How to Cook Octopus: Local 92’s Spanish Octopus With Spaghetti Squash and Leek Emulsion

Octopus as a dish, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of summer inspiration. Typically found on high end restaurant menus, it can be a bit daunting to prepare-either because of those squiggly tentacles, or perhaps that beak, reminding you of those childhood nightmares from watching Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the […]

Does Higher Thread Count Mean Higher Quality Bedding?

For many years, it has been commonly thought that the higher the thread count, the better the quality of sheets and bedding. We interviewed Vicki Fulop, founder of startup Brooklinen, to get her thoughts. CL: We’ve always heard that high thread count means better sheets and bedding. A lot of brands charge hundreds for bedding with […]

Drinking ‘Pink’: Soltado Tequila Kicks off ‘Cocktails for a Cause’

Fall has officially arrived, and that means the holidays are right around the corner.  For many, the holiday season represents a time for giving – from gifts for friends and family, to canned goods, and a few dollars shared with those in need. To support local businesses that want to give back to their communities, […]

Spirits Review: Peony Vodka

Hailing from the country hills of upstate New York, Peony Vodka is a newly launched, grain-based USA made vodka from Three Meadow Spirits. Derived from a recipe of ten botanicals, Peony Vodka’s floral infusions result in a spirit that most closely resembles the profile of a gin, with very delicate flavor notes from essences like Geranium, […]

Botanically Rich Peony Vodka Launches in New York Markets

Three Meadow Spirits recently released a unique, 5-times distilled vodka, developed from a recipe infused with an array of botanicals.  Not to be confused with a ‘flavored’ vodka, Peony Vodka’s floral notes result in a spirit that most somewhat resembles the profile of a gin, but lacks the sharp juniper taste associated with gins.  Peony […]

Chef Barret Beyer’s Herb Crusted Lamb Lollipops w/ Bacon-Walnut-Cranberry Relish

This delicious lamb chop or lamb lollipop recipe is healthy, delicious, and makes for a perfect dish for a date night or special occasion.

Chef Recipe: Gaby Brasserie’s Steak Au Poivre

For pairing with Bordeaux or Burgundy wines, Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey of Gaby Brasserie Française at Sofitel New York always recommends beef, or something rich and flavorful. Below, he shares with us their recipe for Steak Au Poivre, or Steak with Peppercorn Sauce. Steak Au Poivre Exec. Chef Sylvain Harribey, Gaby Brasserie Française at Sofitel New […]

Chef Recipe: The Clinton Hall Challenge Burger

Summer is here, and that means grilling, burgers, and all things barbecue. Our team went on the hunt for a few killer burger recipes this year, and one stand out was Chef Esteban Mantilla’s Clinton Hall Challenge Burger in New York. Stacked a mile high with fried onion rings, chipotle aoli, two kinds of cheese, […]

Chef Barret Beyer’s Tequila Flamed Tiger Shrimp Bruschetta

We reached out to Chef Barret Beyer to find out what was inspiring him in the kitchen this summer, and this is what he created.

Grilled Sea Bass Tacos Recipe From NYC

Courtesy of Chef Santos from VANDAL restaurant in NYC, this grilled sea bass tacos recipe provides the perfect combo of a healthy dish, simple to make, and delicious.  If you can’t make it to the city any time soon, at least you can recreate this recipe from the convenience of your own kitchen. Enjoy!   Grilled […]

Shake It Up: 5 Easy Beer Cocktails for National Beer Day

Celebrate National Beer Day on April 7th with five delicious beer cocktails that will win over both friends and foes of hops!  Here are a few of our favorite tips, to ensure your best brewtail experience. Chill The Beer Make sure your beer is cold before using it in a cocktail. While other drinks can be […]

Cooperstown Distillery Heats Up With Release of Baseball Themed ‘Spitball Cinnamon Whiskey’

Cooperstown Distillery, a micro-distillery in upstate New York that seamlessly marries award-winning spirits and America’s favorite past time – baseball, announced today the upcoming release of their latest “Spitball” whiskey, a complex spicy spirit that caters to the cinnamon-flavored whiskey craze that has swept the country. Up to bat starting April 4th to coincide with […]

Taste the Rainbow with Spring Cocktails from New York City’s Finest Bartenders

From beets to kale, cucumbers to Thai basil, try one of these spring inspired drinks from NYC’s finest bars! Rainbow-hued cocktails may taste great, but they rarely get their coloring from nature. What holiday is better known for dying everything-from rivers to beer-than St. Patrick’s Day! This year, Soltado Tequila challenged some of New York City’s […]

Healthy Green Cocktails – Dublin Fire Brigade

This St. Patrick’s Day, skip the green beer and mix up something fresh and delicious like healthy green cocktails to drink!