Ray’s Embraces the Value of the Dive Bar

NYC nightlife and dining veterans open doors on an easy-to-love space

To swing by spots previously developed by NYC dive bar Ray’s all-star team might make one wonder how they ended up partnering on this particular watering hole. Much attention has gone to the involvement of actor Justin Theroux, but the others involved (including Jon Neidich, Taavo Somer, and Carlos Quirarte) have developed some of the most exciting and design-forward hospitality ventures in the city. From …

Word of Mouth: Tbilisi, Georgia

A convergence of culture and historic influence form this exquisite capital city

Defiant of expectation and classification, but rich with history and hospitality, the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi calls out to travelers as a burgeoning cultural nexus. A few hours’ drive from the Caucasus Mountains, as well as both the Black and Caspian Seas, Tbilisi’s position at the crux of Europe and Asia once played an important role in the Silk Road. Today, the city—and Georgian …

Word of Mouth: Prague

Art, design, wine and more in the glorious Czech capital

Prague looks like a fairytale: seemingly all church spires, gothic towers, Rococo façades, astronomical clocks, and laneways once occupied by goldsmiths. A deeper look reveals a dynamic and innovative city that may be drenched in history, but is concurrently dedicated to the future of design, food, art and so much more. While viewing the medieval astronomical clock and visiting the Jewish Quarter are important, there …