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Stinky Bklyn


Saw a small mention of this on the Bon Appetit editors blog and figured I’d look into it a little more. What’d I find out?

Well, if you’re in New York on June 24th and you have a hankering for some cheese, why not head down to Stinky Bklyn and compete for the Big Cheese Title Belt?

What’s in it for you? Well besides cheese (obviously) you get a free t-shirt for signing up and you’ll compete for the “Big Cheese Title Belt”, which will be displayed at Stinky Bklyn with your name for a full year.

On Sunday, June 24th at 2pm as part of the Smith St. fair, we will host our 1st annual cheese eating contest outside of Smith & Vine (268 Smith Street between Sackett St. & Degraw St.) at 2pm sharp. Contestants will have to show up by 1:45 and no later! There are only 20 spaces available and registration is a first come first serve basis. You must be 18 to enter, everyone gets a Stinky T-Shirt and registration is FREE! Come compete for glory! Come challenge the true warriors of cheese! Come find out how much Cantal you can cram down in 1 minute!

As for Stinky Bklyn, they have quite an impressive selection of cheeses to purchase and you can join their cheese club. According to the New York Times, they know what’s they’re doing.

Calling a cheese shop Stinky Bklyn is cheeky. But Patrick Watson and Michele Pravda, who own this new store at 261 Smith Street (DeGraw Street) in Carroll Gardens, mean it with affection for the borough and the 100 or so cheeses they carry. The two, who also own Smith & Vine, a wine shop across the street, emphasize cheeses from wine regions, including California, the Loire Valley and Italy. They also sell charcuterie, chocolates and utensils.

To register for the contest or for store info, call 718.522.7425.

Photo from Flickr.


For The Love of Bacon


This site definitely is far from being kosher. But if pork is your thing this should be up your alley.

Head over to the Grateful Palate, a site dedicated to all that is bacon (and other things).

At the Grateful Palate, you can purchase bacon related products such as the BLT candle set ($33.95) as well as Bacon Soap ($24.95).

But if your a die hard swine fan, then you have to sign up for the Bacon of the Month club.

For about $140 a month you’ll receive all of the following:

  • A different artisan bacon delivered to your door each month for 12 months
  • Informative notes on all bacon selections
  • Discounts on The Grateful Palate bacon products and bacons
  • Bacon of the Month Club Membership Card
  • The bacon strip–Our members only monthly bacon comic strip
  • The Bacon of the Month Club Pig Ballpoint Pen
  • A little Rubber Toy Pig
  • One free Bacon Tee-Shirt
  • A recipe each month using the bacon selected
  • Discounts on suggested wines and products in recipes
  • And­–new for 2007–a pig nose!

But if you’re just looking for some damn good bacon, head to the Premium Bacon Collection and find the right swine for you.