Author Archives: peter.hobbs

ny times battersby snip

The New York Times reviewed Smith Street’s high-flying Battersby this week, and as a result securing a seat for a journey through the tiny restaurant’s spontaneous tasting menu – one of the best-kept ...

 
batali at smorgasburg

Mario Batali recently took his family and a giant ‘pretend-they’re-invisible’ camera crew to Smorgasburg for a piece on ABC’s food talk show, ‘The Chew,’ and proceeded to ...

 
BK Farmyard's Foxtrot backyard farm. BK Farmyard's founder Stacey Murphy will teach you how to do this, beginning tonight, at her Urban Farming Bootcamp.

BK Farmyard's Foxtrot backyard farm. Founder Stacey Murphy will teach you how to do this, beginning tonight, at her Urban Farming Bootcamp. Stacey Murphy founded BK Farmyards, a network of backyard farms, way ...

 
Antonio Ramos and Caroline Mak of Brooklyn Soda Works, in studio at NPR.

It was getting alarmingly late on an early summer afternoon. While madly scrambling in front of a laptop screen to get an interview with Flea founder Eric Demby posted before racing out to seek adventure ...

 
Grilled cheese, Depanneur-style. Red Rock Blue, a cheddar blue from Wisconsin, with roast beef and roasted red peppers on sourdough.

Is there any one thing more tightly woven into the fabric of American cuisine than the sandwich? Sandwiches, like just about everything edible in recent years, have undergone a transformation. Now, in the hands of ...

 
Spring bounty at the inaugural run of the McGolrick Park farmers market last Sunday.

Spring bounty at the inaugural run of the McGolrick Park farmers market last Sunday. Well…that was kind of easy: In January, Greenpointers began signing a petition to bring a farmers market to McGolrick Park. ...

 
The amazing space designed by Domestic Construction features hanging shovels, repurposed wood, glowing ball jars and  vintage toy farm figurines all of which decorate the walls, tables and ceilings.

The April opening of Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply – the first shop in the city dedicated specifically to urban farming and gardening – represented a clear milestone in the development of the booming ...

 
Mermaid's Garden debuts the borough's first season-long CSF, bringing fresh, local seafood directly from the boats to the people each week.

Most would agree that the sea inspires reverie. But what about seafood? Let us propose a daydream: Accompanied by the whir of a straining winch and the cries of hovering gulls, bursting nets hauled from ...

 
At Williamsburg's Frej, chefs serve up $45 five-course meals composed of locally foraged and farmed foods in New Nordic style.

At Williamsburg's Frej, chefs Fredrik Berselius and Richard Kuo serve up $45 five-course meals composed of locally foraged and farmed foods in New Nordic style. Ever since Rene Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant Noma ...

 
The spring harvest has begun at Brooklyn Grange. You can get some of the city's freshest produce yourself beginning this week, as the Grange kicks off their 2012 market season in Long Island City today and in Williamsburg on Sunday, at Smorgasburg.

The spring harvest has begun at Brooklyn Grange. You can get some of the city's freshest produce yourself beginning this week, as the Grange kicks off their 2012 market season in Long Island ...

 
To celebrate their first anniversary, Bed Stuy's Do Or Dine will serve their interpretation of Momofuku's opening menu.

To celebrate their first anniversary, Bed Stuy's Do Or Dine will serve their interpretation of Momofuku's opening menu. Eater reports that, to celebrate the first anniversary of their opening, Bed-Stuy’s ...

 
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PBS recently debuted the first three episodes of ‘The Lexicon of Sustainability,’ a web-based video series that aims to cut through the haze surrounding food labels like ‘cage-free,’ ‘local,’ and ‘sustainable.’ According to PBS: “By ...

 
brooklyn uncorked 2012

Missed Brooklyn Uncorked, Edible’s annual bacchanal featuring over thirty New York State wines paired with food from over thirty of the borough’s best restaurants, in the cathedral-like lobby at One Hanson ...

 
Alex Villani of Blue Moon Fish, working the waters of Long Island Sound. Alex has been selling his catch directly to New Yorkers at the city's Greenmarkets for over twenty years. The Greenmarkets offer one of the bafflingly few opportunities in NYC, and the nation, to buy fish directly from the people who catch it.

Alex Villani of Blue Moon Fish, working the waters of Long Island Sound. Alex has been selling his catch directly to New Yorkers at the city's Greenmarkets for over twenty years. The Greenmarkets ...

 
Get mom what she really wants for Mothers Day: Beer. We've got some special Mothers Day beer picks from Bierkraft, Eastern District, and Breuckelen Bier Merchants.

Get mom what she really wants for Mothers Day: Beer. We've got some special Mothers Day beer picks from Bierkraft, Eastern District, and Breuckelen Bier Merchants. Mothers Day is here. Rather than trying ...