By Seth Fera-Schanes The third drink in our summer cocktail series; The Greenwood Shandy. This citrus infused drink came to us from Greenwood Park Bar in Brooklyn. On a hot day, what can be better than a mixture of grapefruit hefeweizen, grapefruit vodka and grapefruit juice (ensuring you […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes The Georgia Smash is the next drink to be featured on our summer must have list (the first was The Porch Swing.) This cocktail has a great balance of Cognac, citrus and Sathenay Creme de Peche. You can stop by The Jaywalk bar in Carroll Gardens, […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes There are two types of summer in New York City. The first is pleasant, filled with friends, outdoor concerts, lazy weekends, etc. The second kind is hot, stifling and really just bordering on gross. On the hot and humid days and weeks in the midst […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes New Yorkers work hard and play hard which leaves little time for other activities such as making dinner. You can run a quick straw poll and see for yourself. Select a few people on the street and ask how many times a week they order […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Ramps (also referred to as wild leeks or wild garlic) are available for only a few weeks each Spring. They grow up and down the East coast so if you tell one of your West coast friends about this pungent new weed-like thing you have […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes I am reading The Big Oyster; History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky. The book details New York history through the oyster loving lens of it earliest inhabitants and later millions of newly arriving immigrants. Fast forward a couple hundred years and New Yorkers […]
Sometimes you are sitting on a plane and just have a craving for Bloody Mary mix. It arrives in a four ounce can and comes equipped with 87% of your daily sodium allowance. You pour over ice (with or without vodka, your call), recline your seat the 3 allotted inches and mentally remove yourself from the surrounding herd of coughing, sneezing passengers.
By: Seth Fera-Schanes First week into February and I am officially admitting winter has gotten to me. There has been a recent spat of polar vortex’s, snow, rain, ice and general grayness moving through the city. I actually learned an interesting new winter recipe this week: One part […]