When Starbucks overhauled its location on Spring Street in SoHo in April, it installed a wooden counter and a coffee bar with a few stools, in addition to the expected tables and chairs. Behind the imposing wooden door, jet black walls , cushy booths, and chandeliers set a luxuriously somber mood. Photo Suspected bootleggers in Detroit, 1929. Dishes are infused with the flavors of the Middle East and North Africa; cocktails are named after birds. The first Starbucks essentially sold beans and gear when it opened in Seattle in 1971.
A four-ounce cortado is a pleasant drink at a bar stool. In a difficult year with big-name closures in the Boston-area dining and drinking scene, plenty of inventive work went on in other local kitchens. This gorgeous, New Orleans-inspired salon—its green walls fogged with a faux patina that suggests decades of Gauloises smoke—is devoted to the twin pleasures of oysters and absinthe. The food, too, is authentic — quenelles, duck confit, a very soft-cooked omelet with triple-creme cheese, and escargots in pastry, all accompanied by a fine French wine list. Speakeasy time travel, in other words, is vague, the images dreamy. Instead of idling at a chair, customers at these establishments stand or perch on a stool to down a cappuccino or an iced coffee at the counter.
The Raines Law, passed by the New York State Legislature in 1896, banned the sale of liquor on Sundays, except at hotels, where guests could be served drinks during meals. Credit Photofest Likewise the décor. They would not have time — or space — to master six kinds of brewing gear, plus iced coffee, if they had to grill panini, too. The Buffalo Jump, open from April through December, by day and tasting menus by night. Everywhere, it seems, fancy cocktails are being shaken in murky surroundings. At this time-capsule FiDi nook, you can drink like a boss—Boss Tweed, that is.
Fall into line and point to your favorite ingredients: aromatic saffron rice, jalapeno-infused feta mousse good enough to eat like ice cream , colorful roasted vegetables, and glistening meats braised lamb, juicy and rich, is a must. Kate Sebbah, a fashion stylist who was enjoying a leisurely latte at a table inside Ground Support in SoHo last week, said she never drinks at the counter. The crack bar staff will take good care of you. Virtually every new wave speakeasy makes a point of showcasing purist cocktails made with fresh fruit juices, house-infused liquors, recherché bitters and hand-chipped ice. Belfast bar vets have conjured up a rough-and-tumble 19th-century tavern with a refined cocktail parlor upstairs.
Chef Conor Dennehy was chef de cuisine at T. After a century as a staple in the once predominantly Italian neighborhood, the original owners sold the name to an Australian hospitality group who revamped both the decor and menu, but preserved the storied history through prized negronis. When Stumptown Coffee Roasters opens its second New York coffee bar next month, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, baristas there will be focused on brewed coffee to the exclusion of almost everything else, including espresso see accompanying article. A 20-ounce latte demands a chair. The best views are from the upper-level Kumo lounge. It is, unmistakably, a coffee bar.
It's dangerously easy to be seduced in the dreamy 1,000-square-foot vine-covered garden out back. New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail, the go-cup, the drive-thru daiquiri shop, the hurricane, the grasshopper, the sazerac — we could go on and on. Whaling in Oklahoma showcases pickled and fermented flavors, with a menu that tweaks tradition and touches on yoshoku, Japanese adaptations of Western dishes — curry, Salisbury steak rice bowls, pork cutlet sandwiches. Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater always want to know: Where should I eat right now? Finish your masterpiece with dressings that are anything but afterthoughts — sriracha Greek yogurt and green harissa will elevate your lunchtime routine from gray to Technicolor. The , a reliable joint from the DeMagistris family, which runs the swankier Il Casale across the street. Filled with warm wood, plants, and a fireplace, it features classy New England bistro fare — duck confit with Brussels sprouts, oyster and fish stew with apple and root vegetables, chicken pie, lamb chops with cassoulet, and much more. Suffice it to say that New Orleans is also home to several popular festivals and events every year that call out to beer, wine and cocktail enthusiasts from around the world.
When tiki historian Jeff Beachbum Berry opened this oh-so-fun upscale lounge in the Quarter in 2014, the cocktail world rejoiced. Everyone is here, from babies to grandparents, and Sunday afternoons bring live traditional Irish music from the band NightSide. Head here for eggs in the morning, poached salmon belly during lunch, and ham and brie toast mid-afternoon. Happily, human chefs Daniel Boulud and Sam Benson are on the creative end of things. Chef JuanMa Calderón prepares dishes learned from his mother in his native Peru — arroz con pollo chicken and rice , lomo saltado stir-fried beef — with a sure hand and plenty of heart.
Soleil serves hearty egg combos, sweet potato pancakes, salmon cakes with remoulade, and a roster of generous sandwiches. Night spots that he would have considered nothing special when he was young are now regarded as thrilling. Here are some of the most notable debuts since December 2017. Geckeler has encountered coffee bars as varied as Barismo, in Arlington, Mass. All things considered, it required a certain amount of nerve to lift a glass to the lips in the otherwise fabulous Jazz Age. Half the liquor was homemade or adulterated, forcing the great classic drinks of the early 20th century to exit the stage.
Advertisement The Raines Law Room, in Chelsea, puts the issue front and center with its name, an allusion to the prohibition that came before Prohibition. Real cocktails fled the country, along with a lot of professional bartenders, who took up residence at American bars in Havana, London and Paris. From hot new barrooms to tried-and-true staples in every neighborhood, these are the kind of places that beg you to stick around for another round. The theming is inspired by John Morrissey, the. The saloon is just the kind the bare-knuckle Five Points gang its emblem was a dead rabbit impaled on a spike would have frequented, while the top floor lounge resurrects an astounding breadth of long-forgotten quaffs on a menu that's literally a novel. Unexpected touches dot the menu: duck egg and duck-fat frites on poutine, pepitas and manchego with roasted Brussels sprouts, and paprika mayo with chickpea fries.
Daters, families, solo wanderers — everyone is family at this earthy hideaway. Crowded and convivial, it serves gourmet takes on Irish pub fare and more: soda bread with honey butter, a killer Scotch egg, and a short rib and ale pie beneath puff pastry with horseradish mascarpone. Food, of a Cambridge neighborhood restaurant: elegant, classic, dignified. Each tipple is measured on two scales: refreshing to spirituous how boozy do you take your drink? In the Back Room, on the Lower East Side, the drinks are served in teacups, a pointless exercise in deception. Come early for counter-service breakfast, baked goods, and tea. The line between gay and straight bars is a blurry one in New Orleans, a place where diversity is a given and differences of perspective are celebrated in festivals like Southern Decadence.