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Wellness Travel: World’s Top Boozy Yoga Vacations

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve occasionally had one too many glasses of red wine before heading to an hour of vinyasa and downward dog, you may have reservations about combining the […]

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Chocolate And Spirits Unite Sustainably In Brooklyn, New York

Chocolate and liquor are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of healthy food and drink. Additionally, they’re not typically two items you imagine pairing together; however, at Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, single origin Dominican cacao and […]

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How A Farm-To-Fork Food Truck Is Providing A Positive Future For Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. It also imprisons more young people than any other nation on earth. On an average day there are around 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds in custody and facing prosecution as […]

What Do Pig Trotter Ice Cream, Dexter And Pickled Blood Oranges Have In Common? Find Out At NYC's Louro Restaurant

What Do Pig Trotter Ice Cream, Dexter And Pickled Blood Oranges Have In Common? Find Out At NYC’s Louro Restaurant

Walking into Louro Restaurant feels like coming home. I immediately relax as I enter its laid-back West Village neighborhood, whose quiet parks and bookstores provide an oasis of serenity amongst the hustle and bustle of New York City. Louro’s unassuming […]

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Brooklyn Oenology Winery Brings Local Drink, Food And Art To NYC

What do you get when you mix local artwork, New York wines, small-batch whiskeys, innovative pairings, sustainable cuisine and a lineup of community-enhancing programs? Brooklyn Oenology, or B.O.E., New York City’s first urban winery. Located in Brooklyn’s creativity hub of […]

How This Brother And Sister Brought Their Malaysian Village To New York City

How This Brother And Sister Brought Their Malaysian Village To New York City

When people think of street food, typically images of locals who may or may not have washed their hands churning out cheap, fly-covered meals comes to mind. In New York City in particular, many imagine simple pretzels, hot dogs resulting […]

Exploring Italy In NYC Through Regional Farmhouse Cooking

Exploring Italy In NYC Through Regional Farmhouse Cooking

Hell’s Kitchen may not be Manhattan’s quietest neighborhood; however, one venue offers the chance to transport yourself to authentic Italy. At Tavola, regional farmhouse cooking — mainly focusing on Puglia, Sicily and Rome — and a simple but high-quality wine menu […]

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Sommelier Certification: Getting To Know American Wine Through Oregon, Washington And New York

“Did you know that every state in the US makes wine?” Today’s instructor for the sommelier certification course through Sommelier Society of America course in New York City is Tad Drouet, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of […]

Quirky Made-From-Scratch Ice Cream In Brooklyn (Chorizo Caramel Swirl, Anyone?)

Quirky Made-From-Scratch Ice Cream In Brooklyn (Chorizo Caramel Swirl, Anyone?)

The first thing that will jump out at you when visiting Brooklyn’s OddFellows Ice Cream Co. website is their array of quirky flavors. It isn’t everyday you see flavors like Tobacco Leaf Smoked Chili Huckleberry; Beet Pistachio Honey Goat Cheese; […]

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Sommelier Certification: Notes On Deductive Tasting During An Exam

“Blind tasting is not easy,” says Stephanie Frederick, our Sommelier Society of America instructor for today’s deductive wine tasting class. “Today there are New World producers making Old World styles and vice versa. It can be hard to figure out […]