The 10 Best Eggnog Cocktails in NYC

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Katie via Flickr Creative Common
The holidays are full of stress. We're forced into wasting brainpower attempting to figure out gifts. We're obligated to spend extra time with coworkers we really can't stand. And to top it all off, we're stuck spending time getting in awkward family arguments for days on end. It's no wonder one of the season's most beloved beverages is mixed with booze. Here are the 10 best eggnog cocktails in NYC, to get you through the end of year.


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The 10 Best Winter Cocktails in NYC

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Why should Champagne have all the fun? When it's time to get festive, folks always want to reach for the bubbly. But beware: Projectile corks kill up to two dozen people a year. This year you owe it to yourself (and the ones you hold dear) to embrace the holiday spirit with a non-pop-topped tipple. Safety first, after all. Besides, this is the era of inventive cocktails. Check out our list of the 10 best winter cocktails in NYC right now, each worth savoring during this celebratory season, or warming up with once the holiday glow is gone.

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The 12 Best Places to Spend New Year's Eve in NYC, 2014 Edition

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Burger, fries, and a cocktail for $20. The Happiest Hour's NYE deal is hard to beat.

So long, 2014. We hope you checked off all of your culinary to-dos, whether that meant having one last meal at WD~50 before it closed, or spending a lunch break at Eataly's now-shuttered Nutella Cafe. And if you missed one, well, don't think about it too hard -- next year holds more delicious promise. So out with the old, and in with the new -- and no better way to set a tasty tone for the year than by ringing in 2015 while eating and drinking very, very well. Here's where.

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The 10 Best Restaurants for a Christmas Meal in NYC, 2014 Edition

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Sticking around for the Christmas holiday? Or is the thought of cooking a Christmas goose on your Foreman Grill turning you into the Grinch? Whatever your plans are for the two-day celebration, just know there are plenty of restaurants ready to welcome you with some holiday cheer. Here are the 10 best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday dining deals in NYC.

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The 10 Best East Village Restaurants

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Gentrification may have long since sunk its tenterhooks into the East Village, but thanks to rent stabilization and diehard denizens who refuse to move away, the neighborhood still holds the distinction of being the most eclectic in the city. That goes for the restaurants, too -- here, you can find old-school diners, fine-dining gems, cab-driver-filled bodegas, and trendy cantinas, sometimes all on the same block, which makes it an exciting place to fill your belly. Here, we present the 10 best East Village restaurants. And given the sheer quantity of excellent spots, we already know we've forgotten your favorite -- so please let us know what we've missed in the comments.

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The 10 Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner, 2014

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Looking for a Turkey Day deal? Head to DBGB for a Thanksgiving twist.

If the thought of burning the turkey for all your in-laws to see gives you heart palpitations, take a step back. There's no reason to put all that stress on yourself, especially when we live in a city full of restaurants that would love to serve you your holiday meal. Here's a list of 10 great restaurants that will be leaving the light on for you for Thanksgiving dinner.

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The 10 Best Restaurants on the Upper West Side

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The Mary-Kate Olsen to the Upper East Side's Ashley, the Upper West Side, labeled a dining wasteland, has long shivered under a cloud of misunderstanding. And while it's impossible to ignore the massive uptick in real estate development and mallification the area's undergone, the neighborhood's options have expanded to include some truly creative eating. As the numerous Chino-Latino restaurants that once dotted this landscape have faded away, many of the new outfits setting up shop are either popular local mini-chains, like Xi'an Famous Foods and the Meatball Shop, or concepts that would otherwise do well downtown. Like so many of New York's rapidly changing puzzle pieces, it's a mix of satisfying stalwarts and glossy newcomers. Here are the 10 best restaurants in the neighborhood.


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The 10 Best Pies in NYC

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Ashley Hoffman

New York City's bakeries are churning out some inventive pies worth saving room for this holiday season. Some are nostalgic classics, only better; others sport rosemary marshmallow fluff or come spiked with bourbon. While some of these will be up for grabs throughout the winter, we suggest you get to ordering if you'd like to see one of these gracing your table at an upcoming holiday celebration. Here are the 10 best pies in NYC.


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The 10 Best Candy Shops in NYC

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Ashley Hoffman

If you've got a sweet tooth, you probably don't need much of an excuse to go stock up on all the major candy food groups: candy corn (veggies), gummies (fruit,) nostalgic chocolate (dairy), chocolate with nuts (protein), and marshmallow-y things (oxygen). New York City's best candy shops offer those options and more, from candy-encased alcohol to Oreo-filled chocolate brains. Tell yourself you're buying these things for the kids, or the office, if you must. We won't tell anyone that you plan to wolf all that candy down yourself. Here are the 10 best candy shops in NYC.


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The 10 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2014

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Bradley Hawks
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Our Best of NYC 2014 issue divulges more than 350 things that we love about this city. More than 100 of those are related to food and drink, including our Best New Restaurant. In order to bestow that award, we had to first cull a short list of our favorite places to have opened in the last year. And because each restaurant on there is a place at which you should have a meal, we've whittled things down to this, our 10 best new restaurants in NYC in 2014.

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