From Dry January to Sober October, this has been the Year of the Mocktail. For lots of reasons, lots of people are opting for refreshing and celebratory non-alcoholic beverages in lieu of wine, champagne and spirits right now. If you’re among them, or if you’re hosting a holiday party or family gathering where a range of drinks is necessary, you’re in luck. The number of canned and bottled non-alcoholic premade cocktails and mocktail recipes is exponentially higher than in pre-COVID days. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 10 healthy, easy and convenient mocktail drinks perfect to serve to celebrate the 2021 holidays.
You may have read about the cat cafés that originated in Japan. Where people who don’t have a feline friend can pay a cover charge, have a snack and something to drink, and watch and perhaps even have some playtime with a new furry friend. But what about those who want to share a nice meal out of the house with their darling dog? Fear not – it’s not just the cat parents who get to have a night out with their little fluffy friends. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has uncovered 10 of the best chic cafes and restaurants in New York, DC and other cities around the world to visit right now that are designed just for the enjoyment of dogs and their pet parents (and friends).
Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 7 outdoor dance venues and events in New York City you’ll love experiencing in the NYC fall of 2021, including liberating and energizing sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Even during the darkest days of the Great Lockdown, many restauranteurs in New York City were not just sitting around moping. Some pivoted to new business models. And others? Why, they opened new eateries. You have to give it up for anyone brave enough to start something new in the midst of a global pandemic. Extra points if the new venture actually turns out to be best-of-breed. So, what are the new restaurants in the NYC Class of 2021 at the top of our must visit list? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 8 new eateries you have to try the next time you visit New York City.
What are the best new canned cocktail beverages to try this summer? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best new canned cocktails of Summer 2021, including hard ciders and spiked seltzers.