Chris K.

Chris K.

Brooklyn, New York

Recent Activities

Mar 21, 2013
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Food & Drink Event @ The Tunnel at The Terminal Stores
Mar 21, 2013
Every year in January
Dec 12, 2012
Review
Lounge / Pub
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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Historic Bar / Pub
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Review
Beer Hall / Restaurant
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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Dive Bar
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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Bar / Restaurant
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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Dive Bar / Live Music Venue
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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American Restaurant / Whiskey Bar
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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Tiki Bar
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
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Bar / Brewery / Restaurant
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
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Club
Dec 4, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
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Gastropub / Oyster Bar
Dec 4, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
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Dive Bar
Dec 4, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
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Dive Bar
Dec 4, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
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Restaurant / Tavern
Dec 4, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Review
Dive Bar / Lounge
Dec 3, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Review
Bar
Dec 3, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Review
Concert Venue / Park
Nov 30, 2012

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Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

    New York
    Every year in January Food & Drink Event @ The Tunnel at The Terminal Stores
    Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Food & Drink Event | Food Festival in New York.
    Mar 21, 2013
    "THE NY BEER, BOURBON, AND BBQ FESTIVAL: Basics: For one delicious Saturday, the sprawling insides of La.Venue and The Tunnel are transformed into a corridor of nonstop small-batch suds, golden brown spirits, and simmer meat of various animals. Along the way, customers can also buy their fill of cigars, knick-knacks, jerky, and other weird paraphernalia for the discerning hippie and/or outdoorsman. The Crowd: A few minutes within the halls of La.Venue, and one will be blinded by flannel from all sides. The festival draws would-be lumberjacks, beardo hipsters, and tough-enough-to-drink-all-day girlfriends from every corner of Brooklyn and one or two neighborhoods in Manhattan. Irony is thick in the air—stands from sponsors such as Budweiser and Jim Beam lead to guffawing too-cool partiers quaffing cheap-o booze with “style”—but it’s easily overwhelmed by the decadent enjoyment that patrons feel immersing themselves in the testosterone-spiked atmosphere of heart-attack eats and headache-inducing beverages. The Vibe: Couldn’t be more welcoming and good-natured. While beer and bourbon can easily result in punches thrown, their mixture with steaming piles of slow-cooked meat and comfort sides just amplifies the cozy warmth these tipples exude. While the place is packed, patrons happily move aside for employees carrying trays of food, and kindly-tossed ribbing and advice passes back and forth in the air over the crowds at a steady rate. The Eats: Insane. We’re talking heaps of pulled pork, sofas of dripping brisket, mountains of mac and cheese, and bacon—candied bacon, jalapeno bacon, bacon-wrapped everything, and bacon-flavored bourbon. In fact, the award for longest line easily goes to Baconery, which had a queue some fifty patrons deep snaking across the floor to get at their endless array of bacon treats, advertised loudly as “FOOD OF THE GODS.” And while most of the food is free, the few out-of-town vendors selling their wares provide food more than worth the small change they’re asking—this reporter himself at a cheddar biscuit topped with venison sausage gravy that might have been the best thing he’d ever eaten. The Drinks: Beer definitely beat bourbon at this festival. Yes, vintages like Buffalo Trace, Rebel Rye, and Jack Daniels were readily available and mighty tasty, but many of the bourbons and ryes blended together in their approach, flavor, and general style. The beers, meanwhile, were plentiful and varied as could be, with everything from red rye ales to barley wines to chipotle lagers washing down the vast amounts of flesh consumed. This is also an issue for the bourbon-bringers here—it is far harder to wash down a bacon-wrapped pepper with a shot of bourbon than with an ice cold mouthful of pilsener. Overall: Without fail, the NY Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival is the place to be. With it’s bawdy atmosphere, fantastic menu, and fun-loving audience, this is as close to a perfect day as one can have in New York. Just be sure not to have anything going on afterwards—the nap this event provides hits hard and fast." hide
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  • Burp Castle

    New York
    Lounge / Pub
    Burp Castle - Lounge | Pub in New York.
    Dec 12, 2012 Hush, now "Loud party girls and bellowing frat boys, be warned--Burp Castle has a strict rule of low-decibel talking. If your party begins to get too loud and rowdy, the bartender and other patrons will shush you, and if you refuse to quiet down they'll ask you to leave. For some, that makes this beer afficianado hangout unbearable; I once saw a huge crew of Marines walk out when informed they couldn't release their classic "HOOAH!" after every drink. And that's fine. Because if you like drinking strange beer but don't want to have to yell over some idiot or yet another round of "Call Me, Maybe," then this cozy little downtown beer spot is the place to be. The selection's great, the patrons are polite, and it's just around the corner from Pommes Frites. Roll through if you can!" hide
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  • Kettle of Fish

    New York
    Historic Bar / Pub
    Kettle of Fish - Historic Bar | Pub in New York.
    Dec 12, 2012 Awesome downtown drinking spot "While the Christopher Street area is mainly known for gay hangouts like the Monster and the famous Stonewall Inn, it also houses Kettle Of Fish, an awesome downstairs pub and/or dive with plenty of darts, comfy chairs, and beer for everyone. With its wood paneling, packed from room, sporty back parlor, and raucous crowd of young professionals and off-duty theater folk, Kettle brings all of the warm-hearted classic bar atmosphere that overhyped locales like Wilfie & Neil never do. This cozy and kind local haunt is perfect for a small but active group of friends, especially if they like to laugh, drink, and meet someone alluring in the fun confines of this wonderful gin joint. Forget all of the well-known gossip pages places--Kettle Of Fish is where it's at." hide
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