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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

Brooklyn heat! Fireplaces are a warming trend in local bars

Nightlife: As the mercury drops faster than the Dow, a young person’s fancy turns to cozying up in front of a roaring fire. But since setting one’s futon ablaze isn’t a realistic (or legal) option, Brooklynites are seeking out bars and cafes with fireplaces to thaw themselves by. It’s not just warmth that these comfy quarters offer, but a casual atmosphere that’s ideal for intimate conversations or the kind of hearth-induced canoodling that you just don’t see in the summer. Comments (1)

Here’s where to warm the tootsies with a toddy

Nightlife: Plenty of Brooklyn bars and restaurants offer fireplaces. Here are the best places. Comment

Award winning fruitcake?! It is possible — with our latest Sweet Melissa recipe

Dining: For most of us, eating fruitcake never sounds like a good idea, so making it would be a complete waste of time. And under normal circumstances, there really would be no reason to even try to make it better because the ingredients on their own: the funky red and green cherries, the unidentifiable weird crunchy nuggets (whose idea were those?), and the strong liquor just aren’t appealing. And, its sooooo dark that you can’t help but feel that there must be something hiding in there. Comment

Pawns in the game of love

Event: Finally, a place where you can check out potential mates while also check-mating them. Comments (1)

Light fair

It’s time for the annual menorah war in Brooklyn! Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008

Hot dog!

Dining: Sausage lovers, rejoice! You’re about to get your own restaurant! Comments (2)

Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

Four crazy nights

Music: Compared to Christmas, Hanukkah has always lacked star power — until now: Matisyahu is bringing his tour to Brooklyn! Comment

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Friday, Dec. 12, 2008

It’s Nut-rageous!

Dance: If visions of sugarplum fairies get you in the holiday spirit, you’re in luck — there are at least four productions of “The Nutcracker” over the next two weeks. Comment

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