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Widow Jane & Cacao Prieto

This website is only slightly defunct, I swear.

A few weekends ago some friends and I spent the day in beautiful Red Hook – a South Brooklyn neighborhood that, for many, was a bit off the map til Hurricane Sandy made it famous by devastating it (or unless you needed to get a Flunktrång at IKEA). Since then, the neighborhood has immensely recovered, thanks in large part to dedicated residents, hardworking neighbors and volunteers, and of course the never-give-up attitude of many small businesses. Despite the neighborhood’s vulnerability to severe weather due to its proximity to the Hudson River on one side and Gowanus Canal on the other, and it’s relative remoteness due to poor subway access, it’s become a haven for independent operations seeking more space, and perhaps solitude as well.

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“Prohibition Bakery,” Because I Like Manhattan Too

Here’s the full version of my film that screened on Thursday night, and while it is not officially a Brooklynography production (since Prohibition Bakery is in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, gasp!) the girls behind this business are still awesome because they make a fine, fine product with lots of love and care. Plus, it just might get ya drunk.

 

The New York Food Film Festival Is Back!

The New York Food Film Festival is back again for 2013! Events begin tonight, with the fest’s full schedule to be found here. This year, my film “Prohibition Bakery,” about Brooke & Leslie and their wonderful boozy cupcakes, will be screening on Thursday’s “Edible Adventure” event, and while it’s about (gasp!) a bakery located in Manhattan, I still felt it was worth sharing. And I’ll be giving away a FREE ticket to the event today! All you have to do is follow @bklynography and tweet at me with your favorite new food item or restaurant in Brooklyn this year for a chance to win! Ticket value is $85 at full price!

Read on to see the other film I submitted, which was tragically rejected from the festival…

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