I spent part of the last week in Cape Cod with family, relaxing in the sun, wandering the streets of sleepy beach towns, and eating my fair share of lobster. In my mind, summer nights on the Cape mean relaxing with a cold beer by the water. I did just that, except for my final night, when we made the trek from Hyannis to Wellfleet, close to the tip of the Cape.
While spending the day melting away at the beach, (more…)
The NoMad Hotel is located on a swath of Broadway in a part of town now being conveniently referred to as “NoMad” (North of Madison Square Park). Surrounding the hotel are dollar stores, “wholesale” luggage shops, and vacant lots under construction. But upon entering the NoMad Hotel, you quickly slip away into a completely different world of refinement, elegance, and rich, rich mahogany.
On this hot, bright summer’s evening, (more…)
I spent the long Independence Day weekend with my family in Boca Raton, Florida. It was nice to get away from New York for a few days, especially now that the heat and “swelter factor” has kicked up a notch. Unfortunately for me, the heat was even more oppressive down in Boca, and midday thunderstorms were the norm. As we all know, the best way to handle such unbearable heat is with a cold drink or two, so I spent my days at the pool relaxing with a few beers, and often had a few heavier drinks with dinner.
One such dinner was at a new restaurant in downtown Boca Raton (more…)
When in the South, you must do as Southerners do. So, when visiting my hometown of Atlanta last week, I couldn’t help but indulge in some good ole’ southern barbecue with some good ole’ friends. My friends took me to D.B.A., a BBQ joint in the heart of the Virginia Highland neighborhood in Atlanta. Virginia Highland is a unique mix of colorful houses, eclectic shops, and fantastic bars and restaurants that truly has its own individual neighborhood personality within the usually uniform city of Atlanta.
We happened upon D.B.A. and luckily found (more…)
Amsterdam is a city filled with history, and is known as a place that has experienced vast riches and great poverty in the past centuries. But throughout the highs and lows of this city’s history, one thing has stayed constant: it is a city that loves a good drink. From well before the creation of some of the biggest beer brands in the world, Amsterdam and its many brown cafes has much to offer for a traveler looking to quell their thirst.
After spending the first two nights downing more than my fair share of Amstels and Heinekens, I spent the next evening (more…)
Copenhagen is very much a beer town, and always has been. Since the days of the Vikings drinking mead to the beginnings of Carlsberg in 1847, beer has very much been a part of Copenhagen culture. Not to be deterred, I was determined to find a cocktail-focused bar somewhere in the city. In addition to beer, many watering holes I visited had a wide selection of wines from throughout Europe, but I was hard-pressed to find a bar dedicated to crafting delicious cocktails.
On the last night of my visit, (more…)
My name is Dan. I live, work, and play in New York City, but I’m on a mission to try 50 drinks around the world this year. Luckily, good food, interesting people, new adventures, and the general excitement of travel come along with that. Now, see what I’ve been drinking…