Holiday Food/Wine Pairing with Joseph Grillo

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Christmas, and the holidays in general, is a tricky time to start pairing wines when meals are smorgasbords of food jumping all over the map—from turkey to ham, to yams to carrots—that one yearns for a simple and balanced wine with just a hint of acidity….

Allegria Children’s Boutique, Pure Joy to the Burg

owners of allegria children's boutique in williamsburg

There are many unique children’s boutiques in the area, but Allegria takes the cake. In fact, their new store window on North 3rd Street is filled with impressive crochet-cakes handmade from wool sweaters; they’re soft, strange, and artfully crafted—a perfect preview of what’s inside.

Scene at Board of Election, One Day Before Election Day

Photo by Meryl Salzinger

Sent to us by Meryl Salzinger who was at the Board of Election in Brooklyn: “Just showing how many people have questions about where and how to vote after [Hurricane] Sandy. My concern is to show that so many people will be disenfranchised by having to wait for hours in line to have their questions answered.”
LATE BREAKING: Cuomo Oks displaced NYers can vote at any polling station.

Where to Volunteer this Weekend

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It’s been four days since Hurricane Sandy blew through, and Brooklyn is starting to mobilize again. Restaurants are re-opening, the marathon is [CANCELLED] and the MTA is hobbling along, with full (though slow) bus service restored and almost every train running on modified service (not, the G train, of course, which remains suspended).  Click here  for full story. more…