Archive for July, 2016

by / on July 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm / in Bottoms Up

Solitary Cellars Goes Behind Bars to Make Outstanding Wine

Wine and jail. Not normally two things that go together. Unless you’re Greg Bergersen and Rick Quesada. These two entrepreneurs are both former corrections officers at California’s Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, and now they run a wine business! Back in 2014, the pair started up Solitary Cellars Wine Company (get it?) and since then it has achieved much success. […]

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by / on July 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm / in Food For Thought

Boarding the Train to Cheese Town with Cheeses of Europe

When European councils of food come to New York, it’s always an adventure. Beginning in a wonderland of Francophile curds, the French know their way around some whey. Brought to you by Cheeses of Europe, in partnership with La Ligue des Fromegers Extradoinaires, an association born under the Colectif Fromaginaire, a movement whose job it is to put cheese into […]

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by / on July 11, 2016 at 1:04 pm / in Bottoms Up

Classic G&T’s Make For the Perfect Summer Sip

Although the 4th of July is about celebrating all things America, we turned to London for a little help with our summer drinking. Specifically, we whipped out Beefeater London Dry Gin to make some fabulous gin and tonics, which make for a wonderfully refreshing summer cocktail. Touted as one of the world’s best selling gins, Beefeater is distilled in a […]

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by / on July 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm / in Get Cultured

Remezcla’s Bud Light Barra Centenario: An Immersive Soccer Experience to Remember

Being a soccer fan in the United States can be trying. Until the 2014 World Cup performance, the crowd will be mostly people from other countries or descendants getting together and bothering whoever was watching something else at the bar. Thankfully, in the past few years, the sport has been getting some traction, even becoming the second most popular sport […]

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by / on July 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm / in Food For Thought

Mamma Mia: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Taking Over America

The European Olive Oil Council and the Italian government are touring the United States to spread the word about Flavor Your Life, a program designed to educate and raise awareness about the benefits and delicious possibilities found in Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We couldn’t be happier to have been a part of their journey. This collaboration also served to […]

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by / on July 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm / in Get Cultured

Art Comes to Bagatelle

The Meatpacking District is home to countless memorable restaurants and nightlife scenes, including the renowned Bagatelle. Nestled on Little West 12th Street, this restaurant has become famous for their vibrant brunch parties, but they are also highlighting internationally acclaimed artists to further emphasize their lively atmosphere. Working closing with the Opera Gallery, Bagatelle unveiled their latest art installation from Seen, one […]

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by / on July 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm / in Get Cultured

“The Golden Smile” and What Could Have Been

The Planet Connection theater festival is an event that has been on my radar for years, yet I’ve never been able to go see a play from it. So imagine how excited I was that I finally got to see what this festival was about. New York City is full of summer festivals, encouraging new artists to bring the best […]

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by / on July 6, 2016 at 12:31 pm / in Get Cultured

Celebrate Your Local Parks & Rec with the Summer Stage Concert Series

In every corner of the five boroughs lie endless opportunities for culture and entertainment, most of which are unbeknownst to the average citizen. Summer Stage is a free concert series sponsored by the New York City Parks Department that aims to bring free music to outdoor spaces across the city. I recently ventured out to Red Hook, Brooklyn, to see […]

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by / on July 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm / in Bottoms Up

GIVEAWAY: Good Tequila Passport

What goes better with the word ‘free’ than ‘alcohol’? That’s what we’re giving you this 4th of July weekend! Good Passports, Boozemenus and Yelp NYC teamed up to bring New Yorkers the Good Tequila Passport. This passport (usually $37), gives your one tequila or mezcal cocktail or neat or rocks pour of tequila at participating locations any day, any time, […]

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