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Upper West Side: Docks to Become Wine Bar?

Heard on the street:the space that once held Docks’ Oyster Bar at 2427 Broadway (between 89th and 90th streets), will become a wine bar. Has anyone heard this? View Larger Map

Upper West Side: Edgar’s Cafe Opens Up a Second Location on Amsterdam

Neighborhood stalwart Edgar’s Cafe has opened a second location between 91st and 92nd streets on Amsterdam Ave. The original locale on W. 84th Street was named after writer Edgar Allen Poe, who once resided at that address. The new Edgar’s has none of the funky atmosphere of the original; it looks like any other NY [...]

First Annual Beer Month Kicks Off With Grill-Off at Water Taxi Beach

There had to be a month devoted to local beer making and imbibing, right?  And what better month than July?  That’s assuming the sun comes out, it gets hot and steamy like a normal  NY summer-and it stops raining.  A tall order, I know, given that, weather-wise, we’ve turned into Portland, OR, Slow Food is [...]

Old Time Cooking Classes in Brooklyn

Want to cook like they did in the olden days?  Then this event, featuring cooking over an open fire, may help you stir up all those yearnings for yesteryear: Summer Thursday Evenings at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum What:  Fireside Feasts. Come join hearth cook and food historian Carolina Capehart for an evening of cooking over an [...]

Farming in New York City: A Panel Discussion at NYU

Are you farming in your backyard? Well, you’re not the first New Yorker to ever harness a hoe in the five boroughs. NYU’s Fales Library-the home of a world-renowned food cookery collection-that’s cookbooks for you non-culinary history mavens-is having a panel discussion, New York Farm Connections: The Five Boroughs as Farmland and Marketplace, June 4. [...]