BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, so here is the deal. Jon Ullman of Trouble In The Heights fame and I are working on the definitive documentary on the infamous street libation known as the Nutcracker. The film is not just the story of what we like to call “modern day moonshine” but it is also […]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What is the difference between bar-tending and mixology? A. I’ve always said that a bartender to a mixologist is what a cook is to a chef. A bartender should be well versed on the classic cocktails, speedy, efficient and be knowledgeable about liquors and spirits. A mixologist, on the other […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Locksmith Wine & Burger Bar, located at 4463 Broadway (between 190th and 192nd), is 100 percent Uptown Collective certified. We, as a collective and as individuals, spend a good amount of time at this excellent neighborhood bar; building, networking and just hanging out. This spot is super quaint, has excellent service and the […]
If you know where to go uptown, you can get totally shit-faced for a mere $10. I’m not talking about happy hour at any of the many excellent bars, pubs and lounges of the neighborhood. No, I am talking about the elusive and enigmatic elixir known to the locals as the NUTCRACKER. This is the story of this storied concoction. Many fights have started, many babies have been made and plenty of people have gotten completely and utterly twisted – all because of this mysterious libation. This column will not only reveal the ingredients of the drink but also tell the tale of the person who first brought this potent potion to the streets of Washington Heights and beyond.