The May issue of Bon Appetit features a rather fawning article by Brett Martin on the Brooklyn food scene, particularly in the so-precious-it-hurts Williamsburg neighborhood. You probably don't need to read it. But if you want the general gist, we've done the work for you.
Not surprisingly, the article doesn't contain much information about actual food; [...]
The New York Times' Diner's Journal blog invited readers to submit questions to Oliver Schwaner-Albright, author of that article on how Brooklyn has "become an incubator for a culinary-minded generation."
Some of the questions aren't pretty: highly critical, ironic, indignant, and at times, angry. Some rightly so. (There's reasoned response to the haters as well.) Herein [...]
Currently on display at the City Reliquary in Brooklyn, NY, is the show Over Spilt Milk: The Fight for Fair Price & Fair Profit in Depression Era New York.
The exhibition, by the NY Food Museum, tells the story of New York’s Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative through pamphlets, broadsides, and vintage milk cartons from the 1930s, even [...]
Gothamist reports that Terrace Bagels in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, was shut down by the Health Department for vermin infestation: "An estimated 40 rat droppings and approximately 170 mice droppings were found in five different areas of the establishment, including food storage areas in the basement and kitchen."
Our eyes lit up on Monday when OTBKB posted a picture of a jogging banana in Prospect Park. Likened to a Bigfoot sighting, most would assume this was a bizarre, one-time prank. But whoah, some enterprising people got up super-early Sunday morning in 18 degree weather and actually caught up with Shawn Shawn, aka the [...]
Roots Cafe's website claims "You’ve never tasted finer coffee! Never!" That's a tall claim in any context, but given that they're serving the celebrated Stumptown coffee from Portland, Oregon, we couldn't help but go check it out. We tried the drip and an Americano, and here is our verdict: Holy f-cking sh-t. Words can't ever [...]
Martha Friedman, "Waffle," foam, urethane resin, aluminum, paint, 85 x 78 inches, 2008.
Opened last week in Brooklyn's Metrotech Center is Trapdoor, a group show put on by the Public Art Fund. The standout piece is Martha Friedman's Waffle, a seven-foot-tall "waffle" that's either melting or taking shape, emerging from the pool of syrup on the [...]
From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s photo archive comes the “Gowanus Canal Children’s Garden, 1920." [via]