Editors’ Recommendations Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer A few of the concepts include Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, which evokes a dark pirate ship feel (flames included); the crisp Harbor Club (can you say, views); the light and airy Blue Moon Tap House; fresh seafood from Stripers Waterside; the PBR Coors Banquet Bar; the Blue Moon Taphouse; and — wait for it — a Fudgery featuring handmade, traditional sweets. The craft beers are also inspired by the city of Norfolk, which is home to a longstanding Naval base, several warship museums, and leagues of other seafaring history.Waterside District not only reminds us how hungry we are, but of the potential for hospitality architecture to evoke a feeling in its visitors and a common ground for connection. For instance, the Waterside District garage space hosts family movie nights (catch Hocus Pocus on October 24), so bring your chair for the promenade, grab a beer, and enjoy the East Coast fall.Created for The Cordish Companies, who recently enlisted Jeffrey Beers for their Atlanta sports bar complex, Live! At the Battery, Waterside is similarly social but embodies the spirit of a very different setting. Nautical knots and a view that washes in the salty air creates a home away from home. Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market Photo by Max TouheyA Titanic on land, Jeffrey Beers International’s newest hospitality design project, Waterside District, brings 55,000-square-feet of dining and drinks to the waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia.Seven distinct restaurants and bars are strung together with a similar theme of maritime odes, including seashell-white dining furniture, blackened steel, and exposed structural elements that evoke the gritty glory of this area’s former shipyard aesthetic. You can even find a sailboat hanging from the rafters. Sailors and pirates alike are welcome.These highly intentional design elements have come to be a calling card for Jeffrey Beers and the firm’s other projects, which include Brooklyn’s newest Gotham at The Ashland. This time, the layout invites us to cast anchor for the day at Waterside District and coast into evening, becoming entranced by the wide range of fare and the marriage with architectural charms. 1. Blue Moon Taphouse 2. Blue Moon Taphouse 3. Harbor Club 4. Harbor Club 5. PBR Coors Banquet Bar 6. PBR Coors Banquet Bar 7. Marketplace 8. Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse 9. Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse 10. Waterside District What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp
Canadian author Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”Atwood confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday.Yes indeed to those who asked: I’m writing a sequel to The #HandmaidsTale. #TheTestaments is set 15 years after Offred’s final scene and is narrated by three female characters. It will be published in Sept 2019. More details: https://t.co/e1umh5FwpX pic.twitter.com/pePp0zpuif— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) November 28, 2018“The Testaments” will be published next September.Atwood says she was inspired by all the questions about the fictional world of Gilead and by the world we’re living in.The new book will be set 15 years after Offred’s final scene in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”The popular novel was a best seller when it was first published in 1985.It’s seen a resurgence since becoming the basis for an acclaimed television show of the same name.