Behind the Design of Williamsburg’s Bathhouse

Co-owners Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman on their spa for the future in a century-old building

Williamsburg’s aptly named, recently opened Bathhouse—in a renovated 1930s soda factory that was once home to the Brooklyn Bottling Company and Dr. Brown’s Soda—has been renovated and designed by co-founders Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman in collaboration with Jennifer Carpenter of Verona Carpenter Architects. The space meticulously preserves many of the original elements including the vaulted ceilings, original brickwork and a 100-foot-tall smokestack that now serves …

Casa Ora Typifies the Uniqueness of Venezuelan Cuisine and Culture

Helmed by mother-son duo Ivo and Isbelis Diaz, the new Williamsburg restaurant educates, delights and donates

There’s a palpable warmth that permeates every inch of Casa Ora, a new Venezuelan restaurant in Williamsburg. That feeling extends from the decor choices to the food that’s served, and it all comes courtesy of mother-son duo Ivo (a Nomad alum) and Isbelis Diaz—Venezuelan immigrants and the duo in charge of their all-Venezuelan kitchen staff. The menu—which consists of well-known favorites (arepas) and lesser-known treats …

Grimm Ales’ First Anniversary Bottled Blend of Beers

Combining liquid that's a year old with some recently brewed, a release that encapsulates the brewery's efforts so far

Prior to opening their airy and ambitious Williamsburg outpost, Joe and Lauren Grimm were running their brewery, CH favorite Grimm Ales, on a nomadic basis. The pair would develop a recipe on their home-brewing system (inside their Gowanus apartment) and then translate that recipe to the operation of larger pre-existing breweries willing to lend space. There, they’d make their beer, bottle or can it, and …