Alto Essentials Makes Infused Products for Everyday Use

Chef and co-founder Jonah Reider hopes to bring micro-dosing, and quality ingredients, to the masses

Think of the garnishes used by an elegant chef—they’re concentrated accent marks: edible flowers, foraged greens and herbs, perfect-circle portions of mystifying morsels. More traditional chefs, novice or professional, give dishes a bit of a humbler finish: a couple dashes of EVOO, a few sprinkles of salt or, if it’s something sweet, a dab of honey. The dishes, if they’re a familiar or familial recipe, …

Spirited Design: Sugarlands Distilling Company’s Roaming Man Whiskey

A spirit that shines from first glance to final drop

In the world of spirits, the contents take precedence—if whatever is inside is merely no good (or, sadly, in an abundant of cases, horrid) then stellar packaging cannot save it. Same goes for beer or wine or any other consumable good. But, when that rare moment arises, the instance that something happens to both look and taste good, we cherish it dearly—and praise it so that it …

Maine Restaurant Gets Lobsters Stoned Before Cooking Them

Charlotte Gill, licensed marijuana caregiver and owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, explains that she’s developed a humane way to cook lobster: steam them alive after hotboxing them with marijuana smoke. Gill first experimented on a lobster she named Roscoe, developing a system that would allow the lobster to rest in water while pulling in THC from smoke in the air. Read more about the …

Coca-Cola Looks to Marijuana-Derived CBD for its Drinks

The marijuana-derived cannabinoid CBD—already building quite the reputation as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-nausea and anti-seizure aid, in states where it’s being treated as legal—might find a home in Coca-Cola products. According to Bloomberg, “Coca-Cola is exploring the possibility of using CBD as an infusion in ‘wellness beverages.’” Plenty of studies and corroborated results address the benefits of CBD (from weed, not hemp)—and make note of the fact that …

Three Cocktails To Pair With Your Favorite Deli Foods

Bartenders create craft cocktail recipes inspired by traditional Jewish foods

When one thinks about eating a meal at a deli, brains tend to conjure up images of corned beef piled high on rye bread or bagels with cream cheese, lox and thinly sliced onion. Sitting at a formica table, maybe there’s a plate of dill pickles in the middle, slung down with extra gusto by a server who has been hard at work balancing steaming …