If you have a dog and haven’t yet visited the canine oasis that is the Hillside Dog Park in Brooklyn Heights, it’s an absolute must for any energetic, friendly dog!
Here’s the full version of my film that screened on Thursday night, and while it is not officially a Brooklynography production (since Prohibition Bakery is in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, gasp!) the girls behind this business are still awesome because they make a fine, fine product with lots of love and care. Plus, it just might get ya drunk.
The New York Food Film Festival is back again for 2013! Events begin tonight, with the fest’s full schedule to be found here. This year, my film “Prohibition Bakery,” about Brooke & Leslie and their wonderful boozy cupcakes, will be screening on Thursday’s “Edible Adventure” event, and while it’s about (gasp!) a bakery located in Manhattan, I still felt it was worth sharing. And I’ll be giving away a FREE ticket to the event today! All you have to do is follow @bklynography and tweet at me with your favorite new food item or restaurant in Brooklyn this year for a chance to win! Ticket value is $85 at full price!
Read on to see the other film I submitted, which was tragically rejected from the festival…
Way back when, in the year 2003, a little show came on television called Arrested Development. Underwatched and underappreciated, although critically-acclaimed, the show lasted an impressive three seasons before Fox pulled the plug, leaving legions of college students sitting slack-jawed and teary-eyed in their underwear, whispering “….why??” at a blank television set. (This was before internet TV, if you can remember such a primitive time in human existence.)
For years following, rumors swirled about an Arrested Development movie; rumors that would be confirmed and then denied and then confirmed again only to be dashed away months later when everyone forgot about it. Then, in 2012, Netflix, internet TV/movie savior and platform of the people, confirmed what many had only dreamed of: the resuscitation of the franchise with all-new episodes, featuring our favorite actors bringing the beloved Bluth family back from the dead.
After a rough inaugural run in 2012, Googamooga returned to Prospect Park this year with what they claimed was a “new and improved recipe” for a fun-filled weekend of food and music, purportedly smoothing out last year’s issues of long lines, food shortages, and a generally pissed off group of VIP ticket holders. What happened this year was unfortunately more of a disaster, despite Superfly’s admirable attempts at improvement, because of circumstances out of their control: primarily, the weather.
What went down on Saturday: Crummy weather resulted in diminished attendance which resulted in diminished sales for vendors. And if you did show up (and weren’t VIP), you were probably peeved at the lack of seating/eating areas with cover from the drizzling rain (there were none, if you don’t count the woods). Nothing kills the euphoria of a hot crispy chicken wing like eating it in cold rain, so even people who did brave the elements weren’t exactly having the best time of their lives, and vendors hurt from lost sales.