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Bartender's Choice: What to Order at The Summit Bar, NYC

"I was in Newport, maybe 15 or 16 years old, working as a busboy when the movie Cocktail came out," says Greg Seider, partner and head bartender at The Summit Bar in New York's Alphabet City. "I was just obsessed with it. I memorized it. The bartenders would ask me how to make certain drinks, and after I got off my shift, they'd let me go behind the bar and do...you know." He mimes flipping a bottle, and laughs. "They probably just thought it was cute." More

Apps Only: Esperanto

Editor's note: In "Apps Only," Ben Fishner will be eating his way through New York's appetizer, bar, and lounge menus as your guide to fine dining on a budget. He blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. Pao de queijo from... More

The Vegetarian Option: Back Forty

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Back Forty 190 Avenue B, New York NY 10009 (near 12th St; map); 212-388-1990‎; backfortynyc.com Cuisine: Seasonal American Veggie Options: 6 or 7 appetizers/sides, 1 entrée Cost: Appetizers are $7-12, veg entrées $18-20 Summer is a blissful... More

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