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  • Dining

    July 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Why the Hemingway Daiquiri Is a Timeless Summer Classic

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Nico Szymanski of THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen (212 East 42nd Street; 212-405-4399)

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    The Beauty of the Traditional Pisco Sour

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes from Devin Howell of Camp David (221 Avenue B; 212-228-0170).

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    The Royalton's Albert Pero Extols the Virtues of the Rye Manhattan

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Today's call comes by way of Albert "Albie" Pero of The Royalton (44 West 44th Street; 212-869-4400).

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Bar Primi

    New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    These Are the Ten Best Restaurant Patios, Rooftops, and Outdoor Dining Experiences in NYC

    Sometimes our hunger can't be contained within mere brick and mortar, and so we set out in search of the city's many courtyards, patios, gardens, terraces, and rooftops, looking for a place to put food into our mouths while enjoying the weather. A fine time can be had outdoors, whether gazing out at ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The 10 Best Bowls of Punch in NYC

    Few cocktails have the power to form a circle and an engaged -- if outlandish --conversation like punch. Straightforward, boozy, and crowd-pleasing by nature, it is no wonder these table setting tipples are making a big, large-format comeback. With Thanksgiving and out-of-town visitors on the horizo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Like Lamb Tartare to the Slaughter, Checking in on Corey Cova's Flock Dinner

    "I thought this was a doughnut shop?" The gaunt man asked incredulously. He was standing inside Dough Loco, the latest venture from the team behind ABV, Earl's Beer & Cheese, and the Guthrie Inn.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    People's Pops, Kelvin Slush, and Delaney Barbecue: A Small-Scale Food Revolution at Brooklyn's Pfizer Plant

    "Should I turn the music down?" People's Pops founder Joel Horowitz asks as we embark on a tour of his ice pop manufacturing kitchen in Brooklyn. As explanation, he adds, "You don't make a tasty ice pop without loud music." People's Pops headquarters is located at 630 Flushing Avenue on a nondescri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Amor y Amargo's Sother Teague Explains Bitters and Divulges a Recipe

    There is no out-talking, outsmarting, or out-mixologizing Sother Teague. Ask a question about bitters, and Teague has not just an answer but a tome, an in-depth dialogue of distillation, history, and flavor. That he's writing a book is a confusing notion; this man should be on TV with a captivated a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Yerba Buena: A Pisco Primer and a Taste of Peru, Er, Chile

    The bartender took out a chilled glass, separated the egg whites into a tin and then measured and added the lime, pisco and simple syrup and shook the cocktail into a froth. As he poured, the white drink toppled into the glass, the lime and pisco separating to the bottom. "Pisco hasn't been very pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Meet Carla Rzeszewski, New York's Queen of Sherry

    What comes to mind when you hear sherry, besides the Four Seasons song that maddeningly loops in your head like scratched vinyl? If the answer is a sweet brown drink that grandma likes, allow me to introduce you to New York City's "Queen of Sherry," Carla Rzeszewski. Rzeszewski is a sherry fanatic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Recipe: Crystal Fall From Clover Club

    The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing, and what better way to celebrate than an apple cider-based cocktail? The Crystal Fall is a seasonal special from the Clover Club in Brooklyn. Created by mixologist Julie Reiner, the cocktail made its debut today -- along with other spirits mixed with f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    10 Foods to Pack in Your Zombie Apocalypse Go Bag

    One can only read so many stories about flesh-eating humans and the zombie apocalypse before considering a go bag. Here's mine:

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    The Wayland's Brian Hawthorne on Spring Drinks and Impromptu Bar Concerts

    Brian Hawthorne is one of the owners of the Wayland (700 East 9th Street, 212-777-7022), where he tends bar and sometimes performs late-night impromptu concerts for his customers. We asked him about one of our favorite drinks on the menu -- a margarita made with kale juice -- spring cocktails, and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    The Barnesville at The Wayland

    The drink: The Barnesville The bar: The Wayland (700 East 9th Street, East Village, 212-777-7022) The price: $11 The ingredients: Bourbon, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, pumpkin, egg white

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Alfama's Tarcísio Costa on Spanish Sirens

