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Alia Akkam is a food, drink, travel, and design writer for myriad outlets. Follow her on
Alia Akkam’s Recent Articles
Aug 24, 2015
14 Female Bartenders You Need to Know in NYC
According to Beyonce, girls "run this mother" and, in case you missed it, "this mother" now includes NYC bars, too.
Jul 27, 2015
How Many of NYC's 11 Best Frozen Cocktails Have You Had?
When it gets super hot in NYC (see: OHMYGOD RIGHT NOW), there are really only two things you can do: 1) Put your head directly into one of Trader Joe’s open-top freezers and pretend like you’re looking for something you dropped, and 2) down these 11 frozen drinks, all currently worth the brain freeze.
Jul 3, 2015
Why Queens Is Actually the Best Borough
Brooklyn may get the lion’s share of New York’s non-Manhattan glory, but Queens dwellers (including this author) know their borough is pretty damn special.
Mar 27, 2015
The 8 Best Places to Drink in NYC This Spring
Spring is (kind of, sort of, not-really-but-we-can-dream-can’t-we) here, and with it, a megacraploadton of openings since our last bars-to-hit-in-the-city update.
Mar 4, 2015
16 Queens Secrets You Had No Idea Existed
Queens is awesome.
Feb 18, 2015
Where to Get the 10 Best New Steaks in New York City
You can only go to Peter Luger so many times (you lucky, jaded bastard), before it's time for you to branch out and see other steaks.
Aug 1, 2014
A Dead Rabbit alumnus teaches us tequila cocktail basics
You might remember tequila from that period in your life called “college,” and that other time called “the two years I spent pretending I was still in college.”
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