If You’re Smoking Barbecue At Home, Wood Is The Essential Ingredient

Acacia to walnut, these logs make the best smoke
May 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Joe Carroll effectively jump-started the barbecue boom in Brooklyn with the opening of his Williamsburg restaurant, Fette Sau, in 2007. In his new book, Feeding the Fire, Carroll dishes up various techniques for making excellent fire-cooked meats at home none more important than choosing the right kind of wood. Here is an excerpt.

Photos From Last Night’s Food Republic + Finger On The Pulse Brooklyn BBQ Blowout

A night of fish tacos, beer and whiskey
May 13, 2015 12:44 pm

The popular Brooklyn BBQ Blowout is back for another season, and Food Republic is happy to partner with the team for a fourth year. Last night, the year’s first event took place at Good Company in Williamsburg, featuring Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co., who served up grilled fish tacos with fresh-made tortilla chips and Gustavo’s salsa. The next BBQ Blowout, featuring Sarah Simmons from NYC hot spot Birds & Bubbles, is on Tuesday, June 9, at Good Company.

Brooklyn: Food Republic + Finger On The Pulse BBQ Blowout Is On May 12

Come hang out with us and some BBQ!
May 6, 2015 2:30 pm

‘Tis the season for BBQ! The popular Brooklyn BBQ Blowout is back for another season, and Food Republic is honored to partner with the team for a fourth year. As a refresher, the event is hosted by our dudes at Finger on the Pulse and features guest chefs, guest DJs and quality beer (in various quantities). On the evening of Tuesday, May 12, the year’s first event is at Good Company in Williamsburg. Read on for a full lineup and more details.

Design Details, Episode 1: Take Root In Brooklyn

Ceramic wall planters help brighten a small space
May 6, 2015 10:00 am

Welcome to Design Details, Food Republic’s new video series that takes us inside restaurants and asks key players about the elements that create the look and feel of a given space. First up is Take Root, where co-owner Anna Hieronimus transformed a tiny dining room into an elegant counterpoint to the cooking and presentation of her wife, chef Elise Kornack....

Chef Rob Newton On His Food Discoveries In China’s Yunnan Province

The Brooklyn chef even found Southern-food staples
May 4, 2015 2:00 pm

Rob Newton is chef-owner of Brooklyn’s Nightingale 9 and Wilma Jean. The chef recently visited China, where he traveled all over the country in search of inspiration and, well, food! He wrote in to Food Republic about his experience in the Yunnan Province. Turns out the Chinese province has quite a few similarities to the American South. 

The Iconic Martini, Made Two Ways

A new take on the purest of American cocktails
May 1, 2015 1:00 pm

Dry, wet, dirty, stirred, shaken, gin, vodka, olives, onions or twist: The martini may be the most subjective of cocktails amongst patrons, and most feel that their preference is the only way the drink should be enjoyed. Iconic as it may be, I’ve personally never found the original especially compelling, which is why it’s refreshing to see a variation that features its gin backbone while also adding a unique blend of modifiers to bring out the best of the spirit’s flavor.

A Chocolate Think Tank Grows in Brooklyn

Cocoa specialists get their moment in the sun
Apr 27, 2015 10:00 am

Last week, bakers, pâtissierschocolatiers and confectioners from around the world took over a few blocks in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood for what was christened a “chocolate think tank.” Some of pastry’s biggest stars showed up for the two-day event, which was orchestrated to help kick off the opening of the new École Valrhona. Chefs gathered to share ideas, gawk at their idols, network, and get inspired by their colleagues’ sweet creations. The sugar rush was contagious.

Meet The IPA Specialists At Other Half, Brooklyn’s Hottest Brewery

These guys know their hops, when they can find them
Apr 23, 2015 11:00 am

Other Half Brewing has been getting a lot of love lately for its hoppy yet approachable IPAs, as well as for its decision to put them into tallboys. Very Brooklyn. Writer Chantal Martineau checks out the popular brewery, meets the brewers and gets to the root of their hop-heavy approach.


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