TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is this Sunday, September 18

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This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [Read more…]

Best pic ever… chefs gather at Extra Fancy for Daniel Boulud’s birthday bash

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click for larger, credit Finlay MacKay

From Grub Street:

Not long ago, a group of cooks, bartenders, and restaurant execs gathered at Williamsburg’s Extra Fancy (an industry favorite for post-shift late nights) on the evening of Daniel Boulud’s birthday. Some stayed until sunrise the next morning. The family-tree lines represented here are complex and many: Paul Carmichael was a tournant at wd~50, and in turn Wylie Dufresne was a cook for Alfred Portale; much of the room worked at Gramercy Tavern….

On the night this photo was taken, Roudy Leath, the chef de cuisine at the Meatball Shop’s Upper East Side location, mooned the room. Some worried Boulud would be offended—but Daniel Holzman, the co-owner of the Meatball Shop, said he merely suggested that the man consider spray tan next time he was planning such a stunt: “Your ass is very white,” Holzman said Boulud told Leath.

Extra Fancy: New ‘Upscale Clam Shack’ Now Open in Williamsburg

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Extra Fancy (c/o Grub Street)

via Paper:

Despite the name, the handsome boys behind new Williamsburg seafood and cocktails spot Extra Fancy aren’t wearing bow ties or suspenders or shiny shoes. They’re just kicking ass making good drinks, pouring rad beers and endearing themselves to the neighborhood. It’s a quiet spot now, but once people figure out it’s there, it’s sure to be overrun with pretty hipsters, cocktail fiends, and late night degenerates looking for something fried (fancily, of course).

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