Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pizza, Beer and a Movie at the Abbotsford Convent

My sister and I grew up to the soundtrack from The Big Chill, so when I saw it was playing at the Shadow Electric while she was visiting, I booked tickets immediately. I'd heard really nice things about the Abbotsford Convent, now an art and community space where the outdoor cinema is held, so I was pretty psyched by the time our evening rolled around. We headed up to the area early to grab food from the trucks that convene inside the convent walls–the movie was set to start at sundown. Little did we know that those savvy to the scene stake out their cinema seats early by planting blankets and sweaters before going back out for dinner. Cheeky.

Monday, January 6, 2014

My Personal Paradise: Bowery to Williamsburg

I'm not saying I'm happy that Bowery to Williamsburg's sister restaurant, Hardware Societe, recently sustained damage in a fire. Nothing fun about fire. But, in a way, I kind of am saying that*, because the closure of HS has led the cafe's owners to open their homage to NYC on the weekends. That means that I finally had a chance to visit and shove my face with blog-worthy bagels. 

*I DO NOT ENDORSE THE USE OF ARSON TO CHANGE YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT'S SCHEDULE.
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