A Nod to Michael Phelps and NYC's Olympic Athletes
A big congrats to Michael Phelps on his record breaking day and also to the 26 New York born and raised athletes competing in the Olympic games! Photo credit: marcopako on Flickr
Infographic: Rap Name Origins
Despite our ADD-centric tendencies, this very detail-oriented chart on the taxonomy of rap names definitely held our attention. Can you spot one of our faves? Hint: his personal chef also happens to be hosting a SideTour. Also, can you imagine how long this took?! Kind of like those people that write the NYTimes crossword puzzles. Minds = blown. Click here to enlarge the image.
Our Friday Mocktail: The Lessons Learned
Every Friday afternoon during our weekly team meeting at SideTour, we select one cocktail to enjoy as a group. This week, our three biggest drinkers were out of commission: one’s in Vegas and the other two were hungover. We let our resident semi-non-drinkers run wild. Folks, we’ve learned our lesson. Never again. The Lessons Learned Beets Carrots Ginger Apples Lemon ...
A Parting Gift from SideTour Intern Veronica
We’ve never seen Suri so happy. 30 bottles of Valentina hot sauce. BEST. INTERN. EVER.
Meet the Woman Who's Telling Everyone About the...
Erin Thomspon is not your average art historian. For starters, she’s one of the more hilarious hosts we’ve had on SideTour (we may have asked her via email to be our personal friend), not to mention one of the smartest. On her SideTour, she’s taking you through the MET to uncover the art that’s smuggled, illegal, and straight up fake. And while her academic background may...
10 NYC Places Where We Wish We Had 24/7 Access
1. The Highline The Highline closes at 11PM but how many times have you wished you could take a 2AM stroll? The only potential issue we see is that the influx of club-goers at 4AM could be problematic. After all, if they’re already having sex in cars on the street, the Highline would be a serious upgrade. 2. Shake Shack Before you tell us that there are plenty of burger shacks...
Incredible Picture of the Statue of Liberty from a...
One of our guests snapped this awesome shot of Lady Liberty from a sailing SideTour. Photo credit: Julie Dillemann
Our Friday Cocktail: ???
Every Friday afternoon during our weekly team meeting at SideTour, we select one cocktail to enjoy as a group. This week, we let Joanna choose the cocktail. Then she went on The Wren SideTour and came back with some random idea of what to make. So we had an amalgamation of infused tequila (soaked in fruit for 5 days beforehand) with a couple different fruit juices, fresh squeezed lime, and...
8 NYC Mobile Apps You Shouldn't Be Living Without
Our list of the top 8 must-have apps on mobile. Smartphone required, street smarts…not so much. Immaculate Infatuation: A personal concierge with the right recommendation for every occasion. Use the filters in search to choose whether you’d like action at the bar, BYOB, a damn good steak, or a spot that impresses out-of-towners (to name a few). Recos are curated and can be...
Meet the SideTour Team: Mark
Mark (or just, Webster) is one of SideTour’s co-founders. He’s in charge of stepping up the product game and making sure people like using SideTour. He has lived in New York City since the mid-90’s, and is fairly confident he can drink you under the table. Where’d you grow up? I grew up on Long Island in a town named Farmingville. Most people aren’t exactly sure where that is, so...
LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits...
LCD Soundsystem is an NYC-based dance-punk band that played their “last” show at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011 to the dismay and sadness of fans worldwide. Tonight, a documentary called Shut Up and Play the Hits chronicles frontman James Murphy’s 48 hours pre and post-show at the Sunshine Theater in the LES. Get excited. Very excited. Showtime is T-45 minutes.
Why Does the World Need Buttered Popcorn Flavored...
We have no idea but we’re both disgusted and intrigued. It makes us think the top of our mouths would feel the same way they do when we eat Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch and are left with that layer of oily film after drinking the milk. Seems like 360 Vodka’s goal in 2012 is to give us all killer hangovers. They also released Glazed Donut Vodka in June.
SideTour’s banker-turned-monk, Rasanath Dasa, profiled on American Voices, a PBS show. Read the whole story here.
Our Friday Cocktail: Classic Margarita
Every Friday afternoon during our weekly team meeting at SideTour, we select one cocktail to enjoy as a group. This week, we created a Classic Margarita. It’s summer. It’s margarita time. Our lime juice was a little tart so we added an extra dash of agave to sweeten the deal. Test yours before serving. The Classic Margarita Recipe 1.5 oz of tequila (we used Herradura) 3/4...
Meet the SideTour Team: Joanna
Joanna is in charge of making sure people know about the most awesome events in NYC. She fell hard for SideTour while interning this spring and still can’t get over how great it is to “work” on the weekends attending clambakes. Where’d you grow up? While I was born in New York City and spent a short stint in Westchester, the majority of my growing up took place in a...
A Restaurant that Doubles as Pork Heaven in the...
We’re about to let you in on a big secret. You know Corsino? That cute little Italian cantina on Hudson Street in the West Village? It’s a pork lover’s dream come true. Check out these photos we took on a recent SideTour where the head chef, Tomas Curi, taught us how to butcher an entire Mangalitsa pig, and then fed us an insanely delicious snout-to-tail dinner. ...
6 Local Beers You Should Be Drinking This Summer
1. Sixpoint Apollo Characteristics: Described as a unique can for sun-worshipping ale lovers, this Bavarian wheat promises clear golden brilliance. We also love the fact that it’s served in a can. Alcohol Content: 5.2% Some Places to Find it: Blind Pig, Craftbar, Idle Hands, Whole Foods Union Square, Spring Lounge 2. Heartland Summertime Apricot Ale Characteristics: A wheat ale with a...
Our Friday Cocktail: The Medicated Presbyterian
Every Friday afternoon during our weekly team meeting at SideTour, we select one cocktail to enjoy as a group. This week, we created a mix between a Presbyterian and a Penicillin. We’ll call it a Medicated Presbyterian…or a Liquored Up SideTouree. You pick. The Medicated Presbyterian Recipe 1.5 oz of Knob Creek Bourbon 1.5 oz Ginger Ale 1 oz Club Soda 1 TB of honey syrup...
Meet the Man Who Knows All The Secrets of the MET
We’re pretty sure Mark Venaglia could make anyone his friend in a matter of seconds. His infectious personality and enthusiasm for life and art make him not only a stellar SideTour host, but also a great friend and teacher. On his SideTour, he takes you through the Metropolitan Museum of Art and narrates with the controversial backstories of the famous pieces. These are the things the...
Street Tucker: Literal Street Food in NYC
Today we bring to you a blogger who’s sole purpose is to photograph the lost and forgotten food on the streets of New York. No, we’re not talking about street food…we’re talking about food on the streets. A personal fave is the solitary meatball, pictured above. Without further ado: Street Tucker.
4 Places to Watch Fireworks on the 4th of July in...
The Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show ALMOST rivals their Thanksgiving Day parade blow-out. Here are four options of places to catch the show: Budget option: Head all the way west to the West Side Highway and 12th Ave. The cops will be shutting down the road starting at 2PM but you can access the party from 11th Ave at the following streets: 24th Street, 26th-27th Streets, 29th...