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Video: Pranna's Boozy Brunch Still Belching Out Wasted Chads

17 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

When we last reported on Pranna in August, the disturbingly popular brunch spot in the Flatiron district was on Double Secret Probation: Community Board 5 threatened to yank the restaurant's liquor license unless they stopped serving bottomless brunch to bottomless smiles. Recent video suggests that Pranna is still Hogarth with hair gel. [ more › ]

9 Tequila-Soaked Ways To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo On Tuesday

It's almost time to break out the tacos, tequila and margaritas (in case that's not a regular weekly activity) to celebrate the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862! As Ween once sang, Cinco de Mayo's on Tuesday, and there's a plethora of options out there to get your tequila-fueled celebrations started with a bang. [ more › ]

John Collado, Police Brutality and the Media That Ain't Ours

When I first met Joshua Lopez, I have to admit that I wasn't familiar with the case of his uncle, John Collado. Collado was shot and killed by an undercover NYPD detective in 2011. Collado's name isn't as widely-known as some others....Show More Summary

Exhausted New Yorkers Give Up, Move To LA

The NY Times has a provocative Style section article this weekend that has inspired a lot of chatter on social media: "Los Angeles and Its Booming Creative Class Lures New Yorkers." It's all about artistically-minded NYers who have become...Show More Summary

Photos, Videos: Blur Baptize Brooklyn In First US Show In Decade

   "It's been a long time," Damon Albarn said as he emptied water bottle after water bottle upon the ecstatic crowd at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Friday night. He wasn't exaggerating: this was Blur's first show in America in over a decade, their first show here with brilliant original guitarist Graham Coxon in even longer than that. Show More Summary

Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos Might Become a Real Restaurant

"Is the food to your satisfaction?" Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan did a Reddit AMA yesterday and answered a fan's very important question: "Have you ever thought of opening a Los Pollos Hermanos?" Gilligan's answer, in short: He's one step ahead. Show More Summary

Sotheby's Mixed Up Drake's Mix Tape

Fans of Nick Cave, fans of Kendrick Lamar, and especially fans of Nick Cave and Kendrick Lamar have an excuse to storm Sotheby's for the next few months, thanks to Drake. [ more › ]

Hidden Gems and Unforgotten Histories: America Is Hard to See at the New Whitney

Glenn Ligon, Rückenfigur, 2009. Collection Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. © Glenn Ligon. The Whitney Museum of American Art's new home opens to the public on May 1. Installed at the lower end of the Highline in the Meatpacking...Show More Summary

What It Takes to Be a Rockstar

If you want to be a rockstar, don't pay heed to the article's title. And most of all, don't expect to find an answer to your quest or some secret formula here. I'm just offering some thoughts around what's currently the worst industry in the world, the music industry and about new artists' struggle to make it. Show More Summary

James Corden and Anna Faris Eating Fried Tarantula Really Raises the Bar for Late-Night Cooking Segments

David George Gordon, author of such books as The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook and The Compleat Cockroach, showed up last night on The Late Late Show with what he called "an array of finger foods." James Corden and guests Anna Faris and TitussShow More Summary

Judge Rules It's Not 'Bad Parenting' To Take Child To Pink Concert

As anyone who has ever gotten "So What" stuck in their head knows, Pink is a true rock star with rock moves. And as anyone who has been brainwashed by excessive exposure to "Just Give Me A Reason" also knows, Pink is a national treasure. Show More Summary

Video: Jason Alexander Re-Records Classic George Costanza Voicemail

After a long period of seemingly avoiding anything Seinfeld-related (which was then lovingly parodied in season two of Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jason Alexander has really embraced his Costanza legacy in recent years. That's included aShow More Summary

Watch This Patriot Order a Two-Foot-Tall Big Mac at McDonald’s New Make-Your-Own Burger Kiosk

McDonald's is currently testing "Create Your Taste" kiosks: burger-customizers that put 22 different topping options at customers' fingertips. Moshe Tamssot, a Chicago tech entrepreneur who seemingly couldn't make up his mind, decided to give all of them a try. Show More Summary

Mortal Enemies Heinz and French's Have Waged a Vicious Condiment War

Who Freaky Friday'd the condiments? The condiment turf war continues: Heinz has now released a mustard, and just weeks ago, French's shocked everybody by unveiling its first ketchup. This whole Freaky Friday fridge-door situation already...Show More Summary

Cacao Market Brings Chocolat-esque Treats To Greenpoint

  Cacao Market, which opens in Greenpoint (across the street from Beacon's Closet) today, seems modeled after Juliette Binoche's sweet little chocolatiere in Chocolat. Unlike that cinematic shop, customers will probably have to pay for chocolate, and hot 2000s-era Johnny Depp won't be fixing any doors. Show More Summary

Have You Eaten Your Last Avocado?

Will the California drought signal the end of affordable guacamole for all? Do you love avocados? I mean, really love them? Because as much as you might think you love avocados — and maybe you are one of the people in this world whoShow More Summary

30 More States Are Trying to Ban Powdered Alcohol

Don't drink the Kool-Aid. Now that powdered alcohol has received full federal approval, the fight against it is mounting into a Lord of the Rings' Middle Earth–size war. According to the AP, about 30 state legislatures are now frantically...Show More Summary

Watch This Fancy Restaurant’s Drone Go Down in Flames

Every spring, Ronald Peijenburg gathers media for a wild publicity stunt to mark the arrival of asparagus at his Michelin-starred Dutch restaurant, De Zwaan. In prior years, the vegetable has arrived unscathed in everything from a hot air balloon to a Formula 1 race car. Show More Summary

Man Sets Rental Car On Fire While Trying to Rid It Of Bedbugs

A Long Island man managed to set three cars on fire and give himself second-degree burns while attempting to rid his rental vehicle of bedbugs by dousing it in rubbing alcohol. Then, apparently, he lit a cigarette. No one pays attention during fire safety films. [ more › ]

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