When I read a couple of weeks ago that WD-50 was closing – possibly to move elsewhere, possibly not – due to the cannibalistic, devour-your-young realities of NY real estate, I froze for a second.
At the corner of State and Pearl streets, a lush little one-acre plot sits quietly rimmed by a crosshatch bamboo fence and overseen in part by its plumed permanent resident: a wild turkey named Zelda.
Everyone thought Adam Block was nuts to open an ambitious eatery on far West 48th between 11th Avenue and the West Side Highway, also know as nowheresville.
Brooklyn Uncorked is an amazing celebration of this spirit and the talent, and Southold Farm + Cellar will be there for the first time pouring out their wine (and, well, to be all sticky-shmoopy about it, their heart).
Yesterday’s Indie Spirits tasting at the Penn Club in Midtown was a thoroughly apropos wrap-up to this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
To whet your whistle and your creative cocktail spirit, try this recipe from Rouge Tomate for a mostly locally-minded Mojito that’s just right to finally welcome in the much-missed warm weather.
Hybrids have never gotten a lot of respect in the wine world, but you should keep your glass open to check out New York wines made from these grapes.
If you didn’t get enough sipping among the myriad local and afar distilleries that graced Good Spirits this month, here’s a good follow-up for you if you’re fond of fawn-colored quaffs.
George Washington: first President of the United States, excellent sailor, bad liar and… America’s first locapour distiller? Yes indeed, my fellow imbibing Americans.