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This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane are joined by Samantha Spoto to chat about grammar and online dating. Then, the three analyze what the number of sexual partners we’ve had says about us. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion between Molly and Dane regarding the three most recent episodes of FXX’s ‘You’re the Worst.’
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane feature a full show of Relationships in the Digital Age segments. The first segment covers relationship problems caused by social media. Then, the pair delves into revenge porn and what PornHub is doing to combat it. The show wraps with an analysis of the recent Twitter scandal surrounding IHOP’s insensitive and offensive tweets.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss surprising statistics about sex. Then, the pair delves into the importance of selfies for young women in response to a Huffington Post article. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about The CW’s new show, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.’
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.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze the relationship between Lindsay and Edgar on FXX’s You’re the Worst. Then, the pair chats about how to make friends as adults. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion about Nancy Meyers’ films, her career, and what she thinks about women in the film industry.
Elysian Cafe, a French bistro, is located on Washington Street between 10th Street and 11th Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The restaurant operates out of a saloon from the late 1890s, much like its sister restaurant Amanda’s, which operates out of a brownstone from the same time period.
Farm Road Hospitality opened a pop-up at Madison Square Eats this September in the hopes of spreading the word about their upcoming brick and mortar shop. The team curates delicious state fair-inspired food and boasts a seasoned chef who has worked at countless places, including Momofuku.
Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery has been churning out some of the city’s favorite brews for decades. The neighborhood boasts some of the hippest places in the world to get together, but for those willing to wait in line, you can find rare beers for $5 and enjoy a tour as well.
There’s a possible genetic link to the disliking of cilantro. More than that, the taste of cilantro is often associated with the taste of soap. In fact, our primal instincts of smell and taste play a role in whether or not we like the herb.
Most of the people who know me know how much I love food, but only those closest to me know just how much I love sandwiches. I probably eat too many of them (sometimes two a day), but part of that comes from the ability to create anything I want and put it between two slices of bread. Sandwiches don’t have to be lame and can sometimes require just as much preparation as any other meal.
La Bouche, located on Garden St in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a quaint French cafe serving traditional French and western European cuisine. I’ve now been to the spot three times since I moved to Hoboken and each experience is better than the one prior.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane start off by discussing five ways people might be slut-shaming women. Then, the pair delves into the debate over Justin Bieber’s most recent hit, “What Do You Mean?” and whether or not the song condones rape or promotes consent. The show wraps with the hosts joined by Samantha Spoto and the three chat about friendships and work relationships.
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.
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.
Stars Cafe in Shelter Island Heights, New York, offers great breakfast and lunch for those looking for a quick stop before heading off to the beach. The cafe is a casual and inexpensive, yet altogether pleasant family-owned operation on Grand Ave.
Pop Week – Many figures in pop culture are incredibly popular for a reason. That said, we at BTR will unveil the reasons we admire our particular favorites so dearly.
Since 1976, Hatsuhana has boasted two locations in New York City where they combine incredible freshness with great service and a pleasant atmosphere. My first time at Hatsuhana’s East 48th Street location was overall a wonderful experience for these reasons.
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.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the aspects of a date that guys feel awkward about in response to a Cosmo.com article. Then, the pair delves into an Anna Breslaw story about Manic Pixie Dream Boys. The show wraps with an analysis of the first two episodes of the latest ‘You’re the Worst’ season.
Several BTR staff members checked out Sabores on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The highly-rated Mexican joint serves up spicy sauces, fresh guacamole, and even margaritas as long as you bring your own tequila.
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.
Here on Dish + Drink, we publish a good deal of stories relating to a meatless diet. Thanks to resident vegetarians and vegans, we’re all learning more about what it’s like to lead a plant-based lifestyle. While I am not part of this group, I do look to make more conscious decisions than many Americans.
The Brass Rail, located on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, offers bottomless brunch on weekends starting at 11:30am. Brunchers who typically hop across the Hudson River for bottomless options can rejoice in the fact that The Brass Rail offers the same deal for a comparable price.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the reasons why feminism may not be for everyone in response to this Thought Catalog piece. Then, the pair reads GLAAD’s report on LGBTs on television in 2015. The show wraps with an analysis of Sizzl, a bacon-themed dating app launched by Oscar Meyer.
Exactly one year ago, I reviewed Tisha’s Fine Dining in Cape May after having gone on an extended weekend trip to the tip of New Jersey. The restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Cape May on the Washington Street Mall, was just as busy this time as it was the last.
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.’
This dish is a rice stir fry, with ties to both standard stir fry and standard fried rice. So, if you’d like to turn this into a fried rice dish, you can do so easily by adding eggs and even some carrots or broccoli.
