Marta’s Custom Wood-Fire Grills Evoke Brilliant Flavors

Executive chef Lena Ciardullo explains why wood fire is crucial to the Manhattan restaurant

Inside the near triple-height ceilings of The Redbury Hotel New York‘s Marta (an Italian restaurant from the Danny Meyer-owned Union Square Hospitality Group), ample airspace allows for the smoke of two wood fires to dissipate. One fuels the restaurant’s pizza oven. The second keeps the grill, cooktop, and convection chamber face-meltingly hot. Behind both, on most nights, is executive chef Lena Ciardullo. “Wood fire is …

3×1’s Common Thread Docuseries Traces the History of Denim

Hosted by founder Scott Morrison, the first episode is set in Italy and available now

Made in collaboration with Convicts Media, NYC-based denim producer 3×1‘s docu-series “Common Thread” dives into the history of one of the most democratic textiles ever developed: denim. With 3×1 founder Scott Morrison as host, the first episode takes viewers to Italy to meet Renzo Rosso of Diesel, as well as producer Canidiani and finishing company Tonello. The country is not only renowned for its generational …

St Agrestis Introduces Nostalgic Bottled Cocktails

Aimed at a discerning crowd, Italian-influenced ready-to-drink offerings from a Brooklyn producer

From our collective obsession with the Negroni to the refreshing spritz, summertime is the season of the bitter. While you’re likely familiar with names like Fernet-Branca, Aperol and Campari, you may be less aware of St Agrestis. Based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, St Agrestis produces exquisitely made small-batch amaro and has done for years. The flagship New York Amaro bottles are eye-catching—reminiscent of vintage apothecary bottles. And, after …