Food blogger and author Cathy Erway, right. Photo via Cathy Erway
Living in Brooklyn often means having at least a little more space than our Manhattan-dwelling peers — but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to set out a holiday spread for 30. Or even a sit-down dinner for eight. But whatever space you’ve got, there’s always room for a party.
Here are some expert tips for entertaining in any square footage. (more…)
Brooklyn Brewery has been a seed in Brooklyn’s transformation from lesser outer borough to branded urban mecca, and now company co-founder Steve Hindy will be speaking at St. Francis College about his hard-wrought success with the business. (more…)
Park Slope’s 5th Avenue is getting a new seasonal American restaurant with a wood-fired oven at its center, a Brownstoner reader has told us. We initially thought it would be the high-end, custom-built Stefano Ferrara oven used by the space’s previous tenant, the pizza spot Brooklyn Central, which closed last summer. But a representative for the restaurant told Brownstoner there is a new one, also custom-built, on its way. (more…)
The goal of Williamsburg’s new Museum of Food and Drink — the first of its kind in New York — is to exist at the “intersection of important and awesome,” Executive Director Peter Kim told the crowd at the museum’s official opening and ribbon-cutting on Wednesday morning.
A walk through the museum’s interactive first exhibition, Flavor: Making It and Faking It, quickly proved that it’s already succeeding. (more…)
Allison and Matt Robicelli, lifelong Brooklynites known for their creative cupcakes (chicken and waffles, anyone?) and Cronut-level novelties like Nutellasagna, are closing up their Bay Ridge shop and moving their family to Baltimore. (more…)
Despite its location in one of Brooklyn’s fancy-food meccas, the Museum of Food and Drink, which opens in Williamsburg on October 28, has ambitions far beyond the local crowd that loves artisanal everything. In fact, Executive Director Peter Kim says it’s quite the contrary.
“It’s really not about just celebrating food, ’cause you can do that at a food festival or a restaurant,” Kim told Brownstoner. “We’re trying to take people into extremely important stories and provide rigorously researched objective information in a way that’s fun and accessible.”
Some of those stories are addressed in the museum’s first exhibit, Flavor: Making It and Faking It, an interactive exhibit that explores the $25 billion flavor industry. And down the line Kim hopes to address issues of food justice, digestion, and other aspects of eating and drinking that we may not think about constantly but affect us on a daily basis. (more…)
Brooklyn is one of the country’s premiere food destinations, but only four of the borough’s restaurants made Zagat’s just-announced list of top 50 New York City restaurants for 2016. Zagat has long been the definitive consumer guide to dining in New York City and beyond. (more…)