Maker's Mark

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Pies in NYC

    New York City's bakeries are churning out some inventive pies worth saving room for this holiday season. Some are nostalgic classics, only better; others sport rosemary marshmallow fluff or come spiked with bourbon. While some of these will be up for grabs throughout the winter, we suggest you get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    El Buho: How Three New Yorkers Started a Mezcal Company

    Eight years ago, TJ Steele wanted to bring farm-to-table Mexican cuisine to New York City. He traveled around the country, researching, eating, studying, while working on putting together the concept. His stop in Oaxaca would put him on a completely different path. After visiting numerous mezcaleros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Cinnamon Snail, Nuchas Claim Top Prizes at the 10th Annual Vendy Awards

    In 2011, Adam Sobel's mobile vegan kitchen The Cinnamon Snail won the Maker's Mark challenge for its bourbon creme brulee doughnuts. In 2012, his seitan street food claimed the People's Taste Award, and in 2013, the Red Bank chef brought the Hero Award back to its New Jersey home after being honored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Early Highlights From Butter Midtown

    In November, we chatted with chef Alex Guarnaschelli about the opening of Butter Midtown (70 West 45th Street, 212-253-2828), the chef's second location of her beloved downtown dining hub, which closed its doors earlier this year for renovations. To ease the inevitable anticipation that has been bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Bourgeois Pig's Frank Cisneros on Forgotten European Spirits

    To create the sophisticated drink menu at the new Bourgeois Pig in Carroll Gardens, Frank Cisneros has been delving into the often mysterious world of European liquor. He told us about his adventures tracking down some of the forgotten spirits and liqueurs from the Continent and mixing them back int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Hangover Patches: Do They Work?

    Andreiandrade / FlickrCan a patch prevent this from happening?​New Year's Eve might as well be nicknamed Hangover Eve, because for millions of Americans, it's time to get as wasted as possible. There's been a lot of buzz recently about Blowfish, the new over-the-counter drug made from caffein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Runnin' Scared Reviews Blowfish, America's Next Top Hangover Cure

    ​Getting Runnin' Scared (and friends) to review a hangover cure called Blowfish -- available in Ricky's now, soon in your nearest Duane Reade -- the morning after the Village Voice Web Awards is a bit like herding cats. One of us lost her Blowfish, one of us didn't even have a hangover (for re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Surf 'N' Turf, Bourbon & BBQ, Tequila

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Dom PĂ©rignon Tasting Dinner Beaumarchais Monday, May 23rd at 7 p.m. Think Dom is just for popping on New Year's Eve or to celebrate your latest album dropping? Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    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 ...

  • Dining

    November 19, 2008

    Char No. 4 Is Not Kosher

    A new Brooklyn spot specializes in all the delicious things that can kill you