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    July 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Summer Cocktails in NYC, 2014 Edition

    Each New Yorker has his or her own remedy for the stinking, thick blanket of heat that covers the city all summer. Some go for weekend getaways along the New England coastline. Others opt rely on what may as well be an IV drip of cold brew coffee and air-conditioned hermit lifestyles. Still others v ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    The Beauty of the Traditional Pisco Sour

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes from Devin Howell of Camp David (221 Avenue B; 212-228-0170).

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    July 15, 2014

    An Early Look at the East Village's Confessional, Where Secrets and Food Are Meant to Be Shared

    Dark corners are usually a place people meet to converse privately, but a new Latin fusion restaurant in the East Village is attempting to be a game changer when it comes to a memorable night out. Confessional (308 East 6th Street; 212-477-2400) adds a twist to the intimate design genre with a giant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Behind the Scenes at The Dead Rabbit With Bartender Pamela Wiznitzer

    Bartender Pamela Wiznitzer is always up for a challenge (just check her college cred: She earned two bachelor degrees simultaneously while also enrolled in the Columbia Bartending Academy). So when the recession pushed her out of her tech start-up marketing position in 2009 and her friends landed he ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Four Best Happy Hours in NYC

    Come join us at Choice Streets tonight! And prior to that, kick back with a cocktail at one of these fine establishments. Need more happy hour ideas? Check out our archives.

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    March 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Frozen Drinks in NYC

    Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.

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    January 10, 2014

    Five Great Hot Toddies in Honor of National Hot Toddy Day

    Tomorrow is National Hot Toddy Day, and since it's both the height of flu season and the end of the polar vortex, the timing couldn't be any better. Otherwise known as a "Whiskey Skin" (the moniker origins of this Scotch whiskey variation range from an innocuous depiction of key ingredient lemon's " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    JBird, Louro, Pony Bar: Where to Drink Cheaply This Week

    Just two and a half days until another weekend, but we don't think you should have to wait to tie one on. Here's a look at some places both new and old to save a little money on food and drink and drink this week. Because you deserve it.

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    July 26, 2013

    What's Happening This Week: Alphabet City Beer Cruise, Bushwick Block Party & More

    From Riesling cruises to restaurant weeks (month)--not to mention the chance to try multiple kinds of barbecue--July has been a busy month if you're into food, and the action continues this weekend. With a pair of craft beer parties and a Peruvian Independence day celebration, there's plenty of acti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Yerba Buena: A Pisco Primer and a Taste of Peru, Er, Chile

    The bartender took out a chilled glass, separated the egg whites into a tin and then measured and added the lime, pisco and simple syrup and shook the cocktail into a froth. As he poured, the white drink toppled into the glass, the lime and pisco separating to the bottom. "Pisco hasn't been very pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    4Knots Music Festival: Set Times, Afterparty Details Announced

    The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival takes place this Saturday at Piers 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport, and if you want to plan your day out we have the set times for the day, which will include performances by Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Jonathan Toubin To Host 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty; Delicate Steve Added To Festival Lineup

    The Voice's 4Knots Music Festival is a little more than a month away—it takes place Saturday, July 14, at the South Street Seaport's Piers 16 and 17—and New York's foremost purveyor of soul sides, Jonathan Toubin, will host the afterparty, scheduled to go live right after the main show e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Black Lips To Headline 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty; Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday

    The 4Knots Music Festival—the Voice's annual all-day music extravaganza, set to take place this year on July 14 at the South Street Seaport's Pier 17—won't end after the sun goes down. The afterparty, which will take place at the nearby Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, and will have as it ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Archers Of Loaf, Team Spirit, Doldrums, And Devin Added To 4Knots Music Festival Lineup

    The 4Knots Music Festival—taking place on July 14 at the South Street Seaport, and already featuring The Drums, Hospitality, Bleached, Crocodiles, and Nick Waterhouse—has added Team Spirit, Doldrums, and Devin to the bill, as well as the mighty Archers Of Loaf. Check out Dan Weiss's hist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    A Boozy Gift Guide For Every Holiday Party Invitation

    Forbesphotographer / FlickrTis the season to get drunk​Holiday parties are starting this weekend, meaning it's time to get druuuunk. You're going to want to make sure that you've got an ample supply of Blowfish and other hangover remedies, but if you're attending holiday parties this season, ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Our 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Now

