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 >>
Fulfill your need for speed!Hate to wait for your cocktail? This Sunday at the Astor Center, the drinks will be flowing at top speed. Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix of the New York chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) will host Speed Rack, a speed barten ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Julie Reiner of Lani Kai, Johnny Swet of Jimmy, the new rooftop bar atop the James Hotel, and Katie Stipe of Vandaag are among the city's bartenders creating lighter alternatives to traditionally heavy egg nog.
The latest trend among the Madonnas and Tom Fords of the world is to h ... More >>
This past Saturday night
was a cozy one for newly opened Lani Kai. Julie Reiner's tropical cocktail bar
hosted a lively crowd of thirty-somethings from across the city, all of whom fancied
a weekend drink or two (or three, four, five). While everyone huddled around
the bar sipping ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
It looks like Village Tart in Nolita is, in fact, closed for good. The shutter's been down for a month, and now former employees have graffitied their grievances on the window.
Silk Ro ... More >>
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Opus One Wine Dinner
David Burke Fromagerie
Monday, October 6
Enjoy a five-course meal paired with wines from the renowned Opus One winery for $135 per person. The ... More >>
Julie Reiner: your next boss?Lani Kai, the new tropically themed cocktail bar Clover Club owner Julie Reiner is opening in the space formerly occupied by Tailor, is now hiring bar and floor staff. Slated to open the first week of October, the bar is now taking applications for floor manager, ... More >>
With the promise of cooler weather on the horizon, people are once again regaining their appetites for foods whose preparation requires a heat source. Which means only one thing: fall's all-you-can-gorge tasting events are almost upon us. To wit, the NYC Greenmarket just sent out the announce ... More >>
Chantal MartineauDamon DyerIf Damon Dyer looks a tad familiar, there's a reason for it. He was behind the bar at Flatiron Lounge for several years before making the leap across the bridge to Clover Club. He also has weekly shifts at Louis 649 in the East Village, which for the last year and a ... More >>
Chantal has had us covered on the opening of Painkiller, the Lower East Side's only tiki bar, and all the insider details from partner and bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez.
I'm just your garden-variety tiki geek, and I've been out of luck since Elettaria closed. (Although a trip will soon bring ... More >>
Tiki, but not tacky.As Painkiller progresses, word of yet another tropical cocktail bar emerges. Julie Reiner, of Clover Club in Cobble Hill, tells Diner's Journal that she's planning to take over the former Tailor space and transform it into a Pacific Rim-themed cocktail lounge. A Hawaii nat ... More >>
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 >>
It must be something in the water--the same day that we ran our account of tiki-adventuring at home, and a week after we discovered that Joe Swifka, formerly of Elettaria's tiki Mondays, is now bartending at Flatiron Lounge, the Atlantic runs a story about the resurgence of the mai tai, and other ti ... More >>
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Taste of Greenmarket
The Greenmarket's annual food extravaganza has arrived. Chefs from Blue Hill, Daniel, Craft, Aquavit, and the Spotted Pig will prepare sig ... More >>
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 >>
Dear god is it the weekend yet. If you can smell the infused liquor, you're almost there. Here's some boozy news of note this week:The Cooper Square Hotel Bar (25 Cooper Square) is now open...albeit with a sad 11pm last call. [Urban Daddy]Gran Centenario has introduced a hibiscus-infused tequila cal ... More >>