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When it comes to Italian food in New York, pizza dominates the conversation. And while we are a pizza town at heart, the pasta here has also long been indisputably the best outside of Italy—and decades of Italian New Yorkers crafting homemade red sauce classics, combined with chefs’ never-ending need for innovation, leaves us with the most delicious and diverse pasta options we’ve ever seen.
My latest Thrillist article details the the best pasta dishes in New York City—from a bucket list-worthy lasagna better than your mom’s to a chicken liver signature from one of the city’s star chefs. Check out the full article here. Then mangia to your heart’s content.
It’s no secret that famous celebrity body parts are sometimes insured for millions of dollars—from superstar backsides to supermodel legs. But when a talented tongue gets a whopping $1.5 million insurance policy, it would be understandable for one to think Gene Simmons before Sebastian Michaelis.
My latest article for Eater introduces Michaelis—a tea sommelier and one of 10 master blenders for widely accessible British tea brand Tetley, the powerhouse tea manufacturer headquartered in London and the second largest teabag brand worldwide—and details his unique job and prized palate. Read all about it here.
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While the weather outside might not be frightful just yet (what’s up, El Niño), it’s still the most wonderful time of the year. And there’s no better way to embrace the spirit of the season than with boozy holiday drinks. To help spread the joy, I tracked down some of best festive cocktails available now in New York City.
Check out my recent feature on Thrillist here highlighting the best drinks to get you into the holiday spirit at top watering holes including Anfora, Cafe Clover, Cedar Local, Clover Club, Evelyn Drinkery, Gotham Bar and Grill, Hecho En Dumbo, Maharlika, Mr. Jones, Park Avenue Winter, Piora, Spritzenhaus 33, Wallflower, and White Oak Tavern. Cheers!
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