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Annie Novak of Greenpoint's Eagle Street Rooftop Farm Everybody’s talking about Annie Novak these days. Novak’s the big boss at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint. First Jamie Oliver ...

 
open sign

Just when you think the food scene in Brooklyn couldn’t get any more exciting, The New York Times reports on a set of fall openings we can’t wait to get our ...

 
honey fest

by Joanna Shaw Flamm On September 17th, the Rockaway Boardwalk is going to be buzzing (har har) thanks to the first annual New York City Honey Festival. Organized by the folks at Brooklyn Grange and ...

 
george duran

This…is insane. Can anyone explain who thought this would be a good idea? Apparently, several New York-based food writers were invited to a “secret restaurant” private opening hosted by television chef ...

 
georgeweldegg

What better to do on a rainy day than sit back and relax with a fresh, warm episode of Food. Curated? In her latest outing, Liza de Guia takes a trip to Goatfell Farm, the ...

 
irene_small_350

Sadly, news out of Vermont and the Catskills has only gotten worse; Just Food reports that there has been a blanket ruling by the FDA that prohibits any produce that was under flood waters from ...

 
mast bros

We’ve all heard the jokes about the piratical appearance of Rick and Michael Mast, of Williamsburg-based Mast Brothers Chocolate, but this takes it to a whole new level. Watch as their cacao beans ...

 
The aftermath

by Joanna Shaw Flamm While Irene may have left New York City with a no more than few uprooted trees, the real story of this storm has become the flooding and destruction across upstate New ...

 
The aftermath

by Joanna Shaw Flamm Oh, the things you don’t think about when you think about urban beekeeping… Tim O’Neal of Borough Bees spent the weekend trying to save his four ...

 
jamie oliver eagle street rooftop farm

Food Revolution’s Jamie Oliver showed up at Greenpoint’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm recently for a cover shoot for Outside Magazine. He looks pretty comfortable, but the best part of this video ...

 
Food fight: Bruni (top), Bourdain (left) and Deen throw down.

For those of you who don’t have every possible food news source beamed directly into your brain by advanced culinary gossip satellites, here’s an update: Anthony Bourdain is insensitive (as usual), ...

 
eggs

Remember the salmonella outbreak last year? You know, the one where 1,900 people got sick and a half BILLION Iowa eggs were recalled? Seems like regulations on egg farm safety are still pretty soft ...

 
Umbrella FAIL.

Hey guys, we don’t know if you’ve heard, but there might be some rain this weekend. Based on predictions, it might look something like this… A lot of weekend outdoor ...

 
Despite its short life, Kings County Distillery is New York's oldest whiskey distillery! Picture courtesy Kings County Distillery.

Despite its short life, Kings County Distillery is New York's oldest whiskey distillery! Picture courtesy Kings County Distillery. Guess you Brooklynites like your hooch local, too: the Wall Street Journal reports that the ...

 
Brooklyn Winery_window

Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg. Photo by Allan Zepeda, courtesy of Brooklyn Winery Things are pretty crazy out there in the world these days. The Euro-zone is faltering, S&P downgraded the U.S.’...