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Gabbing About Grub: 23 Food Events That’ll Feed Yr Brain

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 1.41.34 PMIf you like talking about food as much as you like shoving it in your face, prepare to clear your calendar. The next weeks and months will bring a veritable cornucopia of gabbing about grub, from a discussion about restaurant preservation to a three-day symposium curated by Mission Chinese’s Danny Bowien that’ll culminate in a massive multi-chef barbecue on the East River. Here’s what’s on the pass. 
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Whee! Free Sandwiches! Free Cupcakes!

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Earlier today Schnitz, the aptly-named schnitzel shop in the East Village, told us they’d be giving away Bamberg (chicken shnitzel) and Sweet Onion sandwiches to their first 80 customers this afternoon. As of right now, they have 10 Sweet Onion and two Bambergs left. If you’re not reading this on the Bedford + Bowery app, within a couple of blocks from Shnitz, don’t worry— tomorrow Prohibition Bakery is giving away free pina colada cupcakes, while supplies last.
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Montana’s Trail House Is Either ‘A Very Bad Place’ or ‘Something Pretty Special’

(Photo courtesy of Montana's Trail House)

(Photo courtesy of Montana’s Trail House)

It’s rare that a restaurant gets a rave and gets called depraved within 24 hours, but Montana’s Trail House has managed to do just that. Which goes to show just how divisive North Brooklyn’s going trends can be.
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Watch ‘Brooklyn Boys,’ the Had-to-Happen Parody of ‘Brooklyn Girls’

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After the initial wave of mutilation over Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls,” someone did a funny factcheck of the anthem-that-wasnt’s lyrics, a “Brooklyn woman” penned an open letter, Gawker reviewed Shaw’s show at Babys All Right, and the singer herself talked to Bullett about the backlash, which she described as a “blessing in disguise” (Brooklyn girls — always staying posi). And now the inevitable: a parody video titled “Brooklyn Boys.”
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ChikaLicious Is Coming to Williamsburg

Chef Chika preparing the day’s amuse of yellow tomato gelée and a watermelon sorbet.

Chef Chika preparing the day’s amuse of yellow tomato gelée and a watermelon sorbet.

ChikaLicious Dessert Bar has set an opening date for its West Village location — and here’s some more sweet news: it plans to expand to Williamsburg next year.

The East Village dessert spot – home to the cronut-esque “doughssant,” among other quirky confections – is aiming to open at 27 Bedford Street, near Downing Street, on October 1. Don Tillman – co-owner with his wife, head chef Chika Tillman – is calling this “the origin of the national rollout of ChikaLicious,” with the West Village location serving as the “prototype” for stores they hope to open nationwide. Those will join ChikaLicious’s international outlets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Tokyo.
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Culturefix, ‘#1 Art Bar in America,’ Will Close Tonight

(Photo: Jed Egan for NY Mag)

(Photo: Jed Egan for NY Mag)

After losing Barramundi, a Satanic art gallery, a Lower East Side-themed clothing store and, soon, wd~50, Clinton Street has taken another hit. CultureFix — the gallery, wine bar and events space that opened four years ago along with the Lower East Side outpost of Williamsburg’s now-shuttered Dijital Fix — has revealed that it will close tonight.
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