Not Your Father's Ginger Ale
With Superbowl Sunday taking place this weekend, you might already be thinking about what snacks and drinks to serve. Between the ice bucket of canned light stuff and six-packs of choice craft beer brewed in North Carolina or Colorado, there's...
Pairing Beer with Khavyar's Unpretentious Caviar
When we sat down with Andy Rosenthal, creative director of Khavyar—a recently launched caviar brand featuring an array of products, both domestic and international, wild and farmed—he shared an anecdote about caviar in the 1800s. At that time...
OneCook Personal Robotic Chef
Modern kitchen appliances can brew you the perfect espresso, bake a fluffy loaf of bread, mix a killer cocktail or even blend up a personalized smoothie—all with the press of a single button. So why not program them to cook a full meal? That’s...
ALL NATURAL HOT DOGS
Copenhagen Street Dog
Let’s be real: for most, the blissfully ignorant days of loving the classic American hot dog are over. Because, well, we just don’t know what’s in those things. But rather than picking up an impostor in the health food aisle, why not turn to Denmark...
Setting Copper & Kings American Brandy Cocktails to Music
While on a car ride through New Orleans during the US' largest spirits trade show, Tales of the Cocktail last July, our driver informed us that while we were in town there was one product worth trying. It was Copper & Kings's American Brandy, and...
ARTISTRY IN FOOD
Bitten: A Food Conversation
Well before everyone's favorite fast burrito spot hit crisis mode, the changing landscape of food culture snagged headlines on a weekly basis. It has for decades and will continue to do so. Food consumption is a human need and yet, today, through...
SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
COFFEE FLAVOR WHEEL
WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH
Specialty Coffee Association of America's New Coffee Flavor Taster's Wheel
20 years ago, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) introduced a coffee taste flavor wheel that would provide a standardized language for everyone from farmers to baristas and even those curious about what they were sipping. It was...
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
Three Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Sets
There are plenty of ways to convey the story behind a spirit. Sometimes, the liquid speaks for itself, giving subtle nods to what it was aged in, for how long and even what region it hails from. And while that can be said of the three single malts...
Anthology Coffee, Detroit
While in Detroit for this week's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we took a break from previewing Ford GT supercars and Buick's Avista concept coupe to get our dose of caffeine: a few bags of single-origin, freshly roasted Anthology...
Mash & Grape's MashBox Spirits Subscription
Over the last two years, we've grown fond of NYC spirits retailer Mash & Grape for two reasons: first, their surprising and thorough stock and, second, their ability to ship across 35 states—a rarity in the world of alcohol. After eight months...
IFNi Coffee Candy
We came across IFNi Roasting Co's coffee candy in Tokyo. The roastery and wholesale coffee sellers (who also have grand plans to develop their own, original coffee equipment) have a small café in Shizuoka where they are based. Made in collaboration...
Marcelli Formaggi's Marketplace
Abruzzo may not be one of the first regions to come to mind when one hears "Italy," but its green mountains, high altitude air and endless pastures (one-third of Abruzzo is protected in the form of national parks, nature reserves, etc.) make for...
Five Festive Holiday Cocktails
As fun should infuse the very air we breathe this time of year, it's a good time to get extra creative with cocktails. Certain flavors have entered the seasonal signifier canon, but exploration shouldn't stop there. The following cocktails, from some...
MASH AND GRAPE
Viejo Indecente Smokeless Mezcal
You may ask yourself, can a product call itself mezcal if it doesn't contain that signature smokiness? To a certain degree, a question like this harkens back to some people's perception of scotch—where only the peated, smokey iterations are familiar...
Camden Town Brewery’s Annual Beer, 2015
Once again, British microbrewery Camden Town Brewery has distilled the flavor of the year gone by into an annual beer. "It’s the third year we’ve done this and the second year it’s been a barrel-aged beer,” brand manager Zoe Wulfsohn-Dunkley tells...
SINGLE POT STILL WHISKEY
The Best Whiskeys for Winter Holiday Gifting
The word whiskey (or whisky, depending on region of production) means innumerable things to a great many people. This brown spirit category plays catch-all for everything from the smokiest scotches to the oakiest bourbons. There are single malts and...
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED CHOCOLATE
Five Wondrous New Chocolates
It seems like many of us are on an unending quest to discover new types of chocolate. The applications of cocoa are almost endless and we are frequently stunned to see new ways it's utilized—especially in trusty old chocolate bar form. The following...
Timbuk2 + Blue Bottle’s Sabbatical Travel Kit
If the recent buyouts of Intelligentsia and Stumptown are any indication, the growing popularity of craft coffee shows no signs of slowing down. While single origin pour-overs are now commonplace in many coffeeshops, sometimes when you’re off the...
Skip all the panicked calls to mom and save your laptop keyboard from sticky egg yolk and flour-covered fingers—solve your next cooking challenge with one of the most useful books we've come across in a while: "Kitchen Hacks." The book compiles...
LOWER EAST SIDE
NEW YORK CITY
Tiki Your Time This Fall and Winter
Over the summer, NYC saw a much needed boom in the tiki cocktail scene. With the East Village's Mother of Pearl, the West Village's The Happiest Hour—and the latter's creative collaboration with the Sixty Hotel LES' Tiki Tabu—all serving some of...
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Too Many Cooks
The right tools and ingredients are essential in the kitchen. A great cookbook acts as a necessary guide for exploration, while a little personality in utensils make the experience altogether more enjoyable. And of course, with much of cooking and...
SOTO: An Elegant New Sake
Sake brewing dates beyond recorded history—with its earliest textual mention in the third century. Sudo Honke, Japan's oldest sake brewery, has been operating since it opened in the year 1141. It's one of the oldest businesses in the world that...
UNION WINE CO
KINGS RIDGE PINOT
MARSHALLS HAUTE SAUCE
Union Wine Co. + Marshall's Haute Sauce: Red Haute Pinot Noir
With their "pinkies down" approach, Oregon's Union Wine Co. is forever releasing fun, forward-thinking products, from an entirely drinkable wine in a can to wine-flavored candies. Their latest offering plays upon everyone's seasonal interest in...
Six Next-Level Hot Toddy Recipes
While we can't (scientifically) attest to the famed Hot Toddy being a cold remedy, we can stand behind its warm deliciousness. Traditionally composed of whisky, hot water, honey and lemon (or spices), this simple hot cocktail has been around for a...
Ten Tasty Halloween Cocktails
For a night of spooks, intrigue and costumes, there's nothing better than out-of-the-ordinary cocktails. The following 10 appeal to our palates, keep us visually pleased and all contain a little of the unexpected. Some are easier to make than others...