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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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The 3rd Annual Next Big Small Brand Contest – a steel cage match between fledgling food brands from New York City and the Bay Area in which the winner is awarded branding and PR work, ...
Peter Freeman of Carroll Gardens' Brooklyn Farmacy was looking for a fight. He found one in a disappearing New York classic - the egg cream. The egg cream: For many it evokes dreams of ...
Baker's Bounty makes their bread and pastries exclusively with local flour, dairy, vegetables, fruit and herbs. You can find them each week at the Grand Army Plaza, Borough Hall, Fort Greene and Greenpoint ...
In the latest chapter of the neverending saga of grossly horrific revelations about really nasty stuff done to food by industrial producers, ABC News brings us…pink slime! What is it? It’s a beef ...
First it was rooftops, now it's basements - indoor hydroponic farming seems to be on the rise in Brooklyn. Bushwick's Boswyck Farms is working with several local food pantries to install ...
It’s ‘Bodega Week’ at Eater.com – a week long exploration and culinary celebration of the city’s ubiquitous cigarette, lotto and sandwich-slinging corner stores. As part of the festivities, Eater has goaded ...
Red Hook’s Sixpoint Brewery doesn’t just make good beer – they’ve got a thing for celebrating the inner mysteries of their brews. To celebrate the release of the Resin, a double IPA now ...
Gowanus-based Crop To Cup Coffee is on a mission to shine a light on the connection between the people drinking coffee in Brooklyn and the people growing it in Africa. They call their approach to ...
Although spring is in the air, the loss of an hour’s sleep this weekend has turned even the most chipper rise n’ shiners among us into surly morning grouches. Find yourself fatigued, grumbling over ...
On the 15th anniversary of the death of Biggie Smalls, Bed-Stuy native, one of Brooklyn’s most beloved sons, and possibly the greatest rapper in history, Gilt Taste drops an essay by writer Francis Lam, ...
Greenpointers Lauren Utvich and Marshall Louis Reaves just launched Farm to Baby, a delivery service that makes fresh, seasonal baby food with ingredients sourced from small local farms. “We wanted to make a product ...
Peconic Bay Scallops are one of several seafood options at the peak of freshness right now. Get 'em while you can - the season ends on March 31st. by Jeffrey Embleton Fresh is hard ...
The Kinfolk crew describes themselves as, “a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or ...
Have you ever wondered, "What IS The Meat Hook?" Well, The Meat Hook has. And after a little bit of soul searching, the Williamsburg butcher shop, famed for its commitment to working exclusively ...
The Barclays Center, the giant arena taking shape at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, is opening this fall. They're seeking Brooklyn-based food purveyors to feed the crowds. Barclays Center, you know, that ...