New York City's Most Festive, Over-The-Top Holiday Pop-Ups

It's the most wonderful time of the year and there are few places better to take it all in than New York City! Aside from shopping at Christmas markets, ice skating, admiring the Rockefeller tree, seeing the Rockettes, strolling by glowing storefronts and other Big Apple traditions, this city gets extra lit thanks to outrageously festive holiday pop-ups that completely transform favorite hot spots into whole new worlds filled with more spirit than you could ever wish for.

All-Female Bartending Competition Speed Rack Is Back For Its Eighth US Season

The eighth US season of Speed Rack is back and stronger than ever with 25 of New York City's fiercest female bartenders kicking off the competition this Sunday, Nov. 18th at Melrose Ballroom. For those that don't know, Speed Rack is a nationwide competition that was specifically designed to showcase the talent of up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry, along with giving back to individuals who have been affected by breast cancer.

Love bubbly? Visit this sparkling wine region instead of Champagne

Franciacorta, located in the Northern part of the country, is best known for its namesake sparkling wine, Franciacorta. This sparkling wine is handcrafted in the “metodo classico,” or traditional method of re-fermentation and aging in one bottle, the same method used in that other sparkling wine destination, Champagne. That said, Franciacorta is held to even stricter standards than the bubbly there.

Extend Summer With NYLO New York City's Secret Beach Pop-Up

Summer is coming to a close and if you're regretting not taking one last beach trip, don't fret. The Upper West Side's NYLO New York City Hotel is extending summer straight in to the fall season with its newest pop-up bar on the 16th-floor terrace called 'Secret Beach.' As a part of Arthouse @ NYLO's ongoing art and culture programming, the terrace has been completely transformed into a secluded, beach getaway with picture-perfect views of the Upper West Side skyline.

Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month In Kentucky, The Birthplace Of Bourbon

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and no place is more appropriate to celebrate this liquor than in Kentucky, the birthplace of American Bourbon. Kentucky is home to 14 signature distilleries, 13 craft distilleries and 44 Louisville bars and restaurants that pride themselves on both their bourbon expertise and bourbon-centric offerings which include bourbon-infused dishes, craft cocktails and flights.

20 Cocktails to Celebrate National Bourbon Month in New York City

Whether or not you make a pilgrimage to Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon this Sept., you can still celebrate America’s only native spirit right in New York City. In case you’re unfamiliar with what Bourbon is exactly, this liquor must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, aged in charred new oak barrels, stored at no more than 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof. Otherwise, it’s not bourbon.

15 Best Places To Taste The Saskatoon Culinary Scene

Haven’t heard of Saskatoon? Most people haven’t. Located about 300 miles north of Montana, it’s quickly rising in popularity thanks to landing the number 18 spot on the New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. In addition to the opening of the Remai Modern, the recently opened modern museum that’s put this obscure Canadian destination on the art map thanks to its impressive Picasso linocut collection, Saskatoon has a burgeoning culinary and craft drink scene.

25 Top Distilleries to Try in California

California is an incredible state known for its sunshine, sandy beaches, incredible scenery, wine country and so much more. One of the often overlooked ways of traveling the Golden State? Through the exploration of its flourishing spirits scene! From an innovative distillery using cutting edge technology to produce unparalleled rums and whiskey to a distillery that incorporates San Francisco fog into its vodka, the opportunities to imbibe are endless.

25 Foodie Favorites in the Sonoran Desert

From wind-shaped caves and saguaro cacti to rocky canyons and incredible sunsets, Mesa, Arizona is known for its stunning desert landscape. What some might not be aware of, is how big its food scene is. With a bounty of locally sourced ingredients from nutrient-rich farm lands and an endless array of talented chefs pushing the boundaries of seasonal cuisine, this region serves as a culinary gateway to both Phoenix and Scottsdale, as well as the surrounding farms and agritourism attractions.
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