Category Archives: Drinking Out

The First Negroni of the Season

Every spring, I take note of my first negroni of the season — it’s a cocktail I generally reserve for warmer months. This year it was at The John Dory, an oyster bar in the Ace Hotel in New York.

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Drinking Out: Gamle Ode Cocktails at Parlour

Last week I met Mike McCarron, owner of Gamle Ode Aquavit, for a couple of drinks at Parlour in Minneapolis. We met there partly because of the bar’s acclaim and partly because that fame involves some aquavit cocktails. Full disclosure: … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pip Hanson

When I started hearing about a bartender named Pip Hanson at Marvel Bar in Minneapolis, I was intrigued: He switched everything over to the metric system. He was experimenting with super-diluted and barely chilled cocktails. He came up with an … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: A Can-hattan at Uncle Barry’s

In the Twin Cities, where I’m from, neighborhood bars don’t just close after ten years; they tend to stay around for while, and they tend to be old. Which is why it’s so jarring to see them disappear in New … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: The Smith & Street Cocktail at Clover Club

The Smith & Street cocktail, by bartender Katie Stipe, builds on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned combination of tequila and mezcal, adding a bitter citrus element. It’s served in an old fashioned glass with one large ice cylinder that keeps the … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: Cocktails at Mihoko’s 21 Grams

Mihoko’s 21 Grams, a “Franco-Japonaise” restaurant in the Flatiron District on 21st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, opened about two weeks ago. It’s owned by a Japanese ballerina and philanthropist, Mihoko Kiyokawa, who prefers to go by one name, … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: Il Patrizio at Franny’s

When Franny’s, a bright, modern pizza and pasta restaurant on Brooklyn’s Flatbush Avenue, made New York Magazine‘s 101 Best Restaurants list (coming in at #48), I had to admit I’d never heard of it. It caught my eye on the … Continue reading

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