• New York

    This Weekend in Brooklyn: @BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    I really do hate to say goodbye to summer, but with the beginning of autumn comes what has become an annual tradition for me: The Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival.


    Before I started going to this festival, my knowledge of beers was limited to Corona and Blue Moon! It is here that I learned about the pilsners, IPAs, stouts and lagers of the world. It really opened up my eyes — I had no idea there were so many delicious beers out there to suit my tastes — this year, 125+ beers from over 70 different brewers to be exact.

    As usual, there will be demonstrations, beer talks, food court and more. And new for this year, Brooklyn Pour will feature and official BKPour Game Area, presented by Dave & Buster’s, featuring beer pong, air hockey, Beirut, basketball toss and more.

    Lucky for you, tickets are still on sale for this event that will take place this Saturday, September 27, in Brooklyn. Another plus is that you get to feel really fancy and sophisticated, sipping your stouts in Brooklyn’s historic and breathtaking Skylight One Hanson, otherwise known as the old Clock Tower.

    The details:

    • Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
    • Location: Skylight One Hanson, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
    • General Admission: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
    • VIP Doors: 2:00PM
    • Early Entry Doors: 2:30PM
    • Ticket Prices: $85 VIP / $65 Early Entry / $55 General Admission

    To purchase tickets, visit: www.villagevoice.com/brooklynpour.

  • New York

    Brooklyn’s MOUTH Launching Online Spirits Shop Today @Mouthfoods

    Highly Curated, Distinctive Craft Spirits and A Selection of Wines
    from Outstanding, Small, Independent Distilleries and Wineries Across the U.S.
    For Immediate Release; New York, NYMOUTH.com, the ultimate source for indie food and tasty gifts, is launching the first online indie spirits and wine shop today. The new online shop follows the recent opening of MOUTH’s brick-and-mortar indie spirits gallery, located at 192 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Both the online and DUMBO shops exclusively carry products made in America by small wineries and distilleries, many of which are only available online through MOUTH. The DUMBO store currently offers 140 distinctive spirits and 20 wines from over 85 makers representing 25 states. MOUTH’s online shop is launching with a curated selection of 60 products and gifts and will soon expand to include the same offerings as the Brooklyn store.
    MOUTH’s spirits assortment is highly curated and includes absinthe, brandy, bottled cocktails, gin, liqueur, moonshine, rum, vermouth, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, rye, and more. Wines include red, white, sweet, sparkling, and rosé. With stunning bottles and outstanding products, the new online store is a must-visit site to shop for entertaining and special occasions. In addition to individual products, MOUTH will offer subscriptions like “Gin Every Month” and “Bourbon Every Mouth,” and gifts will include collections like “Raise the Bar” and “Three Cheers for Dad,” just in time for Father’s Day.
    In the hunt for the best indie food created across the country, MOUTH discovered a parallel movement happening in spirits – skillful, passionate, inspired makers who value craft and bring great enthusiasm and passion to making beverages. MOUTH’s goal is to celebrate and support these entrepreneurs and bring their outstanding products to customers thirsty for something they’ve never tasted before: spirits made by people, not companies. MOUTH’s small, eclectic selection of delicious and affordable wines focuses on those made naturally, many by hand.
    “Just as in the indie food movement, we’re seeing a powerful rise of the independent maker in the spirits world. We’re blown away by the products from these craft spirits and wine producers and thrilled to bring them to our customers. We look forward to continuing to help small, independent companies grow,” MOUTH’s CEO, Craig Kanarick, said.
    All MOUTH deliveries arrive packaged in MOUTH’s signature branded tote.
    A few standout products, with amazing stories behind them, include:

