With a slight chill in the air, fall is fast approaching. So break out a scarf and check out a few of this weekend's best food events.
With the last few weeks of summer upon us, the pressures to plan a coastal getaway are as rampant as ever. But when funds and scheduling keep the bay at bay, a quick and close escape on the water is as good as any. Fortunately, Kelli Farwell and Sue Walsh had both adventure and convenience in mind w ... More >>
Situated on Spring Street in west SoHo, The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street, 212-431-9750) would be a rare gem in any city: It's a reliable bar with interesting people, good food, and a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Oh yeah, and it's also one of the oldest drinking establishments in the city, but th ... More >>
Now that the sun's out, it's time to break out the bike and start exploring. Here are a few destinations you might want to wind up at after a long ride.
A beer festival that offers dozens of different brews from local producers? That's a good thing. Throw in the fact that a local charity benefits from all the imbibing and suddenly it's a great thing. The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest, held Friday night at Studio Square (35-37 36th Street, Long Island Ci ... More >>
Spring is here! Are you anxious about your body yet? Another winter of layers, sweaters, and other paunch-hiding garments has flown by. But now the weather is warming up, and disgusting skinny people are flaunting their tight bods and friendly metabolisms. Our advice? Don't try to compete. Wear som ... More >>
Will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb this year? Whatever animal we're riding into spring, it's making us hungry for a few food events. Here are several happening this weekend.
Valentine's Day is stressful, and all the coordination, expectation, and overall hub-bub often put a damper on things. And right now, if you've yet to make a plan for the evening (or are in need of a back-up), you're likely feeling panic creep in. We got you. Here is a list of great V-Day events aro ... More >>
A gathering of hopeless romantics
We New Yorkers pride ourselves on pickles, but if you're only trying the cucumber kind then you're missing half the party. Luckily, the city has a lot more to offer than just your standard half sour or dill. Feeling adventurous? The recently announced Good Food Awards finalists are the perfect place ... More >>
Brooklyn's gastro-theater hosts its first-ever shorts fest
Like the perfect song tugging at our heart strings during a pivotal scene, food plays an integral role in our enjoyment of a movie. From old school drive-ins to a $15 bucket of buttery popcorn, the right bite at the right moment helps make a movie more enjoyable. And Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolit ... More >>
We're less than two weeks out from the Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, which descends on Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, 718-783-5437) in Fort Greene October 12. Our VIP tickets are sold out--but there are a few more general admission slots available, and today brings more info that should t ... More >>
Have you purchased your ticket for our Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, going down on October 12 at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene? Get on it: VIP tickets--which get you early access to brews plus admission to a private lounge--are nearly sold out, and general admission tickets are going quick ... More >>
Expressing exactly how much the Japanese love beer is not easy, even if their reputation for drinking the stuff is not as established as the Belgians with their beer monks and centuries of brewing history, the Germans with their claim on the world's oldest brewery and Oktoberfest, or the Americans w ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we put up a list of the top 10 breweries in NYC(-ish). But beers are not the only alcohol brewing in New York. The distilling world is also on the rise after a shift in New York distilling laws in 2002 when the passage of a law allowing farm distillery licenses helped begin to resto ... More >>
Be swept away by the coolest poets today
For much of the last decade, when New Yorkers were rediscovering the borough to the east of Manhattan, you could spot a Brooklyn restaurant by its reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and refurbished interiors, all flourishes that highlighted the DIY-nature of the Brooklyn lifestyle (or, at the very least ... More >>
The weekend is almost here, and if you're looking forward to spending quality time with dad on Sunday, check out the roundup of offbeat food-related Father's Day activities we posted yesterday. If you're weekend isn't revolving around celebrating Dad--or if he's game for non-Father's Day-related out ... More >>
Turn your recipe into dollars
Monday, February 11 Guest Chef Series at Aldea Chef George Mendes brings John Shields and Scott Anderson to Aldea for a six-course meal highlighting winter ingredients. For $145 a person, which includes wine pairings, diners will taste two dishes from each chef. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. 31 W. 17th ... More >>
A candlelit brew Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery Style: Double IPA Serving style: Draft Location: Beloved Cost: $6 ABV: 9.0 percent [See More: Getting Drunk in the Rain in the Catskills | Great Lakes Burning River]
Last week we, the people, demanded that the president release the recipes for his White House home brews -- the beers he enjoys so much, he is carrying some along the campaign trail. How did the White House respond? By making adorable beer puns and sharing the recipes, at last: With public excitem ... More >>
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The James Beard Foundation has released a list of semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in various chef and restaurant categories. The nominees will be narrowed down on March 19, but in the meantime, check out which New York restaurants and bars have made it this far.
