Garrett Oliver

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Here's an Early Look at Berg'n, Now Open in Crown Heights

    After months of build-up, Berg'n (899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn; 718-857-2337) made its debut in ever-gentrifying Crown Heights this week, giving the neighborhood a brand new beer-hall-food-stall combo from Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, the same folks behind Smorgusburg and Brooklyn Flea. The area h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Meet Your NYC-Based James Beard Foundation Award Winners

    It was a banner year for New York City at the James Beard Foundation Awards; several of our fellow city-dwellers took home prizes in categories that ranged from Outstanding Pastry Chef to the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here's your guide to the NYC-based winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award ... 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

    September 9, 2013

    Red Hook's El Olomega Wins Top Vendy

    This weekend the 2013 Vendy Awards, known as "the Oscars of street food," corralled 28 trucks and tables into Sunset Park's Industry City for a marathon of gormandizing before naming New York City's best mobile cuisine purveyor.

  • 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

    May 13, 2013

    Happening: Queens Taste and BBQ Blowout with Brooklyn Brewery

    Monday, May 13 Bourbon BBQ Dinner at Perilla Perilla is launching a series of Monday night bourbon-BBQ tastings that will run through the end of June. Tonight, the menu features Gouda hush puppies, Hampshire pork spare ribs, and buttermilk ramp biscuits. Call to make a reservation. Tastings are $50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Beer and Beard: Brooklyn Brewery Celebrates Great News

    Brooklyn Brewery knows how to enjoy a birthday. The Kings County beermakers are celebrating their 25th year in business by releasing a "Silver Anniversary" lager with a tricked-out label designed by four local artists. The brew's release comes on the heels of other exciting news for the company: Bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    NYC Restaurants and Chefs Nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

    Some of New York's top restaurants and chefs were honored this morning with James Beard Foundation Award nominations, including April Bloomfield, Danny Bowien, and Michael White for Best Chef. Blue Hill was nominated for Outstanding Restaurant, and David Chang earned an Outstanding Chef nod. All win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Guy Fieri Will Never Be Like Bobby Flay; Batali on Eataly Expansion

    Guy Fieri is bringing his "Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders" to Times Square and tells the New York Post that he has something to prove to those with misconceptions about TV chefs: "Look, I'm not Mario Batali, I'm not Bobby Flay -- there's only one of those cats. I'm not trying to be something that I ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012


    Consider this your July 4th warm-up

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    James Beard Foundation Announces Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists

    ‚ÄčThe James Beard Foundation has released a list of semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in various chef and restaurant categories. The nominees will be narrowed down on March 19, but in the meantime, check out which New York restaurants and bars have made it this far.

  • 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 7, 2011

    Craft Beer Week Coming Soon to New York City

    Landfelddt / FlickrBottoms up!​While there is no greater craft beer event this autumn than the Village Voice's own Brooklyn Pour, beer geeks should get pumped for New York City's fourth annual Craft Beer Week, occurring from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25. With almost 100 bars a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Mexican Passover, Easter Egg Hunt

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Following beer dinners with the brewers from Sixpoint and Dogfish Head, Chef Saul Bolton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

    opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tears​It's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: An Italian Master Class; A Beery Dinner

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! City Harvest Benefit Bar Basque January 11 at 7 p.m. Dine for a special cause tonight at Bar Basque, where guest chef Aitor Elizegi (of acclaimed Basque country res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    The Tap Room's Matthew MacCartney Talks Wine, Beer Cocktails & Australian Hangover Cures

    Matthew MacCartney​Matthew MacCartney is one of a growing list of sommeliers currently dabbling in cocktails. As the head wine guy at Colicchio & Sons and its bar, the Tap Room, he also designed the list of mixed drinks. Now, guess which one he finds more fun? (The answer might surprise you.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Beery Dinner; A Sherry Reveal

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Brooklyn Brewery Dinner Austin's Steak & Ale House Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m Join Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, for the eighth edition of this ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Taste of Williamsburg Draws A Crowd

    Keith WagstaffEveryone wants a taste of Williamsburg.​A flood of foodies descended on a closed-off Williamsburg block on Sunday for Taste of Williamsburg, a benefit to raise money for the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. All of Brooklyn 11211's biggest names were there: There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Colicchio, Boulud, White, Humm Big Winners in Last Night's Beard Awards

    ​Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    What's Happening This Week

    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! This week, we bring you a cheese and beer pairing and food as art. The Lab Gallery at The Roger Smith Hotel will show "the art of food,' a live cooking show fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    James Beard Semifinalists Announced

    The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant;  Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 16, 2005

    Hopped Up

    Hardcore brewing dudes make peanut butter beer in an NYC tenement apartment