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Raise a Toast With the 2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup Winner, the California Aurora!

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Your new favorite craft cocktail has just been invented — the California Aurora! This unique drink has already made a star of its creator, Brittini Rae, who has agreed to share her secret recipe so you can concoct her gem all on your own.

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Introducing the Twelve Drinks of Christmas — And a Happy New Year!

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

 

The countdown’s on for Christmas and a rockin’ New Year’s Eve. If you’re working on a shopping list for the next few weeks of parties and dinners, here’s a spin on the Christmas countdown that will provide plenty of variation on ye olde spiked eggnog. 

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Club Secrets of a Boss: Marcus Pelle, Miami's Hottest Doorman

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With Art Basel right around the corner, ushering in Miami's annual high season, socialites and playboys from the Tri-State to South America to Italy are preparing for day parties by the pool and all-night Champagne-fueled frolics. But as everyone knows, the hottest tickets and coolest clubs in town don't let just anyone in the door. In fact (goes the grumble), they hardly let anyone in.

 

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The Palm Steakhouse Reopens at One International Place in Boston

Nov 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When I heard The Palm steakhouse was shutting its doors nearly two years ago and relocating from his Copley Square location to an undisclosed spot, I anxiously awaited its reopening. The new property opened this past spring at One International Place to much fanfare in the Financial District. Not only has the restaurant increased in size but the brand has also refreshed its entire look nationwide with new paper menus, modern uniforms for its wait staff and even contemporary tableware.

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Dip Into The Church Key on Sunset Blvd For Dim Sum Style Bites

Nov 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

A church key is defined as any type of bottle and/or can opener, cracking open a spirit that leads to splendid experiences—an opening to heaven, if you will. The launch of The Church Key restaurant on Sunset in West Hollywood appears to be on par with its namesake. The airy restaurant and lounge attempts to cover many bases and does so well with its fusion of Californian, Thai, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods with a farm-to-table backbone.

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Ring in 2014 Las Vegas Style: A Guide to Sin City's New Years Eve Parties

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There are plenty of ways to spend your last few moments of 2013 on New Years Eve: attending local hotel parties, throwing your own lavish affair, playing Cards Against Humanity with your grandma — or you could go to Vegas. Yeah, that’s what we thought. If you’re idea of the best way to ring in 2014 involves a penthouse suite, exciting entertainment and lots and lots of dancing, then check out the scene around Sin City on December 31.

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Fleming’s Sizzles With Their Prime Steaks and Award-Winning Wine Selections

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Providence, Rhode Island has something for everyone’s taste buds, whether you go for the steaks, the 100 wines served by the glass or the great deals at the bar. We visited the main dining room on a recent Saturday evening for an early dinner. By the time we were ready to head back home, the entire restaurant was filled to a bustling capacity — and for good reason.

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Mixologist Tony Conigliaro & Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition Look to the Future of Cocktails

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For mixologists and bartenders, it's no longer enough to be good — you have to be great. You can't just whip up a Whiskey Sour or martini and expect praise nowadays. With countless experts creating new cocktails every day, a new breed of bartender has come forth, one that isn't content to simply give out the standards. 

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San Diego's Donovan's Steak & Chop House is a True Fine Dining Experience

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

While San Diego is rife with great restaurants, and new and exciting dining venues opening their kitchens seemingly by the minute, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House remains a premier eatery for locals and tourists alike. Revered for its classic ambiance replete with rich mahogany appointments, statues, fine artwork, plush décor and white linens throughout, the restaurant is a study in how to proffer a definitive steakhouse dining experience.

 

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13 Creepy Cocktails to Please Your Inner Ghoul

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Since we've already shared some great Halloween decorating tips with you, we will now share some unique cocktail recipes that keep with the spooky theme. After all, if you're throwing a party, your dressed-up guests will need a variety of drinks to sip. Maybe the lonely Rob Stark in the corner can have a Red Wedding drink, while the hipster vampire unsuccessfully hitting on your friend can mix up a Vampire's Kiss. With so many options, we're willing to bet there will be something for everyone!

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Tim Gunn Talks Holiday Entertaining & Why Nespresso Grand Cru Should Be In Your Next Cocktail

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

At a recent Nespresso pop-up boutique at New York’s Grand Central Station, coffee connoisseurs, editors, and curious bystanders alike were invited to discover their perfect Grand Cru through interactive installations that made a coffee match based on a series of personality and taste questions. At one event held in the boutique, we had the chance to catch up with Project Runway star Tim Gunn, who is also an avid Nespresso fan, ambassador, and the evening’s host.

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Ditch the Dives and Watch a Game at Two of L.A.'s More Sophisticated Sports Bars

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

In any season, watching your favorite sports team takes on various faces, as do the bar scenes across the City of Angels. For true fans, sports play a major factor in day-to-day activities and which location is best for the after work crowds. Without an NFL team here, the local attention rotates between the LA Clippers, Kings, Lakers and the Dodgers (who made the playoffs this year!). That is not to say the NFL does not have a fan base, and L.A. has plenty of sports bars around to satisfy any devotee. But what about those wanting to watch a game in a more sophisticated atmosphere, less dive bar, more upscale lounge?

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Debuts jade bar Redesign and New Craft Cocktails

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has recently reopened its elegant jade bar after a complete redesign. The 850-square-foot open air patio now has more seating, new furnishings, a floor-to-ceiling glass wall and gas fireplaces for the chillier evenings outdoors.... Read More

Tosca's Italian Cuisine with a New England Twist a Boston Staple Since 1993

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Until recent years, Boston foodies were faced with the daunting challenge of finding a decent restaurant in the suburbs. Yet, there is one restaurant that made its debut 20 years ago that made that task a little bit easier. If you haven’t been properly introduced, meet Tosca Restaurant in Hingham, the South Shore destination that really put fine suburban dining on the map.

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Artificially Intelligent Robotic Bartender Fit For Don Draper

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Did you know there is a Kickstarter for an artificially intelligent robotic bartender named Monsieur? Before you begin envisioning Johnny Five at a bar, taking orders and mixing drinks with the flourish only he can achieve, Monsieur is more of a smart box than it is a fully functioning robot. That said, the invention is pretty cool and would be a fantastic addition to any party.

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