Egg of Williamsburg

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From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

Thank you so much for being a part of

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Two Days of Living Your Values

At Ethikus we’re all about discovery. We just want to help you find shops and restaurants that are, in the simplest meaning of the term, ‘good’

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One Woman’s Green Awakening

I wish I could say that I’ve always been environmentally conscious, but that simply wouldn’t be true.

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Zucker Bakery: Cozy, Ethical & Sustainable!

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Values Are Not Vain!

You know how some nonprofits and businesses have branded t-shirts? Usually the free kind, made of unsustainable cotton,

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NYC Chef & Herbalist on Being An Ethical Consumer

Emily Cavelier has been living and working in New York City for almost a decade. From 2004 to 2007, she was the Pastry Chef atPure Food and Wine, known for its delicious raw, vegan, and organic menu. From 2008 to 2011, she was Executive Chef atInternational Harvest, a New York based maker of wholesale vegan, raw, and gluten-free foods. In 2011, Emily launched her consulting business,

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The Power of Ethical Consumers

In the political process, some people believe that their vote doesn

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Please Your Palate and Your Planet

I couldn’t wait to try out Greensquare Tavern. I love farms and I’m a big fan of tables… Anytime the two are directly linked I get very excited.

Upon walking in, I immediately recognized the space as one of my old favorite oyster bars that used to offer a dollar-oyster Monday. But that’s a bygone era and the space’s new establishment is much better.

The staff was very friendly and welcoming when my date and I sat down and although the happy hour drink specials ($5 house wine + sangria) are technically only available at the bar, the Sangria offer was extended to us. The sangria was sweet and refreshingly tangy and strong. The jovial bread-basket man brought over a sourdough roll, a French tip and, in honor of St. Patrick’s day, a piece of Irish soda bread. He also offered a choice of butter or olive oil — I chose the oil, and it was spiked with just a few drops of delicious balsamic vinegar. The breads were delightful.

Greensquare Tavern’s menu is set up with small, medium and large plates. The portions are very generous! An appetizer and 2 medium plates are enough for two to share.

We started with a delicious appetizer off the specials menu. The lettuce cups were large pieces of Boston Lettuce, stuffed with fresh shrimp, citrus, chili, and spicy shredded carrots and radish — sort of like a deconstructed Summer Roll, Thai-style. It was spicy and refreshing and the portion was the perfect size and only $10.

With our appetites sufficiently whetted by the shrimp cups, we moved on to the main courses (medium plates), a herb-roasted half chicken with market vegetables and a side of kale (substituted for the mashed potatoes) and the mushroom risotto. The chicken was delicious. The skin was perfectly crispy and salty and herb-flavored and the meat was juicy with the taste of the herbs throughout.

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An Evening for Locals, A Day for the Earth

Our latest Shop Your Values Week Meetup brought a lively group to Cobble Hill’s friendly community public house – 61 Local.

61 Local’s Front-of-House Manager, Kris, kicked off the evening with an inspiring overview of her establishment’s mission and values. 61 Local is not just a bar, it is, by design, a gathering place for the community to meet, exchange ideas and debate food, politics and theater in an open forum.

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