Canned Cocktails From Oregon

Most canned cocktails are not for me. But the line of carbonated ones now sold nationally by Rogue Ales & Spirits in Newport, Ore., are an exception. They’re blissfully straightforward mixtures of very few ingredients, plus sparkling water. The spirits are Rogue’s own Bayfront Vodka and Farmhouse Gin. The Ginger Lime Vodka Mule and the…

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Biryanis With Something Extra

Until Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo decides that it’s safe enough for New York City’s restaurants to start indoor table service, many have pivoted to offer food for take out and sometimes delivery. And at Rahi in the West Village and Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens, a bonus comes with the Lucknow biryani…

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Cocktails Beyond the Margarita, Mojito and Pisco Sour

Ivy Mix, an owner of Leyenda, a bar in Brooklyn, has put the focus on tequila, rum and pisco in her useful new book, “Spirits of Latin America.” Agave, sugar cane and grapes: Each one has its own chapter, giving the history, production methods and cultural influences of tequila (and mezcal), rum (and cachaça) and…

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Outdoor Voices’ Popular Leggings Are Up to 50 Percent Off Right Now

Outdoor Voices Outdoor Voices is here to cure all of your post-holiday blues. Right now, the retailer is offering up to 50 percent off items in its OV extra sale section. Whether you’re in the market for a cozy fleece or another pair of sweatpants (because these days you can never have too many), this…

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Questlove Hosts a Virtual Dinner Party

The cookbook “Mixtape Potluck” by Questlove, the musician and activist, was published last fall. Now Questlove is turning it into a one-hour Food Network special and fund-raiser to be broadcast on Thursday, with celebrity participants like Olivia Wilde, George Lopez, Tiffany Haddish and others cooking, eating and drinking at a virtual dinner party. It benefits…

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5 Genius Tricks for Mastering Your WFH Style

Fornasetti, Samsung, Bottega Veneta The world may feel like it’s stuck in a place of uncertainty, but one thing is for sure: A lot of us are going to be working from home for some time. If your reimagined work week sometimes is turning into a daily style struggle, there are few simple tricks that…

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Frozen Burek, Ready to Heat

Alida Malushi, a pastry chef who was born in Kosovo to an Albanian family, came to New York in 1991. With her niece, Ariana, she established Balkan Bites, making and selling her family’s burek, the filled pastries that are widely enjoyed throughout the Balkans, in Turkey and parts of the Middle East. Though she is…

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New Site Aggregates Food News

A free weekly online compendium of food news, DigestThis.news, started publishing last week. It’s an offshoot of Amazing Ribs, a website that’s about all things barbecue. David Joachim, a cookbook author who also writes for Amazing Ribs, is at the helm. The site covers topics like restaurants, health, regulations, science, cooking, new books and more…

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Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Quarantinis. Zoom happy hours. Easy front-door liquor delivery. The boredom of staying home and the intense anxiety produced by the pandemic have given rise to Twitter jokes about drinking before noon as alcohol sales have spiked. But addiction experts say they are worried it could also trigger more serious drinking problems and even create new…

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Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok ‘Cults’

The image has become nearly ubiquitous on TikTok, as tens of thousands of users have changed their avatars to show their loyalty to its subject: Melissa Ong, the 27-year-old “mother hen” of the platform’s largest and most powerful “cult,” the Step Chickens. Cults on TikTok aren’t the ideological ones most people are familiar with. Instead,…

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