Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Art: Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955–Present
Show time: Wed to Fri 10 AM to 5 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM to 6 PM; Through January 31, 2010
Venue: Brooklyn Museum
Food: Tom’s Restaurant
Drink: Soda Bar
Miscellaneous: Old Brooklyn Parlor
In this exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955–Present (also part of the book by the same name by Gail Buckland just released) it’s the photographers who get center stage instead of the famous musicians they photographed acknowledging their role in the history of rock. From Richard Avedon’s photos of The Beatles to David LaChapelle’s pics of Lil Kim, the history of rock is told in photos. It’s the place where Susanne Vega wrote “Tom’s Restaurant,” but Tom’s Restaurant is just as famous for its food. With a near insane breakfast menu, expect items like pancakes with apples and pecans to be brought to you by the sweetest waitresses in Brooklyn. Soda Bar is a great place for drinks. The alcohol is cheap, there’s surprisingly excellent food, and there’s even another room where DJs spin. If it’s too much, you can hang outside in the backyard patio under the stars. The Old Brooklyn Parlor specializes in old school drinks like the Brooklyn Egg Cream and the Lime Cherry Rickey, making it an excellent anchor to this neighborhood.