Few cocktails have the power to form a circle and an engaged -- if outlandish --conversation like punch. Straightforward, boozy, and crowd-pleasing by nature, it is no wonder these table setting tipples are making a big, large-format comeback. With Thanksgiving and out-of-town visitors on the horizo ... More >>
Ippodo (125 East 39th Street, 212-370-0609), a 300-year-old Kyoto-based haven for fine Japanese green teas (that's not to be confused with international ramen chain Ippudo), debuted its first stateside shop earlier this year. The opening was so hushed, however, that only tea connoisseurs, homesick J ... More >>
Two years ago, Maria Littlefield and Jennie Ripps left their jobs in marketing to start a company, and they began with a vision of making tea cocktails. The duo began a tea cocktail lab a floor above their marketing firm to get their idea got off the ground, and eventually, an idea for a tea cocktai ... More >>
Perhaps you've noticed the slow but steady proliferation of tea shops and bars throughout NYC? If you haven't, you will now: The spread of the tea movement (not to be confused with the floundering Tea Party movement), the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, is currently in its St ... More >>
This addictive, green-tinted candy bar is available only during cherry-blossom season, and only in Japan. Japanese are inordinately fond of Kit Kat candy bars, partly because the name is similar to a Japanese phrase that means "You will win." To that end, Kit Kats are often given as presents on au ... More >>
Green Tea Mousse from Sweet House Inc. (239 Grand Street, 212-219-3373)
Green Tea Mousse from Sweet House Inc. (239 Grand Street, 212-219-3373)
Green Tea With Pudding from Quickly
Radish Fritters from Saint's Alp Teahouse (39 Third Avenue, 212-598-1890)
Fork in the Road headed to Kung Fu Tea in the East Village yesterday for a taste of their bubble milk tea ($3). Our verdict: compared to its East Village bubble tea counterparts, Kung Fu reigns superior. The shop is owned by Taiwanese management and unlike neighboring Taiwanese joints T-Kettle and ... More >>
Tea Room, a kombucha bar (yes, you read right, a bar dedicated almost exclusively to serving kombucha), just opened in Williamsburg last week, according to Grub Street. It sells six types of kombucha, all prettily named: Sunset Peach, Jasmine Pearl, Gingerly Love, Chocolate Tart, Silver Needle Jasmi ... More >>
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Maslow 6's Charity Tasting At this Tribeca wine shop (211B West Broadway), a tasting will help fund a music education non-profit -- the Harmony Foundation. Starting at 6 p.m. Monday, attendees can sample wines, meats, cheeses, and live music. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the group ... More >>
Canadian company David's Tea is setting its sights across the border, having expanded into New York City: 275 Bleecker Street (212-414-8599) is home to the newest branch of the chain, which has kept Canada caffeinated with its many blends of tea.
This is what a Google Image search for "ice tea" got us.Say what you will about the temperatures outside, it's a banner day for cold beverages. And as luck would have it, Harold McGee has taken the time to answer readers' questions about coffee and tea over at Diner's Journal. We recommend ... More >>
Steve'sIf you grew up in Boston, you probably grew up with Steve's Ice Cream, the Somerville store that is credited with introducing Americans to the concept of both premium ice cream and mix-ins. When owner Steve Herrell decided in 1973 to smoosh bits of Heath Bar Crunch into his scoops, he ... More >>
Artichokes seem like the last thing you'd want to make tea out of. The products of the Hung Phat herbal tea company are prominently displayed in nearly every one of the city's mega-Asian supermarkets in Chinatown, Sunset Park, and Flushing.
