Fiona Maazel and Peter Trachtenberg Pete's Candy Store Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., free In reality we've already got G-, Facebook-, Skype-, and every other type of non-synchronous chat option imaginable, but Fiona Maazel's new novel explores a more extreme quick-fix remedy for feeling alone. The pr ... More >>
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 >>
On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>
The "stuffies" at Kittery are wonderful. Overflowing with fennel-flavored Italian sausage, they're Brooklyn on the half-shell. In the 1630s, when the first Dutch settlers started poking around in the swamps between what are now Carroll Gardens and Park Slope with an eye toward turning it into agri ... More >>
Monday, April 15 French Roast Downtown's 20th Anniversary Celebrate French Roast Downtown's twentieth anniversary with a three-course menu priced at $19.93, the year it opened. Peter Hudson will serve a classic French menu from April 15 to 18 that includes escargots, roasted bone marrow, and moules- ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
You're about to ascend the stairs from the subway to the new Barclays Center, where you'll attend a show you've been anticipating for some time. But you've left yourself time to eat first. Where can you get a great meal, either sitting down or on the fly, within easy walking distance of the venue?
Now that the days of dropping five bucks on a jumbo, movie theater Coke will be going the way of smoking in bars, New Yorkers might want to consider a carbonation contingency plan. Despite Mayor Bloomberg's approved soda ban, plenty of NYC restaurants are crafting their own sodas in-house. Although ... More >>
While I was on the F train to Prospect Park, I noticed a structure in the distance as the subway came above ground around Carroll Gardens. It was a futuristic building of epic proportions; a huge MSG-like structure in the middle of Atlantic Avenue. For a second, I wondered what the hell this buildin ... More >>
If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>
In this week's print edition of the paper, you'll find a comprehensive guide to dining around the world without leaving the confines of New York City. We trekked high and low to unearth the best Albanian joint, Chilean eatery, Istrian hub, and Japanese sushi bar. We also covered ingredients ... More >>
nsnn.comWhile Brooklyn and Manhattan's dining exchange program has generally followed the pattern of the latter's restaurateurs colonizing Williamsburg, Park Slope is leading the reverse charge into Manhattan.
Not to bust them, but to drink with them
Nervy post-punkers Miracles mix the rollicking math rock grooves of their Chicago birthplace with the charred Casio crunch of their new Brooklyn digs. Somewhere in between the endless rhythms of Public Image Limited and Bastro lies Miracles' mix of the abrasive and the hypnotic, a steady stre ... More >>
Photo courtesy of BreuckelenThis year, things named Breuckelen reached an all-time high, thanks to the Breuckelen Distilling Company, Breuckelen the restaurant, and Breuckelen the recently opened wine store we saw while driving through Crown Heights not long ago. But now, that number has shru ... More >>
Robert SietsemaIkea: Good for cheap furniture and cheap food, like this meatball plate. Shopping can be an exhausting activity, and not just for one's wallet. Which is why it's so great when stores have on-site restaurants and cafés. Instant refueling to induce more shopping! So for this ... More >>
When the Doughnut Plant announced yesterday that it would open its Chelsea Hotel store on Valentine's Day, our thoughts turned to Kim Ima, who told us last September that she was hoping to open her Treats Truck bakery in Carroll Gardens "around Valentine's Day."
Frank WintersThe bridge that divides us.The Brooklyn dining debate fueled by Mimi Sheraton's curmudgeonly rant against the borough rages on. The Post's Steve Cuozzo and Carla Spartos go head-to-head in defense of Sheraton and Brooklyn, respectively. Here's the breakdown: Cuozzo stands by his ... More >>
Kanye West at the Boom Boom Room. Twitpic via MikeNouveauThe best thing about living in New York is that there's never a lack of things to do. We've given up countless hours of sleep to go see our favorite DJs, catch late-night shows, peek into neighborhood hangouts, and investigate the openi ... More >>
GothamistDark, woody, and sort of like Brooklyn, sort of not. Last Thursday night, the newly opened Brooklyneer welcomed a boisterous crowd of Manhattanites and Brooklynites alike. Some ventured in from Film Forum across the street, while others trudged in after a grueling day of work. While ... 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 >>
via the New York TimesNew Yorkers can be careless: We leave cell phones in cabs like they're loose change; we lose our dignity at bars every weekend; we get locked out of our apartments more than we would care to admit, and sometimes, some of us lose extra specially important belongings -- li ... More >>
Yeah, this place was pretty great. Shit. BKLYN Yard, the improbably wonderful banks-of-the-Gowanus-Canal outdoor venue that played host to outstanding summer dance parties -- including the increasingly beloved Sunday Best series, which had started this year's slate just this past weekend with a Mi ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Treats TruckNext: a permanent parking spot on Court Street.Since rolling out of the lot in 2007, Kim Ima's Treats Truck has become a familiar and cheerful sight to sugar-starved members of the populace from midtown to Grand Army Plaza. Come next year, the truck's raspber ... More >>
The Dutch boy burger: cheddar, crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, beefAfter checking out newly opened Fultummy's sandwiches in Red Hook, we headed west to Crown Heights to check out Dutch Boy Burger.
One of SCRATCHbread's superlative hazelnut bars. Back in February, word got around that SCRATCHbread's Matthew Tilden was looking for a new space in which to bake his excellent bread.
townandcountrytravelmag.comAri Form of the JakeWalkIf you're looking for a place to wet your whistle next happy hour, you can always consult your phone, but who knows where that contraption will send you. For a surely good time, head over to the JakeWalk on Smith Street, which has just instit ... More >>
And the new Fire Commissioner is -- Salvatore Cassano! Awright, we win the pool! Cassano is 64, FDNY's Chief of Department (highest ranked uniformed officer), a 40-year veteran, and a former soldier. He has spoken for the department on controversial issues like anti-terrorism protocol. He w ... More >>
Kate Attardo/New York MagazineBringing pizza straight outta Brooklyn to the East Village. Earlier today, EV Grieve noticed that the long-empty storefront at 122 First Avenue (between Seventh and Eighth Streets) was being renovated by the folks behind P.J. Hanley's, the iconic Carroll Gardens ... More >>
Here's an unexpected endorsement -- not because we thought he would endorse someone else, but because we didn't expect him to be involved in a New York city council race: Howard Dean, former Presidential candidate and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is at this moment endorsing Josh S ... More >>
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