With just two pairs of hands and three 30-barrel fermenters, Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson of Other Half Brewing can only brew so much beer. But they have their eyes on the prize. Take a peek behind the scenes at the new Gowanus brewery.
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As drinkers tire of the (sometimes faux) gravitas that weighs down haute cocktailing, places like Golden Cadillac make more and more sense. Whether or not the cocktail program is successful is a more complicated question.
"The concept for the digestifs at Piora first came about because our head bartender, Shinya Yamao, had this idea to create a dessert cocktail featuring banana and rum but wanted to do it without any added sugar or fruit juice," explains Simon Kim, owner and general manager of Piora in New York's West Village. The logistics didn't seem clear until Yamao came across the Oji Water Dripper, a Japanese cold drip coffee machine that allows the consumer to control the level of extraction.
Not long ago, Betony got in an order of fresh kola nuts, which, to be exact, isn't a nut at all; it's a podded fruit borne of the kola tree, an evergreen plant found in the tropics of Africa. Kola nuts have long been prized thanks to their natural caffeine content, and the earliest cola-style soft drinks included kola nut as a main ingredient.
You can find close-to-authentic chai in New York City if you know where to go. Here's our guide to the best options in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.
While we watch a new generation of international tea-cafe chains move into the landscape, we thought it was also time to take stock of a few great spots in the city to pick up teas of all kinds.
The only Paulaner Bräuhaus in the western hemisphere recently landed in New York City.
Alder bar director Kevin Denton's dinnertime drink menu includes what I contend is a mighty nifty feature: the option to order several of the cocktails as "shorts." You get less than a full drink and pay half of the full price. For instance, you can have yourself a Bloody Mary tasting by ordering a trio of shorts. Our favorite: the Yellow Light, a bright, savory-sweet combination of pineapple, yellow pepper, and jalapeño tequila.
It's hard to tease out what takes a bar from middling watering hole to travel-worthy destination. After all, there are date bars and dive bars, beer bars and cocktail bars, hotel bars and dance bars; there are bars for music and celebrations, and there are quiet, empty bars for drinking yourself into a wallowing puddle of self-pity. But if there's one thing I've learned over my ever-so-extensive six years as an of-age drinker, it's that every bar can be improved by one simple addition: a sh*t-ton of games.
I was curious, in a city where well-made cocktails have become the norm, if the bar at Keens—in so many ways a throwback to Old New York—had been left behind.
As the holidays approach, Manhattan's major attractions draw bigger crowds than ever. And what does just about everyone need after a long day of sightseeing or holiday shopping? A drink. Here are our favorite drinking destinations near major tourist attractions.
Whether you're looking to find a flat white in a true Aussie tradition or simply hoping to get your lamington on on the side, we've compiled a quickstart guide to the Down-Under-infused cafes of New York City.
New York's beer industry is looking better and better; the Empire State is home to a few great craft breweries, both well-established and brand new. Here are 8 great New York beers to seek out as soon as you can.
Cocktails at Wallflower, a new cocktail bar in New York's West Village, are the dominion of bartender Xavier Herit, who logged seven years behind the stick at the bar and lounge at Daniel before departing for his present post.
"I need to hear everyone singing," Peter Weiss said. "Because if I don't I'm going to think you're eating the grapes." I was on the west side of Keuka Lake hand-harvesting riesling at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery. Weiss, who is from Germany's famous Mosel region, is the winemaker responsible for riesling there.
This year's celebration featured Hudson Valley cider makers alongside those from Virginia, New Hampshire, and Vermont...as well as producers from France and Spain. Here's a look at the best ciders we tasted during NY Cider Week.
At Saul's new home at the Brooklyn Museum, they've introduced a brunch and lunch service with a new list of cocktails to match.
Limited edition bourbon, incredible peated Scotch, rare releases and more were on display in NY last weekend. My thoughts on the best booze I tasted at WhiskyFest 2013.
Where should you shop for liquor in Manhattan? Here are 12 recommendations for standout shops to seek out.
The New York City Wine and Food Festival's Mixology Masters event last night brought together some of New York's best bars into one venue; it was a rare opportunity to taste cocktails from spots like Death and Co., Little Branch, Rum House, and Pouring Ribbons without running around town or waiting for a seat.