Post Tagged with: "williamsburg"

by / on March 24, 2017 at 11:35 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Bar Schimmi and Patricia Field Celebrate Art in BK

Bar Schimmi, a siphoned-off area of the larger nightclub space Schimanski’s, is a brand new lounge as artfully decorated with paintings as it is with people. Guests of all walks of life, with style profiles ranging from the outrageous to the conservative, showed up to celebrate a new iteration of a Williamsburg hot spot and an old-school style icon. In […]

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by / on March 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

La Milagrosa Breathes New Life Into An Old Concept

Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of speakeasies, a new one comes along that makes you rethink if the genre is dead. When you arrive at La Milagrosa, you’ll wonder if you’ve gotten the wrong address. The night I went, I walked into what appears to be a bodega (which actually sells hard-to-find traditional Mexican ingredients) and spoke […]

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by / on September 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm / in Food For Thought

Top Concoctions at The Great Big Bacon Picnic

Bacon. It’s arguably one of the best foods on the planet. Vegetarians may disagree, but that’s only because they’re missing out. This past weekend, The Great Big Bacon Picnic took over the Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, giving New Yorkers more than just a taste of their favorite meat. The indoor/outdoor festival lucked out with a beautiful weather weekend, […]

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by / on July 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm / in Bottoms Up, Food For Thought

Grand Ferry Tavern Celebrates 2 Years on Brooklyn Waterfront

In a city where turnover is more the rule than the exception, it is not uncommon for restaurants and bars to have short lifespans. Some of my favorite stomping grounds from only three years ago are but distant memories in my mind’s eye, never to be seen again. It is no small feat in this town to maintain some semblance […]

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

A New Niche in Williamsburg: Billet and Bellows

Located a few blocks off of the trendy, artsy Bedford Avenue, this bar fits right in: dim lighting, exposed brick, and light blues beckoned us into Billet and Bellows. Owner Kristina Kozak immediately welcomed us; friendly, attentive, and engaging, she told us the story behind Billet and Bellows, its transition from an antique store to a bar, and her plans […]

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by / on October 13, 2014 at 11:25 am / in Food For Thought

Fusion for the Win at Williamsburg’s Fushimi

When you step into the sparkling chandeliered and plushly furnished Fushimi in Williamsburg (one of three branches of the pan-Asian restaurant throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island), it feels like a nightclub. Darkened booths, a pumping soundtrack and neon-lit tunnels leading to elaborate bathrooms give the place a bougie feel worthy of glittery heels and a short skirt. Lacking the grit […]

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by / on September 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm / in Food For Thought

Shabu Shabu Kobe: Introducing New York City to Authentic Washoku

Kobe Bussan Group had a press conference on September 15th to introduce Shabu Shabu Kobe Midtown. The press conference included Shoji Numata, Kobe Bussan CEO; Hirokazu Numata, Kobe Bussan President; and Hideo Sugimoto, President of G.taste Co. Ltd. Aside from Shabu Shabu Kobe Midtown, Kobe Bussan has business plans to open more locations in the future. The name of the […]

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by / on September 9, 2014 at 10:02 am / in Food For Thought

Brooklynites Get a Taste for Local Spots and a Good Cause

Food lovers of Brooklyn made a break from their usual brunch routines to gather at East River State park for Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint on Sunday. For under $30 ($30 at the door), those attending could sample four food- and two drink-tastings from neighborhood eateries the likes of Reynard, The Brooklyn Star and Maison Premiere – all against a crystal clear […]

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by / on August 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm / in Food For Thought

Deliciously Sweet Treats at Fortunato Brothers Cafe

In the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn lies a culinary staple in the community. Fortunato Brothers Café is the one stop you want to make on your Brooklyn visit. Classic Italian favorites are exactly what you will find here; from cannolis and sesame cookies to house-made gelato, you will always leave with a smile on your face. A very community oriented business, […]

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