If you want to join us on the hike (it's an EZ & flat 8 miles) meet us at 240th & Broadway entrance to VC park @ 10am.
What they said:
Paula - I'm glad I attended yesterday. Everyone I met is awesome and I don't give compliments easily. btw Bronx Alehouse had a nice selection of beers including 3-1-2 and Erdinger. Hope we'll go there again in 2014. Take care of that shoulder, Steve.
The Day of the Doctor / Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Party and Special Live Screening.
Join us at the only bar in the Boros with a Real Tardis! Whovians unite at this Steampunk/Dr Who/Nerdgasm Galore bar, featuring live music, burlesque, all the fanboy & fangirl themes you can think of, and just damn fun!
In addition to the movie screening, there will be a bar sponsored Costume contest & Dr. Who Shadowbox raffle. So bring your bow-tie, your fez, your stetson and your favorite Who props and outfit, and have a fun time geeking out with us!
NOTE: I have a strong hunch the bar will soon enough be packed for this. The *normal* opening time on Saturday is 3pm. For *this event only* they are opening at 1pm. Be on time, or even better, a few minutes early.
Afterwards, for the die-hards, there will be a LIVE CONCERT! At 7pm.. welcome: Time Crash, flying in from Chicago for a 1-night show.
STEVE H. - Wow.. They cut the line off just as I got there! Alternate bars are : 706 Bar across the street (706 Washington), Beast @ Vanderbilt / Bergen, Branded Saloon @ Vanderbilt / Bergen and Sharlene's @ Flatbush / Park-Sterling. Sorry folks.. This Day got insane way early!
Homebrewers showing their best, some better than beers out there and some whose beers should stay in the basement.
The BELL HOUSE in Brooklyn, New York did a fantastic job hosting this event.
Beer drinkers of any level would appreciate the craftmanship that this year's participants put into their work!
For $40 dollars, you get a ballot which get's signed off of course when you make your rounds. You get more than your money's worth! Not only do you get to taste these above average homebrews, you get.... MEATBALLS (meat or vegetarian) from ZITO'S Sandwich Shop in Brooklyn http://zitossandwichshoppe.com!
SPECIAL GUEST was Joshua M.Berstein, the author of "The Complete Beer Course".
Very well organized, the venue knew how to handle a large crowd!
...AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Brooklyn's Wort 2013
First Place - Abbie Apostal *Zenith RyePA
Second Place - Harris Effron *Ryebiscus Red Ale
Third Place - Casey Wolnowski *Agave Wheat (Thumbs Up)
First Place - Simon Tepas *Sunset on the Gowanus
Second Place - Matthew Job *The Prankster:A Stout of Shady Character
We went on a tour at the New York Distilling Company and had
samples of their up and coming Gin.
Based on the sample, expect a smooth start, then on the way down a turbulence of strong and clean flavor.
Although relatively small for the industry, this facility is
considered “massive” for Williamsburg.
It is beautiful, organized and modern.
The NY Distilling Company makes their own Gin, but has craft beers
available at their “SHANTY” bar.
There is live music on Saturdays and Sundays
They have a small offering of beers, but they are good beers. We were
fortunate enough to enjoy some brews and live blue grass music after our very
informative tour. The Shanty is known more for their cocktails and their gin…so,
we were slightly out of our element. Unfortunately, they do not have any food
available and food options are similar to that of food options in a desert –
so come fed and full if you do plan on coming here.
(Two of us were smart
enough to sneak in a couple of Hot Dogs from Crif Dogs Brooklyn before coming to
the NY Distilling Company - BTW, the
hotdogs were absolutely delicious – which was no surprise).
***After consuming beer and gin, many of us developed ulcers
and needed some food ASAP!***
We attempted to go to the Meat Ball Shop, but the wait was long
and we were now in a state of emergency and our people needed to get food in
them. There were recommendations on where to go, but our fearless leader, STEVE
H., saw the conditions of our people and made the command decision of going
next door to……SWEET CHICK!
Our leader had led us to waffles and chicken heaven!
Photo by Steve H
None of us were familiar with this New American fried
chicken joint, but the aroma that was emanating from Sweet Chick wrapped her
arms around us and comforted us into this warm and quaint restaurant. Their
woodsy, country décor granted us relief from the NYC heat wave and stress of starvation.
