Weekend Staff Picks: Donuts, Hot Pots & Bingo
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Here are some of the events and activities our colleagues are checking out around town this weekend.
JESSICA GOULD, WNYC reporter: Always inquisitive Jessica has been meaning to check out the City Reliquary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It displays all sorts of New York City artifacts in permanent exhibits and this weekend it hosts a temporary exhibit honoring the doughnut. It explains how New York made it a popular treat in Keep Your Eye on the Donut.
JOSEPH CAPRIGLIONE, associate producer, New Jersey Public Radio: Joe hates the cold so he's rounding up some friends for beer and Asian comfort food in Flushing, Queens. That's where a branch of a popular Mongolian hot pot chain, found all around Asia and Boston in the U.S., is opening up its first New York restaurant. It's called Little Lamb.
JULIE WHITAKER, social media editor: When we last checked in with Julie last month she was attempting to screen every Academy Award nominated film in every category. So far, Julie has seen 48 of the 58 nominated movies and she's hoping to squeeze in four more before Sunday's ceremony. If you haven't seen any of the films and want to see one before the Academy Awards, Julie suggests Dallas Buyer's Club and the hidden gem of a foreign film, The Broken Circle Breakdown.
SEAN RAMESWARAM, producer, Studio 360: "Oscars Bingo" is a project of the staff at Studio 360 and the digital news team. You can print up a card from the website or you can play along on-line either alone or at your Oscar party and share your results on twitter #AwardsBingo. Sean says the prize -- bragging rights.