Suckers w/Devin, Writer Knitting Factory Saturday, February 4 Better than: Shoving people over to grab a seat on the L on a Saturday night. Before Suckers took the Knitting Factory stage on Saturday, the audience segregated itself, seemingly by age. The youth enjoyed the opening acts, using ... More >>
Salsa free-for-all at the Bell House
The craft beer movement, once the province of homebrewers and so-called "beer nerds," has become so mainstream that you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar in New York City that doesn't have at least Brooklyn Lager on tap. But where do you go when you want to find the absolute best brews in the ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Coco, a Japanese restaurant in Williamsburg, has shuttered. [Eater] The Burger Heaven location on Madison between 54th and 55th Street ... More >>
Herr Doug DarwinOK, so maybe we're feeling a little beery these days, what with Craft Beer Week on its way. That, and a new beer garden opening, like, every other week. We caught up with Doug Darwin, from Loreley, the new-wave German beer hall that started it all. Darwin has been with Loreley ... More >>
When d.b.a. owner Ray Deter died earlier this month from injuries he sustained in a bike accident, he left behind a wife, two sons, and countless friends. Next Monday, some of them are holding a benefit in his memory.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Bastille Day Bouchon Bakery Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Thomas Keller invites you to celebrate Bastille Day with his take on French-boulangerie fare and music by ... More >>
The place to be for avocado groupies
Earlier today, Brooklyn Brewery began a new era in its two-plus decades of existence with the opening of its new brewhouse. The facility, which cost $8 million, will allow the brewery to increase its yearly production from 12,000 barrels to 120,000, which works out to about 40,320,000 bottles ... More >>
Everybody knows that today is Valentine's Day. But did you know that it's also Mayor Bloomberg's birthday? Today he is 69 (Hey you, in the back of the class, what's so funny?). We contacted his press office to find out what 'ol Mikey will be doing, but they never got back to us. Don't worry, ... More >>
GothamistDark, woody, and sort of like Brooklyn, sort of not. Last Thursday night, the newly opened Brooklyneer welcomed a boisterous crowd of Manhattanites and Brooklynites alike. Some ventured in from Film Forum across the street, while others trudged in after a grueling day of work. While ... More >>
Tabla may be closing on Dec. 30, but it's treating its remaining two-and-a-half months as a party rather than a funeral. This evening there will be a perfectly-timed Indian Summer Patio Party: from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be $5 drinks including cocktails, beer, and wine, free hors d'oeuv ... 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 >>
The crowd at the last Pool Party of the summer, 2009. Photo by Sam HorineSo why did one of the most powerful senators in the United States intervene to save a free concert series in Brooklyn? Writes Ben Sisario in the New York Times:
Keith WagstaffFeelin' lucky?Last Friday, the underpass under the Manhattan Bridge was swarming with hungry people at the Lucky Rice Festival's Night Market. Stands from Momofuku Milk Bar, An Choi, Umi Nom, and 23 others were handing out free samples as well as selling goodies on the side. Cel ... More >>
A trip to the swanky new Brooklyn Bowl with everyone's favorite art-rock brother-sister act