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Leisure hour (Book Review)

Looking to create a feeling of la dolce vita as the summer months roll out? You’ve got all you the tools you’ll need in these two tomes on Italian-style drinking. In our April issue, Jordan Mackay penned

Wildair (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

At Contra, chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske challenge diners with unexpected flavor combinations. At Wildair, their new wine bar just down the street, it’s the wine list that does the...Read Full Story

Oiji (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

At this inviting oasis in the East Village, Ryan Te, the beverage guy, is having a ball with cocktails, focused around soju, Korea’s national drink. They are pitch-perfect for the elegant Korean food from chefs Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku. Drink the Finders Keepers, made with blood...Read Full Story

Narcissa (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Chef John Fraser, of Dovetail on the Upper West Side, has taken his locavore cooking downtown to Narcissa, anchoring the Standard East Village hotel. While this isn’t a vegetarian restaurant by any means, the vegetable-driven dishes shine, radiating a brightness reflected in the open...Read Full Story

Mission Chinese (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The new version of Mission Chinese brings two new benefits: more space, and better drinks. You may still need to wait for a seat, but once inside the bi-level, banquet hall–inspired Chinatown space, you can cool your heels at the bar with a juicy sour cider...Read Full Story

Mace (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Greg Boehm, proprietor of bar accessories retailer Cocktail Kingdom, teamed up with Zach Sharaga to create Mace, a cocktail den serving up drinks focused on individual spices. In the space formerly occupied by Louis 649, in Alphabet City, they've lined the shelves above the stainless steel...Read Full Story

Maple & Ash (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Back on her home turf after a stint in NYC, Belinda Chang is clearly having fun at Maple & Ash, a swanky new steakhouse on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Alongside the expected powerhouse cabernets and Bordeaux blends, she offers alternatives like "Racy Whites" (riesling, grüner and pinot...Read Full Story

King Tai (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Totally tiki without being kitschy, with a great selection of rhum, Tequila and mezcal for those who’d rather enjoy their spirits straight up.

Clover Club (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Julie Reiner’s classic cocktail spot evokes a retro elegance, but the team keeps the menu fresh, with a rotating array of Manhattan variations and an eye toward seasonality in the cocktails.

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