In 2008 you couldn't turn on the TV and not hear a song off Santigold's self-titled debut blasting over commercials for Bud Lite Lime or Kohls or Honda Civic. The album was everywhere; Santi took a page from Moby's Play-book and licensed it to all takers. Point is, she's not exactly shy about cozyin ... More >>
Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.
When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>
How can you make the innocuous cupcake all grown up? You spike it, of course. And besides a simple chocolate high, everyone would surely love a little buzz from their dessert. Emeche Cupcakes ("emeche" meaning tipsy en Français) is a tiny bakery brought to Brooklyn by Chicago native Janell Richmond ... More >>
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
Monday, September 10 Free Cocktails. From 5 pm to 7 pm head over to Carmine's bar on the Upper West Side for complimentary samples of Absolut Harvest Punch, a autumn cocktail made with Absolut Orient Apple Vodka, Canton ginger liqueur, cranberry and lemon, and the herbaceous Plymouth Gin Rosemary Re ... More >>
Little Dragon Le Baron Chinatown Thursday, May 3, 2012 When getting ready to see Swedish dance fiends Little Dragon at Le Baron Chinatown, I really only had one question: Would I actually get in? Yes, I was assured by one of the event's men behind the curtain, Fabien Moreau, but I didn't want to be ... More >>
A great dancer and all-around nice person, Dwayne Milan captured hearts and minds on the Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race. Dwayne was bumped from the show this week, but he says, "It's OK if you fail to win. In regards to the competition, I realized it, embraced it, and can move on with peace of mind." ... More >>
A new book details Absolut's history as the cool, artsy vodka for the nightlife crowd, complete with devilish recipes. And in it, there's the above photo of me looking surprisingly creamy and dreamy, maybe because even then I only drank in massive moderation. Says the text:
Absolut Wine? Not quite, but the Swedish vodka maker has paired up with Brancott Estate to release a 'sparkling fusion' of vodka and Sauvignon Blanc. [Decanter] A number of Long Island wineries have hired chefs, despite the state law that, in most cases, limits them to serving finger food. [ ... More >>
Sean "Diddy" Combs' entourage was stopped by French customs for trying to bring too much of his Ciroc vodka into the country. [NY Post] A look at boxed wines found that offerings from Wineberry and From the Tank by Jenny & François Selections were best. [NY Times] Lucas Bols, the Dutch gen ... More >>
The first clue that Prospect Heights bar Way Station isn't your average drinking den is the giant blue TARDIS (the time-and-space traveling machine from the BBC's Doctor Who television series) sitting there as soon as you open the front door. Also present: custom steampunk devices, Victorian ... More >>
Beer-happy picnickers were not too happy at this Sunday's first annual Brewers' Pic Nyc at Governors Island about having to wait for a whole extra hour before they could start drinking. Organizers were apparently confused about New York's blue laws, which were changed in 2006, making it legal ... More >>
America is always ahead of the trends. Teens here have experimented with liquor-soaked "vodka tampons" for decades! But now this inadvisable phenomenon is finally hitting Germany, maybe as retribution for past transgressions. Kids are apparently dousing their Kotexes with Absolut and shovi ... More >>
The Way We See the WorldSo jiggly, so meta.Given the developed world's fondness for combining vodka with Jell-O, it was only a matter of time until someone figured out how to pour vodka into an actual glass made of Jell-O.
The Emerson, on a recent night.Clinton Hill's bar scene has been heating up lately with Fulton Grand, which opened at its namesake intersection this past summer, and the forthcoming Hanson Dry, a cocktail bar that was supposed to open this past weekend, but was still dark and papered over on ... More >>
Albert Trummer's partner at Apotheke is suing him for ignoring orders to stop using booze to light up the bar for his signature pyrotechnic tricks. [NY Daily News] A new study in the U.K. claims that alcohol is more harmful a drug than crack. Of course, the study was authored by Dr. David Nu ... More >>
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The bro who iced the New York Times set his sights on greedy bloggers in Sunday's Week in Review. He presented shameless shillers with a 22 oz Smirnoff Twisted Rasberry -- metaphorically. "As blogs take their place alongside traditional media," writes J. David Goodman, Times blogger, "their w ... More >>
Brooklyn booze?Brooklyn now joins the ranks of burgs with their own branded Absolut vodka, including New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Boston. Absolut Brooklyn was conceived with the help of Spike Lee, who still lives in the borough. (The house number on the stoop depicted on the bottle's label, ... More >>
New York gets a new, old-timey vodka.There's been a lot of talk about the backlash against the backlash against vodka lately. The supposedly odorless and colorless spirit may not be the antitheses to the current cocktail culture Renaissance, after all. So, go ahead and let yourself get excite ... More >>
A new vodka is being launched out of San Francisco. And it's packed with protein. Devotion Vodka is the "first-ever 80-proof, four-column-distilled vodka with the benefits of [added] protein made in the United States." Patent pending. [Reuters] In other vodka news, Absolut and Smirnoff are g ... More >>
Today, Eater ran a compilation of the early buzz about the recently opened Crosby Bar, in the Crosby Hotel. Generally, people have found it mediocre so far. It so happened that Fork in the Road was at Crosby Bar last night, for work-related reasons. The cocktail list is so ridiculous, it almost see ... More >>
Westchester County officials spoke to the press today about the crash last week caused by Diane Schuler (pictured) running her minivan the wrong way on the Taconic,State Parkway, and it confirms what the toxicology report revealed: that Schuler was drunk and high when her bad driving killed h ... More >>
On the heels of the Absolut Mango launch, Finlandia has already started gearing up for its new Tangerine Fusion flavor expected to drop in May. The flavored vodka will be available exclusively in duty free shops and is the latest in Finlandia's line of fruit-flavored vodkas, which includes lime, m ... More >>
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