All about the beer: Evan stirs the brew.

Craig Frymark and Evan Klein of Barrier Brewing Co. “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, ...

 
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By day, Christopher Nicolson is a winemaker at the Red Hook Winery. But for two months every summer, he joins his family at a remote fish camp on the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska to fish wild sockeye salmon.

 
Mile End's Noah Bernamoff

“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 ...

 
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Seafood is usually a commodity – we rarely know who caught our fish, how it was caught, and even when it was caught. Sea to Table is changing the game by introducing chefs to fishermen from Tobago to Alaska and points between, and enabling them to work directly together to get the freshest fish possible to your plate.

 
A coffee farmer's group that partners with Crop to Cup, sorting beans

Crop to Cup Coffee's Alexis Powell Grossman Most of us don’t contemplate much beyond, “Cappuccino or Latte?” when it comes to coffee. But coffee can be complicated. A particularly ...

 
Ross and Joanna working the streets at Hester Street Fair

Joanna Cybulski and Ross Hutchison of Bacon Marmalade 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 ...

 
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Local Roots CSA Founder Wen-Jay Ying Suddenly, winter is gone.  Instead of finding ourselves hunched against swirls of snow, we’re dazzled by flurries of cherry blossoms wafting through the streets.  For those of you ...

 
Ross and Joanna working the streets at Hester Street Fair

Liz Gutman and Jen King of Liddabit Sweets 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 ...

 
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“So…that’s how Brucie came to be. Crazy story right!? You weren’t expecting that, were you?” -Zahra Tangorra, Chef/Owner, Brucie Brucie, the new-kid Italian joint on a stretch of Court Street in ...

 
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Kelso of Brooklyn's Kelly Taylor Kelly Taylor has a practical streak. He was bitten by the homebrewing bug twenty years ago, when as a college kid in San Diego he just didn’t ...

 
Chris Woehrle and Robert Stout of Kings County Jerky

Chris Woehrle and Robert Stout of Kings County Jerky When Robert Stout and his wife moved into the Bed-Stuy apartment above Chris Woehrle’s place a few years ago, the two quickly hit it off ...

 
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The Stand NY's Nathalie Wiesner When Nathalie and Jake Weisner, a sister and brother from Massachussetts, decided to sell lemonade for fun at a friend’s stoop sale in Fort Greene last Spring, ...

 
Q Tonic_ Jordan Silbert

When I met up with Jordan Silbert, the creator of Brooklyn-based Q Tonic, I figured we’d chat about how he came up with the idea to make an old-fashioned tonic water, and maybe get ...

 
Cyrilla Suwarsa of Nuts + Nuts in her DUMBO office & shop

Cyrilla Suwarsa of Nuts + Nuts in her DUMBO office & shop Full disclosure: I have always been partial to cashews. When I was a kid, cashews made an appearance in our house just once a ...

 
Ross Bingham of The Natural Wine Company

Ross Bingham of Williamsburg's Natural Wine Company On forays to your neighborhood wine shop, or while perusing your favorite restaurant’s wine list, you’ve probably noticed ‘Natural,’ ‘Biodynamic,’ and ‘Organic’ wines showing ...