The big news racing the interwebs today is that Omar Flores and John Baudoin have sold their stake in Oak Cliff’ Driftwood to partner and co-founder Sal Jafar II. Jafar will be tapping chef Kyle McClelland, who most recently ran the kitchen in Brooklyn at Prospect. You may recall McClelland who worked with Jafar’s partner, Michael Martensen, at his restaurant Cedar Social. Continue reading →
Garrett Oliver is the author of the much acclaimed The Brewmaster’s Table and The Oxford Companion to Beer. He is also the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, makers of such fine brews as the Brooklyn Weisse, Greenmarket Wheat, Cuvee La Boite and the Sorachi Ace, all of which we sampled at the recent Pairdiné beer dinner hosted by Lark on the Park and emceed by the affluent orator and pr4viously mentioned brew-god Garrett Oliver.
Throughout the dinner Oliver spiced the room with tales of beer history and mirth about the humble beginnings of Brooklyn’ finest brew. Continue reading →
Since leaving their radio program at the first of the year both Gene and Julie Gates have been undertaking the task of a lifetime: opening their very own restaurant. They have taken the ultimate risk and laid out their personal savings and time away from their money-maker which is their radio talent. They may have said good-bye to their millions of radio listeners, at least for the moment, but many of those same fans have made their way to the Gate’s restaurant, Battuto to sample some very fine Italian cuisine. Continue reading →