM is having a 24-hour movie marathon and fundraiser to benefit its in- and after-school arts education programs. There are a few things about this that really appeal to me, although if I’m really honest […]
“We’re trying to balance between ‘This is insane’ and ‘This is delicious,’” says Stef Ferrari, owner of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. as she feeds me a sample of Bonfire at the Beach–mesquite smoked sweet cream with candied pineapple and coconut scratch (more later on “scratch”). A former beer brewer, Ferrari took inspiration from her […]
If you take a narrow, through Labor Day view of summer, there are only seven weekends left to kick up our heels in the sun. If you expand your summer mind and embrace the gorgeous weather, cooler evenings and general glory of early fall, well then, the season goes on for an extra month at […]
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