Thursday, December 11, 2008

Shop Brooklyn, Shop Late!

Grab Brooklyn

So, the holiday season is here. If you're like me you probably haven't done much about your gift purchasing situation yet. Well, I hope to remedy that (and snack on some free food in the process!) at Park Slope's Second Annual Snowflake Celebration...

With the economy being what it is, now more than ever, it's especially important to support local businesses. Studies have shown that when you shop local more of the money stays in the local economy than when you shop at a national chain. Tonight more than 150 businesses will stay open until 10pm and offer some sort of special promotion - it could be a sale, coupons, or giveaway, libations or special hors d'oeuvres, etc.

There's a full list of participants on the Buy in Brooklyn site, but for your convenience, I've noted the food centric locations:

12th Street Bar & Grill
1123 8th Ave.
3-course, prix fixe dinner for $22.00

Aunt Suzie's Restaurant
247 5th Ave.
Free after Dinner Drink plus a $15.00 coupon for your next visit to Aunt Suzie's

Back to the Land Natural Foods
142 7th Ave.
718-768-5654 Popcorn and mulled cider

191 5th Ave.
Present a dated receipt from another business participating in the Snowflake Celebration and receive a 10% discount

Burrito Bar and Kitchen
307 Flatbush Ave.
10% off dinner checks

833 Union St
Keep warm with hot cider!

Canaille Bistro Francais
78 5th Ave.
4-course, prix fixe menu with a glass of wine for $26

Elementi Restaurant
140 7th Ave.
Half price drinks and complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the bar; complimentary glass of red or white wine with every Secondi on the menu

Grab Specialty Foods
438 7th Ave.
10% off growlers and growler fills all day

Kappa Sake House
388 5th Ave.
Buy 1 drink, get 1 house-made appetizer

La Taqueria
72 7th Ave.
Samples of the famous Frozen Lime Margaritas

Leaf & Bean
83 7th Ave.
Music; Mulled cider and wine; nibbles and samples; discounts and door prizes

Little d Eatery
434 7th Ave.
3-course, prix fixe dinner for $28.00 between 6 and 11pm

188 5th Ave.
$5 Margaritas from 6 to 8pm, plus more specials

Moim Restaurant
206 Garfield Pl.
A shot of free hot sake to diners

Ozzies Coffee
249 5th Avenue
20% off coffee beans with a 1 pound minimum; buy 2 ponds of coffee and receive 25% off a krups one touch grinder

Park Slope Chip Shop
383 5th Ave.
20% discount on all food & beverages; 10% discount on all Christmas retail British goods

Patio Lounge
179 5th Ave.
$3 Well drinks, $3 pints of beer, $6 Martinis from 5pm to 2am; free appetizers available at 8pm; a DJ will be spinning ol' skool hip hop, R&B, and pop

Picada y Vino Wine Shop
327 5th Ave.
Tasting event with 10% off all featured wines

Pizza Plus
359 7th Ave.
Present a dated receipt from another business participating in the Snowflake Celebration and receive a 10% discount

Postmark Café
326 6th St
Present a dated receipt of $10 or more from another business participating in the Snowflake Celebration and receive a free drink of choice

Prospect Wine Shop
322 7th Ave.
prospectwine.com5pm to close receive and additional 2% off the usual case discounts (recieve 7% off cases of sparkling wine, 12% off mixed cases of 750ml or solid cases of 1.5 Liter bottles, and 17% off solid cases of 750 ml bottles), keep the receipt to make a second case purchase at the discount rate anytime through 12/31/08; (12/11) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, taste delicious Champagne made from organically grown grapes

Rachel's Taqueria
408 5th Ave.
Special promotion on Frozen Lime Margaritas

Red, White, & Bubbly
211-213 5th Ave.
Taste holiday wines from 5 to 8pm.; 10% discount on featured selections

Rose Water
787 Union St
Dine at Rose Water or purchases a Gift Certificate during the Snowflake Celebration and receive a Gift Certificate (GC) for use between January and March 2009 (restrictions apply); spend a minimum of $50, get a GC for $25; spend $100 or more, get a GC for $50!

Russo's Mozzarella & Pasta
363 7th Ave.
Appetizers and a variety of pasta dishes; holiday raffle

Second Helpings
488 9th St
Raffle for a $40 Gift Certificate

Sette enoteca e cucina
207 7th Ave.
Receive a $10 gift certificate for every 2 people dining. The certificate may be used for dinner Sunday to Thursday evenings (some restrictions may apply)

Shawn Wines
141 7th Ave.
Wine tasting, plus 10% off all wines featured

Tarzian West Housewares
194 7th Ave.
Raffling off Wusthof knife blocks, knife sharpeners, fondue sets and more. Every purchase after 7pm qualifies to enter; winners will be announced throughout the evening

The Gate
321 5th Ave.
Special drink and holiday beer offers

The Perch Cafe
365 5th Ave.
Free mulled wine at the bar

Total Wine Bar
74 5th Ave.
$4 Glasses of the House Red & House White; $4 Slices of Quiche Lorraine, Spinach, or Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese)

Wafels & Dinges
7th Avenue at Carroll Street
Yummy treats for dessert!

Willie's Dawgs
351 5th Ave.
Willie's Dawgs and Seaworthy Films present and evening of quirky short films from the Sundance and Austin Film Festivals; enjoy hotdogs, popcorn and beer; 7:30pm, Old Stone House (5th Ave. and 3rd St.), cost $20 benefiting the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Many other local participating busineses will be giving away wine and snacks to shoppers, so what are you waiting for? Go forth and shop locally!


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Here are some key dates in the long winegrowing history of Bourgogne, listed in chronological order.

312: Eumenes’ Discourses: oldest known documented reference.
1115: Clos de Vougeot Château built by monks from Cîteaux.
August 6, 1395: Duke Philip the Bold (1342-1404) publishes ordinance governing wine quality in Bourgogne.
1416: Edict of King Charles VI setting the boundaries of Bourgogne as a wine producing area (from Sens to Mâcon).
November 11, 1719: Creation of the oldest mutual assistance organisation, the "Société de Saint Vincent" in Volnay.
1720: Champy, Bourgogne's oldest merchant company was founded in Beaune and is still in business today.
1728: The first book devoted to the wines from Bourgogne, written by Father Claude Arnoux, is published in London.
July 18, 1760: Prince Conti (1717-1776) acquires the "Domaine de La Romanée", which now bears his name.
1789: French Revolution. Church-owned vineyards confiscated and auctioned off as national property.
October 17, 1847: King Louis-Philippe grants the village of Gevrey the right to add its name to its most famous cru – Chambertin. Other villages were quick to follow suit.
1851: First auction of wines grown on the Hospices de Beaune estate.
1861: First classification of wines (of the Côte d'Or) by Beaune's Agricultural Committee.
June 15, 1875: Phylloxera first detected in Bourgogne (at Mancey, Saône-et-Loire).
1900: Creation of the Beaune Oenological Station. April 30, 1923: Founding of La Chablisienne, Bourgogne's first cooperative winery.
April 29, 1930: A ruling handed down by the Dijon civil courts legally defines to the boundaries of wine-growing Bourgogne (administrative regions of Yonne, Côte-d’Or, and Saône-et-Loire, plus the Villefranche-sur-Saône area in the Rhône).
December 8, 1936: Morey-Saint-Denis becomes the first AOC in Bourgogne.
October 14, 1943: Creation of Premier Cru appellation category.
October 17, 1975: Crémant de Bourgogne attains AOC status.
Jully 17, 2006: Creation of Bourgogne's 100th appellation: “Bourgogne Tonnerre”.
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