If you like food as much as we do, then you are always on the prowl for something new and different...and delicious. Luckily, New York is known for its culinary diversity. Here are some of our latest, favorite unique foodie spots.
The Curry Club: Should your tastebuds lean toward eclectic, The Curry Club that just debuted at Jones Wood Foundry is for you. Jason Hicks has partnered with Saira Malhotra to showcase a different curry each week here at the first Anglo-Indian collaborations at a British pub outside of England. In addition to the delicious dishes, Jones Wood Foundry will also offer Indian brews and wines to complement the food. The $23 dishes will be available November 12, 19, and 26th from 6-11pm.
With the weekend heading our way and chilly winds curbing our enthusiasm, it's the perfect time to do something a little different than your average weekend night out of dinner and a movie. Hit up one of these fab comedy shows happening in the city for some fun that is sure to put a smile on your face.
Stage 72: After 5 years of extensive renovations, the popular Upper West Side performance space, the Triad Theater, will re-launch as Stage 72 as part of the NY Comedy Festival. The new space will feature music, comedy, dane, plays, film screenings, and more. The re-launch during NY Comedy Festival will include performances by Susie Essman, Tony Danza, Rachel Dratch, and many more. Check out the full schedule here.
The Hoodie Shop, in downtown Manhattan, sells...you guessed it, hoodies! But not your run-of-the-mill college hoodies, rather a range of chic hooded apparel for both men and women. The store has a psychadelic 70s vibe, funky seating, and an overall party atmosphere, which is why it is more than just a store - it's a place to hang out. Aleah Speranza, owner of The Hoodie Shop, recently collaborated with NYC-based designer Alexander Campaz. We chat with the successful businesswoman about the shop, her recent collaboration, and future projects.
Sure, there are those restaurants in the city that everybody knows about and will wait months to get a reservation for. And then there are your local neighborhood spots that you frequent for a good cheap eat. But if you are looking to expand your horizons, we've got some of Manhattan's most delicious and underrated spots for you to try out!
Brabant Belgian Brasserie: (Say that five times fast!) This Belgian restaurant was welcomed to Midtown early this year, and with well-known BXL around the corner, it has sadly been overlooked. But if you're looking for Belgian fare or just a good meal, this is such a great spot. Each dish is abundant, heavenly, and savory. The waitstaff kindly helps you pair your meal with a flavorful Belgian beer from their extensive menu featuring 50+ Belgian brews. Top off your meal with a selection of desserts, which are well worth both the money and the extra calories. You're welcome!
We already know oxblood an IT color of the season, so make sure you've got that hue, not only apparent your clothing collection and accessories, but in your make-up too! Exude Lipstick ($29) offers the perfect plum to complement any outfit and make you look damn hot from head to toe while sporting it. Already donning the oxblood in your ensemble and don't want to overdo it? Try pairing your dark hues with a simple nude lipstick to complete your look. You will look Fall-ready and fashionable. Check out these celebs who know exactly what we're talking about!
The best way to warm up this time of year is by heating up your insides with a delicious hot spiked bevy. We've rounded up the tastiest, most unique hot cocktails around the city for you to try out at home or at the bar, from hot ciders to teas to everything inbetween! Cheers!
Bourbon Cream (Served at KTCHN)
2 ½ oz. Old Forester bourbon
1 oz. heavy cream
½ oz. cinnamon syrup
Steamed hot and sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and raw sugar.
Sandy has been quite the bitch. Luckily, City Harvest has risen to the challenge, delivering fresh food to high-need locations across all five boroughs. It's lucky that the food hunger organization recently raised $1M at their Bid Against Hunger event. Over the last three days, the organization has delivered more than 400,000 pounds of food to areas such as Coney Island, Breezy Point, Rockaway, Park Slope, and lower Manhattan. “City Harvest is working closely with the city and our partners to identify areas with the greatest need, sourcing additional shelf-stable items and developing special food distributions,” said Jilly Stephens, City Harvest’s Executive Director. “There is an increased demand for food as the city slowly recovers from the devastation of storm Sandy, and we are filling our fleet of trucks with food for routes across the five boroughs to help our neighbors in need.”
Marisa Churchill, a former contestant on Top Chef, loves to put healthy spins on scrumptious classics. Her cookbook, Sweet & Skinny ($24), is all about healthier ways to make your favorite desserts. So far, Marisa has shared with us her recipe for PB&J Cookies and Almond Joy Macaroons. This week, we learn how to whip up some good ol' Whoopie Pies!
Joey Healy is a prominent eyebrow stylist, professional make-up artist, and licensed esthetician, who has become a favorite among celebrities such as Kyra Sedgwick, Aviva Drescher, Andy Cohen, and more. In 2009, he launched a mobile eyebrow styling division and in 2011, he launched The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection. He is a master of the brows and was happy to share some of his best tips on how to create the perfect fame for those windows to the soul.
What are some tips you can tell our readers on how to shape their eyebrows?