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  • 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 [...]

  • A Day in LA with Clare Vivier
    August 17th, 2012 | Food, Photos, Travels

    During a recent trip to LA, we hung out with handbag designer and good friend Clare Vivier. Clare showed us around her new shop in Silver Lake, and had us over for lunch in her backyard. Highlights from our day: Clare’s shop at 3339 West Sunset Blvd. Model Hye Park came by Hye with one [...]

  • Recipe: Morris Kitchen Summer Lemon Spritzer
    June 29th, 2012 | Food, Home

    Morris Kitchen’s Ginger Syrup and Boiled Apple Cider Syrup have become staples in our kitchen, so we were excited when the new Preserved Lemon Syrup arrived. Food artisan Kari Morris has been playing around with preserving lemons for a while, and the end result is a delicious flavor that’s more savory than sweet, with subtle [...]

  • NYC Beach Trip: Far Rockaway
    June 12th, 2012 | Food, Travels

    Annabel, one of our sales associates at our Tribeca shop, recently spent a day enjoying sun, sand, and delicious tacos at Rockaway Beach with friends. Some highlights: A quick ride on the A train (one hour max). It’s rare that the view from the subway window is this. The area where the beach is “surfing [...]

  • Lunch Break: Hayes Valley
    April 10th, 2012 | Food, In the Neighborhood, Staff Picks

    Our San Francisco staff shares their perfect Hayes Valley lunch break: We love the drip coffee and soy cappuccinos at the Blue Bottle kiosk on Linden Street. Their chocolate cookies are a guilty pleasure too – get one for now and save another for later. Fatted Calf Charcuterie is just around the corner from the [...]

  • Off the Grid Comes to Hayes Valley
    March 5th, 2012 | Events, Food

    Much to the delight of our Hayes Valley staff, SF food truck fest Off the Grid has come to the neighborhood. Every Wednesday around 5 PM, the rotating mobile smorgasbord sets up around the corner from our shop. Last week, we decided to go truck hopping to sample some of the mouth-watering offerings.   First [...]

  • Video: A Holiday Drink with Morris Kitchen
    December 19th, 2011 | Food, Home, In Stock, On Location

    We recently visited Kari Morris of Morris Kitchen for a tutorial on how to make a delicious drink with Boiled Apple Cider Syrup.  A follow up to the popular Ginger Syrup, the newest syrup makes a great gift and provides endless possibilities for mixing your own signature concoctions. In this video, Kari walks us through [...]

  • Video: Steven and Whit visit Radish
    October 6th, 2011 | Food, On Location

    Steven and Whit visit Radish from Steven Alan on Vimeo. Designer Whitney Pozgay of Whit gives Steven a tour of her favorite local spot- Radish prepared foods in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Many thanks to Laura DeRemer and Amy Marks from Radish for having us and sharing their delicious food! Radish 158 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY

  • Morris Kitchen: Ginger Syrup
    September 15th, 2011 | Food, Home, In Stock

    New in our shops and online, Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup is a fun addition to the kitchen. Here’s a cocktail recipe for when you crack open the bottle. Tequila cocktail 1/2 oz Morris Kitchen ginger syrup 2 oz Tequila infused with jalapeno 1 oz fresh cucumber juice 1/2 oz lime juice Cucumber slice to garnish [...]

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