New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
photo by Ben KilgustConor McCormack with founders Brian Leventhal (left) and John Stires (right).Just a few blocks from Brooklyn Brewery is -- wait for it -- Brooklyn Winery. Or rather, Brooklyn Winery Urban Winery Winemaking Center. The bespoke winery is the brainchild of Brian Leventhal a ... More >>
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! Herring Festival Aquavit June 14-19 & 21-26 Jewish delis aren't the only one who get excited about herring this time of year. Aquavit's annual Herring Festival ... More >>
Regional slurs, as promised!
It's Friday afternoon. And these are the best posts of the week: We ranked Our 10 Best Food Shops. Corona's Abarrotera Central offers one-stop shopping for Halloween. Scottish food importer Andrew Hamilton is making haggis for Highlands. This week, g-u-t-b-o-m-b was spelled okonomiyaki at May Ch ... More >>
Sonoma chefs Josh Silvers and Jeff Mall of Syrah Bistro and Zin Restaurant, respectively, have teamed up on a cookbook for Rodney Strong Vineyards that highlights Sonoma-style cuisine, entitled Down Home: Downtown. Silvers provides the downtown, while Mall contributes the down home recipes. T ... More >>
The mockumentary Corked! was screened at the Sonoma Film Festival earlier this year and will be shown in San Jose next week. There are plans to screen it in San Francisco and other cities around the world, including a possible New York screening, but no dates have been set as yet. "We're talking ... More >>
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15.This week in 'What to B,' we head to one of New York's classic BYO ... More >>
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 >>
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