BLOGS
DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Bavaria Bierhaus Brings New-School Charm to Historic Stone Street's Restaurant Row

Financial District, NY – You might call the owners at Bavaria Bierhaus kreɪzɪ, but obsession to detail is the name of the game at this Fidi hotspot, located at 19 S William Street, that may as well have been built in Germany. "All the wood [in the bar] was shipped from Germany," Dave Massey, one of the owners tells us. It was painstakingly reassembled, to bring customers a sense of authenticity and an ambiance more apt for enjoying their impressive list of 100% wheat beers.

The picture proudly gracing the wall of the second floor is an original picture of Erdinger, the world's largest wheat beer brewery founded in 1886, and Bavaria Bierhaus hopes to showcase the pairing of new and old via their decor and new modern menu, designed by Chef Leandro Galindo. And it works. Combined with servers donning Dirndls, the experience was whimsically traditional, yet the pairing of eats, like the Pork Belly Waffle Slider with smoked cheddar, spicy maple, and krautsalat, and Rainbow Trout 'a la plancha' with grüne sosse, cider-braised sauerkraut & smoked bacon had us all agree that this was not your typical beerhall fare.

TV TALK
Another Round of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

Just when you thought Jimmy Kimmel's segment couldn't get any funnier, haters and their celebs deliver! Well, the fun is in the mean tweets, right? When Kimmel first started out this segment over two years ago, little did anyone know that these tweets would actually have some quality burns. This time 'round "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" include Ty Burrell, Britney Spears, Chloe Moretz and the hunky hunky Chris Pratt! The icing on the top has to be REM's "Everybody Hurts" playing in the background!

[PS: Hey Gerard Butler, the nearest burn hospital is around the corner!]

ROCK OUT
Come Check Out Militia Vox at Littlefield TONIGHT!

Metalheads, rejoice! Militia Vox, the kickass, powerhouse vocalist is coming to Brooklyn for the Black Rock Coalition Showcase this Friday, November 21st! Recently named one of The Huffington Post’s “Ten Fiercest Black Female Rockers,” Militia is no stranger to the industry; she’s lent her pipes to acts like Dee Snider and Cyndi Lauper, and was a central figure in Judas Priestess, the world’s only all-girl Judas Priest tribute band. After a successful residency with NYC’s premiere haunted Halloween destination, Times Scare, Milita has set her sites on Brooklyn for a high-octane performance at Littlefield. Think you can handle it? Tickets are $8 at the door, see you there!

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: I Feel...Intergalactic Escape

Are you ready New York City? Can you feel it? It's only been a few weeks since Land of the Living Toys changed our lives just before Halloween, but it feels like an eternity. All our waiting hasn't been in vain though, as I Feel finally returns this Saturday with the Intergalactic Escape you've been dreaming of. In celebration of their 2 year anniversary, I Feel plans to take us all on an out of this world 8-hour journey where we can escape the mundane party scene and enjoy a galactic party space unlike anything you've ever seen.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
The French Cheese Board is Offering FREE CHEESE Today

If you thought the best part about it being Friday was that it is Friday, we’re here to tell you, you thought wrong.

Today, and for one day only, the French Cheese Board in Midtown Manhattan is hosting the type of FREE event that dreams are made of, as long as your sweet dreams, much like ours, are made of cheese.

On Friday, November 21st, starting at 11am and going till 7pm, the Cheeses of Europe returns to New York City following a string of successful pop-up events throughout the country earlier this fall. The event, which is open to the public, welcomes four cheese companies from France offering samples of more than twenty different types of cheese. Additional highlights will include the debut of a new photo exhibit showcasing milk by famed photographer Colombe Clier, cooking demos by Top Chef France contestant Valentin Néraudeau, pours of wines to accompany the cheese samples, cheeses for sale at special prices, and educational presentations by each of the attending cheese companies.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Have Yourself a Merry Little Truffle Fiesta


Chef/owner Julian Medina of Toloache will be bringing the Mexican Truffle Fiesta to all of the Toloache restaurants across the city! Of course, everyone's had the chance to try the traditional truffle-based recipes at different restaurants in town but Chef Medina, in collaboration with Urbani Truffles, is here to switch things up! On December 8th at Toloache Thompson and December 9th at Toloache 82 between 6:30 - 9pm, Toloache will be opening their doors to culinary fans for Five Course Truffle Tastings!

EARGASMIC
Dusky Releases 90's Inspired Video for 'Yoohoo'

British DJ duo, Dusky, recently released the single "YooHoo," off their latest EP Love Taking Over. Not long after, they debuted the greatest possible video for their 90's inspired song! Remember watching Vh1 as kids? Lines of static all over, color burning, isolated displaced footage, bizarre animation; one second a statue is holding up the earth and the next, the white and black keys of a piano are leading the way to a psychadelic simulated face surrounding a crystal pyramid. None of that made sense, right? That's what makes it all the more exciting!

Check it out below!

SILVER SCREEN
The Bellas Are Back in Pitch Perfect 2

The anticipated trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has finally been released. The sequel to the hit 2012 film features returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks, who also took on the role of director for the film as well.

Fans of the original will be happy to hear “Cups” in the trailer which shows the Barden Bellas preparing to perform in the a cappella world championships. Of course other familiar faces like the Treblemakers are back for the sequel as well.

Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters on May 15th, 2015. Check out the trailer below!

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Joey Bada$$ Reveals The New Release Date For His Forthcoming Debut Album

















After a long wait, Joey Bada$$ reveals an official release date for B4.Da.$$, his debut album, through a promotional trailer video uploaded via YouTube today. The video includes a special message from Joey to fans. The Brooklyn, NY based MC wrote: ____________________________________________________________________________________

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Run The Jewels Premieres 'Blockbuster Night Part I'

There is a never a dull with Killer Mike or EI-P, and their new visual for 'Blockbuster Night,' I, the debut single from their latest project proves no different.

In the music video, the duo assumes the roles of mischievous EMT workers, who drive around Atlanta blasting music from the back of their EMT truck while responding to emergency calls. Take a look at the new video below.

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BLIND FATE
People Magazine Denies Ryan Gosling Turned Down 'Sexiest' Title

Although Chris Hemsworth was recently named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” rumors began circulating the internet that Ryan Gosling actually turned down the magazine’s request to give him the title.

According to the entertainment news website The Wrap, “They tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011,” and that, “The consensus was he's too serious for it, too artsy.” Instead Bradley Cooper was given the title in 2011, in which Gosling fans did not take too lightly. Some of the actors fans staged a protest outside of the magazine’s headquarters.