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Brooklyn Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Mom

23 Apr

Gift Mom something  special this Mother’s Day– something with a little Brooklyn charm. I’ve picked out a few gift ideas to fit a variety of Mom personalities.

The Home Cook 

If your mom enjoys cooking up new dishes in the kitchen, get her the Frankie’s Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. I actually gave this to my mom for her birthday, otherwise, this would be my top choice. The guys behind the iconic Brooklyn restaurant share some of their best recipes like Cavatelli with Hot Sausage & Browned Butter and Escarole with Sliced Onion & Walnuts. 


The Stylish Mom

Is your mom decked out in the best accessories? Get her these Seed Pod Earrings by Natural Abstract Jewelry, available at By Brooklyn.They’re classic and simple, but still unique and one-of-a-kind.

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The Designy Mom

Brooklyn-based illustrator Claudia Pearson Illustration just launched Tea Towel Time— a subscription service for tea towels. Sign her up, and mom will receive a fresh new tea towel each month.


The Mom with The Sweet Tooth

Do you have a mom who can’t resist a box of chocolates? Skip the drugstore version and go for these Sea Salt Caramels from Nu Nu Chocolates, available at With Love from Brooklyn. They’re rich and decadent with a touch of sea salt to complement each sweet bite.

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The Oenophile

Some moms would rather indulge in a glass (or bottle) of wine over chocolates. If that’s the case for your mom, grab your mom a bottle of wine from Red Hook Winery. My favorite is the Jamesport ‘Clone 95’ Chardonnay, but if you go to the winery, you can do a tasting to find something to fit her wine style. Brooklyn Wine Exchange usually carries a few of their wines too if you can’t make it to Red Hook.


The Sauce’s Winter Whiskey Feast Recap

14 Jan

On January 9th, 2014,  The Sauce hosted a hearty winter feast created by Chef Nikki Martin of Season 8 of The Next Food Network Star. She paired Whistle Pig Whiskey with a rich duck dinner (from Maple Leaf Farms) comprised of 5 courses, including items like Crispy Duck Leg, Duck Meatballs, and a Kale Salad with poached egg and SlantShack Jerky. Nikki  put a spotlight on Atsby Vermouth, using the liquor for cocktails as well as through the courses.

The dinner was held in a Fort Greene space, a converted stable, which was decked out in Claudia Pearson Illustration‘s goods, from framed illustrations to aprons and tea towels.

This event was made possible by Tabelog, an online space to share and discover inspiring dining experiences.

Thank you to our sponsors and those who dined with us. Check out the gallery of images from the dinner, and stay tuned for future events.

You’re Invited: The Sauce’s Winter Whiskey Feast

2 Jan
Chef Nikki Martin

Chef Nikki Martin

On January 9th, 2014, join me and The Sauce for a hearty winter feast created by Chef Nikki Martin of Season 8 of The Next Food Network Star. She’s pairing Whistle Pig Whiskey with a rich duck dinner comprised of 5 courses, including a unique way to eat SlantShack Jerky. Additional cocktails will be provided by Atsby Vermouth.

During the event, check out artwork from Brooklyn-based Claudia Pearson Illustration, and meet fellow foodies, creatives, and cocktail enthusiasts.

This event is brought to you by Tabelog, an online space to share and discover inspiring dining experiences.

Get your tickets here before we’re sold out.  

Winter Whiskey Feast