"It's not illegal," says our host of the tumblers brimming with cloudy, jade-colored liquid before us. He and the bartender have just finished the rather elaborate ritual of absinthe preparation, involving decorative spoons, sugar cubes, flame, water, and of course, the hallucinatory liquor most famously sipped by Van Gogh in 19th-century Parisian cafés. But the glasses of... More >>>
By photo: Tania Savayan
Absinthe-minded: the Green Fairy gets a makeover at Assenzio Wine Bar.