Cocktail Culture

Dinner and a Classic or Cult Movie has Never Been more Fun than at The Metrograph – NYC

By: Steve V. Rodriguez Catching a flick used to be a fun outing with friends until over hyped blockbusters and umpteen sequels dominated our multiplex cinemas, plus it now seems like one needs to allot 25 extra minutes for too many trailers and commercials. Thank goodness for the current trend of offering customers an experience […] Click to read more »

Take a Look at how Food + Art + Music Seamlessly Unite at R House in the Art’s District of Wynwood, Miami – Video Feature

Art Basel, the international art show,  has literally put the city of  Miami on the global map as a serious art destination that has more going for it than simply being a tropical paradise. Wynwood, which is just North of the Design District and in close proximity to Downtown Miami, is quickly becoming the cities […] Click to read more »

Top 3 Fine Dining Restaurants in Sin City for 2014: Milos, Guy Savoy & Carnevino

Las Vegas has marked itself as a food destination like San Francisco, New York, New Orleans and Chicago. Newer hotels like The Cosmopolitan, Aria and The Palazzo have all positioned their gambling areas further into the hotel, thus making guest entrances a little less loud, focusing on beautiful aesthetics. These hotels also house some of […] Click to read more »

Bloody Mary Christmas Recipe by Grant Siefman

4 cups Diced tomato 1 cup tomato juice 1/4 cup Pomegranate Juice ¼ cup vegan soy sauce Juice of 2 limes 2 tablespoons fresh grated horseradish 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger 1 jalepeno (leave seeds in) ½ tablespoon Celery seed Smoky salt and pepper to taste Blend all ingredients Add kettle one vodka or Victory […] Click to read more »

Focused American Cuisine and Whisky Bar make Neighborhood Restaurant, Maysville a Recipe for Success

There’s something great about having your neighborhood expand as outdated businesses are replaced with new bars and restaurants,  creating a local neighborhood worth inhabiting. Maysville in the Flatiron District, which takes it’s name from Kentucky, and is also the  birthplace for American Bourbon, may be the initial inspiration as more Americans are gravitating towards the […] Click to read more »

Seasonally Acute Cuisine, Inspired Design and a Convivial Environment Unite at Manon in NYC

Walking into Manon off of 14th Street in the heart of the Meatpacking harkens back to an earlier era when the Meatpacking was filled with late night eateries, lounges and reworked speakeasy’s that were exciting and played perfectly against the original intent of the neighborhood. Some argue that the neighborhood has shed a few layers […] Click to read more »

Mercado on Third and Fairfax is Continuing the Welcoming Trend for Rustic Yet Modern Mexican Cuisine in Los Angeles

  Mercado on Third and Fairfax, in Los Angeles is continuing the trend for rustic, modern and classic Mexican cuisine, in a city that has always embraced Mexican Food. What once was fun Mexican dives, with cheap margueritas, is now being replaced with classic renditions of Mexican dishes made with quality fresh ingredients, and excellent […] Click to read more »

Chef Julian Medina talks about his 3 successful restaurants in NYC, plus how Mezcal pairs well with Mexican Cuisine

Julian Medina, chef-owner of Toloache, Yerba Buena and Yerba Buena Perry, Toloache Taqueria and Coppelia, has been creating refined Latin cuisine for over fifteen years. He grew up in Mexico City and was influenced by his father and grandfather’s traditional Mexican cooking. He studied in Mexico City to become a chef, and later graduated from […] Click to read more »

Find Out Why We Love Mezcal and Why it’s the New Tequila By Steve V. Rodriguez

One of the most increased imports coming out of Mexico in the last few years has been the spirit Mezcal. Like Tequila, Mezcal is also made from the agave plant, however instead of blue agave, it’s traditionally made from the Maguey form and other agave varieties. Described as smokier than tequila, Mezcal is showing up […] Click to read more »

Good Morning, America, How Are You? ‘The City of New Orleans’ Top 3 Restaurants to Dine at in 2013 By Frank D. Pond

“Good morning, America, how are you?  Don’t you know me, I’m your native son.  I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans.  I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done…” Name that tune…?  Answer at end of article ;) And boy will I be hungry!  Lest you worry about that, […] Click to read more »