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.
Sat March 15, 2014If you’re one of the lucky few with a patch of greenspace to call your own, this thaw we’re experiencing means it’s time to get work on prepping, pruning and planting for spring. To that end, you’re going to want to swing by Green-Wood Cemetery this Saturday at 2pm to pick up […]
Tue March 18, 2014Head to Pioneer Works on March 18 for the first of three workshops where you’ll learn to design and print your own 3D jewelry using Rhino–the software program not the odd-toed ungulate. Instructor Sergei Tiourine will walk you through the process, from sketching to surface modeling, creation, manipulation, packaging and printing. You […]
Wed March 12, 2014Rough Trade only opened its Brooklyn outpost in November, but the English music import is quickly becoming a mainstay in Williamsburg’s music scene. From now through March 29, Rough Trade has teamed up with TomTom Magazine to present the world’s largest modern Moog installation, a 25-day residency program devoted to sound experimentation […]
Wed March 12, 2014Way before Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos or even Scarface and The Godfather set the gold standard for gangster sagas, director Raoul Walsh was one of the first to turn his lens on organized crime, bringing realism to the rough-hewn existence of immigrants living on the Bowery in 1915′s Regeneration. The silent, biographical […]
Since opening in Carroll Gardens in 2008, Buttermilk Channel has been one of Brooklyn’s most consistently acclaimed eateries, winning best new restaurant awards, a star review from the New York Times, national media attention, and even visits from Beyonce and Blue Ivy. For most local restaurateurs, success like that would be carte blanche to start […]