Braise, Roast, Fry: Cookin’ Fish with Mermaid’s Garden

All summer and fall of 2013, the Local Pickins crew eagerly looked on as a little Brooklyn, NY-based CSF called ‘Mermaid’s Garden’ waged an impressive Kickstarter campaign, with the goal of raising enough funds to open up their very own brick and mortar location. We were rooting for them not just because Brooklyn is in dire need… Read More Braise, Roast, Fry: Cookin’ Fish with Mermaid’s Garden

Favorite Food Fridays: So much more than bottles at Central Bottle!

Cookbooks by artisan food makers the darlings in the publishing arena nowadays, and the passion I have for chocolate had me recently racing over to Central Bottle + Provisions to meet, greet and eat with the masterminds behind Mast Brothers Chocolate. Although I originally knew Central Bottle as a wine shop, I delight upon continually… Read More Favorite Food Fridays: So much more than bottles at Central Bottle!