Eating soba is an art in itself. It’s not complicated, but certain measures should be taken to ensure the best experience.
Soba — literally translating into buckwheat in Japanese — is often served chilled with a dipping sauce, because unlike other noodles, soaking soba in hot soup will change the noodles’ consistency. But that doesn’t mean that soba can’t be served in hot broth.
Tucked in the Lower East Side, Cocoron aims to offer healthy Japanese home cooking that will lift your spirits, inducing the “heartwarming” feeling that its name translates into. The space is small and the tables are packed closely together — typical of Manhattan restaurants — but the dark walls create a calm, comfortable ambiance.
It's all about the bourbon this September, when we all get to celebrate National Bourbon Month. Nix your typical vodka cocktails for some strong brown spirits. We've let you know where the most innovative and delicious bourbon cocktails are served around the city, as well as DIY recipes to try on your own. Good luck and enjoy!
Lowcountry serves up a plethora of bourbon laden 'tails. Try out their Lowcountry Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, Orange, Brandy Cherry), Bourbon Dark & Stormy (Rebel Yell Bourbon, Lime, Ginger Beer, Molasses), Sazarac (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Absinthe, Orange Bitter), Triple-B (Blueberry Shrub, Buffalo Trace, Bourbon, St. Germain, Cava), Lowcountry Iced Tea (Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Blackberry Shrub), Ginger Julep (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Jalapeno, Ginger, Mint, Ginger Ale), and last but not least, the Vanilla Chai Manhattan (Vanilla Chai infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermout, Brown Sugar). The Tangled Vine offers two essential bourbon cocktails, The Amsterdam Ave (1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Maraschino Liquor, lemon, $14) and the Collins (1792 Bourbon, lemon, club soda, $12). Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick let's patrons try out their Old Bushwick Cocktail (Jim Beam, bitters, lime, $9), while Casa Nonna makes The Tuscan (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach honey syrup, Marreti Biscotti liquor, bitters, $14).
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
Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken, NJ is stepping it up a notch with their 4000 sq. ft. second floor loft space, Kolo Klub. Barmen Michael Neff and Kenneth McCoy will be consulting on the opening cocktail program for the new space, introducing Hoboken to a new level of mixology. On Friday and Saturday nights until 2am, Kolo Klub will be boasting the ultimate cocktail experience where guests can try artisanal libations and nibble on small bites.
Drinking. Ah, drinking. All day. All night. You know what it does to you; how it makes you feel and act, however different from the recap your friends give. Conversations are better, and food is absolutely better. Health conscious drinkers may end the night with a series of drunken crunches, but why not take note of what you’re putting into your body instead of trying to make up for it with 3 or 4 lousy minutes of a painfully sobering workout?
Gizmodo’s certified nutritionist Maren Robinson took a look at the best and worse drinks for your health, while keeping in mind that any amount of alcohol consumption will have more or less the same effect on your night.
NYC’s humid summers can make your afternoon stroll seem like a lifetime; especially when your destination is nowhere in particular. To help make a point of getting out of the apartment with purpose, consider these new openings throughout the city.
All over Brooklyn, the fire hydrants have been popping open, cooling off the cement enough for you to make your way to The Well, located on 272 Meserole St. This new 4,000-square foot public house is accompanied by an 11,000-square-foot backyard making it the ultimate neighborhood hangout. The Well offers live music, 60 beers on tap, and 200 beers in bottles.
When: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Where: The Empire Hotel Rooftop, 22 West 63rd St.
Where: The Vault at Pfaff’s, 643 Broadway, Manhattan.
Where: Sky Room Times Square, 330 West 40th St.
When: 10pm – 4am
Where: XVI Lounge, 251 West 48th St. New York.
When: 5pm - 10pm
Where: Turtle Bay, 987 2nd Ave
When: 10pm - close
Where: Avenue, 116 10th Avenue
When: 12pm - 4am
Where: STK Rooftop, 26 Little W 12th Street
When: 3pm - 9pm
Where: Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn.
When: 6pm - Midnight
Where: Hudson Terrace, 621 west 46th St.
When: 12pm - Midnight
Where: Pier 92, 711 12th Ave
When: Noon - 5pm
Where: Manhattan and Brooklyn
When: 10pm - close
Where: The Room Mate Grace Hotel Lounge
When: 9pm - close
Where: Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 W. 63rd St.
When: 7pm - 9pm
Where: Museum of Modern Art
When: All Week
Where: Nighthawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn.
Where: Sway 305 Spring St. Manhattan
When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street
Where: XVI Rooftop 251 West 48th St. Manhattan
Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 Park Avenue South.
Where: Marquee, 289 10th Ave, Manhattan
Where: Thompson Lower East Side 190 Allen Street, Manhattan