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BLACK FRIDAY DEAL, BUTCHER & BANKER, LUNCH AT LEGASEA AND MORE

Murray Hill’s HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails is holding a one-day-only Black Friday special. For every guest who purchases a gift card to the restaurant will receive a free gift card for half the value of the purchased card. All purchased cards must be purchased in cash. The free card is valid from January to March 2018...

— Alana Tielmann

Back to the Future: 9 Retro Cocktails Making a Comeback

Milk punch, which dates back to the seventeenth century, takes two weeks to prepare in beverage curator Alex Mouzakitis’s hands. He uses a half-gallon of milk, Mezcal, rum, absinthe, Velvet Falernum, and two pineapples juiced with the zest of limes, lemons, grapefruits, and oranges. Add star anise, black pepper, cloves, allspice, and green tea and you’ve got a knockout punch...

— Laurie Wilson

Get Ready for HALLOWEENING in NYC

On Halloween, guests will get a trick or a treat depending on their taste in liquor. This craft cocktail and beer hot spot is offering a trio of black cocktails that include Jagermeister, Fernet Branca, and Handcraft's own espresso-infused vodka. Each shot is $6 and when ordering the Trick or Treat Shot, guests won't know which one they're getting. Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 367 Third Avenue, NYC...

— Marina Kennedy

Tricks And Treats At NYC Area Bars

At Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails (367 Third Avenue, NYC, 212.689.3000, www.handcraftnyc.com) guests will get a trick or a treat depending on their taste in liquor. This craft cocktail and beer hot spot is offering a trio of black cocktails — Jagermeister, Fernet Branca, and Handcraft’s own espresso-infused vodka. Each shot is $6 and when ordering the Trick or Treat Shot, guests won’t know which one they’re getting!

— Tony Bowles

5 NYC Restaurants That Keep It Real

Step inside this rocking cavern for a taste of new American comfort food. Ease into the wild game meatloaf or bison burger with the truffled fried burrata (mushroom duxelle, arugula, herbs). Weekday specials include an $18 burger, beer (extensive craft list) and bourbon. The seemingly effortless industrial chic setting is the ideal place to revel with a gigantic Moscow Mule (house ginger beer) or a Sixpoint Puff (double IPA)...

— Bruce Northam

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails: The Elite Destination For Liquor Aficionados In NYC

Like the name wisely expresses, HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails is an elegant, dimly-lit haven for liquor aficionados and comfort food lovers in NYC. The ample food menu of the hip, sultry restaurant consists of innovative American dishes such as Garlic Mac And Cheese, Crab' N Artichoke Dip, and our personal favorite, Buffalo Deviled Eggs. The curated selection is made to please even the most ambitious of palates, while at the same time satisfying the guiltiest of cravings...

— Rosa Sanchez

Breast Cancer Awareness Month In NY

Nestled in the heart of Kips Bay, Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails serves classic American comfort food and craft cocktails in a rustic atmosphere full of reclaimed woods and brick. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the restaurant is donating $2 from every Milk Punch sold to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The signature mezcal-based cocktail takes two weeks to make and is packed with an array of ingredients, including rum, pineapples, grapefruit juice and green tea. Also try the Milk Punch Flight, which includes two additional gin and whiskey punches.

— CBS New York

THE BEST OKTOBERFEST SPOTS COAST-TO-COAST

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails 367 Third Avenue, NYC Handcraft is an upscale pub serving unusual and often hard-to-find craft beers. The 11 tap lines feature rotating draughts all sourced from New York State breweries. Beer is also available in bottles and cans, and guests can taste a variety of brews with the beer flight offerings (3/$15, 6/$25). The girl-friendly atmosphere is an artful mix of salvaged and recycled materials combined with exposed brick and honey-colored woods. Vina’s can enjoy live music on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday...

— kellysuerichardson

MILK PUNCH FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AT HANDCRAFT KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the fine folks at Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails in Murray Hill are serving up their Milk Punch to help fight the good fight. For the entire month of October, they are will be donating $2 from each Milk Punch ($16) sold to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support breast cancer research.

— Tara Fougner

RICE & GOLD OPENS AT HOTEL 50 BOWERY, BOTTLE SERVICE AT BLUE LIGHT AND MORE OKTOBERFEST…

For every Milk Punch sold at Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails, $2 will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to help fight breast cancer. Priced at $16, the Milk Punch is a mix of Mezcal, tequila, rum, absinthe, Velvet Falernum, pineapple, lime, lemon and grapefruit juice and zest, star anise, black pepper, cloves, all-spice and green tea, plus half gallon of milk used to clarify the cocktail. Taking two weeks to make, this colorless cocktail is complex in flavor with a smooth finish. Guests can also opt for a $25 Milk Punch Flight which offers the mezcal-based mix, as well as a gin punch and a whiskey punch.

