Category Archives: Brightest Young Things

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Check Out Dripkit’s Kickstarter Campaign!

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If I had a dollar for every time I shelled out for an overpriced cup of pour over coffee, I’d be slightly less impoverished than I am due to the aforementioned times I have shelled out for an overpriced cup of pour over coffee. That’s why it’s P. TIGHT that Dripkit has come along!

Dripkit (an Ilana Kruger and Kara Cohen enterprise) is a Brooklyn-based startup that hopes to bring us all portable, pocket-sized pour over coffee technology so that maybe, JUST MAYBE, we will not have to constantly settle for hitting up bougie cafes on the go. All it ...

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Cooking with Chef Haidar

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Words By Allison Desy, Photos By Nicholas Karlin

What is the best part of summer in D.C.? Perhaps it’s sweating in places you never even thought could sweat during 90 degree scorchers. Perhaps it’s the unbelievably packed public transit at all hours of the day. For Chef Haidar Karoum, it’s the highly accessible fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets.

Chef Haidar let the BYT team tag along with him on his trip to the Ronald Reagan Farmers Market where he picked out asparagus, sugar snap peas, and red and green spring onions for a vegetable and ricotta dumpling ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (7.13.2017-7.16.2017)

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If you’re not planning on pounding Game of Thrones episodes until Sunday’s new episode premieres, you’ve got LOTS of get-out-of-your-house options this weekend! Whether you’re into spirit seances, queer dance parties, Trump protests, after hours soirees at museums and/or all of the comedy, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find something you want to do listed below. Before we get into all of that, here’s what you may have missed on BYT this week:

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (7.11.2017)

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It’s motherfucking FREE SLURPEE DAY! If that’s not your top priority, congratulations, because you sound like a better human than I am! Regardless of whether or not you capitalize on complimentary high fructose corn syrup (or whatever the eff is in those things), there’s plenty on the books for you to do after work INCLUDING but not limited to a free screening of The NeverEnding Story if you’re brave enough to trek out to NJ! (Also, the Kosciuszko Bridge demolition has allegedly been cancelled today, womp womp.)

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Group House Guide

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NYC is the land of roommate situations. If you haven’t lived in one / are currently living in one / just about to move into one then you know people who do. Living with a bunch of strangers and friends never sounds as hard as it actually is. It’s easy to think that if you all keep to yourself, everything will be just fine. Wrong. You’ve never been more wrong. You have to be proactive. You have to be on top of your shit. And you have to be reasonable. Follow our advice, and your house will be running like ...

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Group House Guide

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NYC is the land of roommate situations. If you haven’t lived in one / are currently living in one / just about to move into one then you know people who do. Living with a bunch of strangers and friends never sounds as hard as it actually is. It’s easy to think that if you all keep to yourself, everything will be just fine. Wrong. You’ve never been more wrong. You have to be proactive. You have to be on top of your shit. And you have to be reasonable. Follow our advice, and your house will be running like ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (7.6.2017-7.9.2017)

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Wow, welcome to the weekend (already!) and stuff! I assume that you are still suffering from a patriotic hangover, so I accept that maybe you just want to hang out on your couch in front of the AC watching Netflix and eating ice cream, but in the event you want to emerge from ye olde summer cave, there’s a LOT happening the next few days // from shows to street parties to a screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, things are lookin’ SOCIALLY S-O-L-I-D! Before we get into all of that, here’s what you might’ve missed on ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (7.4.2017)

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Wow happy 4th or whatever! Much patriot! If you’re not planning on getting obliterated all day and night on friends’ rooftops, here are some backup plans INCLUDING an obligatory screening of Top Gun:

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.29.2017-7.2.2017)

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Hi! I don’t really feel like writing this right now, which I guess I probably shouldn’t tell you, but I have had a harrowing week of spotty WiFi and now that it’s functioning properly I basically just want to be watching brain-melting YouTube videos! Also, my pinky finger is bruised dot com from a Pride DIY gone awry (get your mind out of the gutter // I hammered it while trying to build a makeshift cabana on a Crown Heights rooftop because everyone at the party was dying dot com) and it hurts to type without looking bougie AF, so ...

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RECAP: &pizza’s Opening Day in NYC ft. Free Pizza, Free Tattoos

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I can’t think of too many better ways to spend a Tuesday than eating pizza, so it was pretty rad that I got to check out &pizza’s big opening day in NYC this week! The first 212 customers received free pizzas, and the first 22 people who wanted to snag a free ampersand tattoo will get free pizza for a WHOLE YEAR! Naturally I wanted to scope the spectacle, so I bounced back and forth between the party (complete with balloons and a DJ) at 15 W. 28th Street and First Class Tattoos, where the 22 lucky candidates were transported ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (6.21.2017)

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It’s doubtful that the weather could be as perfect tonight as it was yesterday, but there are still tons of things worth leaving your house for, like queer roller skating, Zeke Smith at UCB, Arrested Development B-I-N-G-O and MORE! Details:

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PREVIEW: &pizza Opening 6.20 at 15 W. 28th Street

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We’re longtime fans of &pizza (the chain, the brand, the legend) over here at BYT, but since I’m based in Brooklyn, I rarely get to eat it unless I’m down in DC for meetings. That’s not to say we’re exactly short on ‘zza options in NYC, but &pizza has that little extra bit of je ne sais quoi (or however you say that in Italian // 2 LAZY 2 GOOGLE); from its distinctive oblong pies topped with ultra-fresh, ultra-delicious ingredients to its ampersand-tattooed “Tribe” of employees to its local charity work, this is as close to pizza as a lifestyle ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (6.19.2017)

