This Thursday, for one night only, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is being taken over by Chouffe Fest and transformed into a gnome-filled world of Belgian craft beer.
Air Guitar is a serious sport! So serious, in fact, that it has its own regulatory body and season. St. Vitus Bar hosted the Brooklyn qualifier for the U.S. Air Guitar Championships this past Thursday, and it was a not-so-Quiet-Riot. Fifteen contenders came out for the qualifier. Five moved on to the second round. Of those, the top three were invited to the Northeast Semifinals. Here are some of our favorite images and videos from the event. Thanks to all those who uploaded the photos/videos with #usairguitar!
There are two winners for the ricotta pie that Paulie Gee needed some help naming.
Winner #1 is Meghan O with “Ricotta Be Kidding Me!” (Email me at greenpointers at gmail.com to claim your prize!)
Johnny Boy who commented with “Feel Like Bacon Love” also won, but for another pie that was formerly named Marcella Matricana.
Paulie said, “I thought Feel Like Bacon Love was a better name for that pie so I renamed it. Johnny came in last night with his fiancé so I gave them both pies.”
Thank you everyone who participated in the Greenpointers’ poetry contest!
Our winner is Athena Pappas with her poem “The Shayz Lounge.” Athena will be a featured reader at Poetry Teachers NYC’s open mic on February 27th, 2013 at Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave). Signup for the Open Mic at 7:30, show starts at 8pm.
The Shayz Lounge by Athena Papas
I want one stained
barely legible against
grainy brown paper
love letter jotted down
on the back of recycled napkin,
pack of cowboy killer cigarettes,
discounted bottle of Chianti,
a blood moon stain on the end table.
One moment of the jukebox
making me feel
the pulse of fingertips
until the record ends.
Paulie Gee isn’t a man who settles. I knew that even after 35 comments of clever names for a new pie on his menu, if it wasn’t absolutely perfect, he wouldn’t chose one. There were some real winners, like:
The Akira Kurosake, Land of the Rising Dough, Greenpointzilla!, For Heaven’s Saké, etc
But he is a man who keeps his word, so don’t worry – someone is getting a damn pie!
Paulie Gee’s response:
“We are going to go with a name suggested by our busser Jake. It will be called Sake Mountain Way, a take off on the Joe Walsh song Rocky Mountain Way. Jake was inspired by whomever suggested Sake Balboa, so whomever suggested that is the winner.”
Congratulations Julie! (Email me to claim your winning pie – greenpointers at gmail.com)
And thanks for everyone who commented!
Here is another pie Paulie needs help naming, which he says “was inspired by my favorite calzone. Fresh mootz, sliced Canadian bacon, sweet Italian fennel sausage, a touch of fresh basil and post-oven ricotta dollops.”
That looks good!
Hints: Paulie is big into music and said it could start with “Ricotta Be…”
Greenpointers is competing in the Brooklyn Fishing Derby! Well, it’s team Jon & Jen! And in reality Jon is doing all the dirty work, like hooking nasty fish tails for bait and everything else that involves contact with the East River. My job is to keep it classy with sparkling wine and cheese plates and to be there for the photo op when we catch the biggest East River monster!
Stay tuned as we document our fish wrangling for the next month. It’s sure to be an exciting and stinky urban angling adventure!
What is the Brooklyn Fishing Derby? We weren’t too sure how it worked so we checked out the opening party at Dream Fishing and Tackle (673 Manhattan Ave) in Greenpoint. Ben Sargent, of Underground Lobster Pound fame was grilling burgers out front while contestants picked up their awesome t-shirts and fishing gear!
(Honestly, the $25 entry fee is worth the rad t-shirt even if you don’t drop a line in the water.)
“It’s a pretty good cross section of Greenpoint,” Ben explained. There were born and raised Greenpointers, tattooed hipster Greenpointers, Polish-American guy Greenpointers, young Latino Greenpointers and some badass fisherwomen Greenpointers. And everyone was there to fish the East River!
For $80 we got the “FULL BIG HOOKER” package, which included a sweet fishing pole, measuring tape and the instructions for submission, which involved taking a photo of the catch and sending it via text or email within one hour.
From now until November 17th, 2012, we will be fishing along the Brooklyn side of East River from the 69th St Pier in Bayridge all the way up to Long Island City.
Congratulations Julia! You are the winner of our giveaway! Have fun pickling tomorrow with Rick’s Picks at The Brooklyn Kitchen.
Stay tuned for more fun giveaways!
Our latest giveaway is a Pickling with Rick’s Picks Class at Brookyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) on 9/19 at 6:30pm – worth $55!
As with all our giveaways, to enter: answer the following question in the comments below:
What is your favorite kind of pickle?
Comments close on Monday September 17th, 11:59pm.
One lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday September 18, 2012
Congratulations to the winner of our giveaway! Emily with her comment of “Whisky Sour. Grandma’s Favorite” won 2 tickets to tomorrow evening’s How to … Shake, Muddle & Stir at Brooklyn Brewery! You will be slinging tails like the best of ‘em in no time!