Fall Week – With the drop in temperature, vibrant visual schemes of leaves changing to various shades across the red, yellow, and orange spectrum, plus the absence of mosquitoes, what’s not to love about fall hiking?
Labor Day has come and gone, which means grilling season for many is quickly nearing its end. Yes, we can pause to mourn, but we can also just take our steak-eating indoors. This sweet, salty, and savory steak salad can be made year round as long as you have a saute pan or skillet and a few ingredients. It’s delicious, filling, and about as lean as anything containing steak can be.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the benefits of having your coupled friends take over your Tinder account. Then, the pair chats about roommates and how the practice impacts Millennials. The show wraps with an analysis of why women are more likely to propose open relationships than men.
Open Week – There are many types of grand openings, including restaurant debuts and movie premieres, and some members of the BTR staff have had a chance to check out a few. From nerdy midnight movie premieres to band documentary releases, not to mention the re-opening of The Westcott Theater to a Central Perk pop-up cafe, these are the grand openings attended by BTR staffers.
Open Week – When the Open Era began in 1968, it was actually because players were looking to be paid to play the sport they loved. Though this culture of “open” tennis has seen many events, 2015 may go down as a notable year for the sport. Will Serena Williams make Open Era history?
The flavor of spinach is much less potent than that of kale, and thus it can be masked more easily by the inclusion of some yogurt and fruit. With kale, this is not so, making it more difficult to blend a smoothie that tastes good enough to drink.
In Hoboken, NJ, The Stewed Cow boasts a mechanical bull, serves up rare whiskeys, and has a mean brunch special for only $20. Here, patrons can find Old Fashioneds, bacon, heaps of brisket, and tons of biscuits.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze the concept of cheating in response to the Ashley Madison hack. Then, the pair delves into sexism against waitresses in the restaurant industry. The show wraps with a discussion on being single and happy.
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.
On Monday, Dish + Drink’s Dane Feldman was fortunate enough to attend the very first day of the 2015 US Open. The fourth and final tennis grand slam of the year began on Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York and will run for two weeks.
PHOTOBLOG: BTR checks out the opening day of the 2015 US Open at Flushing Meadows’ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, NY. Players compete in their first round matches under the scorching sun while fans try to stay hydrated and race to the shady spots on the grounds.
The Chequit Inn serves a breakfast/brunch buffet every morning in the lobby, where guests of the hotel can enjoy fresh juice, fruit, coffee, freshly baked goods, and a pleasant time on the porch.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by delving into the ways in which men respond to women who reject them. Then, the pair discusses Target’s recent decision to do away with gender specific aisles in their toys section. The show wraps with a conversation about what women (and men!) need to know about sex before they head off to college.
Commander Cody’s, run by Jim Hayward, is a Shelter Island staple. It’s the perfect spot for locals to escape, and an ideal way for visitors to get a real sense of the down to earth vibes found here.
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.
Red Maple is located within The Chequit Inn on the corner of Grand Ave in Shelter Island Heights in Shelter Island, New York. Just this past weekend, Dane Feldman spent four days on Shelter Island eating his weight in lobster rolls, touring the back roads of the island, and vegging out on its isolated beaches.
BTR staffers discuss the best natural surfaces we’ve come across in our travels, from hiking the soils of a volcano’s slope in Costa Rica, to snowboarding down sandy dunes in Colorado, or touring the scenic American West.
As summer nears its end, it’s time to start thinking about dishes that easily transition from summer to fall. This recipe calls for a heavier sauce than most summer dishes, but includes rose, which is incredibly popular for sipping in the hottest months.
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.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by taking a look at a list of do’s and don’ts for the first week of college in honor of School Week. Then, the pair delves into athlete and celebrity sexual assault charges and reads “Why I choose to believe accusers.” The show wraps with an in depth discussion on Vanity Fair’s commentary regarding Tinder’s impact on hook up culture.
This smoothie recipe includes Greek yogurt, carrots, and peaches for a vitamin- and protein-packed breakfast, snack, or post-workout boost.
A new Facebook study has found that found emoji, “haha,” and “hehe” have surpassed “lol” in usage. The Hash’s Molly Freeman and Dane Feldman weigh in on how they laugh online.
Most Ward Eights include more than a dash of grenadine and sometimes they call for a maraschino cherry, but this one is a bit boozier than the classic. So, I cut it with extra citrus, and only added a dash of grenadine as well as some Peychaud’s bitters for additional depth.
At this point in time, the stereotype that food on college campuses is a joke still holds up for many. Tons of schools are serving mass-produced food to their students, and plenty of these same colleges and universities even offer fast food from chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Wendy’s.
This recipe brings together garlic chili shrimp with lemon, goat cheese, zucchini, white mushrooms, and fresh egg pasta. Three kinds of pepper add another layer of flavor to this zesty and spicy dish.
