ABOUT RUNNER & STONE

 

Runner & Stone was co-founded in December 2012 by Chef Chris Pizzulli and Head Baker Peter Endriss. Runner & Stone services the Gowanus neighborhood as a wholesale & retail bakery, restaurant and bar.  We bake all of our bread and pastries in house, including naturally leavened breads and viennoisseries, using local whole grain flours, dairy and fruit.  Our lunch consists of seasonal salads, soups and sandwiches for dine-in or take away and features house-prepared meats and fish on our signature breads.  Dinner focuses on seasonal vegetables and meats and includes a full range of house-made fresh pastas.  Runner & Stone also has a full bar, serving a diverse list of wines, beer and specialty cocktails. 

At Runner & Stone, we believe that cooking and eating are social, communal activities that connect people to one another, and that food service is not only the act of preparing and presenting ingredients for consumption, but rather one part of an experience that should make sense seasonally, geographically, environmentally and emotionally.  To that end, we strive every day to create an atmosphere that is approachable and convivial, preparing everything we make – from our breads and pastries to our appetizers and entrees – with tradition, technique and expertise and featuring local ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner. 

 

BACKGROUND

 

“Runner & Stone” refers to the two stones used to grind grain in a traditional mill, the runner stone and the base stone.  The traditional mill is an important icon to us because it symbolizes our philosophy while grounding us in our neighborhood.  Runner & Stone is located in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, only a few blocks away from the site of the first tide water grist mill in New York City.  This historic location reminds us of a time when food, including primary ingredients, was largely sourced and produced locally.  Discovering this rich history and tradition confirmed what we already knew; we had found the perfect spot in the Gowanus to share our love of hand-crafted food with you.

 

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