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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 [...]
lentejasrojas Jun 07
Editors Note: Long before it was culinary chic to retrofit a truck to sling awesome food, the Red Hook Ballfield Vendors started doing it out of necessity. When the city threatened to shut down the freewheeling weekly Latin-American food fest, Cesar Fuentes took it upon himself to stand up for his community of vendors, and helped [...]
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 [...]
jasonmgreenberg Jun 03
A mere stone’s throw from bustling Flatbush Avenue, on the charming residential Carlton Ave, lies the restaurant James. One of Brooklyn’s hidden gems. We talked with Chef Bryan Calvert who, along with his wife Deborah Williamson, owns and operates this small, intimate restaurant with an accessible, American-influenced menu.
So Bryan, can you tell me a little about how [...]
peter.hobbs May 27
Sycamore Flower Shop & Bar in Ditmas Park is like an oasis in a dream. Stumbling into Ditmas after passing through the surrounding city’s dense canyons of brownstone, brick and concrete leaves many first time visitors awestruck, as they’re greeted by block after block of big Victorian houses, sprawling lawns, wraparound porches and quiet tree-lined [...]
Jacque S May 27
by Jacque Lynn Schiller The Clover Club in Cobble Hill is, if anything, gorgeous: rich wood, tin ceilings, chandeliers… But don’t let the opulence intimidate. The bar staff is friendly and know their old time cocktails. And someone in the kitchen, Executive Chef Craig Rivard to be exact, knows his bar snacks. We melted into one [...]
peter.hobbs May 27
By Leda Meredith Two delicious vegetables plus several kinds of herbal medicine from one plant: what’s not to love? The plant is burdock ( Arctium lappa and A. minus ). One of the two vegetables it produces is in season for only a few weeks, and that season is now. I often say “One person’s weeds are another person’s dinner,” [...]
peter.hobbs May 26
By Jackie Goldstein I recently had the pleasure of joining Scott Bridi, the founder of Brooklyn Cured , as he cooked for a small group of friends at his cousin’s apartment. These dinners are a somewhat regular occurrence – with so much time spent at work, hand-crafting his line of pates, sausages, and rillettes, Scott loves the chance [...]
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Recently harvested Butternut squash lies in piles in the field at W. Rogowski Farm. Butternut squash is one of the most popular varieties today. It was developed in the 1930s in Western Massachusetts, by a ...
A pastured egg, from a hen that is free to roam and wander, pecking in the grass, stretching its wings, feeling the sun on its face and the breeze on its back, is a thing ...
It’s true, you know. It’s not a dream. There is a secret world of verdant green fields spreading high above the city’s steamy gray streets. This world is growing, and a ...
Photography by Morgan Ione Yeager Goats eating grass. At Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet, Vermont, this is where the cheese begins. At Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet, Vermont, the cheese is made in ...
Photography by Morgan Ione Yeager As much as we may cherish the summer’s bliss of a dotingly-cultivated heirloom tomato or a perfect, luscious peach, ingredients that grow wild, on the forest floor, exert a ...
Photography by Heather Phelps-Lipton This story is the first episode in an odyssey in which we’ll be following ingredients from the field to the plate. We’ll be talking to local chefs about ingredients ...
Photographer Valery Rizzo shows us Carroll Gardens' true culinary soul, with a look inside a few of the neighborhood's old-school Italian bakeries, restaurants and specialty shops. Carroll Gardens, once home to a ...
Fastelavn at the 120 year-old Danish Athletic Club in Sunset Park. On Fastelavn, a traditional Scandinavian festival with pre-Christian roots, everyone dresses in costumes, bachelors and maidens beat each other with boughs decorated for spring, ...
In Brooklyn, a culture of refined chocolate making, using the finest cacao beans sourced directly from farmers in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, is on the rise. The last decade alone has seen the ...
Christmas Day is the centerpiece of ‘the holidays,’ here in the United States – a whirlwind of family, food, and gifts all crunched into a 48-hour period. By the time January rolls around, ...
Valery Rizzo is a professional photographer based in Park Slope, and a regular contributor to NonaBrooklyn. Under normal circumstances her work here is focused on capturing the beauty and bounty of Brooklyn’s food culture. ...
Editor’s note: Sadly, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this piece has become an epitaph of sorts. Early reports indicate that twenty of Brooklyn Grange Bees’ thirty hives were wiped out and ...
A taste of early August at the Black Tree Sandwich Shop, Sandy Hall's hyper-seasonal sandwich shop in the Crown Inn, in Crown Heights. At Black Tree Sandwich Shop, currently housed in the Crown ...
A couple of years ago, I got a behind the scenes tour of Roberta’s (one of my favorite restaurants) and I got to see their new homemade bread oven, which was built inside a ...
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 ...