Category: Good Reads

Here are our good read picks from the last week … or two. We’ve got different takes on beachfront dining destinations from critic Gael Greene and photographer Todd Selby, and lots on urban farming past and future. Enjoy!

Boardwalk Eats
Gael Greene and friends sample some Brooklyn classics on a culinary tour of Coney Island.

The Selby does Rockaway Taco
Famed fashion photog Todd Selby profiles all kinds of characters on his website July featured a photo essay and interview with chef Andrew Field of Rockaway Taco. If you need any extra motivation to make a trip out to this awesome spot, check the piece here.

Beer Garden Renaissance?
The NY Times takes a look at some of the new beer gardens around town (with reviews of Lorely’s Williamsburg location and Der Schwarze Kolner in Fort Greene)

Urban Farming Past & Future
Matthew Willis of the Huffington Post takes us for a ride through the history of farming in Brooklyn.

Grist has a great feature on the history (and future) of urban agriculture, AND an interview with Annie Novak of Greenpoint’s own Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.

For those of you who prefer pictures to words, Jamie Feldmar and Natasha Ryan take us on a photo tour of the city’s urban farms at Metromix.

Speaking of Urban Farming …
Want to try growing your own right here in Brooklyn? If you’ve got a little outdoor space, Brooklynite Bob Hyland has a method that may bring you a bigger harvest than you ever imagined. Brooklyn Based has more here.

The “High” cost of local and artisanal foods
Local Food sage Michael Pollan discusses the ‘cost’ of local food with the Wall Street Journal, while The NY Times tackles artisanal ice cream sticker shock, and gives a shout out to Brooklyn’s own Blue Marble and The General Greene for the enhanced flavor profiles that emerge with their egg-free ice cream production techniques.

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