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National Ice Cream Day may have come and gone, but scoops and sundaes hardly need a PR push come summer. Especially since Brooklyn’s pantheon of seasonal frozen desserts—Steve’s swingles, Coolhaus’ sandwiches, anything from Ample Hills—has seen a surfeit of illustrious additions this past year, from cones crafted from Japanese crepes and Hong Kong waffles, to Mexican chamoyadas and churro bowls and Amalfi-inspired Italian ices. Wowfulls’ Hong Kong Waffle Cones This Smorgasburg vendor’s outrageous ice cream concoctions...
A wise friend of mine once said that “if bodega breakfast sandwiches aren't in your top 5 reasons for loving New York, then we are just on different wavelengths.” We can’t help but agree with this sentiment, though we also think there are many delicious beyond-the-bodega takes on the staple to ignore. We’ve taken on this task before, but are so dedicated to the cause of breakfast and the abundance of delicious sandwiches in...
When Darleen Scherer opened Gorilla Coffee back in 2002-era Park Slope, the neighborhood still equated “artisan” beans with Starbucks. And while “direct trade” and “single-origin” have become entrenched additions to Brooklyn’s everyday lexicon since then, Scherer has once again advanced the “third wave” coffee movement with the recent debut of Supercrown—a Bushwick roastery dedicated to scrupulous sourcing. Anchored by a vintage, 1952 German Probat UG-22 roaster, Supercrown was originally intended to serve solely as a...
When I first signed up for Twitter, at the behest of my new employer, I was faced with a long list of verified accounts, some comedians, some celebrities, and a whole lot of brands. The New York Times, with a blue check next to it. The Paris Review. Alfred A. Knopf, its little borzoi about to leap across the screen. I clicked nearly every one of them. Would I like to follow Farrar, Straus...

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