Tag Archives: Brooklyn

A Family Affair at Frankie’s 570

Why do people go to restaurants? The most obvious answer is to eat and that is certainly true. There is little point in going to a restaurant if not to eat, but one does not necessarily need to go to a [...]

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Sunday Photos – OddFellows

Sam is back! It is great to see Sam Mason back in the kitchen doing desserts. He says, “It’s only ice cream,” but anyone who knows Sam or has had his desserts, knows better. OddFellows, a collaboration between Sam and [...]

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Sunday Photo – A Pig Roasts in Brooklyn

A new season, the second, has started for the weekly pig roasts run by Jose Ramirez-Ruiz of Chez Jose and John Ratliff of Ends Meat in the backyard of the Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each week they cook with [...]

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Sunday Photo – Sopresatta

This is world class dried sausage. I grew up eating these sopresatte made by the Esposito’s on Court Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn and they remain as delicious as ever, wonderful for special occasions or a simple [...]

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Sunday Photo – Blanca

I’ve been a fan of Carlo Mirarchi’s cooking for some time now and thoroughly loved the tasting menu at Roberta’s two years ago. I was fortunate to have been invited to join some friends for dinner at Blanca, the new restaurant [...]

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Re-Erect The Governor!

 
Here on election day, I’m not talking politics. I’m talking about the superb new restaurant, Governor, int he Dumbo section of Brooklyn. Governor is located almost right under the Manhattan Bridge just off the East River. If somehow,  you didn’t know, [...]

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To Like Or Not To Like

Instead of posting an image today – I have nothing worthy or appropriate given the calamities of the past week – I am writing about images from others and my feelings towards them.
My family and our region were lucky this [...]

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Sunday Photo – Family Dining

There is something special about dining “en famille.” Whether it is at home or in a restaurant, breaking bread with one’s close family members warms the heart. We do it as often as we can in my family, which unfortunately, [...]

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Mast Brothers – A Chocolate Maker Grows in Brooklyn

Neither Rick nor Michael Mast had been chocolate makers before they started their Mast Brothers chocolate business. Rick had been chef and Michael a film-maker when they identified a niche for high quality, artisanal chocolate amongst all the other new [...]

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Sunday Photo – Hot Chocolate at Mast Brothers

I recently visited the Mast Brothers Chocolate Tasting Room and Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where I literally felt like a kid in a candy store. Their bean to bar chocolate is world class and arguably the best produced in the [...]

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