When opening up a vegan restaurant in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, one must consider how it would fit into the area steeped in cultural history and diverse cuisine. Home to a large percentage of Dominicans, the neighborhood’s restaurants have exhibited this culture—from bakeries and chicken joints to roadside stands and carts offering everything from sliced mangoes to chicharrones.
Recently, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern announced the launch of Gary’s Blend No. 10 and Ginger Citrus Bourbon at all restaurant locations.Gary Callicoat’s love and appreciation for the craft of bourbon led him to a partnership with Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller to custom blend bourbon barrels for special bourbon blends exclusively served at Rusty Bucket locations.
The tasting notes of a fine bourbon can transport one to memorable destinations of days gone by, or to exciting places just recently discovered, much the same way that a an airplane can take one to someplace familiar or to a brand new adventure.
The flavor forecast for 2017 is shaping up to be all about seeking healthy and clean, oldies but goodies and will also explore a bit of the exotic. Turmeric, the herb and kitchen staple known for both its distinctive flavor that is mildly aromatic with a sense of orange and ginger and health benefits is the top trending flavor for 2017.
For years, Chicago-based Gibsons Restaurant Group has been lauded for its portfolio of concepts, serving everything from high-caliber steaks and seafood to Neapolitan-style pizza. So when Lawrence Kobesky joined the team to head its beverage program about a year ago, he looked for opportunities that would complement an already winning formula.
Amor y Amargo is a tiny space, a cozy New York City bar that only has room for an equally petite-sized crowd. Yet imbibers flock here, undeterred by the lack of seating, because the cocktails—bitter tipples like the Black Rock Chiller (Suze, Branca Menta, resposado tequila) and 8 Amaro Sazerac—are exactly what they want to sip after a filling, three-course dinner elsewhere in the neighborhood.
The word hibernate comes from the Latin hibernare: to spend the winter. That’s the root for the French word meaning to wish for winter, hiver. Hence, the French Canadian brewery Brasserie Dieu du Ciel releases its winter saison, Solstice d’Hiver, around the winter solstice.
Evans Brewing Company, Inc., the oldest brewery in Orange County, just opened their first restaurant and tasting room, The Public House by Evans Brewing Co., in the SOCO District of Downtown Fullerton, California.
Eating my way around Taiwan for a week in August—from bustling Taipei to serene Sun Moon Lake—I couldn’t ignore that something was missing. Baskets of steamed dumplings and buns, exotic mushrooms, and dishes with green onions woven in were placed in front of me several times each day, all delicious and well thought out.
The ‘experts’ say you have to choose between either high standards or high sales volume, but I’m here to tell you can have the best of both worlds if you’re willing to put in the preparation (and pre-preparation), work hard, delegate well, and embrace technology—all without letting the Yelps of the world get you down.
Beverage Director Emily Molinari had two months to build the wine lists at six dining venues (plus a wine bar) inside Eataly’s second New York City location. Time was not on her side.“You end up trusting your gut,” Molinari says, of the rapid-fire decisions she had to make before the August 11 opening date of Eataly Downtown in the Westfield World Trade Center.
Ripple owner Roger Marmet announced that seasoned manager and advanced sommelier Jose Aguirre has been hired as general manager and wine director at the Cleveland Park neighborhood destination restaurant.
Arbella announced the next installment of the Posh Wednesday series on December 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Posh Wednesday at Arbella is in partnership with goldplaited, a finishing salon specializing in beauty-enhancing makeup, blowouts, and braids.
Reflecting on the significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on the defining beer moments of 2016.
Getting your hands on brands that medaled in the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) sometimes can be a feat in itself. But that’s only half the battle. Once the award-winning brews are on the menu, the next task at hand is to tell guests that they’re there and why they’re so special.