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As opposed to, say, Italian or Mexican or Chinese, few of us think to add Irish fare to our regular dining rotation. But considering some of the major cornerstones of the cuisine are sausages, fried potatoes and crocks of slow-braised meat, simmered in Guinness-spiked gravy or sauced in melted cheese or both, why the heck are we limiting our consumption to St. Patrick’s Day alone? Here are just a few Brooklyn dishes bound to...
It’s a funny thing about breakfast—we’re told time and again that it’s the most important meal of the day, and yet, it’s the only one where it’s actually entirely acceptable to eat muffins, scones and sticky buns (i.e., cake, cake, and cake). So maybe our moms, teachers and doctors are merely advising us against Pop-Tarts, or those crappy, plastic-wrapped danishes sold at the counter of corner delis, and recommending we jump-start our day with...
Yesterday, news started circulating that Cammareri Bros, which has operated in Brooklyn under different incarnations for the past 92 years (and also made a memorable appearance in Moonstruck), had filed for bankruptcy. It's a pretty significant loss for film buffs, Cher fans, prolific bread eaters, or just anyone with a healthy appreciation for local history. But it's also by no means any kind of death knell for Brooklyn's beloved, old-school bakeries, which still seem to...

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