Orr Shtuhl’s recently published love letter to mixed drinks, “An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails,” is a beautiful compendium on mixed libations. The history of 50 classic cocktails is told alongside illustrations by Elizabeth Graeber and, of course, the recipes.
“A good cocktail has the intrigue of a drama,” Shtuhl writes.
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Cutlery — forks, knives, spoons — is customary at a table setting. But Filipino “gastropub” Jeepney recently introduced a series that seriously challenges that custom.
Every Thursday night, Jeepney hosts a “Kamayan” night, which features a prix fixe menu designed to be eaten solely with the hands. Sound entertaining, messy and delicious? Well, that’s the point.
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It’s Mother’s Day, when we show mommy dearest how much we care with … flowers? Jewelry? Spa treatments? Sure, but this year, forgo breakfast in bed for a meal at one of the city’s hottest restaurants. Trust us, she won’t miss your “special pancakes.”
The Marrow, 99 Bank St., themarrownyc.com, 212-428-6000 In a nod to his mother’s background, “Top Chef” winner Harold Dieterle will serve an... » more
Cinco de Mayo: While many aren’t entirely sure what it’s really about, (the celebration of the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexicans were victorious over the French forces in 1862, by the way), the day has become a beloved American tradition of margarita drinking and sombrero wearing.
And because we believe in the sanctity of such a holiday, we’re here with your guide to the city’s best celebrations,... » more
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall Wednesday plays host to an event that’s sure to delight many: the World’s Largest Bake Sale.
The event is hosted by celebrity chef, author and Emmy Award winner Sandra Lee, who will sell her strawberry cupcakes, and will feature baked goods prepared by over 30 restaurants around New York City. The event is co-chaired by Martha Stewart, Mario Batali,... » more
In Catalonia, Spain, the beloved symbol of spring is the calçot, a relative of the spring onion, leek or scallion. SoHo hotspot Back Forty West is hosting the traditional Catalon festival Calçotada. Guests will chomp on grilled baby leeks in honor of the calçot, which are dipped in romesco sauce and eaten with the hands. Back Forty West, 70 Prince St., May 7, 6:30-9 p.m., $100 includes food, rosé,... » more
The once innocent juice cleanse craze has recently undergone a bad-girl (or guy) makeover. Now, you can find the fresh, seasonal ingredients of an artisan smoothie mixed with a handcrafted specialty cocktail.
“Ingredients simply taste better when they’re seasonal, which holds just as true in a cocktail,” said Wolfgang Ban, co-owner of The Third Man in Alphabet City. Including Ban’s bar, here... » more
For a mini vacation that’s mere miles away, take a car or train to Westchester County for a dose of nature and history, and also some solid eats.
In between meals, head to New Rochelle to see the preserved 18th century home of Thomas Paine, the father of the American Revolution, meander through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller are... » more
Grand Gourmet Celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Central Terminal by feasting on delectable bites and wines and spirits at Grand Gourmet — The Flavor of Midtown on May 2 in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall.
Participating restaurants include: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Butterfield8, Ciao Bella, Cibo, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Pershing Square and Triompe.
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It’s spring, and in addition to warm weather, flowers and blooming trees, the turning of the season also means al fresco dining, bars with windows thrown open wide and new menu items intended to thrill the taste buds.
We’ve compiled a list of new favorites, and some things we can all look forward to. It is the time for renewal, after all, and a time to celebrate, so treat yourself!
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