Flying out of LaGuardia airport requires a level of steadfastness that few can muster without the help of medication, booze, or certifiable insanity. Besides the crumbling buildings and surly security staff, intrepid travelers often face a dearth of options for decent sustenance: woe betide the hung ... More >>
Lurking on the fringe between Red Hook and Gowanus is one of New York City's newest breweries, an industrial space with a pocket-sized taproom featuring a mounted kudu head and a bar that once went on tour with the Rolling Stones. Other Half Brewing Company (195 Centre Street, Brooklyn; 347-987-3527 ... More >>
If you want to spark derision from a bunch of craft beer snobs, just mention the S word: shandy. The most basic of beer cocktails, the shandy combines lemonade or another non-alcoholic drink with beer to create a low-ABV summer sipper. It's been gaining in popularity for the last couple of years, an ... More >>
Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week's hand-picked happy hour spots.
While St. Patrick's Day revelers were puking technicolor green on each other all up and down 5th Avenue, a mass beericide was narrowly averted at the Stonewall Inn, as part of what turned out to be a (relatively) gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day. The famed gay bar had planned a mass dumping of Guinnes ... More >>
Next weekend is all about getting comfy on the couch if you're a sports fan (or a Super Bowl commercials fan/nachos fan/party fan), which means you have all the more reason to get out and explore this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening around the city.
New York Observer film critic Rex Reed is such a reliable source of outraged blog posts he's probably just a neck lipo away from getting his own E! reality show. His review of V/H/S/2, written after he skipped out on the latter three-quarters of the film, inspired the headline "Rex Reed Still World' ... More >>
Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.
[See More Edible News: Red Robin Launches Sam Adams Oktoberfest Beer-Milkshake | Vote in the Voice's Best of NYC Poll!] Are the food trucks better in Boston or in New York? There's a food truck "throwdown" taking place in Boston's Dewey Square on October 13 that will find out. The day-long contest ... More >>
George Thorogood & The Destroyers w/Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes B.B. King Blues Club Wednesday, August 8 Better than: Jack White. The last time I was at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square (right next to the Sanrio store, across from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum), I saw Napalm Death. From the ... More >>
Today, we bring you news of a daily happy hour special at rustic Greek restaurant Kefi. From 5:00-6:30 pm, patrons can enjoy specialty drinks and bites at the 79th Street restaurant. Here's the menu: $6 Frozen Cocktails: Frozen blueberry mojito, Cretan strawberry daiquiri $5 Draft Beer: Sam Adam ... More >>
Today is National Lobster Day and to celebrate, Chef David Burke has created a Samuel Adams Summer Ale-Infused Lobster Roll for Red Hook. They will only sell the Summer Ale-infused lobster roll today. The first 50 visitors to reach the Red Hook Lobster Pound trucks and reference, "Sam Adams!" will ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyIt's time for semi-alfresco drinkingJoy Burger Bar now has even more reason to be joyful. After a month or so of being open, it now has its liquor license, completing the burger-fries-beer trifeca.
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school. Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
Jeremy CowanJeremy Cowan started Shmaltz Brewing Company back in 1996 out of his San Francisco apartment. Now, the beer is brewed in upstate New York and includes the line of HE'BREW craft kosher beers and Coney Island Craft Lagers. Cowan is busy this week as NYC Craft Beer Week is in full sw ... More >>
Psst, brother! Are you down with the revolution? No, we don't mean the revolution of the Sixties -- though some of the star players in this one do dress like Paul Revere and the Raiders (and most of them are old enough that -- who knows? -- they may have have gotten stoned and marched on the Penta ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Sam Adams Dinner David Burke at Bloomingdale's Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Wine pairing dinners are great, but sometimes all you want is a nice, cold beer. Enjoy ... More >>
An intern from the New York Post, not yet 21-years-old, was sent on a reporting mission to 30 alcohol-serving establishments across Manhattan, finding that 57% would provide him with drinks illegally. Some never checked his ID, which clearly read "UNDER 21 UNTIL," and others just didn't care. ... More >>
How many things are wrong with this picture? Last October, Duane Reade rolled out its very own line of generic food products. Labeled with such au courant buzz words as "vegan," "gluten-free," and "all natural" and wrapped in discreet black and white packaging, they signaled the drugstore cha ... More >>
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When we got the idea to do Our 10 Best Beers, little did we realize what a shark tank we were jumping into. While wine drinkers, cocktail swillers, and those that drink their spirits neat are a very vocal and cantankerous bunch, the vast majority of beer fanciers just sit back, foamy quaff i ... More >>
When Jeff Maslanka and Ed Tretter opened 67 Burger in late 2006, they brought hand-formed, seven-ounce patties and Sam Adams milkshakes to Fort Greene and entered the pantheon of new burger joints that Our Man Sietsema observed were "sprouting in trendy neighborhoods like toadstools." Three ... More >>
Real Dives: In which we recommend authentically divey dive bars. A real dive bar may be characterized by low prices, clientele over 60, trucker hats only on actual truckers, a long history, lotto, lack of ironic PBR, and a sense that the place is not trying to impress you, or anyone else, ever. The ... More >>
A cheery email from the folks behind Campbell Soup and Sam Adams beer recently crossed our desk. (Click here to see it.) It begins: “Hi, I hope all is going well! It’s no secret the economy is in the tanker right now,” and urges us to drown our sorrows in lager and chicken noodle. It also ... More >>
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