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Coffee New York City

Toby’s Estate Geisha Coffee (Drink of the Week)

Toby’s Estate coffee roaster Deaton Pigot, previously with Intelligentsia Los Angeles, mailed me two bags of premium Panamanian Geisha coffee. Hacienda La Esmeralda is the best known example of the prized coffee varietal, but...
Coffee Sign Brooklyn

Toby’s Estate Coffee: Finding Clarity By the Cup in Brooklyn

A flight that lands at 1 a.m. might not qualify as a red eye, but compound that with an early morning subway ride from JFK to the Lower East Side and some couch surfing...
Donuts Brooklyn

Dough: Getting a Rise Out of Brilliant Donuts in Bed-Stuy

In Los Angeles, one person we trust for sage pastry advice is Nastassia Johnson from Let Me Eat Cake, she of the sweet tooth and Muffin Mondays. When we mentioned our plans for Brooklyn...
Coffee New York City

Interview: Café Grumpy co-founder Caroline Bell

Caroline Bell opened Café Grumpy with Chris Timbrell in 2005, starting with a Greenpoint café that accommodated art and performance space. They’ve diversified since then, adding cafes in Park Slope and moving across the...
Chef New York City

Week in Pictures: New York City Spring 2012

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover New York...
Bartender New York City

Interview: bartender Richard Boccato (Dutch Kills + Painkiller + Weather Up TriBeCa)

Brooklyn native Richard Boccato started working the door at Little Branch and has since ascended to the forefront of the New York cocktail movement. He owns Dutch Kills in Long Island City and co-owns...