The Cosmopolitan Hotel, situated on Broadway in TriBeCa, understands that its guests want to be at the center of everything that gives New York City its unique character. That means culture, diversity and refinement without pretension, which the Cosmopolitan offers easily, thanks to its easy location between Chinatown the Financial District, Little Italy and the West Village. Visitors staying at The Cosmopolitan Hotel can enjoy the proximity while still returning to the hotel for a peaceful night’s rest, where amenities keep guests connected. Complimentary WiFi and daily copies of The New York Times ensure visitors are well-informed before they start the day, while work desks, flat-screen televisions and a Starbucks next door also help to make the stay a comfortable one for business and leisure travelers alike.
For 91 years, the Orwasher family helmed their eponymous bakery, situated in what was once a primarily Eastern European neighborhood. They worked in the basement, using a rustic brick oven to create handmade loaves and even inventing, as legend has it, the first slices of pumpernickel.
Today, the bakery’s locale has evolved into the Upper East Side, and the Orwashers have moved on. They sold their shop to baker Keith Cohen in 2007, who not only kept the name, but many of their old-world traditions. Using local, sustainable, and organic ingredients, Cohen makes nearly 20 varieties of his raved-about bread completely by hand. His long fermentation process ensures rich, complex flavors such as cinnamon raisin, craft ale, and New York rye, all pulled fresh daily from the oven. Cohen has even perfected what the Orwashers very well may have invented; his Russian pumpernickel is not only found in the flagship store and at the Orwashers shop in All Good Things Marketplace, but also on Saveur’s list of their 45 favorite loaves in America. And though Cohen has moved to a modern oven for the majority of his loaves, he makes weekly pilgrimages to that same basement oven for his challah and rustic breads.
Bread is what made Orwashers famous, but the bakery also houses many other goodies. Customers can stop in for cookies, pastries, fine cheeses, and jams. Additionally, slices of their breads can be found in restaurants across the city.
TimeOut Magazine gave Locanda Verde’s chef Andrew Carmellini high praise when it comes to Italian cuisine: “He cooks like an Italian grandmother.” Hearty plates of pancetta-wrapped veal, pappardelle in lamb Bolognese, and lemon ricotta pancakes outshine the eatery’s superstar backer, Robert De Niro.
In the 19th century, neighbors would congregate in local bakeries, butcher shops, and candlemakeries to chat about the weekend's brutal turf war and swap Jughead hats. Today's deal gives you a taste of that simpler time: for $7, you get $15 worth of fine, fresh-baked fare at Grandaisy Bakery. Choose the most convenient location for you, and select above to get a store-specific Groupon.
Behind a large picture window colonized by the covetous faces of passersby, the Little Pie Company’s kitchen bustles with a crew of adroit bakers tirelessly popping freshly minted confections into sparkling steel ovens. Champions of homestyle cooking since setting their first pie out to cool in 1985, staffers forge each toothsome treat from scratch using only fresh ingredients free of artificial, chemical, or secret agents. Bakers frequently switch up the menu in order to give each time of year its due, with seasonal offerings composed of calendar-appropriate fillings such as berries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and organic snowmen in the winter. The in-store counter beckons guests to linger and sip coffee, and on balmy days, an army of outdoor tables enables alfresco dining under the watchful gaze of the sun.
The epicurean curators at Cachacaria Boteco cultivate hearty meals of traditional Brazilian fare and drinks served beneath soaring ceilings and a chandelier of exposed bulbs. Servers bear morsels of pao de queijo, or cheese buns, and kibe, or fried meatballs, across the black-and-white checked floor during fast-paced games of human chess. The sugar-cane-rum blend of caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, flows as freely as the orange curtains that frame potted palms and flat-screen TVs.