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Earlier this month, we shared a list of ten restaurants and bars we can't wait to open their doors and at the top of our list was Berg'n, the forthcoming beer hall and food court from the folks behind Smorgasburg, whose opening had been delayed by three months. Well, no longer: Berg'n officially opens its doors at the end of August. According to Grub Street, the official opening date is Wednesday, August 27. And as many...
The maxim “you are what you eat” has always bothered us because, well, we don’t always have the best eating habits. Are we really all of our craziest midnight snacks? (Maybe!) But despite not fully believing that you can judge people by their diets, we still love finding out what other Brooklynites use for fuel. Maybe it’s just general foodie voyeurism (why else would all those food porn shots on Instagram get so many...
When a brewery becomes very successful, it seems like they can only go one of three routes. (1) The founders can categorically decide to keep things as they always were and stay small á la The Alchemist. (2) Said founders can decide to grow the company themselves. Or (3) they can hand the reigns over to a company better equipped to handle the arduous process. We've seen local examples of the latter two happen...
We're #1! We're #1! Well, technically, Garrett Oliver is #1. The legendary headbrewer at Brooklyn Brewery is now a James Beard Award winner in the "Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional" category. So, we thought we'd reach out to the longtime Brooklynite, who also happens to be celebrating 20 years at the helm of the borough's longest operating craft brewery. Here's what he had to say about the win: Well, we certainly partied "like it was 1999"...

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