"The story of Grace O'Malley is one I've been wanting to tell for a long time," says co-owner Danny McDonald of the inspiration behind the just-opened Murray Hill spot, Grace Gaelic Hospitality. "This is our tribute to the Pirate Queen of Ireland, her life's story, and to the history of Gaelic hospitality."
'Murray Hill' on Serious Eats
It's no longer a new idea to take tequila seriously. New York's self-respecting cocktail bars all default to pure spirits and fresh juice for their margaritas, and plenty are straight-up altars celebrating the art of agave appreciation. At Teqa, Murray Hill's new tequileria and taqueria, the vibe is part tequila temple and part homage to happy hour: it offers up the goods without the gravitas.