Delia Cabe’s “Storied Bars of New York”

A field guide to historic writerly watering holes and their signature cocktails

For some, a thrill crawls along the skin and up the spine when sitting down in a bar of historic importance. No regular drink shall be consumed, but one accompanied by the rarefied air shared with those who came before. Writers understand this wholeheartedly and as so many literary figures haunted establishments across the globe, the list of writerly establishments is long. Unsurprisingly, New York …

Three Signature Cocktails from West Village Icon, Chumley’s

A superb drinks menu factors into the NYC establishment's grand return

For some of us who rushed to Chumley’s for its reopening last year, the experience felt much like a great dream. When the venue closed a decade ago, New Yorkers lost a legendary watering hole. Before its closure, generations of individuals had been drawn to the bar for its literary history, warm decor and an environment both intimate and exciting. It wasn’t a speakeasy akin …