Tag Archives: Williamsburg

A Brooklyn Barbecue Crawl

The impetus was the NYC visit of a long-time virtual friend, Paul, who happens to be a chef in London. Though we have been acquainted on-line since the early days of eGullet, we had never formally met in person. Fortunately, […]

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Sowing Seeds of Creativity at Semilla

Other than its very trendy, u-shaped kitchen counter dining area (a trend that I happen to like very much), Semilla, the small, sophisticated new restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is unlike any other I have been to. The work of the […]

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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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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 – Blue Bottle Cappuccino

I love coffee, but as a concession to certain personal health concerns I generally try to stay away from it. Last weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with my wife, we passed by a Blue Bottle coffee shop, one of the few […]

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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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