Dish no. 64: The Black Chocolate Stout Float at The Chocolate Room (269 Court Street, Cobble Hill, 718-246-2600)
Looking to extend the weekend festivities? Check out a rare beer tap takeover and a dinner party at the Guggenheim in this week's event line-up.
Toast a new Brooklyn landmark with Questlove
With Memorial Day behind us, the summer beer festival season can officially begin. Here are four great opportunities to kick off your hot-weather drinking, all taking place in the month of June.
Manhattan by Sail returned for the season a couple of weeks back, bringing a line-up of food- and drink-related events to the water. Owner Tom Berton bought the Shearwater 14 years ago -- and picked up the larger Clipper City along the way -- and he and his partners have been working to get locals a ... More >>
Pop-up restaurants are everywhere in this city, but rarely do they come with an ulterior motive like Design Taco (37 East 1st Street), happening this week on the Lower East Side: Drop by this makeshift taqueria before Friday, and you'll feast on Mexican food while you're schooled in various aspects ... More >>
It was a banner year for New York City at the James Beard Foundation Awards; several of our fellow city-dwellers took home prizes in categories that ranged from Outstanding Pastry Chef to the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here's your guide to the NYC-based winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award ... More >>
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 >>
This week's eclectic line-up of events includes war stories about the craft beer uprising and a unique Kiwi dinner to celebrate Anzac Day, a holiday in New Zealand and Australia.
In just a few short hours, we'll open the doors to our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, and you'll have the chance to sample the goods of more than 80 restaurants from around the boroughs. In the lead-up to the party, we've been previewing the dishes from our Choice Eats participants (see i ... 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.
A gathering of hopeless romantics
It's time to recover from the polar vortex -- by huddling up at the bar and ordering a shot of whiskey, of course. Go forth and find your cure at one of these spots: Here's a forecast full of drink specials.
The holidays are creeping in on us. And you know what else is? A freakish Christmas elf! Catch a screening of the 1989 B-movie Elves at Spectacle Theater. But before that let's figure out what films are actually doing to our brains at ArtLab's Film and the Unconscious.
We officially ring in autumn this weekend, which means it's time to start indulging your seasonal obsessions like apple picking, scarves, and decorative gourds. It also means that the market is flooded with pumpkin-infused everything, and if you've already gotten your fill of lattes (we wouldn't bla ... More >>
How hard can Brooklyn laugh at itself? We'll find out this week, when the first ever Brooklyn Comedy Festival takes over the borough's most unintentionally ridiculous neighborhood: Williamsburg! It's where everyone dresses like a trendy clown, so it's fertile ground for comedy. Here are our picks fo ... More >>
If you're stressed about the summer being half over, lean back in that office chair--or on that yoga ball--and relax. There are plenty of upcoming opportunities to live it up while the sun is out. Here's a look at events that should erase post-weekend blues:
Another week has come to a close, and July is flying by. You could head to the beach and get sand in your shoes, but why not slow it down and take a look at this weekend's top events? Might be good reason to stay in the city.
Beer is a longstanding July 4 tradition, and an ice cold brew sounds especially good in this hot and sticky weather. You have lots of options when it comes to stocking your cooler, so we tracked down Joe Tracy, cellar manager of Brooklyn's craft beer mecca Bierkraft, who gave us his top five picks f ... More >>
It's been over two years since international ramen empire Ippudo first announced it would open a second New York City location on West 51st Street in the former home of French restaurant René Pujol, and after seemingly endless construction delays, the spot's finally pulled the paper off the windows ... More >>
Rogue Ales makes one, and so do Brooklyn Brewery and Harpoon. In fact, it's hard to find a fashion-forward beer factory that hasn't made its own version of chocolate stout recently. Some ramp up the excitement by making double chocolate stouts and black chocolate stouts. But what is it? Chocolate st ... 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]
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
Guy Fieri is bringing his "Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders" to Times Square and tells the New York Post that he has something to prove to those with misconceptions about TV chefs: "Look, I'm not Mario Batali, I'm not Bobby Flay -- there's only one of those cats. I'm not trying to be something that I ... More >>
After announcing 40 brewers a couple weeks ago, Brooklyn Pour has added its second round of brewers, bringing the total so far to 60, already breaking last year's total. The event takes place on Saturday, October 6th, and you can find tickets at the Brooklyn Pour website.
[See More Events: BLT Cooking Class, Iron Chef Contestant Menu | Drink the City] Fellow beerheads, take heed! The Village Voice's second annual beer festival Brooklyn Pour has announced 40 of the 100-plus craft brewers at the event, which takes place on Saturday, October 6 at Skylight One Hanson. P ... More >>
We love free food. This Saturday, Cooking Channel will be hosting a free tasting and meet-and-greet with Baron Ambrosia and Eden Grinshpan on Saturday on behalf of the channel's 2nd birthday. They will be featuring a selection of foods including buffalo wings, grilled squash quesadillas, pulled po ... More >>
Fuel up before your next ride
Hear Padma Lakshmi and Amanda Hesser discuss gender roles in the kitchen at the 92 Y on April 9 at 8:15 p.m. Adam Gopnik will moderate. Tickets are $29. Pair beer with East and West Coast oysters at Brooklyn Brewery on April 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Mark Bittm ... More >>
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.
Thomas Barris Like many, Thomas Barris first learned about beer in college. Unlike many, Barris' education wasn't confined to frathouses and rubber funnels: He took some time away from school to travel Europe, where he learned about the Continent's cuisine and drink. There, he also got gigs o ... More >>
Salsa free-for-all at the Bell House
Landfelddt / FlickrBottoms up!While there is no greater craft beer event this autumn than the Village Voice's own Brooklyn Pour, beer geeks should get pumped for New York City's fourth annual Craft Beer Week, occurring from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25. With almost 100 bars a ... More >>
A table setting awaits the largest of gamblers in this display inside the Showboat casino. This weekend, I had the pleasure of representing the Village Voice for the second year in a row at the Food Network's annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. Here are some snapshots of that event ... More >>
Williamsburg gets itself another good barbecue joint
The name says it all.Columbia Waterfront is home to a new venue for beer and, eventually, live music. MikNic Lounge, as the name suggests, is the brainchild of Miki Mosman, the manager at Barramundi, and Nicki Humphrey, a veteran bartender at Milano's Bar. The two soft opened the bar in Decem ... More >>
Matthew MacCartneyMatthew MacCartney is one of a growing list of sommeliers currently dabbling in cocktails. As the head wine guy at Colicchio & Sons and its bar, the Tap Room, he also designed the list of mixed drinks. Now, guess which one he finds more fun? (The answer might surprise you.) ... More >>
Take one down, pass it around
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:
Blowing off steam at Louis 649 after too much jigger science.Behind the various cocktail bars he tends, Frank Cisneros mixes drinks that require precious attention. He calculates ingredients such as saffron-infused syrup, rare bitters, and caramelized demerara sugar with jiggers of spirits li ... 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! Summer Blow-out BBQ Hope Lounge July 29, 7-11 p.m. Join Sam Mason of Tailor for a Summer Blow-out BBQ this Wednesday at Hope Lounge. There'll be $5 plates of me ... More >>
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