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.

Brooklyn’s Best Dinner Reservation? A Seat at the Friday Night Pilgrims’ Kitchen Table

We’re still a little groggy after the New Year’s holiday, so apologies we didn’t bring this great Daily News story and video on The Friday Night Pilgrims to your attention more quickly. Led by none other than the honorable judge Mike Pesce–whose homemade limoncello we covered in our current issue–the self-proclaimed Pilgrims are a group of bold-faced Brooklyn names (a few judges, council member, an assemblywoman, for example, plus yours truly on the night the Daily News came by) that get together to cook a multi-multi-multi course feast in a ground floor brownstone kitchen on one of Cobble Hill’s most lovely residential stretches.