School Week – Princeton Review dropped its book ‘The Best 380 Colleges’ yet again for 2016. BTR staffers take a look at their alma maters’ rankings, both good and bad, and take a walk down memory lane.
In a friendly competition, Dish + Drink’s Dane Feldman fights his roommate for the title of best French fries. The jury’s still out on whose were better, but the recipe for both steak fries and shoestring fries can be found here in the meantime.
Excess Week – Everyone has certain things we can’t get enough of. In honor of Excess Week here on BTR, some of the staffers disclose items, people, or pastimes that they love almost to the point of excess.
This edition of Sunday Brunch is a special one, albeit an also slightly disappointing one. A week ago today I had the opportunity to spend my brunching hours at Yankee Stadium for the first time since before the new stadium was erected.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the ways in which men and women respond to breakups. They also take a look at Type A- vs. Type A and how people convey laughter on social media.
Amanda’s Restaurant in Hoboken, NJ boasts incredible reviews, an impressive menu, and a wonderful wine list, but it’ll cost you a pretty penny (or two).
At this point, most people are aware that green tea offers a plethora of health benefits. What you may not know, though, is that in matcha, the benefits are heightened. When you drink green tea, you aren’t actually consuming the leaves. Matcha powder, however, is made up of the ground leaves.
Chia seeds have long been considered beneficial to nutrition. It wasn’t until recently, though, that I started finding them on offer in my local food stores. So, I did some snooping around to see how great the seeds really are. As it turns out, they’re pretty great; they contain high levels of fiber and protein, while they are also low in calories.
This banana fried rice may not replace pineapple fried rice, but it’s great on its own and it is simple to whip up. The brunch dish is sweet, savory, and peppery all in one, while providing a good amount of protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss how they stay happy. They also review Veronica Chavez’s piece “Explaining Happiness,” and apply the ways to stay happy to their own lives. Then, the pair reads through an AskMen piece about online dating mistakes. The show wraps with an analysis of office temperatures. The hosts are joined by Jess Goulart and Samantha Spoto to talk about the viral New York Times piece “Chilly at Work? Office Formula Was Devised for Men.”
After checking out a few farmer’s markets, Dish + Drink settles on some watermelon and homegrown cucumbers for a perfect summery treat. After all, National Watermelon Day was this week.
In the spirit of comfort food for Happiness Week, I thought today would be the perfect time to share an update on a classic: spaghetti and meatballs. This isn’t your grandmother’s spaghetti and meatballs, though, because this recipe calls for a combination of summer squash and zucchini noodles as well as ground turkey instead of ground beef.
From cheese fries to grilled cheese to spaghetti, our favorites have one thing in common: carbohydrates.
Sonia Faruqi’s ‘Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food’ boasts a five star rating on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The author studied at Dartmouth College before working on Wall Street, but she realized her true passion after volunteering at a dairy farm.
In a search for the best bagel in Hoboken, New Jersey, Dish + Drink stumbles upon The Little Grocery’s downtown location, which serves up breakfast sandwiches and other meals inside a quaint, homey cafe.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss The Emotional Bodyguard, a new trope in romcoms. Then, the pair delves into a Jezebel piece that comments on exes. The show wraps with a reading of BuzzFeed’s dating tips for introverts.
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.
It is Buzz Week here on BTR, and the Magic Bullet has been touted for quite some time now as a kitchen must-have. Yes, it’s smaller than a blender, but I’m finding that it is equally handy. This is especially true because the cup used to mix ingredients is the same cup users can drink from.
This dish has all of the notes and flair of summer in Italy without having to spend too many moments outdoors in the sweltering weather. Fresh lemon, spinach, and rosemary meet in this pasta and grilled chicken dish alongside garlic, wine, and sauteed onion.
Throwing a last minute dinner party? Just looking for a midday snack? Either way, this seafood potato salad will suffice. It’s simple to throw together, but stands out in a sea of over-mayonnaised potato salads. In fact, this one contains no mayo at all.
In the midst of a sea of impressively hip restaurants on Frederick Douglass Boulevard sits a northern Italian bar and restaurant that boasts an average rating of four stars and attracts a diverse crowd. Lido serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, and the menu consists of “organic and local” food “whenever possible,” as well as cruelty-free meat and poultry.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane celebrate the show’s two-year anniversary. The episode begins with a discussion on the meaning of likes on social media, as explained by Mic. Then, the pair discusses Lane Moore’s piece on Cosmo.com “8 Signs You’re Not Getting the Love You Deserve.” The 104th episode wraps with a conversation about men who lose in video games and how it correlates to harassment.
This drink combines gin and fruit juices with elderflower liqueur and ginger liqueur for a tart, floral, and aromatic treat. The pomegranate juice is optional, but it’s also quite recommended.
