My Brewed Awakening

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In the beginning, I took a dive. Rather, I took to dives, spending my early twenties wrapped in the stiff embrace of cheap gin and tonics served by bartenders with one foot in the grave, the other itching to kick misbehaving boozers in the can. Though I’d like to recall this era otherwise, the fact [&hellip
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More Than Just Chicken Soup

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Keep strength and sanity with winter warmers from around the world We’re in full-on defensive mode. Winter has finally rolled into town, and it’s brought with it the cold, the wind, the rain and the (inevitable) snow. Every one of your officemates has come down with a particularly Victorian strain of typhus, and your Uncle [&hellip
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The Pan American Contradiction

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A restaurant for the vegan meat-eater locavore globehopper in all of us By Regan Hofmann In the ever-shifting neighborhood creep of Downtown, it seems nothing is what it’s supposed to be anymore. Little Italy has become Chinatown, Nolita has become Soho and Soho has become Times Square. Walking from block to block you’re not quite [&hellip
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Super Market Sweep

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Win the holiday wars and stay well fed at the New Amsterdam Market By Regan Hofmann With the advent of December comes the fall of the farmers markets that dotted the summer city landscape and the rise of a thousand holiday markets, like mushrooms on rotting trees, in their stead. Obscenely ripe peaches are replaced [&hellip
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Keeping Warm with Napa Valley Cabernets

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By Josh Perilo The air has finally become crisp and blustery. The leaves have all but been completely shed from the trees in Central Park. New York City’s requisite two weeks of fall weather have come and gone and we are hurtling, full speed, into winter’s icy clutch. This only means one thing as far [&hellip
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A Wine to Complement Any Thanksgiving Meal

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By Josh Perilo I shook my head as I walked down the “seasonal” aisle of our local CVS. Natali sighed heavily, knowing I was about to sound off about something insignificant again. She  was right. “I mean, really?! Christmas already?” I huffed. “Halloween was yesterday.” The shelves that had only 24 hours ago held hundreds of [&hellip
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Where to eat out on Thanksgiving

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By Kristina Diggins-Reisinger Imagine your typical stressed Thanksgiving day preparations: A frazzled mother who clatters around the kitchen; dozens of dishes, from turkey to yams, that must be cooked to perfection or your Uncle Ned will grumble; and you sporting a splattered apron, your hair frizzy and your face red. Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be [&hellip
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