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You know what is hot these days, but also icy cold? Tiki. Since the country's first Tiki bar—Don the Beachcomber, opened in the 1930s, which served up rum-based drinks with fruits and syrups—Tiki has come a long way, especially the last couple of years in New York. Bartenders are no longer concocting drinks that remind you of Tiki in the 90s, i.e., too sweet, cheap, and not that delicious. Instead, an increasing number of bars in Brooklyn...
Even at 8pm on a Wednesday, it seems we just can’t get away from brunch—the subject of the Village Voice’s newest tasting event. Over 1000 revelers (so, scarcely larger than your average brunch crowd) gathered en masse for alcohol and eggs on the Hangar Deck of the Intrepid, forming winding lines around a Grumman TBM Avenger for bowls of five spiced mahi mahi benedict, and sipping mimosas by the compact wings of a Douglas...
You know what's better than dessert? Free dessert. You know what's better than free dessert? Secret free dessert. And tonight at Butter & Scotch--the ingenious bakery-plus-bar in Crown Heights that opened in January—there will be some sweet, free goodness for the taking, as long as you're in the know. Ask for the off-the-menu "pie cookie" and you'll get a piece of homemade crust, baked off from their leftover pie stock, and seasoned into a mouth-watering...
When you’re far away from you grew up, getting the occasional taste of your roots isn’t just comforting, it’s a must. And with the weather having finally reached optimal (aka scorching hot and humid) summer temperatures, it would be no surprise if all Brooklyn-based Miamians were craving one thing in specific: a slice of Key lime pie. After all, key limes are the pink flamingos of Florida food—an integral and nationally recognizable part of our culture. And while maybe...

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