Category Archives: Where-to-find

Icelandic Hot Dogs and Other Notes

I took a few days off and went to Reykjavik, Iceland over the Memorial Day weekend with two friends. While claiming to be an emerging foodie destination, I have to say that in a county that is mostly covered in … Continue reading

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A Chat with Brooklyn Soda Works

Spring has sprung in Brooklyn. That means bright yellow forsythia bushes, pale pink Magnolia blossoms, and the return of the Brooklyn Flea to its outdoor location in Fort Greene on April 10th. The Flea will be adding a few new … Continue reading

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Winter Meals: An Alexandrian Breakfast Remembered

It was an early winter morning in Alexandria, Egypt.  A town on the Mediterranean coast of that country that used to be one of the greatest storehouses of knowledge during the Hellenistic era, and founded by Alexander The Great himself.  … Continue reading

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Birlik Market, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

I first discovered Birlik Market when I (ECW) moved to Sunset Park in 2002. It’s a Turkish market on 8th avenue and 60th street, and was easily on my walk home from the 8th avenue “N” train stop. The most … Continue reading

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Sunset Park Tacos and Asian Goodness

I (ECW) have lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for 8 years. As a new home owner in the neighborhood I plan to be here for many more. My peers are always surprised when I tell them where I live because … Continue reading

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As Local As It Gets

The recent focus on locally grown food is timely, exciting and necessary for making the way we get our food here in the US more sustainable. Thanks to the vocal and persistent support of writers like Michael Pollan and Barbara … Continue reading

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