More from the summer salad series brings a Mexican-inspired dish. At the forefront of this salad is spicy grilled shrimp, which pairs with refreshing spinach, cucumber, avocado, and red peppers. Skip Chipotle tonight and make this instead.
This simple, summery grilled chicken recipe requires just seven household ingredients to make. Fresh rosemary joins together with lime juice, garlic, and pepper to create an aromatic and zesty dinner that is healthy and easy to move from outdoors to indoors if the weather isn’t cooperating.
This three cheese macaroni and cheese recipe also includes black pepper, bourbon, and soy milk. The bourbon and black pepper add a nice punch and kick, respectively, while the soy milk adds a sweetness that pairs well with the bourbon.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing the recent addition of verified profiles to Tinder. Then, the pair looks into Aziz Ansari’s book ‘Modern Romance’ and the topics that it explores. The show conclues with an in depth discussion on Molly’s article regarding the television show ‘UnREAL.’
PHOTOBLOG: This summer, BTR staffers traveled all around the tri-state area as well as to other parts of the USA and the world. Tanya Silverman traveled to Detroit where she visited the Henry Ford Museum and the Belle Isle Conservancy. Ashley Rodriguez journeyed out West to see Mt Hood in Oregon and outdoor chess in Seattle, while Kenneth Miller cruised to Bermuda.
There’s no grill necessary here to create an element of southwest summer barbecuing. It’s the perfect meal to cook on a weeknight when there’s a heavy thunderstorm that prohibits outdoor cooking.
This sandwich has an abundance of sashimi grade tuna just barely cooked along with fresh avocado and cream cheese, and it’s topped with a homemade soy ginger sauce.
Love at first sight is a dangerous emotion even when it comes to food, but Jack’s Wife Freda completely lived up to the hype. Eggs benedict with beet hollandaise, Stumptown coffee, and duck prosciutto make appearances.
This week on the Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the upswing in babies given gender neutral names. Then, the pair reads through a Bustle piece on love advice from classic literature. The show wraps with a conversation about the cons to online dating.
Shaka Burrito is a Hawaiian-themed burrito joint located on 23rd Street in Manhattan between Second and Third Ave. The restaurant boasts “grass fed, GMO-free New Zealand beef,” as well as “non-GMO basmati brown rice and cooking oil,” which means Shaka is off to an impressive start.
This recipe combines a banana and some farmer’s market fresh strawberries with a heaping amount of protein (whey, soy milk, almond milk, walnuts, and Greek yogurt) to create an ideal breakfast smoothie that is both light and filling. Plus, if you’re on the go, this option is more replenishing and refreshing to take with you than coffee.
This Thirsty Thursday, Dish + Drink tastes Nantucket-based Cisco Brewers’ Grey Lady ale. The Massachusetts Witbier is floral, fruity, and even a bit spicy.
After a holiday weekend, preparing a meal sometimes seems far too daunting. When that happens, what’s better than a simple and healthy salad for a summer weeknight?
For those of you who drank a little too much yesterday and woke up feeling completely out of commission, we’re here for you. We know what it’s like and we’re sharing our personal experiences and our favorite cures for the common hangover.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze a new app called Binder that facilitates breakups. Then, the pair discusses the 2014 film ‘Life Partners’ featuring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about sexual harassment on subways.
Rhubarb season is short-lived and Independence Day is the ideal occasion to serve a summer fruit compote as a side dish.
As the Fourth of July fast approaches and Made in the USA Week nears its end, Thirsty Thursday is coming in hot with a cocktail truly inspired by the Land of the Free.
Made in the USA Week – Aspects of American culture, nature, and cuisine make our country truly unique. We’re proud to be American for many reasons, be it iconic photographs, jazz music, tater tots, or vast landscapes.
Bacon egg and cheese sandwiches are a true breakfast staple and have even cracked their way into the brunch realm. With entire restaurants devoted to the bacon egg and cheese, it seems only fair that I include my own recipe for Sunday Brunch. Surprise surprise, it includes avocado.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing this piece on feminism from The Mary Sue. Then, the two divulge stories of their own about staying friends when it comes to being a sports fan. The show wraps with an analysis and conversation in response to the Huffington Post piece “The 8 Things All Genuine Friendships Have In Common.”
I’ve been to Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen a small handful of times now since my first review, but once in a while a restaurant strikes me and a follow up review seems necessary. This is one of those instances.
BTR staffers found an assortment of Jelly Belly bags worth taste testing. Here’s what we thought about the Cocktail Classics, Superfruit Mix, Sours, and Tropical Mix.
This review focuses specifically on the Gainesville location of World of Beer, where I enjoyed a flight of four beers. WOB offers so many beers that it’s truthfully a bit overwhelming, which is why ordering a flight—or two—is the way to go here.
