UPPER WEST SIDE
Comfort Food, Vintage Beers + Classy Cocktails at NYC's Maison Pickle
Beyond the already bustling environs and glowing, highly-organized decor, Maison Pickle succeeds at elevating American cuisine to great heights. The restaurant, which opened this past weekend on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is in no way to the...
ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS
Remixing Music + D'USSÉ Cognac Cocktails with Producer 9th Wonder
One should never turn down an invitation to NYC's Electric Lady Studios, the legendary music recording facility built by Jimi Hendrix—where in the last few years David Bowie's Blackstar and Frank Ocean's Blonde were mixed, adding to a long list...
Fernet-Branca + Forbidden Root's "Fernetic" Beer
As breweries have grown more exploratory, many curious products have hit the shelves in recent years—some poor, some excellent and the bulk somewhere in-between. With the announcement of Fernetic, however, one can't help but be excited. Here, Chicago...
NYC's New Subterranean Bar, The Lø
Chances are most food- and drink-oriented New Yorkers will recognize the address 19 Kenmare. Until recently it held Ken & Cook on its top floor and, for a while, nightlife destination Lil' Charlie's existed below. Prior to that, Travertine occupied...
Anya's Real Fruit Licorice
On one of our last excursions of 2016 to Brooklyn's food market Smorgasburg we fell in love with a classic candy reimagined. Anya's Licorice embodies many of the attributes we've all come to seek in foods: all-natural and made by hand in small...
Nikka Whisky Distillery, Hokkaido
One of the most well-known Japanese whisky brands, Nikka's origins date back to 1934 when Masataka Taketsuru built the Yoichi Distillery (named after the town in which it's located) on the island of Hokkaido. Taketsuru (the son of a sake producer...
BEST OF CH 2016
Best of CH 2016: Cocktails
Every year the cocktail scene gets better and better. New venues serving out-of-the-ordinary mixed drinks continue to pop up in cities all around the globe. Over the last year, we've hit up just about every major spot in NYC for tastings. It would...
WINE AND BOOZE 2016
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Wine and Booze
It's been a good year for wine and spirits. A slew of new or limited edition releases demonstrated the sheer amount of creativity and craftsmanship infusing the industry. It was almost impossible to narrow down a selection of our favorites, but some...
DEATH AND CO
NYC's Best Holiday Cocktails Illustrated
The holidays provide ample inspiration for those in all fields to test their craft—bartenders included. This season, dozens of our favorite NYC bars and restaurants adorned their cocktail menus with the unexpected. This extends beyond a dash of maple...
JUNE TAYLOR SYRUPS
CH Omakase 2016: June Taylor Syrups
When we first began writing about June Taylor back in 2005, we were almost hesitant to reveal something we loved so much. Taylor, who describes herself as a "seed-to-stem" creator, selects (and sometimes even picks) each piece of organic seasonal...
DELL ISOLA BOTTARGA
GULF OF MEXICO
Cooking with Bottarga Dell'Isola
It's understandable if you haven't yet heard of bottarga, as there are many names around the world for this umami-rich epicurean delicacy. For those familiar with the dried, pressed and salted roe (or filled egg sack) of the grey mullet fish, it still...
Unexpected Additions to Punch Up Your Thanksgiving Meal
Of course there is great joy, nostalgia and ease to the fact that Thanksgiving dinner stays the same year after year for many people. We aren't suggesting anyone ditch the bird or the mashed potatoes but the following eight items can either be incorporated...
Mew Men Ramen Shop
Around the corner from NYC indie filmhouse IFC Center sits a new, small ramen joint Mew Men. It's a little sister to the wildly popular Midtown basement pub Izakaya Mew, but here the menu is minimalist. There's not much beyond the five ramen options...
AUTOMATIC ESPRESSO MACHINE
Nespresso + Breville Creatista Plus
Simply put, the new Creatista Plus is what happens when two of the most respected names in coffee-making appliances unite. With Nespresso's simple, recyclable pod process and Breville's sleek, stainless steel design, it's as easy to use as it is...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
Upstate New York's Arrowood Farms Beer
Consumers today are wondering more and more where their food and beverages come from. Transparency is key, sustainability is valued, and passion is a plus. All of this can be found at the rather idyllic Arrowood Farms in upstate New York. And...
The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies
It's a bold move to name your brand "exceptional." The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It's rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with...
SHAKER AND SPOON
Getting Crafty with Shaker & Spoon
A boozy subscription box without the booze? Before you run away, hear Shaker & Spoon founders, book designer Anna Gorovoy and animator Mike Milyavsky, out. By removing the most readily available and physically heaviest ingredient—liquor—their package...
SAVAGE JERKY CO
Savage Jerky Co's Beef and Bacon Offerings
This isn't the same jerky one will find in row upon row at a gas station while mid-road trip. It's substantially better. In fact, Savage Jerky was created—with the help of three Kickstarter campaigns since 2014—after its founders Brad, Michelle...
MIAMI BEACH EDITION
THE NOMAD BAR
PARK AVENUE AUTUMN
Six Seasonal Cocktails with Unexpected Ingredients
There's nothing wrong with embracing pumpkin puree at this time of year. However, we wanted to go a bit further into the seasonal spectrum and we've found a few ingredients making their presence known. From the hundreds of cocktails and recipes we...
GREAT ARCHITECTURAL BAKE OFF
PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE
THE GLASS HOUSE
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN MONTH NEW YORK
GRADE NEW YORK
WATG's Great Architectural Bake-Off
We're in the midst of Archtober—NYC's sixth annual month-long celebration of architecture and design, complete with innovative programming and activities. To honor the month in a clever, tasty way, hospitality architectural firm WATG and their design...
AGE STATEMENT SCOTCH
MASTER OF WOOD
The Macallan Double Cask
It's safe to say that The Macallan (Sherry Oak) 12 is one of the best bets when purchasing an unpeated single malt. The cost per value stands higher than just about any other Scotch on the market. Why then, would The Macallan release an additional...
In the Heart of Cognac, Hennessy
When was the last time you had cognac? We ask this because, as with many other brown spirits, cognac consumption is on the rise in America. Perhaps it was in a classic cocktail—a Sidecar or a Sazerac or even an Alexander. Maybe one was savoring it...
Patagonia's First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale
Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food offshoot of Patagonia that boldly addresses environmental issues and wanting to influence the food industry for the better, has been filling customers up with responsibly harvested wild salmon (all the...
MORTONS STEAK HOUSE
Viticole Wine Club
For the last few months, master sommelier Brian McClintic has been making his wine recommendations available through a new project he calls Viticole, the French word for wine-growing. Until now these wines have been solely offered through...
SINGLE MALT WHISKY
THE EXPERIMENTAL SERIES
INDIA PALE ALE CASK FINISH
September Scotch: Glenfiddich Gets Experimental
All single malt whisky drinkers know the name Glenfiddich and have most likely consumed one or many of its expressions. It's another renowned Speyside-style portfolio hailing from Duffton, Scotland with centuries of history behind its development...