Cafe Find: Butler Bakeshop NYC

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Just shy of the Williamsburg Bridge in the blossoming South Williamsburg neighborhood is Butler Bakeshop NYC, a casual counter service bakery showcasing sweet and savory pastries using fine dining techniques. Michelin-starred baker Ryan Butler, formerly of Piora and Gramercy Park Hotel, brings a global take on traditional baked goods such as his Sticky Bun with […]

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Restaurant Find: Llama Inn NYC

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It’s rare to eat a plate of food that’s new, unexpected, and unlike anything you’ve eaten before. For those who dine out regularly, novelty is hard to come by, so when it does, we remember it. So that’s why I’m finding it impossible to forget the food I ate at Llama Inn NYC – the […]

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The Editors: Cherry Bombe Magazine’s Founders on Food, Fashion & The Best of NYC

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It should come as no surprise that we’re huge fans of Cherry Bombe magazine – a biannual print publication about food and the women behind it, carefully designed with an eye for aesthetics. Everything from its design to the fierce women it features to the very fact that it’s a physical thing keeps us turning […]

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Cool Shop Find: The Primary Essentials NYC

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Aptly named The Primary Essentials, this specialty home wares store is a treasure trove worth seeking out. Inside, you’ll find yourself drawn to the long wooden table in the center of the shop housing an array of meticulously curated products, from quintessential candles and ceramics to notable books, stationery and magazines. Every product has been […]

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THE EDITORS: RYAN FITZGIBBON ON FOUNDING HELLO MR. & HIS BEST OF BROOKLYN

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In the first of a new series introducing the editors behind some of our favorite publications and their pet local hotspots, we talk to Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of independent gay magazine Hello Mr.  The status quo for the LGBT community in both America and on the global stage is very different today to […]

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Design Hotel Find: Wythe Hotel NYC

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The Wythe Hotel may, from its exterior, appear to be analogous to all of the old neighboring warehouses in Williamsburg with rustic brick walls and vintage industrial features, however, the inside is classic-modern, chic, and tastefully minimal with urban character – a true breath of fresh air. A former barrel and cask cooperage, circa 1901, Wythe Hotel began with the […]

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Zio & Sons on #GatheringsLikeThese and NYC’s Most Instagrammable Hotspots

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They say a picture paints a thousand words – and with last month’s news that Instagram, the ubiquitous photo-sharing platform, now has over 300 million active users (making it officially larger than Twitter) – it seems that the world agrees. For many of us, sharing the most intimate moments of our private lives with the […]

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Fantasy Restaurants: Nicole Franzen’s Best of NYC

Nicole Franzen NYC Restaurant Guide

Clean, classic, minimalistic, with a mixture of old and new – these are not only the eye-pleasing things we’re constantly searching for at Melting Butter – they’re what we’ve found in our latest city curator and major Insta-crush Nicole Franzen. A Brooklyn-based food, lifestyle and travel photographer, Nicole’s work has built a cult following of […]

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Ramen Restaurant Find: Ganso NYC

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Ganso is a welcome addition to that gastronomically desolate part of Downtown Brooklyn where until now places like Dunkin’ Donuts and Applebees ruled the roost. The well-priced ramen menu reads like a laundry list of rich, brothy, comforting noodles that are designed to hit the spot on a cold New York night. Ganso’s kitchen is […]

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The Curators: Bird Boutique’s Owner Jen Mankins on Brooklyn’s Best Kept Secrets

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‘Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way’ – not to quote hip hop lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G or anything, but we’re pretty sure many Brooklynites can attest that this sums up the vibe and feeling of this much loved New York borough. Jen Mankins, ex- fashion buyer at Barneys and Steven Alan, turned owner of […]

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