With an affinity for making lists (complete with check boxes), a history of smuggling goat cheese into college cafeterias and a never ending obsession to perfect her pie crust, it was only natural that Michaela Johnson would find her way into the position of planning and executing events for a food magazine.

    Union Market Opens in Manhattan

    Sure it’s technically only a few subway stops away, but sometimes for Manhattanites, it seems like Brooklyn might as well be located in Connecticut or New Jersey. Now, at long last, our friends across the river won’t even have to make the trek over here to enjoy Union Market, our borough’s beloved purveyor of all things delicious.

    How to Shake, Muddle & Stir in Photos

    Last week, in the latest installment in our How To series at the Brooklyn Brewery, we set out to teach an audience of curious New Yorkers How to Shake, Muddle and Stir…cocktails, that is. If you missed out on the cocktail lessons (and awesome eats from Food Freaks Grilled Cheese), check out the slideshow for a glimpse of the fun.

    Meet Your Maker in Photos

    We’re still coming down from our Eat Drink Local Week buzz (Without the ingredients of the week, what will we eat??) and reminiscing about our favorite events. For one of them–Meet Your Maker–we teamed up with the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery and NY Distilling Co. for behind-the-scenes tours of their facilities and learned how some of our favorite local beer, wine and spirits are made.

    The Great Pinch Tail, Suck Head in Photos

    Crawfish, mudbugs, crawdads, yabbies–whatever you call them, we stuffed ourselves full of the little guys at the Great Pinch Tail, Suck Head event last week. We teamed up with the Brooklyn Brewery and the guys from The Food Experiments for an old-fashioned–and seriously awesome–crawfish boil.

    Brooklyn Uncorked in Photos

    At this month’s sixth annual Brooklyn Uncorked, over 700 wine and food enthusiasts flooded the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank–a spectacular building with soaring ceilings that’s better known as Skylight One Hanson–to nibble and sip the various food and wine offerings from over 60 vendors.

    Good Dairy In Photos

    Last week local cheesemongers, milk purveyors, ice cream makers and butter churners took over the giant white space–fitting for a dairy-filled evening–at The Openhouse Gallery in Soho. From the sweet to the savory, the endless samples reminded us why we love all things dairy.