Though the Lone Star state’s public persona can be somewhat rough around the edges, the hills of central Texas are home to a growing number of farms producing one of the most relaxing and gorgeous plants on the planet—lavender.
At The Inn at Dos Brisas, a luxurious getaway situated ... More
With craft cocktails slowly taking over the world, there may actually be some acceptable reasons to boycott green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. At Stoke, a soulful, seasonal outpost in Charlotte, North Carolina, Manager of Drink DiSean Burns revamped the cocktail menu just in time to offer something a ... More
This drink is on the menu at the world’s best bar—seriously
To label the quality of a bar is highly subjective. At the best places, there’s an ineffable vibration spurring the night along, allowing drinkers to surrender to their cocktails, but whenever I encounter that phenomenon, I wonder if it’s not simply my own life circumstances creating the perfect storm.
With everybody glued to their cell phones, it can sometimes feel like technology has officially taken over. But still, it’s not every day that you actually encounter the kind of futuristic advances imagined by shows like The Jetsons, where they had a flying car and a maid as a ... More
In your typical daydream about escaping to a Caribbean oasis, you may not think much about the details. But if you were to fill in the blanks, your fantasy might end up looking something like this: You’re on the isolated island of Jumby Bay, a short boat ride away ... More
There’s no one right way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some simply write it off as a Hallmark holiday and ignore it completely. Others may be planning a “Galentine’s” bash to fête their single ladyhood, and still others may plan on sneaking a bottle of wine into Fifty Shades Darker.
While being ... More
On Super Bowl weekend, this cocktail from Riel in Houston definitely beats (or beets) beer
The Super Bowl may seem like the most American thing you could possibly do in Houston this weekend, but if you really think about it, paying a visit to Ryan Lachaine’s Riel could rival the big game. The newly-opened restaurant in the city’s Montrose neighborhood brings the concept of ... More
For most of the country, winter doesn’t evoke images of rooftop bars. In San Diego, however, it’s a non-issue. Atop the 14th floor of the Courtyard San Diego hotel in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Nolen is a modern speakeasy made for taking in beautiful city views and seasonal ... More
Curious about cachaça? Try it at a Portland saloon
To Americans, a hot cocktail might mean apple cider spiked with rum or a toddy with bourbon or scotch. In Brazil, however, cachaça reigns supreme in pretty much every style of cocktail. The popular spirit is a bit elusive here in the States—it hasn’t reached the kind of widespread fame ... More
Mixed tableside in a cloud of fog, this is a cocktail you can’t miss
Inside Baptiste and Bottle, Chef Richard Sandoval’s newest project high on the 20th floor of the Windy City’s Conrad hotel, you might be safe from Chicago’s notoriously harsh winter weather, but order this cocktail and you’re likely to be engulfed in a cloud of fog. To add some showmanship ... More