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 >>
The Butterfly made its brunch debut on Saturday, and given its location in a neighborhood famous for a near-lethal combination of stroller-pushing brunchers and mediocre daytime options, our first inclination was that we might need to steel ourselves for an insane crowd.
In July, I picked up a bottle of Bittermens Citron Sauvage, a deliciously bitter grapefruit liqueur produced locally by Bittermens Spirits. It's a smoggy orange syrup, but not too sweet, which makes it lovely for sipping straight. Throughout the summer, I've poured it over ice and enjoyed it plain, ... More >>
In the movie Titanic, which will hit theaters in 3D in April, we see that passengers on the RMS Titanic in all classes really boozed it up before disaster struck. What exactly were they drinking?
Revived Off-Broadway, Jonathan Larson's famous musical gives reason for some tears, and some cheers
Frank CisnerosPrime Meats just earned itself a pretty enviable review. But the kitchen staff aren't the only ones psyched about it. Benefits are being reaped behind the bar, too, according to bartender Frank Cisneros. After all, he says, a restaurant is a team effort. Tell me about pairing f ... More >>
Mickey McIlroy will not make you a unicorn.Back before every bartender was a self-proclaimed mixologist and seasonal cocktail lists were announced via press release, a business card was circulated among those in the know for an unmarked and unlisted bar on a dingy Lower East Side block where ... More >>
Since the Fort Defiance review ran, owner St. John Frizell has added a proper dinner menu, so we headed to Red Hook to check it out this weekend. Frizell is a master of coziness and simplicity--he knows what would hit the spot, and serves it without fuss. When the weather was hot, he slung pl ... More >>
The Tom Collins might be what you grandmother likes to drink, but that's no excuse to knock it. Especially when the gin-and-hard lemonade cocktail might originally have been made with the Dutch version of gin: genever. Only you're not supposed to call it that. Bols Genever, which launched la ... More >>
Chantal is heading to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans tomorrow, so you can look forward to insider stories of the cocktailarati. To kick off a boozy week, a test run of Dale DeGroff's book The Essential Cocktail seemed appropriate. DeGroff is often known as the King of Cocktails, the guy who ... More >>