Articles by: Amanda Mactas

by / on December 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm / in Food For Thought

The Upper West Side’s Best: Marlow Bistro

On the charming streets of the Upper West Side lies Marlow Bistro, a stand-out restaurant among the area’s eateries. The exposed wood beam ceiling, along with the green garden theme of the interior make it instantly inviting and the perfect late night date spot. Executive Chef Zivko Radojcic comes from a family of Serbian chefs and continues on the tradition […]

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by / on November 7, 2017 at 11:00 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Whiskey Feast Comes to NYC

Anyone who regularly reads Manhattan with a Twist knows that I’m no stranger to whiskey. So when I heard that an event called Whiskey Feast is coming to the city this weekend, I knew I had to learn more. This amazing food and drink festival from Cannonball Productions (they’re the superstars behind the Bacon and Beer Classic), will take place […]

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by / on October 24, 2017 at 11:15 am / in Bottoms Up

Transitional Wines from Summer to Fall

It’s hard to believe that summer’s actually over…especially since the weather’s still in the 80s. While most people reminisce about their summers and hope to relive the warmer days once fall comes, it’s hard to imagine curling up near a fireplace with a glass of wine at the moment. But we promise that time will come. And whether you still […]

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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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