From sea to shining sea, Americans love celebrating Independence Day--especially since it gives us a completely legitimate reason to indulge. If you'd rather not man the grill this Fourth of July weekend, here's a round-up of five ways to get festive--while letting someone else will do the cooking-- ... More >>
As another week comes to a close, we've gathered some news about things that are just getting started. Here's a look at what's happening around town.
Lincoln Heights opened on Monday in Prospect Heights. From the owners of Park Slope's Al Di Là comes a casual cafe where customers can get coffee and pastries as well as charcuterie, organic pork chops, and dry cured sausage. Regulars of Bar Corvo around the corner may recognize some of the flavors ... More >>
The borough is where it's at
You already know about the beignet-like puffs at Dumont's little doughnut counter in Williamsburg (I like the ones tossed about in ginger-spiked sugar), and the excellent, warm cake rings at 606 R&D in Prospect Heights. The Doughnuttery, a month-old shop in Chelsea Market, is also set up with a dou ... More >>
The New York City Health Department yesterday renewed a recommendation to gay men who've had sex with a man they met via-a digital "app": get a meningitis vaccine.In the last 12 months, there have been a total of 11 cases of meningitis within the City's gay community, two of which were diagnosed wit ... More >>
The ramen ride
A couple hundred people sat quietly on wet astro-turf watching a movie in a dark park about a man and his community's fight to keep an arena out of their neighborhood. A few blocks over, thousands of people waited eagerly under shimmering lights to see Brooklyn's favorite rapper baptize that arena ... More >>
It's homey for your homeys in Prospect Heights
[See More Good Stuff: What Should I Do with This Lamb Head? | Trying To Beat the Heat? Check Out Korean Naeng Myun | Photos: The New Amsterdam Market's Dairy Fair] Forget everything you thought you knew about what you wanted for brunch. No more gloggy, room-temperature eggs benedict or sugar stuff ... More >>
The homemade tofu at Hibino Tanya T asks: I'm just hearing about Brooklyn restaurant week. Can you give me some recommendations maybe a little off the beaten track that won't be mobbed?
A bank robber has recently hit two Capital One branches in Brooklyn, and cops want your help finding him. The New York Police Department says the suspected perp (pictured here), walked into the Williamsburg bank, at 185 Broadway, around 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 29. He demanded cash and then fled o ... More >>
How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>
Or anything else in his new, jukebox-free restaurant
Bacon cheeseburger at Prospect Heights' Dean Street In honor of National Hamburger Day (why so close to Christmas, meat-masters?), we here present the 11 burgers that stuck most in our minds. And we promise they taste as good as they look.
Jenna A. asks: Does any place in New York serve fry bread? Dear Jenna: The Thanksgiving holiday does seem like a good time to enjoy fry bread, the rather fattening (but tasty!) Native American treat made by submerging leavened dough into oil until golden brown, and then drizzled with honey or other ... More >>
A slurp through three new ramen joints
Hot Bird may be the perfect neighborhood bar. It has great beer and whiskey selections, good music, and a big outdoor space where you can often find someone grilling sausages. In fact, the only discernible problem is that everyone seems to agree it's the perfect bar and, despite its location on a ra ... More >>
No blarney, but a great burger in Prospect Heights
It's inevitable with all the traffic in this city that once in a while, a baby's going to be born in a cab. And so it happened last night at 7:30 p.m., as Even Sweeney tried to make it from Prospect Heights to Roosevelt Hospital, giving birth in the back of a livery cab on West 51st and Seven ... More >>
Seamus Mullen fans can book a 12-night Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, where he'll be guest cheffing in May. [AOL Travel News] Chef de cuisine Jamison Blankenship and executive sous chef David Koon are leaving Morimoto to open a ramen shop in Prospect Heights. [Eater] David ... More >>
kriegerscience.wordpress.comLauren S. asks: What do you eat at home the most when you really want a good dinner? Dear Lauren: Good question, I don't think I've ever been asked that before. Like every home cook, I have a repertoire of can't-miss dishes, nearly all of them formulated after ha ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Tribeca mainstay, Columbine, is closing after 13 years of operation. Owner Barbara Stratton is planning to relocate nearby. [Tribeca Trib via Grub Street] The Corner on the Upper West S ... More >>
citylifeeats.comBlue Marble's Attlantic Avenue storeAlthough Blue Marble has had its share of good fortune since it opened in 2007, its owners are losing their flagship store on Atlantic Avenue in the wake of their landlord's decision to almost double the rent to $3,500 a month. But Brooklyn ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Sabores Autenticos de Mexico: Authentic Mexican Soups Mesa Coyocan Thursday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. At this three-course soup cooking class and tasting, there will def ... More >>
Cafe Madeline/FacebookGutted deli today, French Art Deco coffeehouse tomorrow.Having made their mark on Prospect Heights with full eggs, strawberry toast, and sheep station pie, the Australian owners of Milk Bar are planning to open Cafe Madeline in Ditmas Park.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>
Revenge: best served cold.Assami Semde may have foiled the would-be thieves who tried to steal his pizza earlier this month, but not all restaurant delivery workers are so lucky. And so in response to a recent rise in violent incidents, City Councilwoman Letitia James and Brooklyn District At ... More >>
PepsiCo has pledged to cut sodium levels in its products and is hoping a new "designer" salt will help them do so. The new salt could reduce sodium by 25 percent in the company's Lay's Classic potato chips, and even more so in flavors like Sour Cream & Onion. [Wall Street Journal] Despite Ja ... More >>
Recent Brown University graduate Erinn Phelan, 22, who was hired in June as a coordinator for Mayor Bloomberg's NYC Civic Corps initiative, has been identified as one of the victims in an early-morning hit-and-run accident in Prospect Heights. Police sources tell the News that Phelan, who was ... More >>
Goods hopes to deliver the goods soon.Prospect Heights residents have for several months been awaiting the opening of Goods at 115 Underhill, a specialty foods market and cafe that has been taunting passersby with its promise of "grocery, food, and drink" since the fall. According to co-owner ... More >>
nypress.comGive at the bar.The Washington Commons may not be a destination bar for anyone outside of Prospect Heights, but it's a go-to for the locals. And it, too, wants to help Haitians in need of aid following last week's devastating earthquake.
Get your bubbly in Brooklyn this New Year's Eve.What was once a bullet-proof-glass-type liquor store on Atlantic Avenue is now a proper wine shop. Atlantic Cellars opened this month at the corner of Grand Avenue on the Clinton Hill/Prospect Heights border. It stocks a selection of wines from ... More >>
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing. [AP] Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>
nolandgrab.orgFreddy'sFreddy's, the Prospect Heights watering hole we recently named one of Our 10 Best Brooklyn Bars, has for the past few years been dealing with the threat of destruction courtesy of Bruce Ratner's proposed Atlantic Yards Project. This Sunday, Freddy's staff and supporters ... More >>
An inferno in Greenpoint highlights a drop in the number of fire investigators
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