Frequent Tip Sheet readers are well acquainted with our love for Sycamore Bar, a flowershop/bar on the stretch of Cortelyou Road that competes with just about any other couple of blocks in the city in terms of great restaurants and bars. Tuesday’s mezcal tasting is the second of Sycamore’s four-part Winter Spirits Tasting Series and provides the opportunity to learn about tequila’s increasingly popular and more sippable cousin from two guest distillers, El Buho and Fidencio. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved here, and snacks will be provided. As luck would have it, if you find yourself still hungry (or you need to act fast to stave off a hangover), you are just a few steps away from some of our favorite dinner spots, like The Farm on Adderley, Purple Yam, and the Castello Plan.
It’s crazy that a seemingly insignificant piece of garbage can cause so many problems. According to the New York Department of Sanitation, New Yorkers use 5.2 billion plastic bags, each year. That adds up to 1,700 tons of residential garbage each week. Their disposal isn’t free for the city (The New York Times reported that […]
It’s #BYOBag Week here in New York, an initiative designed to encourage us all to examine our plastic bag using and abusing ways. We have six suggestions for totes that will make you forget plastic even exists, including our own version. The Brooklyn Based tote bag, which weighs practically nothing, holds a ton of groceries or […]
So Grub Street says there are no “big-deal” restaurants opening in Brooklyn this fall because the rents here are no longer cheap enough to attract exiled Manhattanites. To me, this analysis misses the entire point of the Brooklyn restaurant scene. There have never been “big” restaurant openings in Brooklyn. This is where small restaurants open […]
After 20 years in Brooklyn I was finally priced out of my borough this summer—much like I’d been priced out of Manhattan two decades earlier. It’s a typical NYC story, but unlike the couples profiled in the most recent eye-roller of a NY Times story on the phenom, my man and I weren’t in a position […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]