In the modern era of Black Thursday Walmart sales (shudder) and Amazon holiday wish lists, I often wonder what happened to the old-timey traditions that used to define Christmas. You know, the Dickensian stuff: carolers, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, figgy pudding and Yule logs that aren’t broadcast in HD. Has anyone actually ever encountered a Christmas goose? I haven’t, and that’s one reason I’m intrigued by the upcoming Holiday Dinner put on by slow food supper club I Was Really, Very Hungry. The menu features items that I’ve heard about my whole life but never actually seen like wassail, oyster pie, Yorkshire pudding, and, of course, goose–all accompanied by carefully selected wine pairings. The event takes place on Saturday at 8pm at Vinegar Hill Sound, a recording studio that promises to be a an impressive space. Tickets are available here for $100, but keep in mind that almost all of the proceeds will go directly toward another feast that the supper club will prepare next week for over 200 Far Rockaway residents devastated by Sandy. In short, it’s an opportunity to enjoy a memorable holiday meal and to ensure that others in our city who are in need of support right now can do the same. And that, at least in my estimation, is what Christmas is really supposed to be about. – K.H.
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Although he was born and raised in California, the late Jeff Buckley will always be a quintessential New Yorker. It was in the Big Apple that his career really flourished after he moved here in the early ’90s. New York City was different then—most of the music venues were in Manhattan, record shops were plentiful, […]
We didn’t want anyone to have to choose between their summer vacation and one of our Immersions with Brooklyn Brewery, so after fantastic days spent drinking, eating and exploring the South Slope and Greenpoint in June and July, we took August off and planned The Total Bushwick Immersion for Saturday, Sept. 13. We’ve lined up a […]
Shawangunk Ridge | Jarek Tuszynski via Wikipedia AllCar Rent-A-Car and Carpingo are offering you the chance to win a weekend for you and a guest in the country. In addition to getting a free car for three days and two nights, the winning entry will also get two nights in the Cathedral Room or the Woodstove Room at Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed and […]
Every summer the Afropunk Fest at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene welcomes one of the city’s most dynamic musical lineups of the year. This weekend the free annual festival will host artists including Fishbone, Bad Brains, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Body Count and Meshell Ndegeocello, and pay tribute to the late DJ Rashad, as well as […]