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!
There are neighborhood haunts, and then there are bars worth traveling to because the cocktails are just that good. Our Behind the Bar series profiles the bartenders at these destination watering holes, and in this installment, we pay a visit to Matthew Belanger, head bartender at Donna, the stylish cocktail bar under the Williamsburg Bridge […]
“Sometimes you mess up the pancake and you have to make a new pancake.” Sandra Allen, deputy features editor at BuzzFeed, cracked this joke at Indie Media Camp in relation to stories that don’t become the “hits” you expect them to be, but she may as well have been speaking about the entire business of […]
I’ve hosted Thanksgiving nine times over the past 10 years, and it’s something I love to do. Gathering around a table with a mix of old friends and new faces and then watching the whole thing (d)evolve into a drunken dance party is my favorite thing. It’s always been a team effort, with lots of […]
Ah, Thanksgiving, a magical holiday that gathers friends and family around a table filled with flowers, candles, food and an obscene amount of wine. Whether you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving, or a Friendsgiving before you head to the family homestead, coordinating a big dinner can be hard work, and unexpected issues can crop up before, in […]