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...
Illustrations by Maddy Price. Follow her at @coolfriendlyman or visit www.maddyprice.com. Many American cities were having a tough time in the late 20th century. The days of a working-class urban center were a fading memory, and virtually the entire country struggled to cope with the change. The 1919 Census of Manufactures showed that the garment industry alone employed over 250,000 New Yorkers in more than 11,000 factories—and that was just counting the businesses in Manhattan....
Jameson takes us behind the scenes to present 12 of Brooklyn's finest bartenders - the heroes who make it all happen. Learn about the hidden talents and signature drinks, tips beyond tipping, and even hear some of their best bar stories. This week's Bartender Spotlight: Chauncey Smith.  What tip would you give a new bartender that you wish you had known? When to shake and when to stir… You’d be surprised by how many people don’t know. What’s your...
Jameson takes us behind the scenes to present 12 of Brooklyn's finest bartenders - the heroes who make it all happen. Learn about the hidden talents and signature drinks, tips beyond tipping, and even hear some of their best bar stories. This week's bartender: Ben Mann.  What tip would you give a new bartender that you wish you had known? Wear supportive shoes! Like really invest in them. It’s more important than one would realize. What’s the first song...
For Pooja Bavishi, entrepreneurship runs in the family. Her father is an independent businessman in the textile industry, and her mother has worked alongside him for as long as Bavishi can remember. Making the the jump from undergrad studies in North Carolina, to fair housing and social enterprise work in DC, to business school in Manhattan, to making and selling ice cream in Brooklyn may not be a small feat—but Bavishi is pulling it...
While many of us were reeling in the wake of Trump’s election, Liz Alpern decided to take action. “I realized,” she said, “when you don’t know what to do, do what you know how to do.” So Alpern, who recently co-wrote The Gefilte Manifesto, a cookbook filled with the revamped traditional Jewish recipes she serves through her company The Gefilteria, got cooking. She created Queer Soup Night, a monthly fundraiser run out of Pel’s Pies...

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