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01.14.2019  I  Brooklyn , Drink Local , Eat Local , Food + Drink

The Recommendation: Go To Michelin-Starred Tapas Spot La Vara For Your Next Dinner Date

What do you get when two chefs — one Minnesota-born with Argentine-Jewish parents, the other Spanish — meet and discover a shared love of tapas? The answer, it turns out, is a marriage — and the Michelin-starred, small-plates restaurant La Vara. Chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero celebrate their Jewish and Moorish roots with memorable […]

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What To Serve At Your Next Gathering, According To The Experts At Brooklyn Wine Exchange

Brooklyn Wine Exchange is exactly the kind of neighborhood bottle shop one hopes for: Opened in 2009 by Brooklynite Christopher Modica, the Court Street shop boasts friendly, knowledgable (and unpretentious) employees, and a robust, hand-picked selection of wines for under $14. There is even a 40-seat wine education room in the back, where staff give […]

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10.29.2018  I  Brooklyn , Drink Local , Neighborhood

Killer Drinks (And Vibes) Abound At House Of Wax

Why not celebrate Halloween by osmosis this year, after work among realistic waxwork sculptures of anatomy and death? True story: Steps from The Wheeler, and across from Alamo Drafthouse, you’ll find House of Wax, a curious bar with an inventive cocktail list and an authentic wax figure exhibition. The drinks — like Horse’s Neck and […]

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