Lauren ShockeyA pot of tea for two at Podunk.Ellen O. Asks: Do you have any suggestions for places to have afternoon tea? I want something fun in Manhattan, but low-key -- not the Plaza Hotel. Dear Ellen: Coffee might be running through the veins of New Yorkers, but there's nothing like a ... More >>
Chantal MartineauWTF? Espresso, silly.It used to be judged by the existence of a wine bar. Then, maybe, a cocktail lounge. Now, the way to be sure a neighborhood has arrived is when it gets a proper coffee bar. WTF in Fort Greene is serving not only excellent espresso prepared by skilled bari ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The Twinkie at Xiao YeThe drink: The Twinkie The bar: Xiao Ye, 198B Orchard Street The price: $8 The ingredients: Green tea, fresh lemon juice, honey, Citron Sochu, served over ice in a tall g ... More >>
patrick_george/flickrGive me a tea.Harney & Sons Fine Teas, whose more than 250 different types of tea, including iced versions, can be found in gourmet shops and fine dining establishments the world over, is opening its first tea house in New York City by late fall or early winter.
A year after it helped propel Kombucha Brooklyn into the artisanal niche-marketing stratosphere, the Next Big Small Brand Contest is back.
Fried daikon cake fritters. Alas, the dish I picked this week was just too indistinct-looking for a good game of Where Am I Eating? (Someone often guesses correctly within the first hour, so I was trying to be tricky.) Those pepper-flecked nubs of fried stuff are actually daikon radish cake ... More >>
EBE Ensemble presents Julius Caesar
Order anything more complicated than a simple cup of coffee at Starbucks, and it happens. They want a name. For some of us, that's when the trouble starts. Recently, I realized that I wasn't the only one who had tired of being asked how to spell a name that people find difficult to handle ... More >>
"You're Keats, you're Shelley, you're Ovaltine," goes the Cole Porter song You're the Top. Although you can buy your own tub of the malted milk powder at the supermarket, it's more fun to grab a warming cup of it at any Hong Kong-style cafe or bakery, where, among the buttered toast sandwiche ... More >>
The name almost means "You will win" in Japanese. A friend was passing through Tokyo's Narita Airport recently. Feeling a little peckish and having barely enough time to catch her plane, she sidled over to a candy kiosk.
The Chinatown Cake Club's first menu Normally, the Early Word visits brick and mortar establishments whose whereabouts and opening hours are accessible to the general public. But at a time when it seems that every other baker or wannabe baker is attempting to recreate more or less the same fo ... More >>
Everyone who's ever worked in one knows that restauranteurs are assholes, and the recent revelation that the owner of Paradou is one didn't shock us. Neither are we shocked to learn the chef at the Russian Tea Room is apparently crazy. (It's all that heat and responsibility -- they're like su ... More >>
Don't forget the fried bread When New York magazine published a photo of what it labeled an English breakfast without fried bread, beans, or black pudding, the Guardian's Tim Hayward got his panties in a bundle. The carb-less plate caused him to huff: The nation that convinced itself that Be ... More >>
Hello and welcome to Friday afternoon--here are some of our favorite posts from the week. Go out and get yourself some gelato and pig's feet this weekend. We brought you to foodie events all over the city over the holiday weekend. We suggested that you BYOB a bottle of Gutedel to Zaytoons. We br ... More >>
Planning on breaking out the BBQ this weekend? Perhaps. Gearing up for some midday suds? Definitely. Check out these fun and deliciously superfluous gadgets to spice up your holiday weekend You never can find a beer when you need one. Avoid the problem entirely by wearing your brewskies around yo ... More >>
I'm so sick of all these media reports about how to live on $50 spending money a day. Please! Even before the recession, I basically ate rancid tacos and drank dish water--anything to save a buck and keep my real money invested. And nowadays, if you're extra vigilant, it's truly possible to eat perf ... More >>
Fucked in Park Slope blog (via Eater) reports that the highly anticipated Hanco's in Park Slope (350 7th Avenue, Brooklyn) finally opened this weekend, but all is not right beneath the pate. A look at the menu for the new Hanco's location reveals that the sandwiches are going for $7, and an original ... More >>
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I was having an iced tea, just one of those things. Then it snowballed.
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