Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Weekly Roundup: Your 4th Of July Weekend In The City Guide, 12 Perfect Summer Session Beers and The 17 Best Iced Coffee Drinks In NYC
- 14 Ways To Eat, Drink, And Party This 4th Of July Weekend: On top of the East River fireworks, this long Fourth of July weekend will feature some of the best parties of the year. Whether you're looking to chow down on delicious grilled food, get a patriotic buzz, or just dance your patriotic ass off, here's what NYC has to offer for America's 240th birthday.
- The 17 Best Iced Coffee Drinks In NYC: Iced coffee is not as simple as it used to be. Gone are the days you could just fire up the Mr. Coffee and pour the hot stuff over some ice. Now, every sort of brewing contraption and extraction method exists, from cold brew to Kyoto, frappe to flash brewed. Here, the many different varieties of cold coffees and the best places to try them in the city.
- This Cool Time-Lapse Video Shows a Rooftop Garden’s Entire Growing Season: Ever wondered what it’s like to grow boutique lettuce on a New York rooftop? Urban farm Brooklyn Grange has documented the construction of an entire first growing season at their Brooklyn Navy Yard location — their second rooftop farm — in a short time-lapse video that’s surprisingly captivating.
- Great Northern Food Hall Opens in Grand Central Terminal: Danish food guru Claus Meyer recently brought his first-ever concept to NYC with Agern, a tasting menu experience in Grand Central Terminal. Now, the adjacent Great Northern Food Hall, an homage to some of Meyer's hometown foods is now open in historic Vanderbilt Hall.
- How Chef Ayako Kurokawa Makes Burrow's Sensational Cheesecake: Burrow, a tiny little pastry shop in the middle of Dumbo, could be called the Arcade Bakery of Brooklyn. Just like that acclaimed destination for viennoiseries, pizza, and very good bread, Burrow is tucked away in the lobby of an office building and so easy to miss from the street, you may find yourself double-checking your Google Maps directions.
- Jack Daniel’s Embraces a Hidden Ingredient: Help From a Slave. This year is the 150th anniversary of Jack Daniel’s, and the distillery, home to one of the world’s best-selling whiskeys, is using the occasion to tell a different, more complicated tale. Daniel, the company now says, didn’t learn distilling from Dan Call, but from a man named Nearis Green — one of Call’s slaves.
- Eater Young Guns 2016: Meet the Winners: The winners are leading the charge for development and progress while making a mark in their respective fields. Eater Young Guns recognizes these individuals for their hard work and toasts their future plans.
- 12 Session Beers That Are Perfect for Summer Guzzling: So that drinkers needn’t sacrifice taste and aroma for lower alcohol by volume, brewers have embraced session beers, so-called because you can down several in a drinking session.
- Stonewall Inn officially named a national monument: The National Park Service hailed the historic Stonewall Inn on Monday, putting it in the same class as American treasures like Yosemite and the Statue of Liberty.
- Indian Fried Chicken & Savory Cocktails Excel At Tapestry In The West Village: Tapestery, as its name implies, weaves together colorful strands of global foods to create one harmonious dish, or dishes, as the case may be. It's chef Suvir Saran at the loom, who uses the globalization of food as a lens through which to view the cuisines of his Indian heritage. Saran refuses to be limited by preconceptions about what is or is not Indian food, but just don't call it fusion.
- NYC's 10 Craziest Ice Cream Flavors: The sole ice cream offering at vegan hotspot by CHLOE incorporates the traditional cookies-and-cream flavor with a pretty unconventional ice cream ingredient: kale. The trendy lettuce is barely detectable, but does lend a nice green color to the ice cream, which is, of course, made with an all-vegan almond and coconut-milk base.
- New Law Would Help Keep Mom-and-Pop Businesses in Neighborhoods: From Meatpacking’s Hogs & Heifers to the East Village’s Other Music and Prospect Height’s Empire Mayo, the list of beloved small businesses being forced out due to rising rents keeps growing — and so have the calls for greater protections for mom-and-pop shops.
- What We Ate in June: Pancakes at The Wild Son (53 Little W 12 St.). “It's hard to reinvent pancakes but the stack at The Wild Son is different. Made with buckwheat (read: they're gluten-free) the hotcakes are topped with wildflower honey and turmeric butter (!) and berries by request.
- Bergen Hill Relocates to Noho With a Seafood-Heavy Menu: A sign of the times: Carroll Gardens neighborhood favorite Bergen Hill has moved to Manhattan’s Cooper Square, because owners Ravi DeRossi (of Death & Co, among other spots) and Daniel Kessler (Interpol’s guitarist) wanted more space.
- Why Fruits and Veggies Are So Crazy Cheap in Chinatown: Chinatown’s 80-plus produce markets are cheap because they are connected to a web of small farms and wholesalers that operate independently of the network supplying most mainstream supermarkets.
- Meat Hook to Plant New Restaurant Inside Threes Brewing: The Meat Hook may be closing its critically acclaimed sandwich shop, but the team is actually about to open something even bigger. The proprietors of the Williamsburg butcher and sandwich shop will soon be permanently taking over the kitchen at Threes Brewing, the massive Gowanus bar and brewery that previously only had pop-up food options.