What's New

This week we’re highlighting a new BK bistro, sharing the coziest bars & restaurants in NYC, and introducing you to a cool new friend: Joshua McLeod of Heirloom Provisions.

Culture Corner


Our streak of Greenpoint restaurant jealousy continues with the opening of Leroy’s — a new bistro on the corner of Franklin and Green. We’re excited to pull up a seat at the circular bar and sip a blue cocktail before our perfect plate of squash time we’re in the neighborhood.

Lahn Living

AB’s favorite women’s clothing shop in the West Village, Lahn, just opened a sister home-focused location! Stop by 9 Christopher St from 11a-7:30p to shop their well curated selection of gorg items for your digs.


Much like you, we’ve always thought that the one thing Central Park has always been missing is a soundtrack -- luckily that’s where Ellen Reid’s Soundwalk comes in. In partnership with the New York Philharmonic, the Central Park Soundwalk is an audio companion as you walk along the many paths of the greenest part of Manhattan. Download the app to walk along here.

Cool friend Flynn McGarry is at it again and we’re just trying to keep up. If changing the restaurant concept every few months isn’t cool enough, Gem has just launched Gem Market -- a place where you shop an edit of antique and vintage servingware, online now.

Best Of:
NYC's Coziest Bars & Restaurants 

Fall has fallen and indoor dining is back (if that's cool with u) so we’ve put together a list of The Coziest NYC Bars & Restaurants. AKA where we want to be from November-February. Head to the site to read our picks for the best spots to get a little closer over that second glass of wine.


Cool Friends: Joshua McLeod

Meet Joshua, the founder of beautifully-branded small-batch kombucha brand Heirloom Provisions. We love Heirloom because their approach is totally upstream from the rest of the industry -- Joshua has made a kombucha that we want to bring to parties as a host gift! We caught up with him to hear a little more about how things got started.  

How did you start your small-batch kombucha brand, Heirloom Provisions?

I started Heirloom Provisions amidst the pandemic and stay-at-home order as means of keeping my hands busy and mind at ease. I'm not one to half-ass anything, so what started out as a hobby to make my own booch turned into a full-fledged business idea operated out of my kitchen. Since officially launching earlier this year, I've been fortunate enough to shift operations from my Bed-Stuy apartment to our very own nano-brewery in Gowanus. I say "our" but it's really just myself running the entire operation from brewing and bottling to packing and shipping. I've always been the type of person who is motivated by a challenge, I'm a Sagittarius, what can I say?


What's your favorite part about the New York creative community?

I don't come from a food or beverage background and I oftentimes find myself on the outside looking in when it comes to the NYC creative food scene. And that sounds sad, but isn't meant to! I look up to this community—their resilience and unmatched motivation to spearhead NYC culture through food and drink. I find it incredibly inspiring and encouraging—it's what keeps me going with Heirloom. 


What's inspiring you right now?

There are a ton of really cool beverage brands overseas (Copenhagen and Berlin specifically) who are taking such a unique approach to the beverage space that almost feels second nature to them. I want to bring that here—and you'll see that from Heirloom very soon...

Follow along:
@drinkheirloom on Instagram

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