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PHOTOGRAPHY Ira Yousey  Bodegas in Brooklyn are everywhere you look. They have anything one could possible need in a hurry, from chips and sandwiches for a quick snack fix, to household cleaning and personal hygiene products—and if you stumble upon the right one, you can run into the elusive Bodega Cat. Kept by bodega owners to scare away rodents and pests, the Bodega Cat has become a legendary creature in Brooklyn. Multiple blogs and Instagram accounts...
On the corner of Graham and McKibbin is Eastwick, a fusion restaurant, that combines Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes with New American cuisine. At first glance, Eastwick reminded me of lots of other restaurants that I’ve seen pop up since I moved to Brooklyn from Washington Heights five years ago. The large windows, distressed wooden accents, and minimalistic signage, while beautiful, had me ready for some gentrified, hipster bullshit. Where cultural authenticity is presented...
Photography by Nicole Fara Silver Top Chef and Taste Talks alum Dale Talde is known for many things, but sugar coating his opinions isn’t one of them. When I mention I’ve been seeing a bunch of recent press coverage predicting Filipino food will be the next hot thing, he responds emphatically. “To me that’s bullshit,” he retorts, “I don’t give a shit if Filipino is the next thing. I’m not flying the flag. Our culture’s...
A little over a week ago, we sat down with DUMBO resident, interior designer, entertaining expert, and founder of EyeSwoon, Athena Calderone, who just released her first cookbook, Cook Beautiful. The book gives recipes that take readers from prep to presentation, reminding us that how food looks matters just as much as how it tastes. Check our Facebook Live with Athena, and make sure to check out one of her recipes below! https://www.facebook.com/brooklynmagazine/videos/1513274778731683/ Delicata Squash Agrodolce Serves 4 2...

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