It was his culinary inclination and penchant for performing that led wd~50 and Alder bartender Kevin Denton to the New York bar scene in 2005. "It was a great way to make money while pursuing music," he says. "Plus, I think you're kind of always on stage behind the bar." After his first role as head ... More >>
Meet Alex Alan, the city's newly crowned Prince of Sherry. Last fall, New York's original queen of flor Carla Rzeszewski abandoned our dear city and vacated her post as sherry ambassador. But Alex Alan, the wine director at Williamsburg bar Hotel Delmano (82 Berry Street, Brooklyn, 718-387-1945) an ... More >>
Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>
Today is National Absinthe Day, another booze holiday that kicks off a month known for combining drinking with the color green.
Katie ColeslawTom Vek released his debut album We Have Sound in 2005, and the British musician's distillation of his influences was catchy enough to make him stand out from the crowdhe even appeared on the soapy Fox drama The O.C.. But in the years that followed, Vek kept quiett ... More >>
Unfortunately, there is no bartendercare.In this era of the celebrity mixologist, it's easy to forget that many a bartender is uninsured. And while most aren't playing with fire, they are shaking hard enough to cause a repetitive strain injury. Not to mention the everyday danger of walking ar ... More >>
Mix it up with Junior MerinoIf you're a bartender, you've likely heard of Junior Merino's Liquid Lab. If you haven't scored yourself an invite yet, it's well worth it to try, if only for a chance to glimpse the lab itself. The space, accessed via an Old World-y courtyard in Riverdale, houses ... More >>
Underwhelming bars and tight pants