How To Celebrate Negroni Week In New York



To celebrate the fifth annual Negroni Week, participating bars will be seeing red through Sunday with this delectable Summer drink. Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari.Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. 

This year Negroni Week takes place from June 5-11, 2017, when once again, bar and restaurants will be mixing classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. Here is a list of our favorite spots to go to. Try one, try all it's for charity.

Grand Banks West St & N Moore St, New York, NY  - A celebrated oyster bar aboard the historic wooden schooner, Sherman Zwicker. Inspired by the floating "oyster barges" that lined Manhattan's waterfront in the 18th and 19th centuries, Grand Banks features sustainably harvested oysters, nautically inspired cocktails, and awe-inspiring views.

STK Meatpacking 26 Little W 12th St, New York, NY - STK artfully blends the modern, steakhouse and chic lounge into one - offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superb quality of a traditional steakhouse.

Momofuku Nishi 32 8th Ave, New York, NY - Momofuku Nishi (which means “west”) opened in January 2016 and is Momofuku’s first restaurant on the west side. Located in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, guests can choose from a la carte offerings for lunch or dinner. Nishi’s Bo Ssäm and Pok Pok x Nishi Fried Chicken meals meant for sharing are also available for dinner.

Try a #FroGroni

#FroGroni Created by Julie Reiner, and served at Clover Club (NYC) during Negroni Week (June 5 -11)

  • 0.75 oz. Campari
  • 2 oz. Bulldog Gin
  • 0.75 oz. Cinzano 1757 
  • 2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1.25 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 whole Strawberries 
  • Blend all ingredients (making sure tops of strawberries are cut off) with 1.5 cups of ice until smooth and pour into a tall glass. Garnish with a strawberry and orange twist.

Don’t forget to keep tabs on the Negroni Week action on Imbibe’s Instagram and Twitter feeds (@imbibe) and by following the #NegroniWeek hashtag. And, of course, be sure to mix yourself a Negroni!

For more information on where to drink go to Negroni Week. Cheers!

Why You Won't Mind Waiting Around Grand Central

One of our favorite spots is back in action, The Campbell, operated by The Gerber Group, the long-anticipated revival of the former Campbell Apartment, located in Grand Central Terminal. A New York City institution since its days as Jazz Age financier John William Campbell’s private office and reception hall, the space has been thoughtfully and meticulously restored in partnership with internationally renowned design firm Ingrao Inc.

0Maintaining the integrity of the property’s historic architecture while introducing contemporary design elements. Gerber Group has created a refined, yet approachable atmosphere that is complemented by a distinguished bar program and menu of elevated bar fare, making this the new place to go whether you're waiting for a train or meeting with a potential buyer.

Whether stopping by for a quick drink before catching a train, or making The Campbell a destination for a night of cocktails and great food, we are very confident that commuters, locals and tourists who visit Grand Central Terminal will be pleasantly surprised.
— Scott Gerber, Principal and CEO of Gerber Group

Hidden in plain sight, The Campbell is tucked in the southwest corner of Grand Central Terminal. Paying homage to the history of the space as a salon for entertaining in the truest form, Gerber Group has divided the venue into three principal areas that provide distinctive guest experiences:

The Campbell Bar, the timeless office featuring a stunning bar topped with green quartzite, custom brass sconces that illuminate the magnificent hand-painted ceiling, custom mohair and leather furnishings, and a mezzanine offering a look over the action below.

The Campbell Palm Court, an indoor lounge with Rattan bar stools and high top café tables surrounded by towering palm trees with a view into the main terminal; and The Campbell Terrace, a sweeping outdoor covered veranda complete with a full bar, where guests can enjoy the weather as well as the bustle of Midtown.

“As soon as you enter The Campbell, the sense of history is palpable,” said Randy Kemper of Ingrao. “We focused on restoring the space’s original features, while utilizing traditional materials and design features whenever possible. The end result is a breathtaking revitalization that brings the historic venue seamlessly into the 21st century while paying homage to its storied past.”

Located at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (Off 43rd St) The Cambell is open daily from 12:00 p.m. - 2 a.m. For reservations and information on private events, call 212-297-1781 or visit

Where To Eat And Drink This Earth Day

What day better than Earth Day to eat healthy and deliciously. With so many options in the city you can enjoy all of natures Earth's flavors while being clean and sustainable.

Here are our top places that will indulge your earthy, crunchy Earth Day whims. Don't worry if you'll still be able to eat meat, there's more to Earth Day than being a vegetarian.

Eco-Conscious Wine Maker Pairings (April 22)

Chef Vincent Chirico of West Village's Coarse supports sustainable agriculture in every aspect - from the produce he buys to the wine he selects. His eight to ten course, $79 spontaneous food and beverage tasting is all dependent on what he has in stock that day in order to eliminate food waste. With the meal, six to nine different beverage pairings are picked and poured by the chef himself, choosing only sustainable wines. On Earth Day he'll be highlighting California winemaker Preston Parker Wines for the beverage portion of the meal, a small production winery that only sources their grapes from sustainable vineyards. 

Wines are served alongside the chef's signature dishes like king oyster mushrooms atop potato puree, crispy sunchoke, a soft egg and white truffle or the king crab leg with chili, brown butter and microcelery.

Chef's No-Waste Tasting Menu (April 23)

This eco-conscious chef is going off the menu. Chef Roxanne Spruance of Kingsley (rated Top Newcomer 2017 by Zagat and named to this year's Crain's 40 Under 40) recently started Walk-In Sunday Dinners to eliminate food waste and use whatever is in her walk-in refrigerator to whip up experimental, three-course meals. In honor of Earth Day, watch her get creative with what's in season, like fresh pasta and risottos loaded with produce she's found at the market over the weekend or main dishes using parts of the animals she's butchered herself! The three course meal ($49) consists of two choices of a seasonal salad or soup, pasta or meat main, and desserts like housemade ginger sorbet with seasonal fruit. Oh yeah, and the entire restaurant is landfill-free.

BurgerFi April 22

On April 22 from open to close, participating BurgerFi locations nationwide are encouraging guests to “Go Green.” Withany burger purchase made that day, guests will receive a free“plantable burger” coaster (see image attached) they can plant at home to grow their own lettuce. BurgerFi’s signature green-style burgers use fresh, crisp, hand-cut lettuce instead of a traditional bun.

Additionally, guests who receive a “plantable burger” can enter for a chance to win a $100 BurgerFi gift card by simply uploading a photo of themselves planting their “burger” on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #growitforward tagging @burgerfi.

Up for a drink in honor of Earth Day  1 Hotel Central Park will unveil a cocktail for a cause! Available at the hotel’s signature restaurant Jams helmed by Jonathan Waxman, ”Don’t Believe the Florist” is a libation you can feel good about drinking.  Available on Earth Day (4/22) and throughout the spring, $1 from every drink purchased will be donated to New York Restoration Project.

In addition to the cocktail served at Jams, 1 Hotel Central Park will begin offering guests the opportunity to volunteer with Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project starting this April to keep Manhattan’s parks and community gardens beautiful. The hotel’s concierge team will help guests sign up for 1 Good Day events, which include garden grooming activities, ranging from tree watering, composting and pulling weeds. As a thank you for their service to the NYC community, 1 Hotel Central Park will provide guests with a Lyft credit for rides to and from the garden and two complimentary specialty cocktails at Jonathan Waxman’s Jams following their good deed. The 1 Good Day experiences are based on the 2016 pilot program involving 1 Hotels’ employees – which included mulching, pulling weeds and planting.