Better Than: ODB interrupting Soy Bomb The Grammys, "music's biggest night," was last night and oh how the stars came out to shine. The City of Angels hosted the ceremony this year that saw Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Madonna and Queen Latifah marry 33 gay couples on stage while sweeping the rap catego ... More >>
Courtesy Saints TavernThe snow may be gone, but it's freezing outside -- so perhaps you need somewhere to warm up. Here are a few places that will provide shelter while hooking you up with cheap drinks.
I love a cheap brunch as much as the next guy, but there are only so many limited item menus I can look at before I pull an eggs Benedict Arnold and abandon the items I love all together. So on Saturday, I opted for the kind of grandeur only the Meatpacking District can provide: I chose to head to t ... More >>
Brunch is a hallmark of living in the Big Apple, and a good excuse to linger over a long meal (or kill a hangover). We've rounded up a few spots we think you should check out this weekend, whether for a deal, a party, or a brand new option that doesn't yet have the standard one-hour wait.
We're in the thick of the U.S. Open, and by the end of next weekend, 700,000 people will have passed through the gates of Flushing Meadows to watch muscly athletes grunt while they send little green balls flying 100 miles per hour toward opponents (and so ends our knowledge of the game of tennis). B ... More >>
New York is iconic for its lively bar scene; the collection of characters, cocktails, and companionship give people good reasons to spend their free time out, posted up on stools with drink in hand. But what about the home bars? Some individuals in this city keep their liquor cabinet stocked just as ... More >>
A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than 10 songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish isn ... More >>
Friends of ours who live in Bushwick looked east down a deserted-looking block of Harrison and said, "I've lived in this neighborhood for ten years, and I still can't believe there's a restaurant down there." Warehouses are quickly converting to lofts near the Morgan L stop, especially around still- ... More >>
Despite opposing claims from TMZ, celebrities are actually nothing like us. Take, for example, this 2005 Heineken commercial starring a beer-thirsty Brad Pitt. In it, the star uses some stealth techniques to avoid the legions of photographers who capture his every move. The ad ran on the heels of ... More >>
Fifty years in, out of time
The Economist has composed a chart of James Bond's alcohol consumption in relation to his take-downs and hook-ups. [See More Drink Up: 5 Great Sodas in NYC | 5 Best West Village Wine Bars | The 10 Best Draft-Beer Bars in New York]
The best video collection in New York was shipped to a Sicilian town with a promise that it would be kept accessible to cinephiles. Here's what really happened to it.
Check out our slideshow from the party. Fool's Gold Day Off: French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch, Just Blaze, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies, Nick Catchdubs, Ricky Blaze, Party Supplies, #BEEN #TRILL, Telephoned, and more City Winery Monday, September 3 Better than: Rain. Last yea ... More >>
Heineken is releasing two new beers in the U.S. this month -- Amstel Wheat and Tecate Michelada. According to Reuters, Amstel Wheat will be sold in bottles in the Northeast, Chicago and Minneapolis, after a year-long test of the beer on draught.
James Bond will no longer be ordering martinis "shaken, not stirred." The Bond franchise has sealed a marketing deal with Heineken, rumored at $45 million, to have the spy sip on the Dutch beer instead of the usual martini in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall.
Pizza Roma has just started an Italian aperitivo-style happy hour called "pizzAperitivo," where from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you get a free slice of pizza with every glass of wine or beer purchased.
We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>
After 2009's landmark Brooklynati (immortalized on YIMBY's Best Local Music of 2009 Mixtape and a slew of excellent solo releases, Tanya Morgan, New York's greatest living heirs to De La Soul is Dead, have finally returned. Their nine-track EP ARMY Edition (out November 22) comes in a "a tran ... More >>
A Place to Bury Strangers has been called "The Loudest Band in New York." So, when we heard one of its members was opening a bar on the Lower East Side, we were surprised to learn it would be a tapas place. Sounds so dainty. Well, it turns out that tapas can be just as rock 'n' roll as beer and whis ... More >>
Experts tell us that the average American consumer is exposed to 3,000 advertising messages per day. Does it sometimes drive you crazy? Popping up all over your computer, crowding out the content, repeatedly interrupting your favorite TV show, in sheets handed out by shills on the corners, b ... More >>
TV on the Radio Billboard at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Sts. Wednesday, August 17 Better than: "Not a concert," said someone standing next to me. Two days ago Maura forwarded me an email from a Heineken rep giving her the heads-up on a "newsworthy event" set to take place the ... More >>
These riches could be yours. 1. The CBGB brand is up for auction. Not all that surprising a development given the financial woes suffered by the company that used to hold the trademark had. But still a little sad? Especially because of the high odds that Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters wins o ... More >>
N.E.R.D. Highline Ballroom Tuesday, May 31 Better than: Sweating in the heat outdoors, but only barely. Jumping into the event-planning space normally afforded to Heineken and other higher-end brands, Coors Light tried to put on a show last night. Vinyl banners, hanging from the VIP section, gave ... More >>
