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Tyler Wetherall

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Summer may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late for some al fresco feasting. Here we bring you the best places in Brooklyn to picnic in style and the provisioners who should be packing your knapsack. You’re welcome. Brooklyn Bridge Park & Sahadi’s (187 Atlantic Avenue) Picnic Basket: Hummus | Baba ghanoush | Stuffed vine leaves | Tabbouleh | Greek salad | Fried cauliflower | Falafel | Pita bread | Pistachio baklava | Fruit...
The Reverend shuffles on stage bare foot, bearded, and resplendent in a paisley kaftan embroidered with glittering thread, a leather vest, and a white wide-brimmed hat. The hat remains in place throughout the rhapsodic head shaking to come. He places a glass of whiskey on the floor by the piano and begins to play, his fingers fervently crossing the keys, and within minutes the crowd—previously retiring and shy as befitting a Monday night—are dancing,...
Amongst Brooklyn’s famed bars, Sunny’s has achieved almost mythic status: a magical den of bluegrass and whisky, hidden down by the harbor in Red Hook, where long nights roll into pink-hued mornings looking over cobblestone streets, as the last of the musicians leave for the night, their instruments tucked under their arm and a skip in their step. But while many of the bar’s disciples recognize its charismatic namesake—the late Antonio “Sunny” Balzano, with his...

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