Prepping for St. Patrick's Day? While the city gets ready to paint the town green, there are plenty of other activities to occupy your time. From pasta specials to chef training programs, here's what's happening this week.
NYC Beer Week is nearly upon us, and the festival calendar continues to fill with amazing offerings around the city. From February 21 to March 2 New York will be the home to an international crowd of beer lovers, who will be celebrating the craft at tap takeovers, tastings, and beer-paired dinners. ... More >>
While the excitement of underground dinners has come and gone for some, others are just getting in on the game. Last week, three friends orchestrated a five-course meal paired with New York beers in a cozy, whitewashed living room. On the third floor of a Brooklyn walkup, the hosts ushered in guests ... More >>
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (175 Kent Avenue, 347-599-0556) turns out innovative scoop after innovative scoop, but we've become particularly enamored of the seasonal special sundaes. This past summer, the shop offered a cornbread sundae with blueberries and bacon whipped cream. Now there's a pair of th ... More >>
While the city decides on Tuesday who'll be the Big Apple's boss post-Bloomberg, there are equally important choices at hand. Namely, where to cozy up for an evening now that the cold weather has hit. Here's a look at a few places that are leaving the light on for you with a variety of warm events.
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 >>
Now that the shock of school starting--and the return of college students--has worn off, isn't it about time you returned to your normal routine? We hope that includes going out at least one night this week, possibly to one of these unique events:
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 >>
As with just about any holiday we celebrate, we're preparing for the anniversary of America's birth by contemplating what we'll eat and drink. And while our plans normally include some variation on grilled meat and beer, we decided to garner a little inspiration from New York City's chefs this year, ... More >>
Spirited Depression-era tales from the master
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 >>
A bright yellow crane stuck out against the Williamsburg waterfront on Tuesday morning as it installed three 25-foot-long fermenters in the Brooklyn Brewery on North 12th Street. This week marks the third and final phase in the Brooklyn beer company's expansion plan that was announced in February 2 ... More >>
Tom Shillue takes his show to Brooklyn
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The locavoric folks behind Egg open a new Williamsburg spot
Celebrate World Water Week (March 19-25) by participating in the UNICEF Tap Project. Restaurants this week will ask customers to donate $1 or more for the tap water they drink while dining, and donate all proceeds to the program. Here's a list of participating restaurants. Monday: The American Ins ... More >>
Drink for the good. What better reason can you have for drinking on a Friday afternoon than helping those in need? Housing Works Used Bookstore Café does more than just assist homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. It also throws a pretty mean happy hour.
If you thought you'd heard the last of Four Loko, were you ever wrong. After removing caffeine from the recipe last year, Four Loko's makers have agreed to change the label to read, "This can has as much alcohol as 4 regular (12 oz. 5 percent alc/vol) beers." That should do the trick. [FOX Ne ... More >>
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 >>
Love beer so much you want to lather with it? Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with a Williamsburg soapsmith to make artisanal beer soap. [Brooklyn Paper] The Cuba Libre is more than just a "rum and Coke." Add bitters, a splash of gin, and Key lime juice or Meyer lemon juice to kick yours up a ... More >>
Williamsburg gets itself another good barbecue joint
This is what spectacular brisket looks like. This week, Counter Culture drives the old Chevy pickup to Williamsburg's new Oklahoma-style barbecue, Mable's Smokehouse. That makes three great bbq's in the neighborhood (the others: Fette Sau and Fatty 'Cue).
Rebecca MarxA few days after we remarked upon the flowers bedecking its facade, Souvlaki GR has opened to the public.
You've probably heard that a number of Coney Island boardwalk businesses -- including iconic spots like Ruby's bar -- have lost their licenses. And this probably, if you're anything like us, makes you sad. Thor Equities has apparently given Ruby's just two weeks to vacate, according to Patell ... More >>
Why are people protesting Williamsburg's famed Brooklyn Brewery for contributing to the death of Coney Island when they have nothing to do with it? Because of the New York Times being totally wrong, is why!
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 >>
About a month ago, Rebecca interviewed 3rd Ward co-owner Jason Goodman about Goods, the vintage trailer kitchen/outdoor cafe that he was planning for a Williamsburg vacant lot. Now word has come that Goods is open for business.
Robert SietsemaPies 'n' Thighs will represent this Sunday.Williamsburg and Greenpoint will promote neighborhood culinary pride and try to raise money for a local community center this Sunday, May 16, with Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, a grazing event featuring many of the neighborhoods' rest ... More >>
India pale ales evolved from British pale ales in the early 1800s -- merchants needed a beer that would not spoil on the long journey from England to India. A brewer named George Hodgson figured out that if you made a stronger beer, with more alcohol, hops, and malt, the beer would not only ... More >>
When we got the idea to do Our 10 Best Beers, little did we realize what a shark tank we were jumping into. While wine drinkers, cocktail swillers, and those that drink their spirits neat are a very vocal and cantankerous bunch, the vast majority of beer fanciers just sit back, foamy quaff i ... More >>
Friday Noted Björk collaborators the Dirty Projectors join 2008 Pazz & Jop winners TV on the Radio in Central Park Friday night to benefit this year's free Central Park SummerStage slate. Beware of projectile vomiting at Webster Hall; Chromeo's Dave 1 is DJing tonight. Trumpet virtuoso Ralph Ale ... More >>
Sometimes the only way to get to love is through a tragedy
Amateur cook-offs escalate to alcohol
A new Dutch study says that drinking up to half a glass of wine per day can help you live up to five years longer--if you're a man. More than half a glass and life expectancy starts to drop off again. [AP via Google] Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County is offering a $10,000-per-month gig to a wine ... More >>
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