Brooklyn

FR Investigates: What's Up With This $6 Million Coal-Fired Pizza Oven?

Grimaldi's lawsuit spotlights a hot topic in pizza
May 15, 2014 8:30 am
Photo: Creative Commons

Grimaldi’s, the famed Brooklyn pizzeria and tourist magnet, built its reputation on whole pies baked in an old coal-brick oven — a distinctive style of cooking that the restaurant proudly advertises in its signage and online. That same oven is now the subject of a legal fight between the current owner and former landlord of the illustrious pizza joint.

How A Pro Baker Makes Soft German Pretzels, Presented As 3 Animated Gifs

Runner & Stone's Peter Endriss shows us the moves
May 6, 2014 10:00 am

Dinner at Brooklyn bakery-restaurant Runner & Stone means sitting down to a farm-inspired feast from executive chef Chris Pizzulli. But there is another reason to hightail it to Brooklyn: the glorious breads made by Pizzulli’s business partner, civil engineer-turned-Per Se alum, Peter Endriss. Soft, salty-sweet pretzels, tawny-hued and glazed, are among the treasures he crafts — we caught up with Endriss to find out how he makes them. Read on and scroll down to check out the pretzel .gifs!

Rolling Raw: How 6 Cultures Serve A Unique Version Of Tartare Around New York City

Thai, Korean, Ethiopian, Labanese, Nepalese takes
Apr 30, 2014 10:00 am

The story goes that steak tartare has its origins in medieval times when Tartars would shred raw meat – some say horse flesh – with a knife. The history of the classic dish may be unclear, but one thing is for sure. Many cultures, from Africa to the Middle East and Asia, have a hankering for raw meat. Here are five of our favorites from around the world and where to find them in New York City.

Ample Hills Creamery Owner Brian Smith Is The Most Popular Dad At School

Ice cream shop's co-founder talks all things frozen
Apr 28, 2014 10:30 am

Brian Smith didn’t exactly take a conventional route to making some of the country’s best ice cream. But more than three years after opening – a process he called “terrifying” – Smith is running Brooklyn’s most beloved ice cream shop, Ample Hills Creamery. We sat down with him to talk homemade ice cream, crazy flavors and what it’s like for him to (may)be the most popular parent at his children’s school. Read on.

Brooklyn Bowl's World-Famous Fried Chicken Recipe, Right Here

Which celebs keep coming back for BB's chicken?
Apr 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Adam Kane Macchia

Everyone from Kanye West to Guns N' Roses has taken the stage at Williamsburg's Brooklyn Bowl, but it's the venue's comfort-food style menu that Eater.com called "epic." The must-have item is the fried chicken, which chef Michael Psilakis said was "the best crispy, crunchy, yummy fried chicken I've had in my life."

Art

Once You Pop Art: Check Out An Organ And Chandelier Made Entirely With Pringles

Chip art is taken to the next level here
Apr 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Once you start building, you can’t stop. No, that’s not exactly the slogan of the ever-addictive Pringles crisps. But that’s exactly what a group of Brooklyn artists did during a competition presented by Pringles and Gawker Media inviting anyone to share a sketch or photo of what they would create if they had unlimited access to Pringles crisps and cans.

Brooklyn Band Great Good Fine OK's Video Redefines The Sexy Sandwich

Lunchtime gets super-messy. It's really beautiful.
Apr 16, 2014 10:00 am
Great Good Fine OK you're the one for me

Who's the one for you? It's a simple question we've all asked ourselves at one point or another, but Brooklyn duo Great Good Fine OK suggests it's the one who makes you the best sandwich. Watch this music video and try to argue with that.

Marco's Chef Danny Amend, Die-Hard San Francisco Giants Fan

He forgives Barry Bonds for basically everything
Apr 9, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Morgan Ione

Danny Amend’s career has spanned stints at some of the nation’s most respected kitchens, including The French Laundry, Per Se, Essex House and Alain Ducasse’s MiX in Las Vegas. He stopped by our Baseball Test Kitchen to talk about his beloved San Francisco Giants. Unlike many of his childhood heroes, however, Amend didn’t bend any rules to get to where he is today. But that doesn’t stop him from talking about his love for Barry Bonds. So much love.

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