Williamsburg

FROM OUR RECIPE ARCHIVES: The White Manhattan

After all the holiday feasting and feting, who couldn’t use a little pick-me-up to get through the work week? Here’s a cocktail from the folks at Kings County Distillery and Marlow & Sons restaurant in Williamsburg that’s just right for our we’d-rather-be-baking-cookies-than-sitting-at-this-desk mood.

Sweet Strawberry Granola Goodness=Last Minute Valentine’s Gift, or Tomorrow’s Breakfast

We’ve been geeking out on Spatzi’s Granola for a few weeks now, and not just because they Put a Bird On It! (Thanks, Portlandia.) The stuff is hand-made in Brooklyn from organic oats and other seeds and nuts and fruits, and comes in brown paper sacks at shops like Depanneur at the corner of Wythe Avenue and N. Third in Williamsburg. If you’re still scoping out a Valentine’s day gift we’d be plenty pleased with a bag of the Eat Your Heart Out Blend above ($8.25), whose sweet strawberry scent drew us from across the room. (For more anatomical heart gifts made in the borough, by the way, there’s also SugarBuilt Cookies’ V-Day line.)

Mast Bros. is Now Both Bean to Bar and Sack to Satchel

In case you missed it the first time around, this week NY1 is airing a repeat of one of our current favorite Edible segments: The one on the beautiful new 3,000 square-foot bean-to-bar factory built by Mast Brothers Chocolates right on N. Third Street in Williamsburg. Last year we covered Rick and Michael Mast as they sailed to the Dominican Republic for cacao collection, but this story is on their homebase. If you haven’t taken one of their tours (Thursday through Sunday at 4:30 pm) or been to the really lovely new tasting room (where a new pastry chef makes cookies, cakes, brittle, truffles and other constantly tweaked concoctions) we urge you to make the trip to the Northside. Or just watch us take ours right here.