So, sober January. You’ve watched every movie worth watching on Netflix, seen every new release in the theater and you’ve already watched more Law & Order re-runs in your life than any human should. You’ve been to yoga, hit the treadmill and taken long walks. What does a person do to be social when the bar is off limits? Learn something new, in this case, all about cheese. Chris George is a total cheese-world star who has set up shop in Greenpoint, opening what he’s calling The World’s Smallest Cheese School on Freeman Street. Sign up for Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cheese (In two hours), and, well, you’ll learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cheese. There will be ample opportunity to taste what George, who has worked everywhere from Neal’s Yard Dairy in the UK to Murray’s, Bedford Cheese Shop and The San Francisco Cheese School, is talking about. And, if you’re not teetotalling, feel free to bring libations along. The class is $50, and begins at 7pm.
By this point every summer it becomes a real challenge to find events that we feel are truly worth your time and money. The city starts to clear out this time of year and most of the seasonal programming is winding down as well. The one big exception to the rule this week is the […]
While July 4 is the pinnacle of patriotism across the country every summer, Aug. 27 is a date that holds a lot of historical significance for Brooklynites, too, because it was the day the Battle of Brooklyn was waged during the American Revolutionary War. The battle actually started brewing 238 years ago on Aug. 22 […]
One of the benefits of this cool summer is that you can exercise outside without the formidable feeling of melting. If your fitness routine could use an infusion of fresh air, now is the time to take advantage of the seasonal workouts in Brooklyn’s great outdoors. Here are six to get you started. 1. Brooklyn […]
Brooklynites: I’m really sorry to have to break this to you, but your uber-cool borough’s best new restaurant is inside an Urban Outfitters. The Gorbals, which opened earlier this summer on N. 6th Street, is set on the third story of Space Ninety 8, a made-for-Brooklyn experimental “concept store” owned by Urban O. On the […]
Many years ago, I spent a college summer living with my aunt and uncle and their two young kids in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among the many things about this arrangement that benefitted me, I had access to the excellent homecooked Cantonese food prepared by my cousins’ babysitter, a neighbor and Chinese immigrant named Yuan Yuan. In […]