Author Archives: peter.hobbs

Local Roots CSA Founder Wen-Jay Ying Suddenly, winter is gone.  Instead of finding ourselves hunched against swirls of snow, we’re dazzled by flurries of cherry blossoms wafting through the streets.  For those of you ...

 
Chris Gray and Beth Lalonde of Greenpoint's Eastern District

Chris Gray and Beth Lewand of Greenpoint's Eastern District We had heard the tale of North Greenpoint’s Eastern District – Beth Lewand loved cheese. Chris Gray loved beer. After an intro by ...

 
David Rothauser and Sean Bempong tending hives on John Howe's roof in Fort Greene

Editor’s note: Whoo-hoo! Our first photo feature! We’re pleased to introduce another new Nona contributor, Valery Rizzo. Valery is a Park Slope-based professional photographer with a love of good food and ...

 
David Rothauser and Sean Bempong tending hives on John Howe's roof in Fort Greene

Editor’s Note: We are super-excited to introduce guest columnist Allison Robicelli, cupcake queen and owner of Bay Ridge-based Robicelli’s Cupcakes. Allison is a born-n-bred Brooklynite, workaholic entrepreneur, mother of two, and a badass ...

 
David Rothauser and Sean Bempong tending hives on John Howe's roof in Fort Greene

Liz Gutman and Jen King of Liddabit Sweets The Brooklyn Flea has famously become a dream incubator for many fledgling Brooklyn food makers. Stories abound of passionate, hard-working makers and chefs getting a shot to ...

 
David Rothauser and Sean Bempong tending hives on John Howe's roof in Fort Greene

Eggs are one of the most universally enjoyed and utilized foods in cooking worldwide, and while many have made the switch to the cage-free or organic variety, it can still be tough to tell just ...

 
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“So…that’s how Brucie came to be. Crazy story right!? You weren’t expecting that, were you?” -Zahra Tangorra, Chef/Owner, Brucie Brucie, the new-kid Italian joint on a stretch of Court Street in ...

 
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Brian Smith of Fort Greene started selling his Ample Hills made-from-scratch artisanal ice cream from a  pushcart at Celebrate Brooklyn last year, and many a bandshell concertgoer found themselves a little startled at just how ...

 
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Kelso of Brooklyn's Kelly Taylor Kelly Taylor has a practical streak. He was bitten by the homebrewing bug twenty years ago, when as a college kid in San Diego he just didn’t ...

 
Chris Woehrle and Robert Stout of Kings County Jerky

Chris Woehrle and Robert Stout of Kings County Jerky When Robert Stout and his wife moved into the Bed-Stuy apartment above Chris Woehrle’s place a few years ago, the two quickly hit it off ...

 
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The Stand NY's Nathalie Wiesner When Nathalie and Jake Weisner, a sister and brother from Massachussetts, decided to sell lemonade for fun at a friend’s stoop sale in Fort Greene last Spring, ...

 
Q Tonic_ Jordan Silbert

When I met up with Jordan Silbert, the creator of Brooklyn-based Q Tonic, I figured we’d chat about how he came up with the idea to make an old-fashioned tonic water, and maybe get ...

 
Cyrilla Suwarsa of Nuts + Nuts in her DUMBO office & shop

Cyrilla Suwarsa of Nuts + Nuts in her DUMBO office & shop Full disclosure: I have always been partial to cashews. When I was a kid, cashews made an appearance in our house just once a ...

 
Ross Bingham of The Natural Wine Company

Ross Bingham of Williamsburg's Natural Wine Company On forays to your neighborhood wine shop, or while perusing your favorite restaurant’s wine list, you’ve probably noticed ‘Natural,’ ‘Biodynamic,’ and ‘Organic’ wines showing ...