A Brief History of Latkes

  We love you a latke.  Latkes are made with simple ingredients, yet are steeped in complex history. Anyone who has tasted one will know that they will have you wishing Hanukkah gelt was made of latkes, not chocolate. While…

A Brief History of Friendsgiving

  Remember Thanksgiving 2015? Aunt Carol was face down in the pumpkin pie after one too many hard ciders, dad “forgot” the tofurkey for your brother’s vegan boyfriend, and Grandma was starting every sentence with “back in my day…”. Good times, right?…

A Brief History of Brunch

    Made famous by the women of Sex and the City, the breakfast-lunch hybrid is now prolific in every major city, beloved by yuppies, hipsters and everyone in between. It’s the one thing we look forward to after a…

A Brief History of Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in Munich, a prince married a princess. There were white horses, flower fields and doves (probably). Fast forward two centuries and the royal marriage once celebrated with Disney-spawned creatures is now celebrated with liters of beer,…

A Brief History of the Snow Cone

  Ah, the snow cone. Nothing says summer like a dewy paper cone full of sweet, kaleidoscopic ice shavings… right? Right. But how did this prismatic treat come to be?   The snow cone, like the majority of our delightfully…

A Brief History of Al Fresco Dining

  Ah, the great outdoors. To some, that means hiking, biking, and swimming… to this author, the outdoors are best served up with a bottle of rosé (or three) and a crudité platter. Of course, we’re not the first to note that…