Because not everyone in South Williamsburg wants to do all their food shopping at Marlow & Daughters—after all, how much pastured pork and lamb and loaves of sprouted spelt can a person eat?—the neighborhood, divided roughly by Grand Street from its yet-hipper northern relative, now has a new grocery store. Urban Market of Williamsburg, which celebrated its grand opening today, occupies a 16,000 square-foot space at 11 Broadway, just across Kent Avenue from the East River.
Like Whole Foods, Urban Market will offer traditional grocery and household products, as well as specialty, locally-sourced and organic items, making it the neighborhood’s first full-service grocery store. (Northern Williamsburg is slated to get a particularly sleek-looking Whole Foods in the not-too-distant future, at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 4th Street, in the heart of what The Observer recently heard described as “the Times Square of Brooklyn.”)
flew the co-op
Not even those organic bulk beans are safe these days—the Park Slope Food Co-op reports that thefts are on the rise in their members-only supermarket.
The sneaky shoppers apparently have an MO: The Co-op’s manager, Joe Holtz, describes watching one customer on the supermarket’s security cameras sorting their items—some went to a basket to Read More
On most days, Siggi Hilmarsson eats more than a pound of yogurt. Which sounds excessive, but for the Icelandic entrepreneur—whose eponymous brand, Siggi’s, is a national success—it’s merely business as usual. Read More
Silence is golden – at least that’s what one Brooklyn eatery is banking on.
Eat, a restaurant in Greenpoint, is planning on running a monthly event where all diners must chow down in complete silence.
Nick Nauman, Eat’s managing chef and events curator, came up with the idea in a bid to Read More
Apparently not content with jaywalking, New Yorkers are clambering to get involved in the latest “It” crime: underground supper clubs.
The first rule of Underground Supper Club? You do not talk about Underground Supper Club. Ever the rebel, The Observer has decided to blog about it anyway.
CBS 2 investigative reporter Tamara Leitner went Read More
With so many Kickstarter projects popping up every day, it’s getting almost impossible to make yours stand out. Luckily for one cash-strapped chef, Werner Herzog is a big fan of his salt. Seriously.
Angelo Garro, an Italian-American chef based in San Francisco, is seeking $30,000 to produce and distribute his organic salt, “Omnivore,” nationally. Getting Read More
Don't Hate -- Masticate
If you can afford a smartphone, you can afford meals. At least that’s what we thought until we learned of the forthcoming Leftover Swap app, which enables users to barter their old food.
It’s the kind of thing that could work on college campuses — but like pledging a fraternity or chugging Everclear, just because college students do it doesn’t make it right.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio may not be the leading contender in this year’s mayoral race, but when it comes to making some mean jerked chicken, he’s far ahead of his rivals.
At Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival yesterday, Mr. de Blasio faced off against Cool Runnings star Leon Robinson and emerged victorious. (The contest was apparently quite the occasion; a campaign aide tweeted “GOALLL!!” as Mr. de Blasio proudly held up his trophy.)
When one thinks of Gwyneth Paltrow, what comes to mind? A women who drinks a bottle of wine whilst cooking and then another before bed? Who told a reporter she’d rather smoke crack than eat processed cheese? Or the dictator of GOOP, an insane newsletter dedicated to making you pay $155 for a felt “catch-all,” which does not seem larger or sturdy enough to catch anything. (Besides maybe a nearby breeze.)
The Eight-Day Week
Prepare the juice cleanse: at the Central Park Conservancy’s annual “Taste of Summer,” dozens of fancy food tables amount to a cavalcade of calories. Gourmet grub is provided by the 21 Club, Armani Ristorante, La Esquina, PJ Clarke’s, Sirio Ristorante, Swifty’s and Tulsi, to name a few. Those with fat wallets and hungry tummies who Read More