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Still not convinced that crime blotters should be witty. Thanks, Brooklyn Paper. Here’s this week’s writeup.
Not included is my favorite Etsy store. Super cute felted iPod/camera/gadget cases and other craft goodies. If you don’t see something you like, you can always contact the seller to request something! Also, this dress. LOVE it! Want it!
I have dinner plans tonight at The General Greene but can’t find a menu online.
Does anyone know what is vegetarian on the menu? I’ve heard good things (Brooklyn Based, New York Magazine) and bad (word of mouth). Thoughts?
UPDATE: I had two very, very tasty cocktails. First, the Clermont Bubbly (prosecco, St. Germaine, and pear juice, though it tasty like a crisp grapefruity drink) and after dinner the white wine sangria (tasted basically like a Bellini without the bubbles I’m guessing bcs of some delicious peach juice). There weren’t many vegetarian options, but since I wasn’t that hungry and since their menu is designed tapas-style, it worked out fine. We shared the heirloom tomatoes and I had their cold quinoa salad (nutty dark quinoa with walnuts and mint. simple and rich flavors). We shared the peach cobbler with toasted almonds on top. Super juicy and moist fruit with a slight sprinkle of rich crumbles on top, so as not to overpower the fruit. Yum!
We all know about gentrification in Brooklyn, but how often do we hear from the people who actually live in these neighborhoods? Brooklyn Based talked to real life residents of the latest up-and-coming BK ‘hood, with great accompanying photos.
Update: Today, Brownstoner picked up the post and there’s an active comment thread!
Check out my suggestions for a lovely little picnic in Dumbo on brooklynbased.net here.
I’ve heard rumors but now it appears to be true, per Gothamist. MTV will be shooting their 21st season of “The Real World” (can someone explain to me how they’ve done 21 seasons in 16 years?) in my neighborhood. Sheesh.