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 …

J. Mueser’s Custom Suits

An interview with the founder on the benefits of and steps behind bespoke tailoring

If you blink you might just miss the J. Mueser storefront in NYC’s West Village. Stepping inside, however, reveals not only the depths of the location and the plentitude of fabrics and ready to wear clothing, but also the imagination of founder Jake Mueser. The boutique lets customers get hands on with made-to-measure shirts and suits (produced upstate) and also allows access to J. Mueser’s …

Quality Eats, NYC

Reimagining the steakhouse experience with affordable (but still decadent) cuts of meat

TGIF—and what better way to treat yourself after a week of hard work than a steak and martini? Making this reward easy on the wallet and perhaps even a regular occasion, NYC restaurant Quality Eats (opened last November) has a surfeit of affordable, decadent gifts in meat form. With steaks ranging from $19 to $29, it discards higher prices along with the stuffiness and formality …