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Consumer Non-Cyclicals

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    "We Can't Survive On $7.25": Fast Food Workers Strike Across New York City

    All over the city today, protesters were out in a full show of support for fast food workers in search of fairer wages and the right to unionize. For the second time in three months, the nationwide one-day strike brought rallies to fast food restaurants around the city. The Voice made it out to one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    BrewCrate Brings Monthly Homebrew Kits to Your Front Door

    "Interest in craft beer and homebrew is at an all-time high," write the proprietors of BrewCrate, a brand new New York-based brew-kit delivery system. "New breweries are opening at a rate of over 1 per day in the US, but very few would-be homebrewers make it past the first batch," they note, claimin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    A Vineyard Crawl in the North Fork

    Take advantage of the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving lull in "pumpkin traffic" (how Long Island locals refer to day-trippers who jam up roads by the u-pick patches), and spend a day in the vineyards of the North Fork. The Fork starts just past Riverhead, and depending on traffic, entails an hour-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    A Look at New York's 2013 Great American Beer Festival Winners

    Fifty thousand people descended on Denver, Colorado for the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, a massive showcase of everything happening in brewing in this country that took place October 10-12. The event also pits beers against each other in competition, and this year, 4,000 beers from big and sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Brooklyn Pour Is Two Weeks Away--More Breweries and Food Announced

    We're less than two weeks out from the Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, which descends on Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, 718-783-5437) in Fort Greene October 12. Our VIP tickets are sold out--but there are a few more general admission slots available, and today brings more info that should t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    More Reasons to Go to Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

    Have you purchased your ticket for our Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, going down on October 12 at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene? Get on it: VIP tickets--which get you early access to brews plus admission to a private lounge--are nearly sold out, and general admission tickets are going quick ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Where You Can Find Rare Japanese Craft Beer in NYC

    Expressing exactly how much the Japanese love beer is not easy, even if their reputation for drinking the stuff is not as established as the Belgians with their beer monks and centuries of brewing history, the Germans with their claim on the world's oldest brewery and Oktoberfest, or the Americans w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Sneak Peek at Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival Line-Up; Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

    Attention craft beer fiends: Here's your friendly reminder that tickets for our annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival go on sale tomorrow at noon, and you'll want to scoop yours up so you can join us at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene on October 12 for more than 100 craft brews plus food and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Rouge Tomate's Pascaline Lepeltier: "The More I Learned About Hospitality ... The More I Realized That What I Really Loved Was Wine"

    Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    The 10 Best Breweries in NYC(-ish)

    Pre-Prohibition New York City was flush with the fermenting, bubbling, steeping barrels of brewing beer, but it was several decades after Repeal Day before the boroughs began making a beer industry comeback. Today, though, local breweries are in the midst of a revival, and New York now ranks fourth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    5 Best Locally Made Beers for July 4 According to Bierkraft's Joe Tracy

    Beer is a longstanding July 4 tradition, and an ice cold brew sounds especially good in this hot and sticky weather. You have lots of options when it comes to stocking your cooler, so we tracked down Joe Tracy, cellar manager of Brooklyn's craft beer mecca Bierkraft, who gave us his top five picks f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Learn How to Brew Beer in Five Minutes

    Beer expert Charlie "The Pope of Foam" Bamforth explains the art and science of brewing beer in just five minutes. Bamforth is a serious beer buff -- the professor at UC Davis teaches "Malting and Brewing Science" and filmed the video at the school's pilot brewery. See Bamforth's tips after the jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Empire State of Wine: 10 Great Bottles from the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment

    As spring continued dragging her feet last week, New Yorkers traipsed through snow flurries to drink wine. Nothing new there, except that the second annual NY Drinks NY was in town, offering imbibers a taste of local wines. I focused my efforts on the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment, two regions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Pressing Thai, Tahitian, and Balinese Grapes: 5 New Latitude Wines

    Welcome to the doldrums of winter. Unless you spend your weekends driving to the mountains, you're probably dreaming of warm, exotic locales to escape to during these blustery months. But don't imagine bland lagers and coconut cocktails -- the old drinks of tropical travels -- because more tourists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Two Weeks After Sandy, Can Red Hook Winery Be Saved?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about celebrating the new Brooklyn wine trail. Both Brooklyn Oenology and Brooklyn Winery, featured in the story, were relatively unscathed by Hurricane Sandy. But Red Hook Winery is located right over the water, nearly at the end of Pier 41, and the facility was completely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    The NYC Restaurant Industry Gets to Work, No Matter What

