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In this paradigmatic age of hyper-local eating and easy access to formerly exotic treats via your corner bodega, it can be difficult to focus on what actually makes certain foods feel season-specific. Because when tomatoes grace supermarket shelves in the depths of winter and lobster rolls can be found at local food trucks stationed far from the Maine coastline, a concept like summer food becomes about more than just the ingredients: It’s about the...
While a steady supply of chips, guac and tacos are a must at any self-respecting Cinco de Mayo celebration, for most of us, it’s essentially a drinking holiday. But instead of defaulting to pre-mixed, ectoplasm-tinted margaritas dispensed from plastic tubs, try these expert takes on five classic Mexican cocktails instead, from La Slowteria’s freshly squeezed micheladas to Xixa’s impressive, creative array of spiked agua frescas. Best Margarita: Gran Electrica Neon, saccharine slushies totally have a time...
St. Patrick’s Day is today, which means that it’s only a matter of time before we’re deluged with green beer, green bagels, and those seasonal, green-tinged “Shamrock Shakes” from McDonald’s. Shudder. Erin Go Blah. But if Brooklyn’s unflagging obsession with kale is any indication, it’s really entirely easy to go green during the convivial, Irish holiday without OD’ing on artificial flavors and dyes. So take a cue from the naturally celebratory fava bean guacamole at...
It’s time for our final installment of What to Order at Brooklyn’s Bib Gourmand-winning Restaurants. Because while the Manhattan-centric Michelin guide couldn’t bring themselves to award actual stars to more than two of our eateries, they’ve lavished reduced-priced love on a plethora of local spots (the Bib Gourmand highlights excellence on a budget, defined as two courses plus wine or dessert for $40 a head). So without further ado, here’s how to best mete out...