— Alana Tielmann

National Taco Day: Free Tacos & More Delicious Deals

NYC’s Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails (367 Third Avenue) is serving up tasty Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos ($14 for 3) with pineapple jalapeno pico de gallo, red cabbage and guacamole. They pair perfectly with one of 11 New York State craft beers on tap, or the Third Times a Charm cocktail ($13) made with grapefruit vodka, tequila, amaro, lime and jalapenos.

— Gabriella Ginsberg

Best things to do on Labor Day Weekend 2017

On Friday and Monday, swing by Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails for a free hot dog with the purchase of any beer. The Kips Bay bottomless brunch favorite also has tons of comfort food and an acclaimed cocktail game, in case your squad is looking for something a little fancier...

— Eva Kis

Soup-less ramen is real and here's where you can get it

Don’t have a backyard to barbecue in this Labor Day weekend? No worries. Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails (367 Third Ave.) in Kips Bay has you covered. The gastropub is offering a free hot dog to all guests who order a beer on Friday and Monday. Handcraft will be open regular hours on Friday (4 p.m. - 4 a.m.) and Monday (4 p.m. - midnight). Don’t show up on Saturday or Sunday though — it’ll be closed for the holiday weekend.

— Gina Salamone

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails Provides an Epic Brunch in a Chic Setting

I became aware of Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails through an article I did about the best brunch spots you may not have heard of (see here). The nearly two year old location has become a bright spot in the Kips Bay area of Manhattan, and after salivating over some of the brunch items that I saw they serve, I knew that I had to hop on the 6 train down there to see what all the fuss was about. Boy, was I glad that I went...

— Ryan Shea

The Best Brunches in and Around Manhattan That You Never Heard Of

Turn up the flavor on traditional eggs benedict with the Eggs Benny Ranchero ($15) at Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails (367 Third Avenue, NYC, 212.689.3000, www.handcraftnyc.com). Poached eggs sitting on pulled pork, refried beans, guacamole and crispy polenta get drizzled with chipotle hollandaise for a spicy morning wake-up. Other brunch must tries include the Croker ($16) made with toasted brioche, gruyere, bacon béchamel, smoked ham and sunny side up eggs, the Breakfast Burger ($15) with bacon, onion marmalade, cheddar and an over-easy egg on a brioche bun and served with hand-cut fries, and the Craft Skillet ($15) with Andouille sausage, smoked ham, Cajun spice, onions, peppers, home fries, scallions and two sunny side up eggs. Pair any one of your choices with an array of cocktails – including the English Breakfast ($13) with gin, cucumber, sriracha and spices – and your day is off to the perfect start! Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

— Ryan Shea

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails Makes The Perfect Spot For Brunch

Since opening in 2015, Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails has been focused on its mission: bringing excitement and innovation to American comfort food classics and the overall bar experience. This charge is carried out daily through a variety of signature dishes, an extensive craft beer list and fresh, inventive cocktails made from scratch...

— Anthony Bowles

7 Bartenders Confess Their Most Embarrassing Fails on the Job

"About 10 years ago, I had been tending the bar for maybe six months at TGI Fridays. Every summer, they would have something called the Bartender Olympics which was a skills and flair competition. I needed to make five drinks for the judges and demonstrate some flair—flipping bottles, etc. The first drink I had to make was a Long Island Iced Tea. I made it in a tin and then I was supposed to lock in an additional shaker, so that I could proceed to flip the shaker around. Whether it was nerves, or rushing, I'm not sure, but the two shakers didn't quite lock together. Once I tried to spin them in my hand, one tin flew toward the judges, followed by the contents of the shaker! Long story short: I drenched a judge with the entire contents of the shaker. This happened 15 seconds into the competition and, suffice it to say, I didn't win the competition. Lesson learned: Always double check the shakers when trying to show off." – Alex Mouzakitis​, Bartender & Beverage Manager at Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails​ in New York City

— Hilary Sheinbaum

Celebrate National Scotch Day at These Manhattan Hotspots!

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails offers a variety of choices when it comes to blended and single-malt Scotch. Included in this popular East Side spot’s collection are Sheep Dip ($14) blended with 16 different single malt whiskies aged between eight and 20 years all specially selected to create a full-bodied flavor, Peat Monster ($15) offering a blend of smoky Island and Highland single malts, and, of course a range of singles that include Macallan Rare Cask ($40), Oban 14 ($16), Auchentoshan American Wood ($14) and The Glenlivet Nadurra ($18)...

— Ryan Shea