    At Alfama, diners can feast upon traditional Portuguese favorites with modern twists. The eatery (214 East 52nd Street) -- previously in the West Village -- now has a cocktail menu at its new location, to complement these plates. We chatted with Tarcísio Costa to get a sense of the restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Our 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Now

    Keith WagstaffNice shot​ For the past couple of years, The Daily Shot, FitR's inappropriately named weekly cocktail feature, has scoured the city for the tastiest cocktails it could find. Straight up, on the rocks, with a twist, rimmed, and even on fire. You name it: We've knocked it back. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    What to Drink at The Beagle: The Barrel-Aged Manhattan

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauAge before beauty​​​The drink: Barrel-Aged Manhattan The bar: The Beagle (162 Avenue A, East Village, 212-228-6900) The price: $14 Ingredients: Buffalo Trace White Dog, sweet verm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    What to Drink at Amor y Amargo: The Alpine Afternoon

    ​Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The drink: Alpine Afternoon The bar: Amor y Amargo (443 E 6th Street, East Village) The price: $12 The ingredients: Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur, Becherovka, Killepitsch, Angostura Bitters, Bittermens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2011

    The Royal Wedding Cocktail

    ​Yes, there's a cocktail to commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Of course there is; there's a royal wedding everything. It's a punch made with gin, that most British of liquors. The recipe, according to People (keep in mind this was created by "mixologist Dan Warner" who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Last Night: Pop-Up Bartenders at Fatty Johnson's

    ​Chantal Martineau of Fork in the Road concocted a cocktail called Norman Mailer -- a bi-alcohol Manhattan variation finished with an aerosol spray of eau de vie. You've heard of pop-up restaurants and pop-up bars? Well, last night we witnessed the phenomenon of pop-up bartenders, as scribes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    What to Drink at El Cobre: The Club President

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauHavana Club​​​​The drink: Club President The bar: El Cobre, 95 Avenue A, East Village, 212-614-6818 The price: $14 The ingredients: Banks Five Island rum, spice, Cocchi American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Top Shots: Our 10 Best Cocktails of 2010

    One cocktail says to another: "You're going down!"​ Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Some of these bibulous creations leave our head swimming with delight, while others lead to little more than imbiber's remorse. We've sampled the best t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    What to Drink at Mary Queen of Scots: The Auld Alliance

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauFranco-Scot-tail​​The drink: The Auld Alliance The bar: Mary Queen of Scots, 115 Allen Street, 212-460-0915 The price: $12 The ingredients: Cognac, Laphroaig, maraschino liqueur, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Laur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    French-Accented Cocktail Bar, 1534, Debuts in Nolita Tonight

    Jacques, looking thirsty.​For those who don't know the significance of the year 1534, it marks the date French explorer Jacques Cartier set out to discover a Western passage to Asia and instead landed in Canada -- specifically, in what is now known as the province Quebec. A new cocktail bar, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    What to Drink at Death & Co.: The Cortado

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. thespeakista.comThe Cortado: caffeinated for your drinking pleasure.​The drink: The Cortado The bar: Death & Company, 433 East 6th Street The price: $13 The ingredients: Pampero Aniversario Rum, Lemon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    What to Drink at Yerba Buena: A Pisco Sour

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauHalfway done, froth intact.​The drink: Pisco Sour The bar: Yerba Buena, 23 Avenue A The price: $12 The ingredients: Macchu Pisco, Angostura Bitters, simple syrup, organic egg white, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Forget Fernet: Real Bartenders Shoot Angostura

    Shortage, be damned.​After a long late-night shift, bartenders have been known to knock back shots of Fernet-Branca, that bracingly bitter, herbal elixir reputed to make the feebler among us recoil in disgust (or defeat). The latest trend among the truly hardcore drinks slinger is to throw bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Happy Hour at The JakeWalk in Carroll Gardens

    The JakeWalk lets the sun shine in.​If you drop by the JakeWalk in Carroll Gardens on a Monday or Tuesday around five, you can enjoy the first hour of its weekday 5-7 happy hour by yourself. To keep things simple, there's just one deal: $2 off everything. That means that The River, a cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    The Vieux Carré Cocktail at Rye in Williamsburg

