BEST OF
From Bar to Plate: 6 Spots for Liquor-Infused Food

Nowadays you can’t go to a bar without seeing an array of Pinnacle Vodka bottles. Pinnacle comes in 30 different flavors (including vodka flavored vodka). Pinnacle isn’t alone. All the major vodka companies, Three Olives, Absolut, and others have flavored vodkas that have branched away from simple fruit-infused flavors. Our cocktail menu has become inundated with cake vodka, cookie dough vodka, and everyone’s favorite whipped cream vodka. Even something as timeless as a highball glass full of whiskey can be bacon-infused. The infused liquor trend is bound to continue as companies try to out do their competition with more creative, and most likely strange, flavors. Imagine Willy Wonkas’ 3-course chewing gum was in liquor form. Why eat when you can knock back some shots instead? Your other choice is to eat actual foods that are prepared by adding liquor to their recipes. No matter your DOC (drink of choice), unless you regularly drink Three Olives Bubble Gum, you’ll be able to find a delicious meal or snack using whatever liquor wets your whistle best.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
The Winning Dishes of Tasting Brooklyn 2012

After much success last year, Tasting Brooklyn came back for round two. A diverse collection of restaurants and foodie havens were serving up some prime bites last night and not to worry - we will let you know which ones were the cream of the crop. Attendees included:

An Nhau, Arancini Bros, Benchmark Restaurant, Cheryl's Global Soul, D. Coluccio & Sons, Egg, Fornino Park Slope, Fort Reno, Kiwiana, Littleneck Restaurant, Loreley Williamsburg, Maison Premiere, Palo Santo, Robicelli's, SoCo Restaurant, Stone Park Cafe, Sweet Loren's, Tchoup Shop, The Chocolate Room, The Meatball Shop, The Saint Austere, The Sunburnt Calf BK, and Wild Rise.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
You're Invited to Bruce's 1st Birthday!

And who is Bruce, you ask? Only the beloved and long-awaited offspring of Bessie, the mascot of The Sunburnt Cow. The MooLifeGroup is throwing Bruce's first birthday at The Sunburnt Calf on the Upper West Side this Friday, April 1st. When you RSVP and bring $10 cash to the door, it's all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink for two hours. That's right - I said 10 bucks. We all know the downtown spot has long been offering the $20 two-hour open bar, and we're ecstatic they're bringing it (and an even better deal) to the UWS. The hours are only from 6:30-8:30 or 8:30-10:30, but that's more than enough time to get you well-fed and well-oiled for a great Friday night. Don't forget to tip your bartenders - we don't want this to be a one-time thing!