Smoked fish is a classic New York delicacy, and Acme Smoked Fish in Greenpoint, Brooklyn has been smoking with the best since the early 1900s. Liza de Guia caught up with Acme’s chief hot-smokers Aftabudin Rayman and Peter Wojick in her lated episode of food. curated., giving us the inside scoop on how Acme has been smoking fish for four generations.
Businesses like Acme highlight Brooklyn’s long and illustrious food history. Long before hipsters moved in with flash artisinal markets, immigrants from around the world were making amazing food here. Acme founder Harry Brownstein arrived from Russia and worked his way up from delivery boy to owner of his own smokehouse. Four generations later the technology is different, but the goal is the same: high quality, unique food.
Interested in the stories of more local food-makers? Liza de Guia will be hosting the premier of season two of food. curated. tonight (Wed. July 27th) at Tavern on the Green starting at 7:30pm. The event is free and will feature the season’s first episode introduced by de Guia.
Twilight @ Tavern: Screening of Food. Curated., Wed. July 27 at 7:30pm, free
Tavern on the Green, inside Central Park at 67th Street