Category Drinks

More artwork at Redhook Brewery

Just in time for Oktoberfest…

This is my first post that is not about eating/ drinking at NYC.  It was summer when I went to the Redhook (micro)brewery in Woodinville, WA.   I have been meaning to write all through the summer about my experience at the Redhook brewery and what I learned then, and have my act together right […]

The best spicy tequila cocktail in NYC – at Tequileria Maya

Inspired by this post by InsideFoodPro, I have been keen to visit Tequileria Maya in the Upper East Side for a few weeks now.  The opportunity to check it out came along when a couple of friends wanted to meet for late night drinks on a weeknight. The “Pepino” cocktail (house infused jalapeno tequila, with cucumber, […]

At a South African Wine bar

On a recent week night, we went fora late dinner to Xai Xai (a South African wine bar that also serves small plates in the Hell’s Kitchen area of NYC).   South African wine bar sounds exotic and exciting, especially if one has never been to one such. The other couple of South African restaurants […]

Not too beautiful a Miro to eat

This post is no longer valid.  GastroArte closed as of Dec 2012.  RIP GastroArte…. ———————- Gastroarte (formerly Graffit) is a restaurant in NYC that often serves food that is apparently too beautiful to eat.  Chef Jesus Nunez apparently pursued a culinary career in tandem to his work as a graffiti artist.   No wonder then that […]

Michelada (My Cold Beer) Anyone? – at Empellon Cocina – Part 1

The single most exciting item on the menu at Empellon Cocina (the relatively new upscale Mexican restaurant in NYC by chef Alex Stupak) on a 90 degree day for me was the cool, refreshing Michelada (My Cold Beer).  ” Do I  try it with lime juice or chiles” was the debate in my head. The chiles won […]