Deciding where to watch the Super Bowl is stressful. Do you pick the place with the best drink specials? The greatest food deals? Do you follow the crowd? Find a quiet bar with a decent screen to watch the game in private? We've broken it down by hood and borough of where to get the most bang for yo ... More >>
In an industry that rewards greed and egocentrism, tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman has made a career out of selflessness. On record and onstage, Sugarman plays only what is needed: a big, percussive horn blast here, a raw R&B riff there. And career-wise, he has done much the same: in 2001, when both ... More >>
Battle of New Orleans
In honor of my trip to New Orleans to promote my book amidst the "Southern Decadence" weekend, Gambit weekly assigned Lauren LaBorde to interview me about my woozy yet stimulating experiences on Bourbon Street as well as on various red carpets around the globe.
The resu ... More >>
Photo by Michael McCarthyMaxwell Britten, keeper of the Green FairyThere are few bars more enchanting than Maison Premiere, which opened on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year. It's not just the lush, romantic garden, or antique-looking absinthe drip, or bustling oyster-shucking ... More >>
You pass out in the gutter sometime around 11pm to find all your friends have deserted you. You try to get up, bleary-eyed, your face covered with candy wrappers and street scum. As you peel a prophylactic from your face, you look up to see a blindingly bright sign shining right in your blood ... More >>
This Pink Pussy Cat still has its cherry... yes, we did just go there.The drink: The Pink Pussy Cat
The bar: The Smith, 55 Third Avenue
The price: $11
The ingredients: Gin, whole chunks of grapefruit, fresh pineapple juice, and grenadine, garnished with -- what else for such a salaciously ... More >>
Don't write Steve Zahn off yet, folksDavid Simon's Treme is, as has been mentioned far and wide, clearly not going to be The Wire. Sure, it's dealing with rampant corruption in a major American city and the frustration of human beings forced to deal with that corruption, doing so with an unca ... More >>
It's Fat Tuesday, and while things are swinging in New Orleans, our streets are filled with snow and the local pickings are slim. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is having a Benefit Masquerade Ball; the Rodeo Bar holds its ever-lively Mardi Gras party, and Brooklyn's Union Hall is bringing some ... More >>
spiritsandcocktails.comNinth Ward will deal in absinthe drips and Sazeracs.Robert Morgan, the owner of Shoolbred's, has one of the best absinthe collections in the city sitting on the back bar at his East Village tavern. He intends to feature an equally impressive selection at his new bar, Ni ... More >>
"I get nostalgic watching that show Mad Men."
As a matriarch of what became known as alt-country, Lucinda Williams is 30 years and nine studio albums in to her career, with no real signs of slowing down. She's won three Grammy's, recorded with countless musicians, including Elvis Costello and Wil ... More >>