Author Archives: Robert Simonson

Return of the Campbell, an Ornate Grand Central Bar

Source: NY Times Food

After months of restoration, the former office of a railroad magnate is reopening with three bars, reservations and a more relaxed feel.

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The Absolute Best Daiquiris in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Bartenders will tell you a daiquiri is a good way to judge whether a cocktail bar has mastered the fundamentals. Perfectly balancing the spirituous (rum), sweet (sugar), and acidic (lime) elements of this classic cocktail is not easy; and so, while many of the daiquiris being served at the best …

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First Glance at the New Bar in the Old Four Seasons Space

Source: NY Times Food

The Bar, as it will be called when it opens this spring, will retain a midcentury spirit in design and drinks.

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The Absolute Best Negroni in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

People think the Negroni is an idiotproof cocktail. They’ll argue that the drink — a simple construct, usually made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari — is good everywhere you go, because it’s roughly the same everywhere you go, and impossible to fuck up. Nonsense. While it’s rare …

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The Absolute Best Negroni in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

People think the Negroni is an idiotproof cocktail. They’ll argue that the drink — a simple construct, usually made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari — is good everywhere you go, because it’s roughly the same everywhere you go, and impossible to fuck up. Nonsense. While it’s rare …

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