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hOmE’s Haslegrave brothers have gotten a lot of credit for helping to shape Brooklyn’s restaurant design identity—from Ramona’s gorgeous expanse of copper pipe and marble to the cavernous, oak and antique-rich Paulie Gee’s. But the fact is, just as many of the borough’s most striking spaces can be attributed to the discerning eye (and equally capable hands) of American Construction League’s Matthew Maddy—a former journalist who provides conceptual design, architectural services, and specialty fabrication...
In general, we’re on board with the many amenities the 21st century has to offer, but once winter rolls around, the thought of slow roasting our food over live, open flames begins to sound awfully appealing. And while most Brooklyn apartments can’t accommodate fire pits, more and more restaurants (and we’re not just talking pizzerias) have begun structuring their menus around yawning, wood-burning ovens. So cuddle up this season with these rustic, smoke-kissed dishes. Photographs...
Held from September 8-14th this year, NYC Honey Week (the brainchild of urban agriculture trailblazers, Brooklyn Grange), celebrates the profound ecological significance of the honeybee, through apiary tours, beekeeping classes, honey-themed dinners and more. And it’s also an excellent time to take stock of the impact the magnificent elixir has on restaurant menus year-round, when showcased in a number of especially delicious, finger-licking dishes.  The Hellboy at Paulie Gee’s: Long before Clinton Hill newbie, Emily,...
St. Patrick’s Day is today, which means that it’s only a matter of time before we’re deluged with green beer, green bagels, and those seasonal, green-tinged “Shamrock Shakes” from McDonald’s. Shudder. Erin Go Blah. But if Brooklyn’s unflagging obsession with kale is any indication, it’s really entirely easy to go green during the convivial, Irish holiday without OD’ing on artificial flavors and dyes. So take a cue from the naturally celebratory fava bean guacamole at...

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