Maybe you're pretending that you don't care about the season premiere of Girls tonight. But whoever you are, you're not too cool to enjoy more episodes of this quirky, sometimes disturbing TV show.
So quit your internship, start a journal, and devote your time to watching the antics of Lena Dunham and her friends, instead. You don't have to move to Bushwick and live in an abandoned loft to eat hipster snacks (no suspicious brownies included). Even if none of your friends show up, you can still dance on your own.
Here are 10 Brooklyn-inspired foods to help you feel as hip as the Girls (and eat well, too):
April Bloomfield's English Porridge by Genius Recipes
Porridge isn't inherently hip, but now that Brooklyn has its first artisanal porridge shop, it's soon to be the favorite food of flannel-wearing folks everywhere.
Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime by arielleclementine
Better than any taco you could buy at an unauthorized food truck.
Anna Klinger's Grilled Swiss Chard Stems with Anchovy Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes
For when you're wondering what to do with the stems from the chard you picked up at the farmer's market this morning.
Kale and Anchovy Salad by Amanda Hesser
There's no such thing as too much kale.
Kimchi Fried Rice by Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)
Kimchi is pungent, tangy, and slightly bitter, just like you.
Hand-Formed Parmesan Tater Tots by CamillaMMann
Because when you only wear hand-knit sweaters, you should only eat hand-shaped tots.
Brooklyn Blackout Cake by sdebrango
Here, the word "blackout" refers to ridiculous quantities of chocolate, not the wild nights of certain characters.
Moroccan-Style Almond Milk With Orange Blossom Water & Cinnamon by onetribegourmet
Sip this and say, "I don't often drink milk, but when I do it's made of almonds and flavored with orange blossoms."
Bubbly Manhattan by Collin
You can live in Brooklyn and still drink Manhattans -- especially if you use IPA in place of bitters.
Iced Coffee by Merrill Stubbs
Coffee is the new water.
Photos by James Ransom and Sarah Shatz