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Is This Wes Anderson Tribute the Best Sandwich Board of All-Time?

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Spotted at Luke’s Lobster today: “The Grand Budapescatarian Hotel,” featuring Stingray Fiennes and a veritable plateau de fruits de mer of co-stars. Sure, Marc Spitz — who, in his great downtown memoir, describes scoring heroin around these parts — thinks Wes Anderson is twee, but has he met Wes Anchorson?

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You’ll Be Sipping Homemade Vermouth at This New Pintxos Bar By Month’s End

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

A new Basque restaurant is set to bring house-made vermouth and cider on tap to the former L’asso EV space by the end of the month. Seating 75, Huertas will feature a pintxos (Basque tapas) bar in the front and tables for a four-course, $52 “menu del dia” in the back.
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Watch Jim Jarmusch Play Music From His New Vampire Flick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

When we spotted Jim Jarmusch on Delancey Street the other day with a guitar strapped to his back and a gig bag in tow (a Lower East Side tableau if ever there was one), we knew something must be up. Sure enough, yesterday an advance screening of the director’s new vampire flick, Only Lovers Left Alive, brought a crowd (Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Glenn O’Brien, etc.) out to Sunshine Cinema and then over to Santos Party House where musicians who scored the film — including Jarmusch himself — took the stage.
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It’s Settled: ‘Marge vs. the Monorail’ Is the Best Simpsons Episode of All-Time

Last month, while Simpsons Club counted down the show’s top 17 episodes at Nitehawk, we asked a Simpsons superfan to pick his own favorites, so we could compare the two lists and name the best episode of all-time. Chris O. Cook gave us his list a couple of weeks ago and now Kris King of Simpsons Club has posted his list minus the #1 episode, which he reveals to us right here, right now.
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Remembering Bushwick Musician, Artist, and Bartender Christo Buffam

Christo Facebook Photo

(Buffam’s FB profile photo)

Last night, friends and family members of Christo Buffam gathered at Cheap Storage to commemorate the life of the musician and artist who, last Wednesday, died in his apartment of unknown causes at the age of 31.

The Bushwick venue filled quickly, leaving no question that Buffam — who played guitar with The Vandelles and Dead Leaf Echo — was loved. “There are people from Iceland, Switzerland, San Antonio, the UK,” said Eric Ervin, manager of the Vandelles and the event’s DJ. 
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