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BOOZY
GINGER ALE
ROOT BEER
SODA
POP
CARBONATED DRINKS
ALCOHOL
BEER ALTERNATIVES
SWEET TREATS
HARD SODA
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY
Not Your Father's Ginger Ale
With Superbowl Sunday taking place this weekend, you might already be thinking about what snacks and drinks to serve. Between the ice bucket of canned light stuff and six-packs of choice craft beer brewed in North Carolina or Colorado, there's...
CAVIAR
KHAVYAR
BEER
BEER PAIRINGS
WILD CAVIAR
FARMED CAVIAR
SALMON ROE
Pairing Beer with Khavyar's Unpretentious Caviar
When we sat down with Andy Rosenthal, creative director of Khavyar—a recently launched caviar brand featuring an array of products, both domestic and international, wild and farmed—he shared an anecdote about caviar in the 1800s. At that time...
SMART DEVICES
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
SMART KITCHEN
KICKSTARTER
COOKING
OneCook Personal Robotic Chef
Modern kitchen appliances can brew you the perfect espresso, bake a fluffy loaf of bread, mix a killer cocktail or even blend up a personalized smoothie—all with the press of a single button. So why not program them to cook a full meal? That’s...
BROOKLYN
FOOD
HOT DOGS
SAUSAGES
DANISH FOOD
PORK
FOOD EVENTS
STREET FOOD
ALL NATURAL HOT DOGS
Copenhagen Street Dog
Let’s be real: for most, the blissfully ignorant days of loving the classic American hot dog are over. Because, well, we just don’t know what’s in those things. But rather than picking up an impostor in the health food aisle, why not turn to Denmark...
POURING RIBBONS
BRANDY
AMERICAN BRANDY
BARTENDING
COPPER KINGS
Setting Copper & Kings American Brandy Cocktails to Music
While on a car ride through New Orleans during the US' largest spirits trade show, Tales of the Cocktail last July, our driver informed us that while we were in town there was one product worth trying. It was Copper & Kings's American Brandy, and...
BITTEN
FOOD CONFERENCES
NYC
FOOD CULTURE
SUSTAINABILITY
ARTISTRY IN FOOD
FOOD INNOVATORS
Bitten: A Food Conversation
Well before everyone's favorite fast burrito spot hit crisis mode, the changing landscape of food culture snagged headlines on a weekly basis. It has for decades and will continue to do so. Food consumption is a human need and yet, today, through...
SCAA
SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
COFFEE
COFFEE FLAVORS
COFFEE FLAVOR WHEEL
WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH
Specialty Coffee Association of America's New Coffee Flavor Taster's Wheel
20 years ago, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) introduced a coffee taste flavor wheel that would provide a standardized language for everyone from farmers to baristas and even those curious about what they were sipping. It was...
DEWARS
ROYAL BRACKLA
DEVERON
AULTMORE
SCOTCH
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
WHISKY
WHISKIES
GIFT SETS
Three Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Sets
There are plenty of ways to convey the story behind a spirit. Sometimes, the liquid speaks for itself, giving subtle nods to what it was aged in, for how long and even what region it hails from. And while that can be said of the three single malts...
COFFEE
DETROIT
INDEPENDENT ROASTERS
MICRO ROASTERS
CAFES
SPECIALTY COFFEE
ANTHOLOGY COFFEE
CRAFT COFFEE
CORKTOWN
Anthology Coffee, Detroit
While in Detroit for this week's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we took a break from previewing Ford GT supercars and Buick's Avista concept coupe to get our dose of caffeine: a few bags of single-origin, freshly roasted Anthology...
SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
MASH GRAPE
MASHBOX
INDEPENDENT DISTILLERS
ALCOHOL
SPIRITS
LIQUORS
Mash & Grape's MashBox Spirits Subscription
Over the last two years, we've grown fond of NYC spirits retailer Mash & Grape for two reasons: first, their surprising and thorough stock and, second, their ability to ship across 35 states—a rarity in the world of alcohol. After eight months...
SWEETS
CANDY
COFFEE
ARTISANAL CANDY
JAPAN
SHIZUOKA
IFNi Coffee Candy
We came across IFNi Roasting Co's coffee candy in Tokyo. The roastery and wholesale coffee sellers (who also have grand plans to develop their own, original coffee equipment) have a small café in Shizuoka where they are based. Made in collaboration...
CHEESE
ARTISANAL
ITALIAN FOOD
SPECIALTY FOOD
ABRUZZO
FINE FOODS
PASTA
Marcelli Formaggi's Marketplace
Abruzzo may not be one of the first regions to come to mind when one hears "Italy," but its green mountains, high altitude air and endless pastures (one-third of Abruzzo is protected in the form of national parks, nature reserves, etc.) make for...
COCKTAILS
HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
MACE
BLACK MARKET
EGGNOG
Five Festive Holiday Cocktails
As fun should infuse the very air we breathe this time of year, it's a good time to get extra creative with cocktails. Certain flavors have entered the seasonal signifier canon, but exploration shouldn't stop there. The following cocktails, from some...
