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BlackTail (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon commemorate a piece of 1920’s NYC history at BlackTail. Their Battery Park bar transports you back to Prohibition, when planes adorned with black tail-fins—full of thirsty Americans en route to Cuba—flew directly over Pier A Harbor House. What were those...Read Full Story

The Beatrice Inn (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Beatrice Inn has a storied history, dating back to its speakeasy days in the 1920s. Now, Angie Mar reigns over the kitchen, specializing in nose-to-tail butchery and open-fire cooking. Gluttony isn’t sinful here; it’s celebrated with portions to feed an entire table. Start with...Read Full Story

Gloria (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Diego Garcia was a sous chef at Le Bernardin before moving downtown to Contra. Phil Johnson, another Contra alum, met Garcia during a stint pouring wine at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar. They teamed up to open Gloria, a humble...Read Full Story

Hemlock (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

A richly textured sparkler from Maine, skin-contact fiano, savory spätburgunder rosé, or chuggable pipeño: The entire list at Hemlock is under $100 and spans the globe with natural producers from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Australia and Spain, and with French, German and American bottles competing for the...Read Full Story

King (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

River Café alums Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer are turning out rustic, whimsical dishes that Annie Shi matches with her smart two-sided wine list of French and Italian bottles. The ultra-thin Sardinian flatbread with rosemary and whipped baccalà surrounded by green-tinged olive oil may sway you...Read Full Story

North End Grill (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Come after work for trotter torchon or chicken-liver mousse but stay for chef Emily Brekke’s farmhouse fare: It pairs well with the California zinfandel and cabernet from the 1970s or the northern Rhône syrah that pepper the wine list. Hyperfocused on California and French wine, it highlights...Read Full Story

Noreetuh (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Modern Hawaiian is the name of the game at Noreetuh. Taking its name from the Korean word for playground, this place may tempt you to slide down the riesling rabbit hole. Jin Ahn has broken up his selections by levels of sweetness and not only has a page dedicated...Read Full Story

Two Views on Champagne (Book Review)

From the Ground Up This is the book Champagne lovers have been waiting for. If you’ve ever read champagneguide.net, you know that Peter Liem isn’t your usual point-assigning wine critic. A former sommelier (also once tasting...Read Full Story

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