Local Heroes

Announcing our Annual “Local Heroes;” Red Hook Businesses Sweep 4 of 5 Categories

A few months back we asked you to tell us about your favorite Edible-minded businesses–the farmer who raises the most perfect ruby radishes and pastured pigs; the chef who rocks not just the kitchen but a sense of community; the non-profit that’s changing the way people eat in parts of the borough that need it most; the cheesemonger with a heart of gold and even better Gouda. You talked to us–especially those of you who live in Red Hook, and at last, we have the results. We can’t offer these folks much more than our respect and our eternal gratitude–and maybe a listing in the magazine–but we hope you’ll take the chance to get to know all of them a little better. To that end, below are the winners of the 2012 Edible Brooklyn Local Hero Awards:

Pie Crust is the 99%: At Brooklyn Kitchen, the Rolling Pin is a 19th C. NYPD Nightstick

Every once in awhile comes along an article that uses food as a lens into city history, food culture and just a damn good story. So that’s why we were pleased to see this excellent piece in the Times by Vincent Mallozzi. (Hell, we were actually green with envy over the scoop.) It’s about the 23-inch rolling pin owned–and very much used–by Harry Rosenblum, who owns The Brooklyn Kitchen at 100 Frost Street in Williamsburg.