Along with the first official days of summer comes plenty of excitement on my end when it comes to exploring the farmer’s markets. Over the weekend, I came across spring onions, which I’ve not cooked with before. As you may have seen over the years on Dish + Drink, we’ve done a lot with onions of all kinds, but this one is pretty awesome.
Anyone who cooks as often as some of us here at BTR will find it pretty simple to conjure up images of their most prized kitchen possession. You know exactly what we mean if you fit into this category, too. For us, the essentials range from a simple knife to a celebrity-signed container.
These muffins are small, but packed with protein and potassium, which makes them ideal for serving alongside eggs, mimosas, and even bacon.
This week is a special one here on BTR as it’s Relationship Week. The Hash hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing Millennial weddings and later are joined by BTR’s own Kenneth Miller, who penned “Becoming Monogamish,” and Jess Goulart, who wrote “Play Me A One Night Stand.”
Uma Temakeria has unveiled the first sushi burrito in New York City. The long-awaited fusion item debuted on Thursday at their brick and mortar shop on 14th and Sixth in Manhattan. As it so happens, Thursday was also International Sushi Day.
On June 8, Seattle-based Starbucks announced six new flavors of Frappuccino in celebration of the blended beverage’s 20th anniversary. The variations are dubbed Fan Flavors in honor of customers’ favorite ingredient combinations; they include Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Lemon Bar, and Red Velvet Cake.
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 time of year is a rather busy one at my house mostly because my family spends so much time coaxing our garden to life. However, this year we’ve had to fight off a groundhog from eating all of our vegetables.
It has been quite a while since I ran a recipe that resembles something of a “garbage” dish. This one does just that and combines leftover shrimp and arugula with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and rigatoni.
Over the course of the past year or two, zucchini pasta, or “zoodles,” have become quite popular. Zoodles are spaghetti-shaped zucchini slices and are much lower in carbohydrates than actual spaghetti. There are several ways to make these, but the most simple is to use a spirelli.
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.
This week on The Hash, Molly and Dane begin by discussing tests for female representation in media. The tests were designed to apply to movies, but Molly and Dane analyze how they apply to books as well. Then, the two hone in on plastic surgery for men in response to an AskMen piece. The show wraps with a celebration of Lauren Conrad’s move to ban words like “skinny” from her website.
The rather small Maguro, located on the border of Rose Hill and Kip’s Bay in Manhattan, boasts impressively fresh fish and a 4.4-star rating.
Unfortunately, because halibut hails from the North Pacific, it can be rather difficult to find it at a reasonable price–or at all–in the Northeast. It’s around right now and this recipe is light, with a subtle dry heat that it perfect for the warmer months.
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.
A quick side dish of corn and beans is a great way to provide a balanced meal alongside fish or chicken. This recipe also contains a homegrown kung pao pepper that gives a whopping amount of heat, so if you’re looking to go the mild route, swap the kung pao for a red bell pepper instead.
Another installment of Sunday Brunch here on Dish + Drink brings forth a healthy and hearty frittata made without the oven. Fresh baby arugula, mushrooms, and feta cheese come together in this dish.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss a ‘Cosmo’ piece on how to get a boyfriend. Then, the pair analyzes a Jessica Valenti piece that talks about sexism as it pertains to the media we consume. The show wraps with Molly and Dane divulging the stories of their first relationships.
The original Haru first opened its doors nearly 20 years ago. It is “not only one of the longest standing establishments” on the Upper West Side’s famed “’restaurant row,’” but Haru also claims to be “one of the pioneers of Japanese cuisine in New York.”
It may be June, but afternoon thunderstorms render grilling out of the question at least once a week. It’s best to be prepared to cook inside on the days that rain is likely. Instead of moping, I choose these days to throw together something simple that still feels elaborate.
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.’
This shrimp dish is full of flavor. It’s packed with a dry heat thanks to cayenne pepper, but it is also a bit sweet from loads of fresh tomatoes and herbal from parsley, oregano, and basil.
Today marks the first day of Throwback Week here at BTR and we thought it best to kick it off with a celebration of our favorite discontinued food products. Aside from a few pleas to bring them back, we’re also talking about our own personal experiences.
Tompkins Square Bagels on Avenue A and 11th Street is one of the most popular bagel joints in Manhattan. It boasts a 4.6-star rating on Google and the line on a warm Sunday morning is particularly lengthy.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss a ‘Cosmo’ article about significant others and social media. Then, the pair shares advice on traveling as a couple. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about street harassment. Molly and Dane are joined by fellow BTR staffer Samantha Spoto and the three share personal stories regarding harassment and catcalling.
Manhattan’s Lower East Side boasts tons of great bars and restaurants. Among them is Barrio Chino, a quaint Mexican joint that serves up fantastic margaritas and authentic food.
