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      It’s Not So Much How the Next Big Small Brand Tastes, But What Big Means to Them

      Last night we had the luck to have dinner at Roman’s in Fort Greene (whose spicy brick chicken is just as cult-creating as the bird at Marlow & Sons, perhaps because they share the same owners) with Fernando Music and Fran Gaitanaros–the smart and forward-thinking owners of The Rooster Design Group–less than an hour after the winner of their third Next Big Small Brand contest was announced at the public event at BAM.

      Our Request for Best Food Songs Contest Winners, and Their Edible (a Bodum Grill!) Booty

      Drum roll, please. Here are the four winners of our recent contest for best food songs. For best “song-about-food” nomination from our Brooklyn entrants, we agree with Rodney Bedsole that “Green Onions” by Booker T and the MGs is the coolest, hippest food song ever. (Plus the Times just did a whole feature on Booker T’s new solo projects this past weekend!) “Just try to listen to it without tapping your toes or feeling your body start to groove with the rhythm,” says Bedsole.