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DIY Bloody Mary Bars in NYC

Saxon & Parole's DIY Bloody Mary Bar

Like the drink itself, the history of the Bloody Mary is opaque. Was it created at Harry's NY in Paris and imported by the Astors to the St. Regis? Was it named for a girl in Chicago or for Queen Mary I, the traumatized Tudor (her dad, Henry VIII, dumped Roman Catholicism to dump her mom, deeming her a bastard) who avengingly burned some 300 protestants at the stake?

Wherever it came from, it’s back and it’s here to stay. Forever in a popularity contest with the mimosa, the Bloody Mary is emerging as brunch’s favorite drink. “It’s part of the green market movement,” says Ryan Mills Knapp, beverage director at Colicchio and Sons. “It’s like an alcoholic salad for breakfast.” And nothing goes better with a salad than a bar, the DIY kind. Bloody Mary Bars are popping up all over town, offering everyone the chance to be bartender, without the inconvenience of pesky customers.

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I ♥ NY: Ingredients and Recipes by chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara

IheartNYcookbookLove food and love New York road trips? Your greatest inspiration yet hits bookstores nationwide Tuesday.

I ♥ NY: Ingredients and Recipes by chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad, is a 511-page ode to more than 50 local ingredients (from apples to scallops to walnuts) and their respective producers, all within easy driving distance from New York City. It’s part cookbook, too (completely doable). Pick a recipe, grab a map and fill your reusable shopping bag.

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NYC Bars for Fans of Non-NY MLB Teams

FANtasticGiven the number of games (ten times as many) baseball doesn’t draw regular season crowds like football. But that doesn’t mean you gotta sit alone on your couch in your jersey to root for your favorite team, even if that team resides outside the five boroughs. If you’re looking for your kind, a good rule of thumb is to check out your usual NFL (or even NCAA) spot because often the affiliation is based on owner homesickness. Otherwise, check out the list below and be thankful you live in a city unafraid of opposing cheers, though we do not recommend, say, parading into Stan’s (836 River Ave., Bronx) in anything but pinstripes. Ditto for orange and blue (and black) at McFadden’s (36-2 126th Street, Flushing).

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion and Interior Design

A few years ago Philippe Starck made a splash by collaborating with Italian cashmere company Ballantyne, just as Missoni started building hotels and Zac Posen designed interiors for the 16w21 condos. After decades of determined separation, interior and fashion designers are playing nicely together—or at least sharing the same playground.

According to some, this trend is a throwback to the past. “In the 18th century, fashion fabrics and decorative fabrics were very similar,” says Patrick Lelievre, chairman of the Parisian textile house Lelievre, which has successfully partnered with Rochas, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel and most recently Jean-Paul Gaultier in a merger of the two mediums.  

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