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9 simple and classic cocktails every adult should know how to make

Having a few good cocktail recipes in your back pocket is arguably the best accessory you can carry.<p>But overstocking your home bar and trying to learn a bunch of drinks all at once isn't a good idea. Start with one recipe, make it a few times, and then move on to another drink that uses similar …

Cocktails

Danny Meyer Says Tipping Is a Hoax That Fosters Inequality

Tipping is an institution firmly embedded in American culture, but it’s one that many argue is terribly out of date — and no one has done more to oust it than Shake Shack founder and restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer.<p>In October 2015, Meyer made the bombshell announcement that he was …

5 restaurant chains that will dominate in 2017

However, some restaurant chains are still expected to shine.<p>Every year at the annual retail-centric ICR Conference, which is taking place this week in Orlando, Florida, sell-side equity research analysts make bets on which restaurant stocks will soar in the new year. Analysts pick just one of the …

Going to the pub is officially good for you, according to Oxford University researchers

It turns out that going to the pub might actually be good for you—and no, it's not because red wine boosts this or that aspect of your health.<p>Oxford …

Oxford University

Demand for home brewing courses is booming in London

The company told Business Insider that 459 people took courses at its site in Bermondsey, South London, last year, compared to 326 people in 2015.<p>UBREW, which launched its first site in London in mid-2015, lets people use its equipment to make their own beer and provides top quality ingredients and …

Higher Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Hurt Restaurant Jobs Growth After A Year

Someone I know had posted a link about a fast food CEO who said that higher business growth followed minimum wage hikes in California. According to KQED, Bill Phelps, chief executive of Wetzel’s Pretzels, which has more than 100 outlets in the state, was “shocked” when business rose after a wage …

Have you been drinking wines before their time?

Staring at the vintage chart in the February issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine, my eyes began to blur. Red, purple, green, orange and blue squares merged into a vinous Rorschach test challenging me on which vintages to hold, drink or pour down the drain, with point scores showing the relative …

Alcohol tracking gadget monitors how drunk you are on a night out

Do you want another drink?” a friend asks at the bar.<p>“Hang on a minute, let me just check my blood alcohol level (BAL) tracker,” comes the reply.<p>Similar conversations could soon be happening at pubs everywhere thanks to a prototype gadget hoping to “revolutionise” alcohol consumption.<p>Proof is a …

The Weird Reason Restaurants Don't Like To Take Reservations For Small Parties

Learning restaurant etiquette is quite mundane, but essential if you like to dine out. There are just some things about fine dining and the food …

Hospitality

18 Bars In Glasgow You Need To Visit

The *real* drinking capital of Scotland.

Alcohol

Shake Shack Founder Explains Tipping's Racist Origins

Tipping has some racist roots that still affect restaurant servers today, restaurateur Danny Meyer says.<p>The standard of tipping restaurant servers is rooted in America’s history of slavery, and that ugly past is still hurting employees today, Shake Shack’s founder explained on a podcast this …

Watch: Does a Cocktail in a Lightbulb Taste Better?

Ramen and cocktails are the stars of the menu at ROKC, a bar in West Harlem that's garnering attention for its exciting bar menu. Drinks are served in everything from lightbulbs to clam shells, and feature interesting touches like burning palo santo, frozen bell peppers, and lots and lots of …

Some restaurants hike up price of cheap wine by more than four times its real value

Some restaurant chains are hiking the price of cheap plonk by more than four times its real value.<p>Faced with an array of choice when ordering, most …

Wine

Alcohol-sensing wearable wants to tell you how drunk you are

LAS VEGAS — "Dude, I got so drunk last night."<p>Now you'll actually have proof.<p>While the world of wearables has been getting a bit stale recently, …

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About SEO in 2017

In order to understand what will happen with search engine optimization (SEO) in 2017, let’s look at what has happened recently and how this …

Your lazy self can now order takeout by just yelling at Alexa

Amazon just took another step to make sure you never need anyone but Alexa again.<p>Amazon Restaurants, the tech giant's delivery service, just added …

Smart Homes

This gin wheel shows exactly which garnish to use in a gin and tonic

<b>Ever wondered whether to serve a gin with a chestnut skewer, cucumber tongue or sprig of rosemary?</b><p>Well, help is at hand in the form of this awesome …

Foundries

The art of choosing the perfect glass for your craft cocktails

Does a cocktail in any glass taste as sweet? According to experts in Los Angeles' thriving cocktail community the answer is, well, yeah.<p>That's not to say fancy glasses don't play a role at the bar.<p>"The first judgment is with the eyes," says Vincenzo Marianella, universally acknowledged as one of …

Mad Men

The 13 best restaurants in London to try in 2017

Back in August, the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017 published its ranking of the UK's 50 best restaurants.<p>While the top three places to check out in …

Gold List 2017: The best cocktail bars in the world

69 Colebrooke Row<p>With its unmarked side-street door, white-jacketed bartenders, jazz pianist and party vibe, this legendary spot is like tripping …

The 9 Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Memorize

1 of 10<p>Click through to learn these essential drinks...<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Manhattan<p>3 of 10<p>Martini<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Negroni<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Old …

Cocktails

The Champagne of Beers: How Bière Brut Is Redefining Bubbly

If beer doesn’t watch out, it’s going to turn itself into wine. Already, it’s assimilated wine’s bottles and corks, its grapes (Midas Touch, …

24 Hours in Hong Kong: What Every Twenty-Something Should Actually Do

Food, music, art, fashion, architecture, design: You name it, Hong Kong has it. It’s no wonder, therefore, that the Asian metropolis is one of the …

A military-themed restaurant chain with scantily-clad waitresses is ready to take over America

The military-themed sports bar and restaurant chain Bombshells is preparing to expand from four locations in Texas to up to 100 restaurants across the country in the next five years, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.<p>Bombshells' sales grew a whopping 10.5% in the fourth quarter, parent company …

Everything you need to know about beer, in one chart

There are dozens upon dozens of different styles of beer out there, from pale ales to stouts to bocks — and those are just a few.<p>Being that there are so many styles, and so many exceptions to the rules, it's incredibly difficult (not to mention time-consuming) to get to know them all, but knowing …

New Yorkers brave the cold to wait in long lines for a spot at East Village's Tim Ho Wan, the 'world's cheapest' Michelin-star restaurant that opened its first U.S. location

New Yorkers brave the cold to wait in long lines for a spot at East Village's Tim Ho Wan, the 'world's cheapest' Michelin-star restaurant that opened …

4 chill, local restaurants with alfresco settings

Ban Nam Kieng Din<p>Set amid sprawling greenery on the outskirts of Bangkok, this restaurant gives the impression you’re dining at a peaceful resort far …

Hand Over Your DNA, Receive Custom Beer Glass

Will all my beer lovers please stand up (and try this for me, I'm scared)<p>Are you one of those people that tastes every single beer offered at the bar …

Oak, time, recycled barrels: What makes a Scotch worth $25,000 may surprise you

David Stewart, The Balvenie’s master of malt, and the longest-serving master blender in the Scotch industry, claims that roughly 70% of whisky flavor comes from wood. Over the last half of a century, he has discovered, through trial and error, just how different types of oak containers can …