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11/03/16 8:51am

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Thanksgiving is in a few short weeks, and if you’ve committed to cooking a Turkey with all the trimmings, save yourself time and headspace and order all the local ingredients for a true farm-to-table meal through Local Roots NYC. When you order your Pop-Up Thanksgiving by this Sunday, Nov. 6 you can choose from sustainably grown options including fresh, hormone- and antibiotic-free turkeys, naturally grown vegetables, farm pressed apple cider, maple glazed ham, pasture raised chickens, a turkey brining kit from Fleishers, or specialty handmade pies like Bourbon Ginger Pecan or Caramel Apple baked by Butter and Scotch in Crown Heights. You can also go totally veg and order fresh produce including broccoli, celery, sweet potatoes, butternut squash and more to make your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

The pop-up lets you skip the grocery store lines and the holiday chaos entirely—you can choose to pick up your turkey and locally grown goodies at a neighborhood bar or select home delivery. Just order by this Sunday! 

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10/22/16 8:07am

McClure's Pickles Let's Make Something Great

Unwavering in commitment to quality and family values are brothers Bob & Joe McClure, founders and business partners of McClure’s. For the past 10 years they’ve been creating and sharing their premium snacks, foods and beverages with us.

Founded in 2006 in both Brooklyn & Detroit (think of them as sister cities when you consider their deep history in manufacturing and production), Bob & Joe used their great grandmother Lala’s pickle recipe to introduce to the world. Now found across the country and in other countries, the brothers continue to grow their business using the same values that brought them here in the first place: family and quality.

The newest incarnation is their updated website at mcclures.com which features many new product and merchandise options, easier checkout, and a great point to involve yourself in the McClure’s story. Be sure to say hi to them this Sunday at One More Bite (and take 10% off any item online through 10/31 with the code, OMB, one use per customer). Welcome to the family!

10/04/16 6:55am

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Enjoy your first Umi meal on us! Use code “BkBased” at checkout when you order through the Umi app. And come see us at One More Bite on Sunday, Oct. 23!

Umi is home cooking, delivered. We work with a passionate community of local cooks who create small batches of their signature dishes each night, just for you. Real food made with ingredients you can pronounce. Whether it’s Indian, Thai, gluten-free, homestyle Southern, or whatever your heart desires, Umi Kitchen has the perfect cook making exactly what you’re craving, and delivers the taste of home cooking without the work.

Simply order through the app, check out with a specified time window and an Umi Kitchen meal is delivered right to your door, ready to enjoy. You can order ahead for the week, or up until 2pm the day of, so planning on a home-cooked meal for dinner has never been easier.

Enjoy and be sure to share your home cooked Umi and chill night on Instagram and Twitter with #BringUmiToMe.

09/30/16 10:20am
The year's coming to an end. It's time to party. Photo: Quyn Duong

The year’s coming to an end. Time to plan that holiday party. Photo: Quyn Duong

The holiday season is sneaking up on us—which means it’s almost time to party. If you’re the ringleader among your friends who always puts together memorable dinners or the person who plans your office’s holiday party, now is the time to reserve the space you want to celebrate your 2016.

There are two fabulous venues we highly recommend (as we use them for our own events): The Green Building  and 501 Union.

From an intimate cocktail hour in the lounge followed by a seated dinner for 100 in their light-filled reception space, to an all-out blowout bash for 250 of your coworkers, 501 Union is your spot.

Across the street at The Green Building, entertain 160 guests with dinner and dancing or just let the cocktails flow all night for 250 of your staff. You can even fit 100 more in their outdoor courtyard, and a special perk at this locale is that you can supply your own bar.

Both venues offer special add-ons, from furniture set-up and breakdown to custom lighting designs to a stay for two at Gowanus Hospitality Group’s first luxury boutique hotel, Hasbrouck House, that can be auctioned off to your guests.

Reserve your night now before 501 Union and The Green Building are booked full!

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08/24/16 3:02pm
Hasbrouck House, a two-hour drive from NYC, is a historic property that's been updated with luxe amentities, spectacular grounds and a brand-new restaurant and bar. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Hasbrouck House, a two-hour drive from NYC, is a historic property that’s been updated with luxe amenities, newly forged trails and a brand-new restaurant and bar. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

A lake, a 55-foot pool, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard, and miles of newly forged trails that you can explore by foot or a bicycle at the ready. Also: nightly bonfires. These are some of the things that you can enjoy at the new Hasbrouck House, a meticulously renovated historic hotel and restaurant two hours north of New York, opening September 2.

Spread over 55 acres in the Hudson Valley, the boutique hotel features 20 unique rooms and suites, centered around a 1757-built Dutch Colonial stone mansion and nearby carriage and stable houses. Each room offers a mix of vintage and modern touches, from the beautiful hardwood floors to the vintage rugs to the custom mattresses with luxe Frette Linens and marble showers filled with Kiehl’s bath products. (Some even offer fireplaces and soaking tubs.)

Its central location means you’re a short drive from hiking in the Catskills, climbing in the Gunks, or exploring Woodstock or Kingston.

