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Jim Meehan's Tips for Developing New Cocktails

Jim Meehan opened <b>PDT</b>—the secret/famous cocktail lounge accessed through a phone booth in the East Village's Crif Dogs—in 2007. Since then, we've loved his drinks and his work on Food & Wine's annual cocktail guide. His <i>PDT Cocktail Book</i> is one of our home bar essentials. Meehan is schooled in …

5 Issues Craft Beer Drinkers Should Be Talking About

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>It's been an exciting few years for craft beer. At the end of last year, according to the Brewers Association, the U.S. brewery count passed 2,700 and there are more than 1,700 in planning. In 2012, craft beer in the …

Ask A Bartender: What's One Cocktail You're Really Proud Of?

Many of the best bartenders are constantly designing new drinks, revisiting old ones, and revamping the bar's menu. But every once in a while, there's a concoction that feels truly exciting. We asked our bartender crew about their best ideas in drinks and the cocktails they're truly proud of.<p>Here's …

What's Your Favorite Manhattan Variation?

Some drinks just seem to invite variation—maybe it's because the cocktail has a simple formula, and each element has a number of possible substitutes. Or maybe it's because the name (and a drink or three) just gets the creative juices flowing. The Manhattan is one of these drinks.<p>It's not that the …

Which is the Best Beer City?

If you like beer, pretty much every city is getting to be a better place to live as more and more breweries start making and serving the fresh stuff. But some places really stand out as beer meccas, offering great local breweries and beer-focused events, good stuff on tap and beer-friendly …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beer to Drink With Pizza

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Pizza makes us happy, and beer makes us happy, and the two together make us really, really happy. But in case you have a few choices in the fridge (or you're ordering on a menu or stocking up at a bottle shop), some …

How to Order Cider in a Restaurant or Bar

A few years back, ordering a glass of cider was simple. All you needed to do was belly up to the bar and say "I'll have a cider." and the bartender would pour you a pint of whatever was available: Woodchuck, Hardcore, Ace, or even Original Sin. Back then, ordering cider by name wasn't necessary; …

Don Lee Does More Than Just Seventies Cocktails at Golden Cadillac in NYC

The priorities of 1970s bartenders were, at least by contemporary standards, pretty problematic. Either goosed by too much sweetener or buffeted by heavy-handed pours of shelf-stable fruit juice, drinks that came out of that decade—like the Harvey Wallbanger and Hot Buttery Nipple (it's cloying …

A Beginner's Guide to Belgian Beer Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>How can you not love a country known for its love of waffles, chocolate, French fries, and beer? Belgium is my version of Guns 'n' Roses' Paradise City, where the grass is green and the beers are plenty.<p>And not only are …

2017 NBA Standings - InsideHoops.com

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Browns to change their uniforms in 2015, but what can they do?

The Cleveland Browns are going to make the color brown "cutting edge." Really.<p>The Cleveland Browns are going to undergo a change in uniform ... in the future. Team president Alec Scheiner gave the news on Tuesday, saying that the Browns were going to roll out new uniforms before the 2015 NFL Draft. …

Colin Kaepernick will get $20M deal whether 49ers pay now or later

Colin Kaepernick wants to be paid like a top-five QB, and the numbers back him up. The Niners' two options? Pay up before the 2014 season -- or risk …

Browns release WR Davone Bess, per report

Cleveland has parted ways with Bess, a disappointment in 2013 as a slot receiver and return man.<p>The Cleveland Browns have released wide receiver Davone Bess, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>Our latest mock draft Will the Falcons pull off the biggest blockbuster trade of the draft to snag Jadeveon …