BOMPAS AND PARR
Interview: Food Artist Duo Bompas + Parr
There are few among us who have turned food and drink into an adventure as well as Bompas + Parr. The British "food artist" duo, in essence, condensed the idea of dinner theater into a spectacle wherein the edibles are the performer. Their inspiration...
Hacker's Brew Iced Coffee
As the coffee industry keeps evolving and growing, another brand is emerging—and making a splash by doing things differently. The CEO of Hacker's Brew, Elias Ladopoulos (a technologist, investor and well-known co-founder of the Masters of Deception...
VOLSTEAD ACT COMPANY
The Volstead Act Company's Pre-Prohibition-Inspired Cocktail Syrups
Forever on the search for mixers that match the cocktail movement we are all immersed in, we were taken by the efforts of The Volstead Act Company. The Los Angeles-based brand creates four syrups—organic ginger syrup, bitter lime tonic syrup, bitter...
THE PLAZA HOTEL
Five Elevated Gin Cocktails
If you're already over the G&T and don't really fancy the gin martini, these five cocktails might just be for you. These are no average mixed drinks, but are drawn from the imagination of the bartending teams at two of New York's most acclaimed hotels...
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
WILLIAM GRANT AND SONS
Five Cocktails Inspired by the Music Icon Prince
by Emily Arden Wells This year we lost legends. David Bowie and Prince both passed in the early months of 2016, two musicians who changed the music industry intrinsically and influenced generations of people with their work. In the days and even...
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS
Three Glenfiddich Cocktails from London's Michelin-Starred Dabbous
With the current craft cocktail boom, it's no longer unacceptable to take an age statement single malt Scotch and shake it up with carefully considered ingredients. On a recent trip to London, we stopped over at the Michelin-starred Dabbous for...
COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE LOS ANGELES
Counter Culture Coffee, Los Angeles
Coffee bars of every size and shape are opening around the globe at breakneck speed, many of which emphasize novelty elements like 3D animals crafted in cappuccinos. Counter Culture Coffee, however, has taken a different approach in the face of its...
GG's Garden Dinner Kit
GG's, a sister business with Nicholas Morgenstern's other NYC joints Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream and El Rey coffee beer, is the relatively young East Village hangout gaining repeat customers hunkering after their dense, square grandma-style...
Bottling moonshine and distributing it undermines the very meaning of the word—it's your grandfather's sitting-in-his-backyard-lawn-chair drink, not something made in a factory and sold in stores. But we just could not resist the stainless steel...
COFFEE IN A CAN
Nitrogen-Infused Rise Coffee
Rise Coffee does more than cold brew organic, fair-trade Peruvian coffee beans in filtered water. They also infuse it with nitrogen and serve it out of kegs—and now cans with a widget much like Guinness. The coffee itself is roughly 80% less acidic...
NO 7 SUB
A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
There are so many cookbooks on every specific subject—from authentic Mexican to TV show-inspired and cannabis. But it's the books that capture the authoring chef's psyche and essence that actually get re-read on the regular (the others stay on...
Vegan Rob's Healthy Snacks
When cravings for chips, popcorn and crunchy things can't be met with a piece of fruit or some nuts, it's best to stick to the healthiest and most flavorful options. Rob's snacks (made up of Vegan Rob's and Crunchy Rob's) are no old-fashioned treats...
Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses
For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass' new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around...
RUNAMOK MAPLE SYRUP
ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP
Infused, Smoked and Barrel-Aged Runamok Maple Syrups
Adding "flavors" does not necessarily improve a product (as we all may have learned from the vodka industry). And true maple syrup lovers know that nothing more is needed than the golden-hued goodness itself. Fortunately, Runamok Maple's premiere...
Grady's All-in-One Home Brewing Kit
An update to their already-excellent Bean Bags, Brooklyn- and Bronx-based Grady's has just released a new product that means you can DIY their famous New Orleans-style cold brew coffee at home. The brand new, all-in-one home brewing kit contains...
BEAN TO BAR
SOUTHERN ARTISANAL TREATS
NYC SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co's Uncommon Artisanal Sweets
Among the many wonders we uncovered at this year's NYC Summer Fancy Food Show, Tennessee's Olive & Sinclair pleased our palates for many good reasons. The chocolatiers and confectioners whip up what they refer to as "Southern artisan treats" and...
Cobram Estate Olive Oil
Some of the most commonly adulterated (and commonly consumed) food products the world over are milk, honey, saffron, orange juice and olive oil. And sometimes simply reading a label isn't a huge amount of help as brands are able to slap all kinds...
Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company
by Emily Arden Wells Chances are, you're drinking wine wrong. It's likely that you do not even know what it's really supposed to taste like. We aren't talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you...
House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
Stonecutter Spirits, Vermont
Traditionally, gin is a clear, unaged spirit but the industry is warming up to the concept of adding another dimension to the juniper-flavored spirit. Australia's Four Pillars soaks their scrumptious gin in nine French oak chardonnay barrels; Utah...
Inside the Uniquely Norwegian Home of Jarlsberg Cheese
Year after year, Norway consistently tops “Best of” lists in a wide variety of categories. From healthcare to education, the fjord-laden Nordic nation of just over five million people often scores top honors thanks to rich natural resources and...
Pantone Café, Monaco
For its second year, Pantone Café once again sets up shop this summer in Monaco. Though it's a stripped-down menu of coffee, drinks, sandwiches and desserts, it's a fascinating exercise in color psychology and how simple yet bold visual presentation...
House of Matcha
Stephen Cheuk, the designer-turned-trainer and founder of intimate NYC gym S10 Training has another obsession alongside helping clients reach sub-10% body fat (without the use of cardio machines). It's high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha. Well...
Six Summery Cocktails
It's easy when summer rolls around to default to the good old gin and tonic. That said, it's far from the only way to maximize the spirit's freshness. After surveying multiple venues in NYC, we found four gin drinks that truly reimagine the way it...
DIRECT TO CONSUMER
Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one's a good-looking chef's knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root...