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This New Southern Spot Has a Great Garden, and the Inside Ain’t Bad Either

Mike O’Brien planned Northern Bell around its spacious back patio: a sun-and-shade space sheltered from the wind by surrounding buildings. But the interior of the week-old southern spot ain’t so shabby, either: there’s reclaimed barn wood, subway tiles and antique mirrors. Plus a roomy wine cabinet that O’Brien — who runs a bar in Long Island with his brothers — plans to fill when he gets the dosh.
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Tex-Mex in Effect: San Loco Reopens in the ‘burg, Horchata Comes to the Village

The Black Ant isn’t the only Mexican spot that’s opened just in time for frozen margarita weather.

Right above, we’ve got photos of the new Williamsburg location of San Loco, which, as promised, moved from its old digs on North 4th Street to its new home at 637 Driggs, near North 4th. The marg machine isn’t yet spinning at this more spacious location (about 40 seats, including bar seating), but the seat-back tapestries of hunting scenes and Jesus are in full effect, as you can see from the slideshow. And the place is delivering.
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Premiere: Fever High’s ‘All Work’ May Be the Beach Song of the Summer

In the video for “All Work,” the latest release by Williamsburg-based band Fever High, vocalists Anna Nordeen and Leah Cary frolic around Costa Rica in beachwear. Two Debbie Harry-esque blondes plus the beach is a solid recipe for fun — which is appropriate considering that’s the theme of the song. “All work / and no play / That’s no way to live / You got to live for today,” declare Nordeen and Cary in the track’s catchy chorus.
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Phrosties May Be Phucked, So Slurp From These Mustachioed Mason Jars

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

During our epic taste-test of Phrosties, one of our guinea pigs told the world to “try this psycho juice while it’s still ‘legal.'” How prescient! The Post now reports that the State Liquor Authority is investigating the 24/7 delivery sloshies, and even Senator Chuck Schumer — yup, the guy who helped put the kibosh on the old Four Loko — is out to ruin the phun.
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Here’s Jon Benjamin As HAL From 2001: A Space Odyssey

When we told you to go see H. Jon Benjamin at last month’s installment of Late Night Basement at Pinebox Rock Shop, we had no idea this would happen or we would’ve gone our damn selves: the man with one of the most distinctive voices in comedy (you know him as Archer, Carl on Family Guy, Bob on Bob’s Burgers, etc.) went and played the role of HAL 9000, the painfully self-aware computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The folks at Late Night Basement sent over the above clip. When you’re done watching it, check out another recent video in which Chris Rose — the host of the live late-night show — takes a Vice-esque journey into North Koreatown.