    Keith WagstaffNice shot​ For the past couple of years, The Daily Shot, FitR's inappropriately named weekly cocktail feature, has scoured the city for the tastiest cocktails it could find. Straight up, on the rocks, with a twist, rimmed, and even on fire. You name it: We've knocked it back. Now ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Tales of the Cocktail Recap; Priciest White Wine Ever Sold

    ​If you couldn't make it down to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail this year, here's what you missed. [Metromix] You can now get a drink in Utah, but the state's liquor laws, which are heavily influenced by the Mormon Church headquartered there, are still pretty complicated. [NY Times] I ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    Erotic Art With a Happy Ending

    At this all-male drawing studio, the models touch themselves—but the artists can't

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    May 2, 2011

    Make Sushi Samba's Trio of Sorbets, Like Pastry Chef Michelle Duran

    Sorvete à la Sushi Samba​Michelle Duran, who joined the Sushi Samba empire late last year, is putting her fingerprint on the dessert menu with this trio of Japanese-accented sorbets... or sorvete, in Portuguese. The three flavors include wasabi and green apple, sake with red shiso, and pisco ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Tabla Space to Become La Mar, a Peruvian Restaurant. Fiesta!

    theyoungandhungry.comOut with the old and in with the new.​Tabla might be gone forever, but there are plans already in place for the space. Per a release, a new restaurant called La Mar from Gastón Acurio, one of Peru's most celebrated culinary figures, will be moving into the space in ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Bittermens Has Decamped to Red Hook and Is Now Making Burlesque Bitters

    BittermensBurlesque Bitters Will Tease Cocktails​Good news for bitters lovers: Bittermens, a small-batch bitters company based out of Boston has just moved to New York, opening a production facility in Red Hook. "We'd gotten to a point where we were exceeding the space we had. We got our sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Hot Plates Live; Malaysian Night Market

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Metromix Hot Plates Live The Bell House Monday, September 13 at 6 p.m. A $15 ticket gets you admission to a walk-around tasting of dozens of Brooklyn's best and bri ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Copenhagen Gets a Cocktail Culture; South Africa Hopes Wine Can Bridge a Racial Divide

    ​Beer-happy Copenhagen is getting its own cocktail culture, with several serious cocktail bars cropping up in recent years, and the debut of Copenhagen Cocktail Club, a group of bartenders dedicated to "promoting and developing the art of drink and bar and cocktail culture in Denmark and acros ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    What to Drink at Yerba Buena: A Pisco Sour

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauHalfway done, froth intact.​The drink: Pisco Sour The bar: Yerba Buena, 23 Avenue A The price: $12 The ingredients: Macchu Pisco, Angostura Bitters, simple syrup, organic egg white, a ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    An Asian Food Fest Starts This Week, A Latino One is Coming in June

    dslrninja/flickrA food fest for every breed.​The first LUCKYRICE Festival kicks off this Thursday, celebrating the tastiest foods from Asia (and Asian Americans). Opening night will feature an Asian-inspired cocktail party at The Bowery Hotel hosted by Top Chef Masters' Kelly Choi, with a drin ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    The Academy of American Poets Would Like to Get You Drunk

    Drinking and writing: the most classic of cocktails.​ April marks National Poetry Month and several of the city's cocktail bars and restaurants are celebrating with literarily-themed libations. The Academy of American Poets has enlisted bartenders from Back Forty, Savoy, PDT, Freemans, and Ma ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Greg Boehm Talks Japanese Barware, Prohibition Style Overload & New York's Illicit Booze Underground

    seriouseatsGreg Boehm: Your gateway to New York's booze underground.​Fork in the Road's weekly Behind the Bar interview usually features a bartender, sommelier or self-professed (eye roll) mixologiste. But many a craft bartender in the city would be hard pressed to do their job without the ser ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Booze News: How to Drink Vodka Like a Russian; Drink Trends Past & Future

    ​ David Wondrich has some advice on how to drink vodka -- no, not in a cocktail, you rube. In a glass, with food, like the Russians. He names Karlsson's Gold, Square One Organic Vodka, and Russian Standard as his favorites. [Esquire] Meanwhile, the Russian government has set a minimum price f ... More >>