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.
718-965-9526
12thstreetbarandgrill.com
3-course, prix fixe dinner for $22.00

Aunt Suzie's Restaurant
247 5th Ave.
718-788-3377
auntsuzie.com
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
backtothelandnaturalfoods.com Popcorn and mulled cider

Bierkraft
191 5th Ave.
718-230-7600
bierkraft.com
Present a dated receipt from another business participating in the Snowflake Celebration and receive a 10% discount

Burrito Bar and Kitchen
307 Flatbush Ave.
718-230-8646
burritobarbrooklyn.com
10% off dinner checks

Bussaco
833 Union St
718-857-8828
bussacobklyn.com
Keep warm with hot cider!

Canaille Bistro Francais
78 5th Ave.
718-789-8899
canaillebistro.com
4-course, prix fixe menu with a glass of wine for $26

Elementi Restaurant
140 7th Ave.
718-788-8388
elementirestaurant.com
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.
718-369-7596
grabspecialtyfoods.com
10% off growlers and growler fills all day

Kappa Sake House
388 5th Ave.
718-832-2970
Buy 1 drink, get 1 house-made appetizer

La Taqueria
72 7th Ave.
718-398-4300
Samples of the famous Frozen Lime Margaritas

Leaf & Bean
83 7th Ave.
718-638-5791
leafnbean.com
Music; Mulled cider and wine; nibbles and samples; discounts and door prizes

Little d Eatery
434 7th Ave.
718-369-3144
littled-eatery.com
3-course, prix fixe dinner for $28.00 between 6 and 11pm

Lobo
188 5th Ave.
718-636-8886
lobonyc.com
$5 Margaritas from 6 to 8pm, plus more specials

Moim Restaurant
206 Garfield Pl.
718-499-0892
moimrestaurant.com
A shot of free hot sake to diners

Ozzies Coffee
249 5th Avenue
718-768-6868
ozziescoffee.com
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.
718-832-7702
chipshopnyc.com
20% discount on all food & beverages; 10% discount on all Christmas retail British goods

Patio Lounge
179 5th Ave.
718-857-3477
patiolounge.com
$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.
718-499-2392
picadayvino.com
Tasting event with 10% off all featured wines

Pizza Plus
359 7th Ave.
718-768-5327
Present a dated receipt from another business participating in the Snowflake Celebration and receive a 10% discount

Postmark Café
326 6th St
718-768-2613
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.
718-768-1232
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.
718-788-1137
Special promotion on Frozen Lime Margaritas

Red, White, & Bubbly
211-213 5th Ave.
718-636-9463
redwhiteandbubbly.com
Taste holiday wines from 5 to 8pm.; 10% discount on featured selections

Rose Water
787 Union St
718-783-3800
rosewaterrestaurant.com
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.
718-369-2874
Appetizers and a variety of pasta dishes; holiday raffle

Second Helpings
488 9th St
718-965-1925
secondhelpings.com
Raffle for a $40 Gift Certificate

Sette enoteca e cucina
207 7th Ave.
718-499-7767
setteparkslope.com
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.
718-622-7947
Wine tasting, plus 10% off all wines featured

Tarzian West Housewares
194 7th Ave.
718-788-4213
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.
718-768-4329
thegatebrooklyn.blogspot.com
Special drink and holiday beer offers

The Perch Cafe
365 5th Ave.
718-788-2830
theperchcafe.com
Free mulled wine at the bar

Total Wine Bar
74 5th Ave.
718-783-5166
totalwinebar.com
$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
646-257-2592
wafelanddinges.com
Yummy treats for dessert!

Willie's Dawgs
351 5th Ave.
718-832-2941
williesdawgs.com
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!

2 comments:

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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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