You should save at least one night for the hotel’s new restaurant and bar, Butterfield at Hasbrouck House, a joint collaboration with the team behind New York City’s Comodo and Colonia Verde restaurants. Executive chef Shawn Burnette, formerly of the Breslin in Manhattan and Husk in Charleston, has revitalized the property’s original, centuries-old smokehouse and utilizes neighboring farms and orchards for his housemade lamb sausage, crispy local vegetables, and fried chicken for two, among other delicious offerings from his original, Hudson Valley-inspired menu.

The property has Brooklyn roots too—it’s owned by Gowanus Hospitality Group, whose venues, The Green Building and 501 Union, host our annual wedding fair each year. We’ll be debuting a Hudson Valley Wedding Crashers Nov. 5 at Hasbrouck House.

They’ll be hosting lots more events, like the Phoenicia Flea Sept. 3 and 4. Head up to check it out, or stay awhile and book one of their stunning rooms now.

Before dinner, order a Hudson Valley Mule made with White Pike Whiskey at the bar. All of its light fixtures and lamps (along with those in the other common spaces) were made by Materia Designs down the street from Hasbrouck House. The wallpaper was designed by Fornasetti, produced by Cole & Son in England. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Before dinner, order a Hudson Valley Mule made with White Pike Whiskey at the bar. Once you’re in the main dining room, you’ll be in the original house built by the Hasbrouck family in 1757, older than the United States. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

 

In the Cub room, warm up by the wood-burning fireplace (or book one of the rooms with a gas fireplace). All of the light fixtures and lamps in the common spaces were made by Materia Designs down the street from Hasbrouck House. The wallpaper was designed by Fornasetti, produced by Cole & Son. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

In the Cub room, warm up by the wood-burning fireplace (or book one of the rooms with a gas fireplace). All of the light fixtures and lamps in the common spaces were made by Materia Designs down the street from Hasbrouck House. The wallpaper was designed by Fornasetti, produced by Cole & Son. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

 

Two of the suites have soaking tubs. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Two of the suites have soaking tubs. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

 

Each room features artwork by local artists, including fine art photographer and owner of Barloga Studios, Roy Barloga, whose photographic studies are individually printed on handmade Fair Trade Nepalese paper. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Each room features artwork by local artists, including fine art photographer and owner of Barloga Studios, Roy Barloga, whose photographic studies are individually printed on handmade Fair Trade Nepalese paper. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

The Trump Hut outside of Realty Collective's Red Hook office last month. Photo: Sam Levinson

The Trump Hut outside of Realty Collective’s Red Hook office earlier this month. Photo: Sam Levinson

There are certain things you expect to see in the windows of real estate offices. Donald Trump’s hair is not one of them.

For the opening and closing of the group art exhibition, Gut Rehab, an installation of the Donald’s hair called the Trump Hut (which made an appearance at the Republican National Convention, along with Trump’s actual bouffant) was stationed on the sidewalk in front of the Red Hook office of Realty Collective, a boutique real estate agency owned by Victoria Hagman. (more…)

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06/21/16 6:50am

This week we officially enter summer, and a stretch of sunny days – an optimal time to head to the Prospect Park bandshell for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. This weekend’s remaining shows bring together a fiery night of Latin and African rhythms and an international dance company performing a piece inspired by James Brown. Time to get down.

 

Friday, June 24: ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo with L’Orchestre Afrisa International

Trumpeter Jesús Alemañy, who began leading traditional Cuban son bands at 15, and his dance band ¡Cubanismo! helped inspire an even deeper level of affection for the sounds of Cuban dance music in the 90s, before Buena Vista Social Club rode the same wave of popularity. Opening for him is Ricardo Lemvo, together with his band Makina Loca and members of the L’Orchestre Afrisa International. The Congolese musicians will get the fiery dance party started by showcasing the African roots of Cuban music.

Saturday, June 25: PHILADANCO

In 1970 the trailblazing choreographer Joan Myers Brown created the Philadelphia Dance Company, PHILDANCO, to welcome African American artists shunned from other schools and companies. Now a world-renowned modern dance company, they’re returning to the bandshell for the first time in over a decade to perform a dazzling program that draws from their works including “James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance” and the New York premiere of the elegant, classical piece, “Between the Lines” by Francisco Gella.

05/25/16 12:58pm

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This June 10-12, in New York City, Food Loves Tech is your chance to see, smell, touch and taste the technologies that are transforming our food culture—from farm drones and app-controlled ovens to cultured meat and insect proteins.

With tricked-out dinners, an interactive expo and curated bazaar, immerse yourself in the food chain of tomorrow, while tasting and sipping from Edible’s signature roster of local food and drink makers as well as food tech innovators including José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, Gary Vanynerchuk and more.

Learn more and snag tickets. Interactive dinner tickets are still available here. Daytime tickets start at $35, with discounts for buying a pair or a foursome. So bring a friend or a few. Be sure to enter code 843BROOKLYNBASED to get $15 off general admission.

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05/23/16 10:15am

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The second-ever Queens Beer Book just went on sale, and this year’s edition includes over 10 new bars to check out. The Queens beer scene is exploding and the Beer Book helps you explore it, with more than 30 tickets redeemable for beers at more than 30 of the finest breweries, beer halls and craft beer bars in the borough–for just $30!

Buy one here now and get yours in time for the weekend.