Brooklyn's New Generation of Food Producers
"These days, with a kitchen and a bit of ambition, you can start to make a name for yourself in Brooklyn. The borough has become an incubator for a culinary-minded generation whose idea of fun is learning how to make something delicious and finding a way to sell it," writes Oliver Schwaner-Albright for the NY Times in an article about Brooklyn's community of young food purveyors and producers. The story gives shout-outs to our own Eric Demby and a bunch of Flea vendors, including Fine + Raw Chocolates (pictured above), Mast Brothers Chocolate, McClure's Pickles, and Salvatore Bklyn Ricotta.
Must-Try Brunch: Kevin's
277A Van Brunt Street (between Visitation Place and Pioneer Street), Red Hook; (718) 596-8335
"You won’t find better blueberry pancakes than the ones at Kevin’s in Red Hook, promises the_state. Big, nicely crisp, and somehow both fluffy and dense, they blow away the competition elsewhere around Brooklyn... Other winners include omelets, hamburgers, seafood stew, corn-flake-crusted challah French toast, and an eggs Benedict variation made with smoked trout." [CHOW's Outer Borough Digest]
Neighborhood Happy Hour at Sycamore Tomorrow
Ditmas Park Blog shares info on tomorrow night's "Friends of Cortelyou Neighborhood Happy Hour." Free food and drink specials will be served from 7pm to 9pm at Sycamore Flower Shop & Bar (1118 Cortelyou Road, between Westminster and Stratford).
After the jump: More Buttermilk Channel reviews, a "game tasting fundraiser" in Williamsburg, a South Slope bar crawl, another new bánh mì spot, and the first vintage from Red Hook Winery...