With Sandy’s winds and surges gone, St. John Frizell, owner of Red Hook’s much beloved cafe and bar Fort Defiance, must contend with the buckets (gallons? tons? How does one quantify a flooded room?) of water left in the basement.
“In dark moments—and there were a lot of dark moments—I would calculate how many cappuccinos I needed to sell to pay off, say, the plumber. The number was always in the tens of thousands.” So reads an often-hilarious piece in the new issue of Gourmet Live by St. John Frizell on his decision to quit his food mag marketing gig to eventually open a restaurant.
To understand the irregular business hours and general ad hoc nature of the Red Hook restaurant Philly Pinoy, as well as its reason for…
That old saw cautions not to judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to our hot-off-the presses cookbook, go right ahead.
Keep a copy in your suitcase, and wherever life takes you, it will point you to superlative suds.
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Evermore Pet Food makes sure your dog is fed as well as you are.
Adventures in catching, and safely eating, fish from the East River.
Devour an egg cream. History (and your tastebuds) will thank you.
If your current quaffs include that limited edition Lambrusco and the new rosé from Long Island’s Croteaux, chances are you live in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn artisans are creating bitters that are joining cocktails worldwide.
Like skinny jeans and TOMS shoes, horchata is hot. The ageold pearl-hued beverage-rice, roots or nuts soaked in water or milk, then sweetened, spiced…