One of the country’s most beloved food writers is Brooklyn-born, -bred and -based.
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.
The Forrest Gump cocktail from Nick and Toni’s Cafe features Brooklyn’s own Cacao Prieto Cacao Rum, which we wrote about in Edible Brooklyn. It goes down easy with some Valentine’s chocolate, just saying…
Weather Up is exactly the kind of bar you want to hole up in while the blizzard rages. Between the soft yellow lighting and sublime drinks, you’ll be warm from the belly out.
This cocktail calls for beet kvass, a slightly fizzy, naturally fermented drink from the Old World. Find it at Zabar’s made by Brooklyn-based company The Gefelteria.
It was a holiday with friends, without any family drama or long journeys through airports and time zones at last week’s How To Holiday at the Brooklyn Brewery where a team of experts schooled us on the art of holiday hosting.
With summer just two days away, temperatures are rising and so is our thirst. What better way to beat the heat than a cold beer? In our Edible Guide, you’ll find links to over 20 beer bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn where you can grab a draft, a can or a bottle of your favorite brew.
Over lunch today–which was, ironically enough, a Chicago-style hot dog at Bark Hot Dogs on Bergen Street–we got the following email from our copyeditor, Doug Adrianson, who was also eating lunch far, far away in California. “Coast to Coast,” was the subject line, and here were its contents…