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In this paradigmatic age of hyper-local eating and easy access to formerly exotic treats via your corner bodega, it can be difficult to focus on what actually makes certain foods feel season-specific. Because when tomatoes grace supermarket shelves in the depths of winter and lobster rolls can be found at local food trucks stationed far from the Maine coastline, a concept like summer food becomes about more than just the ingredients: It’s about the...
Lord knows, we never thought we’d see the day when Jewish food became cool. Growing up, it seemed as distant and improbable a possibility as Brooklyn itself becoming cool; an age when Sephardic or Askenazi delacies (when not prepared at home), were the exclusive purview of no-frills, track-lit places like Theresa’s (blintzes), Mrs. Stahl’s (knishes), and Mill Basin Delicatessan (chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, corned beef). But in the last five years or so, it’s...
Yesterday, we found out about the impending egg white shortage and, reader, we'll be honest—we didn't care at all. Like, not even one tiny little bit. The thing is, we were never swayed by the whole anti-yolk contingent to begin with, because we've always known that the secret to a good egg sandwich is runny yolk. (This also might be, like, the secret to the universe, but we digress.) However, it did get us thinking a...
Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus When it comes to genuinely useful date ideas, is there anyone more trustworthy than an actual couple? Lifestyle advice is all well and good, but it’s always best coming from the people who’ve actually dealt with the waitstaff at a given place, mentally catalogued the spots that are worth hiring a babysitter to get to, felt the inexorable pull to stay in bed with Netflix and pizza and ventured out into...

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