The Drink of the Summer Has Arrived, and More NYC Restaurant News

The dirty shirley has been declared one of the drinks of the summer. Photo credit: bhofack2/Getty Images

Welcome to your monthly guide to the must-know food-world news in New York City right now. Discover the latest industry trends, the hottest restaurants to try, and more. Dine on.

Tons of news outlets have declared drinks of the summer. For the New York Times, it’s the dirty shirley, while Grub Street hails the martini. Time Out, meanwhile, has an entire list of options.

Sounds like just about any drink will do—as long as you have a reservation. Eater published a trend report on how “reservation culture has come for bars,” which means more assured access, as TikTok influencer Tiff Baira says in the article: “New York will always be a ‘I-know-a-guy’ place, but now ‘knowing a guy’ is just having the technology to get in.”

Find your own drink of the summer with a reservation using OpenTable’s guide to NYC’s best bars, such as ART Soho and Williamsburg’s As You Are.

Here’s some other food news you don’t want to miss this month:

Before you go, these are the NYC restaurants to check out this month, all bookable on OpenTable:

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