Author Archives: peter.hobbs

Bicycle on Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach, New York.

It’s that time of the year when many of us city dwellers make our annual pilgrimage to lie in the sand at the edge of the sea, for a few hours, or a few ...

 
Luke Jackson, Perry Gargano, Justin Warner and George McNeese of Bed Stuy's 'Do or Dine'

Luke Jackson, Perry Gargano, Justin Warner and George McNeese of Bed Stuy's 'Do or Dine' “Until we opened, the only late-night dining option other than fried chicken was a shitty ...

 
Renea, Neill and Bea Arthur Holland of Bon Chovie

Renae and Neill and Holland of Bon Chovie with their dog, Bea Arthur “And he said in this total New York accent, ‘You know…a young strapping man…a young beautiful bride…You’...

 
Renea, Neill and Bea Arthur Holland of Bon Chovie

Is chocolate is better when the cacao beans travel by sail? We'll find out soon. A seafaring tale with hints of smuggling, intrigue, stormy seas and a booty of sustainably-grown cacao beans? Yes ...

 
Rhubarb being sold by Red Jacket Orchards at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

Park Slope-based photographer Valery Rizzo is back this month with a bevy of portraits taken at Greenmarkets across Brooklyn.  Over the course of a few weekends, Valery worked the Greenpoint/McCarren Park and Grand Army ...

 
Note: These are ACTUAL cookbooks.

Editor’s Note: Allison Robicelli returns with a rant on the blood-boiling frustration that comes with trying to land a cookbook deal – with her trying to land a cookbook deal, anyway. The fact ...

 
All about the beer: Evan stirs the brew.

Craig Frymark and Evan Klein of Barrier Brewing Co. “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, ...

 
All about the beer: Evan stirs the brew.

Fleisher’s Meats, one of New York’s first sustainably-focused butcheries, is set to return to Brooklyn this fall.  Founded in 1901 in what’s now Windsor Terrace, Fleisher’s was ...

 
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By day, Christopher Nicolson is a winemaker at the Red Hook Winery. But for two months every summer, he joins his family at a remote fish camp on the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska to fish wild sockeye salmon.

 
Annie Novak, picking lettuce by skyline light at Greenpoint's Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Annie Novak, picking lettuce by skyline light at Greenpoint's Eagle Street Rooftop Farm When Annie Novak of Greenpoint’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm put the word out that she’d be opening the ...

 
Mile End's Noah Bernamoff

“Good meat is homemade, it’s freshly ground spices, and it’s care for the method. It’s not looking for shortcuts, and that’s what the average deli became – ‘how can we ...

 
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Seafood is usually a commodity – we rarely know who caught our fish, how it was caught, and even when it was caught. Sea to Table is changing the game by introducing chefs to fishermen from Tobago to Alaska and points between, and enabling them to work directly together to get the freshest fish possible to your plate.

 
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Allison Robicelli - mom, chef, writer and cupcake visionary by Allison Robicelli Like every other mother, I think I’m the worst mom ever.  From the moment I learned I was pregnant, I was bombarded ...

 
A coffee farmer's group that partners with Crop to Cup, sorting beans

Crop to Cup Coffee's Alexis Powell Grossman Most of us don’t contemplate much beyond, “Cappuccino or Latte?” when it comes to coffee. But coffee can be complicated. A particularly ...

 
Ross and Joanna working the streets at Hester Street Fair

Joanna Cybulski and Ross Hutchison of Bacon Marmalade Rumors have been swirling over the past year about Bacon Marmalade, an elusive and highly sought-after invention supposedly created by a chef in Greenpoint. Wide-eyed devotees of ...