Charles Grey

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Project 1919, A Pop-Up Speakeasy, Opens At The Mulberry Project

    One tucked away cocktail den wasn't enough for the folks at Mulberry Project (149 Mulberry Street, 646-448-4536). So last week they debuted Project 1919 -- a back patio turned prohibition-themed pop-up, a speakeasy within a speakeasy, or the Russian nesting dolls set of bars, if you will.

  • Dining

    January 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Hot Chocolates in NYC

    Surely one of winter's greatest treasures, a mug of hot chocolate can feel as restorative as a multi-dimensional meditative trance (FYI: nirvana looks like Beyonce eating a cronut). No matter how cold or dreary it gets, this elixir with ancient roots -- the Mayans beat us to it by at least two mille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Where to Eat French Toast in NYC

    There is perhaps no better reason to wake up at a semi-respectable hour on the weekends than brunch, and perhaps no better excuse to get a head start on a sugar rush than a well-deserved serving of French toast. Between egg-soaked brioche, butter, and sugar, we'd bet even your friends who adhere to ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012


    A better option than chasing the truck

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat at the Union Square Holiday Market

    Lauren ShockeyA super cheesy pretzel makes for fine snacking while shopping​Well, we've saved the best for last. After visiting several of the bigger, non-pop-up holiday markets that have cropped up this season, we can say that the most varied and delicious culinary options can be found at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    What to Drink at Colonie: The Bergamot Margarita

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Mmmm... bergamotty.​The drink: Bergamot Margarita The bar: Colonie (127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights, 718-855-7500) The price: $11 The ingredients: Reposado tequila, orange liqueur, fresh bergam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Chocolate for Valentine's Day?

    MarieBelleSeduce her with sugar.​Brian G. asks: I want to get my foodie girlfriend some chocolates for Valentine's Day, so I can't get Godiva or anything too mass market. Where can I find a nice assortment of chocolates? Dear Brian: What a good boyfriend you are, thinking so far in advance! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Vindaloo for You! An NYC Curry Crawl.

    Victoria BekiempisNo need to hurry to Curry in a Hurry​ Every now and then, even the most misanthropic, bookish types need a little excitement in their lives -- more spice, if you will -- than looking at framed pictures of their cats between sips of Earl Grey. Exotic food, in particular, helps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Food Cart Turf Wars & Fancy Food Favorites

    Artisanal honey, blood orange, and caviar were among the hot products at the Fancy Foods Show this year. Smaller packaging was another trend, sparked by this, our poor economy. [NY Times] Has calling 911 because you got your food order wrong become a trend? The woman TMZ branded McNut called 911 wh ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

     Chapter 4: Pot Luck I'd learned to boil hot water on my new hot plate by turning the throttle up to 5 and waiting 5 minutes and 34 seconds, and was soon happily drinking cups of Earl Grey tea and press-pot coffee as if I had a real stove. I didn't miss the gas at all.

  • Unknown

    January 15, 2008

    The Top 10

    Odes to fame, guns, and what we should've seen coming

  • NYC Life

    October 2, 2007
  • Dining

    October 31, 2006

    Not Just Cheese

    Switzerland stakes culinary turf with a new Chelsea bistro

  • Film

    June 8, 2004

    The Out-of-Towners

    Bumbling scientist and former gymnast circumnavigate the mad, mad, mad, mad world

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Hot for Santa

    A brief but startling history of the chocolate Santa Claus

  • Columns

    April 2, 2002
  • NYC Life

    February 19, 2002