Monday, June 8, 2009

Low-Roller Fun

One Dollar Plates on Restaurant Row

Tonight's annual “Taste of Times Square" offers RecessionGirls and other low-budget New Yorkers the rare opportunity to enjoy gastronomic masterpieces of Times Square's most-acclaimed restaurants....for only $1.00 a plate! Featuring local entertainment on three stages, classic New York street performances and free dancing lessons from Swing46, this outdoor food festival promises more than a delicious dinner!

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2009 from 5pm-8:30pm

WHERE: West 46th Street between Broadway and Ninth Avenue, including historic Restaurant Row

ADMISSION: Free admission to the festivities

Friday, June 5, 2009

Daily Deal!

It's national Donut Day!

Yes, the rumors are true - the recession will make you fatter. Get a free donut of your choice at any Dunkin Donuts today with the purchase of a drink. Check their site for a location nearest you.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Low Roller Fun!

Movies? Free? In New York? Yes, Seriously.

As always, Brooklyn Vegan brings something enlightening to RecessionGirl's table (which soon be a picnic blanket under the Brooklyn Bridge) with its exhaustive list of free summer movies throughout the city. For a full listing, check out http://

RecessionGirl is most looking forward to Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies With A View, one of the city's most spectaular outdoor film series nestled right at the feet of the Brooklyn Bridge. DJs from Brooklyn Radio kick off the evening, spinning tunes as the sun sets, while RICE sells delicious dinners onsite. The full summer lineup is:

July 9 Raising Arizona
July 16 The Maltese Falcon
July 23 Paper Moon
July 30 To Catch A Thief
August 6 The Return Of The Pink Panther
August 13 Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
August 20 Catch Me If You Can
August 27 Edward Scissorhands

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Daily Deal!

Today at all Au Bon Pain locations ...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Low-Roller Fun

It's that time of the month again!
InDigest 1207 Reading Series
Wednesday, June 3

Featuring the literary stylings of:
Angela Ball
Rodrigo Toscano's Collapsible Poetics Theater
Stephen Burt
Giao Buu
6pm doors 7pm reading
Strictly 21+
This is a First-Come, Fully Seated event.

Angela Ball
Angela Ball is professor of English in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and poetry editor for Mississippi Review. She is the author of four previous poetry collections, including The Museum of the Revolution: 58 Exhibits, Possession, and Quartet, as well as two chapbooks. She is the recipient of grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the NEA, and is a former poet-in-residence at the University of Richmond. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the New Republic, Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2001, among other publications.

Rodrigo Toscano
Rodrigo Toscano is the author of To Leveling Swerve (2005), Platform (2004), The Disparities (2002) and Partisans (1999). His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 2004, War and Peace (2004 & 2007), In the Criminal’s Cabinet: An anthology of poetry and fiction (2004), and in McSweeney’s “Poets Picking Poets.” His polyvocalic pieces, poetics plays, and body-movement poems, and radio pieces have been performed and broadcast widely. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Catalonian. Toscano is originally from Southern California. He works in Manhattan at the Labor Institute, and lives in Brooklyn. His most recent collection, Collapsible Poetics Theater, won the 2008 National Poetry Series award.

Stephen Burt
Stephen Burt is Associate Professor of English at Harvard. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including Parallel Play (Graywolf, 2006); his book of writings on modern and contemporary poetry, Close Calls with Nonsense, was just released through Graywolf Press.

Giao Buu
Giao Buu goes by the name G. because there are too many vowels in his real name. He lives in Tremont with a roommate, a refrigerator, some really fat squirrels, and a box of honey bunches cereal that just won’t die. He works as a humorous greeting card writer/editor at American Greetings, and his best friend is Lucy, a dog of amazing amazingness who he believes is a superhero in her off-time. He has insanely wonderful parents and family who let him quit medical school to write, and baller friends who, well, ball, and who inspire everything he writes. G. likes to run, write, and watch any shows involving animals being awesome. He also loves to eat (bacon especially) and sleep (dreaming of bacon), and other activities that directly help him to live.

Happy Hour of the Week

Yuca Bar
(East Village 7th St/Ave A)

Any one who knows me, knows that the Yuca Bar is my favorite Sunday funday brunch spot. This week, I discovered there's more to Yuca than sunny sidewalk tables, sangria, and huevos rancheros.

Introducing: Loco Tuesdays!

In addition to it's weekday happy hour deals from 1-8pm, the Cocina Latina offers half-priced tapas until 8 pm on Tuesdays.

So try some Tacos De Pescado for $5 with your happy hour Yucajito today!

(photo by Gavin Thomas)

The Recession: Why we secretly love it.

The Recession is Over! How We Celebrating?

For who knows how long anymore "The Recession" has been our warm ratty security blanket. But "experts" are saying the joyride of sadness is over. Now what?

Jozen (Vibe), Melissa (Opinionistas), and Abiola (BET) advise.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Free Chocolate!

Who knew chocolate could be politically correct?

Apparently, Mars Snackfood US, maker of M&Ms, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way and other American favorites, does.

The company has launched the equivalent of a filibuster to draw attention to competitors that substitute vegetable oil for cocoa butter in their products.

So, what’s in it for you? One of the biggest chocolate giveaways in history.

Every Friday through the end of September, you stand a chance of getting a free chocolate bar or candy because of the Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act.