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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Patrick Watson is overpowering all by his lonesome
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