Williamsburg Based Cragel is 50% Bagel, 50% Croissant


Williamsburg is not about be left out of a popular scene. The hipster borough now has a croissant hybrid to call their own thanks to The Bagel Store. Cragels, not to be confused with Crogels or Cronuts are described as a “delicate, flaky, buttery croissant baked into a flavorful tasty bagel, 50% croissant, 50 % bagel.” The Bagel Store actually released their creation back in September but it is Brooklyn so the hipsters probably wanted to keep their precious Cragel under the mainstream radar.


The Cragel has pull-apart layers similar to a croissant but baked in true bagel form whereas the Crogel looks exactly like a Cronut with its tall visible layers but is a bagel. Got it?

Also unlike it’s sweet counterpart The Bagel Store ships Cragels nationwide charging $2.95 for the doughy treat.

H/T That’s Nerdalicious +PicThx Gothamist


Foie Gras Ice Cream Will Give You the Most Expensive Brain Freeze of Your Life


You may know that Sam Mason, former wd~50 pastry chef and founder of Empire Mayonnaise is a sucker for crazy flavor combos.  After all, his newest ice cream shop, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, quickly made itself known for maple-bacon pecan and chorizo cornbread ice creams.

OddFellows has become delightfully weirder since opening. But apparently strawberry tomato, burnt marshmallow, and manchego pineapple just wasn’t haute-couture enough for the elite ice cream consumer.  And so, the foie gras, cocoa, and peanut butter flavor was born, announced in high style on OddFellows’ twitter page.

The decadent desert is only available for purchase in-house and in a single scoop, making this one exclusive treat.  Because nothing says fancy like duck liver on your slow-churned, small-batch, locally sourced ice cream.

H/T GrubStreet + PicThx Odd Fellows


This Williamsburg Hipster Reacting to Guy Fieri’s Fake New Restaurant Totally Gets It


Step off, “I’m-not-really-into-the-whole-f*cked-out-over-commercialized-celebrity-chefdom thing”-guy. Your pretentiousness is not welcome here.

A couple of days ago, comedy troupe Late Night Basement went around asking young, hip Brooklyn-ites how they would feel if Guy Fieri opened up a restaurant in their “completely corporation-free” culinary haven. The results, of course, were expectedly douchey.

All except for one, the young lady around two minutes who, while clearly hip and clearly Brooklyn-y, also has no qualms admitting that “nacho cheese-stuffed foie gras” doesn’t sound entirely bad.

“I’m kinda into that,” she says after taking the time to think about it instead of immediately writing the place off as the epitome of everything wrong with Corporate America.

But she doesn’t stop there.

“Take anything that Guy Fieri does,” she continues around 2:19, “open it at midnight and have it close at 8 o’clock in the morning and that’s a winner.”

The moral of the story? Even though the offending restaurant was fake, hipsters just need to pipe the f*ck down and appreciate gross, commercialized, over-the-top food for what it is — which is the perfect drunk-time noms.

“Tell me it’s open from like from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.,” she asks her interviewer hopefully at one point.

Dahling, that’s exactly what we were thinking.

H/T + PicThx Late Night Basement