January 17, 2011

Culinography: A String of Lemons

by Erin Gleeson

Photo by Erin Gleeson.

November 24, 2010

Happy Hour: Dolores’ Huerto

by Payman Bahmani

Thanksgiving has long been the source of mixed emotions for me. On one hand it’s a day when I can unleash my monster appetite without abandon. I love to eat, and I love to eat well. Yet on the other hand I consider myself a person of conscience, and Thanksgiving is a yearly reminder of […]

November 3, 2010

Happy Hour: Rikuo Cocktail

by Payman Bahmani

Sometimes I hear or read about something while going about my every day business and it inspires me to hit my liquor cabinet and create something. Sometimes it’s the other way around, where I’m playing around with different spirits and ingredients and I come across a combination I really enjoy. In the case of the […]

May 12, 2010

Happy Hour: Chinese Bootlegger Punch

by Payman Bahmani

New York has always been a great city, but this week its greatness gets bumped up a notch, as the first annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic rolls into town, along with some of the country’s best and brightest mixological minds.  Accurately described as “part fête, part conference, part cocktail party,” it will be a balls-to-the-wall 5-day orgy […]

January 13, 2010

Happy Hour: The Detox

by Payman Bahmani

It’s mid-January and by this point many of you are off to the races as far as your resolutions are concerned. You’ve detoxed, cleaned up your diet, and are hitting the gym as frequently as a Playboy bunny who’s about to be cut from the squad. However if you’re like me, 2010 didn’t really start […]

September 3, 2009

Preserved Lemons/ NYT Mag/ 1999

by Kayoko Akabori

I made a boo-boo yesterday and opened up my Moroccan preserved lemons a week early. OOPS!!! I thought that it had been a month already, but apparently it’s only been three weeks. Oh well, I’m closing it up again and pretending I didn’t do that. I did have a taste though and they’re a shockingly […]

September 2, 2009

Happy Hour: Leap Frog

by Payman Bahmani

Last week, while reminiscing about the various fun summer activities I engaged in as a child, I remembered a game some kids liked to play which I was not so fond of–Leap Frog. I remember lots of kids getting a huge thrill from the game, but never me. Frankly, the idea of kneeling down and […]

March 18, 2009

That’s Why They Call it Simple Syrup, Part II

by Payman Bahmani

After another late Tuesday night filled with drunken cocktail tinkering for today’s Happy Hour column, I’m back with the 2nd installment of the two-part primer on simple syrups. In case you missed last week, you can check out Part I here. Last week I showed you how to infuse simple syrups with fresh herbs and […]