After a five-year-plus hiatus, Mono + Mono is officially back in business starting tomorrow, July 10. The much-loved Korean fried chicken joint known for playing classic jazz closed down after a fire blazed though the building in 2013. There were a few times over the years when it seemed like it would re-emerge, only to no avail. But now it’s finally up and running, and has returned to occupy its old haunt on East 4th Street. Keep Reading »
The debut book from Joshua D. Fischer – and the first to come from Bedford + Bowery – is called Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love. To get you psyched for this hardcover collection of photos and interviews (out in May from Skyhorse Publishing), here’s another new installment of the series.
“Whenever you have a good fried chicken plate, you’re kind of giving a shoutout to blackness,” says writer Kashana Cauley. As a regular, she definitely believes The Commodore, in Williamsburg, rocks good fried chicken. And she should know: her grandparents are from the South and made a mean fried chicken and biscuits. As we get our fingers greasy on all this fried goodness, the Madison, Wisconsin native praises Brooklyn as well. “It’s the blackest place I’ve ever lived,” she says. “I love that. Just walking down the street and being another black woman. I never had that.”
Turns out, Run the Jewels aren’t the only folks Nas recently teamed up with. The man who once spat the words “fried chicken, fly vixen / give me heart disease but need you in my kitchen” is now a partner in Sweet Chick.