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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part 2 of our interview with Niraj Naik who explains what soda does to the body and healthier alternatives.
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.
We speak with Niraj Naik, former pharmacist and holistic health practitioner, on the pervasive addiction to sugar drinks.
Molly Freeman recently checked out the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar at The Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City. While the views and drinks were enjoyable, she found the whole venue to be a bit overrated.
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 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.
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 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.
Dish + Drink checks out Evil Twin Brewing’s Molotov Cocktail Single Simcoe Hop Edition Imperial IPA.
This bourbon and Applejack cocktail is ideal for spring, summer, and fall.
The new app, Happy, allows users to drink on the cheap at participating bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Update your bar to fit your needs.
The ‘dam offers bottomless brunch and a whole lot more.
This islander variation of a classic is perhaps just as good as the fan favorite.
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.
Crema serves up some of the best Mexican brunch around (oh, and bottomless brunch cocktails).

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