After securing a finalist spot for several years running, Blue Hill picked up a James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant earlier this week, putting it in the company of Eleven Madison Park (2011), Daniel (2010), Jean Georges (2009), and Gramercy Tavern (2008). For those who have followed the res ... More >>
Drink beer, save an animal
Rogue Ales makes one, and so do Brooklyn Brewery and Harpoon. In fact, it's hard to find a fashion-forward beer factory that hasn't made its own version of chocolate stout recently. Some ramp up the excitement by making double chocolate stouts and black chocolate stouts. But what is it? Chocolate st ... More >>
It's late at night, and you find yourself in the heart of Williamsburg with a gaggle of hipsters group of friends. As per usual once it's past dinnertime, all you can think about is sugar. But everyone else in the party wants one thing and one thing only: craft brew -- and not in some sleazy, run-of ... More >>
Greenwood Park has a novel fence constructed of shipping skids. Sandwiched between Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway, Brooklyn's latest beer garden, Greenwood Park, began life as an auto garage. The building reflects this, with the roll-up doors still intact. Outside, picnic tables a ... More >>
Much like Rogue's beer made from a brewmaster's beard-cultivated yeast, this weird, ballsy brew started out as a joke. Then it got out of hand. Colorado-based Wynkoop Brewery first imagined Rocky Mountain Oyster Beer as an April Fool's joke: A video of the brewers discussing their love for their st ... More >>
Oktoberfest is coming to an end and New York is celebrating with a 25-foot long shot-ski at Penn Plaza's OktoberfestNYC event today.
Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company in Utica, New York Style: American IPA Serving style: Bottle Location: Little Pond Campground in the Catskills, which is somewhere upstate outside of the city. Don't ask me to explain it more than that. Cost: A fellow camper brought it, and I swip ... More >>
Budweiser will be launching three limited-edition beers in the United States next month named for the zip codes of the places where they were developed. The beers, named for ZIP codes in Los Angeles (91406), St. Louis (63118) and Williamsburg, Va., (23185) are the winners of a Budweiser contest, tit ... More >>
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Cleveland, Ohio Style: Pale Ale Serving style: Bottle Location: On a deck in the woods in Michigan Cost: I have no idea because I found it in my uncle's cooler. (Thanks, Gary!) ABV: 6.0 %
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[See More Beer UP: Dogfish Head Raison D'être | Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA | Wolaver's India Pale Ale] Have beers you want me to try? Sound off in the comments! Stoudts American Pale Ale from Adamstown, Pennsylvania Serving style: Bottle, poured into glass Location: My apartment Cost: $1 ... More >>
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Soon after we posted our list of the city's 5 best beer halls, we got word from Bowery Boogie that Paulaner Brewery, the Bavarian brew giant, is planning to open a massive flagship beer hall on the Bowery.
The Growler Station (which, we've since learned, is opening tomorrow) isn't the only new beer shop opening downtown. Now comes word that Top Hops has officially opened at 94 Orchard Street (212-254-4677). Part bottle shop, part tasting room, and part classroom, this sudsy spot offers over 700 brands ... More >>
Thomas Barris Like many, Thomas Barris first learned about beer in college. Unlike many, Barris' education wasn't confined to frathouses and rubber funnels: He took some time away from school to travel Europe, where he learned about the Continent's cuisine and drink. There, he also got gigs o ... More >>
An evening with Electric Literature
Photo courtesy Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban Time to drink some beer, ja!We've got beer on the brain, and not just because Brooklyn Pour is coming up. No, we're getting excited for Oktoberfest, which begins this coming Saturday and which will last through early October. In the sausage-a ... More >>
Remember to drink responsibly!Mark your calendars now, boys and girls. This fall, the Village Voice will be hosting what will only be the best craft beer festival around, Brooklyn Pour, featuring dozens of tri-state area craft beers, plus food and entertainment galore.
