Coming to Williamsburg This Wednesday: Brooklyn’s First Food & Beverage Trade Show

This Wednesday nearly a hundred vendors will come together in South Williamsburg for the first ever food and beverage trade show in the borough of Kings (yippee! the list of participating vendors is basically the list of anyone in Brooklyn we’d ever want to interview about artisanal anything). With so many makers in one place–everything from kombucha, kimchi and jam to beef jerky and gin–the level of DIY deliciousness will be off the charts.

Take Root is Om…azing.

A tasting experience. A fancy 5-course meal. A moment to pause and focus on the beauty of a radish or the lushness of a pile of whipped brown butter as I spread it on a slice of housemade peasant bread. It’s hard to put Take Root into words, but suffice to say, it’s delicious.

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: Vinegar Hill House

On a nearly forgotten strip between the Navy Yard and DUMBO, amid the Greek Revival row houses and cobblestone, sits Vinegar Hill House. The cuisine is sometimes haute, sometimes down home Americana, but always outstanding.

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: Pacific Standard’s Wager Book

At Pacific Standard, the 5-year-old craft beer and sports bar on the Boerum Hill side of lower Fourth Avenue, even drunken bets are on. Thanks to the official Wager Book, now in its third iteration, patrons in all states of soberness (or not) can record their bets for posterity.


After a cancer scare, Jackie Summers quit his job in publishing and devoted his time to making and bottling sorel liqueur, a pink-hued drink he’d grown up on in Brooklyn. Sorel, which takes its name from the sorrel plant, is made by generations of Caribbean immigrants like Jack’s grandparents. But until Jack began bottling the stuff, folks outside the West Indian community had little access to the drink.