The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. wants you to invest your money with them. Your stock... liquor! Don't worry, according to GQ Magazine's top 25 cocktail bars, your money is well invested.
This bar is not your ordinary liquor cabinet, it is full of fun and interesting people who care about what you're putting up to your lips.
The website shows the quirky personality of the people who own it. On the drinks menu my favorite title is "I asked her for water, she gave me gasoline". These are specialty drinks designed to make your mouth tingle and your eyes water.
The only thing that upsets me is that they don't serve food because I'm sure if they did, it would be an ingenious as the drink choices.
Drink it in Chicago, drink it in.
These two delicious venues have been around for a while and are just getting the recognition they deserve.
The Violet Hour not only serves irresistible cocktails but irresistible food as well. Menu items include mouth watering butter-nut hummus to mini chili-cheese dogs.
When GQ decided to rate the 25 top cocktail bars in America this is what they found...
1: Zig Zag Café – Seattle
2: Angel’s Share – New York
3: The Violet Hour – Chicago
4: Clover Club – Brooklyn
5: The Alembic – San Francisco
6: Death & Co – New York
7: PDT – New York
8: PX – Alexandria, VA
9: Comstock Saloon – San Francisco
10: Holeman & Finch – Atlanta
11: Tiki-ti – Los Angeles
12: The Patterson House – Nashville
13: Eastern Standard – Boston
14: Rickhouse – San Francisco
15: Anvil – Houston
16: Arnaud’s French 75 – New Orleans
17: Elixir – San Francisco
18: Columbia Room – Washington, D.C.
19: Cole’s – Los Angeles
20: The Whistler – Chicago
21: Drink – Boston
22: Pegu Club – New York
23: The Edison – Los Angeles
24: The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. – Philadelphia
25: Needle and Thread – Seattle
Gear up and get out for the Grand Opening of Idle Hands Bar in the East Village TONIGHT! This bar is about pure fun infused with Rock 'n' Roll. A name like Idle Hands should tell you a little something about what you'll find inside. The brews are fantastic and the bourbon is meant to be savored not shot.
At this bar you will find a variety of beers from around the world. No brew goes un-turned here. On top of some delicious drinks, the music is a collection of fabulous Rock 'n' Roll. An abundance of music from some of the best rock DJ's will rock the floor until 4am tonight.
It is Happy Hour all night which means $5 drafts, $5 well drinks, $5 beer and shot combos and $2 off the great bourbon selection. So get off your butt and head on down to 25 Avenue B to spend the night with some great drinks, good friends and classic music.
I almost have no words. Well, almost...
During my lunch break I took a walk...three steps to the left of our building and finally wandered into the sophisticated sushi place that stared me down every time I came to work. I have a weakness for Sushi but no weakness for the prices (a roll can take my lunch money for the week. Ouch!) so I ignored the subtle wafting of succulent scents whenever I passed my neighbor's door.
Today, however, I gave in to my weakness and sidled up to the nice woman who greeted me at the door and said, "I'm in love with Sushi, what do you got?" She pointed me in the direction of their $15 lunch special (a bento box with soup and a salad) that she said would fill me up nicely.
Exciting news for New Yorkers today as a new food endeavor makes its mark. FoodParc is set to open tomorrow outside the Eventi Hotel and it is looking scrumptious indeed.
Now we are no stranger to the idea of a food court but one that is outside, well, that's what we call thinking outside of the box! This ingenious idea came from the mind of Jeffrey Chodorow, the talented Chef that will run FoodParc as well as the hotel restaurant.
The showcase of deliciousness varies from a specialty hamburger to gourmet dim sum and all flavors in between. Chef contributors of this outdoor fiesta have yet to be revealed but that means you have to go tomorrow and check it out for yourself and let us know!
839 6th Ave
(between 29th and 30th St)
New York, NY 10001
Okay so just drinking beer from a can is getting old. It is about time we brought a little liquor into the frozen delights world (this won't be sanctioned by Popsicle Popsicles for sure). After a recent article was discovered about serving frozen beer cans with the tops cut off (gross. no one likes the taste of tin) I decided it would be more delectable to make your own.
- Take a can of your favorite brew, pop it open and leave it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes (to let the carbonation flatten a bit)
- Grab your homemade popsicle tray and fill it up but leave a little room at the top (since it is slightly carbonated it will expand in the freezer)
Fall is barreling down the streets this year and the cool air will soon be upon us. Time to thermos-up your hot coffees and apple ciders for that chilly walk to work.
Since I am reporting from The Big Apple I find it mildly appropriate to give you an apple recipe. But I'm tired of all those apple pies, although they are always mighty delicious, so I'm going for a more Latin style dessert option with a twist. Caramel! (Double yum) So thanks to RecipeGoldmine for the delicious and simple recipe!
1 (36-count) Package Frozen Roll Dough, Defrosted
According To Package Directions
10 Caramel Candies, Each Cut Into 4 Pieces
1/3 Cup All-purpose Flour
3 Cups Peeled, Chopped Apples, Peeled
2/3 Cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice