Image: Castell

If you have been bitten by the espresso martini bug, you’ll want to know about Castell, the chic rooftop lounge atop the AC Hotel on West 40th Street, which recently added “‘Tini Tuesdays” to its happy hour roundup. On that day of the week, the price of espresso martinis is slashed to a pre-inflationary $9 all evening long. If you prefer the classic or dirty martinis, those are also marked down.

If price is no object, Castell is also introducing a $40 “dirty caviar martini” — a dirty martini adorned with olives stuffed with blue cheese and topped with caviar. It is the last word in savory, brine-y cocktails.

Castell, AC Hotel, 21st floor, 260 W. 40th Street.

KitKat and Ketchup

Break me off a piece of what? The chocolate-coated wafer bars are now making a splash among TikTokers, who insist that slathering the candy with a large glug of the tomatoey condiment is the next great flavor pairing.

They may be onto something. Heinz and KitKat have done a mockup of an ad for “KitKat’Chup,” the union of these wayward flavors.

Image: Instagram

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