Brooklyn

Take Root's Elise Kornack Challenges Convention, And Herself, At Every Turn

One of NYC's youngest, most artful chefs speaks out
Feb 5, 2015 9:00 am

At 28, Elise Kornack has done the unthinkable, creating a small restaurant that affords her time off to be with family and friends while still being important enough to win her restaurant, Take Root, fame and even a Michelin star. Here, the outspoken young chef talks about her unusual career track and why she left Manhattan's hottest kitchens to go it alone on a quiet Brooklyn street.

Ample Hills Celebrates The Super Bowl With Coffee, Cream Pie Flavors. They Ship!

Seahawks and Patriots flavors on offer this week
Jan 26, 2015 2:00 pm

Ample Hills Creamery is a popular Brooklyn ice cream shop that churns out a rotating menu of 24 small-batch, all-natural flavors featuring local, organic sweet and savory ingredients. While we'll always be biased towards the shops’ signature salted crack caramel flavor, we were pretty psyched to hear about two new options on offer for Super Bowl week. Check 'em out.

Black Tea And Rum: Providence Punch Recipe

This drink is suited for morning and evening hours
Jan 23, 2015 2:00 pm

Punch, as we know it, has five primary elements — alcohol, citrus, sugar, water and tea/spice — and since the 1600s, this delightful balance of flavors has been difficult to surpass. Similarly the daiquiri, with its trilogy of rum, lime and sugar, can be one of the most satiating and enticing drinks imaginable, when crafted by the right hand.

New York Barbecue Is Coming To Los Angeles

So Cal sandwich chain enlists Brooklyn pitmaster
Nov 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Mendocino Farms announced this week that it will be opening its own dedicated smokehouse facility in Los Angeles. And, which renowned pitmaster did the company choose to bring in as a consultant on the project? Not some dude in bib overalls from any of the usual BBQ hotspots. It's the guy with the fancy watch and suede Pumas: Brooklyn's own Billy Durney.

Go Hard: 15 Reasons Brooklyn Is Hotter Than Ever

BK guides, interviews, videos, recipes and more
Nov 13, 2014 2:00 pm

"[Insert city name here] is the new Brooklyn" has (sadly) become one of the most commonly used phrases in writing about up-and-coming areas around the country. Want to know what's not in the discussion to be crowned "the new Brooklyn?" Well, for starters, how about — um — Brooklyn? We've dug into our archives and present 15 of our favorite Brooklyn stories. Scroll through to find dining and drinking guides, interviews, venue profiles and local recipes.

20 Major Restaurant Openings Around The United States This Winter

The major openings to look out for this season
Nov 5, 2014 9:01 am

It’s admittedly an imperfect science to write about a restaurant in preview form. The business of building restaurants is messy, and oftentimes vague. And as we transition from fall to winter, some of the openings we wrote about in our many fall previews are still in the oven, if you will. And on top of that, new projects with winter openings have been announced. Here are 20.

Building A Better Tonic: Q Brand Creator Jordan Silbert Says Good Gin Deserves It

How sticky teeth inspired a superior new mixer
Oct 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Twelve years after some "lousy tonic water" left a nasty taste in his mouth, inspiring him to come up with something better, Jordan Silbert's independent Q label is among the most prominent players in the growing artisanal soda category. “It’s only going to get better and better,” he says. “It’s a good thing for people to have options.”

You Travel, You Eat: 8 City Guides To Eating, Drinking, Shopping And Staying

Guides to Austin, Nola, Philly, Brooklyn and more!
Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am

What about all the stress involved in planning trips? That's where we come in. We've assembled eight of our popular "You Travel, You Eat" columns, which highlight the best spots to eat, drink, caffeinate, shop and stay in some of the country's most vibrant cities. Basically, all that remains to do now is booking the actual flight. We also threw in our guide to Bangkok, Thailand. You know, for those who really need to get out of town for awhile. 

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