Articles by: Amanda Mactas

by / on October 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm / in Bottoms Up

The Spookiest Halloween Cocktails

Tricks and treats abound this time of year and we are getting excited! Nothing gets people in the mood like a good cocktail and we have some of the most haunting recipes you can brew up. Caveira Cocktail (Courtesy of Novo Fogo Cachaça) 1.5 oz Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaça 0.5 oz Ancho Reyes 0.5 oz cold brew coffee 0.25 oz […]

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by / on October 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm / in Bottoms Up

Blending in and Standing Out with Tullamore D.E.W.

It’s hard for me to find a whiskey I don’t like, and one that I know is great is Tullamore D.E.W. It’s the world’s second largest Irish whiskey and they recently launched a new global advertising platform called “Beauty of Blend.”  “As the world’s second largest Irish whiskey brand, Tullamore D.E.W. is proud of its heritage and blend of flavors, and […]

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by / on September 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm / in Food For Thought

Vago Restaurant Celebrates One Year in the City

Earlier this week, Vago celebrated its one year anniversary. The Mediterranean restaurant, located in Murray Hill, gives locals a nice dining option among bro-ier joints nearby. The restaurant has white brick walls adorned with artwork that looks like windows looking out over beautiful landscapes. The European-inspired menu features meat, seafood and pasta entrees and guests at the first year anniversary […]

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by / on August 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm / in Food For Thought

Discover New York’s Underground Sushi Den

Let me start off by saying that I like sushi, but I don’t love sushi. I enjoy it, but can usually only eat a few pieces at any given time. However, I was instantly intrigued by the recently opened second location of Sushi by Bou next to The Sanctuary Hotel upon arrival — an easily overlooked gate leads into a graffitied stairwell […]

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by / on August 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm / in Food For Thought

Pretty Fly for a Hot Sauce

I like it hot, hot, hot! And I know I’m not the only one. We all know Beyoncé carries hot sauce in her bag and she’s not the only musician to have an affinity for the spicy. Dexter Holland of the multi-platinum band The Offspring realized he had some chops in the kitchen and came to launch the hot sauce […]

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by / on August 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Firm It Up: A Skincare Brand For All

Something I’ve noticed about being in my late 20s is that my skin is not like it used to be. Those dreaded signs of aging are actually starting to show already! Everyone always says that prevention is the key to maintaing glowing skin, which is why I turned to NEOCUTIS. This brand of skincare products offers a wide range of […]

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by / on August 15, 2017 at 11:10 am / in Bottoms Up

New Health Obsession: Cide Road’s Organic Switchel

Apple cider vinegar is one of those weird health trends that seems to be taking over my Instagram lately. It has many health benefits, like lowering blood pressure, aiding in weight loss, etc. etc. But people who drink it? Yuck! It doesn’t seem that appealing to me. So when I heard about Cide Road Organic Switchel, I was intrigued. Although […]

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by / on August 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm / in Food For Thought

Summertime & the Living’s Easy at Industry Kitchen

Industry Kitchen first caught our eye when it opened back in 2015, and it has continued to impress New Yorkers ever since. Always revamping their menu and always innovative, this South Street Seaport locale is making waves in the food industry. (You may recall they made headlines when they started serving up the world’s most expensive pizza – covered in […]

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by / on July 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Cool Off This Summer at Pergola

We’re about to embark on the last month of summer and one of our favorite Mediterranean spots in the city is turning up the volume just in time. Pergola, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, is offering customers a couple new incentives to get out of your air-conditioned apartment this August. Head to their ‘Summer Sessions’ events every summer Friday and […]

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by / on July 21, 2017 at 11:40 am / in Food For Thought

Fulfill Your Pizza Dreams at Kesté Pizza & Vino

Pizza is without a doubt one of New York City’s food staples. Upon almost every corner you can find a spot shelling out $1 slices and people travel from all over to get their hands on a gooey NY slice. But those seeking a more traditional pizza have fewer options to choose from. There are quite a few restaurants in […]

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