What does the bar by which we judge all other bars look like today? In “Deep Dive,” we send writers back to their college haunts to find out what treasures they still hold. Up now: Kara Newman on Albany’s Palais Royale.
The ocean is nowhere in sight, but that hasn’t stopped Pittsburgh from developing one of the deepest—and quirkiest—tiki cultures in the country. Kara Newman takes a look inside Steel City’s unexpected tiki scene.
What is it about the Last Word—that equal-parts cocktail driven by gin and green Chartreuse—that has spawned such adoration from bartenders? Kara Newman on the pre-Prohibition-era drink’s revival, and the countless riffs it’s inspired.
Once a bitter outlier in the tiki canon, the Jungle Bird’s growing popularity has given rise to a whole new catalogue of riffs on the original. Kara Newman on the appeal of the drink among bartenders and what Jungle Bird 2.0 looks like.
The infamous Seder sidekick, Manischewitz—aka “Mani”—is finding a new audience amongst bartenders for its surprising versatility in drinks. Kara Newman on how the wine everyone loves to hate is finding a new lease on life and the cocktails that prove it.