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Phin and Phebes Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream

Last week, in need of a mid-afternoon jolt, I wandered over to Union Market to get a cup of coffee. But when walking by the frozen dessert section, I spotted something way better: Vietnamese coffee ice cream. Phin and Phebes is a small-batch ice cream company that originated in Brooklyn. Jess Eddy and Crista Freeman started [...]

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Grady’s Cold Brew

Summer is long gone, but I’m still finding myself craving iced coffee in the morning. I blame the radiator. Like many NY apartment dwellers, I have no control over the heat, so once the heat comes on for the season, the entire apartment becomes a furnace unless you leave the windows wide open. This is [...]

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Industry City Distillery, a Photo Tour

Last Sunday my friend Veronica organized a tour at Industry City Distillery on the western edge of Sunset Park. The area reminded me of both Red Hook and Gowanus, with big warehouse spaces turned into production/artists spaces, and right on the water. Definitely a place I wouldn’t mind spending a Sunday afternoon, especially when vodka-tasting is involved. Industry City [...]

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Food-Inspired Tote Bags

  1. Let’s Make Thai Food Tote, Brooklyn Brainery  2. Momofuku peach tote  3. Pasta Bolognese and Salad Nicoise totes, One & the Same  4. Tiki Bon Shopper, Kate Spade  5. Cheese Survival Kit tote, Brooklyn Slate Co.  6. “Delicious Ices” tote, Gillian Kyle It’s hard to have enough tote bags, especially if you do as much grocery and food styling prop shopping as I [...]

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Brooklyn Homebrew Tour

Josh Bernstein is a Brooklyn-based writer, specializing in all things beer-related, and the author of Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World’s Craft Brewing Revolution. He also leads monthly homebrew tours around Brooklyn and Manhattan. I first heard about them through my friends Barb and Max, who have been on a couple tours through Williamsburg and Park Slope [...]

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