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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...
Gin has long been the less-loved stepchild of amber spirits like bourbon and scotch, but with spring in full bloom, you have no excuse to not enjoy this refreshing, complex choice. Not convinced? Like a lot of people, you’ve probably had a bad experience with gin, which derives most of its flavor from botanicals, that vary wildly from brand to brand. So if you had a super piney gin in college once, and found...
  Bushwick is home to many things that are wonderful -- somewhat affordable apartments and interesting fashion choices come to mind -- but the burgeoning bar scene out there is one of its strengths.  If you're tired of wading through map-clutching tourists standing shoulder to shoulder on the streets of Williamsburg, get on the train and come to The Rookery, one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood. Check it out after the jump... Number of...
So, here's a thing that happened to us recently; we went to Chipotle on our lunch break because it's close to our office and we were starving and Chipotle is very filling and the meat isn't loaded with hormones and antibiotics and blah blah blah, but also because it's fast food, so it's cheap, right? Well! We had kind of thought it would be, but after going down the burrito bowl assembly line—making sure...

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