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Alfredo Miccoli, A layered chef & a dash of beet juice

“A restaurateur can weave a perfect palette for a dining experience, but true chivalry is a forever patron.” -BE Quote   I have been a constant at Almar restaurant, located in Dumbo, even before it was named named Almar. But only recently had I met Alfredo Miccoli, the co partner and Executive chef. One night, I was locked out of my apartment and my lemon of a time transformed into an evening of old story telling (a realization that... Read More

Tastemaker: Nadeige Choplet of Choplet Ceramics

I met Nadeige when I was in South Williamsburg recently for my day trip post (see it here!). I quickly realized that I needed to have an extended conversation with her when I learned that there is so much more to her story! Read on to learn about this artist and entrepreneur’s journey from art school in Paris to ceramics studio in Brooklyn – it’s inspiring, to say the least. Image by Costas Picadas How did you first become so... Read More

Bourne Explorer Day Trips: South Williamsburg

We all know Williamsburg has been on the up-and-up for 10+ years now, and while there’s something new to experience nearly every day in that section of Brooklyn, it’s more likely to be a Starbucks or an J. Crew than an off-the-path boutique or cool noodle bar. That’s why I have been exploring in South Williamsburg when I’m looking for that authentic outer borough spirit I came to love when I moved out of Manhattan years ago. I... Read More

Foragers Market – Meet the Butcher

Have you been to Foragers Market in Brooklyn? It’s one of my favorite markets in New York – not only is their selection consistently amazing, fresh, and thoughtful, but the people involved are so knowledgeable and inviting! You can really tell they love what they do and give it their all. I recently had the opportunity to speak with their immensely talented butcher, Greg Brockman, about his involvement with Foragers, his love for food,... Read More

Feeling Right at Home

Turn the page Some chapters of your life unfold smoothly, a natural progression of life’s ebbs and flows. Other times are filled with upheaval and profound change. Two years ago I left a business I helped create and grow to embark on a new journey, a leap of faith into the unknown. A time filled with no regret, nonetheless moments of humbleness, doubt and fright. I also experienced countless joy as well as pride in a sense of new accomplishments. During... Read More