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As someone who normally avoids football at all costs, but also has a secret love of hot wings, the Super Bowl is a conflicting event for me. I enjoy the festive atmosphere and flowing beer but not so much the fist pumping and sporadic yelling. But the Who is playing halftime and there’s sure to be a bevy of dips, so I say bring it on. There’s numerous events going on all over the city with free food and drink specials galore. So bandwagon, consider yourself officially jumped on.

Galapagos Pre-Show

While I doubt Pete Townsend won’t be treating us to a half-time nip slip, you can still enjoy some decolletage provided by the lovely ladies of Sugar Shack Burlesque at Galapagos Art Space. They’ll be joined by Brooklyn’s Peculiar Gentlemen pulling hosting duties, and there will be plenty of artery clogging appe-teasers before the Big Game. Doors open at 3:30, admission is free.

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
At Water St [Dumbo]

Fort Defiance New Orleans Party

I may not be a Saints fan, but I am definitely a fan of Southern-style food.  Owner and New Orleans native, St.John Frizell is turning his Red Hook spot, Fort Defiance, into an old fashioned New Orleans themed party. So expect plenty of fried catfish, hurricanes (not the malt liquor) and jello shots. It’s like Mardi Gras minus the drunk frat boys, well there might be some of those too. Local bands will be egging everyone on with Saints Tribute songs and $5 pints of Abita all day.

Fort Defiance
365 Van Brunt St
At Dikeman St [DUMBO]

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).