It hit him all at once during a visit to Bulgaria. An epiphany transformed Dushan Zaric’s approach to making and selling drinks in the swanky bars he’s opened everywhere from New York to Los Angeles.
Anyone who’s seen Jillian Vose whip up a cocktail can attest she lives by her motto, “move with purpose.” As beverage director of the Dead Rabbit in New York City, she’s shaped the bar’s award-winning menus, helping the establishment earn World’s Best Bar 2016, and Tales of the Cocktails’ World’s Best Bar and World’s Best […]
Being a sales representative in the wine industry doesn’t come with the most creative job description. But Alexis Schwartz of Zev Rovine Selections, a natural wine distributor based in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, has turned her position into something fluid — and become an influential force in New York City’s wine scene in the process.
Darnell Holguin has competed in cocktail competitions on a global scale, but, at a Coquito challenge in the Bronx last Monday, he wanted his mother with him in the kitchen. Holguin was participating in the first annual Uptown Coquito Showdown at Salsa Con Fuego, a massive Puerto Rican restaurant in NYC.
American cocktail culture is evolving in tandem with our priorities. As exciting as it is to now find excellent Negronis or Manhattans in big cities and small towns nationwide (and it really, truly is), we have also come to expect more from our favorite bars. The country’s best bars innovate, embracing an array of ingredients or […]
Marmite is not for everyone. The dark, viscous sandwich spread made from excess brewers’ yeast has a cult following in its native Great Britain, but is often deemed too salty, pungent, or sour by those of us who didn’t grow up spreading it on toast each morning. Erich Hehn, the 36-year-old bartender at District Saigon […]
Chris Cuzme has two life goals: to make beer and play music. ”I’ll never, ever be or feel like a complete person if I’m not doing both at the very least,” he says, sitting at a communal table in the taproom of Fifth Hammer Brewing Company in Long Island City, Queens. Cuzme, the brewer and […]
Depending on your personality, New York City’s Rosé Mansion either sounds like a lot of fun, or a total nightmare indicative of everything wrong with modern society. In reality, it’s both.
New York City steakhouses usually fall into two categories: classic or cliché. Quality Meats, a swank spot with AvroKO-designed digs in midtown Manhattan, is neither. The vibe skews young and trendy, terms largely absent from steakhouse-related conversations. It has a sister location in Miami Beach and is related to a trio of Manhattan restaurants called […]