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peter.hobbs Jun 09
“On Evan’s very first brew day here, he got heatstroke.” -Craig Frymark Simply put, local upstart Barrier Brewing is killing it. The year-old, two-man operation has already made a name for itself by brewing an impressive variety of notably well-crafted beers on a tiny single-barrel brewing system, out of a small garage-like space in Oceanside, New York. Evan [...]
lentejasrojas Jun 07
Editors Note: Long before it was culinary chic to retrofit a truck to sling awesome food, the Red Hook Ballfield Vendors started doing it out of necessity. When the city threatened to shut down the freewheeling weekly Latin-American food fest, Cesar Fuentes took it upon himself to stand up for his community of vendors, and helped [...]
peter.hobbs Jun 03
Christopher Nicholson’s day job is interesting enough. His daily commute takes him from his Greenpoint home to the Red Hook harborfront, where he’s a winemaker at the Red Hook Winery , shepherding Long Island and Finger Lakes grapes through the long and complex journey from vine to barrel to bottle. But his other work may be even [...]
jasonmgreenberg Jun 03
A mere stone’s throw from bustling Flatbush Avenue, on the charming residential Carlton Ave, lies the restaurant James. One of Brooklyn’s hidden gems. We talked with Chef Bryan Calvert who, along with his wife Deborah Williamson, owns and operates this small, intimate restaurant with an accessible, American-influenced menu.
So Bryan, can you tell me a little about how [...]
peter.hobbs May 27
Sycamore Flower Shop & Bar in Ditmas Park is like an oasis in a dream. Stumbling into Ditmas after passing through the surrounding city’s dense canyons of brownstone, brick and concrete leaves many first time visitors awestruck, as they’re greeted by block after block of big Victorian houses, sprawling lawns, wraparound porches and quiet tree-lined [...]
Jacque S May 27
by Jacque Lynn Schiller The Clover Club in Cobble Hill is, if anything, gorgeous: rich wood, tin ceilings, chandeliers… But don’t let the opulence intimidate. The bar staff is friendly and know their old time cocktails. And someone in the kitchen, Executive Chef Craig Rivard to be exact, knows his bar snacks. We melted into one [...]
peter.hobbs May 27
By Leda Meredith Two delicious vegetables plus several kinds of herbal medicine from one plant: what’s not to love? The plant is burdock ( Arctium lappa and A. minus ). One of the two vegetables it produces is in season for only a few weeks, and that season is now. I often say “One person’s weeds are another person’s dinner,” [...]
peter.hobbs May 26
By Jackie Goldstein I recently had the pleasure of joining Scott Bridi, the founder of Brooklyn Cured , as he cooked for a small group of friends at his cousin’s apartment. These dinners are a somewhat regular occurrence – with so much time spent at work, hand-crafting his line of pates, sausages, and rillettes, Scott loves the chance [...]
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Author Archives: peter.hobbs
As everyone knows, when the Jews fled slavery in Egypt under divine protection, and finally set foot on the dry sands of the Sinai peninsula after crossing the mucky bottom of the Red Sea between ...
Wen-Jay Ying, founder of the Local Roots CSA, with an armful of organic produce from Rogowski Farms. Brooklyn is home to close to fifty CSAs, and the cutthroat signup season for shares starts now. Check ...
Reason TV sent former MTV Veejay Kennedy into the streets of Gowanus and Park Slope to investigate whether the maybe-someday Gowanus Whole Foods will destroy the fabric of Brooklyn’s food scene. What does she ...
Williamsburg-based Vice Media has pretty much nailed the formula for must-see reality food TV: Their Munchies video series follows NYC chefs out on the town as they eat, drink and make merry at their favorite ...
It’s been a tumultous week in BoCoCa, the realtors’ handle for the slice of Brooklyn stretching across Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens. The arrival of spring has seen three notable new eateries ...
Boerum Hill's Mile End is making their own matzo for Passover, and they've got a whole lot more in store for the special Seder dinners they're hosting this weekend. ...
Ben Flanner, founder and head-farmer at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm. The Grange is expanding to a second one-acre roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and expects to harvest 30,000 pounds of produce this ...
‘Now, Forager,’ a feature film focusing on the lives of a husband and wife who eke out a living foraging in the wilds around New York City, has its NYC big screen debut ...
Parish Hall, a new restaurant from the team behind farm-to-table breakfast and lunch sensation Egg, opens with lunch service tomorrow in Williamsburg. Dinner service begins April 13th. Parish Hall, a new restaurant from the team ...
The search for goodness never stops at The Chow Report, and in the past week, Chow seekers Pervaiz Shallwani and Liza de Guia both filed reports from Williamsburg. Pervaiz Shallwani stops by Whirlybird to taste ...
If you tune into the local nightly news, you’ve probably seen coverage of the latest internecine political battles at the Park Slope Food Co-op: Three years ago, a small group of members determined to ...
Applewood restaurant, a pioneer of the farm-to-table approach to dining in Brooklyn, has bought the farm. Literally. After seven years cultivating relationships with all kinds of local farmers, and introducing those farmers and the fruits ...
Dale Talde, at the helm in his eponymous 'Asian-American' restaurant in Park Slope. “I don’t think I would have been able to be where I am today unless I’d gotten to ...
While the rise of 'good meat' has fueled a frenzied new wave of carnivorism is Brooklyn, the vegans stand fast to their ideals. We spoke to Alex Jamieson, longtime vegan, chef, author, health ...
Brooklyn Grange is going big. With their ongoing expansion to a second 45,000 square foot rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, they’ve doubled their amount of farmable land. And they’re ...