“The psychological part is the most important part of being a wilderness guide,” said David DiCerbo, owner and operator of Destination Backcountry Adventures [http://destinationbackcountryadventures.com], as we drove through the Catskill Mountains. “Actual outdoor skills, hard wilderness skills, don’t come into play much in most of our trips.
For the past 10 years or so, the serious drinking demographic, ages 25 – 40, has been discovering spiced beers. Brewers release these concoctions seasonally, usually from October to December. Actually, they are re-discovering an age old custom of brewing beer with spices such as cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper corns, and
It’s safe to say that neighbor Scott Bridi, founder of Brooklyn Cured [http://www.brooklyncured.com/], is obsessed with charcuterie. Born in Bensonhurst to what he describes as a very food-centric, Italian-American family, the long time South Slope resident credits his early influences to his family dinner table. “I
Remember when Ewan McGregor had a mind-altering green fairy bender [http://videos.ewan-mcgregor.org/view/61/moulin-rouge-im-the-green-fairy-1/] in Moulin Rouge? Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on who you talk to), the effects of absinthe (a high alcohol anise-flavored spirit) are not nearly as intense as its legend leads us to believe.
Got a craving for the fresh briny goodness of delicious oysters on the half-shell? After months of anticipation [/blog/business/mezini-restaurant-and-raw-bar-may-be-opening-soon-really], Mezini [http://mezininy.com] (492 5th Avenue, between 11th and 12th Street) quietly opened their doors on June 3rd, so we stopped by this weekend to say hello, and
Stanley Myjak is exactly the kind of man you want to buy your sausage from; big, happy, gregarious and Polish. As co-owner of Jubilat Provisions [http://www.yelp.com/biz/jubilat-provisions-brooklyn] (608 5th Ave), he and his brother-in-law, Krzysztof Kuna, have been making kielbasa and a delicious assortment of other