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Krawfish Kräftor Party Red Rooster Harlem Monday, August 15 at 7 p.m. Join d.j. Kim Hastreiter, co-founder of Paper magazine, and chef Marcus Samuelsson in this celebration of cr ... More >>
America is great, indeed! Remember how terrible we all felt when Christian Lopez, the lucky guy who caught the ball knocked out of the park in Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, was maybe going to have to pay a bunch of money -- $5,000 to $14,000 -- to the IRS, just because he was coordinated enough ... More >>
Craft brewers are furious over a new MillerCoors-backed piece of legislature in Wisconsin that they say will prevent micro-brewers from opening more than one brewpub to sell and market their own beer. [Salon] What are the top-selling beer holidays in the United States? We'll give you a hin ... More >>
Since it opened in 2006, Stinky Bklyn has made Cobble Hill a veritable curd nerd utopia, and now, the fragrant earthly paradise has expanded its square footage.
photo by Ben KilgustConor McCormack with founders Brian Leventhal (left) and John Stires (right).Just a few blocks from Brooklyn Brewery is -- wait for it -- Brooklyn Winery. Or rather, Brooklyn Winery Urban Winery Winemaking Center. The bespoke winery is the brainchild of Brian Leventhal a ... More >>
zavracky.comJake ZavrackyJake Zavracky is living the dream: tending bar by day and making music by night. Or is it the other way around? In any case, when he's behind the bar at Lowlands, the beer garden that opened in Gowanus earlier this year, he aims to please. What's on tap that's season ... More >>
Officials are moving forward with plans to replace the dated bar cars on Metro-North Railroad's Connecticut trains with new cars that look more like a sit-down pubs on wheels. [Wall Street Journal] VinPerfect, a new type of screw cap that regulates air into the wine bottle, joins the synthet ... More >>
Chantal MartineauWherefore art thou, Juliet?Among American beer drinkers, the battle for who can drink the bitterest, hoppiest ale can be something of a pissing contest. But in Europe, hopheads are giving way to sour nuts, as sour ales become increasingly de rigueur. In this spirit, Goose Isl ... More >>
Sam Horine/MetromixSpuyten Duyvil's idyllic backyard.On this fine Friday, we turn our thoughts to bars where you can drink outdoors. We've gathered up our 10 favorite places to enjoy an adult beverage in the sun, and hope you'll be inspired to sneak out of work early today to check one out. ... More >>
Say cheese.Mother in Law's Kimchi's Lauryn Chun is not shy about pairing her fiery fermented cabbage with unexpected partners -- last November, she did a wine and kimchi tasting, and tomorrow, she'll collaborate with Anne Saxelby to pair kimchi and cheese.
An update on Eataly, the artisanal Italian food juggernaut set to descend upon West 23rd Street sometime this summer: MadParkNews learns that the 32,000-square-foot emporium's rooftop brewery-restaurant will be a combination of two American and two Italian craft breweries. The American brew ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Mondays Uncorked Gotham Bar and Grill (12 East 12th Street) Mondays, starting today Here's one way to chase those Monday blues away: a $75 BYO wine-pairing dinner. Starting today, t ... More >>
"Do you mind if we talk in here?" Jimmy Carbone gestures to his narrow basement kitchen at Jimmy's 43, outfitted with hot plates, metal racks holding dishes, and wooden chopping boards. Carbone already has the onions out, waiting to be diced for a peperonata he's making for this evening's Ho ... More >>
The tap beers at KeBeer are cheap, and the decor positively medieval. This week, Counter Culture surfs Brighton Beach on a wave of foamy beer. The beer garden in question is called KeBeer, and it's one of those indoor beer gardens that have become standard in New York City. The selection of ... More >>
A thorough search for clues and booze
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Queens County Farm Dinner Queens County Farm Museum September 10, 6-10:30 p.m. Join Top Chef alum Camille Becerra and former owner of San Francisco's SPQR Danie ... More >>
So many beers, so little time
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Summer Blow-out BBQ Hope Lounge July 29, 7-11 p.m. Join Sam Mason of Tailor for a Summer Blow-out BBQ this Wednesday at Hope Lounge. There'll be $5 plates of me ... More >>
dyobmit/flickrYesterday, a New York Times article about this Sunday's Bike to the Bars ride to various Brooklyn and Manhattan bars raised a question: "...seriously, no good beer in Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island?"Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy's No. 43 and one of the creators of the Good Beer Sea ... More >>
Looking to grab Ryan Skeen's much vaunted burger on the cheap? In the latest recession meal deal to come in, Irving Mill (116 East 16th Street) is offering Burger Beer Mondays. For $15, you get the famed Irving Mill burger, made from bavette, beef cheeks, and pork fatback and topped with cheddar, ... More >>
Joe Six-Packs get an education in ales
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