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Drinks and Bites From The Lucky Rice Cocktail Feast

Niki Achitoff-Gray 1 comment

Last night, we exchanged chopsticks for tumblers and paid a visit to the Lucky Rice Cocktail Feast (subtitled "A Journey East") for the liquid diet portion of the festival's fourth annual run. Come check out the drinks and appetizers we sampled over the course of the evening. More

The Bar Food's No Slouch at Post Office, a Whiskey Bar in Williamsburg

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The food at Post Office, a whiskey bar in Williamsburg that makes a mean cocktail, is comfort-food simple but surprisingly good, and the bar's crowd is much more civilized than many of its neighbors. More

Sips and Bites from the Luckyrice Epicurean Cocktail Feast

J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

We've been talking about the Luckyrice Asian food festival—a week-long series of events with everything from a Hawaiian luau to a night market—for a couple of weeks. Last night marked the first event, the Epicurean Cocktail Feast. More

Our 15 Favorite Bites and Drinks from Edible Manhattan's Good Spirits Event

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This Tuesday Edible Manhattan hosted Good Spirits, a cocktail pairing spectacular featuring an array of spirit purveyors, bars, restaurants, and various artisinal folk. We checked it out, and ate and drank out way through many delicious creations. More

The Beagle in the East Village: Amazing Food with Cocktails to Match

The Serious Eats Team 12 comments

There are any number of spots with sophisticated food and drink programs, where skilled bartenders work alongside skilled chefs. And we can certainly name a few bars (Terroir, Ardesia) where the small plates are as carefully thought through as the wine list. But we couldn't have named you a place where not only are both cocktail bar and restaurant exemplary (even destination-worthy), but they also complement each other—where a clear degree of thought is put into their pairing, not just their separate programs. That's what we found at The Beagle. More

Bar Eats: Mulberry Project

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The early coverage of Mulberry Project, a speakeasy-style bar in Little Italy that opened in frigid January by Matty Gee (formerly Milk & Honey and Boom Boom Room), revolved around the unique cocktails, mixed on the fly in a collaboration between imbiber and bartender. Now that the weather is warmer, Mulberry's cozy back patio has become one of the best places in the city for an early evening drink and bite, when the atmosphere is noticeably more relaxed and subdued. More

Mix It Up: The Joey Ramone at Peels

Laren Spirer 3 comments

Anyone who spent time on the Bowery twenty years ago would barely recognize it today—boutique hotels, luxury condos, and restaurants galore. Peels is the latest edition to 2010's Bowery, occuping a bi-level space on the corner of East 2nd Street,... More

Mix It Up: Toasty Bunz at the 8th Street Wine Cellar

Laren Spirer 1 comment

Having a good local bar is key, especially in a city like New York, where cramped quarters often make gathering en masse at someone's apartment impractical and uncomfortable. What makes a local particularly good? Proximity to one's home is essential,... More

Mix It Up: The Negroni at Chestnut

Laren Spirer 2 comments

Sometimes, just a tiny tweak to a classic gives it a little boost. Chestnut, on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, has long been a favorite of mine on the food front, with a reasonably priced menu featuring seasonal food primarily... More

Mix It Up: King's Town Punch at Quarter Bar

Laren Spirer 2 comments

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] Upon first glance, Quarter Bar in Windsor Terrace looks very much like a brew pub, with artfully battered wooden tables and a somewhat rustic feel. But look closely, and you'll find a handful of wines being... More

Mix It Up: Smoke & Mirrors at Huckleberry Bar

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[Photograph: Laren Spirer] Walking through the doors at Huckleberry Bar transports you from a fairly nondescript block in Williamsburg to a stylish yet comfortable cocktail den—more like something you'd expect to find in Carroll Gardens or the East Village.... More

Mix It Up: The Farmer's Friend at Anfora

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[Photograph: Laren Spirer] Anfora is primarily a wine bar. Like its sister restaurants, dell'Anima and L'Artusi, it is known for its well-chosen and often unique wine selections, made in large part by partner Joe Campanale. What you might not... More

Mix It Up: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails at Rouge Tomate

Laren Spirer 1 comment

"This is not Jamba Juice." Cucumber Cooler [Photograph: Laren Spirer] There are times in even the most dedicated cocktail lover's life when he or she abstains from alcohol. Maybe you're feeling under the weather, maybe you're on antibiotics, maybe you're... More

Mix It Up: Tuesday the 13th at Cienfuegos

Laren Spirer 4 comments

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] Grab a friend and go to Cienfuegos, located above the sandwich shop Carteles on 6th Street in the East Village. The reason I suggest you grab a friend is that there is no bar—it's not comfortably... More

Mix It Up: The Painful Itch at Painkiller

Laren Spirer 1 comment

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] On a three-day summer weekend with the weather forecast predicting temperatures well into the 90's, a super-cold, super-icy drink sounds mighty appealing. My mind starts wandering to drinks made with crushed ice—juleps, swizzles—and also those fabulous... More

Meet and Eat: Jonathan Pogash, President, US Bartenders' Guild, NY Chapter

Meet and Eat: NY Laren Spirer Post a comment

[Photograph: The Cocktail Guru] Jonathan Pogash knows a thing or two about booze. He's a man about town, developing cocktails around the city, teaching classes, and happily mixing drinks for morning newscasters (not a bad way to start the... More

Mix It Up: Long Khanh Kocktail at Bao Noodles

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"The notion of a durian cocktail is quite daring, to say the least." [Photographs: Laren Spirer] I was recently at one of the Tuesday night tastings at Louis 649 learning about sake from experts Chris Johnson and Paul Tanguay. I... More

Mix It Up: The Thistle Hill Cocktail at Thistle Hill Tavern

Laren Spirer 3 comments

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] The Thistle Hill Tavern has been a welcome addition to the South Slope, with a pub-like interior that somehow also feels open and airy, thanks to a wall full of windows. The owners/partners, who include alums... More

Mix It Up: The Ginger in the Rye at Minetta Tavern

Laren Spirer 2 comments

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] I will admit it—I've been afraid to go to Minetta Tavern since it opened. I yearned for their highly touted Black Label Burger but heard such ridiculous stories about how difficult it was to get in... More

Mix It Up: The Counting Room

Laren Spirer 1 comment

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] When Vince Favella first told me about the place he was opening with partners Doria Paci and Ruth Tranter, I imagined a cozy nook in Williamsburg, serving craft cocktails, well-selected wine and beer, and a small... More

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