Brooklyn's Hometown Bar-B-Que gets a lot of love for its Texas-quality beef rib. But for a taste of something uniquely New York, try the jerk baby back ribs. Pitmaster Billy Durney, a Brooklyn native, says the recipe is inspired by the aromas he encountered growing up on the edge of a Caribbean immigrant community that often grilled meat outside on grate-covered shopping carts. Watch him whip up a fresh rack right here.
Much like your average booze-fueled night of revelry, the annual Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans is usually recalled in a series of blurry flashbacks and questionable recollections. Sometimes, it takes a few days to sort through it all. This year was no different. Here's what we remember.
Big City pitmasters relish the no-rules atmosphere
Jul 22, 2014 9:00 am
Since the opening of Blue Smoke in 2002, New York City has made tremendous strides toward shedding its historical reputation as a barbecue backwater. We're talking about authentic barbecue, mind you, the kind that's slow-cooked over real smoldering wood. Not grilled or baked in some conventional gas oven, with possibly a dash of the pit master poseur's notorious cheat: liquid smoke. But, only recently has the quality of New York 'cue risen to such a level that it merits even a mention in the national conversation. Chris Shott takes a close look at the New 'Cue York.
It was only a matter of time before someone corralled all the sriracha-addicted dance fiends into an electronic music and spicy food festival. Bonus points for sticking it squarely in San Jose, CA, home of caterers extraordinaire Moveable Feast. You can try to have a better time this Labor Day Weekend at the beach or whatever, but with scores of California talent, TONS of food stands and three epic stages, you're better off at the 1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival, or ESF.
The duo behind Brooklyn bakeshop Ovenly has released a teaser video that gives you a little taste of their upcoming book, which is set to be released in the fall. It's fun, warm, super creative, cupcake serious. We expect no less from the book.
Guide for eating, coffee, classes, edible shopping
Jul 21, 2014 9:00 am
In the second installment of our two-part Brooklyn lovefest, we are dishing up the borough’s southern half. From Dumbo’s cinematic cobblestones to the farthest reaches of Red Hook, South Brooklyn claims some of New York City’s best restaurants, bars and culinary attractions. As with all destination guides, this compilation is but the tip of the hand-carved iceberg (we're talking about Brookyn, after all). Consider these our top picks for eating very, very well, South Brooklyn-style.
10 star chefs cook a feast in scenic Hudson Valley
Jul 18, 2014 9:00 am
An impressive group of irrepressible chefs — including Sean Brock, Jamie Bissonette and April Bloomfield — are sharpening their knives in preparation for the Northern Chefs Alliance's upcoming "Play With Fire" benefit dinner on Aug. 17. Ten chefs from the U.S. and Canada will prepare a bountiful feast at Fish & Game Farm in Claverack, NY, featuring five open fire pits and whole spit-roasted meats from local family farms. Get your tickets here.
The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail begins today, Wednesday, July 16, and runs through Sunday, July 20 in New Orleans. Known as the world’s premier global education event for the bartender community, Tales features seminars, dinners, competitions, tasting rooms and new product launches. We’ve embedded a live video feed from the day’s first seminar: “Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Shark Attacks”.