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Johanna Botta stopped by Barcade in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with the bar’s co-owner, Paul Kermizian. While there, she unleashed her inner child, playing Pac-Man and devouring a fried chicken and waffle sandwich, then washed it down with a craft beer from Barcade’s vast and rotating selection.
BTRtv's Chelsea White visits Brooklyn Brew for a lesson on making cider with the company's founders, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand!
Shalini’s Kitchen founder Shalini Singh gives BTRtv’s Johanna Botta a lesson in traditional Indian cooking!
Shalini’s Kitchen founder Shalini Singh gives an introduction to her business, an overview of the types of classes offered, and a bit of background on how this unique take on learning Indian cooking began.
Do you ever get tired of interacting with other people? Thankfully, the modern world is full of ways to avoid coming into contact with others in the flesh, and here, Chelsea White has the top five gadgets to help you do just that!
Burke & Wills is a modern Australian bistro on the upper west side of Manhattan that focuses on seasonal, produce-driven cuisine. BTR’s Chelsea White stopped by to meet co-owner Tim Harris, and to taste the Roo Burger, which is made from ground kangaroo meat and served with tomato jam, arugula, drunken onions and triple-fried french fries (also known as chips). Is your mouth watering yet?
Arrogant Swine is a BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BTRtv’s Chelsea White visited the self-proclaimed “Church of Pork” to speak with proprietor and pit-master Tyson Ho about what makes Carolina-style BBQ so unique and to sample some of their whole-pig fare, ketchup-based slaw, and their mac and cheese waffle.
Johanna Botta heads out to Bushwick, Brooklyn, to find The Muse, Brooklyn’s premier circus school and event facility. Previously housed on the ill-fated block of Williamsburg that also held Glasslands, 285 Kent, and Death By Audio, the school has a new home further out on the L train, this time with plenty of room to stretch their legs and host classes and events. Here, we check in with the founder of The Muse, Angela Buccinni, and learn some circus skills from aerial artist and instructor, Nicki Miller.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn, aims to present death and other morbid subjects in a beautiful and welcoming context, in order to get people to rethink any negative views they might hold on the topics. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta tours the museum with the its creative director, Joanna Ebenstein, and checks out a phrenological death mask, post-mortem photographs, and a diaphonized stingray, among other things.
BTRtv's Chelsea White visits Brooklyn Brew for a lesson on making cider with the company's founders, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand!
Johanna Botta gets a lesson on how to properly push some biscuits from Jonathan Schnapp, owner of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club.
Arrogant Swine is a BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BTRtv’s Chelsea White visited the self-proclaimed “Church of Pork” to speak with proprietor and pit-master Tyson Ho about what makes Carolina-style BBQ so unique and to sample some of their whole-pig fare, ketchup-based slaw, and their mac and cheese waffle.
The Good Batch is a bakery in Brooklyn that specializes in making delicious and devilishly creative ice cream treats. The Clinton Hill staple is especially known for its signature Dutch stroopwafels and mouthwatering artisanal ice cream sandwiches. BTRtv’s Johanna Botta spoke with Founder and Head Pastry Chef Anna Gordon about the shop and sampled some wares.
Johanna Botta stopped by Barcade in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with the bar’s co-owner, Paul Kermizian. While there, she unleashed her inner child, playing Pac-Man and devouring a fried chicken and waffle sandwich, then washed it down with a craft beer from Barcade’s vast and rotating selection.
To celebrate autumn, BreakThruTV’s Lyndsey Rodrigues stopped in to a few New York City spots known for their popular fall flavors. She sat down with the owners of 12 Corners Cafe to discuss their pumpkin spice latte, visited Doughnuttery in Chelsea Market to sample some fall-inspired doughnuts and got the recipe for the Tin Star, a returning fall favorite at the Tippler, a bar under Chelsea Market.
Located at 461 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Black Gold Records is your one-stop shop for vinyl, antiques, and a good ol' cup of Joe. BTRtv’s Johanna Botta spoke with co-owners of the store, Jeff Ogiba and Sommer Santoro.
BTRtv’s Johanna Botta visits the first and only cat cafe in New York City, where you get to eat your cake and pet a cat too. And for those who may visit and can’t bear to leave their new feline pal behind, Meow Parlour makes it easy for to take a furry friend home through their partnership with Kitty Kind.
When you hear "boat club," Brooklyn is probably not the first destination that comes to mind, but the North Brooklyn Boat Club is giving urban-dwellers the chance to hit the water while providing a mix of environmental education, awareness, and remediation programs. BTRtv’s Chelsea White spoke with Founding Board Member Jens Rasmussen about the organization.
Located in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Pin-Up School is the perfect place to channel your inner Bettie Page. Here, BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta gets a tutorial on how to achieve the makeup and hair styles of that retro pin-up vibe, from co-founders of the school Anna Patin and Renee DiDio.
With a flagship store in Williamsburg and a new addition in the East Village, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. has become famous for their homemade ice cream and inventive unconventional flavors. BTRtv's Johanna Botta spoke with the owner and also had a blind tasting of four of the shop's unique flavors and tried to guess their creative combinations.
Johanna Botta stops by Crunch Gym for Cycle Karaoke -- yes, cycling and karaoke at the same time. Crunch offers 45 minute classes of hardcore riding, while simultaneously belting out your favorite songs.
Johanna Botta stops by to push some biscuits and sample the modern leisure and fun vintage vibe at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, located in the burgeoning Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. The world’s first shuffleboard night club, Royal Palms is housed in a 1919 Printing Press, has 18 shuffleboard courts, and offers tropical drinks and a variety of food -- thanks to an ever-shifting lineup of food trucks that drive right into the building!
New friends and old friends coming together; monthly pop-up dinners with new chefs; theme and design perspectives; supporting American craftsmanship; and enjoying a family style sunday supper. Those are the defining features of Filigree Suppers. Started by Brita Olsen and Elise Metzger, Filigree Suppers hosts monthly dinners that alternae between Chicago, New York City and elsewhere. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta spoke with the pair and experienced one of their suppers firsthand.
Located in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Pin-Up School is the perfect place to channel your inner Bettie Page. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta speaks with Anna Patin, owner and photographer at Lucy La Riot, and Renee DiDio, owner of vintage repro shop SlapBack about the appeals of pin-up culture and what someone can expect to get from taking classes with them.
Summer is already upon us, making it the perfect time to check out the season’s hottest beach styles at Pesca Boutique in Manhattan. Co-owner Teresa Azizian gives our host, Johanna Botta, a rundown on what’s hot, and helps her find the perfect swimsuit.
Shwick Market is a new marketplace in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for vendors and artists to come together and sell their products. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta talked with Shwick’s Co-Founder Chris Carew and a few of the market vendors about what to look out for and what Shwick brings to the neighborhood.

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