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Lani Kai

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Eye Candy from Shalom Japan

    For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan headed to Shalom Japan (310 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-4012), tasting a menu that draws inspiration from both Jewish and Japanese cuisines. "And if Japanese and Jewish cuisines are unlikely bedfellows, Israel and Okochi are also blending personal h ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Dining and Design, Beyond Bartending, Hog Dinner: What to Do This Week

    Rooftop bar? Check. Sidewalk cafe? Check. Boats of various shapes and sizes? Check. We hope you spent your weekend crossing a variety of outdoor dining and drinking activities off your bucket list, because now it's time to get an education. We've rounded up a list of (air-conditioned!) events that'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Harding's Opens in Flatiron; The Dalloway Opens in SoHo

    Former Acme chef Ariel Fox is heading up the kitchen at Harding's, Flatiron's newest American restaurant. The menu features cold weather comfort food like steak and potatoes, oysters Rockefeller, and pumpkin pie soup. 32 E. 21st St. Aamanns-Copenhagen opened over the weekend. The massive restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Booze News: Obscure Grapes, Bartenders' Last Drinks

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

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Celebrate International Women's Day with Cocktails at Lani Kai

    On International Women's Day, Italian women receive gifts of delicate yellow flowers called mimosas. Women in New York City go out for drinks. Tomorrow you can celebrate the holiday in this way at Lani Kai from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at a party sponsored by Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Sawako Okochi 'In' at Lani Kai; Johnny Iuzzini 'Out' at Jean Georges

    ​Sawako Okochi, formerly of Annisa and Good Fork, will take over Lani Kai's kitchen. [Eater]

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Halloween Trivia, Tiki for Pirates and Wenches

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Case of the Mondays trivia night Craft Monday, October 31 at 7 p.m. Trivia night gets a spooky theme this Halloween, with questions on horror films and monsters. There will also be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    The Discounts Never End! New York City is Getting a Cocktail Week!

    Liquor.comNow's the time to be a boozehound​It's hard to keep the dining discount deals straight, with all the online coupon sites and the seemingly endless stream of Restaurant Weeks. But here's one for the boozers: New York City will be getting a cocktail week beginning June 15.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    What to Drink at Lani Kai: The Pacific Swizzle

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Lani Kai's Pacific Swizzle​​The drink: Pacific Swizzle The bar: Lani Kai (525 Broome Street, Soho, 646-596-8778) The price: $13 The ingredients: White rum infused with rosehip, lemongrass, and hibis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Ox Blood, Wonton Taco Shells, Banana Jam

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Rum House's Kenneth McCoy On Reinventing a New York Classic and His Plans for World Domination

    Kenneth McCoy, mid-pour.​The team behind Ward III -- namely, Michael Neff, Kenneth McCoy, and Abdul Tabini -- reopened the shuttered Rum House earlier this year. Beneath all the grit and grime of 40 years of patronage, the little Times Square piano bar in the Edison Hotel had the makings of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    The 2010 Media Holiday Party Circuit Crash-Map

    ​For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Jess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Fall Previews Continue; How to Be a Restaurant Regular

    ​There are more and more dining options for Muslims in France, including a new supermarket that stocks halal Chinese food and pizza. [Wall Street Journal] Chef Richard Sandoval believes there is such potential for Latin American food these days that he opened two restaurants next door to each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Talking Tiki; Milkshakes for Grownups

    ​ FloFab notices the tiki trend, highlighting The Hurricane Club and Lani Kai as two new tropical cocktail bars opening this fall. [NY Times] Boozy milkshakes are all the rage, such as those found at Brooklyn Bowl, Blue Ribbon, and BLT Burger. [NY Times] Late-summer cocktails, pitchers, tik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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