The best of the little guys in NYC, London, Chicago
Mar 3, 2014 9:00 am
Chances are you can’t avoid the airport Starbucks run. But once you’ve landed at your final destination, there’s no reason to settle for a big box coffee seller. Cities around the world have spawned their own little coffee chains — and chainlets — so that you don’t have to hunt down a decent cup of craft-roasted coffee all day. Here are 8 of our favorites.
We're pretty sure even the most hardened Scotch-drinking citizens of the movie industry will be easing up with a cocktail before, during and after Sunday night's Oscars festivities. To honor a night of well-deserved celebrating, we've rounded up 8 fame-worthy cocktails. Ever had a Red Carpet Courage? Lay out a bunch of red construction paper (yay for arts and crafts!) and prepare to strut.
Make this root veggie-infused gin cocktail at home
Feb 27, 2014 4:00 pm
When Fabrizio Pirolo, owner at the Saint Austere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn wanted to create a drink that reflected the flavors of the winter months, he discovered the combination of gin with beet, ginger and spiced apple. The cocktail recipe, after the jump.
Oregon beer fan boys and girls are seriously lucky. Not only is the state one of the biggest hop producers in the country (hooray for fresh hops!), it also hosts a number of amazing breweries. While Portland has long garnered coverage for its craft beer scene, the smaller city of Bend — located three hours drive to the south — is one of the most thriving areas for beer in the country. Up next: the breweries you need to visit.
To those who live outside New York: please continue to fantasize about our city on Sundays as a poached egg haven where you're entitled to as many watered down vodka or champagne cocktails as you can drive into you. To those within the city limits: bad news after the jump.
Almanac Beer Company makes an awesome announcement
Feb 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Almanac Beer Company may not yet be a household name but their delicious sour beers made them one of our favorites and one to watch in 2014. Though their other (non-sour) releases have been excellent, notably their Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine and Barrel Noir, I was hoping they’d keep expanding their sour production. Thankfully, my expectations have been fulfilled in a major way. The brews to grab this weekend, after the jump.
When it comes to wine coolers, who doesn't love to kick back with a tall, ice-filled glass of White Zinfandel, fresh fruit and soda, right? Wrong. Sure, those light and fruity flavors serve their purpose in the warmer months, but this winter cooler once again proves the value of flavor exploration and adding complexity to cocktails previously deemed hopeless, incorporating a wide range of subtle herbal, spice and bitter characteristics. Read on.