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Summer Pie-Days (Bushwick Edition)

Friday, I planned to do my usual, hit Four and Twenty Blackbirds for a new tradition I’m calling Summer Pie-days. It’s a chance to sit down and think about small business marketing — what I can write, what resources I can create, how I can build connections. This Pie-day had different plans for me however. […]

The Big Idea [VIDEO]: How to Develop a “Hacker Mentality” with Matt Bolish of @filmlinc

During the last New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center did something new and really cool. They hosted a 2-day event called “Convergence” which focused on discussions, workshops and presentations related to immersive storytelling. I attended one of the days, and I had a fantastic experience. But what impressed me most about […]

Portland: Handcrafted Spirits from @EastsideDistill

I had an ulterior motive in visiting Portland. I was curious about how things were made here…bikes, beer, collective office spaces. So besides checking those out, I happened to stumble upon Portland’s Distillery Row, and Eastside Distilling┬áspecifically. They make rum, vodka, whiskey and bourbon there in extremely small batches. In fact, I got to see […]

Made by Hand

A few years ago, I snagged an amazing gig doing short capsule restaurants and bar reviews for a New York City newspaper’s website. I was told to pitch “top 10” lists so I zeroed in on an emerging trend in the bar world, mixology. You know, the mustachioed bartenders with suspenders, slinging small twigs crammed […]