    Industry City Industry Standard Vodka
    Made in Brooklyn in fermenters and stills they designed and built themselves, this beet sugar-derived vodka sits at the intersection of science and art and just might be the future of vodka in America.
    Falcon Spirits Botanica Gin
    Over 50 herbs and spices go in to this citrus-forward gin from a brand new distiller in Richmond, CA, by a former biochemist who developed a passion for distilling during grad school at UC-Berkeley. It’s new to New York and is a great example of the new class of complex American gins gracing MOUTH’s shelves.
    Art in the Age Root
    The first uniquely American bitter digestif, this sarsaparilla-tasting liqueur from Philadelphia is quickly becoming a favorite of craft spirit fans.
    Monteverdi Spirits Nocino
    This traditional and difficult-to-produce Italian walnut liqueur is revered all over Italy and Switzerland, but MOUTH thinks this version, hailing from Napa, trumps any produced in Europe.
    Letherbee Distillers Malört / Bësk
    A collaboration with Robert Franklin Haynes, head bartender of Chicago’s The Violet Hour (one of the best cocktail bars in the country), and a beautiful example of an indie distiller elevating a misunderstood classic spirit.
    Catskill Distilling Company The One and Only Buckwheat
    Since buckwheat isn’t technically a grain it can’t be legally called whiskey, but it definitely tastes like a great whiskey! In fact, it’s so good other distilleries are trying to follow with their own versions, but this original will be really hard to knock off.
    Garrison Brothers Distillery Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Fall 2013
    Until recently this was only available in the area around the distillery and it generated huge buzz. Every bottle is hand-signed by the distiller and the whiskey has a distinct flavor born on a Texas ranch.
    1512 Spirits 100% Rye Whiskey
    100% Rye whiskey is incredibly difficult to make, but when it’s done this well it has a complexity that few spirits can match. This one is made by a third-generation barber and distiller (the first to distill legally), and you can still visit his barbershop in San Francisco for a haircut and a shave!
    Germain-Robin Single Barrel Pinot Noir Brandy V127
    They only produced around 400 bottles back in 1992. This isn’t just great American brandy – it deserves a place alongside the absolute best Cognac has to offer!
    Gift selections include:
    Summer Spirit
    Time to kick back and unwind with our seasonal sippers. MOUTH has assembled the best collection to cap off a hot day spent grill-side or poolside.
    Three Cheers for Dad!
    Raise a glass and toast your #1 man with three stunning, manly, gift-worthy bottles – vodka, bourbon and gin.
    Raise the Bar 
    Indie-American upgrades for a well-stocked bar cart, or an awesome starter kit for the budding mixologist. Available in two sizes: Raise the bar a little, with gin, vodka and bourbon; Raise the bar a lot, with all that plus rum, vermouth and bitters.
    Top Shelf
    The top of the top – truly impressive, stunning, inspirational bottles selected from MOUTH’s uppermost shelves. Pull out all the stops for an extra-special occasion or gift.
    Grand Master Flask
    Three retro-bottled, classic American spirits to keep in your back pocket, so to speak. The perfect size for picnics, concerts or small gifting.
    MOUTH’S Online Spirits + Wine Shop
    MOUTH Indie Spirits + Wine Gallery
    Tuesday through Saturday, 4-8pm
    192 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
    About MOUTH
    Based in DUMBO, Brooklyn, MOUTH is the ultimate online store for the best indie food products and tasty gifts. Handmade, small-batch, indie food made by people, not companies, created from start to finish with a high level of personal attention and craft (and with stunning packaging as well). The site features over 700 beautiful and delicious items from small producers, including candy, caramel, chocolates, cookies, crackers, jerky, jams and jellies, herbs, honey, nut butters, pickles, coffee, popcorn, salami, sauces, snacks, spices, sweets, gifts, and so much more.  MOUTH recently launched new coffee and cheese categories, with more to come, including bacon. With a focus on higher quality and better ingredients, many of the products are fair trade and organic and are produced in a way that is respectful of the planet and your health. MOUTH ships throughout the U.S. and Canada, and internationally by request.
  • New York

    The @Puma x RIME Gold Sky Wedge @RIME_NYC

    Greetings from your favorite party crasher!


