Julie Reiner

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    June 16, 2014

    Here's a Taste and Sip of the Jazz Age Lawn Party

    Attendees of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, now in its ninth year, have come to expect certain things. Great music. Swingin' dance moves. Refreshing cocktails and delicious noshes. All this abounded at the semi-annual event's first showing this past weekend on Governor's Island -- served up by some of the ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge Owner Julie Reiner: "There's No Faking It"

    In this interview, Flatiron Lounge (37 West 19th Street, 212-727-7741) and Clover Club (210 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-855-7939) owner Julie Reiner reveals her go-to cocktail, predicts what we'll be drinking next, and weighs in on the bartender/mixologist debate.

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    December 13, 2013

    The History of Speed Rack, a Three-Year-Old Lady Bartender Competition

    Some serious stirring and shaking is about to arrive in New York with the third annual Speed Rack competition. This Sunday, December 15, female bartenders go head-to-head for the elite award of cocktail champion. This kicks off a whirlwind tour, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix will host eight Speed Rac ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Bartender-Recommended Post-Thanksgiving Digestifs

    'Tis the season for overdoing it, which means it's helpful to have a trusty digestif in your back pocket. These soothing herbal liqueurs help settle the stomach after a big dinner (the bookend to a meal started with an aperitif, which is meant to awaken the palate). We asked this city's bartenders t ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    The 10 Best Bowls of Punch in NYC

    Few cocktails have the power to form a circle and an engaged -- if outlandish --conversation like punch. Straightforward, boozy, and crowd-pleasing by nature, it is no wonder these table setting tipples are making a big, large-format comeback. With Thanksgiving and out-of-town visitors on the horizo ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    A Mixology History Lesson with Brian Van Flandern

    Michelin three-star mixologist Brian Van Flandern was on the forefront of the cocktail revolution, and he made his name on his innovative cocktails that incorporate fresh and experimental ingredients. He's crafted drinks under a number of revered chefs--including Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, and Mic ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Why You Should See Craft Cocktail Documentary Hey Bartender, Now in Wide Release

    By weaving together the stories behind New York City cocktail lair Employees Only and Westport, Connecticut, corner bar Dunvilles, director Douglas Tirola takes on the changing world of bartending and the rise of craft mixology in his recently released documentary Hey Bartender. And while the film f ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Recipe: Crystal Fall From Clover Club

    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 >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Booze News: Obscure Grapes, Bartenders' Last Drinks

    A roundup of some great booze stories and lists floating around recently:

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    June 8, 2011

    Speed Demons: Lady Bartenders Race to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

    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 >>

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    February 17, 2011

    James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

    opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tears​It'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 >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Unorthodox Nog; Great Hot Toddies

    ​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. [NY Times] The latest trend among the Madonnas and Tom Fords of the world is to h ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Lani Kai: Early Reactions

    Zagat Buzz​ 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 >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Lani Kai, Goodbye to Silk Road Palace

    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. [Eater] Silk Ro ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Wine Dinner, Beer Dinner

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! 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 >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Lani Kai, Julie Reiner's New Tropical Cocktail Bar, Now Hiring

    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 >>

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    August 26, 2010

    The Third-Annual Taste of Greenmarket Is Nigh

    ​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 >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Damon Dyer of Clover Club & Louis 649 Talks Three-Ingredient Drinks, Esoteric Menus & The Backlash Against Cocktail Culture

    Chantal MartineauDamon Dyer​If 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 >>

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    May 12, 2010

    The Painkiller is Serving a Properly Delicious Zombie

    ​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 >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Tailor Space to Go Tiki, Sort of

    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 >>

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    January 15, 2010

    The Good, the Bad & the Real Poop on the Angostura Bitters Shortage

    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 >>

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    November 10, 2009

    The Atlantic Declares Mai Tais Are Making a Comeback

    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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    October 26, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Taste of Greenmarket & Austrian Wine Month

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Taste of Greenmarket Studio 450 October 28 The Greenmarket's annual food extravaganza has arrived. Chefs from Blue Hill, Daniel, Craft, Aquavit, and the Spotted Pig will prepare sig ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    A Bartending Competition, in a Honey of a Spot

    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 >>

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    March 12, 2009

    This Week in Booze News

    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 >>

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