NYC what is your Grade?

It’s kind as if your writer was missing in action for a brief moment in time -but seriously don’t let that small amount of time off fool you. As a defense this never-ending damn Polar Vortex perhaps has played a major part in supplying an infinite amount of brain freeze -literally.  However, that’s not the…

Distilled Opens In Tribeca

Executive chef Shane Lyons and partner Nick Iovacchini have opened Distilled in Tribeca .  Embodying the spirit of a historic American public house, the 110-seat restaurant serves a menu of regional favorites elevated with modern techniques and global flavors in a welcoming, communal setting. Lyons, formerly of Momofuku Noodle Bar, showcases a creative menu that…

Leti’s Catering Features Cooking Classes

On a Monday night, I headed to the Old Bowery Station with Leti Salama from Leti’s Catering to learn how to make paella. “Paella” is a Spanish Rice Dish, that is cooked with vegetables and meat/seafood. Key ingredients always include saffron to give the dish its rich yellow color, and olive oil. Upon entering the…

Old Bowery Station Offers Cooking Class/Restaurant Pop Up

Huertas Pop Up Shop April 18-20, Chef Jonah Miller brings Spanish pinxtos to The Old Bowery Station for his three-day Huertas Pop Up. The future restaurant Huertas will be “popping up” at the Old Bowery Station offering guests an impressive preview of the bar offerings at Huertas.   Instead guests will help themselves to a variety of pintxos–finger-foods typical of northeast Spain–that will…

Top 8 Things to do to Get Over a Breakup in NYC

Stuck in a rut? Can’t get over a past relationship? Here’s a quick list of things to do to get over a breakup in NYC: 1. Try a new look. A new haircut and a new outfit is a great way to a fresh start. Reminding yourself you still can bring sexy back is your…

Valentine’s Day Single’s Events

Okay, all you single people with ambition, but not enough ambition to look this shit up for yourselves I have compiled five, yes FIVE single’s events for you to attend around Valentine’s Day. Just to give you a little hope and self-worth before ultimate disappointment and devastation. To call myself out here… I had three…

Review: La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Restaurant

After owning multiple restaurants in twelve countries, globally-renowned Chef Gastòn Acurio opened his first New York City restaurant, La Mar Cebicheria, in September 2011. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana overlooks historic Madison Square Park. La Mar’s Executive Chef Victoriano Lopez has been Gaston’s right-hand man for years, and his menu features bright, clean, and beautiful cebiches…

Marcus Samuelsson & Maxime Bilet Come Together for a One-Night Only Culinary Feast

For one night only, James Beard Foundation Award-winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson is joining forces with molecular gastronomy mastermind and co-author of Modernist Cuisine,Maxime Bilet, for a culinary journey into the future.Maxime will reinterpret the signature dishes served at Red Rooster Harlem, including Chicken & Waffes andSteak & Grits into a six-course tasting menu using the futuristic…

Review: Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant

Founded in 1938 by Joe Maxwell, Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant has been a staple in the lower Manhattan scene. Known for it’s comfort food, laid back atmosphere, and well stocked bar, this historic restaurant has character and staying power. Based on the “simpler times” that was Joe Maxwell’s legacy, Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant aims to…