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If you’re familiar with Sam Talbot from his two Top Chef go-rounds, you wouldn’t call him a champion of pimento cheese, cracklins, and lard. Which is to say, he seems an unlikely proprietor of a full-blown southern restaurant—until it’s realized said establishment happens to be in Greenpoint, and that the purification of soul food staples is its primary goal. Thankfully, the suitably dubbed “Pretty Southern” reigns in its righteousness: There’s a menu manifesto on their...
With all that's been happening in the world since January 20th, so many people have been wondering what can be done to fight back. One option for New York City residents—and Brooklynites in particular—will be this Saturday night, at the 'No Enemies to the Left' benefit for the ACLU. The ACLU—of course standing for the American Civil Liberties Union—you may recall, helped to get a temporary stay against Donald Trump's executive order on immigration this past weekend....
The Commodore crew are masters at creating contemporary dive bars, that feel as though they’ve been around forever. And The Drift is no different, having materialized without fanfare back in December, on a desolate stretch of Greenpoint along the BQE. Like its forbears (including El Cortez, which erected a rising sun and a totem in lieu of standard signage, and of course, the utterly unmarked Commodore), it’s much more of an in-the-know neighborhood destination, rather...
There tends to be a lot of chatter this time of the year regarding summer festivals from all corners of the world. With all of this craziness and excitement, we’d like to remind you there’s a five-day event in June that draws all of the attention right here to Brooklyn, a festival unlike any of the others. Northside Festival’s presentation of the future of music, innovation, and content transforms the entire north side of...

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