High Altitude Oktoberfest: 230 Fifth is bringing Oktoberfest to a whole new level. From Sept. 22 until Oct. 7th, five German beers and two Germanic gastronomic classics will be added to the menu at the well-known rooftop lounge. Brews will sell for $6/bottle, $8/half liter, and $16/liter and German eats such as giant pretzels and bratwurst will go for $9. On Sept. 29th, from 12-6pm, make sure to drop by to start dancing up a storm along with Bavarian oompah music, play Teutonic inspired games and prizes, and gaze upon plenty of Fall decor.
Extended Sambahour: Both Sushisamba locations in the city are extending their immensely popular 'happy hour' from Sunday through Friday. Fan favorites such as the Classic Mojito and Yellowtail Tiradito will now be available for just $6 from 4-7pm and 11pm-close. If this isn't a deal to die for, I don't know what is!
Las Vegas may be the place to party, but for a relaxing and intriguing cocktail, Scottsdale, Arizona is the place to go. If you 're looking to sip on a pleasant bourbon beverage in honor of National Bourbon Month, The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa has you covered. Enjoy the delicious Cowboy Killer Manhattan, so either head on over to order one up, or make your own!
Cowboy Killer Manhattan
2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. Grand Marnier
6 ea Grand Marnier soaked Morello Cherries
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 Grand Marnier soaked Morello Cherry Pick For Garnish
1. Muddle Cherries with a two dashes of bitters
2. Add remaining ingredients then ice and shake vigorously
3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Morello Cherry Pick
Social media snobs you're in for a treat - a new online social network is making its way to you! Erik and Louise Wachtmeister launched Best of All Worlds, an innovative and private online community that focuses on the future. Erik states that, "So much of social media is about focusing on other people’s pasts. Best of All Worlds is about paying attention to our own future.” This invite-only platform offers relevant future-facing information instead of focusing on past events. You can access Best of All Worlds both online and through their iPhone app.
West Village staple Barrio 47 launched their Farm to Shaker Series this past Monday to great success. Every Monday, mixologist Miguel Aranda (of Apotheke) will visit the bar to craft a new cocktail with the freshest ingredients from a local farm, shaken or stirred to perfection. The cocktails will sell for $14 each. The first to be debuted was the Strawberry & Fennel cocktail. For a look at what the future has to offer, check out the cocktails lined up next in the series:
Strawberry & Fennel: Fennel infused vodka, muddled strawberries and fennel, lime, and cane sugar
Lavender Margarita: Lavender infused tequila, Combier liquor, fresh agave, lime and orange
The Ride of Passion: Fresh pineapple infused mezcal, pink peppercorn and chipotle with a spicy pink Himalayan salt rim
Fall is finally upon us and with it comes the dreary thoughts that the sun is leaving but that is no reason to step out of the house not in style. No matter what season is underway, us fashionista's have to work it the right way! With that said, we've rounded up some of the hottest trends and accessories for the Fall, which should leave you with no excuse to look like a mess.
Rose gold is the 'it' color for jewelry this fall and Philip Stein has created the perfect accessory for any woman. The Small Active Rose Gold Plated Chronograph watch is perfect for the woman on the go, with the date and time and includes Natural Frequency Technology, which increases focus, improves sleep, and provides a better overall well-being. This beautiful must-have watch is water resistant and retails for $650.
We're gearing up for the transition to Fall and it's clear that New Yorker's already have the itch to don their best fall wear, but we're still not ready to let summer slip away just yet. The obvious solution to keep the spirit of summer alive is through these refreshing cocktails that can be found right in New York City or made right from home!
There’s nothing like sipping on a refreshing drink with summer fruit, so make sure to get your final fix of Gastro Bar at 35th’s Strawberry Fig Shrub -- Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka and a touch of Brooklyn gin shaken with fresh strawberry puree and fig balsamic vinegar, served on the rocks with a splash of fizz.
Calling all night crawlers! If you love to party, are out and about, or serving NYC's trendiest crowds, it's time to listen up. An award-winning television production company based right in New York City is partnering with a major cable network and working on an exciting new documentary series that could feature YOU! The series will tell the story of NYC through the eyes of its city dwellers who are on the job or out socializing between the hours of 3-5am, highlighting the unique ways and real life events through which the city comes to life at night.
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We've all had our fair share of rum and Cokes or vodka with Sprites, but that's not what carbonated cocktails are all about. Some of the top New York bars are incorporating carbonated beverages into their menus, combining cocktail recipes with molecular mixology in order to create the most innovate libations. Booker and Dax, Lantern's Keep, Amor y Amargo and Saxon + Parole are a few of the joints in town that are utilizing this new technique. How exactly do you carbonate a cocktail without the traditional splash of soda? Get your hands on The Soda Siphon, a hand-held beverage carbonator. All you have to do is whip up your favorite cocktail, pour it into a siphon, and charge it with some CO2.
If you've ever ventured around Greenpoint, then hopefully you've seen The Little Glass Slipper, a truly one-of-a-kind herb florist. Cary Pereyra combined her tenure under master decorative artists like David Tutera with her interest in herbal studies to debut the Brooklyn shop. The florist sells ready-made and bespoke arrangements that offer aromatherapy, skin care, air purification, edible arrangements, and other medicinal benefits. Since everyone is getting the blues now that summer has left us, we asked Cary to help our readers out by letting us know how to fight the end of summer blues, courtesy of her herbal arrangements.
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is offering up a snag-worthy deal for vacationers! Incorporate some exercise into your vacation or some vacation into your grueling exercises with a special four night getaway for two. This beautifying package includes the famous exhale core fusion classes in a beachfront open air yoga pavilion, fusion massages in tranquil treatment rooms, along with a signature spa drink, as well as a healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish each day. Check out all the details below and hurry up to book your last summer getaway!