Classic, old fashioned cocktails are back in vogue. And their simplicity is what makes them so timeless—and good. Don’t overthink your mixology psychology this summer. Impress your guests with these easy to make, refreshing, summer classics. Read more »
In the book The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky writes “before the 20th century, when people thought of New York, they thought of oysters.” Though that sentiment along with New York’s oyster population has diminished over the past two centuries with the city’s drastic growth, oysters are currently making a strong comeback in Mahattan via the Oyster Restoration Research Project. Read more »
Cucumbers are a summer staple for their refreshing flavor, high water content and hydrating capabilities. Of course, salads and fresh summer vegetable plates are not the only place you will find them. The cucumber is a classic cocktail compliment (and garnish), particularly for gin. So it should come as no surprise to gin lovers that Hendricks—the unique gin with a cucumber aroma, bottled in an unmistakable black medicine jar—is the preferred gin for cucumber themed cocktails. Read more »
In Bermuda, Mouton Cadet makes debut as the Official Wine of 35th America’s Cup. Read more »
It’s no secret that Manhattan—and the thirsty masses who live in and travel to it day in and day out—love a good speakeasy. After all, potent drinks, exclusivity and Gatsby-esque charm will take you far in a city renowned for not sleeping and its endless waitlists.
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At one point there were many juleps. It was a whole class of fruity drinks, with offshoots, cousins, and icy branches. The word itself descends from the Arabic julab, which means rosewater, and has come to refer to seasoned water, fruity water, or boozy-fruity-water. Read more »
Who says margaritas have to be calorie-laden affairs that do nothing more than get you buzzed while shooting your blood sugar to the moon. From the heart-healthy unsaturated fats found in avocados to the ancient healing properties of traditional Mexican ingredients such as xoconoxtle cactus fruit and damiana herb, superfoods are finding their way into cocktail shakers of mixologists around the world. Read more »
It’s that time of the year again; you know, when you celebrate a holiday for no other good reason except to get your drink on! We’re talking about Cinco de Mayo, and in Southern California you can find a good margarita just about anywhere. It’s the great ones that might take some serious bar-hunting to find, and luckily for you, we’re willing to do the leg work. Read more »
Don’t wait till Memorial Day to load up on your favorite rosé—many won’t still be around!
Most people when they think of rose wine think of the enjoyment it can bring on a hot summer day. Personally I love the salmon colored elixir anytime of year though warm summer weekends certainly lend themselves the most.
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Miami may be in South Florida, but it’s a cosmopolitan city that caters to high energy people with refined taste. The obligatory caribbean-themed, thatch-roofed bar that may emanate throughout other parts of the sunshine state is not the standard in Miami. Read more »
Food is to New Orleans what wine is to France: the city is celebrated worldwide for its delicious albeit unwholesome cuisine. Read more »
You’ve had a hard day. Bluebird skies, untracked powder in the Back Bowls and perfectly executed turns on groomers. You feel good. You look good. It’s time to hit the après scene and celebrate, but a basket of wings and a beer just won’t do. Read more »
The concept of a great Caribbean beach bar—a place where you can wash away your worries amidst tropical surroundings while sipping on a cocktail—usually plays out better in our minds than in reality. Read more »
The champagne cocktail is a classic libation to ring in the new year. It also works wonderfully at holiday parties with its festive hue. AJ Rathbun, GoodLife Report’s resident mixologist and author of Champagne Cocktails: 50 Cork-Popping Concoctions and Scintillating Sparklers has provided us with some interesting ways to jazz up your champagne toast.
