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There are a number of factors that compel the steadfast Brooklynite to plunk down inconceivable sums on pint-sized apartments—and for us, it’s always been our unparalleled access to unique, independently-run restaurants. But crushing rent hikes, unworkable regulations and an easily distracted audience (the number of permits issued to new eateries rose by 26 percent in 2014) has proved an ever-ringing death knell to businesses not owned by hospitality groups and corporations, from Smith Street...
When Paul Liebrandt unexpectedly pledged his allegiance to Brooklyn two and a half years ago, abandoning the lush, old money Tribeca digs to which he had long since become accustomed, for McCarren Hotel’s soaring, steel and glass structure in Williamsburg, he referred to The Elm as a "gateway," insisting he wanted to "do a restaurant that would reach a clientele that would never, ever have come to Corton." But unfortunately, it appears they never,...
Yesterday marked the 5th annual Taste of Williamsburg Greenpoint, an afternoon-long food and drink fest held in East River State Park. Dozens of food and drink vendors came out on the almost laughably gorgeous day (no, seriously, there were moments when we were standing under the sunny, cumulous cloud-strewn sky that we just started to laugh at how fortunate we were) to donate their time and wares to the good cause of... filling patrons'...
In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here’s a short rundown of local food news from the week. We schooled you all in what merits authentic moonshine. Hint: If it's being made legally, it probably ain't moonshine. We dropped by the amazing Gowanus offices of Farmigo, an online farmer's market that hosts a monthly meet-up series on "hacking" the food system. Want to get your chicken and waffle fix?...

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