Beirut’s 72-Hour Online Nightlife Fundraiser, Electronic Labor Day

A citizen-led virtual party organized to raise funds for hospitality workers

Before the pandemic arrived in Lebanon, Beirut’s nightlife pulsed with global renown. Then came the government-mandated lockdowns. Like in other cities, Lebanon’s hospitality industry took a major hit as non-essential businesses were shuttered. But the absence of state-sponsored assistance for those left jobless would be more glaring, further straining an already dire economic situation prior to the pandemic. It is estimated that 25,000 workers in …

13 Exceptional NYC Bars + Booze Brands That Deliver

Cider from micro-wineries, cocktails from the world's best bar, natural wines and more

On 16 March, New York City’s mayor announced that all restaurants and bars were to suspend on-premise drinking or dining for the foreseeable future. The executive order went into effect at 9AM the next day. Shortly thereafter, the New York State Liquor Authority swiftly updated its longstanding rules for selling alcohol to help businesses cope with this detrimental disruption to traditional hospitality. While countless restaurants …

Word of Mouth: Oaxaca City, Mexico

From bustling marketplaces to mezcalerias and tranquil hotels, our favorite places in this city of dichotomies

Mexico‘s southern state of Oaxaca encourages all who visit to indulge in its variety: within its borders thrives an array of climates and over a dozen indigenous cultures. This serendipitous formula produces some of the country’s most admired culinary assets and exports, mole and mezcal, as well as traditional craftsmanship revered the world over, including Tlahuitoltepec textiles and ancient barro negro ceramics. The region’s treasured …