It’s been a few days since Barclays opened, but we’re just biding our time here before the giant, rusty slug turns the neighborhood into a slime-covered monotony of things “ordinary and crass,” according to one HuffPo blogger. Lucky perhaps for Captain Picard, who has a nice view in his $2.5 million 7th Street duplex penthouse from which to welcome the arrival of our new gastropod overlords.
If the imminent takeover is getting you down, take refuge in boot of beer. There’s still time to celebrate Oktoberfest at Die Koelner Bierhalle, which FiPS put head-to-head against Greenwood Park, Die Koelner coming out just barely ahead for using actual glassware. Blondie & Brownie also visited recently, but they might recommend you stick to the liters of beer and use the salt from the “stale pretzel” to fend off any threatening slugs.