Vacation Week here on BTR brings commentary on the food culture in both Israel and Vietnam. Dish + Drink covers grub from vegetarian fare at open-air markets in Dalat to breakfast in Tel Aviv.
Vacation Week – We long to get away from our confining routines. Instead of sulking about feeling trapped, we should instead try to find ways to take mini-vacations in the places we live.
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.
These tacos combine savory pulled chicken with tart pomegranate seeds and fresh vegetables. With just a little extra effort, you can also include chili lime butter corn with shallots. These tacos are filling and satisfying and require no cheese or sour cream.
One of the simplest warm weather dinners to prepare is a batch of homemade burgers. These healthy chicken burgers are packed with spinach and mushrooms, so you won’t have to feel guilty serving these to your family.
Vacation Week – Should you travel with your partner? Where should you go? BTR staffers offer advice on how couples can take vacations.
This strawberry balsamic salad pairs the sweetness of the fruit with walnuts as well as fresh baby arugula and baby bibb lettuce. It’s the perfect last-minute recipe for today’s barbecues.
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.
Blacklist Week – BTR is getting a jump on Banned Books Week by discussing our favorite books that have been challenged or banned either in the United States or abroad. Our picks include ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, and more.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane begin by taking a look at an AskMen piece called “Confronting Male Stereotypes.” Then, the pair talks the importance of a #SelfieClass that is taught at the University of Southern California. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion about Hollywood’s sexism problem. The hosts analyze a BuzzFeed piece that brings to light an ugly encounter with actor Paul Johansson, which opens up the conversation on broader issues.
This grilled chicken recipe combines ginger, garlic, and mustard for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend dish. Say goodbye to boring, dry grilled chicken at the barbecues this holiday weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching, which means if you are throwing a party or just attending one then it’s time to consider what dishes to prepare. This side dish is light, sweet, and summery, making it perfect to throw together for the holiday parties.
The first trip of the year to the local farmer’s market leads to a grilled vegetable recipe containing mushrooms, zucchini, stake potatoes, and onion. Cayenne pepper and thyme, among other spices, come together in this light summer side dish.
This deconstructed egg salad is the perfect light lunch to carry you through summertime because it is low in carbohydrates, but high in healthy fat and lean protein.
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 week, DJs Molly and Dane talk about awkward situations and how to survive them. They also discuss stay at home moms, feminism, and what not to do on a first date.
Right in the heart of Manhattan’s West Village sits Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria. The large space located on Greenwich Ave welcomes an array of New Yorkers for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Rosemary’s authenticity to its Tuscan roots is abundantly noticeable from the food to the drinks.
The overarching environmental benefits of composting are abundant, but for home gardeners, what it means on a small scale is perhaps equally important. Dish + Drink takes a look at the details of composting at home.
This grilling recipe features sesame seeds and a beautiful sashimi grade tuna steak. Serve alongside chili sweet potato chips for the perfect summer weather dinner.
Peanut oil, toasted sesame oil, and chili powder come together in this potato recipe. The result is a subtly sweet and nutty chip with just a hint of a dry heat, which makes these perfect with dinner or as a summer snack.
BTR took its talents to the biannual foodie haven that is the Mad. Sq. Eats pop-up here in NYC where we tasted everything from beer to ice cream sandwiches to tuna hand rolls.
This Hell’s Kitchen Mexican spot serves up a slightly different style of prix fixe brunch that’s well worth looking into. Great margaritas, spicy chilaquiles, and delicious coffee are on offer for a decent price.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane begin by discussing FOMO and how it pertains to their personal romantic lives. Then, the pair chats about the new era of rom-coms in response to a Mic.com piece. The show wraps as the DJs are joined by DJ Samantha to discuss platonic friendships between men and women.
FOMO Week – For many of us, entertainment has become a major part of our lives, especially with the rise of online-streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. Here’s how we deal with the fear of missing out at it relates to entertainment and avoiding spoilers.
Halibut is amongst the best fish to eat in the springtime because it’s easy to grill and it’s also high in protein, but low in fat. This recipe pairs the fish with simple refreshing ingredients like basil and citrus.
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.
FOMO Week – FOMO prevails in our daily lives. We miss out and it causes us to feel jealous, envious, or regretful. Alas, there are many ways to fight and get over the feeling.
In the spirit of FOMO Week, the BTR Editorial team discusses our favorite spots to grab a cup of joe both in and out of New York. From Manhattan to Brooklyn and Massachusetts to Germany, we’ve included the places we love most.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane delve into the recent news surrounding Bruce Jenner’s gender identity. Then, the pair discusses their own experiences in response to a piece about chatting with strangers in restaurants. The show wraps with a conversation about soft sexism.
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.
