This year, I once again triumphed in my quest to “shop small” for the holidays. And I have quite an eclectic brood to shop for. In case you’re looking for a few special last-minute items, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite finds. I shopped local for these but many of the vendors [...]
For some reason, NYC doesn’t have great doughnuts. In Southern California, where I grew up, the situation is completely different–hole in the wall doughnut meccas abound, serving up lofty rounds of sugar-glazed nirvana. You don’t need to fancify the doughnut to make it taste good, you just need to get the magic blend of flour, [...]
It was a beautiful Saturday to open the Brooklyn Flea! I got my beloved Motorino pizza (white pie). I sampled artisanal beef jerky. I ogled the antiques. I bumped into the Food Culturist. A sure sign of the glorious summer season: The Brooklyn Flea is back outdoors in Fort Greene and in Williamsburg on Sundays.
First there were the food trucks. Sandwich cookies, artisanal ice cream, pizza and schnitzels flying over the Manhattan Bridge to sate the finicky appetites of Midtown Lunch-ers. Then there was the Brooklyn Flea, a homespun hub of folksy branding for purveyors of lobster rolls, vintage cowboy boots and kimchee-strewn hot dogs. Now there is the [...]