CULINARY OCCASIONS
All That You Missed at Taste of Fifth

In an increasingly alienated, gentrified city, real community events are becoming harder to come by. This past Wednesday, though, we came upon that rare beast: a real community event that managed to be both fun and authentic.

Backyard: Backyard brought the down-home feeling they’re known for full-force with their Cheese Grits, served warm and creamy with an excellent jalapeno kick.

Stone Park Cafe: The folks at Stone Park served us something we’d never had before: ’Escargot Chowder, which was simultaneously delicate and hearty and had us wanting more from the first bite.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Coming Up Soon: A Taste of Fifth 2014

As many Brooklynites are aware, it’s that time of year again: A Taste of Fifth is nigh! The annual festival, which will feature forty of the best restaurants from Park Slope’s 5th Avenue, has been a massive hit in previous years, and this year’s lineup looks to be no different. As you’ll see below, some of BK’s best food and drink will be coming out and celebrating with a wide array of tasty treats any foodie would be remiss to pass up.

What’s more, this evening of fabulous food and drink is actually for a good cause! Proceeds from A Taste of Fifth will benefit 14 Brooklyn-based charities, including Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Good Shepherd Services, and the Brooklyn Dream Factory.

ONLY IN NYC
In Case You Missed It: FREQUENCY Opening Party 3/22

FREQUENCY, a new monthly underground party set up shop this Saturday at an East Williamsburg warehouse for a long night of dancing, music, body painting and of course tacos!

The new FREQUENCY parties are brought to you by BangOn!NYC, the leaders in creating one of a kind warehouse parties that cater to thousands of guests. From the lighting to the professional dancers, unique activities and great food at their parties, BangOn!NYC knows how to bring you large-scale parties that live up to Jay Gatsby standards.

Once you walk through the front doors of the old warehouse you're completely transported into a different world; a world filled with groovy beats and party goers nestled between old warehouse walls. The party feels like a miniature festival, but in an underground setting that seems like the best kept secret in Brooklyn...and it is.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: FREQUENCY 2014 Opening Night

What: BangOn!NYC Presents Frequency

When: Saturday, March 22, 10pm

ALL ACCESS PASS
Skrillex Releases Brooklyn Takeover Video Recap

A couple of weeks ago, Skrillex continued his Takeovers tour with five different stops in Brooklyn, bringing some impressive friends with him along the way. Such names included, Just Blaze, A$AP Ferg, Clockwork, Lunice and TOKiMONSTA. Nest HQ's videographer, Glenjamn was also present, filming everything that happened on and off stage. And with this footage, they put together a little recap video, which we have kindly embedded for you above. Also be sure to check out the recap video of the San Fransisco Takeover here. And be sure to stay tuned-- videos recapping his jaunts in Barcelona and Amsterdam will be coming in the near future.

LIFESTYLE
Introducing The Latest App: 'Cover'

-Once all set up, your friends can add themselves to your table from their phones, and the app will automatically split the bill once you’re all finished!

TOP 5
NYC Beer Week 2014: Go Craft Beer Bars!
ROCK OUT
Event Review: Dead Waves @ Bar Matchless on 2/19

Tucked in the heart of Brooklyn, an edgy little bar by the name of Matchless creaked its doors open for an assemblage of music industry insiders, struggling artists and hanger's on to commiserate with Dead Waves, an up-and-coming grunge-rock band. The venue was like stepping back in time; Black Sabbath blared homilies in the background, and a heavy mixture of PBR and cigarettes permeated the stale air. Everybody in the crowd knew somebody, even if not by name, they had seen them before because they travel in the same circles. They were the disillusioned, the few who still felt physical pain when exposed to injustices, the live and let lives’.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Event Review: Skrillex Brooklyn Takeover, 2/14

Skrillex is absolutely kiling the game right now with his Takeovers Tour. He started off in San Fransisco playing seven straight sold out nights, then came to Brookyln for five nights, all sold out as well. The last of show of his Brooklyn venture landed on Valentine's Day, at a Secret Warehouse at the very tip of northeast Brooklyn in a warehouse located at the end of a dead end, in a neighborhood we couldnt tell you anything about... but we can sure tell you about the show.

Opener, Tokimonsta put on a solid set which consisted of a good variety of music choices, from a remix of Waka Flocka's "Hard In The Paint" to Dillon Francis' "IDGAFOS," and Major Lazer's "Original Don". Following her, Lunice came out playing a straight trap/hip hop set with bangers from Big Sean, Rocko, Kanye West and his former duo TNGHT.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Beyonce-Themed Valentine's Day Dinner

Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, will feature a special menu for Valentine's Day inspired by Beyonce and her boo Jay-Z. The Carrol Gardens eatery put together appetizers, pastas, and a main course with punny names and related ingredients.

For example, the starter options include dishes like Blue Ivy (smoked blue potatoes, chiriboga blue, trout roe, and watercress) and Oysters Rocafella. Items on the pasta menu are Jay-Ziti ("Carter" clothbound cheddar, speck, sweet potato, and sage pistu) and Halo (angel hair pasta, truffle, burnt angel food cake breadcrumbs). The last course is composed of meat entrees as per typical Italian style, with options like Breastiny's Child, a veal breast braciole, pickled fig, sopresatta, and goat yogurt or the Drunk in Love with negroni short rib, beef heart salad, and farro gremalata. Don't forget to add some Beyonce-ified sides such as the Diva is a female version of a brusstla (which we're assuming means brussel sprouts).