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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 [...]
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 [...]
peter.hobbs May 25
When Annie Novak of Greenpoint’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm put the word out that she’d be opening the roof for a night harvest last night, we knew we’d have to stop by. No, not gonna miss a chance to pick a trove of fresh salad greens on a rooftop farm while basking in the glory of [...]
peter.hobbs May 20
“Good meat is homemade, it’s freshly ground spices, and it’s care for the method. It’s not looking for shortcuts, and that’s what the average deli became – ‘how can we shortcut everything to lower our costs, because people won’t pay more money but want bigger portions?’ I did this my way and I kind of gave the [...]
peter.hobbs May 17
“We use local, organic ingredients as often as possible” For today’s discerning diners, that once-reassuring line on a menu doesn’t cut it anymore. It seems like it’s almost de rigeur for new-school Brooklyn restaurants to reserve a spot on their menus to proudly name the farms from which they source their meats, produce, and cheese. You’ve [...]
peter.hobbs May 12
Most of us don’t contemplate much beyond, “Cappuccino or Latte?” when it comes to coffee. But coffee can be complicated. A particularly complex supply chain makes it easy for us to to skip the questions we’ve begun asking more frequently about our food: Who grew this? Where? How? The Crop to Cup Coffee Company was [...]
peter.hobbs May 12
Rumors have been swirling over the past year about Bacon Marmalade, an elusive and highly sought-after invention supposedly created by a chef in Greenpoint. Wide-eyed devotees of the mysterious marmalade talk about its almost magical, mystical properties when added to a sandwich, stirred into pan with greens or seafood, or used as a marinade on [...]
peter.hobbs Apr 03
The Brooklyn Flea has famously become a dream incubator for many fledgling Brooklyn food makers. Stories abound of passionate, hard-working makers and chefs getting a shot to share their creations with the masses at Flea, and using that chance to parlay a table, tent and dream into an actual business. And for many, that’s where [...]
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Noah Bernamoff of Mile End Delicatessen in Boerum Hill. Mile End hosts a 'Traditional Jewish Christmas' feast of Chinese food on Christmas. Photo by Daniel Krieger (http://www.nycfoodphotographer.com/) Among the many ...
The Brooklyn Thanksgiving Potluck - Recipes and memories from some of our favorite Brooklyn chefs Once again, Thanksgiving is upon us. It seems to happen this way every year. We know the holidays are coming. ...
Editor’s Note: Noah Bernamoff of Boerum Hill’s Mile End needs no introduction. His Brooklyn take on Montreal Jewish Delicatessen and smoked meats have garnered rave reviews and devotees citywide. For our Thanksgiving Potluck, ...
“Good meat is homemade, it’s freshly ground spices, and it’s care for the method. It’s not looking for shortcuts, and that’s what the average deli became – ‘how can we ...