Articles by: Kendra Ralston

by / on May 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm / in Food For Thought

Serving Up Comfort Food in Style: A.G. Kitchen’s Nuevo Latino Cuisine

With both indoor and roofed-patio seating facing Columbus Avenue, A.G. Kitchen is the neighborhood spot to relish in the warm weather, people-watching, and good food. Whether you’re seeking a familiar childhood dish or looking to be transported to the tropics, Chef Garcia’s Nuevo Latino flare will let you find flavor with a little bit of both. From the cubano sandwich to their assortment of classic burgers, A.G. […]

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by / on October 15, 2015 at 11:30 am / in Bottoms Up

Charcuterie, Cocktails, and Candles: Hello, Drexler’s

Nestled behind the glorious structure of Boulton and Watt and bustling Houston Street lies Drexler’s an elegant and chic bar rightly situated at the border of the East Village and the Lower East Side. When it comes to escaping the frenetic New York lifestyle, Drexler’s delivers. Whether it’s the dim lighting, the exposed brick and decorative iron bars, or the […]

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by / on September 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm / in Blushing Beaut

CONTORTURE: Contortion, Just for You

  The thought of contortion conjures images of Cirque du Soleil, unbelievable body positions, and a mix of the avant-garde and the absurd. Jonathan Nosan’s take on contortion—known as CONTORTURE—makes this incredible art form accessible and instructional for everyone. CONTORTURE, according to Nosan, is “a new method of conscious mobility helping industry professionals and fitness enthusiasts gain maximum flexibility,” that incorporates both […]

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by / on May 11, 2015 at 11:42 am / in Get Cultured

Moonlight After Midnight: Exploring Love Through Memory

A single light shines on a brooding man. Empty space feeds emptiness. Moonlight After Midnight, written and performed by Martin Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle, appears as an exploration of a classic love story at first; but it quickly, miraculously, transforms into a journey of love, memory, and loss. Quoted as an “emotional kaleidoscope” by the Winnipeg Free Press, Moonlight After […]

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by / on May 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm / in Get Cultured

Posh City Club: Comfort, Safety, and Ease at Your Fingertips

Ever wanted to whisk yourself away from the chaos of the city just long enough to recharge and then throw yourself back into the craziness? You’re in luck. Posh City Club, an exclusive, members only rest lounge, will be debuting in the heart of Manhattan this year. Catered to the busy lifestyle of the New Yorker, traveler, and commuter, Posh […]

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

A New Niche in Williamsburg: Billet and Bellows

Located a few blocks off of the trendy, artsy Bedford Avenue, this bar fits right in: dim lighting, exposed brick, and light blues beckoned us into Billet and Bellows. Owner Kristina Kozak immediately welcomed us; friendly, attentive, and engaging, she told us the story behind Billet and Bellows, its transition from an antique store to a bar, and her plans […]

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by / on March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am / in Get Cultured

Life, Death, and Renewal: Creating Art through Movement

Perfectly placed to debut on the cusp of spring, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s Renewal, a kickoff of their Fifteenth Anniversary Performance Season at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, was just that: a rejuvenation, an awakening, a rebirth. Little vignettes, shining orbs, and moving lights: Each dancer moved effortlessly across the stage, whether to running water, funk, jazz, or a mixture […]

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by / on March 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm / in Bottoms Up

Margaritas, Tequilas, and More: Tasting Rocco’s Tacos

A Florida-based chain recently opened in Brooklyn — Rocco’s Tacos is the perfect place to discover a true taste of Mexico. With a rich history and an even richer tequila selection, Rocco’s Tacos has a vivacious atmosphere, with everything from elaborately painted Day of the Dead skeletons to pages upon pages of margaritas, specialty drinks, and tequila (though make sure […]

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