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Sure it’s Monday, but there’s tons of stuff on the books tonight to help you forget you’re an adult who doesn’t get a proper summer vacation! We’ve got music, comedy, movies (including Donnie Darko, aka our GIF theme // GO SUCK A FUCK IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT!) and more, so get ready for details on all of that RIGHT NOW:

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.15.2017-6.18.2017)

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Hello! I have a stupid summer cold and it is ruining my life! I hope you do not have a stupid summer cold which is ruining your life! Regardless, there is a lot to do this weekend when I am (and/or you are and/or we are) hopefully feeling better! For example, Syndicated is screening Mrs. Doubtfire for Father’s Day, and HELLO GIF THEME! Before we talk about ALL of the things, here’s what you might’ve missed on BYT this week:

  • I ate limited-edition blueberry ice cream at Morgenstern’s for Josh Pond Ice Cream Week, which goes now thru Sunday!
  • We ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (6.14.2017)

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If you were paralyzed by the heatwave, get back out there to celebrate the temperature drop w/ any/all of the below INCLUDING but not limited to ye olde tried ‘n true Arrested Development B-B-B-B-BINGO!

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Taste-Test: Josh Pond Ice Cream Week, the Morgenstern’s Edition

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We’re officially in Josh Pond Ice Cream Week here in NYC, meaning a selection of ice cream shops around the city will be offering special, limited-edition flavors made with Josh Pond wild Maine blueberries! You’ve only got a short window to try ’em all (now thru Sunday 6.18), so prepare to throw on a pair of shorts with an elastic waistband and GET SAMPLING!

I hit up Morgenstern’s yesterday to taste the two Josh Pond flavors they’ve got on tap. Now, there are two types of ice cream in this world: 1. the kind that you grab on the go ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (6.13.2017)

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It’s hot AF out again! Distract yourself! Take shelter in other people’s AC units at all of the below INCLUDING but not limited to a cheap screening of I’m Not There:

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.8.2017-6.11.2017)

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WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND! I will be babysitting a puppy (follow her on IG at @poseypupbk) and watching the French Open the entire time, but if I had less of a responsibility to animals or sports, I would most certainly hit up any/all of the below INCLUDING but not limited to Brooklyn Pride programming, Northside Festival and a screening of the OG Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie! Before we get into all of that, here’s some important stuff you may have missed on BYT this week:

  • Jenn Tisdale talked to the one and only Tiffany about malls ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (6.5.2017)

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Welcome back to good old MONDAY! Drown your workweek sorrows at any/all of the below, and be sure to wish Kenny G a happy birthday!

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.1.2017-6.4.2017)

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We did it! We (almost) survived a very short work week! And there’s a lot of stuff going on the next few days to get excited about, like the fact that I anticipate a solid percentage of disagreeable people being away at Gov Ball! If you’re going, “But I’M going to Gov Ball, Megan!” Then 1. why are you even reading this?! YOU HAVE PLANS ALREADY! and 2. maybe YOU’RE not disagreeable, but there is a certain kind of person that festivals of this nature tend to attract, and if you don’t know who I’m talking about, I am sure ...

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BYT Interviews: Andrew Zimmern

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Andrew Zimmern speaks in speeches. The television host, author, and advocate for feeding the hungry knows how media works. He chose to get a television show and a decade later, he got a television show (for more on that, listen to this episode of The Alton Browncast). That show has been on the air for over a decade. Anyone that’s binged on Bizarre Foods knows why he’s popular. He’s charming and interested without ever seeming like he’s reading from a script. His welcoming personality makes the world a smaller and more welcoming place.

Zimmern will be in D.C. on ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (5.29.2017)

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Not the biggest spread of events to choose from today, but it IS Memorial Day, after all, and you should be eating lots of hot dogs and drinking lots of beer or whatever anyway! Still need plans, though? Well, there are SOME solid things going on including but not limited to Dirty Dancing screenings // DETAILS:

  • Hopefully you’ll be at somebody’s BBQ listening to some good tunes all day, but in case you need to look outside of that, Holy Ghost’ll be doing a DJ set at Good Room for $20.
  • You can also head to a free all-day party ...

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On Cloud Wine: Our Favorite Wine Bars in NYC

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Tomorrow is National Wine Day (as if any of us needed more excuses to booze), so it seemed only natural to do a little round-up of our favorite wine bars in NYC for your consideration // here they are in no particular order, and be sure to click on the establishment names at the top of each blurb to hit up each one’s website:

On Cloud Wine: Our Favorite Wine Bars in NYC

This tiny Greenpoint spot is super cozy, vegan-friendly, and offers a nice list of wines AND Italian dishes.

On Cloud Wine: Our Favorite Wine Bars in NYC

An epic happy hour at this Williamsburg establishment ft. dollar oysters and select 2-for-1 wine specials, and a ...

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (5.23.2017)

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Is the sun finally back? Am I speaking too soon? Could I Google it but am just too lazy? (Probably.) Regardless, lots to look forward to tonight INCLUDING but not limited to face time with the inimitable Tim Gunn // DETAILS:

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (5.18.2017-5.21.2017)

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I am VERY excited for the weekend-weekend (aka Saturday and Sunday) to arrive, because 1. I was out of town last weekend and feel out of sorts now that I’m back, and 2. IT IS TOO GODDAMN HOT OUTSIDE FOR THIS HEAT INTOLERANT HUMAN. And Saturday and Sunday promise no higher than mid-to-high sixties, which I am REAL HYPE ON. I will also be throwing a birthday party for Cher at my house on Saturday ’cause SHE’S WORTH IT! She’s also our GIF theme because I said so.

Before we get into all your choices the next few days, let’s ...

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