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Get This Heart Shaped Pizza On Pizza at Vinnie’s Pizzeria Today (6/21) for Charity!

Vinnie's Heart Shaped Pizza on Pizza
Vinnie’s Heart Shaped Pizza on Pizza, via Vinnie’s

Today, June 21st, both locations of Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Greenpoint (253 Nassau Ave) and Williamsburg  (148 Bedford Ave) will be making a special heart-shaped “pizza on pizza” slice for a cause that’s close to their, well, hearts. 100% of the proceeds from the heart pizza sold today will go to charities helping families separated at U.S. borders. Yesterday, after political pressure and anger from citizens across the country, Trump signed an order to keep families together by detaining them together after illegal border crossings. The charities they’re supporting are The Texas Civil Rights Project, The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, The Catholic Charities of Rio Grand Valley and The Kids in Need of Defense. And, a friend of theirs will match all the money Vinnie’s raises.

Stop by to get your special slice to support the cause! ❤️
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Late Nite Cocktails and Dreams at The Regal

When conjuring images of legendary bartenders, you might be reminded of Tom Cruise doing the Hippy Hippy Shake in Cocktail. While their scene is more chic and the cocktails are more artfully crafted, the bartenders at The Regal in Williamsburg are having no less fun (and are arguably no less charming) than Tom Cruise’s character in that film.

Bartender Adam Lipiec at The Regal.
Bartender Adam Lipiec at The Regal. Photo: Will Star

We stopped by on a Sunday night a few weeks ago to meet and drink with Adam Lipiec, one of The Regal’s star bartenders. Adam’s a native of Poland and had bartended in Europe—in his home country, Ibiza, and London—before coming to New York. Aside from immediately noticing that Adam’s a genuinely friendly tall drink of water, you’ll spot him mixing drinks with incredible flair. He gracefully tosses a napkin and twirls it around to have it touch down delicately on the back of his hand as if it’s a butterfly landing on a flower petal. Drinks get shaken with a vigorous flourish, and shakers flip in the air and get thrown behind his back with the ease of a master juggler. Some of the cocktails require use of a blowtorch; if you’re in a fiery mood, get The Spitfire—sotol, pineapple, lime, jalapeño infused agave, for $10. Continue reading

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Cure Your Winter Blues– Ask a Therapist!

We've been feeling a lot like this lately. Photo via @troutfishininamerica

Dear Daniel,

Can you offer some tips for folks who are feeling perpetually ‘down in the dumps’ due to winter weather/lack of sunlight/freezing cold temps? I do my best to exercise regularly, eat well, and sleep enough, but sometimes those tactics just aren’t enough to beat seasonal blues.

Dear Winter Blues,

This winter has been particularly challenging for all of us. Grey, freezing cold days and endless snow, ice, and dirty frozen Brooklyn streets are certainly not a recipe for igniting a joyful spirit. Continue reading

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