Free money! Although you have to leave the house

Free money! Although you have to leave the house

Holiday shopping is stressful, what with your family members asking for bad gifts and the crowded stores and the people waiting to steal your credit card information from online shopping sites. We do what we can to help with our gift guides, but we can’t do it alone. So, the DUMBO Business Improvement District is stepping in to just hand out free DUMBO cash to that’s legal currency at participating businesses in the area. All you have to do to get it is exist in DUMBO while they’re giving it out. (more…)

Jacques Torres will be there to talk chocolate

Jacques Torres will be there to talk chocolate

Brooklyn’s food industry is red hot. Like, Guatemalan insanity pepper hot. So what better time than now to feature the thriving restauranteurs and food scene-makers in a trade show devoted entirely to food? Lucky for us, we get just that next Wednesday with Brooklyn Eats, going down at the Pfizer Building on Flushing Avenue. (more…)

06/15/09 4:19pm
Photo by Bionicgrrrl.

A Jacques Torres sandwich, photo by Bionicgrrrl.

Can any ice cream really be worth $6 a bowl? Brooklyn-based food blogger Andrea Strong thinks so. She reviews the trendiest scoops in the Sunday Post, sampling ‘scream from the Greene Ice Cream Cart (229 DeKalb Ave.), Blue Marble’s Ice Cream Tricycle (176 DeKalb Ave.), the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, (various locations), Jacques Torres‘ Ice Cream  (62 Water St.) and Ben Van Leeuwen‘s Artisan Ice Cream (Seventh and Carroll). (more…)