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How many notable local food and drink businesses can you pack into a Boar’s Head distribution facility? According to the Fourth Annual Taste of Bushwick festival, four dozen and counting. Once again, by showcasing the area’s small batch bakers, microbrewers and, yes, Michelin-starred chefs, the event convincingly chronicled the neighborhood’s steady culinary rise. And through a series of standout dishes, the following participants definitely did the ‘Wick proud. Guadalupe Inn: The Knickerbocker newcomer didn’t require individual...
Having arguably overtaken Williamsburg as North Brooklyn’s most formidable food hub (where else can you find Pakistani barbecue, movie theatre/bar/restaurants and coffee shops-turned-10 course prix fixe supper clubs?) it only stands to reason that Bushwick should have a tasting event of its own, Taste of Bushwick. Here are just a few edible highlights from last night’s al fresco affair, which officially have us fearing an impending L-train shut down. Montana’s Trail House/Twin Sun’s Deli Manning adjoining...
If you can get the Easter bunny out of your head, there’s good reason to make rabbit a regular part of your diet. Not only is it more easily digestible, as well as lower in cholesterol, calories, and fat than most other proteins, but rabbits—which notoriously reproduce in epic numbers in the spring—have a much smaller carbon footprint than cows and pigs, maturing quickly and requiring little in the way of food (they’re mostly...
While most restaurants nowadays chafe at being cubby-holed (quick, name a recently opened Brooklyn eatery that’s unequivocally French, Italian, or Chinese), the 10-month-old Maite in Bushwick is particularly tough to pin down. Is it Basque? The name (translated to “loved one”) indicates as much, as do the sagardotegi-style interiors—all honeyed, heavy wood and grand chandeliers—further emphasized by an admirable selection of cider. But instead of cod omelets, you’re more likely to find palm-sized empanadas...

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