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From the Martini to the Manhattan, the Penicillin to picklebacks, you can trace their origin stories right back here to the Big Apple. Read on to find out where in New York these famous classic cocktails were invented, who invented them, and most importantly, where you can drink them today.
From soft and pillowy potato-and-cheese-stuffed pierogies to velvety white borscht adorned with savory bites of grilled kielbasa, New York’s plethora of Polish eateries offer just what the doctor ordered.
Those looking for hassle-free dining in NYC can save time cooking and cleaning by dining out at one of the best restaurants open on Christmas Day.
The holidays are great and all, but sometimes you need a break from family, traveling and shopping stress—that’s when these bars open on Christmas come in. Contrary to popular belief, some of the best bars in NYC are actually open on December 25, and in the words of our dear Leonard Cohen, hallelujah.
Looking for Halloween parties? NYC’s 2016 calendar has the best fetes for dressing in your spookiest costumes.
Head to these upstate New York resorts for an escape from the concrete jungle and some spectacular nature-based R&R.
Hear us out—it’s worth visiting these kitchen stores in NYC. Contrary to popular belief, not all New Yorkers survive on a diet of happy hours, Seamless and bacon egg and cheese sandwiches (though many do). For those of you who actually utilize the pint-size kitchens in your pre-war apartments, we know how important it is to keep them well-stocked with cooking essentials. Thankfully, New York has a bevy of affordable kitchenware stores that’ll help you do just that.
When searching for the best pizza, Gothamites tend to gravitate toward classic New York–style folding slices and bubbly, Neapolitan-inspired rounds. While we’re always down for a classic pie from Italian restaurants or a good ol’ pepperoni slice, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit there are times we crave the thick, casserole-like quality of a meaty Chicago deep-dish.
At the best West Indian food joints in NYC, satisfy cravings for Jamaican jerk chicken and Trinidadian buss-up shot.
New York is filled with top-notch Japanese food and colorful, edible trends—and both are combined in the sushi burrito. NYC has no shortage of regular sushi on just about every street corner and there’s plenty of the best ramen in town, but newcomer hybrid bites like the sushi burrito can be a bit more difficult to track down (it isn't at all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants yet, unfortunately).
There’s no denying that one of the major perks of living in New York City is the access to incredible international markets with food from around the world.
New York City is home to some of America’s most iconic cocktails—the Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan and Manhattan all originated here—but don’t overlook bayou original and Vieux Carré cousin the Sazerac.
There are plenty of childhood foods that we love well into adulthood, but few get our nostalgic hearts racing quite like ice cream. And luckily for frozen-treat lovers, you don’t have to go Usain Bolt–ing after Mister Softee for a licking of summer's best dessert—instead, head to one of New York's top parlors, doling out hopped-up scoops, gargantuan ice cream sundaes, food-truck favorites and a healthy dose of whimsy.
It’s not hard to find a wine store throughout the five boroughs—there are hundreds of ’em. But only a select few encompass the hard-to-find features that make the best liquor stores truly great.
Tucked away on a nondescript stretch of Orchard Street, this farm-to-table focused hideaway pays homage to its A-list British roots by serving up thick wedge-cut chips (also known as fries on this side of the pond) that are properly confited in duck fat, garlic and herbs for no less than two hours prior to meeting the fryer. Double fried, the husky russet taters are liberally tossed with Morton sea salt, topped with fresh parsley and chives, and served with a side of Sir Kensington’s classic ketchup.