05/19/19 6:00am

Pilar Cuban Bakery tamales. (Credit: Pilar Cuban Bakery)

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From its funky, welcoming atmosphere to the bustling small businesses and vibrant restaurant scene, to the historic brownstones, Bed-Stuy has all the makings for a hip weekend getaway. The north central Brooklyn area, has an LIRR station as well as subway stops from A, C, G, J, M, and Z . Here’s how to make the most of a day there. (more…)

03/03/19 5:49am

7th Avenue and 1st Street in Park Slope. (Credit: WikiMedia; Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com)

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Charming tree-lined streets, brownstones that are the very definition of #housegoals, plus delicious eats and chic boutiques wrapped up in an idyllic atmosphere Park Slope is arguably Brooklyn’s dreamiest enclave. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your besties, your family or a date itinerary with your sweetie, Park Slope has plenty to offer. Hop in the car or take the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal and follow our guide to have the perfect day in Park Slope. (more…)

06/27/16 6:20am
Marissa Drago is opening Main Road Biscuit Co. at the former Jamesport Country Kitchen location. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Marissa Drago is opening Main Road Biscuit Co. at the former Jamesport Country Kitchen location. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Marissa Drago’s start in the food industry actually came while on vacation, when she walked into Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa market in East Hampton and asked for a job.

Fifteen years later, she’s worked for several prominent New York City food companies, specializing in catering, and has begun raising a family in Mattituck.

Now she’s taking her talents closer to home by opening Main Road Biscuit Co., an upcoming breakfast and lunch spot at the former location of  Jamesport Country Kitchen.  (more…)