Food Highlights From Summit LA18

From irresistible street carts to cannabis-infused and plant-based dishes, culinary wonders matched the high-level dialogues

One of the more impressive aspects of Summit LA 2018 was the culinary vertical—not only for its sheer volume, but also the variety of experiences and unparalleled quality. In the same way the event organizers apply a “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” ethos to its robust event schedule, so too do they apply the philosophy to its polychromatic culinary experience. Joey Rubin, Creative Director of the Culinary Vertical, has been working …

Global Treats at Snuk Foods

The new online bazaar offering 2,000+ high-quality, responsibly sourced treats

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a Polish or Indian grocery (or even a Whole Foods) within subway or driving distance. Newly launched Snuk Foods is making it easier to order 2,000+ high-quality, responsibly sourced global treats and necessary ingredients. Consider it a version of Eataly or Mouth Foods, but representation goes beyond a single country. Snuk has products from the Mediterranean …

Exploring Jose Cuervo’s Farm, Distillery and Historical Cellar

At the base of the Tequila Volcano in Jalisco, we learn about the brand's methods

Internationally, tequila is often viewed as a kick-start—a rebellious elixir for quick consumption or disguised in a cocktail with a sweet presentation. But, its creation is a poetry accented by artful harvest and saccharine, sultry scents. The spirit has a rich history; it was the beverage of choice for farm-owners and the wealthy of yesteryear in Mexico. Thus, the key flavors have been idolized long …

Ivy Mix’s New Cocktails at the Relaunched DIEGO Bar

Thoughtful concoctions from the lavish lobby bar at NYC's PUBLIC Hotel

From the mind of the brilliant Ivy Mix, a brand new cocktail selection is now available at PUBLIC Hotel‘s sophisticated but cozy bar, DIEGO—which relaunches tonight. An LES favorite for over a year, the bar is named for artist Diego Rivera, and the new menu is partly inspired by the artist’s nomadic life and world travels. Plush and rich, a tapestry reproduction of Rivera’s Man at …

Newfound Evidence Changes Chocolate’s History

The origins of chocolate, at least until last week, dated back about 3,500 years ago to civilizations in Mexico and Central America. But now, thanks to newfound evidence, cacao’s history actually begins 1,500 years earlier in South America. Tests run on the bowls, mortars and jars found in the highlands of Ecuador—in the area known as Santa Ana-La Florida—proved traces of cacao remained. This confirms a …