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Distrust and Verify If you’re buying a restaurant business, somewhere between plunge-taking and handshaking you may hear a desperate emotional cry for validation known as “the asking price.” It is sometimes followed by an absurd claim called “cash flow.” Zaniness like this may be tossed around… Read More >

OK, But What’s a Negroni? Good question! (Hear that, cocktail snobs?) A Negroni is a classic cocktail most often served over ice as an aperitif, made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, and garnished with orange. Don’t feel embarrassed if you haven’t heard… Read More >

The Cuisipro Pocket Grater Twenty years ago, if you wanted to turn food into teensy even pieces you could chop it with a knife, shred it with a grater, pulverize it in a mortar or a food processor, skin it with a vegetable peeler, or… Read More >

The Duralex Picardie Tumbler In retrospect, you were probably a little in love with the whole Picardie family. They were cheerful and noisy and seemed to be everywhere—delivering orange juice to schoolchildren, lined three-deep at the bar, steaming with espresso in the coffee shop. Then… Read More >

Chill a Mountain of Beer in Minutes, the Bartender’s Way One summer at the peak of wedding season, a bartender friend showed us his super-slick technique for reducing a tower of cased beer to a huddled mass of near-frozen bottles. The sun had a cruel… Read More >

iSi Delivers a Royal Whipping From Vienna, Austria, the very capital of whipped cream, comes the noble line of food and drink-whipping equipment known as iSi. It’s pronounced “ee-see,” like the French word for “here.” And they do assert themselves, especially in a group. The… Read More >

Cheers to the 2014 Holiday Season and a Gift for Everyone on Your List For the craft beer lovers, cocktail aficionados, wine connoisseurs, and everyone in between, we present the all-things-liquid gift guide to cover nearly anyone on your list. We even tossed in a… Read More >

Freshen Up Your Home or Business With Brightly Colored, Industrial Metal Bar Stools from AAF Prepare for holiday company or dress up your home or business for a fresh new look in 2014 with bar stools from All About Furniture (AAF). Available in blue, green,… Read More >