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Some say that Coq au Vin dates all the way back to the times of Julius Caesar, whereas others are quick to point out that the earliest known recipe was found in a cookbook from the 1860s. This classic dish—often served during the colder months—is the very definition of French comfort food. Read more »
Move over Maine lobsters. An even more revered, more sought after New England shellfish has stolen the culinary spotlight for a few fleeting months. Fresh-caught Nantucket Bay scallops – arguably the best and most coveted seafood in America – are now arriving at select restaurants and seafood shops throughout the country, and they won’t be here for long. Read more »
Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Downtown LA (aka “DTLA”) has transformed from taco carts and ramen joints into a progressive food scene worth sinking your fork into. Check out one of these great restaurants next time you’re in DTLA. Read more »
Ah, the library bar. An urban oasis steeped in history (quite literally). Vintage, deep-seated armchairs, mahogany shelves and leather bound books ease the soul, while a single malt scotch calms the nerves after a long day of work. Ron Burgundy’s kind of place. My kind of place. Read more »
Fall is Butternut Squash Season
It’s often described as a “foodie Disneyland,” and inside you’ll find pizza, pasta, pastries, cheese, gelato, lavazza coffee, salami, seafood, meat and quality ingredients imported from Italy.
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When it comes to vacation time, some people like to plan their trips around a famous city, a well-known sight or even a world-class museum. But if you’re anything like us, you’ve been known to plan trips around all the ways you can eat (and drink!) your way through entire cities. Read more »
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Raise awareness and a glass to this worthy cause with pink cocktails as beautifully bold as its supporters. Read more »
Don’t be fooled (and don’t, for gosh sakes, lose your head over it) by the fact that the first two items in this ingredient list are fresh products and not spirited liquids, or by the fact that the ingredient directly following them is a sweetening device. The hefty helping of gin in this drink does indeed give it quite a kick. Read more »
Dining guide Zagat has rounded up a list of what they call the hottest new bars across America which includes a new watering hole by The Dead Rabbit team, known for winning the title of world’s best bar. Read more »
Looking to explore your favorite restaurant from a new vantage point, or maybe ease your way into a spot you’d like to try? Pull up a bar stool and experience all the atmosphere has to offer with a delicious drink in hand. Whether you’re ordering cocktails, snacks or going all out with a full meal, the bar is a great spot to take a seat and enjoy.
GLR, in partnership with Reserve, the country’s premier hospitality technology platform, has curated a list of 28 exceptionally beautiful restaurant bars—from New York to LA and in between—that serve first rate food and drinks. Why sit at a table when you can sit at the bar. Read more »
This past spring, we presented a list of some of our favorite burger places from coast-to-coast. Since then, many more delightfully saucy patties cropped up on the scene and we can’t try them fast enough. Read more »
Lobster and bread are two of our favorite foods on their own. But what happens when you put them together, like the restaurant Perry’s of Milford, Connecticut did for the first time in 1929? You get an even tastier treat — the lobster sandwiches. Read more »
Nantucket is believed to mean “far away island” in the language of the Wampanoag Native Americans and that is just what it is to most – a unique and beautiful vacation destination. While the island is, indeed, revered for it’s breathtaking beach vistas and rich American history, Nantucket is also home to a number of notable eateries and bars. Read more »
6 Great Farm-to-Table Restaurants With On-Premise (Or Nearby) Gardens
The slow food revolution has swept across the country. While restaurants in Europe and elsewhere have been utilizing locally sourced produce, meat and dairy for some time, Americans were slow to catch on. Thanks to activist chef Alice Waters and others, restaurateurs around the country are beginning to realize the benefits of buying locally, Read more »
Like any good idea in New York City, once it’s out, everyone wants in. The proliferation of rooftop bars and restaurants in NYC has been a great thing, as many hotels, restaurants and building owners have realized just how valuable their rooftops really are. Read more »
Our Tips for Perfecting the Mint Julep and Drinking It in Style
Looking to throw a derby party with mint juleps that people will actually remember? We have simple advice–go big or go home. Don’t buy any old whiskey, don’t cut corners on the ingredients and don’t serve Kentucky’s favorite cocktail in solo cups. These tweaks to your usual routine will have your guests looking forward to next year’s shindig.
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