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Running the length of the room, an expansive table is set as if for The Last Supper. Although in addition to bread and wine, it’s arrayed with quinoa salad, faux gras and quiche, and instead of apostles, attendants are the pillars of Brooklyn’s dessert community--including delegates from Blue Marble, The Good Batch, Megpies, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Baked, Granola Lab, Whimsy and Spice, Raaka Chocolate, Salty Road, Liddabit Sweets and Bien Cuit, and--holding court...
Elaine memorably decried cinnamon as the “lesser babka” on a classic Seinfeld episode; and ordinarily, we would wholeheartedly agree with her. But when it comes to a duo of Jewish pastry-studded ice creams, recently released by Brooklyn’s own Ample Hills, both are categorically created equal. In collaboration with our favorite beer bar/gourmet goods shop/soigné spuds slinger—Mekelburg’s—which contributed loaves of their Clinton Hill-baked babka to the cause, and where the pints are being exclusively sold, Ample Hills...
Did you go to the beach this weekend? I hope so. The weather was a peach; the food—at Riis Park Beach Bazaar anyway—was filled with fish tacos and Ample Hills ice cream; the live entertainment played an outstanding cover of legendary South Bronx post punk band, ESG; and, last but not least, there was ping pong. Yes, everyone’s favorite childhood basement entertainment was brought above ground and to the board walk. But if you...
Ever since the Rockaways was renovated back in 2011 to include a series of star-studded concession stands such as Rippers (a collab between The Meat Hook and Roberta’s) and Motorboat & the Big Banana (a since-defunct fish shack courtesy of Vinegar Hill House), beaches across the outer-rim of the outer-boroughs have transformed into legit culinary hubs, angling to take advantage of the sun and sand-worshiping crowds. So pack a bathing suit, a towel, and...

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