    Here's what's going on right now: Cooks are wearing construction helmets fitted with lights to work in the dark, or cooking by flashlight to serve free food. Restaurants without power are using barbecues to shift service to the streets, while mobile vendors park in the darkest shadows they can find, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Brooklyn Brewery Finishes Expansion, Expects 100,000 Barrels of Beer

    A bright yellow crane stuck out against the Williamsburg waterfront on Tuesday morning as it installed three 25-foot-long fermenters in the Brooklyn Brewery on North 12th Street. This week marks the third and final phase in the Brooklyn beer company's expansion plan that was announced in February 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Your Guide to Brooklyn's Wine Country

    Can't make it to Napa this week 'cause Jay-Z hitched a ride in your Gulfstream to his Barclays show? No worries, hit up Brooklyn, Hova's favorite borough, for an idyllic afternoon on the subway wine trail. Your chariots, the 5/G/L trains, let you have the drink without the drive -- can you name anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Budweiser: Why It's My "King"

    Beer UP typically examines a craft beer from a small brewer somewhere in the United States. Among many others, I've written about the Left Hand Milk Stout, the Founders Red Rye, and the Troegs Troegenator, but before I continue forward on this quest to drink every brewer in the country, I decided th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    10 Tips for Wine Rookies

    Welcome to Unscrewed, your weekly antidote to wine-related malaise. Allow me to introduce myself with a list: 10 of my best tips for revitalizing your personal wine program or becoming a better drinker. 1. Be curious. There is no shame in learning, only in pretending to know what you don't. 2. Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Future of Food Trucks

    What if these establishments were moved into a food court -- with art and seating? I'm aware of all the arguments in favor of food trucks: 1. They allow entrepreneurs to start restaurant businesses with far less cash than a storefront requires. 2. They cost virtually nothing, rent-wise (though o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Year of The Takeout Day 102: P.F. Chang's 'Home Menu' (Enter Towelie!)

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  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Restaurant Industry Creates 560,000 Jobs in the Past Two Years

    For New Yorkers who see city blocks packed with food joints every day, it's pretty evident that the restaurant industry is booming. Now the numbers are in: the National Restaurant Association reports that restaurants have added more than 560,000 jobs since the beginning of the economic recovery in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Taco Bell's New Doritos Taco

    The cheaper of the two is the one to get. In an amazing act of cross-branding, Taco Bell has painted its hard taco shell bright orange with a chemical-tasting spice mixture - and called it a Doritos. Or maybe what's amazing is that they didn't think of it before - from 1978 to 1997, Pepsico (the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Salmonella in the City: Infections Are Down, Mayor Bloomberg Says

    It's just one of those win-win-win kinda things. In 2010, the city began requiring restaurants in the city to post letter grades based on health inspections. That means that restaurants that score badly -- due to things like pest-conducive kitchens or inadequate hand-washing facilities -- have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    City Council: Restaurants Don't Really Like The City's Grading System

    A day after Mayor Mike Bloomberg held a press conference touting the successes of the city's letter grading system for restaurant health inspections, members of the City Council are saying that a majority of businesses don't actually like them. Bloomberg, alongside the city's health commissioner, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Coney Island Brewing Company Returns for the Summer Season

    Shmaltz Brewing Company is launching the second official season of Coney Island Brewing Company -- a/k/a the World's Smallest Brewery -- located, yep, in the heart of Coney Island. Last summer saw the launch of the brewery, which produces a whopping one gallon of beer per batch. For the upcoming re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Restaurant Workers in Miami and Los Angeles Join Suit Against Capital Grille

    Workers at the Capital Grille restaurants in Miami and Los Angeles have joined a growing class-action lawsuit against the chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants, over alleged racial discrimination, illegal labor practices and violations of state wage laws.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    5 Great Wines Under $15: Whites

    ​The Pinot Blanc from Alsatian Winemaker Louis Sipp will set you back only $11.96. A couple of days ago I suggested five bottles of red wine you could readily find at Astor and elsewhere under $15 that tasted more expensive than they were, and would appeal to nearly anyone who simply likes w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Beer Bars

    ​ It's no secret that the New York craft-beer scene has exploded in the last decade or so. With so many great local breweries (Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint, Kelso, Captain Lawrence), it stands to reason we'd also have a bunch of great beer bars. So, what makes for a good beer bar? A large select ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011

    SAY KANPAI!

    SAY KANPAI!

