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.
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
Last Sunday, Jon held a laid-back yet very educational terrarium class at the Diamond bar. Every urban dweller returned home with a little glass-encased garden and greener thumbs. In case you missed it, here are a few photo highlights of the beer, moss and soil day.
Photos & captions by Erin.
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!
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
July 19th. Who did this on Tuesday to the Nassau Ave G Station?
Dalaga, the sweet and flirty boutique on Franklin Street, is throwing a party this Friday to celebrate their 5th Anniversary and to introduce their new fragrance. Spritz a new scent, have your cupcake, and get a discount on that flowy top.
Complimentary drinks will be provided
Sweet treats by Kumquat Cupcakes
15% off your purchase all day Friday
10% off your total purchase Saturday and Sunday
Friday, July 15, 2011 5PM – 9PM
150 Franklin Street