James A. Foley

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  • 2 years ago

    A few Saturdays ago at Black Tree sandwich shop and bar, a guy asked the bartender to squeeze a lemon into his glass of local Sixpoint Brewery seasonal Apollo beer. She said she would be happy put a slice of lemon in the wheat beer if she had any,...

  • 2 years ago | Sandwiches

    People love cherry blossom trees for their fleeting beauty, their mesmerizing transformation from stark bare branches to the brilliant bouquet of flowers brought on by spring. The flowers hang tight for just a few weeks before wind and life sends ...

  • 2 years ago

    Last May at a Wine & Spirits magazine "Top of the List" event in NYC, attendees swirled Bordeaux and munched on concept-forward small bites, much as they do at similar events around the country. The difference here was that for the first time in t...

  • 2 years ago | Cocktails

    Omakase--or chef's choice--usually only applies to sushi offerings at high-end Japanese spots. But SakaMai takes the concept to a brand-new level by moving it from the sushi bar to the sake bar, offering a cocktail omakase night that's distin...

  • 2 years ago | Sandwiches

    The deli sandwiches from my neighborhood bodega are reserved for particular times of day: 4 a.m., when I'm stumbling home drunk, or around midday after a big night out when I'm stocking up on water and Advil and don't have the willpower to wait fo...

  • 2 years ago | Openings

    If the phrase "Gourmet Meats" emblazoned on the storefront glass of Brooklyn's newest specialty butcher shop, Della Pietra's, is not bait enough for you to enter (it was for us), the artfully dismembered ruminants hanging out to dry in the window ...

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