On a rainy Saturday afternoon, while craving a warm meal, we stumbled upon Jun-Men Ramen Bar. It was a great idea running into a soup place to get out of the cold, but Jun-Men is more than just a noodle shop. It is a fun mix of barbeque, broth, and chilled fish that offers treats for both the peckish and famished. [Read more…] about Jun-Men Ramen Bar Offers Pure Noodle Comfort
Nasty Pig has become a huge force in the fashion industry for its great and colorful designs, not to mention how well they look on a men’s body. With ads prominently featured on RuPaul’s Drag Race and seen all over New York City, its no surprise that this booming company keeps rolling out new items for men to gag over and for other men to gush over when they see these men wear their apparel. That statement couldn’t be truer than this past Saturday, when Nasty Pig threw a fantastic party to celebrate the unveiling of their S&S collection at their flagship store in Chelsea. [Read more…] about Nasty Pig Unveils Sexy S&S Collection in Chelsea
With Spring making its grand entrance into our world this week (although it still feels like winter), we are embracing the new to the best of our abilities and getting ourselves out there in hopes that the warm weather is on its way. One way to get out there is to find tasty new cocktail recipes that go perfectly with the seasons changing. Well, one of my personal favorite hotels, The Standard Hotel, located above the High Line Urban Park in Chelsea, has a new delicious cocktail recipes for you to try out. There are also two others great recipes outside of The Standard that you can try for yourself! Take a look at these tasty concoctions and enjoy! [Read more…] about Delicious New Cocktail Recipes from The Standard Hotel & More!
You may recall that earlier this year I shared some photos from the apartment that a friend of mine was looking at in Chelsea. He ended up passing on it in favor of another building a few blocks away. The location is great for him but a photographer’s dream for me. With views of the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building, I was able to capture some great, sweeping cityscapes. I am always remind that art is truly where you find it* and it can be anywhere, even the rooftop of your brand new apartment building.
*More on this in an upcoming article! [Read more…] about Moving to Chelsea- Updated Photo Blog
What could be better when you pair a top beer brand with a super cool street art gallery? You get the epic duo of Anheuser-Busch and Instagrafite, which just partnered on an amazingly cool internal artist residency program. Anheuser-Busch, which just opened up a new Headquarters in Chelsea, did this initiative with up and coming artists in hopes that it will inspire employees to create the “new and next of beer culture” with the murals being hung up on their walls. [Read more…] about Anheuser-Busch Opens HQ In Chelsea & Parnters With Instagrafite
What happens when you combine celebrity chefs, delicious food, and scintillating conversation? You get the new dinner series launching at Foragers Market in Chelsea! Starting on March 28th at 6:30, the educational dinner series will feature a celebrity chef discussing a wide range of topics, a three course meal prepared by Forager’s very own Nickolas Martinez, and a fantastic Q&A during the dessert portion. Sounds pretty great right? [Read more…] about Dinner Series Launch at Foragers Market in Chelsea
If there is one thing Manhattanites can all agree on is that weekends are pretty much for sleeping in after a long night out, and then heading off to grab some delicious brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. It is sort of our little version of the best day after remedy you could possibly imagine. With the weather being as cold as it is outside, we are hurrying our little butts off to whatever brunch place we love to enjoy what they have to offer. So what do we here at Manhattan Digest think are some pretty great Winter brunch spots to enjoy with your friends and family? Take a look.
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As crazy as New York City can actually be, sometimes it is really good to experience something amazing yet have it be in a quieter, controlled setting where your focus is a lot better and you can enjoy things at a better decibel. This seems to be a great concept for a supper club called I Forgot It’s Wednesday, or IFIW for short. Run by husband and wife team Matt & Jenny Dorsey, IFIW made leaps and bounds as the number one superclub in San Francisco by 7×7 Magazine (over Michelin-starred Lazy Bear) and was also featured in top food publications such as SF Weekly, Eater, The Village Voice and more. So what makes IFIW so special?
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Everyone knows Chelsea is without a doubt one of the most unique, gorgeous, and hippest places to live in all of New York City. Recently, a friend of mine who currently lives in Staten Island but works in Chelsea Market decided that wanted to look at apartments. We walked through the neighborhood drinking in all of the quirks that make Chelsea as desirable as it is for both native Manhattanites and for those residing in the other boroughs. From the local basketball court to the panoramic views from the window of the apartment my friend was interested in moving into, Chelsea shows some of the greatest charm of all neighborhoods in New York. [Read more…] about Moving Downtown- A Closer Look Into Chelsea
Let’s face it. We all know how stressful the holidays can be, especially if you are the one hosting and the thought of cooking for a ton of people can add onto that stress a little more (cue in the tons of wine you’ll be drinking). Well stress be gone, because I have found the solution for you in craft grocer Foragers Market, which is located in the heart of Chelsea and DUMBO. Foragers is offering chef-quality Thanksgiving meals with fresh, seasonal fare pick-up so you can avoid the crowded supermarkets, restaurants and whatnot and have some amazing dishes prepared for you so by the time you pick it up it is ready to go!
Not familiar with Foragers Market? Here is a little more about them. Per the site– “At Foragers we choose the best, most carefully produced foods in the world. Since 2005 we have operated a busy neighborhood market in Brooklyn and in 2012 opened a market, restaurant and wine shop in Manhattan. We also own and work a small vegetable farm in upstate New York that grows exclusively for our stores. By growing our own produce and cultivating personal relationships with our producers we make certain that we are selling and creating good, clean food.”
For the holidays, Foragers sources quality, clean food for the house-made dishes including: GMO, antibiotic and hormone-free local heritage or whey-brined turkeys (available fully carved), seasonal sides from area farms, Cape Cod cranberries, NYS apples and pies from Brooklyn-based 4&20 Blackbirds.
The full Thanksgiving menu is available on their website and must be ordered by November 20th. Full dinners can be custom ordered a la carte or chosen from three themed dinner packages – Traditional Thanksgiving, Vegetarian Thanksgiving and Lighter Thanksgiving – with biodynamic, organic and natural wine pairings upon request. I would personally do the traditional Thanksgiving as that seems pretty par for the course with what I grew up with, however each of the themed packages seem full n plenty and will satisfy you regardless. If you are ordering a la carte, some things to consider would be their great line of cheeses, crudite and fresh cut fruit as well as delicious side dishes from fingerling potatoes to sausage & sage stuffing. Sounds delicious. The wine suggestions are quite impressive as well in the sparkling, white and red categories and seem to pair well with what they are presenting.
Don’t just take my word for it though! Check out their site and give them a call to make this year’s Thanksgiving the most memorable of all! Happy Holidays everyone!
300 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Brooklyn (DUMBO) Location:
56 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201