Many of us know Carmelo Anthony for being a dominant leader in the world of basketball, given that he plays for one of the biggest teams in the league- The New York Knicks. On top of the basketball world, Carmelo also dabbles in the world of professional soccer, as he is the owner of the Puerto Rican Futbol Club. In anticipation of the 59th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, Carmelo announced a big match that will be happening that weekend, for which he himself will be hosting. [Read more…] about Carmelo Anthony Announces Clasico De Futbol Match on June 11th
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This year’s Grand National is only a mere few days away and the final list of 40 horses and jockeys has been announced. Although they have been announced they are not certain to run as any contestants can pull out, even on the very day at the latest. The four reserves waiting for one to pull out include Bishop’s Road, Knock House, Perfect Candidate and Maggio. [Read more…] about The History of The Grand National Horse Race
March Madness has finally arrived for all College Basketball fans! The usual suspects in Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon have all taken the #1 seeds, but it is anyone’s game for the big title. Bars and restaurants will be stocked full of fans over the next month, and two in particular are doing something super fun for everyone to enjoy- OYSTER MADNESS! That is right, Crave Fishbar, located in Midtown and The Upper West Side, is getting in on the action with a super fun activity that will get you to decide if you are more of a West Coast or East Coast fan. [Read more…] about Crave Fishbar Hosts #OysterMadness in Honor of March Madness
It is pretty much impossible for me and a lot of other people to go to the gym and not have music with you. Music, in a way, can help pump you up and keep you going towards your daily goal of whatever you are trying to achieve. So whether you are bench pressing, jogging on the treadmill, or reaching a new goal on the elliptical, chances are you have your music going. Question is, what songs really help you keep your energy up, burn calories, and keep you motivated? From Kanye West to Britney Spears, we have come up with ten bangers that will help your drive and determination while you keep your heart rate going. Check out what we think you should listen to. [Read more…] about Twenty Great Songs to Workout to At Your NYC Gym
Last night at Super Bowl 50, we saw some pretty incredible and amazing moments, both from the sports and music field. Peyton Manning and The Denver Broncos triumphantly won over the favored Carolina Panthers, which is a pretty great punctuation mark for Peyton’s amazing long sentence of a career. Millions of people were ecstatically waiting for the halftime show, in which superstars Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay rocked the house to commemorate the 50th year of this legendary game being played. Upon closer look, you would have noticed that Chris Martin was wearing a Global Citizen armband, an organization that has a goal of ending extreme poverty by the year 2030. There is, however, a Manhattan connection to this story.
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Super Bowl 50 is only four days away, where we will find out if the Carolina Panthers can commence their incredible season with a SB win, or if the Denver Broncos can take care of some unfinished business from two years ago and claim victory. Several places in New York City will claim to be the hot spot for where you should go for food, fun, football and more… but which ones are the best? Here are a couple that we think you should stop at this coming Sunday.
Super Bowl 50 is just around the corner! We here at Manhattan Digest already entertained you with some recipes from some local restaurants here in NYC, and now we have even more delicious yumminess to share with you and your friends. One of my favorite food brands to shop for, Boar’s Head, have come up with some really tasty and simple recipes to create and enjoy while watching the big game (And the halftime show with Coldplay & Beyonce! Yay)! Check out what they have in store for you to make this coming Sunday.
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Super Bowl 50 is coming up in only 10 short days, and many of us NYC’ers are looking to chow down on some delicious snacks, appetizers and anything else where the calorie count will have us on high regret level the next day. But who cares! It is the biggest sports day in the world and we should celebrate with some tasty treats. Luckily, here at Manhattan Digest we have some great recipes for you to create, try out and enjoy with your friends and loved ones. Made by Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, who resides at two of the best restaurants in NYC- Wallsé and The Upholstery Store, snacks are sure to impress your guests. Outside of Kurt, there is a candy I am including at the end that is really fun for the party you are having. Take a look.
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We are coming down to a nail-biter tonight my hockey fans and friends! The New York Rangers are playing game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at Madison Square Garden against the Tampa Bay Lighting in hopes that they pull out the win and make it to the finals next week! Although I am an Islanders fan, I root for New York no matter what and am praying that we pull it out tonight and win the Stanley Cup over the next week or so!
