As we barrel ahead toward Christmas Day (that’s a vinegar joke, get it?) we’d just like to add one more item to the list of extremely last-minute gift ideas we presented on Monday. That would be a lovely glass bottle of the malt vinegar made with a real vinegar mother and Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale by the owners of The Brooklyn Kitchen.
It’s sweet and tart with a bit of almost chocolately malty goodness –it’s practically drinkable, if you are vinegar-lovers like we are–and the 8-ounce bottle above is just $7.99 at the shop, which can be found at 100 Frost Street at the corner of Meeker Avenue.
Should that not strike you as a perfect gift for your favorite food-eater, there are other vinegars to buy in bulk, or we might also recommend a trio of sausages or a jar of pork rillette from the Meat Hook butcher counter in the back, or perhaps a fancy new cast iron skillet from the kitchenwares section up front, or maybe even a bag of “dark” Kay & Ray’s by Gibbles potato chips fried in lard in Pennsylvania Dutch country, which, as you might’ve guessed, go damn well with that vinegar.