NYC hotel bars
- Have out-of-town guests arriving in NYC for the holidays? Be sure to steer them to these swanky new New York hotel bars.
- LeNell Smothers, who writes for Slashfood as "LeNellItAll," shares her easy "Spa Mix" recipe to make any drink as cool as a cucumber.
- Harlem speakeasy 67 Orange Street is hosting a Partida cocktail tasting from 7:30 to 9pm on Tuesday, Nov. 17. 2082 Frederick Douglas Blvd., 212-662-2030
- Pernod Absinthe is holding an art contest, "Creator Of," asking for submissions of paintings, illustrations, photography, video, and digital/animation featuring the date "1805," the year Pernod was born. The first-place winner will receive $1,805; second and third prizes are $500 and $250, respectively. Deadline is Jan. 31.