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BEST OF BROOKLYN W/ PAPI SHIITAKE

Fresh off the release of his newest project’s debut single, NYC’s Alex GruenbUrg—aka Young Tuxx—provided his top 10(ish) Brooklyn spots

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Best of Brooklyn is our newest profile format, and after seeing the video for “Enjoy the View” (starring Young Tuxx and puppet partner Lil’ Tuxx), we knew we had to get Papi Shiitake to participate. We provided the prompts, and Alex—with or without the help of his puppet pal, we didn’t askshot us his go-to’s for some very important Brooklyn basics.

VENUE:

I love the Sultan Room. It’s got such a great vibe. You feel more stylish when you’re there. 

BAR:

Tradesman! There’s a great community there. Also my vegan korean BBQ popup Toki Toki has food there. Stop by and get a Toki Ball! 

BODEGA:

Four Seasons Grill off the Dekalb L. They cook their bacon right and they sell beer. Get the onion rings and skip the hot wings. 

PIZZA SPOT:

Vinnie’s Pizzeria is my go to for a vegan slice. I’m allergic to milk.. so Vinnie’s holds it down for me. Love the BBQ slice. Great specials and an amazing TMNT bench. 

COFFEE SHOP:

 I go hard for Dunkin’. Be honest with yourself. You love it. 

SUBWAY STOP:

 Jefferson L. It feels like a college campus without classes. 

BREAKFAST:

Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich with a side of Cajun rice. Start your day feeling like a king. 

PARK:

Maria Hernandez is my jam. Love getting a tall boy and chilling on a park bench with a friend. 

RESTAURANT:

Gordo’s Cantina! Super dope central Mexican food. They’re the homies and I love them so much. Love the burritas and the salsas are on point. 

HANGOVER CURE:

General Tso’s (specifically from Randy’s Chinese Food.) 

One Gatorade (regular) 

One Vitamin Water (sugar free)

Two Advil 

90 Day Fiancé and blunts

If hangover persists, order Beef Brisket Pho from Lucy’s with a Sprite and add more blunts. 

+ ARTIST’S CHOICE. ANYTHING ELSE YOU LOVE?

I love New York Fucking City. 

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Papi Shiitake is Alex Gruenburg and Ryan Sieloff.

“Enjoy the View” is out now! Follow Papi Shiitake at @papishiitake // scoop up the new single + pre-order the ‘Quarantine Dream’ EP at papishiitake.bandcamp.com // add the song to all your Spotify playlists now!

+ Bonus info: Alex is frontman of another Brooklyn band, Best Behavior. While you’re here on the internet, do yourself a favor and check them out as well.

Feature image provided by the artist.

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