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  1. The martini, one of our most popular and sophisticated cocktails, has been around long before it became the “spirited” 1960’s Mad Men TV co-star. It was actually invented in the 1870s by a northern...
  2. The twirling spits of a rotisserie are among the most ancient of all cooking tools, and the fare being served at Rotisserie Georgette , a new restaurant on the Upper East Side, serves as a reminder...
  3. A carefully controlled amount of water can be found at the core of any expertly crafted cocktail; it’s why the most proficient bartenders will either shake or stir a libation until the shaker frosts...
  4. If you’ve never examined a pre-1930s cocktail book, you should. It provides an enlightening glimpse into how our modern-day cocktails evolved. It also reveals a few surprises. For example, many of...
  5. As decreed in the bylaws written in grease on the curbs outside of Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia, the almighty cheese steak is a humble affair. Enjoying one typically...
  6. Just as there are cult wines (think Screaming Eagle), there are cult olive oils. In fact, many top vintners also produce vintage-dated, estate-grown, cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil. What’s more...
  7. Once an obscure and marginalized commodity, craft beer has grown increasingly popular in recent years, to the point that artisanal brews are now popping up on the radars of the most passionate food...
  8. When it comes to brunch, New Yorkers are fanatical, but they’re also discerning. Not surprisingly, the city is teeming with restaurants that have stepped up to the challenge, offering menus that are...
  9. The deep creases in your skin, the puffy bags under your eyes, they tell a story of the night before—one of revelry, intrigue, and overindulgence, and one that oftentimes is best left untold...
  10. Patrick Cappiello is not your typical, reserved sommelier; he prefers faded T-shirts and jeans to a suit and tie. Despite such a relaxed disposition, the 41-year-old wine director has taken a...

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