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Value Brands of the Year 2014 (News & Features)

Atlantic Seafood {image_1}Sea Cliff is one square mile of hills above Hempstead Harbor, a small inlet opening onto Long Island Sound and the Atlantic. When I lived there as a kid, the beach was the afterschool playground: If it was low tide, the sand was riddled with pockmarks...Read Full Story

Ramona (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Make a stop at Ramona, from brother duo Scott and Jason Schneider, of Manhattan’s East Village Elsa, on a long neglected Greenpoint stretch of pavement. The two-story space was designed by hOmE, the neighborhood based firm specializing in reclaimed materials. It’s decorated along...Read Full Story

Wallflower (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Xavier Herit, who worked behind the bar at Daniel for seven years, designs drinks with a range of made-in-house elements. Partner Jared Stafford-Hill, late of Williamsburg’s oyster and absinthe den, Maison Premiere, oversees the kitchen. Fill up on thoughtfully composed cheese and charcuterie boards...Read Full Story

Glasserie (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

A restaurant located in an old glass factory, Glasserie is well worth the trek to the far reaches of Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, Greenpoint. Here chef/owner Sara Kramer and GM/owner Sara Conklin are putting forward an intriguing and entirely delicious mashup of Middle Eastern flavors...Read Full Story

The Musket Room (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Head to The Musket Room for its New Zealand–focused wine list and return time and again for chef Matt Lambert (previously at PUBLIC and Saxon + Parole) and his Michelin-starred food that pays homage to his homeland. The cheery, whitewashed interior of the Nolita restaurant sets a...Read Full Story

American Amphorae (News & Features)

{image_1} Closer to home, Oregon ceramicist, vigneron and winemaker Andrew Beckham started throwing his own amphorae after reading about Elisabetta Foradori, who uses the terra cotta containers for some of her white wines from Trentino. Beckham experimented with the clay composition, eliminating the typical barium (not food safe) and...Read Full Story

Holiday Gifts for 2013 (News & Features)

{image_1}Origami Wine Tote Not only does this bag look sleek and sophisticated, but it keeps bottles safe with its padded neoprene material, and collapses into a compact bundle. $25; builtny.com {image_2}Apolis + Scribe Wine Tote Aiming to strengthen vulnerable communities,...Read Full Story

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