Fools Gold

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I used to love fools gold as a kid. I’m clever, so, I realized it wasn’t real, but still, the look of it was pretty awesome, and, I felt cool owning it. Now that I’m older, well, I still kind of like it. But, when I heard of a bar opening with the same name sake, well, I had to check it out. So, I went to Fools Gold on the Lower East Side. 

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This rustic and wooden clad, keg adorned bar offers about 30 beers on draft and a food menu with snacks and entrees. I went for happy hour, where you can get $5 beers, wines, whiskey, and $1 oysters. 

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I grabbed a glass of RoséIt was pretty delightful, crisp, and for $5, no complaints here. 

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Then, you always need a little bit of a snack to go with some drinks. So, I had some of their Popcorn with Truffle Oil. A tad bit on the oily side, but the flavor was awesome. Popcorn really is, like, the perfect snack. 

The Shorts:
Name: Fools Gold
Location: 145 East Houston Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, the vibes here are really laid back, and you can score a great happy hour without feeling like you’re in a grimy dive. 
Would I recommend it? For sure, especially if you’re a beer drinker, there are lots of options to choose from. 

Sugar Shop

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“I’ll take you to the candy shop”, 50 Cent. But, I will too, in a totally different context. There’s nothing more exciting than entering a store filled with candies, just waiting to be eaten. I passed by Sugar Shop in Cobble Hill and had to stop in.

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They have nostalgic candy, as well as self-serve stations filled with gummies, sour candies, and chocolates. They also have a room dedicated to parties and events, where you can make your sugary dreams come true. 

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With over 180 candy choices to make, I would have loved to just have it all. But, I got my act together, gained some self control and went for a few different options.

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Some of my favorites included their Pecan Cinnamon Bun candy, Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan, and Ice Cream Sundae Malt Balls. Yum. 

The Shorts:
Name: Sugar Shop
Location: 254 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Sugar has my heart, so, there’s a 100% chance of me going back.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. And, I might even host my next birthday party there. Kidding. Maybe.