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Northside’s culinary celeb-studded Tasty Awards is in excellent company this year. Instead of going it alone at the end of the month, the ceremony is setting the stage on Friday September 8th, kicking off three days’ worth of symposiums, workshops and all-star barbecuing at Taste Talks. The awards ceremony will honor the people, restaurants and organizations that are determining where, what, how and why we eat. Headlined by none other than beloved Canadian chef...
In early July, we were really excited to learn that the Forrest Triangle, a cut of land on the East Williamsburg/Bushwick border and former home to the Flushing Farms cafe, would soon be home to a new eatery and bar courtesy of the folks at 983 Bushwick's Living Room. And now, after months of anticipation, the new spot is finally (kind of) open.  Forrest Point, as they're calling it, quietly opened this past weekend, according...
Photos by Rory Gunderson Chul Kim had never worked in a restaurant. He had, however, just walked away from a decade working in the Financial District. “I just one day felt like I hadn’t made anything,” he said. “I was trying to figure out what to do with myself, and my two interests came down to food and drinking.” And thus, Dokebi—the Williamsburg joint famous for its Korean tacos—was born. We drove around Brooklyn and...
Mark Stewart, better known as Stew, won a Tony in 2008 for Passing Strange, a semi-autobiographical musical about coming of age while traveling in Europe, which he wrote and performed with his collaborator and now ex-girlfriend Heidi Rodewald. Stew and Rodewald are currently working on a new cycle of songs, and in January released, as Stew & The Negro Problem, a new album called Making It, which deals in part with their break-up (and...

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