Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Double Crown, on the Bowery, will close its doors this month and reopen as Saxon & Parole. The adjoining gin joint, Madam Geneva, will remain intact. [Diner's Journal] Harry Boland's Pub, whic ... More >>
Andrew Lloyd Webber sold $5.6 million worth of French wine at Sotheby's Hong Kong, including a 1982 case of Château Pétrus for $77,564. [Wall Street Journal] Emilio Estevez finds comfort and inspiration in his backyard vineyard, Casa Dumetz, where he often writes dialogue. [NY Times] Herb ... More >>
RibenaBlackcurrant deliciousness.If you're a bartender and have crème de cassis on hand, there's really no reason why you would also need Ribena, the blackcurrant-flavored soft drink and cordial wildly popular in Britain. But New York mixologists beg to differ.
As our truncated week comes to an end, here's a look back at the best posts of the last 96 hours: Sugar Mama NYC's Michelle DuQuesnay talked about designing 'adult' cakes, Rice Krispie penises, and the joys of chocolate phalluses. Here's Our 10 Best Places to Slurp Raw Oysters. Ask the Critic: Wh ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Let Freedonia reign.The drink: Freedonia The bar: Madam Geneva, 4 Bleecker Street The price: $12 The ingredients: Campari, Bluecoat Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juic ... More >>
Make your dollar stretch
Eating fluke while Rome burns