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Marian Bull

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Marian Bull is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.
Let’s get it all out of the way: Toad Style is a kung fu-themed BYOB vegan restaurant in Bed-Stuy. Sure, that’s a lot going on in one little space on Ralph Avenue that’s easy to miss, tucked among barber shops and bodegas. It sounds like a joke you’d hear on a show that makes jokes about Brooklyn: next week, Abbi and Ilana get into a fight about UTIs at a punk rock Caribbean takeout...
Now that Brooklyn butchers are pervasive enough to have become a trope, one of their strongest pioneers is finally settling into its own space. Since 2009, the Meat Hook has been offering up whole-animal butchery, solid produce, and generally rad vibes in East Williamsburg. This weekend, they moved on up—just around the corner, actually, to a larger and shinier space on Graham Avenue. The original space was a warehouse under the BQE shared with the...
A New Year's Eve party is usually a gathering of people wearing sequins and looking at each other, hoping the current company will somehow manifest into an unattainably good time. Noisemakers and streamers and sparkly hats that dandruff gold onto our festive garments falsely promise the sort of capital-F fun that inspires exclamation points and epic, high-engagement Instagram posts. But what we are often left with is paltry lower case-f fun and a blindingly hungover January 1st. The...

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