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.
As the nexus of Brooklyn’s tech community, Dumbo is best known for its digital landscape. But tucked in amongst its startup companies and art galleries on Washington Street is the studio of Sesame Letterpress and Design where Breck Hostetter makes a living as a printmaker creating cards, stationary and other printed curiosities through a process […]
Thu December 12, 2013 – Sun December 15, 2013‘Tis the season of cramming in culture, with everyone compiling year-end commandments of the best books, music, movies, and art. I find it almost impossible not to read these lists, either to figure out what I’ve missed, or hopefully pat myself on the back for catching all that’s been […]
Sat December 14, 2013We’re guessing you still have some holiday shopping to do. Whether it’s a killer secret santa gift for that one co-worker you actually like, stocking stuffers, one really special surprise, or just all of it, don’t panic, look to Brooklyn. In our ongoing series, 20 Days of Brooklyn Gifts, we’ve highlighted some […]
In addition to writing about all the exciting fun going on in Brooklyn, here at Brooklyn Based occasionally we like to make some exciting fun of our own. So it’s been with great pleasure that we’ve partnered with Brooklyn Brewery and Tom Shillue over the past year to bring you Funny Story, a monthly storytelling series […]
Mon December 16, 2013With the temperatures dipping outside, now is a great time to spend a few hours indoors watching one the movies whose name you will no doubt hear dropped around the punch bowl at your next holiday party. This week, we recommend going to see Inside Llewyn Davis. The film’s premise is one […]