On Saturday, I was stumbling around a gray Brooklyn, running around conducting errands. Just my luck, the skies decided to open up right as I exited the subway in Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill. Mind you, I have about 20 umbrellas at home (just a rough count). Naturally, I didn’t bring one with me. Sigh. I decided I needed to feed my sweet tooth with chocolate, and luckily, I was across the street from Greene Grape, a well-known specialty grocer. I ducked into the shop for an impromptu mood-lifter and as I perused the shelves, came across this bottle of Grady’s Cold Brew, a “coffee concentrate.” Look at how pretty! Woefully under-caffeinated and wet, with a shift at the bar an hour away, I bought a bottle and went back into the rain.
Winter isn’t letting up, so snuggle up with your favorite hot adult beverage and watch one (or all) of these food documentaries on Netflix. [First We Feast] Utah’s Wasatch Beer joins the equality booze game (alongside excellent Cremant du Bourgogne, Égalité) with their Live and Let Live Blonde Ale. [Salt Lake Tribune] Yet another reason for me to loathe Scalia, you know, on top of him just being an out-and-out MONSTER. Listen, I get it: Chicago pizza ain’t everyone’s dish, but let’s stop the snarking and just agree it’s delicious, mmmkay? [Eater] Welp, congrats seem to be in order for digital multi-channel food network Tastemade. The startup/app (play with it, it’s cool if you’re not self-conscious, like me!) inked a deal with Ryan Seacrest Productions (he of Kardashian production/American Idol fame) to develop food program for the ‘tube. [Variety] This sobering map by Steven Melendez took restaurant inspection data from the Health Department to chart all of NYC’s neighborhoods and the density of rodent citations per zip code. If you’re curious, take a gander… [Gothamist]