By FRANKIE EDOZIEN Like most African immigrants, Pierre Thiam, owner and chef of Clinton Hill’s Le Grand Dakar, arrived in New York to attend college. That was 20 years ago. And while he has since left the studies behind and made his permanent home in Clinton Hill, he has never let go of his Senegalese… Continue reading From Yolele to Le Grand Dakar to … Julia Child?
By FRANKIE EDOZIEN There’s never been a shortage of liquor stores in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill. These days there’s a fair number of places to buy fine wines, too. One shop that opened about 16 months ago, Gnarly Vines, has figured out a way to do more than keep the wine — and people… Continue reading Have Some Art With That Wine
By FRANKIE EDOZIEN Forgive the residents of South Elliott Place if they have been having an identity crisis. They have wondered for months why all the signs on their street are different. On the east side, the signs are spelled with two Ts. On the west side, one T rules. “It’s just embarrassing,” one resident… Continue reading On South Elliott Place, Points Off for Spelling Errors