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FIELD NOTES FROM THE FRONT LINES


message from the founders

As the founders of The Society Global, we’re constantly on the move traveling between our chapters in Toronto, LA, New York and Miami. In each city, we have our favorites when it comes to eating and drinking, but always make sure we’ve got an ear to the ground (and forks at the ready!) to try somewhere new for an amazing meal or a cozy cocktail. After years of being on the road, we thought it was time we compiled our favorite gems in a series of guides for you — our members — to use on your own travels. The S-List is a loyalty program created specifically for members of The Society Global. Some of our S-List partners are included so look for the and go to thesocietyglobal.com to see what perks and privileges you simply must take advantage of. We’ve also sprinkled a series of videos throughout to mix in a bit of inspiration for the holiday season. Who doesn’t want to kick off the night with an Extra Dirty Martini…or end it with something simple, sweet, and on the rocks? Culturally Yours,

Ashleigh Dempster & Amanda Blakley


NYC


brunch or lunch

EXTRA VIRGIN

259 West 4th Street // 212.691.9359

CAFE GITANE

242 Mott Street // 212.334.9552

CAFÉ HABANA

17 Prince Street // 212.625.2001

BUBBIES

120 Hudson Street // 212.219.0666

NORTHERN SPY

511 East 12th Street // 212).228.5100

“Everything on the menu is mouth-watering, and the room has a cozy buzz about it.” -Amanda


dinner

EMPLOYEE’S ONLY 510 Hudson Street // 212.242.3021

LOCANDE VERDE

377 Greenwich Street // 212.925.3797 “Located on a neighborhood street in Williamsburg, this spot hosts home cooking at its finest!” -Amanda

VINEGAR HILL HOUSE 2 Hudson Avenue // 718.522.1018

GRAMERCY TAVERN 42 East 20th Street // 212.477.0777

RABBIT IN THE MOON 47 West 8th Street // 212.473.2800

KENMARE

98 Kenmare St // 212.274.9898

THE LION

62 West 9th Street // 212.353.8400

"A beautiful gothic space with a massive vaulted ceiling and huge fireplace at one end. Any season feels cozy and intimate in this space.” - Ashleigh


PUBLIC

drinks

210 Elizabeth Street // 212.343.7011

BOOM BOOM ROOM/LE BAIN 848 Washington Street // 212.645.4646

SUBMERCER

147 ½ Mercer Street // 212.966.6060

“The best mojitos and cuban music” – Annie, Managing Director, The Society Miami

THE BUNKER CLUB 24 9th Avenue // 212.837.4700

HOTEL DELMANO

“The Standard hotel has a great location, free wifi and the best rooftop bar in the city!” –Travis, Program Director, The Society NYC

82 Berry St., Brooklyn // 718.387.1945

IDLE HANDS

25 Avenue B (b/w 2nd and 3rd St, downstairs)

THE ELDRIDGE

247 Eldridge Street // 212.505.7600

PAINKILLER

49 Essex Street // 212).777.8454

RAINES LAW ROOM 48 W 17th Street // 212).242.0600

“A non-descript Bourbon bar and a mighty fine spot to sip a craft beer.” –Travis

S-List partner


sweet or spicy

"Amazing coffee and a great spot to work from" – Annie

“The absolute yummiest vegan desserts!” 248 Broome Street (Btwn Orchard & Ludlow)
// 212.677.5047 - Sara, Communications Director, The Society

BABYCAKES THE SMILE

26 Bond Street // 646.329.5836

TEA @ THE CROSBY HOTEL 79 Crosby Street // 212.226.6400

TACOMBI

267 Elizabeth Street // 917.727.0179

”This truck has the hot and spicy goods.” - Ashleigh


MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY BRUNCH A BRIGHT & SUNNY ONE


