20 Jan 2011

Things to See and Places to Go in 2011

Unlike going to the gym or stop binge-drinking, I made a resolution that’s easy to keep this year. I plan on going out more. During the winter months it’s tempting to just give up and huddle next to your radiator, but this season I’ve decided to screw that and get

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
09 Nov 2010

Don Pepe’s: Every Italian Stereotype Under The (Tuscan) Sun

Stop the presses. You know, harking back to a simpler, more innocent and racist time back when people printed things and didn’t blink an eye when both Irish and dogs weren’t allowed somewhere. Well, welcome back, Kotter, because I’m about to unveil one hell of a wormhole in the time/space

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
06 Nov 2010

FREE NY Art Book Fair at P.S 1

While collecting art books may not be the cheapest hobby, you can score some serious steals and stock up on zines at this year’s New York Art Book Fair.  Hosted by one of my favorite bookstores, Printed Matter, over 280 publishers are taking over MoMa’s PS1 for your perusing pleasure.

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
26 Oct 2010

Coney Island Scarier Than Usual

Let’s be real for a second- Coney is a frightening spot more often than not. From the days of the Warriors on out, it’s successfully combined freakshow and carnival eeriness with the grit n’ grime of old school NYC. Well, now it’s just amped the fear quotient with it’s own

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
23 Oct 2010

Make Time for Sweetleaf Coffee and Tea

In my fantasy life, I wake up 10 minutes early and do things like clean my dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, stretch enough to be able to finally touch my toes, and stop into the Sweetleaf Coffee & Tea shop for a cup of Stumptown and freshly-baked Pepper, Pear

Jill S. 0
16 Oct 2010

Get Lost in a Corn Maze in Queens

Usually when people say they got lost in Queens, I wish them luck and say nice knowing you, but now there’s a spot I wouldn’t mind getting lost in. Every Saturday and Sunday, put yourself up to the challenge with this 3-acre corn maze at the Queen’s County Farm Museum. 

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1
14 Oct 2010

Free Theater, Music and Booze at Pantry Party this Saturday

The Pantry Party is a like a hipper, smarter version of the canned food drives we all did in elementary school. Knowing that donating a non-perishable now takes more effort than sneaking the cans of food you like least from your parents’ pantry, this group takes the party part seriously

Jill S. 0
05 Oct 2010

Through Oct. 7th- Last Chances for Queens Restaurant Week

Friends! Cheapskates! Countrymen! Lend me your ears, for good news hath fallen unto the cheapest of boroughs. Queens Restaurant Week(s) is continuing into October, ending this Thursday. For all those too lazy to have attempted this in September, let my gratuitous exclamation points inspire you!!!! Basically, anyone who expects great,

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 1