In only a few moments, we were seated and noticed
immediately, that they had beer!
In fact, they had a rare find – GENNY LAGER – aka Genesee
Photo by Steve H
Most of us, of course, ordered the chicken and waffles and….
Photo by Steve H
HOLY SHIT! IT’S FUCKING GOOD!
Their butters alone was phenomenal!
Foodie Alert – I know many of you may be a little skeptical
about fried chicken in Williamsburg, but you have to try it. Yes, it’s heavy,
it’s rich, but not over done with sodium or underdone like the type of “fried
chicken” you would find in most upscale restaurants. Like Goldilocks would say,
“Ahh, just right!”
For more information on Sweet Chick, you can visit their
website at: http://sweetchicknyc.com
After a happy dinner, we follow our noses (literally – the wonderful
scent of Italian sausage and fried oreos fill the air) to the annual Mt.Carmel
This was truly the best way to end a great day – a carnival!
(not to be confused with The
Randolph – same owner though).
Randolph Beer is situated in between Nolita and
the Lower East Side.
Randolph Beer offers patrons an incredible selection of
American craft beers and impressive “New American” pub grub that foodies can
give a nod to.
Try the fish and chips!
Is this place a craft beer drinker’s oasis?
No, but Randolph
Beer can hold its’ own amongst the contenders coming into the NYC craft beer
boxing ring. What makes Randolph Beer stand out, is it’s location….had this
place been one block closer to the Lower East Side, this atmosphere would have
been completely different!
Because Randolph Beer is closer to Nolita, this
establishment is filled with wine drinkers who like to dabble with craft beer
ideology and cocktail zealots who want to expand their quench palettes. Craft
Beer aficionados may find this place a little stuffy and can find themselves annoyed
at listening to patrons asking the bar tender what kind of craft beer it is they’re
drinking, where it’s from and how it’s made.
Or, if you’re not sitting at the bar, you won’t be able to
hear yourself scream because you will be exposed to dangerous levels of music decibels.
After Randolph Beer, we mosey on over to our one of our very
One Mile House!
The craft beer list is double in size compared to Randolph
Beer and offers patrons, not only American craft beers, but also many of the
locally talented craft beers coming from Long Island, Upstate and the Five
Foodie Alert – yes, come here for their infamous Bacon Matzo
Why do we love this place?
Great beer, delicious, unique
food and great environment!
Yes, it is LES, just a couple of blocks away from
One Mile House is appeasing to the hipsters and craft
beer enthusiasts! It’s one of the few places, where the two can happily
co-exist and that’s because of this establishment's earthy ambience.
Just like their Bacon Matzo Balls, a contradiction that
For more information on One Mile House, you can visit their
…Or should we say BAH STAHN…we’ll just stick to “Boston”.
We planned a Boston beer adventure for the Memorial Day
This adventure starts out with hotdogs!
Photo by Steve H
NEW GUIDA'S Restaurant
484 Meriden Road, Middlefield, CT 06455 in Connecticut claims to be one of
state’s best “10” inch hotdog. Not a 6 inch or an entire foot of hotdog, but 10
inches! They can stake such claim because their hotdogs are extraordinary.
Finding "New" Guida’s was purely accidental, in search of gas and
failing at finding one, the foodie Gods bestowed upon us a gem along our path
With only drops of gas left in the tank, we knew it was more
important to fuel the human tank, and since we got off the highway and find
ourselves in the middle of nowhere…low and behold….HOTDOGS!
It was adorable and attractive! This little food shack
immediately caught our attention and drew us in.
Photo by Steve H
We were too famished to read what was plastered all over
this establishment about having the “Best Hot Dogs in Connecticut”. Initially,
we ordered lunch specials (which were delicious but not meeting our craft beer
stomach standards of portion) after having some food in us and regaining some
our senses, we finally noticed the their big claim….SO…we had to do it and have
these great hotdogs!
Photo by Steve H
We highly recommend New Guida’s Restaurant for those who
ever finds themselves in this part of town for whatever reason.
Beer and Wine shop -Meades, wines and beer local to the area and only available in the area. We are ready to go in and start the shopping spree…until a young Australian man, an employee stops us in our tracks and gently breaks the news to us….In the State of Massachusetts, alcohol is not allowed to be sold on Memorial Day. Yes, we were there ON Memorial Day and we cannot buy alcohol!