By Erin

Digital Pointers with Eat Drink Jobs

Julie Lerner is the energetic and cheerful Founder of EatDrinkJobs who, along with her co-founder Jason Miller, launched their venture the Fall of 2012.  With her background working years for the New York State Restaurant Association, Julie knows the NY restaurant industry well, and knows its pitfalls.  Julie talks about solving the pain point of connecting great restaurants with stellar applicants, beating the Craigslist system of finding jobs, and getting cappuccino at Five Leaves.

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Digital Pointers with Ashe Avenue

At the Propeller Coffee Shop  along Manhattan Ave, I sat down to talk with John McKinney, the CEO of Ashe Avenue.  John was at the Future of Web Design Conference (Oct. 7 – 9) and gave a talk on “Designing for the Forgotten User: Aesthetics and UX in the Editorial Platform”. Ashe Avenue was also behind the Creator’s Project which won the 2012 Webby Award Winner for Music and Branded Content.

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DigitalPointers with Glass Embassy

On a Sunday morning, I met with  Sam Jones and Ben Bernstein of Glass Embassy at Cafe Grumpy to talk about going from video production to web design to video games (in the future) and disregarding conventions a little too much.  

Meet the two friends behind Glass Embassy: Sam Jones and Ben Bernstein.  Ben is the Founder and President of Glass Embassy, and occupies several roles: creative director, producer, composer, and editor.  Sam is the Vice President and director and cinematographer for the company.  His expertise is chiefly in video and film production.

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DigitalPointers with Worstofall Design


In the first post of a new series, Digital Pointers, I sat down with the team of Worstofall Design to talk about badass branding, integrating design and art,  Greenpoint’s authenticity, and how the G train isn’t so bad after all.

Meet Pia, Steve, James and Stephanie. Pia and Steve are co-founders.  Pia manages the business end, Steve heads the creative front.  James is a graphic designer. Rounding out the team is the operations manager, Stephanie.

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Concert Snaps: VonShakes at the Knitting Factory

Irish band Von Shakes played with high energy at the Knitting Factory to an equally energetic Saturday night crowd.  If you’re a fan of The Arctic Monkeys or The Strokes, you’ll immediately take to their punk and indie rock sound.  My favorite from the songs played: The happy-snappy tune “My Side” which you can also hear here.

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Electric Gourmet Supper Club

When it comes to food, I gravitate towards the simple and familiar. Hand me a bowl of rice and a side of kimchi and it’s a happy belly. I can be that Korean.  But when an invitation to the inaugural Electric Gourmet Supper Club promised “high vibrational, local, living food prepared with love,” I was all too ready to step outside my comfort zone and broaden my gustatory map.  Four courses of living food that vibrates with love?  Let’s dance.
It’s as if Kerry Jones, a former personal chef to the Hamptons crowd, opened her doors and found a place for you at her table, offering “clean and righteous” food — all the pleasures of new, indulgent flavors without the post-meal, Boy-I-need-to-detox regret.  Plus, there’s a strong emphasis on the use of local ingredients and vendors. Continue reading

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Subway wandering into Greenpoint

Scoutmob is hosting my new Subway Wanderings series, a micro-travel guide of sorts, wherein I get on random MTA lines, get off random stops, and create a spontaneous visual itinerary of whatever happens to cross my path.  I have to admit, I broke my own rules this week since the G to Nassau Avenue wasn’t exactly a serendipitous trip.  But the G needs a ‘lil more lovin’ from the G-phobes and haters.

Good things can happen along the G! (Especially when you get off Greenpoint).

See the rest here – Nassau Ave: A Micro-Travel Guide!

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GROUPON: ONE STOP BEER SHOP

Today’s Groupon offers 2 beer flights and 2 small plates for $15 or 4 beer flights and 4 small plates for $25.

From the Groupon site: “Slabs of slate glisten in candlelight atop rustic wooden tables, where white slivers of artisanal cheeses or curlicues of charcuterie fill each stony plate. Nearby, One Stop Beer Shop’s tap-pulls and bottle openers unleash foamy rivulets of imported and American beers from breweries such as Hofbrau, Leinenkugel, Rogue, Bellhaven, and Harpoon, whose names and compatible astrological signs are announced on a wall-mounted chalkboard menu. Lively happy hours pour discounted brews and spirited specialties, such as shots of whiskey or vodka chased by vials of pickle juice or borscht, and weekly special events, such as beer-pong and trivia night, test patrons’ physical and mental dexterity. One Stop Beer Shop also preps growlers of popular brews for pickup and neighborhood delivery orders.”

See the Greenpointer’s review by Peter here: One Stop Beer Shop

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