Is the new watch a milestone in technology, or will time only tell the fate of Apple’s wrist wear? BTR evaluates the new device in terms of tech, practicality, and fashion.
This grilled cheese is a bit out there, but it’s well worth checking out. Red pepper flakes, fig butter, and provolone cheese fuse to form a sweet, spicy, and savory grilled cheese all in one.
Dish + Drink continues the salad series with this Spanish-inspired sweet and smoky spinach number. With a homemade dressing and an array of olives, this salad stands out from the pack.
This smoothie tastes just enough like a Fig Newton to satisfy your cravings, but it also contains potassium, nut protein, and milk protein. It’s the perfect breakfast when you’re on the go on a Monday morning.
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.
This week, The Hash covers how to stay friends after paychecks diverge, five ways our friends influence us, and what we wish we knew about sex.
Seoulite’s caters to an array of Asian-inspired desires in that its menu contains Japanese food like sushi and teriyaki (but with either chicken or salmon), and a solid selection of salads and appetizers. But the main reason to go to Seoulite’s is for its “all time favorites,” which includes bibim bob and bul go ki, and tofu soups.
New York has seen a resurgence of speakeasies in recent years, but some say they’re not really speakeasies due to the fact that we don’t live in the Prohibition Era. That may be true, but the so-called speakeasies of today still hold down a certain vibe of the bygone time period, especially The Tippler which opened in the 1890s.
Unfortunately, April showers are all too real, which means it isn’t always easy to make meals outside. This salad is perfect for springtime because it doesn’t require a grill, but you’ll still feel good about yourself eating salad for dinner.
Buckwheat, which we call kasha in my home, is amongst the healthiest grains. Up until recently, I had only eaten it in a traditional dish called kasha varnishkes (buckwheat, bowtie pasta, and usually onions), but have been looking for more healthy grains to adapt to my diet in versatile ways.
Champignon is a cafe located on Seventh Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Chelsea cafe is named after the champignon mushroom, a popular and widely-known ‘shroom, Champignon is just a quaint neighborhood spot that seems to fly comfortably under the radar.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane weigh in on popular first date spots. Then, the pair analyzes a ‘New York Times’ article regarding adult males and using emoji. The show wraps with an in-depth analysis of nostalgia and Timehop.
Spatchocked, or butterflied, chicken is one of the best ways to grill a whole chicken without needing to put forth a terrible amount of effort. You’ll need to remove the backbone from the chicken (this is essentially all butterflying is) before you cook, but that’s all there is to it. This recipe is a bit different because it’s not only butterflied, but also bricked chicken with a citrusy, peppery gravy.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss an important Mic.com article about things we shouldn’t be teaching young boys about dating. Then, the pair analyzes an AskMen piece regarding dating red flags. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about comments threads online, which Molly writes about this week.
The owners of Ferraro’s Ristorante in Westfield, NJ recently opened Anna’s Ristorante in the nearby town of Summit, NJ. The popular Italian spot is located on Union Place directly next door to The Office Beer Bar & Grill.
A smoothie that contains nut protein, as well as whey protein and milk protein will certainly do the trick for a light, but filling breakfast. This one made with yogurt, almond milk, and protein powder has natural sugars as well.
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.
Potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, and caramelized onions and shallot come together in this subtly spicy and nutty side dish. Serve this all spring and summer alongside chicken, fish, or seafood for a near-perfect light meal.
Dish + Drink has covered muffins in the past, but a small change in ingredients makes these muffins taste far better than before without sacrificing too much in the way of overall health.
West Village mainstay Riviera Cafe and Sports Bar may not be a leader in the brunch game, but this NYC spot is serving up reliable dishes and a nearly unbeatable bottomless option when it comes to dollars and cents.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane cover a new app called HUG in their Relationships in the Digital Age segment. Then, the pair discusses boundary-pushing comedy like Get Hard. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation on what it means to be a “scary feminist” in response to a Femsplain piece.
Dish + Drink checks out one of the 11 Spice locations in New York City. Thai food is abundant in this city, but Spice is at the forefront of New Yorkers’ minds with its consistent menu and good vibes.
Offer up some self-serve dinner to your family and friends with this fun taco bar. Fresh guacamole and spicy salsas mixed with homemade pulled adobo-seasoned chicken make these tacos perfect for any time.
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.
Oven-baked chicken is still in season.
This week, The Hash covers ‘Fashion Police,’ ‘Looking,’ and ‘The Last Man on Earth.’
This New York gem earns its stars.
Dish + Drink checks out ‘Mad Men’ Dining Week in NYC.
Whip up this roasted root vegetable side dish with pecans and shallot brown butter.
Learn to make potato chips at home with just three ingredients.
The Editorial Staff picks their favorite bars around the globe.
