A Beer Bar in Williamsburg's Duane Reade; Devi's Suvir Saran: AIDS Activist

How does a chain win over a hip Brooklyn neighborhood? The Duane Reade on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg has a beer bar that offers growlers of local brews. [NY Times]

Some chefs, like us, have small apartment kitchens. Then there's Lidia Bastianich, with her large, white cooking haven. She likes an "unfussy" palette, and minimum clutter. [Wall Street Journal]

Suvir Saran, the New Delhi-born executive chef of Dévi, talks to Anderson Cooper about his AIDS/HIV activism. [CNN]

The dead of winter is the best time to see the Tavern on the Green, which sits empty with nothing but a slow trickle of tourists and a scattering of food trucks outside. [NY Times]

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