In the city where it’s claimed you can eat at a different restaurant every day and it would take almost 23 years to hit the same place twice, New York City constantly sees new and exciting food and beverage openings. This month is no exception, with three new eateries and experiences awaiting both residents and travelers to the Big Apple.
In Brooklyn, you’ll find brand-new taste56, a wine store and interactive tasting room situated in a building dating back to 1892. Within, guests interact with sommeliers with decades of experience, each of whom work the floor daily to offer guided tastings of 56 highlighted wines. Whether you opt to shop the full wine selection, walk in at any time for a tasting, go solo or experience with friends, each visit is visually organized by Palate Character.
This is an intuitive organization system that groups wines together based on characteristics of the wine rather than grape varietal or geographical location. The store’s sister restaurant and wine bar, bar56, also recently opened next door, allowing guests to enjoy a full day of food and beverage delights.
A new and exclusive omakase experience comes to New York City with the opening of Tsubame in Tribeca, with chef-owner Jay Zheng at the helm. Zheng created a kaiseki-inspired omakase experience to honor Japan’s rich traditions. In Japan, kaiseki refers to a traditional, multicourse meal built around the best seasonal ingredients. Tsubame, open for just 10 guests at the chef’s counter at a time, offers an eight-course tasting progression highlighting varied culinary techniques, seasonal Japanese ingredients and Western flair like caviar and truffle. The restaurant also boasts a growing sake list sourced from World Sake Imports and will soon feature a wine program, too.
This new food and beverage brand connects people to Mexico, all from the heart of New York City’s East Village. This taqueria is the first counter-service-only location with the Master Taqueros at the forefront of the restaurant. Perfect for those on the go, Tacombi offers a communal standing table, where guests can dine on dishes from a menu different from what is found at other Tacombi taquerias. Highlights include Tacos de Suadero, a traditional, slow-braised beef taco from Mexico City; Tacos de Longaniza, ground pork seasoned with garlic, dried chiles, achiote, cumin and clove; and drinks like Margarita Clásica and Sandia Santa (watermelon, lime and tequila).
East Williamsburg recently welcomed Lala’s Brooklyn Apizza, a rooftop dining destination serving classic Brooklyn pies with a view. Concocted by husband-and-wife duo Lauren and Joe Grimm, the same pair behind award-winning Grimm Artisanal Ales and Physica Wines, this new restaurant features specialty summer pizzas like Hot Pepperoni (tomato sauce, pepperoni, serrano chilis and honey); Clam (local little neck clams, aged mozzarella, garlic, Physica Riesling butter sauce and fresh parsley); and Squashed (summer squash medallions, squash blossoms, egg yolk drizzle, ricotta and cracked black pepper).
More than 22 million visitors pour into Bangkok each year, adding to the roughly 11 million residents of the Thai capital famous for its bustling streets. Packed with food carts, markets and cultural spectacles, life in Bangkok is unusually defined by its vibrant street scene, both day and night. That means you don’t necessarily need a solid plan when heading out on any given evening.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.
Are you looking to enhance your business trip with a little leisure? Look no further than Portugal, a country renowned for its captivating blend of history, culture and natural beauty. And with TAP Air Portugal, you can effortlessly transform your business trip into an unforgettable bleisure adventure. Discover why Portugal and TAP Air Portugal are the perfect combination for an enriching and rejuvenating experience.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.