German Winemakers Are Hoping for a Revival With a Return to Drier Wines

In 1914, Delmonico’s—lower Manhattan’s oldest fine-dining restaurant—sold a 19-year-old dry white wine—specifically, a German Riesling—for 50% higher than Chateau Haut-Brion, a red Bordeaux. Nearby, Fraunces Tavern, which has been in operation since 1762, was selling another dry Riesling for the same price as Chateau Margaux. “I have an old Berry Brothers list,” says German specialist […]

Inside the ‘Ultimate High-Performance Luxury Lifestyle’ Experience at the New Equinox Hotel

The bed was crafted by Greeks. Credit Scandinavians for the duvet cover. The mattress comes with buzzwords including “charcoal,” “horsehair,” “coconut,” and “seaweed.” The bed I am looking at is displayed in a showcase room at a newly constructed luxury hotel along the Hudson River, the first ever by luxury fitness club operator Equinox. Equinox’s […]

This Street Is the Perfect Place to Soak Up the Spirit of San Juan

On Puerto Rico’s north shore, Old San Juan is known for its romantic charm, with historic cobblestoned streets, sorbet-colored buildings, and an ever-present easygoing vibe. But it’s also the most popular destination for cruise ships to disembark. To dive a little deeper into the island’s art and culture, head east to Santurce. The slightly less […]

Eat Oysters in New York City to Help Clean Up the City’s Waterways

Each week, Pete Malinowski’s team picks up thousands of pounds of discarded oyster shells from more than 70 New York City restaurants, including seafood favorites like Oceana and celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman’s JAMS in the 1 Hotel Central Park. The shells don’t exactly smell nice, and plenty of them still need to be properly cleaned. […]

Why the Best Thing to Pair With Oysters Is a Deeply Smoky Scotch

For Andrew O’Reilly, it was love at first dram. While studying wine in France (he’s now the wine director at New York City’s Oceana restaurant), O’Reilly decided to take his education in an unconventional direction by writing his dissertation not on Burgundies or bubbly, but on Scotch whisky maker Laphroaig. Seated at a bar in […]

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on Netflix, Social Media, and Opening a Restaurant

Antoni Porowski might be best known as one of the five friendly hosts on Netflix’s Queer Eye, the effervescent update to the reality program encouraging everyday people across the country to live their best lives. As the culinary expert of the quintet, Porowski has expanded his role as the cast chef and parlayed that into […]

One of Mexico City’s Hottest Restaurant Groups Fuses Mexican and Japanese Influences

Seats at the sushi bar of Misaki, newly opened in Los Cabos, look out from just high enough of an angle that the blond wood of the window frames only the ombr? of blues, from endless sea meeting clear blue sky. Looking down at the table, a sampler of tuna sashimi echoes the coastal ombr?–this […]