Andrew Tarlow Opens a Wine Shop

Andrew Tarlow, the Brooklyn restaurateur, should think about making or selling cheese to go with his bread company, She Wolf, and his newly opened Williamsburg wine shop, Stranger Wines. As with most small niche wine shops these days, the terms “natural” and “organic” are front and center, along with orange wines from many countries. “We…

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Own the Dishes From Masa’s Table

Favor, a company that specializes in items for home and apparel, carries pieces that were selected for the restaurants owned by the chef Masayoshi Takayama, and now several of those items are available to the public through Favor’s sibling brand, Industry West. Handsome yet utilitarian, some dishes are glazed white, others are in matte-finish black…

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Autumn Chocolates From Maine

Kate McAleer, a chocolate maker, opened Maine’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company two years ago in a former ice factory in Rockland; she is now selling her often seasonal confections online. The fall collection features bonbons with fillings like Maine maple-vanilla, pecan pie truffle, cranberry-orange, Maine blueberry jam and Maine apple cider caramel, all made with…

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New York vs. Grubhub

Seamless, the food delivery service started two decades ago in Midtown Manhattan, calls itself “the most New York app in New York.” In advertisements, the company cracks jokes about the L train and takes unsubtle jabs at New Jersey. “Eat Like a True New Yorker,” one subway ad declares. But while the delivery giant Grubhub,…

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Blood, Money, Oil. And Clothes.

PARIS — In a large circular chamber covered in periwinkle blue velvet and hung with curtains all around, seats curling outward in snail shell tiers, Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga convened his parliament. Then he scented it with Blood and Money and Petrol (after starting with a bit of Anti-Sceptic, literally: he had perfumes made for…

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