MEZCAL
AGAVE
COCKTAILS
DRINKS
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
SMOKELESS MEZCAL
VIEJO INDECENTE
MASH AND GRAPE
Viejo Indecente Smokeless Mezcal
You may ask yourself, can a product call itself mezcal if it doesn't contain that signature smokiness? To a certain degree, a question like this harkens back to some people's perception of scotch—where only the peated, smokey iterations are familiar...
BEER
ALCOHOL
DRINKS
LONDON
CAMDEN
MICROBREWERIES
LIMITED EDITION
Camden Town Brewery’s Annual Beer, 2015
Once again, British microbrewery Camden Town Brewery has distilled the flavor of the year gone by into an annual beer. "It’s the third year we’ve done this and the second year it’s been a barrel-aged beer,” brand manager Zoe Wulfsohn-Dunkley tells...
SCOTCH
IRISH WHISKEY
WHISKEY
SINGLE POT STILL WHISKEY
BOURBON
RYE
WHISKIES
WHISKEYS
The Best Whiskeys for Winter Holiday Gifting
The word whiskey (or whisky, depending on region of production) means innumerable things to a great many people. This brown spirit category plays catch-all for everything from the smokiest scotches to the oakiest bourbons. There are single malts and...
CHOCOLATE BARS
CHOCOLATES
NEW CHOCOLATE
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED CHOCOLATE
CAMEL MILK
Five Wondrous New Chocolates
It seems like many of us are on an unending quest to discover new types of chocolate. The applications of cocoa are almost endless and we are frequently stunned to see new ways it's utilized—especially in trusty old chocolate bar form. The following...
COFFEE
TRAVEL
TIMBUK2
BLUE BOTTLE
TRAVEL KITS
Timbuk2 + Blue Bottle’s Sabbatical Travel Kit
If the recent buyouts of Intelligentsia and Stumptown are any indication, the growing popularity of craft coffee shows no signs of slowing down. While single origin pour-overs are now commonplace in many coffeeshops, sometimes when you’re off the...
COOKS ILLUSTRATED
TIME SAVERS
MONEY SAVERS
COOKING TIPS
RECIPES
Kitchen Hacks
Skip all the panicked calls to mom and save your laptop keyboard from sticky egg yolk and flour-covered fingers—solve your next cooking challenge with one of the most useful books we've come across in a while: "Kitchen Hacks." The book compiles...
TIKI DRINKS
TIKI COCKTAILS
TIKI BARS
COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
TIKI TABU
LOWER EAST SIDE
NEW YORK CITY
FALL COCKTAILS
SEASONAL MENUS
Tiki Your Time This Fall and Winter
Over the summer, NYC saw a much needed boom in the tiki cocktail scene. With the East Village's Mother of Pearl, the West Village's The Happiest Hour—and the latter's creative collaboration with the Sixty Hotel LES' Tiki Tabu—all serving some of...
FOOD
FOOD DRINK
COOKING
CHEF
KITCHEN
KITCHEN UTENSILS
COOKBOOKS
GIFT GUIDE
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Too Many Cooks
The right tools and ingredients are essential in the kitchen. A great cookbook acts as a necessary guide for exploration, while a little personality in utensils make the experience altogether more enjoyable. And of course, with much of cooking and...
SAKE
WARM SAKE
HOT SAKE
COLD SAKE
JAPAN
JAPANESE ALCOHOLS
SOTO: An Elegant New Sake
Sake brewing dates beyond recorded history—with its earliest textual mention in the third century. Sudo Honke, Japan's oldest sake brewery, has been operating since it opened in the year 1141. It's one of the oldest businesses in the world that...
RED WINES
UNION WINE CO
MULLED WINES
SPICED WINES
PINOT NOIR
KINGS RIDGE PINOT
MARSHALLS HAUTE SAUCE
Union Wine Co. + Marshall's Haute Sauce: Red Haute Pinot Noir
With their "pinkies down" approach, Oregon's Union Wine Co. is forever releasing fun, forward-thinking products, from an entirely drinkable wine in a can to wine-flavored candies. Their latest offering plays upon everyone's seasonal interest in...
HOT TODDY
COCKTAILS
COCKTAIL RECIPES
FALL COCKTAILS
HOT COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
HOT TODDIES
BOURBON
SCOTCH
WHISKEY
WHISKY
Six Next-Level Hot Toddy Recipes
While we can't (scientifically) attest to the famed Hot Toddy being a cold remedy, we can stand behind its warm deliciousness. Traditionally composed of whisky, hot water, honey and lemon (or spices), this simple hot cocktail has been around for a...
COCKTAILS
ABSINTHE
HALLOWEEN
PUNCHES
BATCH DRINKS
MIXED DRINKS
SEASONAL COCKTAILS
HALLOWEEN PARTIES
Ten Tasty Halloween Cocktails
For a night of spooks, intrigue and costumes, there's nothing better than out-of-the-ordinary cocktails. The following 10 appeal to our palates, keep us visually pleased and all contain a little of the unexpected. Some are easier to make than others...
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