Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Brooklyn Brewing

Bars are plentiful in New York, so home brewing may fall behind stamp collecting in your list of pastimes. But the joy of creating your own beer and culinary experimentation makes for a great hobby. If you’re not inclined to order the gear needed from the internet, where you may end up with questionable ingredients or gear too big to fit in your apartment, head out to Brooklyn instead. Here, you’ll find two separate shops—Brooklyn Homebrew, run out of a couple’s living room in Sunset Park, and Brooklyn Beer Shop, a regular stall at both Brooklyn Fleas. Each purveyor provides all the gear you’d need to set up your own brewing system, including apartment-sized fermentors and bottling accessories. For more info, visit Brooklyn-homebrew.com or brooklynbrewshop.com. Here’s a hobby where you can drink the results.

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