Lauren Mowery

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  • 2 days ago | Alcohol

    On a still-forlorn stretch of 29th street, on the fringe of the rapidly gentrifying NoMad, Scottish-born sommelier Michael Coll opened a cavernous temple to wining and Italian-style dining. Despite the lofty name — Wine Disciples (129 W 29th St Do...

  • 9 days ago | Coffee

    Last weekend the 69th Regiment Armory (on Lexington and 25th) hosted the first annual “New York Coffee Festival.” Other caffeine-focused fairs have passed through Manhattan, all titled with some derivate combination of “coffee” and “NYC,” but this...

  • 15 days ago | Wine

    Ground rumbling quakes, buckling infrastructure, and impending tsunamis. While grandiose CGI depictions of these natural disasters prey on our primal fear of extinction for box office dollars, for example during Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s recent ...

  • 24 days ago | Coffee

    Nearly a year in business, Steve Sutton, owner of the sprawling (by NY standards) 3,600 square foot Devoción café and roastery (69 Grand Street,Brooklyn; 718-285-6180) on Grand and Wythe in Williamsburg, has proven that dedicating a coffee busines...

  • 25 days ago | Wine

    The fall back-to-school season is underway, but getting an education isn’t only for the kiddies. Adults can brush up on geography and sociology skills — through the lens of a wine glass — by joining one of Eli Zabar’s upcoming wine classes held at...

  • 29 days ago | Wine

    Before beach season draws to a close (the September 23rd Fall Equinox, not Labor Day, marks its proper conclusion), I want to address a global wine-related epidemic that hits its zenith in summer. Throughout July and August, I visited several whit...


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