For a good time call Big Daddy’s (and get your booze on).
This week, The Hash covers dating, sexism, and pick up lines.
Harlem’s Pisticci serves up authentic Italian fare, great cocktails, and a whole lot of ambience.
BTR staffers pick their favorite bars worldwide.
This brunch spot fuses the classics with just the right amount of Middle Eastern inspiration.
This week, The Hash covers ‘The Odd Couple’ and outdated stereotypes.
Oxido is brand new and already making waves in NYC.
This bourbon and Applejack cocktail is ideal for spring, summer, and fall.
This one-pan roasted chicken and vegetable dish is perfect for late winter.
This soup is hearty, not carb-y.
This week, The Hash covers secrecy vs. privacy, meddling, and Curt Schilling.
Dish + Drink does Restaurant Week right.
Step up your fried rice game with these specialty veggies.
Taking photos of your food could both enhance and hinder your dining experience.
Give the oatmeal a rest for a change.
This wintry dish is both light and hearty.
Fried chicken and champagne aren’t Birds & Bubbles only strong suit.
Learn to cook delicious scrambled eggs without whipping them.
We’re serving up not mashed potatoes, but smashed potatoes.
Follow-Up Review: Consistency in freshness and overall good quality is mastered at Community Food & Juice.
This week, The Hash covers “I’m fine,” selfies, and pplkpr.
This Italian-Sardinian spot owns up to its high ratings.
Cooking by yourself shouldn’t be so daunting.
This stew is filled with protein and perfect for these chilly winter nights.
Dish + Drink asks the Editorial Staff how they feel about spicy food and roller coasters.
Update your bar to fit your needs.
Great deals and a creative menu make Amigos stand out in the brunch crowd.
This week, The Hash does a special Valentine’s Day show.
Authentic Greek food meets quick and easy dining.
This lighter fare meal is full of flavor and low in fat.
BTR staffers weigh in on ‘Trivia Crack’ and whether it’s 2015’s follow-up to ‘Candy Crush’.
Winter doesn’t have to mean heavy cocktails.
This dip is easy to put together and perfect for serving at your next party.
Learn to make skirt steak and french fries in under one hour.
Consuming less salt is simpler than you might think.
The ‘dam offers bottomless brunch and a whole lot more.
This week, The Hash covers The League, rape culture, and domestic violence.
This Morningside Heights Italian restaurant is the perfect neighborhood spot.
This islander variation of a classic is perhaps just as good as the fan favorite.
Learn how to caramelize onions in just a few simple steps.
Egg, avocado, cheese, and spices come together in this homestyle sandwich.
This week, The Hash covers Invisible Boyfriend, friendships, and a project at the Sundance Film Festival.
This Peruvian spot is authentic, high quality, and down right superb.
Wine, oregano, and basil come together in this light Italian dish.
Mushrooms, zucchini, and chicken come together in this dinner recipe.
Dish + Drink explores some of the best items for easy cooking.
This fruity winter salad can be served two ways.
This week, The Hash covers cheating, vocal fry, and manspreaders.
This Upper West Side restaurant offers a wonderful atmosphere.
This winter cocktail is refreshingly light and flavorful.
This wintry stew is filled with hearty vegetables as well as vitamins and protein.
This Peruvian-inspired dish is both spicy and zesty.
Raisins, walnuts, and fresh pears come together in this bowl of steamy goodness.
This week, The Hash covers feminist films and women-only transit in Nepal.
A Boston-area restaurant listed on ‘Best Bars in America’ proves itself worthy.
Dish + Drink takes a look at five smart products to enhance your cooking experience.
This gorgeous Old Fashioned has a sweeter edge to it, but stays true to its roots.
Escape to the coast with this summery recipe.
Serve up this simple-to-make healthy dip at your next get-together.
This easy, Mexican-inspired dish is great for lazy days.
One of the oldest bars in New York City serves up a respectable brunch.
This week, The Hash covers friendships, hopeless romanticism vs. cynicism, and what to read.
This ramen spot in Harlem is trendy for good reason.
This light, but spicy dish is a great alternative to heavy meat, especially during Fitness Week.
Dish + Drink checks out the Harpoon Brewery in Boston.
This sweet and savory chicken recipe is simple and perfect for making in larger quantities.
This ramen dish is spicy, savory, and even a little sweet all at once.
Whip up a batch of Cornish game hens this winter.
Get a little southern comfort this winter with this easy brunch recipe.
This week, The Hash covers what it means to be sexy, bad relationship trends, and dating an actor.
Crema serves up some of the best Mexican brunch around (oh, and bottomless brunch cocktails).
A simple lemon and garlic pasta dish goes a long way with a little bit of vegetables and sausage.
Finish ringing in the new year with this spicy and refreshing cocktail.

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