Yes, Hanukkah begins on Dec. 8 this year, but no, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the plethora of potato pancakes at the Fourth Annual Latke Festival at BAM. Hosted by Edible Brooklyn and Great Performances, a $55 ticket gets you all the latkes you can eat, plus wine, vodka and sips from Schmaltz Brewing, GuS–Grown Up Soda, Kombucha Brooklyn and Brooklyn Roasting Company. Somehow I’ve been enlisted as one of the judges, and I’m looking forward sampling, and then singling out for praise, latkes from the likes of A Voce (with fontina, apple and truffles), Fatty ‘Cue (with crab, smoked créme fraiche and caviar) and Balaboosta (potato, yam and carrot latkes with honey, preserved lemons and yogurt sauce). Tickets will not be available at the door, so get ’em now if you want in on all the latke love. –A.G.
“Should I be planning a funeral for my sense of humor?” I wondered during the second presidential debate, as Donald Trump loomed behind Hillary Clinton and then threatened to have her jailed. I should have been laughing at my friend’s Jaws jokes, but instead I climbed underneath the bar, hugging my wine and wishing for Xanax. Before I started sitting shiva for my laughter, however, I remembered that amid the steady stream of alt-right memes and clips of Trump telling Billy Bush exactly where he likes to grab women, the internet also provides escapes from the political melee swirling around us. Reductress is one of the best ports in the storm.
Wowie, would you get a load of this weather?! I don’t know whether to be happy or slightly alarmed that it’s late October and I had to run my AC for the past two nights, but I gotta admit that the sun feels good on my face this afternoon so I’m going with it! It’s sort […]
Walking into smallhome, a matchbox-sized storefront on Metropolitan near the Graham Avenue stop on the L train in Williamsburg, feels like spiriting through a portal to rural America. Cluttered with handcrafted wares that range from white sage body wash to the perfect red plaid handkerchief, the store’s displays feature creative props like a rusted ladder, and assortment of […]
A hotel can’t open in Williamsburg these days and not feature a rooftop bar and a whole host of chef-curated food and drink options. The trend is true across the river in Manhattan, too, but Brooklyn has the current edge on the hotel dining scene, with the recently opened William Vale Hotel, run by chef Andrew Carmellini. […]
There will be lots of great food to sample at One More Bite next weekend, from Umi’s homecooked meals to pickles from McClure’s and Rick’s Picks to delicious (really!) garbanzo-bean-based brownies from Pure Genius Provisions. But what if you have a picky eater in tow? But what if you have a picky eater in tow? […]