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The same week that Fidel Castro died, Cubana Social—Williamsburg’s only Cuban restaurant—announced it will close its doors. Although the two events are unrelated, interest in Cuba, especially tourism, is on the rise. But you know what else is on the rise? The cost of running a business in Williamsburg. While businesses open and close in Brooklyn at a dizzying rate, not every closing is like the other. Rather than a mere building in which to purchase an item...
Finally, the time has come: The humble veggie burger is getting some respect. Credit the existence of the instantly popular Superiority Burger (more on that here) or the fact that many of us are now shying away from a meat-centered diet (at least most of the time), but, whatever the reason, it's hard to deny that veggie burgers are having a moment. Even restaurants renowned for their hamburgers are getting in on the veggie...
https://youtu.be/xPr8dbOwFIE In a new series, we’ll be sharing how our favorite bartenders in Brooklyn mix up Jameson Black Barrel in a cocktail. We've shown you how to remake your favorite summer cocktails with Jameson, the Irish Mule (a variation of the Moscow Mule) and the Mint Julep). Now, we're taking Jameson on in a new cocktail that's perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet. Casey Lambert, bartender at Cubana Social, makes us an original recipe, called the...
We admit that we tend to take limes for granted. More often than not, we have five or more of them slowly gathering brown spots at the bottom of our crisper drawer, ready to be fished out at a moments notice to spritz over a pair of fish tacos or garnish an end-of-day gin and tonic. So it certainly was startling when the cost-effective citrus suddenly began fetching around $1 each at grocery stores,...

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