The Cleaver Company is the parent company of previous Snail winner The Green Table, and is New York's pre-eminent, and was probably New York's first, green caterer. The company was born thirty years ago – long before "green," "sustainability," and "locavore" were part of our food vernacular – out of Mary Cleaver's conviction that the best foods are grown, tended and harvested within a day's drive of your table.
The word "lounge" is thrown around a lot these days, but when you walk into the elegant and comfortable Flatiron Lounge, you'll have a definite "Aha!" moment—this is what it means. It's one of the best cocktail bars in the world, but their friendly staff and level of service will have you feeling like it's your neighborhood bar. Proprietor, mixologist, and Slow Food friend Julie Reiner brings a knack for fruit from her native Hawaii to the seasonal menu of classics and house-invented specialties.