Showing posts from February, 2016

Preview: Edible's Good Spirits

We've got the ~spirit~, let's hear it!

This week, Veritasty is heading over to Edible Manhattan's Good Spirits event for some cleverly crafted cocktails and carefully curated comestibles.  We've got the inside scoop, and it sounds like some of our favorites will have a showing like Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Bustan NYC, Neuman's Kitchen, and ROYCE' Chocolate! Judging by the balance of distilleries, breweries, and non-alcoholic beverage-makers, I'm definitely looking forward to some chic and sophisticated mixed drinks, and certainly pairing them with sweet and savory treats from cool restaurants from around the city.
Who:      Edible Manhattan (    7th Annual Good Spirits
Where:   La.venue, 608 West 28th Street, New York, NY
When:   Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.Tickets cost $65 per person and can be purchased at! Check out the list of liquids and solids (we're talking food a…


Who does Veritasty vividly and vehemently vouch for on Valentine's Day?  Vitae!

After a long struggle to find places to eat in Midtown, we've hit on one that combines impeccable customer service and delicious food, for a really decent price.  Vitae, on 46th Street and 5th Avenue, looks pretty unassuming from the outside.  Once you step inside - past the cute entrance with a wall lined with fragrant apples - it looks a little Art Deco-ish with banquettes and geometric light fixtures.  The dining room beyond the bar/banquette area is dimly lit, mostly from the tea lights on the tables, and cavernous: there's a staircase leading to a small mezzanine level dining room too. That's where our hostess brought us, to a private table in a corner overlooking the first floor.  We were in for quite a treat, and the first indication was the personalized menus she handed us that read "Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Jagendorf"!  Okay, so that was a little preemptive, but …

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

When we heard the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival's 10th Anniversary Tour was rolling into town, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a belly full of beer, bourbon, and barbecue.  This weekend at The Tunnel, a really cool industrial-looking venue on the West Side, we certainly feasted on some familiar favorites when it comes to beer, strong spirits, and bacon-y barbecue.  The early session of the day was mainly focused on bacon, whereas the later session had more of a focus on the whole hog (as demonstrated by the whole hog pulled pork demo at the Porkus Maximus stand).  I thought the whole event was really well-organized and carefully thought-out, from the glass cups that you carried from table to table to reduce waste of a billion plastic cups to the frequent water stations and buckets for rinsing residual booze from said cups.

The Tunnel is shaped very much like it sounds, a long cavernous hallway running the length of an avenue.  On either side, there were plenty …