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Last month was National Bourbon Heritage Month, but because it was so hot here in the Northeast, we were focusing on drinks a bit more refreshing and less potent. Now that the transitional weather is finally upon is, we can celebrate bourbon for autumn, while still enjoying the last bits of warm weather that are still lingering.
Between impressively creative dishes and beautifully concocted cocktails (there are over 20 on offer), Dullboy in Jersey City, NJ is setting the bar high for intimate cocktail bars in the area.
Last Thursday, Sept 24, coffee news center Sprudge.com threw a kick-off party for the NY Coffee Festival, doubling as a sixth anniversary celebration in conjunction with local chain, Everyman Espresso. Roxanne Lim had the opportunity to attend this party.
Welcome to a special happy hour edition of Thirsty Thursday here on Dish + Drink. This week, I wandered to Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood for a few drinks on my way home to Hoboken. After just missing the happy hour deal at a place nearby, my friends and I decided to try Swine on Hudson Street.
Brunch at Jack's Wife Freda is something of a New York staple, despite how new the restaurant is. The Mediterranean-inspired food is fantastic, the service is wonderful, and the atmosphere is truly delightful.
Located on the site of an ancient monastery in London, Alcoholic Architecture invites guests to walk through a cloud of breathable spirits that will gently intoxicate them with a one-to-three ratio of alcohol to mixer.
The autumn season may have just begun, but pear is already trending. So, instead of switching to heavier cocktails while Indian summer is sticking around, I’m offering up a recipe for a pear nectar margarita. It’s sweet, it’s refreshing, and it’s the perfect transition cocktail from Indian summer to full-blown fall.
In a small city packed with bars and restaurants, 1 Republik manages to maintain a large crowd most nights of the week. Despite the true plethora of other spots, in the short time I have lived in Hoboken I have already been to 1 Republik for dinner twice.
For such a new restaurant, Little Town Social already has something of a storied history. The bar, located on First Street between Park and Garden in Hoboken, NJ, is owned by Chris and Albie Manzo, who are known both for their other NJ restaurants and for their appearance on 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey.'
Despite loving brunch and booze, Molly Freeman had yet to enjoy the two together. In order to remedy this tragedy, she dined at The Crooked Knife's 30th St location with a group of friends for boozy brunch.
On one summer night, Molly Freeman ventured to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to check out L'isola's wood fire pizza. Though the pizza was delicious the service was slightly lacking.
Twenty years ago, St. Marks was a totally different place, crawling with crusty punks and cheap dives. Nowadays, it's not as grimy, but it is ripe with tourists, NYU lanyards, and restaurants. There remains one reminder from decades ago; a less observant person might just miss it walking down the street. It's a basement bar with only a dusty red sign that says, "GRASSROOTS TAVERN," in between Mamoun's and yet another smoke shop.
Grand Banks is an oyster bar located on Pier 25 in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood. The oyster bar boasts delicious cocktails, an incredible lobster roll, and digs like you can't believe. As a matter of fact, the bar itself is located on an historic schooner built over 70 years ago.
SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill is located on Menantic Road on Shelter Island, NY. The restaurant and bar serves fresh fish, burgers, cocktails, beer, and wine to big crowds alongside Menantic Creek.
Today, when we think of an Old Fashioned, we think of the popular, but classic whiskey cocktail. Those who know booze history, though, know that the Old Fashioned is the name given to the alleged earliest cocktail: any base spirit, sugar, water, and bitters.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates’ immigration policies, as well as the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental reasons for migration. Also, it’s been a year since the war on ISIS began.
Dish + Drink's Dane Feldman takes a look at the history of rye whiskey, why it disappeared, and why it's come back into the forefront again. Rye is the "original American whiskey," and after a long period of dormancy, it is looking to reclaim its spot as the nation's favorite spirit.
Hoboken's Sushi Lounge is different from other sushi places for a number of reasons. Its special rolls are truly special, its drinks menu is extensive, and it even brings in a DJ some nights of the week.
BTR travels to one of Social Media Director Jess Goulart's favorite spots in Manhattan, a gastropub called The Wayland down in Alphabet City. The bar serves up impressive cocktails and local fare.