    Today, FitR debuts a brand new feature dubbed, The Daily Shot. Each week, we invite you join us in a drink. Now, what could be more civilized than that? Rye's Vieux Carré: the old town square in a glass.​The drink: The Vieux Carré Cocktail The bar: Rye, 247 South 1st Street, Brooklyn The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Boston Cocktail Party: Beantown's Drink Culture is Thriving, Minus the Speakeasy Rhetoric

    boston.comDrink in Boston at Drink, in Boston.​ Ask any cocktailian worth her salt and she's sure to tell you that, hands down, New York City has the best cocktail culture in the country. Sure, San Francisco has its abundance of fresh, seasonal produce and New Orleans, in many ways, started i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The JakeWalk's Ari Form Talks Happy Hour, Sad Service & When It's Time to Turn Off the Jazz

    townandcountrytravelmag.comAri Form of the JakeWalk​If you're looking for a place to wet your whistle next happy hour, you can always consult your phone, but who knows where that contraption will send you. For a surely good time, head over to the JakeWalk on Smith Street, which has just instit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The Good, the Bad & the Real Poop on the Angostura Bitters Shortage

    Angostura: Are we short or not?​Panic over the Angostura Bitters shortage has gripped the city and its $15 cocktail-drinking populace. A company spokesperson told the New York Post recently that, while production was back up and running, it wasn't expected to be back to normal until early next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    A Cocktail Contest for The Tales of Hoffman Gives the Metropolitan Opera a Little Extra Punch

    Selena RicksPerhaps they served metropolitans too...​ Last night, the Metropolitan Opera treated its Young Associates--a group of young donors--to an experience not usually paired with a night of arias: a cocktail competition inspired by the current production, Jacques Offenbach's Tales of Hof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Tiki Experiments at Home

    A Painkiller​ Tiki cocktails, when made with freshly squeezed juices, homemade syrups, and quality rums, are completely delicious--complex, stiff, and flavorful. But, with the exception of the now-closed bar at Elettaria, these classic cocktails, most invented in the '30s and '40s, have been n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Mickey D's Moves Faster; Kellogg Retracts Claim That Rice Krispies Protects Against Swine Flu

    ​New research reveals that tomatoes can help you lose weight, as they act as a natural appetite suppressant. [NY Daily News] Kellogg has decided to remove the banner on the front of Rice Krispies boxes that says the cereal "helps support your child's immunity," but failed to cite the San Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    A Bartending Competition, in a Honey of a Spot

    Jonathan Pogash, making a 'Bee Sting'​Barenjager, the German honey liqueur imported by the same company responsible for the success of Jagermeister and Grey Goose, hosted a bartending competition last night in a bona fide speakeasy located in a basement in NOHO. The password to get in was "Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Chatting With Gary Regan About 'The Gin Compendium', the Lady in the Glass & His Next Book

    ​"Gin's a spirit unto herself. She's a loner. Gin can gnaw on the back of your neck till she nigh-on draws blood, and she can just as easily kiss you softly behind each ear, stroke the back of your shivering hand, and make you know that everything's going to be okay. And it will, you know. It ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    New York Gets Its Own Chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails)​ In this renaissance of the classic cocktail, it seems only apt that several of the city's top female bartenders would get together to form a New York chapter of LUPEC or Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails. Lynnette Marrero of cocktail consulting and catering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Happy Canada Day! Have a Maple Syrup Cocktail, Eh

    Our nation's Independence Day isn't till this weekend, but our neighbors to the north are already celebrating. Today marks Canada Day, the anniversary of the 1867 decree that united the country's first four provinces. You can pay homage to our upstairs neighbour, a.k.a. "America's Hat," with a deli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Tea Time--Make a Mar-TEA-nez with Beefeater 24

    We finally got our hands on a bottle of the recently released Beefeater 24, and were quite taken with its pretty, citrusy. We loved the grapefruit peel and bergamot notes and strong essence of tea, but were not sold on the red-bottomed bottled, which looks too much like a dose of grenadine has sunk ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 19, 2005

    Green Apple Martinis Are So Two Years Ago . . .

    And other riveting revelations from our spring cocktail report