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Jillian Mojica

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Jillian Mojica is a private chef, dance instructor, and lover of food with a lot to say. She’s originally from Brentwood, Long Island and has lived in NYC for the past ten and a half years. Moving to Brooklyn five years ago, she fell in love and has called it home ever since. You can catch her on the internets talking about food, life, sex, dance and whatever pops into her head.
Ask any vegan you know, and if they’re honest they’ll tell you that a lot of vegan food sucks. Not because plant-based food is naturally bland, but because most restaurants don’t care about vegans. As I’ve played with transitioning animal-based foods out of my diet, I’ve gotten a small taste of how bitter the struggle for good vegan food can be. I’ve also enjoyed the sweet success of finding flavorful and delicious vegan food,...
PHOTOGRAPHY Zach Gross There’s just 30 seconds on the clock. The music is pumping. The crowd is roaring. All-star ballers match up, about to face off...but first they stop to pass their jackets to their parents, in preparation to show off their shooting skills. This was the scene, Downtown Brooklyn, at City Point for their BKLYN All-Stars Shoot Out event last night for All-Star Weekend, hosted by our Editor-in-Chief, Yahdon Israel. Kids big and small...
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandria Taveras Regardless of where you find yourself on the love-hate continuum of Valentine’s Day, we might all be able to agree that love in its simplest and most genuine forms is one of the most beautiful things to admire when we get a chance to see it. I recently had the pleasure to do just that on my visit to the Li-Lac Chocolates factory and store in Industry City in Sunset Park. Here’s how...
On the corner of Graham and McKibbin is Eastwick, a fusion restaurant, that combines Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes with New American cuisine. At first glance, Eastwick reminded me of lots of other restaurants that I’ve seen pop up since I moved to Brooklyn from Washington Heights five years ago. The large windows, distressed wooden accents, and minimalistic signage, while beautiful, had me ready for some gentrified, hipster bullshit. Where cultural authenticity is presented...

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