There are many reasons New Yorkers have been opting to cross water and explore the streets of Brooklyn, but for food enthusiasts like us, it’s usually in search of delectable dishes and creative cocktails. Feeling a little thirsty on a recent fall Friday, we were hankering for an artfully made cocktail without all the hoop-jumping involved in visiting one of Manhattan’s premiere speakeasies. Instead, we hopped the F train into Cobble Hill to check out the highly revered Clover Club, a frontrunner in the Brooklyn mixology movement.
Brooklyn Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Coney Island to Brooklyn Heights is the new book from Author and Brooklyn native Sarah Zorn. Sarah is also the food editor for Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, the associate editor of RestaurantGirl.com, and a food critic for Brooklyn Industry magazine.
Her new book celebrates the cultural phenomenon that is Brooklyn and showcases the diverse and loved food scene that is part of Brooklyn's DNA. With 50 recipes from 50 of Brooklyn's best eatery, this book is a must have for any foodie.
Winter may not exactly scream garden season, but this may be the best season of all to visit the New York Botanical Garden.
Sunny days are perfect for walking down idyllic nature paths in the heart of the Bronx, enjoying natural treasues like waterfalls, enormous trees, and local plants.
But as the sun goes down and a breeze comes in, it's nice to have a cozy place to warm up!
For the first time, the New York Botanical Garden is hosting a pop-up seasonal eatery: The Holiday Dining Pavilion. Open since this past Saturday to coincide with the annual Holiday Train Show, this tented area features an inventive menu at a variety of food stations that pay homage to New York street food.
If holiday shopping has you going crazy this year then we have a simple solution for you... chocolate! It makes the perfect holiday gift, especially for those on your list with a sweet tooth. So to make your holiday shopping a bit easier, we've picked out a few of our favorite chocolate treats this year to stuff in stockings and put under trees (and stuff in your mouth as well).
Price: $12 per container
These petite cubed bonbons make a perfect holiday gift- already wrapped in ribbon. These delectable morsels, stuffed with ganache and praline filling, will keep any chocolate lover smiling.
Getting a kid to eat his vegetables has been parents' battle cry for generations. It's a war where one would think the parents have the tactical advantage (like size, the ability to manipulate sliverware, bribing, punishing), but infants and toddlers have proven valiant in resisting their opponents' efforts. There may be a new development that could bring both sides together on this issue: Patatina and her citrus friends. The brainchild of Sabine Cassel, the mother of French actor Vincent Cassel and the former food editor of Elle, Cassel has written an e-book for children about called "Patatina and the Citrus". Patatina, a potato, learns more about a family of citrus neighbors. The e-book includes healthy recipes that are easy to understand and follow, and document the many fine qualities of Patatina's citrus gang which correlate with the benefits of healthy foods. With interactive features, bright colors, and a pleasing storyline, kids will learn about fruits and veggies in a way that doesn't force them to bend to anyone's will.
Are you the type of person that puts sriracha on your eggs every morning? Do you overload your pizza slices with red chili flakes, to the point where the cheese beneath it is difficult to spot with the naked eye? Do you go out of your way to order items on a take-out menu that has 1-3 chili peppers next to it? Look no further, because this collection of spicy herbs is for you. The Liquor and Heat line, brought to you by the innovative spice company Tongue Spank, is sure to quell all of your spice-craving needs.
One of the best things about the change of seasons is, of course, the change in beverages. You'd be hardpressed to find someone who doesn't enjoy a steamy hot chocolate on a cold winter night, but we're looking to go a little bit harder than that here. With the recent explosion in craft brewing here in the states, every brewery, from the most micro to the international conglomorates, are trying their hand at creating the perfect seasonal drink. One of America's most enjoyed brewsmiths, Burlington, Vermont-based Magic Hat, has upped the ante in recent years, expanding their selection from the well-known #9 "Not Quite Pale Ale," and two other year-rounds, "Circus Boy Hefeweizen" and "Single Chair Ale Pilsner", to also include libations for every season. Magic Hat was kind enough to send out a sampler of a few bottles on this year's menu, including the Humdinger Series Graupel wheat wine ale, heart of Darkness stout, and G-Thing! ginger spice ale.
Greenwich Village, NY – On a one-way ticket from Spain, 100 Montaditos brings the montadito (tapa-sized sandwich) across the Atlantic and makes its official debut this Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 176 Bleecker Street. Replacing the 56-year old Pizza Box, the space is modern yet classic, with a large granite bar, cherry red walls, and décor unique to Cadiz, a city from the South of Spain. With 100 traditional sandwich fillings such as Serrano ham, Spanish Tortilla and Queso Manchego, and an average price of $1.00-2.50, the menu here is big on variety but small in price.
Greek restaurants aren't often described as elegant. Perhaps Greek dining evokes images of hand-painted scenes of Athens, scents of meat roasting on a spit, and a rowdy family reminiscent of Dancing Zorba's in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Of course, these stereotypes can't be applied to all Greek eateries, but there are plenty in NYC that match the former description.
Enter Nerai: a spacious, chic Greek restaurant that defies any and all presumptions about regional dining (Midtown included). Walk between the sheer white curtains, dancing from the high ceilings like low-hanging clouds on a beach, and sit at a table with soft cushions roped to benches, as if you're about to relax on a luxurious yacht. And it's pretty smooth sailing from here.
Devotion Spirits, Inc. is proud to announce that they are the first and only brand in the world to receive approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to have "Gluten Free" and "No Sugar Added" labels on their new line of gluten free and sugar free vodkas.
With the increase in gluten sensitivity, many Americans are finding themselves needing to change their diet. But gluten is not only found in foods that we consume it is also found in certain beverages. If you are currently in the market for gluten free alcohol you may be coming up short in your search. Now with Devotion's new line of gluten and sugar free vodkas, everyone can enjoy guiltless drinks!