Patrick Watson

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Behold the New Wine and Cheese Megaspace in Chelsea

    It's official. Husband and wife team Patrick Watson and Michele Pravda, owners of beloved Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill shops Smith & Vine and Stinky Brooklyn, have branched out to Manhattan: "After ten years of solid business in Brooklyn, I think we're ready for this project," says Watson.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The New York City Record Store Year-End Roundup

    ​In 2009, we began the weekly Local Top 10, a series we hoped would prove that New Yorkers were far too stubborn to let the record store go. The series ran until last month, when we literally ran out of stores to cover--not the best sign for the future of music retailing in New York City. Befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Holiday Gifts for Food-Lovers: Envelope, Orange Wine From Channing Daughters Winery

    ​ Channing Daughters, widely considered one of the best wineries in New York State, cultivates its vineyards on a wild and windy stretch of Long Island's South Fork. The grapes from the estate--like Tocai Friulano, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Dornfel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time for a look back at the week that was in our favorite blog posts: We ranked our 10 Best, Wildly Diverse Brooklyn Bars. Cocoa V's Pamela Blackwell talked about vegan truffles, the nut cheese phenomenon, and fakin' bacon. Crazy expensive Oriol Balaguer ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Patrick Watson on the New Brooklyn Wine Exchange, the Best Wines to Bring to a Party, and Going Biodynamic

    ​Patrick Watson and his wife Michele Pravda have built a mini empire on wine and cheese--they own the cheese shop Stinky Bklyn, the wine bar JakeWalk, and the wine shop Smith and Vine, all within a few blocks of each other on Smith Street in Brooklyn. This week, they opened a second, larger wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The Brooklyn Wine Exchange is (Almost) Here

    ​Brooklyn winos rejoice: Patrick Watson, who owns The JakeWalk and Stinky Bklyn, is debuting the Brooklyn Wine Exchange tomorrow in Cobble Hill. The 1,400-square-foot wine shop will stock more than 1,000 wines, including the largest collection of local wines in the city.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    CMJ: Clare and the Reasons Provide the Twee Quotient at Mercury Lounge

    Not last night, but you get the idea.​Clare and the Reasons are terrifyingly cute. They could destroy all worlds of lesser cuteness, blasting apart their molecules like Oppenheimer, and the band displayed this menace instantly via their stage props: brittle bundles of winter foliage, washboard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Pig Destroyer, Eyehategod Now Playing a Suddenly Much More Metal CMJ 2009

    ​CMJ 2009 has just announced another wave of performers: The xx, Pig Destroyer, Eyehategod, Patrick Watson, Z-Trip, Midnight Juggernauts, Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, Superdrag, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Bear Hands, and UUVVWWZ will join Japandroids, the Very Best, Das Racist, Pissed J ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2009


    Patrick Watson is overpowering all by his lonesome

  • Music

    June 26, 2007

    Cinematic Orchestra's Ma Fleur

    Gorgeous washes for non-stoners