powerHouse presents Maker of the Week from forthcoming Made In Brooklyn!

MADE IN BROOKLYN presents the Maker of the Week


Acme Smoked Fish

Est. 1954

Greenpoint, Brooklyn



“The Acme tradition dates back to 1906, when Russian immigrant Harry Brownstein began selling smoked first from local smokehouses to appetizing stores throughout the city from his horse-drawn wagon. In 1954, Brownstein set up his shop with his sons and, four generations later, Acme Smoked Fish is still a family-run business with thousands of wholesale customers worldwide….Acme’s unwavering commitment to quality and to their Greenpoint neighborhood makes them the elder statesmen of the Brooklyn gastronome community and an inspiration to the smaller food artisans.” —Melissa Schreiber Vaughan, co-author


Acme Smoked Fish is prominently featured in Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough’s Artisanal Food & Drink Makers by Susanne König and Melissa Schreiber Vaughan with photography by Heather Weston. The book features more than 110 Brooklyn makers and over 1,100 original photographs, along with a list of shops, markets, and liquor stores that feature an ]extensive range of Brooklyn-made foods and goods.


A must-have-source book for foodies planning their visit, or just wanting to shop online and bring some of the Brooklyn flavor to their neck of the woods, Made in Brooklyn will be released on October 20, 2015 by powerHouse Books. To pre-order the book, please visit http://bit.ly/1Txe9O5

Photograph of Acme Smoked Fish by Heather Weston. This is the first time the four owners of the company have been photographed posing together.