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My search for the best pickles in New York continues….

PICKLE ME PETE, Bryant Park Holiday Market, between 40th and 42nd Street and between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, Midtown WestI don’t normally review food businesses outside of the five boroughs unless it’s part of my travel section. The one exception was when I started reviewing breweries, I decided 90 miles outside of the city was a fair limit since there were very few NYC breweries at that time. Since then, things have changed in the beer world. But not too much has changed in the pickle world.

Yet here I am reviewing a pickle business that is based in Long Island (technically outside the city). But with good reason. Pickle Me Pete has an annual booth at the Bryant Park Holiday Market, which is about as inside the city as you can possibly get. (more…)


Category: Pickles

My search for the best beer in New York continues….

BRONX ALE HOUSE, 216 West 238th Street (between Broadway and Putnam Avenue West), Kingsbridge, Bronx

I really plan out my food adventures. I’ve been wanting to visit Bronx Alehouse for years now. It’s the holy grail of craft beer in the entire borough. Problem is, I rarely make it up to the Bronx. So when I realized it was right next door to S&S Cheesecake and Loeser’s Delicatessen was a few blocks way, I decided to make a pilgrimage. Pastrami, cheesecake, and beer all in one trip? Welcome to my life!

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Category: Beer

My search for the best beer in New York continues….

ASTORIA BIER & CHEESE, 35-11 Ditmars Boulevard (between 35th and 36th Street), Astoria, Queens

I remember a few months ago before the second location of Astoria Bier & Cheese opened on Ditmars, I passed by a few people on the street who saw the sign announcing the beer store’s opening and they expressed their doubt. “Beer and cheese don’t go together.”

Well, hopefully now that the beer and cheese pairing has been underway for a few months, there are no more doubts about the two foodstuffs perfect marriage.

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Category: Beer

My search for the best beer in New York continues….

BEER CULTURE, 328 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), Hell's Kitchen

Most people see a dark colored beer and they immediately think it will be full-bodied and strong in alcohol. Those people have clearly never tried a British-style mild ale.

Mild ales aren’t as common on this side of the pond, but it’s a really interesting style. I’ve had a special version once from Brooklyn Brewery, but I most recently had a glass of Barrier’s Mollycoddle at one of the most under appreciated new bars in the city.

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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

The beer possibilities in this country continue to  expand. Not only are there literally new breweries and nanobreweries opening every month, but the flavors and styles that are possible keep evolving. I even read about a white stout from some craft brewer in Wisconsin. Not sure how that would work, but if it tastes good like these five NYC brews did, I’m all for it.

NUMBER 90: SCORCHER #366 from BROOKLYN BREWERY

Scorcher #366 from BROOKLYN BREWERY at ROSAMUNDE SAUSAGE GRILL

One of the popular new styles in the beer world are low alcohol IPAs – hop bombs that you could drink all day long without falling on your face (at least for a while), Brooklyn Brewery’s entry into that world was through one of their special Brewmaster’s Reserve beers. The Scorcher #366 (which might be tough to find at this point, as it was a limited release) was one of the first beers in the world to use a brand new hybrid hop from Washington state – the aptly named HBC 366. It gives the beer a surprising peppery flavor that might be rough for some, but is full of minerally, citrus flavors and has spice notes that I’ve not stopped craving since my first sip.

BROOKLYN BREWERY
79 North 11th Street (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 486-7422
brooklynbrewery.com

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

Village Voice's BROOKLYN POURLast weekend, Village Voice hosted another one of their monster tasting events. These are endlessly fun and allow somebody as indecisive as me to taste as many things as my body can handle. This event was the annual Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Green and it was a huge succes. The only problem I had is that I’m a lightweight and I can only taste so much beer before my shirt ends up over my head.

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