This soup is a pun. I was having dinner with my friend Yayo and his mom at Jason Neroni’s awesome restaurant, Superba, enjoying his delicious pea gazpacho, and Spanish vocab came up. Yayo is from Hermosillo, and, as you’d expect, speaks Spanish, so I’m constantly pestering with “what’s that in Spanish” questions…. READ FULL ARTICLE →
Sometimes a change of scene can be all you need to reset. New York and Los Angeles are both within easy reach of Canada and they’re two of America’s greatest cities. To minimize your stress (and schlepping) we’ve narrowed the focus to buzzy Brooklyn on the East Coast, and beachy Venice and Santa Monica on the West.
Let’s take Brooklyn first: Had it not been joined to New York City at the end of the 19th century, Brooklyn would be the fourth most populated city in America. Its fortunes started to change by the end of the 20th century, as Manhattan became prohibitively expensive and artists and bohemian types moved across the East River to inhabit the beautiful brownstones and industrial spaces in gritty Williamsburg, leafy Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene, Red Hook and, now, in formerly don’t-go-there Bushwick. The restaurants and shops that have sprung up in the wake of this migration have set trends, like canning and crafting, for the world at large. READ FULL ARTICLE →