Illustration: Maddie Edgar. By definition, the lives of professional drinkers are fraught with occasional property damage, impaired judgement, and an insatiable thirst for booze knowledge. My illustrious colleague Whitney Adams surveyed the crowd over at PUNCH and here's what we'll be hitting or quitting in 2016. Happy New Year!
Maritozzi will be made in-house using an antique machine to portion the dough. The Roscioli family is expanding their mini-empire in Rome’s historical center with the opening of a bar-pasticceria in the defunct Bernasconi space on Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. It’s just a few doors down from their restaurant-wine bar Salumeria Roscioli and around the corner [...]
Mandrione, an impoverished Italian immigrant neighborhood, circa 1960. “Semo romani de Roma! We are Romans from Rome!” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard Roman friends make this declaration. And true or not (and it’s often not), it’s an incredibly common claim. What it means in the local vernacular is that one’s [...]