With all the parties and events going on for the super important game, Hornitos Tequila has a great recipe for you and your friends to enjoy throughout the evening called “The Broadway Blueshirts”. Easy to make with delicious results, see below-
The Broadway Blueshirts
- 2 Parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- ½ Part Agave Nectar
- 1 Part Lime Juice
- 2 Parts Coconut Water
- 3 Dashes Angostura® Bitters
- Lime Peel
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime peel.
Looks pretty spectacular to me, if I must say so myself. Good luck to my boys on The New York Rangers! For more information Hornitos Tequila, check out their official site.
As someone who has been a lifelong New York Mets fan, a struggling one per se, I tend to narrowly avoid anything that has do to with the Yankees. I mean, when you grow up with the last name Shea it is sort of embedded in your system to ultimately root for the Mets even though in recent years a local high school team has a better shot at getting to The World Series than they do. I blame that on the name change from Shea to Citifield, but I digress. Luckily, I had a huge change of heart when I visited their official restaurant called NYY Steak this past Wednesday. Located right in the heart of midtown Manhattan on 51st between 5th and 6th Avenue (with alternate locations at Yankee Stadium and Coconut Greek in Florida), NYY Steak is to fine dining what the Yankees are to baseball- just great. This is their quote, which I was originally hesitant by, however after my experience I can truthfully say that statement couldn’t be… truer.
The location itself is quite grand upon arrival. The space is two floors and seeing as it is fine dining I would highly recommend not showing up in a pair of jeans and t-shirt and maybe getting a bit dressed up (nothing they said to me on their part, but I should’ve known better based off what I was wearing). Something that was fascinating about NYY Steak was that the plates that we were served on were the traditional colors of the New York Yankees- blue and white. That may not seem so spectacular but what made it cool was that each plate had a number of a legendary Yankee player imprinted on the top of it. So you had your run of the gamut of players like Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio’s numbers just to name a few while you are dining on their delectable items that they serve. The service was top notch as well, with their impeccable wait staff accommodating me and my friend at every stop and recommending the best of the best that was on their menu that night.
The menu itself for the main part is Americana at its best, from its 21 day USDA Steaks (butchered in house) to its incredible line of Seafood, NYY Steak has got you covered. Let’s go through what in my opinion you should have while you are dining there. If you are looking to start off with a soup and salad, I would recommend The Crab Bisque with cream & sherry and Ozzie’s Spinach Salad with dried cherries, pine nuts, roasted bell peppers, BACON and shaved asiago cheese in a cherry vinaigrette dressing. The bisque itself was quite warm and creamy and the Alaskan King Crab was cooked perfectly. I for one am not the biggest spinach fan however combined with all the elements it made for one tasty salad.
Moving onto the appetizers might I suggest two words- STEAK BACON. Yes, pictured about you have their steak bacon which is cured and smoked in house. Putting two of my favorite meats together in one tasty bite really is quite the treat itself, and their steak bacon is no exception. Another tasty option is of course a classic Colossal Shrimp Cocktail with a horseradish cocktail sauce and something that you can get as an entree but we actually opted to get them as an appetizer.
This is their Dry Aged Lamb Chops, which if you ordered as an entree would come as two double-cut chops and rubbed with fresh rosemary & roasted garlic. However, they were gracious enough to make them for us in a lollipop format, where we could literally pick them up and eat them off the bone. I don’t know if it was the rub or the way they cooked the meat, but honest to god this has got to be one of the best tasting meats I have ever experienced in my life. The flavor on them is insane and can dual well if you want to share with others or have for yourself as an entree. Heck, its so good it even got its own paragraph on here. So that is saying something.
For a main course option, outside of the lamb chops, a good classic choice would be their Filet Mignon which comes in a 6, 8 or 12 Oz. Cooked perfectly and can pair well with any of their yummy sides like Lobster Mac N Cheese & Garlic Mashed Potatoes which they provided us with. Something that they also do is that if you order a particular steak they will carve whatever you would like onto the bone of it. No kidding, look above. I was short of in shell shock when they told me about this originally and even in more shock when they presented it to me. I mean, my name and website on a steak. That I can keep, as a memento. Totally awesome.
To finish the meal off with something sweet, try their classic New York Style Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Pretzels or Creme Brulee as it a great way to end. 10/10 in my book for so many different reasons. For more information on NYY Steak’s three locations, menus and so much more, check out their official site.