Fast casual has become extraordinarily popular here in Manhattan, but so has the concept of grab-and-go. There’s a difference: the former is an elevated lunch that you generally sit down with next to your friends and colleagues. The latter, well, is pretty self-explanatory. Proper Food, which recently opened its doors on Wall Street, is a wonderful spot to grab a variety of fresh and healthy items available to you the minute you walk inside.
Barbecue isn’t exactly one type of cuisine that Manhattan is known for. We excel in so many other kinds that it’s truly hard to find a place that serves some delicious BBQ-inspired items for us to whet our appetites with in our concrete jungle. Luckily, there’s a hidden gem in Hell’s Kitchen called Jax B-B-Q that takes the concept of said BBQ and elevates it to a whole other level.
A very important event that takes place annually in New York City is The Christopher & Dana Reeve Magical Evening Gala. The festive gathering brings together some of the biggest stars in the world to raise awareness and money for people who are suffering with spinal cord injuries.
The holiday season is upon us, meaning travel is inevitable for many of us Manhattanites. Long Island happens to be one of those places that people who reside here call home, meaning that the trips on the LIRR will be happening soon (if they haven’t happened already). Instead of being crammed up during an overnight with your relatives, why not stay at a place all to yourself with amenities galore? Here’s why one of those places should be The Roslyn Hotel in the heart of the beautiful Nassau County town of the same name.
Greenwich Village has certainly been a bit tastier the last few months. Drunken Monkey, the well-reviewed Indian restaurant located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, just opened up a second location on 31 Cornelia Street this past summer, in an attempt to appeal to a more hip and busy neighborhood.
Although the world of wine is not nearly as elusive and highbrow as it once was, it can still be overwhelming walking into a store for the first time. How do you know a Pinot Blanc from a Pinot Gris? Are Shiraz and Syrah the same grape? Is all sparkling wine considered champagne?
Philip Chaffin has a story to tell. Actually, he has one to sing. The co-founder of PS Classics has recently released an album which spans a life fully lived from the gay perspective–from the nervous first date through the loss of a partner. “Will He Like Me” is a collection of both well-known and rare gems. Produced with his husband Tommy Krasker, the album has been selected as a 2018 NY Times pick for Gift Giving. Times critic Jesse Green wrote, “Chaffin turns the great songs of love gay, merely by refusing to alter the titles and pronouns. From “When I Marry Mr. Snow,” to “I Got Lost in His Arms,” he tells a familiar story that has never sounded so new.”
Another Halloween has come and gone, and we’re quickly sliding into Thanksgiving. However, I’m still basking in the McKittrick Hotel’s annual Halloween Inferno party!
If you’ve never obsessed over a romantic crush, you’re probably lying. Deborah Zoe Laufer understands. Her 45-minute musical, Window Treatment fully captures the feeling of longing for someone you’ve only seen, but have never met.
She didn’t exactly wear blue velvet, but bluer than velvet was the night for Lauren Molina, half of the popular duo The Skivvies. With her equally dyed-in-the blue counterpart Nick Cearley, the pair put on a “Halloween Hootenanny” last week at the Green Room 42. Dressed in little else than their actual skivvies, the pair was decked in blue body paint and glitter. They opened their show with a parody mash-up from Songs for a New World and Guys and Dolls: “Songs for a Blue Wave” and “Get out You’re Rockin’ the Vote.” Afterward, they told the packed audience that they were dressed as blue waves—a suggestion they hoped would sweep the nation on Tuesday’s Election Day. (While it was not as big as many Democrats hoped, it still marked a significant shift in the system.