    So let’s just jump right in to it, last Friday there was an official Sneaker release party for Puma that went down in Brooklyn’s own Rime NYC! The party was for Puma’s new golden wedge sneaker for all the ladies out there, and I must say they are a really beautiful sneaker.


    The party was great, the music was perfect and everybody was partying and having a good time. They even had a table where you can get your nails done for the ladies of course. Excellent event I must say oh and I can’t forget the free drinks all night!

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    Our good friends over at Rime NYC have been in the lab with Puma creating absolute golden perfection.  The colorway says it all: Gold Foil and Vanilla.  Absolutely delicious design, the Puma x Rime Women’s Sky Wedge Lux combines classic luxury and athletic styles.  The golden foil leather is met perfectly with a gum sole.  Look closely at the inner workings of the shoe, and you will see a creamy vanilla zig-zag pattern (via http://extrabutterny.com)

    PUMA x Rime Luxe Sky WedgeUntil next time, Your favorite party crasher, RegularQuis.

  • New York

    Camping Gear and More and the all NEW @BKoutdoor

    Those who love adventure and the outdoors now have a new destination for all of their outdoor needs–Brooklyn Outdoor Provisions.

    At Brooklyn Outdoor Provisions, we carry the very best in outdoor equipment and clothing. From industry leading brands, we’ve got what you need for all of your camping, running and yoga pursuits.

    Along with excellent gear, Brooklyn Outdoor Provisions provides expert advice on both equipment and application. And, for those whose adventures are just beginning, we offer a robust rental program, with a full array of equipment. As our Store Manager, Avi David Edelson, says “Whether it’s fitting you for a new pack, sharing a favorite backcountry recipe, or offering  advice for your next international adventure, our greatest joy is helping you make the most of your trip.”

    As a member of the ever-growing Brooklyn community, we  look forward to working alongside other businesses and not-for-profit organizations throughout the borough. And, we plan to start by offering  free yoga classes to our community every Sunday evening.

    189 Utica Ave, Brooklyn NY in Crown Heights

  • WorldWide

    @ilovelucius and so can you!

    Brooklyn’s Lucius have just released one of the best albums of the year, “Wildewoman”. I preordered the record after seeing this live performance of a song that would soon become one of my favorites on the record, “Turn it Around”.

    My shiny new vinyl arrived in the mail at just the right time. While home sick from work, I was greeted at the door with the package I had been waiting for– Thank you, Mr. Postman!


    Because I scored the preorder, the cover of my record was signed by the entire band– neat! The package also included a Lucius lollipop to compliment the artwork and general vibe of the record. You see, Lucius’ sugar-sweet dual vocals are accompanied by a solid band of classy and talented gentlemen, combining to create a modern day girl group a la The Ronetttes. The result is a perfect pop record capable of making you smile at any given moment.


    Other standout tracks include the emotional heartstring-pulling “Go Home,” an epic tale of escape in “The Two of Us on the Run” and the catchy title-track, “Wildewoman.”

    Lucius’ debut album is out now in the US and Canada.  Get it on vinyl or CD: http://po.st/wildewoman or on iTunes: http://po.st/wwitunes.  For tour dates, mailing list and more: http://ilovelucius.com/

  • New York

    Don’t Miss @JeanPaulGaultier at @BrooklynMuseum

    Brooklyn Museum
    200 Eastern Parkway
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 638-5000

    October 25, 2013–February 23, 2014

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    Jean Paul Gaultier  at the Brooklyn Museum

    This multi-media panel discussion features Francis Kurkdjian, creator of Jean Paul Gaultier’s LE MALE and Thierry-Maxime Loriot, the exhibition’s curator. Luminaries in their respective fields, panelists will discuss the fascinating link between men’s fashion and men’s fragrance through the eyes of one of the world’s most iconic designers. The approximately 1-hour talk will be moderated  by Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director of Wmagazine.

    Prior to the talk, we had an exclusive press preview of the exhibit conducted by its original curator, Thierry-Maxime Loriot of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


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