Brooklyn

NYC: There Is Still A Month Left To Try the Mission Chinese Pop-Up

Danny Bowien's Brooklyn prix-fixe ride is worth it
Jul 25, 2014 10:00 am

Family-style: the simplicity of all ordering the same thing (though it’s not ideal for vegetarians), reaching into the bowl with chopsticks, the hungry grunting in chorus around the table — it all makes for festivity. That’s one thing that’s so attractive about the Mission Chinese pop-up going on now at Frankie’s 457 in Brooklyn. At first slated for one month, the dates were extended again and again, so you can enjoy the prix-fixe meal through August.

Video: Watch How Jerk Baby Back Ribs Get Made At Brooklyn's Hometown Bar-B-Que

Recipe is inspired by NYC's Caribbean community
Jul 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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.

How Barbecue Has Become New York City's Most Addictive Smoking Habit

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.

Please Watch The Ovenly Cookbook Teaser And Pretty Much Feel Better About Your Day

Brooklyn bakeshop is releasing something special
Jul 21, 2014 11:00 am

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. 

You Travel, You Eat: Where To Dine, Drink And Shop In South Brooklyn

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.

The Crusade Punch Recipe

A bowlful of American heritage to liven up a party
Jul 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Punches, which could be credited as being the Founding Fathers to the cocktails we know today, were an American fixture that kept us cool through warmer months some 200 years ago. When it comes to serving large groups, nothing compares to the ease of whipping up a boozy punch; it’s just a matter of knowing the right technique. An original crowd-pleasing recipe from Brooklyn's The Drink, after the jump.

You Travel, You Eat: North Brooklyn

Guide for eating, drinking, coffee, edible shopping
Jul 7, 2014 10:00 am

Lifelong New Yorkers and startlingly attractive European ex-pats brave the G, L and JMZ trains to taste the future in North Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Filled with warehouses, factories and Polish– and Italian-American community centers, these formerly industrial districts now launch global food trends, thanks to a constant influx of game-changing cooks, craftsmen and purveyors. Whether you’re craving innovative pizza, whimsical soul food or serious single-origin coffee, North Brooklyn never disappoints.

Third Base Cocktail Recipe

Proof cheekily-named cocktails can be a good thing
Jun 20, 2014 3:30 pm

Cocktails have never shied away from lewd or obnoxious names, and I might even consider ordering a Slippery Nipple, Screaming Orgasm or Bosom Caresser if they were even remotely palatable. The newly crafted Third Base at Brooklyn’s Extra Fancy disproves the stereotype of the morally repugnant cocktail genre, however. The recipe for the gin-based drink, after the jump.

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