Still have no idea where to go today for Cinco De Mayo? Manhattan has a plethora of places you can try out, but why not stick to something where the cuisine that is prepared is something you can enjoy not only on today but all year round? We suggest you stop by Cantina Rooftop at some point today, as they have something super special planned to celebrate. [Read more…] about Last Minute Cinco De Mayo Plans? Try Cantina Rooftop.
One of our favorite Mexican hotspots is officially reopening tonight, and we could not be more excited for this to be happening. Cantina Rooftop, located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, is kicking off the start of this amazing warm weather we are having in New York City at 5PM, where you can make reservations and experience what makes this place truthfully unique, tasty and breathtaking. [Read more…] about Cantina Rooftop is Officially Opened Again & We Are Happy
The warm weather has finally arrived! Screw what the weather reports are saying for Sunday and Monday’s snowstorm! No matter what, warm weather is here to stay and so are the options to dine “Al Fresco” which translates to “in the open air”. In other words… outside! We have found some super awesome places where this is not only an option but also encouraged! Here are some of our top picks for chillin outside with some tasty treats with your friends and fam.
Couldn’t get enough of our first New Year’s Eve post from yesterday, detailing where to go in New York City before, during and after the ball drops? Well, if none of those strike your fancy then Manhattan Digest has found even more places that possibly can give you an incredible night with your friends and family. Take a look at what each place has to offer.
After having an absolutely amazing first fundraiser back in March, we at Manhattan Digest have decided to do a second one in hopes that this will be even more successful than the first. Manhattan Digest is throwing its 2nd annual fundraiser this coming Friday on October 2nd, taking place at my favorite gay bar in the world Gym Sportsbar from 7-9 PM. Similar to last time, it will be held in the basement area of the bar, where you can come and donate money to support breast cancer research in my late mother Lisa’s memory and bid on some incredible prizes that you yourself can actually win!
We are echoing the same format we did back in March, in the form of a silent auction (raffle style) where you can take your raffle tickets and put them in the containers of the prizes that you want to win. $5 gets you 2 tickets, $10 gets you 5 tickets and $20 gets you 10 tickets. You are more than willing to donate more if you would like. A very handsome gentleman from The Adonis Lounge will be at the door to give you your tickets so there is a bonus incentive there as well!
So what are the fabulous and amazing prizes that you are able to potentially win? Take a look at what we have in store!
One free night at The Hotel Belleclaire
$100 Amazon Gift Card
$250 Gift Card to Jacob’s Pickles
Dinner for two at BKB Restaurant ($100 Value)
Dinner for two at Cantina Rooftop ($100 Value)
Haircut and Shave from Best Barber in Hell’s Kitchen ($80 Value)
Gift card from Krave & Kulture
Custom Cake for up to 5 people from H Bake Shop ($150 Value)
$25 gift card from Otto’s Tacos
$50 gift card to The Jolly Monk
$50 gift card to Haru Sushi
$50 gift card to New York Beer Company
$50 gift card to Morton’s Grille
3 Month membership to Crunch Gym ($240 Value)
If you are unable to attend, there are other ways of donating where you can still win one of the amazing prizes. Simply send an email to [email protected] with how you want to donate. We accept Venmo, Paypal and other types of payments. Please also include how you want to allocate the tickets. Other than, that I look forward to seeing everyone at Gym Sportsbar this coming Friday night!
Who doesn’t love brunch? It is one of New Yorkers favorite things to do on the weekends as to catch up with your friends and family over some delicious breakfast and lunch options all wrapped in one. So why not take the traditional Brunch fare we are used to and add some Mexican flare to it? Look no further than Cantina Rooftop, located on West 48th Street between 11th and 12th Avenue. Cantina, which is right next to the famed Stage 48, debuted their brand new Sunday brunch menu this past Sunday and I must say they started out with a bang based off of the meals that were prepared for us.
The location itself is absolutely stunning, especially if it is on a warm and beautiful day outside. You take the elevator up to the 4th floor where the doors open to a beautiful indoor and outdoor space furnished with beautiful wood floors on the outside and a patio esque setting on the inside. They chose the perfect weekend to do this as this past Sunday was just the right temperature for this type of event. As if the location wasn’t great enough, the food was absolutely incredible too.
The brunch itself it set at a Prix Fixe menu, with your choice of one entree plus two Bellini’s or Mimosa’s for only $28.95. Sounds pretty good to me. For only $10-12 dollars more you should start with their fresh guacamole made three different ways. The Cantina, with Queso Fresco is one. The El Diablo with Chile De Arbol Paste, Charred Habanero Mango Pico and Crispy Oregano is the other. Finally, the La Dona with Tropical Salsa Fresca and Crispy Pepitas rounds out the deliciousness. The latter was my favorite, however all are great in their own ways.
The entrees have so many different options to choose from, however me and my friend went with something sweet and savory to compliment our palettes. I would highly recommend the Cajeta Pan Frances (French Toast) with Ricotta, Wild Berries, Cajeta and Mexican Vanilla Chantilli. The best French Toast that I have had in a while, and all the ingredients that come with really made this a fresh and tasty dish. If eggs are on your mind, you should try the Huevos Rancheros with Crispy Blue Corn Tortilla, Frijoles Borrachos, Queso Fresco, Guacamole, Pico De Gallo and Chile De Arbol Sauce. Really well prepared and tasted great. Add some Apple Wood Smoked Bacon as a side dish and you are all set for a great meal.
Don’t just take my word for it. Check out their official site and be sure to visit on Sunday’s between 11-3 to see how great this place really is. Happy Eating everyone!