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Sun, Feb. 24th, 2008 02:30 pm
Some Details, For A Change

I keep having these amazing weekends and failing document them in any tangible form (besides Flickr), so here is some information about my Friday and Saturday:

Friday
Scrabble at Pacific Standard
  • Nick was in town!
  • Dinner: The Farm On Adderly in Ditmas Park with Nick, Martha, Nick's friend Gabe, and Gabe's ladyfriend (whose name escapes me). I had the grilled brook trout with Israeli couscous and spiced carrots. Martha had the shrimp special over poppy seed polenta, which made me jealous, but both were pretty amazing.
  • Post Dinner: Scrabble and drinks at Pacific Standard, a relatively new bar in Park Slope that I really enjoy (see pic at right). They almost always have a barleywine-style ale on tap, which is both wonderful and dangerous.
Saturday
Bibimbop And Dumplings J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale 1998
  • Brunch: Martha made tasty chocolate chip pancakes and we pigged out on them like whoa and lounged on the couch and watched DVR'd Law & Order and Two And A Half Men for a good part of the afternoon.
  • Dinner: Kunjip in Koreatown. I had bibimbop (see pic at right). Martha had some sort of beef stew thing? Both were crazy awesome.
  • Post-Dinner: We accidentally double-booked our evening, but somehow it all worked out. We had tickets to see The Magnetic Fields at Town Hall at 8, but this fact totally skipped our minds when we bought tickets to see Be Kind Rewind at 6:40. Thankfully, the restaurant, the cinema and the venue were all within a few blocks of each other, so the timing worked out perfectly. The movie was really cute and funny and heartwarming; I liked it a lot. And the show was, of course, amazing. They even played "Take Ecstasy With Me", which is one of my favorite Magnetic Fields songs.
  • Post-Entertainment: Met up with some folks at Beer Table, another (brand-)new bar in Park Slope. Holy shit, this place was amazing. I had an unbelievable bottle of J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale from 1998 (see pic at right), which was so smooth that it smelled and tasted like sherry. Matt James and I decided that we should try to make it back there on a weekly basis, which I don't think will be difficult.

This evening marks the inaugural production of The Best Damn Coffee Frappes In Brooklyn, accompanied by some pizza-making and a halfhearted attempt to watch the Oscars. Care to join?

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B. Young
Sun, Feb. 24th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
the farm

used to work at vox pop and frequented the farm. nice place, great people.


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Van Trap
Mon, Feb. 25th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)

I just remembered that you live in New York. I'm moving there this spring. Sorry for following you.


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