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 >>
Outdoor concert? Graduation party? Whatever your friends are up to, you can probably bet they're not going to eat as well as you. Here's a look at what's happening in the city this weekend, all good reasons why you should keep the charcoal in storage for another week and just go out (especially beca ... More >>
Beef up your beer.Further reinforcing the link between beef and beer, Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams, has teamed up with Dickson's Farmstand Meats to create the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut, a premium cut of humanely raised beef designed to pair with the beer. "We narrowed it down t ... More >>
A bizarre study has revealed that college students who are addicted to tanning salons tend to drink more alcohol and smoke more pot than their paler peers. [BusinessWeek] 7-Eleven is launching its own private-label beer called Game Day, produced by City Brewing of Wisconsin, that will target ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Korea's oldest liquor, makgeolli, is a milky liquor that's lightly carbonated and sweet, a close cousin of sake. Koreans are rediscovering it, largely as a cocktail ingredient. [CNN] Princeton has its own cocktail. The original Princeton Cocktail dates back to the late 1800s and called for O ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
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