Syndicated Lets You Dine and Drink with Your Favorite Flicks

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The hospitality industry is well known for creative hybrids, and snacks and beverages have a way of popping up everywhere from bookstores to art galleries to flower shops. So the movie theater/restaurant combo should seem only natural – most main stream movie theaters make their profit at the snack counter, and “Dinner & a Movie” is still the most popular date choice. With that in mind, it’s exciting to see this concept done well, with as much attention paid to the food as well as the movies.

Syndicated, a new bar/restaurant/theater in Bushwick, does just that. With a thoroughly curated list of screenings (each night features either one or two flicks, often with a theme connecting them), and an equally thoughtful menu (including house cocktails, local craft beers, and dishes like heritage porchetta), Syndicated is a sure sign that the Bushwick night life is getting even livelier. They have special programming for Oscars week, but more than a few nights in January sold out early, so buy tickets online early

Russ and Daughters at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Gantry_corridor_R_D.0.JPG2016 is already shaping up to be the year of exciting food halls, with The Pennsy opening to fanfare and Brooklyn Navy Yard expected later this year. Now, we have another exciting announcement regarding the latter: the New York icon Russ & Daughters will be opening a location in the 60,000-square-foot Navy Yard space. The team says this location will be focused on fast casual breakfast and lunch, and they plan to increase bakery production with classic New York and Jewish baked goods like bialys, babka, challah and knishes.

The Russ & Daughters company recently turned 100 years old, and they’ve been celebrating by making big moves to expand, from opening the Orchard Street Cafe in 2014 to their planned location in the Jewish Museum to their baked goods facility in Bushwick. With new businesses constantly opening, it’s always nice to see a beloved standby keep things fresh.

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