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An Ode to the Bowery Beer Room

Written by Joshua M. Bernstein on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts

I’m a hard-core Whole Foods hater, typically patronized by preachy blowhards who buy $10-a-pound organic Brussels sprouts. Despite my utter disdain, I still find myself, like moth to deadly light, drawn to the grocer’s Bowery-store beer room. It proffers serious drunkenness. On offer are 64-ounce growlers of local-fresh brew, like luscious Captain Lawrence and toothsome [&hellip
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Scary Bar Project: Maximillian Bels

Written by Joshua M. Bernstein on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Maximillian Bels 1146 Nostrand Ave. (between Midwood St. & Rutland Rd.) Flatbush, B’klyn 718-773-9199 Daylight prevents most bars from being gut-wrenchingly terrifying at 5 p.m. Then again, most bars aren’t Maximillian Bels. It’s an ancient East Flatbush dive amid Caribbean bakeries. A neon Guinness light glows warmly, and fertile plants fill a dusty window. It [&hellip
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