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11 Awesome Negroni-Like Cocktails To Try in NYC

If I have one favorite classic cocktail, it's the Negroni—refreshingly bitter, just sweet enough to round out the edges, with complex botanicals and a bright burst of orange oil to set it off. But once you start considering the Negroni as a template, you'll find variations on the theme just about everywhere.

Here are eleven in New York I've loved of late, with spirits ranging from mezcal to genever to bourbon, with every amaro you can think of, and with coffee, beets, dried figs, and roasted oranges all making appearances.

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Hot Beef Sundaes in Lincoln, Nebraska

Photograph by Matt Stoller. Beef and sundaes—individually delicious, but together? En route to the Republican National Convention, Matt of Open Left spotted this not-so-appetizing sign in Lincoln, Nebraska. The hot beef sundae includes: golden mashed potatoes covered with roasted beef, aged cheddar, more spuds, gravy (an homage to caramel syrup?), more cheese, and a slice of buttered toast. The cherry tomato plays the part of the maraschino cherry. [via The Washington Note]... More

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