Earlier this year, I had the pleasure and honor of slipping away for another weekend of Fearless Writing while Ron held down the proverbial fort in our corner of Brooklyn. While we’ve gotten beaucoup kudos from city dwellers who’ve become our regular customers, it was fun to hear reactions from other folks who came from … Read More
We had the INCREDIBLE pleasure of meeting Andrew Zimmern some time ago and while we didn’t get his autograph, at least we did get evidence of the encounter,* which we anticipate seeing this Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST, on his Bizarre Foods America show which features NYC. In this episode – NYC … Read More
Why Are We In Natural Food Stores?
It’s ice cream, which isn’t necessarily the first thing you think when you think of health food. And, yes, granola bars but really super delicious ones, some with chocolate, another with brandy-macerated cherries (called Coffee with God, and available only at Brooklyn Commune). So what’s the story? Well, our philosophy is simple: make great food … Read More
And here’s the “today” part of our most recent post: Please make sure to stop by: By Brooklyn 261 Smith Street Between Degraw & Douglass today to buy a pint (or three!) of The Local Ice Cream by Brooklyn Bell. Today only, we will be on site offering tastings and pints for sale in the … Read More
Today & Thanks
Hey all, we just wanted to give a shout out to some stores that have been very supportive and helpful lately. Although it may seem vast, the world of Brooklyn artisanal foods and goods is actually rather small. Having friendly faces of more seasoned folks in this world helps a ton. I know we will … Read More
I Met a Real Jimmy. Her Name Is Plucky Pea.
(Also posted on Kati’s moonlighting site, www.revelmama.wordpress.com.) Only in New York. More specifically, only in Brooklyn. So I went to a semi-business meeting to follow up on an introduction that had been made a few weeks ago at the birthday party of a local entrepreneur, everything Brooklyn artisan ombudsman, founder of By Brooklyn, Gaia DiLoreto. We … Read More
Brooklyn Bell on thegrio.com!
Thanks so much to Suzanne Rust for the fabulous piece she wrote for thegrio.com featuring Black artisanal food producers. We are small in number, but we are growing. Congrats to all these food producers who are making great food and business! We tasted the Nothin’ But bars (by Jerri Graham) and they are delicious — looking forward … Read More
See You at PS8 This Saturday!
We are heading back to school for some good ole fashioned fundraising. Join us this Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 4:00 at PS8 in Brooklyn Heights for their annual holiday craft fair. Brooklyn Bell will be bringing The Local Ice Cream and our Good Bars. Stop in, mention this post, and you get a … Read More
Chillin on Sunday Afternoon
Chilling here at home with the big kid and little kid. Lil bit is helping shell peanuts. Despite time Ron spent in GA as a kid, this appears to be women’s work for the moment. That’s ok. He’s supplying desert: The Local’s Simply Chocolate to try later, along with his signature Brown Sug.
The Big Day
This is it. The house is abustle (actually I’m still laying in bed trying to muster the energy to get up while Ron has been up and about unknown hours already). Today we are grabbing a shift at the kitchen from a fellow Hana Pastries kitchen resident (in lieu of our regular Saturday slot) so … Read More