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.
Sweltering heat us upon us New Yorker's and there's only one way to cool off -- and it doesn't involve jumping in the Hudson River. Restaurants and bars are now offering up cooling treats that are perfect for a hot summer's day. Starting June 4th, Spice Market is kicking off the outdoor drinking season with Patio Pitchers. Pitchers of their signature Ginger Margarita of Passion Fruit Sangria, which are normally $48, will be a steal for $24 4-7pm during the week when you sit on the outdooor patio. Highpoint Bar & Bistro will be serving up two very different watermelon-themed treats.
And finally, a scrumptious four-course prix fixe menu awaits you at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana just a short walk away. After an amuse-bouche of mini arancini with ham and porcini served with marinara, fresh wild mushrooms and truffle Robiola cheese crostini, sample antipasti like carpaccio di manzo with mustard dressing, lemon dressed mache, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan flakes. Do not fear, little monsters, for Quattro would never forget dessert! Guests can enjoy an assortment of seasonal inspired treats like pumpkin and pecan pies or their famous homemade classic tiramisu to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Any Miami native is familiar with the ubiquity of Cuban cuisine. It is not treated as a special “ethnic” food as it often is here in the big NY; it is simply the sustenance of the land. It is no surprise to find pastelitos de carne at the gas station or a supermarket stand doling out shots of rich Bustelo while you grocery shop. Spoiled with this kind of accessibility, this Miami Cuban finds it uber frustrating when she cannot find a decent croqueta or ropa vieja without an exorbitant price tag in New York City. Well all of my angst was put to ease when I discovered Habana Tapas, newly opened in the southern “Slope” of Brooklyn.
Last night I checked out the Pio Pio on 10th avenue for some quality Peruvian fare. This was my first time at this location, and my lack of prior research caused me to be quite surprised by the stylish and trendy décor since the Pio Pios that I know and love are pretty dive-y. The atmosphere was young and suitable for a large group, much like the one that I went out with last night. The acoustics in the main dining room however leave much to be desired as I was practically yelling in the ear of the person next to me in order to be heard. Although it might have been the fact that I was with a group of 15 reunited sorority girls, which is slightly reminiscent of a pack of hyenas on speed.
Name: STEPHANIE, 19
Hails From: L.A.
Occupation: Student at UC San Diego
What is on your wish list this season?
Many, many, many boots! From ankle to knee-high – they never go out of style. I simply love them.
What do you do to feel sexy?
I put on some music, heels and a sexy dress, and walk around feeling like Beyonce has nothing on me.
What is one word that describes your personal style?
The only word I can think of that describes me is careless!
What is she wearing?
Jeans: True Religion
Cardigan: J. Crew
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Vintage Chanel
With new clubs opening all the time and more bars than anyone could visit in a lifetime, L.A. locals rarely have a hard time finding something to do on a Friday or Saturday night. But what is there to do for those itching to prolong the weekend by hitting the town on, say, a Sunday or Monday? Wine bars have proven to be a popular place for couples and small groups of friends looking for a fun, low-key night out.
3847 Main Street
One third wine shop, one third wine bar, and one third café, Bottle Rock is a great addition to Downtown Culver City’s Main Street, an area that is rapidly transforming into a hip and chic locale.