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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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Top Ten Lists

As much as we complain about end-of-the-year lists, most of us seem to love them. Maybe they’re like pornography: many of the people who will speak out against it in public are voracious consumers of it in private—they just can’t … Continue reading

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The Magic of Smoked Agave Syrup

My obsession with the aroma and flavor of smoke has led me to some great scotches and mezcals, a smoked beer from Germany, an array of mostly disappointing bottles of liquid smoke flavoring, and a variety of smoky colognes. I … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Year Cocktail List #1: Favorite Bar Cocktails

It’s the end of the year, and that means lists. I love reading lists, but I love making them even more: they are both easy and self-indulgent. This cocktail list started when I read Derek Brown’s Top 5 Cocktail Experiences … Continue reading

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