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver On The Oxford Companion to Beer

    photo by Michael Harlan TurkellGarrett Oliver makes beer a companion.​When an editor at the Oxford University Press first approached Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, about doing The Oxford Companion to Beer, he politely declined. Having already written a book, the prospect of su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Bottoms Up! The Final Round of Beers for Brooklyn Pour Has Been Released

    See you there on October 15​Brooklyn Pour is less than a month away, and while we know you're eagerly counting down the days, here's some more info to get you even more pumped for the Village Voice's first ever craft brew tasting event: The final round of beers has just been released, and we'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    More Beers Released for Brooklyn Pour, VIP Tickets Sold Out

    Cheers!​Planning on getting tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer tasting event extravaganza? Well, you best be getting a move on it, since VIP tickets are now gone, and general admission ones are selling quickly, with only a limited supply left. Need a push to snap into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Beers They Are a-Flowing at Brooklyn Pour

    Don't wait! Get your tickets today!​If you haven't already purchased tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer extravaganza happening on October 15 at Skylight One Hanson, you better get a move on things. VIP tickets are almost sold out, and general admission ones are flying f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    The Vanderbilt's Brian Floyd Explains His Barman's Fund

    Brian Floyd, barman fundraiser​There's a lot of talk about tipping these days: how much is appropriate, when it should be withheld, how it should be divvied up. But a bartender in Brooklyn is throwing a kink into the conversation by giving his tips to charity. Brian Floyd of The Vanderbilt cre ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2011

    Tracking Down The City's Moonshiners

    Not to bust them, but to drink with them

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Restaurant Owners Caught for Bribing Inspectors for Passing Letter Grades

    ​While efficacy of the Department of Health's restaurant letter grades is a matter of debate, the fact remains that restaurant owners are desperate to pass with flying colors. What will some owners do for an A? If you guessed subtly try to stuff $500 into an inspector's pocket, you are correct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Denny's Is the Chain Most Likely to Go Bankrupt (Except, Like, Soul Daddy)

    Soul DaddyJamawn Woods, Restaurateur No More​Soul Daddy, the winning concept of America's Next Great Restaurant, has shuttered its third and final location, in Minnesota's Mall of America (the New York City location closed a few weeks ago). According to the company, "The restaurant simply was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Shocking Looking Cashier At Godiva

    ​I happened to pass by a Godiva chocolatier in midtown the other day--I didn't go in, I swear--and was even more stunned by the sight of the cashier than I was by some of the prices I caught.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Food Curated Goes to the (Artisanal) Slaughterhouse

    Meneer Zjeroen/flickrShe's no beefer... but you get the idea.​Last year, the Times ran a piece on the shortage of slaughterhouses in the northeast, which hampers our efforts to eat locally raised meat. CADE ( The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship) to the rescue. This New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    What Happens When Women Cook in John Fraser's Kitchen

    ​Last week, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez told us that she'd be taking part in a weekly female chefs series beginning next month at What Happens When. Now the restaurant, which just began its third movement yesterday, has coughed up some more details about the series, which will every Monday feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Wine In Supermarkets Redux: The Battle Continues

    ​They're at it again, those crazy kids fighting in Albany over the long-running debate about whether to allow the state's supermarkets to sell wine. This scrap, which pits the supermarket lobby versus the equally powerful liquor store lobby has been going on for years. The Voice even wrote ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Numerous Americans Say 'I Love You' With Olive Garden

    ​If you are reading this and haven't made any Valentine's Day dining plans, you are screwed. Unless you are one of the millions of Americans who apparently think that Olive Garden is a desirable destination for romantic dining.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    The Most Interesting Man in the World Just Got More Interesting; Lagers Go Dark

    ​Dos Equis is the first beer brand to reach the coveted milestone of 1 million 'Likes' on Facebook, thanks largely to the awesome Most Interesting Man in the World ads. [BusinessWeek] This Super Bowl Sunday, will you be drinking ale or lager, craft beer or Coors? Beer industry insiders weigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    At Out From Behind the Apron, Strong Words for Del Posto and Bad Customers

    Alfred Eisenstaedt​Earlier this afternoon, WNYC hosted Out From Behind the Apron, a forum for restaurant industry workers and veterans to discuss issues ranging from how new laws are changing the industry to their personal experiences serving the citizenry of New York. Hosted by WNYC's Kathlee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    T.G.I. Friday's Wants to Make Bartending an Olympic Sport?

    indy.comJust like rhythmic gymnastics!​ What to do when you've got a scandal on your hands? Create a diversion of ridiculous proportions, of course! With recent raw sewage dumping charges looming overhead, T.G.I. Friday's has come up with a gimmick so lame it's almost painful to write-up.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    The Single Best Genetically Modified Crop Simile We've Ever Heard

    Oh, Monsanto!​"To me, using GMO crops is like making love to a toxic blow-up doll every night." --Fourth-generation farmer Eric Herm, explaining to Leonard Lopate earlier today why he has no plans to use genetically modified crops on his Texas farm. Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send ... More >>

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