The incredible holiday displays start going up the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Italian immigrants brought new ingredients to Brooklyn—and the American diet.
We first took one of Myra Alperson’s food tours nearly a decade ago–we spent a day snacking around Astoria, in Queens–and were instantly impressed by her knowledge of city eats and streets. Alperson puts out a great printed newsletter of her finds called NoshNews (which would make a great last-minute gift) and also gives guided walk-about tours called Noshwalks of the city’s most interesting food neighborhoods.
The fruit of Italian immigrant labor does grow in Brooklyn, and for once we’re not talking about Sicilian-slice joints or a Dyker Heights pasticceria….
An old-school Bay Ridge liquor store gets a new lease on life.
I rendezvous with Ed Levine, New York City’s most respected nosh guide, at Floyd Bennet Field, where he’s developing a Brooklyn food hall of…