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“A dud article from Breitbart reaches more people than all the books we've talked about combined,” lamented LA Kauffman, gesturing to the dozens of pulp-and-spine texts recommended to the audience at the morning panel of Sunday's Brooklyn Book Festival. Kauffman unearthed the slinking undercurrent of the day: What do books matter in the age of fake news and impending fascism? It was hardly an auspicious opening to the festival's eleventh annual celebration of the vital...
When Dana Cowin sat down with Dan Barber for a "Fireside Chat" at Taste Talks Brooklyn—a sister festival to both Northside Festival and Brooklyn Magazine—on Saturday, she acknowledged that a talk about the chef's work to make food more sustainable and less wasteful food have been too dark. Instead, the former Food & Wine editor declared that she would push the Blue Hill chef toward the sunshine—and he was more than happy to oblige. "Environmentalism asks...
While the tiny, tricky-to-access Columbia Waterfront District may have supported some of the borough’s longest-running establishments (centenarian Ferdinandos, 15-year-old Alma, 12-year-old Petite Crevette), and convinced patrons to walk a mile from the nearest subway to wait two hours for vinegar cocktails and fish sauce wings, the neighborhood is anything but a sure bet for restaurants. TV infamy wasn’t enough to buoy Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen, and though Andy Ricker may be the beneficiary of...
The Tilda All Day team may have gone through an acrimonious divorce, but they haven’t called it quits with Clinton Hill. And for diners determined to take a neutral stance, there is ample incentive to support both sides. Otway walked away with the sun-soaked corner space and original talent in the split, while Golda kept the essential concept—an all-day café specializing in sumptuously plated egg dishes and intricate breakfast pastries. At the recently launched latter, owner...

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