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The "Sundae Set" at The Loyal | © Dillon Burke
The "Sundae Set" at The Loyal | © Dillon Burke
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2017 Year in Culture: Food and Drink

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NYC Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 27 November 2017
2017 was an eventful year around the globe, and the culinary world was no exception. These are the food and drink topics that got us talking.

An increasing number of people are choosing to stop drinking alcohol… and bartenders are no exception. Here’s how several NYC bartenders do their job without imbibing.

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Chaim Dauermann, head bartender at The Up & Up in NYC | © Amanda Suarez / Culture Trip

This year, feminist issues have been at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Food is no exception.

We met an exceptional baker and a miller practicing old-world techniques.

We went on a food tour of London’s Chinatown. Join us.

Opium Rabbit drink
Opium Rabbit drink | Courtesy of Qumin

Enormous DIY ice cream sundaes became a trend in NYC restaurants. We tracked down the best.

We declared that Valentine’s Day is the very worst day of the year to dine out. Here’s why.

Even in an age when dating is done primarily by app, bars are still popular places to meet people. We talked with several top bartenders to get their tips on how to pick up someone in a bar… and the ways in which a bartender might help you.