MIAMI


brunch or lunch “Organic, healthy and hearty.” – Amanda

MICHAEL'S GENUINE 130 Northeast 40th Street // 305.573.5550

LIDO RESTAURANT & BAYSIDE GRILL @ THE STANDARD 40 Island Avenue // 305.673.1717

PUERTO SAGUA

700 Collins Avenue // 305.673.1115

GARCIA'S

398 NW north River Drive // 305.375.0765

“For the best stone crab in Miami, sans the tourist bus!” -Ashleigh

CECCONI’S @ THE SOHO BEACH HOUSE 4385 Collins Ave // 786.507.7900

S-List partner


dinner

SONIA'S SEAFOOD MARKET & RESTAURANT 7501 SW Eighth St.West // 305.267.3050

CASA TUA

1700 James Avenue // 305.673.1010

“Straight off the boat... the freshest seafood in Miami served up picnic bench style at this off the radar hidden gem that the locals try to keep hush hush.” – Annie

JOE ALLEN

1787 Purdy Avenue // 305.531.7007

FRATELLIE LYON 4141 NE 2nd Ave // 305.572.2901

“Amazing, rustic Italian served in an elegant villa behind tuscan shrubbery. Book a table outside under the lanterns.” - Amanda


drinks

“The lobby bar has so much Old Hollywood glamour and a dinner at BLT is an absolute must!” - Sara

BUCK 15

“It’s so low-brow, but when in Miami why not?” - Ashleigh

1661 Meridian Avenue // 305.534.5488

THE BETSEY HOTEL 1440 Ocean Drive // 305.531.6100

THE FLORIDA ROOM @ DELANO HOTEL 1685 Collins Avenue // 305.672.2000

SOHO BEACH HOUSE 4385 Collins Avenue // 786.507.7900

ROOFTOP OF THE WEBSTER 1220 Collins Avenue // 305.674.7899

“One of our favorite discoveries in Miami was the rooftop bar of luxury boutique The Webster. Perfect spot to grab a glass of bubbly and take in the city views.” – Annie


LA


brunch or lunch

KING’S ROAD CAFÉ 8361 Beverly Blvd. // 323.655.9044

THE ALCOVE

1929 Hillhurst Avenue // 323.644.0100

BLD

7450 Beverly Blvd. // 323.930.9744

HOLLYWOOD FARMER'S MARKET 1600 Ivar Avenue

LITTLE NEXT DOOR 8142 W 3rd Street // 323.951.1010

BOTTEGA LOUIE

700 S. Grand Avenue // 213.802.1470

“Best spin on comfort food breakfasts in LA!” - Kahi Lee, LA Ambassador

BLOOM CAFE

5544 Pico Blvd. // 323.934.6900

DOUGHBOY'S

8136 West 3rd Street // 323.852.1020


dinner

CAFÉ STELLA

3932 W Sunset Blvd. // 323.666.0265

KATSUYA

6300 Hollywood Blvd // 323.871.8777

“A Korean BBQ restaurant on Pico Boulevard that keeps its phone number top secret and won’t let anyone in without a reservation – no walk-ins allowed. Ever. It doesn’t even say Totoraku on the sign above the door, it says something like Teriyaki House instead.” - Ashleigh

GJELINA

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice // 310.450.1429

OSTERIA MOZZA

6602 Melrose Avenue // 323.297.0100

BCD TOFU HOUSE

3575 Wilshire Blvd. // 213.382.6677

TOTORAKU

10610 W Pico Blvd. // (310) 838.9881

MATSUHISA

129 N La Cienega Blvd. // 310.659.9639

“The food is unforgettable amazing!” - Amanda


dinner

PACE

2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd. // 323.654.8583

EVELEIGH

8752 W Sunset Blvd. // 424.239.1630

“Both for the amazing Mexican food...definitely not for the décor.” - Kahi

GARDENS OF TAXCO 1113 N Harper Ave. // 323.654.1746

EL CHOLO

1121 S Western Ave // 323.734.2773

CLEO

1717 Vine St // 323.962.1711

THE FOUNDRY

7465 Melrose Ave. // 323.651.0915

R23

923 E 2nd Street // 213.687.7178

“So cozy with gorgeous views and scrumptious comfort food.” - Amanda


drinks

ROGER ROOM

370 N La Cienega Blvd.// 310.854.1300

“Poolside drinks!” - Ashleigh

SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD 9200 Sunset Boulevard // 310.432.9200

