Avocado lovers can now pilgrimage to the world’s first avocado bar Avocaderia, a chapel-sized spot devoted to avo-toasts, avo-salads, avo-smoothies and more. Located inside the six million square foot waterfront development known as Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the bar has been making splashes in recent months for it’s niche market and infamous Avoburger. I went to see what all the excitement was about.
The power of fresh flowers is palpable at ceremonies like weddings. Being on the receiving end of just a single rose can fill you with jubilation. Ironically enough, so can an ice cold beer during a heat wave. Brooklyn’s Sycamore Flowershop + Bar has fused these feel goods into one chill spot. There’s even a Beer + Bouquet special for $10!
I like when creative people play with their food. We all need more beautiful shit to eat on a regular basis because when you eat pretty, you feel pretty. And Pokee is doing so with the visually stunning sushi donut. You won’t find it advertised on their regular menu but rather as a “secret item” ordered towards the back of the West 3rd Street restaurant. Well, the secret’s out and flocks of people including myself had to see what the fuss was about.
As the colder months paralyze with biting cold, dwindling daylight and wintry precipitation, we find ways to stave off seasonal depression and the urge to Netflix for 12 hours. KAHVE coffee is helping New Yorkers during these harrowing times by combining two of life’s most comforting , heart-warming ingredients: red wine and hot chocolate.
Most of my weekends, “going out” consists of pre-gaming with several curated 6-packs from my local bodega. Then galavanting to the dive bar for ONE Sailor Jerry’s and ginger ale to mingle and maintain my buzz. However, being an adult means you can justify spending money on quality alcohol. I found myself in the mood to indulge one recent Sunday and while craft cocktails are easy to find in NYC, I wanted something elusive, interesting and different. The Chinatown speakeasy Apothēke seemed perfect. I had never been there but have always heard great things. Lucky for me it was the debut of their Absinthe night.
Inside Brooklyn’s hot sauce headquarters Heatonist, I met up with Noah Chaimberg and Tyler McKusick; the world’s first hot sauce sommeliers. If you haven’t already (and shame on you if not,) read about them here.
To all of you pain junkies who have a masochistic agenda just short of causing respiratory failure when choosing hot sauces, I have one lesson to share with you; taste is important! Small-batch companies are more readily able to experiment with atypical ingredients, and their risks are redefining how and when we use hot sauces… Like for breakfast and on pancakes!
There are 2 kinds of people in this world: those who enjoy the light kick a DNA sample of Tabasco provides over a fresh egg scramble, and those who smother a hellish rain of hiccup-inducing habenero onto shitty happy hour wings. Regardless, the hot sauce landscape has been migrating away from haphazard supermarket choices to small-batch craft varieties, and at the helm of this revolution is Noah Chaimberg( right top photo) and Tyler McKusick ( left top photo). Noah and Tyler are the world’s first hot sauce sommeliers; and while the titles are self-appointed, when I met up with them at their Brooklyn-based hot sauce tasting room and store Heatonist, they gave me every reason to believe they’re well-deserved.