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Vol. 07

April 17, 2020

WHAT’S NEW

Another week inside and another week trying to find things to do inside. This week we have a rundown on inspiring shows to watch on Netflix, playlists to listen to, and how you can help out NYC restaurants by purchasing a t-shirt.


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Watch

Now is probably a better time than ever to catch up on all the Netflix shows you have been meaning to watch. To keep ourselves inspired during isolation, we’ve been streaming some of our favorite design & cooking shows like:


Abstract: The Art of Design

Interior Design Masters

Ugly Delicious with David Chang


Listen

It’s easy to get tired of your own music and playlists you have been playing on repeat for the last month. Here are some playlists on Spotify that we have been working at home lately:


Pujol Dia 2018 by Enrique Olvera Figuras

Ban.do Mixtape Vol. 3 by shopbando

Quarantine Mix: Songs for a montage of you laying on a couch contemplating life rn. by Kelly Oxford


Give

There are many ways to help the food and service industry during this time of crisis. One way is to buy merch (that you can sport for forever because a t-shirt with a slice of pizza on it is timeless). Some local NYC restaurant merch we are eyeing is this t-shirt from Gertie, these patches from Court Street Grocers and HI HI Room, and these logo tees from Scarr’s Pizza.


Cook

It feels like everyone in quarantine is baking bread now, and since we found yeast at our local Italian restaurant Carmentas, so are we. We’ve dabbled in everything from dutch oven bread that rose over-night, and skillet flatbread that didn’t need time (or yeast) to rise at all. Here are our favorite bread recipes we’ve tried so far:


No-Knead Bread recipe by Mark Bittman in New York Times Cooking

BA’s Best Banana Bread recipe by Bon Apétit

Shockingly Easy No-Knead Focaccia recipe by Sarah Jampel on Basically

And for those who have still yet to find yeast in their local grocery store Skillet Flatbread recipe by King Arthur Flour



Read

The beloved real-news NYTimes has a new interactive editorial that you need to check out: 17 Artists Capture a Surreal New York From Their Windows


BEST OF

This week we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to make coffee at home. Read about our top techniques here:


DINER REVIEW

Mike’s Coffee Shop
Fort Greene, Brooklyn



Our Rating: 4.5 of 5

When to Go: post-quar

What to order: There is some type of breakfast special for about $5. It’s amazing and I’m sure any Pratt student would agree.

What to know: Rumor has it that Biggie used to be a regular.


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