When you have a name like James Beard award-winning chef Daniel Boulud attached to a restaurant, chances are you are in for a very, very good night. That was my experience to a tee when I stopped by his French bistro called Bar Boulud with a friend last week.
Trixie Mattel’s tour, Now With Moving Parts, has already come and gone in New York City, but there’s still a chance to spend an evening with the reigning RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars queen, and for a good cause. On Saturday, September 1, Trixie will host Pride Bingo at Atlantic City’s favorite destination for New Yorkers, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, currently celebrating it’s 15th birthday with major events throughout the year including concerts with Cher and Britney Spears.
The town of Huntington Village out in Long Island is one of the best places to visit year round, as the area mimics what the West Village looks like in New York City. If you are jonesing for something truly delicious to eat, then Finnegan’s would be your ideal place to stop into. Here’s why.
I have big a HUGE fan of Leah Cohen ever since she appeared on Top Chef’s 5th season ten years ago. When I found out about her restaurant Pig & Khao, I naturally beelined all the way down to the Lower East Side to try her variety of Filipino-Thai-accented Southeastern Asian fare that left me wanting more, more, more even though I was completely full upon exit.
In Razzle Dazzle, Michael Riedel’s compelling book on theater history, he shares some unique insight into Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner’s 1965 flop On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. “Lerner wrote it while receiving daily injections of amphetamines from Max Jacobson, the infamous “Dr. Feelgood” whose patients included Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Nelson Rockefeller, and John F. Kennedy.”
Since the advent of the wholly online era, much has been said about how the digital transformation of all of our modes of communication has arguably driven a wedge between us, and made our relationships with one another more distant. Research conducted by Science Daily has suggested that rather than facilitating communication and strengthening relationships in the way that the big social media giants have promised, time spent on the internet among adolescents corresponds with a decline in communication with family members and an overall net decrease in friendships ranging from 20-80%.
The fast casual concept continues to be on the rise in New York City, as many Manhattanites are opting to spend their money at places where fresh ingredients reign supreme over the conglomerate ones that are stuffing up our area. Omakasa, a spot that thrives on authentic Asian cuisine available to you within minutes of ordering, just opened their second location on Spring Street to the delight of many that have enjoyed it so far.
I have to admit this: vegetarian cuisine and me have never been the best of friends. Sure, I’ll say hello every once in a while but they aren’t exactly my most frequented text option when it comes to the kind of food that I eat. Vatan, located in Kips Bay (and or Midtown East), changed my mind on how delicious this type of food can be, as its Indian flare that is added to the mix only propelled the overall experience.
Vocal jazz fans and aficionados of handsome men have somewhere to go this weekend.
New York City Summer Restaurant Week is 10 days away, beginning on July 23rd and going all the way to August 17th. That gives you plenty of time to experience several different hotspots who are pulling out all the stops for this once a year experience. So sit down, get your bib on, and get ready to devour the delicious food at the following locations.