Travis Morrison, in a rare break from his stand-up-comedy routine. Pics by Jena Cumbo.The Dismemberment Plan Webster Hall Saturday, January 29 Better Than: Back when they played shows with Death Cab for Cutie as the "Death and Dismemberment" tour. Travis Morrison, frontman for freshly reun ... More >>
What can one say about Thanksgiving that hasn't been said already? Absolutely nothing. Which is why we find ourselves thinking about our friends to the north, who already celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago. Canadian Thanksgiving, like Canadian Nanaimo bars and Canadian curling, is a subject ... More >>
We are all Jay-Z's children,. Photo by Jori Klein.In the week we told you why you can't hate Kanye West and love My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at the same time, we made similarly bold claims about Girl Talk--ten worst moments on that record, right here--and the Beatles, who along with a c ... More >>
Try not to nibble on your broccoli purse. Fulvio Bonavia is an Italian photographer and graphic artist who makes fashion accessories out of food. Many of the images shown here are originally taken from his book, A Matter of Taste (Hachette Australia, 2008). Based in Milan, the phographer beg ... More >>
Nas, imploring everyone to Tweet #heineken. Pics by Puja, more below.Nas/Cee Lo/Pete Rock/Diplo/J Cole Some Random Warehouse Saturday, November 13 Better Than: The same show sponsored by almost anyone else. "How can you not have a good time when this is free?" shouted hip-hop artist Bua as ... More >>
NasThe Heineken Inspire Encore show on Saturday, November 13 will feature an all-star lineup including Nas, Diplo, Pete Rock, Cee-Lo, Roxy Cottontail and a special guest. The location is so far secret and will be announced the morning of the event via text message. Best of all, it's free!
Start your engines.Just when you thought the city had reached its quota of healthy pizza joints, the awkwardly named Revd Up Pi announces its debut tomorrow at 451 Third Avenue in Murray Hill. The angle here is eco-friendliness, with a storefront façade made of recycled Heineken bottles and ... More >>
If you make it out for only one DJ fete this weekend starring a Lebanese ex-NBA big man, make it former Miami Heat center Rony Seikaly's set Saturday night at Lavo. This is apparently a thing Rony does now -- our friends at Miami New Times have declared him the World's Tallest DJ and praised ... More >>
The New York Times has offered up a rather fascinating exploration of what commuters drink while traveling on New York's various booze-serving transport options. And while we can only assume these stats on the $9 million bar car industry pertain to the commute home and not to work, we won't j ... More >>
Is the baseline burger an ace?It's day three of the U.S. Open, one of the swankiest sporting events you can attend outside a Hamptons polo match. There's a Ralph Lauren shop open till late on the grounds and a slew of celebrity chefs cooking there, too, including Rick Moonen, Jonathan Waxman, ... More >>
On Saturday, the Times ran an overview of the woes facing this summer's tours, which have seen sales overall suffer despite sellouts for the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Even the Eagles--once an act that could be guaranteed to print money from boomers--have suffered during the dog da ... More >>
Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze. It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>
Nick Anderer at Maialino Yesterday, we caught up with Maialino's executive chef, Nick Anderer, about the restaurant's signature suckling pig, and the masculinity of Roman food. Today, in the second half of the interview, we talk about Anderer's earliest food memory, the trials and tribulati ... More >>
A "rum rebellion" may be starting in the cocktail world, says the Times. As rum drinks gain popularity, rum bars are opening around the country, serving well-crafted sugar cane distillates, which are a bargain when compared with high-end whiskies and brandies. [NY Times] Distilling without ... More >>
When we got the idea to do Our 10 Best Beers, little did we realize what a shark tank we were jumping into. While wine drinkers, cocktail swillers, and those that drink their spirits neat are a very vocal and cantankerous bunch, the vast majority of beer fanciers just sit back, foamy quaff i ... More >>
Photo (cc) eliotwb. By Steve Patrick Ercolani. As a crowded elevator car ascended to the third floor of the Hilton on Sixth Avenue Tuesday night, a campaign aide informed former Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer that WCBS wanted an interview. "It seems like just yesterday I was at the W ... More >>
A cautionary tale laced with obsession
How much food do you need to stuff 3,000 people on a five-day cruise to Canada? If you headed over to the Carnival Triumph, currently docked in Manhattan on the Hudson, you could witness the loading of 160 tubs of vanilla ice cream, 16 cases of Lucky Charms, 1,000 pounds of boneless short ribs, and ... More >>
There were no shortage of video cameras and dudes wielding them at last night's listening session for Asher Roth's forthcoming Asleep in the Bread Aisle, the brass tacks of which we will withhold for a while longer. Suffice to say both Heineken and Wonderbread were involved. True stans, however, w ... More >>
Lisa Loomer's new play, Distracted, is about dealing with a hyper kid in a world that itself seems to be on stimulants. On opening night, everything conspired to prove her point. Francesca Mari reports. People push into the Laura Pels Theatre for the opening of Distracted like passengers boarding ... More >>
M.I.A. graces the first of many outdoor stages