Frequent Tip Sheet readers are well acquainted with our love for Sycamore Bar, a flowershop/bar on the stretch of Cortelyou Road that competes with just about any other couple of blocks in the city in terms of great restaurants and bars. Tuesday’s mezcal tasting is the second of Sycamore’s four-part Winter Spirits Tasting Series and provides the opportunity to learn about tequila’s increasingly popular and more sippable cousin from two guest distillers, El Buho and Fidencio. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved here, and snacks will be provided. As luck would have it, if you find yourself still hungry (or you need to act fast to stave off a hangover), you are just a few steps away from some of our favorite dinner spots, like The Farm on Adderley, Purple Yam, and the Castello Plan.
There are neighborhood haunts, and then there are bars worth traveling to because the cocktails are just that good. Our Behind the Bar series profiles the bartenders at these destination watering holes, and in this installment, we pay a visit to Matthew Belanger, head bartender at Donna, the stylish cocktail bar under the Williamsburg Bridge […]
“Sometimes you mess up the pancake and you have to make a new pancake.” Sandra Allen, deputy features editor at BuzzFeed, cracked this joke at Indie Media Camp in relation to stories that don’t become the “hits” you expect them to be, but she may as well have been speaking about the entire business of […]
I’ve hosted Thanksgiving nine times over the past 10 years, and it’s something I love to do. Gathering around a table with a mix of old friends and new faces and then watching the whole thing (d)evolve into a drunken dance party is my favorite thing. It’s always been a team effort, with lots of […]
Ah, Thanksgiving, a magical holiday that gathers friends and family around a table filled with flowers, candles, food and an obscene amount of wine. Whether you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving, or a Friendsgiving before you head to the family homestead, coordinating a big dinner can be hard work, and unexpected issues can crop up before, in […]