SUNSET TOWER HOTEL 8358 Sunset Blvd. // 323.654.7100

CHATEAU MARMONT 8221 Sunset Blvd. // 323.656.1010

VILLAIN'S TAVERN 1356 Palmetto Street // 213.613.0766

“A microbrewery with the BEST burger in LA!” - Kahi

FATHER'S OFFICE 3229 Helms Ave. // 310.736.2224

MANDRAKE

2692 South La Cienega Blvd. // 310.837.3297

“Patio drinks!” – Amanda


THE BEST NIGHTS END WITH WHISKEY ON THE ROCKS


TORONTO


brunch or lunch

SWAN

892 Queen Street West // 416.532.0452

ODD FELLOWS

936 Queen Street West // 416.534.5244

SCHOOL BAKERY & CAFÉ 70 Fraser Avenue // 416.588.0005

LE PETIT DEJEUNER 191 King Street East // 416.703.1560

BONJOUR BRIOCHE

812 Queen Street East // 416.406.1250

SAVING GRACE

907 Dundas Street West // 416.703.7368

THE RECTORY CAFÉ

102 Lakeshore Ave on Ward's Island // 416.203.2152

“The thing about a good restaurant is that there are always waits. So pop next door to Ezra’s Pound for wicked java while you mind the time until they call your name.” -Amanda


dinnerTORONTO -dinner

NIAGARA STREET CAFÉ 169 Niagara Street // 416.703.4222

7 NUMBERS

307 Danforth Avenue // 416.469.5183

SCARAMOUCHE

1 Benvenuto Place // 416.961.8011 "A great date spot or for group gatherings; their signature Hurricane drink mixes three types of rum, and is delicious as it is dangerous!" - Nicole, Event Coordinator, The Society Toronto

FOXLEY

207 Ossington Avenue // 416.534.8520

SOUTHERN ACCENT 595 Markham Street // 416.536.3211

BLACK HOOF CAFÉ

928 Dundas Street West // 416.551.8854

“Be sure to save room for the coconut cream pie!” – Yvonne, Event Manager, The Society Toronto


dinner

THE DRAKE HOTEL

1150 Queen Street West // 416.531.5042 “Their street level patio in the Summer months is stellar!” –Sara

GUU

398 Church St // 416.977.0999

JULIE’S CUBAN

202 Dovercourt Road // 416.532.7397

HARBORD ROOM

9 Harbord Street // 416.962.8989

“L'unita is the perfect neighbourhood spot. Great food and a warm and welcoming ambience.” - Martina, Managing Director, The Society Toronto

L’UNITA

“A gourmet late-night menu that wont disappoint!” - Ashleigh

134 Avenue Road // 416.964.8686

BUCA

604 King Street West // 416.865.1600

THE STOCKYARDS SMOKEHOUSE & LARDER 699 St. Clair Avenue West // 416.658.9666

S-List partner


drinks

LOCAL KITCHEN & WINE BAR 1710 Queen Street West // 416.534.6700

GOODNIGHT

431 Richmond Street West // 416.364.0734

PARTS AND LABOUR 1566 Queen Street West // 415.588.7750

“I only ever drink the Old Fashioned.” - Ashleigh

BEACONSFIELD

1154 Queen Street West // 416.516.2550

ROOFTOP BAR @ THE THOMPSON HOTEL 550 Wellington Street West // 416.640.7778

“One of the only places in the city with a fireplace! Perfect for our many wintery nights” - Martina

LE PETIT CASTOR 1118 Yonge Street // 416.968.7366

AMBER

119 Yorkville Avenue // 416.926.9037

S-List partner


EVERY CULTURITE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO MAKE AN EXTRA DIRTY MARTINI


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EDITOR Sara Graham

ART DIRECTOR Paulina Perzynska

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