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Monthly Archives: September 2008

1) the burger with pancetta, cole slaw and caramelized onions
2) wi-fi which opens the place up to those who want to work while enjoying the high ceilinged space
3) the yummy prosecco mimosas that come with brunch
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(Chez Oscar’s cilantro-y cocktail won the Bloody Battle II contest that took place at Pillow.)

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Watching tonight’s debate at Smooch. But Madiba, Alibi and Moe’s are showing it too.
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More tomato-ey than limey, lots of hot red pepper, hints of ginger. New colorfully zen decor too. I’m hooked!

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Maggie Brown comes up with the best street signs on Myrtle, hands down.
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If I ever make it to the book fair today, the two panels I would like to check out are:

4:00 p.m. Kevin Powell and Naomi Wolf in Conversation
Borough Hall Community Room (209 Joralemon St.)
Author/activists Kevin Powell (No Sleep Till Brooklyn) and Naomi Wolf (Give Me Liberty) explore the nexus of literature and politics. Followed by Q&A. Moderated by Jennifer Baumgardner.

3:00 p.m. Ian MacKaye and Thurston Moore in Conversation
St. Francis Auditorium (180 Remsen Street)
Two of the most influential musicians of the past 20 years—MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens) and Moore (Sonic Youth, Mirror/Dash)—discuss the parallel worlds of independent music and book publishing. Followed by Q&A. Introduced by Johnny Temple.

Let’s see if I leave Fort Greene…

Apparently someone agrees with me on one of the sessions.

Today is election day in Brooklyn for Congressional and other local elections.
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It’s one thing for Ed Towns to have endorsed Hillary in the primary when his district was one of three in the state to go for Obama. After all, most NY state politicians did the same and Hill won by a landslide.

It’s quite another however for Towns to go as far as to use a picture of Barack Obama in his election eve mailer with the heading: “Ed Towns and Barack Obama, the team we need in Washington”.

Towns is a 13-term incumbent who failed to get the endorsement of CBID, the progressive political club par excellence in Brooklyn. To someone who does not follow politics, the flyer may even look like Towns received Barack’s endorsement. Meanwhile Towns’ insurgent opponent Kevin Powell endorsed Obama very early in the primary.

Shame on Ed Towns for having so little political backbone! I think our district deserves a change whether now or in the future.

(The congressional election as well as a bevy of local elections is today Sept. 9. And for those who don’t know. Ed Towns represents our district in Congress.)
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We already knew this was coming but this just in from Max Power:

You Are Invited To A BLOODY BATTLE!

WHEN: Saturday September 13th voting begins at 4pm ends at 9pm. Stop by just to vote or party all night! Winners will be posted for those who are unable to stay ’til the end.

WHERE: Pillow Cafe – 505 Myrtle Ave between Ryerson and Grand, Clinton Hill Brooklyn. Subways: C or G to Clinton/Washington

WHO: Max Power VS Dekalb Ave
-Chez Oscar

WHAT: A bloody mary contest with a winner determined via a blind popular vote. Mixes are labeled A-F. The voting populace purchases a “Flight” of Bloodies, voting on their favorite mix without knowing the bloody identity. Each constituent turns in their ballot for a discount on the first order of their favorite mix. We calculate votes and number of each bloody sold to determine the winner. We announce the winner and which mix is whose after voting ends. It will also be posted afterwards for those who have to leave before voting ends. In case of a tie there is a special judges panel.

WHY: An ongoing battle to find the best bloody in Brooklyn! (aka The World!!) The Brooklyn Battle will culminate with all winners from each neighborhood competing for the Brooklyn Bloody Crown. Then it’s on to Manhattan… with a brief stop in Costa Rica.

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