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  • Q&A: Pioneer Square Pantry
    February 18th, 2014 | Food, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We caught up with Pioneer Square Pantry founders Eva Soroken and Kylen McCarthy. Eva, a cultural consultant for fashion and lifestyle brands entering the Japanese market, and Kylen, a seasoned chef in the Seattle restaurant scene, travel between the Pacific Northwest and Tokyo, crafting delicious pop-up dinners and innovative culinary events. The duo recently launched [...]

  • A Recipe from Daphnis and Chloe
    January 22nd, 2014 | Food, Home, New Arrivals

    Daphnis and Chloe is a line of culinary herbs that recently arrived in our Home Shop. Founder Evangelia Koutsovoulou often lamented that none of the seasonings she bought at the market came close to achieving the vivid aromas and pure flavors of the wild, handpicked herbs of her native Greece. Over the course of several [...]

  • A Moment With . . . Ana Kras
    December 17th, 2013 | Food, Friends of Steven Alan, Photos

    We caught up with multi-disciplinary artist and designer Ana Kraš about her work, life in New York, and favorite spots back home in Belgrade. She also shared her recipe for Serbian cabbage. Since leaving your hometown of Belgrade six years ago, you’ve lived in a few different cities, including LA, and now New York.  Do [...]

  • A Day in Hayes Valley with Camp Comfort
    November 6th, 2013 | Food, In the Neighborhood

    Our friend Roberta Jane Petersen of Camp Comfort shared her itinerary for a day in Hayes Valley, one of our favorite San Francisco neighborhoods (and home to one of our shops). I frequently find myself meeting friends or taking out-of-towners to Hayes Valley. It’s pretty centrally located and easy to get to, and the neighborhood [...]

  • A Visit to the Bellocq Tea Atelier
    September 4th, 2013 | Food, Home, In Stock

    We recently had the pleasure of visiting Heidi Johannsen Stewart and Michael Shannon of Bellocq at their tea atelier in Greenpoint. While we sampled a variety of their unique, handcrafted blends, the duo spoke with us about their love of tea, travels, and inspiration. How did you discover your mutual interest in tea? Heidi: We [...]

  • Katakana Supper Club
    July 2nd, 2013 | Events, Food

    This past weekend Shino Takeda, one of our favorite ceramic artists featured in our Home Shop, invited us to a delicious homemade dinner as part of the Katakana supper club series she hosts along with her dear friend and fellow ceramicist Romy Northover. The menu included leek soup, strawberry arugula salad, roasted branzino with plum [...]

  • Atlanta To Do: Liebemarlene’s Picks
    April 30th, 2013 | Food, In the Neighborhood

    Our friend Rhiannon Leifheit, the voice behind Liebemarlene, gave us a warm welcome when we opened our Atlanta shop (our first in the South) and was kind enough to share some of her favorite places in the city. Here’s her roundup, featuring photos taken by her husband, Drew Tyndell. My husband Drew and I have [...]

  • A Conversation with Dandelion Chocolate
    February 21st, 2013 | Food, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We recently introduced chocolate bars from San Francisco-based Dandelion Chocolate in our shops. Made in small batches with beans from Madagascar, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, the bars are crafted on site at their factory in the Mission, which also houses a cafe featuring a rotating menu of drinking chocolates and unique desserts [...]

  • A Moment With . . . Walter Foods
    February 6th, 2013 | Food

    Danny Minch and Dylan Dodd are co-owners of a couple of our favorite restaurants: Walter Foods in Williamsburg and Walter’s in Fort Greene. Dylan also owns Barrio Chino on the Lower East Side, a popular staff destination, and happens to be married to shoe designer Elisa Restrepo, one half of Dieppa Restrepo (another favorite). We [...]

  • East Hampton Winter To Do
    January 17th, 2013 | Food, In the Neighborhood

    Though East Hampton tends to quiet down in the winter, it can actually be a great time to visit. David, our EH Store Manager, has been enjoying his first winter there and shared some of his suggestions for things to do in the sleepy season. Theres a tiny movie theater out here which is cool to go to in [...]

  • A Visit with Shady Acres Organic Farm
    December 7th, 2012 | Food, In Stock, New Arrivals

    Shady Acres Organic Farm jams are a new addition to our home goods. The delicious flavors – Blue Barb and Caramel Pear – have quickly become a hit with customers and are now a breakfast staple in our own kitchens. The certified organic farm, located about 60 miles northwest of NYC, also happens to be [...]

  • A Visit with Andy Ricker of Pok Pok
    November 9th, 2012 | Food, Home, Photos

    Steven recently sat down with Andy Ricker, executive chef and owner of Pok Pok restaurants, at his latest venture on the Lower East Side, Pok Pok Phat Thai. Andy’s family of restaurants now spans two coasts, serving regional Thai cuisine with an emphasis on adventurous dishes that may be lesser known to American tastes.  Andy spoke [...]

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