The Year of the Snake begins on Sunday, which may not be the optimal time to get dim sum, but since the big Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, Queens is slated for next weekend, it could be just right. My family is fond of Dong Yi Feng or “Good Kitchen Seafood Restaurant.” We’ve yet to wait once for a table (though we arrive between 10:30 and 11) and all they’ve got all the staples like Har Gow and Siu Mai plus some delicious pan-fried spinach and shrimp number I don’t know the name of. Oh, and it’s cheap–about $10 a head. If you want something more adventurous, you can be the first in to Biang!, which opens at 11. It’s much sleeker (and cleaner), and it’s one of the few places where you’ll get to try the addictive flavors of Western China–think cumin, Szechuan pepper, lamb. It’s so good it made our list of Best and Worst Brooklyn Eats.–N.D.
This summer Nate went to a camp with no microwave. It was a beautiful, earthy, spirited camp but it was nonetheless a camp at which Nate could not heat up the only three lunches he eats: hot dogs, pizza and pasta. We were left with one option: peanut butter (actually soynut butter since camp forbade […]
Last week meteorologists predicted record snowfalls this year—up to 50 times the amount we saw last winter! Sure the story was a spoof, but it’s just a reminder to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Here’s how to make the last few days of summer count. We took a break from Funny Story in August, […]
After a brief summer hiatus, Funny Story is back at Brooklyn Brewery on Thursday, Sept. 18. If you’ve never been before–or haven’t been in awhile, it’s time to join us at Brooklyn Brewery for a night of hilarity. Usually we here at Brooklyn Based help fill the roster with journalists, food folks and Brooklyn personalities, […]
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 […]