This cocktail, Japanese for summer orange, combines low-calorie ingredients like club soda, vodka, and sake with orange notes from Cointreau and a fresh lemon twist. It is heavily boozy, but light in flavor intensity, which makes it an ideal choice for imbibing any time.
This frozen boozy concoction combines fresh avocado and mango with rum and almond milk. Do brunch cocktails differently as temperatures top off around 90 degrees in the New York area this weekend.
Green tea and honey go hand in hand as do bourbon and honey, and bourbon and lemon, of course, which makes this cocktail perfect for the upcoming warm nights.
As is mentioned in probably every cocktail blog on the internet, the Old Fashioned is argued to be the first cocktail in existence. It has made a huge resurgence in the last several years and many will attribute this trend to the popularity of 'Mad Men.'
While the novelty of Jacob’s Pickles next door has not yet worn off, E’s Bar boasts originality all on its own. Open shelves filled with board games and other multiplayer games line the walls and patrons are free to take any game off the shelves to play.
Manhattan's Cascabel Taqueria does more than just serve delicious burritos. Their Mexican brunch includes bottomless cocktails and offers creative items like chorizo benedict and tuna Thai chili tacos.
This popular Upper West Side spot serves up incredible southern-inspired comfort food. From biscuits and gravy to bourbon cocktails, the restaurant lives up to the hype.
This drink combines bitter orange, juniper berries, and rhubarb, which are the most prominent flavors of gin and Aperol. So, whip up a batch of these part sweet, part bitter cocktails and serve them at all of your springtime gatherings.
Dish + Drink takes its talents to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's Sakura Matsuri Festival for April's Geek Girl Brunch. Brooklyn's Butter and Scotch serves up some incredible desserts and impressive Jell-O shots.
Manhattan's Bamboo 52 serves up fresh sushi, killer ribs, and an abundance of great cocktails. This happy hour spot is perfect for dinner or just a lengthy hangout session.
Dish + Drink checks out Brooklyn's The Way Station. This bar is a haven for nerds and imbibers alike and it even features a 'Doctor Who' TARDIS.
Good Enough to Eat is one of the more popular brunch spots on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. So much so, in fact, that weekend after weekend patrons line up around the block just to get in.
In the spirit of continuing to share recipes that are even more health-focused than usual, Dish + Drink ventures into chicken paillard. This dish is heavy on leafy greens and includes a solid amount of lean protein, thanks to both spinach and chicken.
Dish + Drink explores the tiki craze with a cocktail jam-packed with tropical fruitiness. Tiki drinks are back in business and this one includes two kinds of rum and an abundance of island flavor.
This New York gem earns its stars.
Dish + Drink checks out 'Mad Men' Dining Week in NYC.
For a good time call Big Daddy's (and get your booze on).
Harlem's Pisticci serves up authentic Italian fare, great cocktails, and a whole lot of ambience.
Check out these beer-infused Irish cocktails right in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
This brunch spot fuses the classics with just the right amount of Middle Eastern inspiration.
This bourbon and Applejack cocktail is ideal for spring, summer, and fall.
Located in a hot dog shop, Please Don’t Tell is one of New York’s most well known secrets.
Fried chicken and champagne aren't Birds & Bubbles only strong suit.
The new app, Happy, allows users to drink on the cheap at participating bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Follow-Up Review: Consistency in freshness and overall good quality is mastered at Community Food & Juice.
Winter doesn't have to mean heavy cocktails.
This islander variation of a classic is perhaps just as good as the fan favorite.
This Peruvian spot is authentic, high quality, and down right superb.
These milkshake cocktails are a sweet treat to serve at your next dinner party.
This winter cocktail is refreshingly light and flavorful.
A Boston-area restaurant listed on 'Best Bars in America' proves itself worthy.
This gorgeous Old Fashioned has a sweeter edge to it, but stays true to its roots.
One of the oldest bars in New York City serves up a respectable brunch.
Crema serves up some of the best Mexican brunch around (oh, and bottomless brunch cocktails).

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