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The Brooklyn Heights corridor of Atlantic Avenue has become quite the mecca for specialty foods. There’s Sahadi’s, of course, revered for its for exotic spices, dried fruits and nuts; Damascus Bakery, which focuses on fluffy pockets of pita and flaky wheels of lavash; and Dellapietras, which peddles prime dry-aged meat, kurobuto pork and free range organic pasture raised chicken—and all are anchored by Trader Joe’s at the corner, where you can generally find reduced-price...
If you’ve elected to take on the Thanksgiving meal yourself this year (out of your tiny Brooklyn kitchen, no less!) you’ve undoubtedly already formulated a multi-day plan of attack for getting your turkey brined, your potatoes mashed and your stuffing stuffed. Color us impressed. But in the midst of all of that pre-holiday mayhem, how many of us actually remember to plot out thoughtful beverage pairings as well? That’s why we’ve consulted Conor McCormack...
So, here's your schedule for the next three weekends, North Brooklynites.  First, you're heading to the block party on N. 8th Street this Sunday to see how the other half politely parties. Then, next Sunday, you're dropping by the Williamsburg Flea to get your ice scream on at the Creme de la Creme ice cream festival. And finally, on Saturday, July 26, you're going to eat a really big lunch and make your way  to...
Traditional Passover fare is unquestionably some of our favorite in the Jewish culinary canon. But as much as we eagerly anticipate eating tomato and onion-sauced brisket and schmaltz-slicked matzoh balls come April, we’ve always been ambivalent about knocking back Manischewitz, especially (as required during the Seder), four sticky sweet glasses of it in a row.  That’s why we turned to Rick Bruner of the contemporary kosher steakhouse Reserve Cut, for the 411 on alternative (but...

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