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.
The Crown Heights restaurant scene these days seems to be a constant tug-of-war between the slew of trendy New American hotspots and the many longstanding Caribbean hole-in-the-walls (spoiler alert: there’s a lot more of the former opening, and a lot of the latter closing). But in all the ballyhoo about the rapidly changing face of Franklin Avenue and […]
The Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum (the last hurrah before the museum moves downtown) is four floors of surprises and astonishing sights. The artist is quoted in the museum’s family guide as saying, “If you follow your own interests, it can take you to a very magical place.” And with the blink of […]
We’re excited, and a little sad, to announce the fourth and final Brooklyn Based-Brooklyn Brewery Immersion of 2014: Saturday, Oct. 11 in Prospect Heights. It’s been an excellent Immersion season, drinking and eating our way through the South Slope, Greenpoint and Bushwick, and we can’t wait to spend the day hanging out on Vanderbilt Avenue. […]
It’s not just high-profile albums that are dropping this fall–there are more than a few memoirs from and biographies of musicians coming out this fall. We’ve tallied 16 and counting here. With the success of critically-acclaimed books by Patti Smith and Keith Richards, there have been plenty of recent tomes from from and about artists […]
Famous Nathan, a recent documentary by Lloyd Handwerker explores the history of a very special restaurant: a little family-owned hot dog joint on the Coney Island boardwalk. Founded in 1916 by a hardworking Jewish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker (the director’s grandfather) Nathan’s Famous was a neighborhood hub throughout much of the twentieth century, flourishing even […]