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A wise friend of mine once said that “if bodega breakfast sandwiches aren't in your top 5 reasons for loving New York, then we are just on different wavelengths.” We can’t help but agree with this sentiment, though we also think there are many delicious beyond-the-bodega takes on the staple to ignore. We’ve taken on this task before, but are so dedicated to the cause of breakfast and the abundance of delicious sandwiches in...
After all of the precious spring and summer hours wasted cooped up in apartments, huddled in airless offices, or trapped inside of the grim bowels of the subway, there’s nothing we won’t do—and nowhere we won’t go—in order to spend just a tiny bit of time basking in the great outdoors. Which means, we inevitably all wind up at same small handful of backyard-blessed Brooklyn bars, tussling over the rare spare stool or bench,...
Those cans of Natty Ice/PBR/Bud Light from your bodega's fridge maybe be about to get a whole lot more expensive, thanks to a huge merger between two of the city's three biggest beer distributors. Manhattan Beer Distributors and Phoenix Beehive Beverages are joining forces, which has lead a coalition of 13,000 bodegas and some 100 trade groups to petition the Justice Department to stop the merger. Why? Because the two companies combined control 80...
While I was planning a recent whirlwind, beer-soaked trip to Berlin, almost everyone I spoke to said the same thing: “Oh, you’ll love staying in Kreuzberg—it’s the Brooklyn of Berlin.” Kreuzberg is a well known West Berlin immigrant hub, with busy, winding streets full of beautiful old apartment buildings, Turkish falafel and Doner Kebab, young hipsters and ex-pat artists who seem completely immune to the Capitalist grind and many, many fantastic-looking bars—the place to...

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