Gobble Gobble: Turkey Day Feasts

With Thanksgiving exactly one week away and with NYCs obvious wine'ing and dine'ing culture we've got some perfect resto reccs for dining in or taking out your turkey dinner. Or, if you're itching to cook you're first ever holiday feast, there's even a 101 style class in our mix worth trekking to before testing your skills next Thursday. Gobble gobble!

Head to Prospect Brooklyn, a modern American restaurant on November 19th at 7pm for a Thanksgiving cooking class. The one and a half hour class will offer tips on how to prepare a traditional Turkey Day dinner by executive Chef Kyle McClelland. The class will also cover the perfect alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage pairings. Hurry up, there are only 14 spots in the class and tickets cost $60. Call (718) 596-6826 to reserve your spot. Extra: All attendees will receive a 10% discount during their next visit to Prospect.

Holiday Getaways

The holidays are upon us and if you're not near your family, the holidays breed the perfect opportunity for a quiet or adventure filled get-away. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, a cozy stay at an inn, or family funtime in the city, we've got you covered. Check out these amazing vacation deals being offered by hotels around the world!

The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth: Located in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, The Hanover Inn is an ideal getaway spot this holiday season. The inn just completed a $40 million transformation, so is rearing to have guests. The hotel is located near the Hood Museum of Art and prime skiing destinations. The Inn is offering a Ski and Stay package that includes a full day pass for two at the Dartmouth Skiway, traditional breakfast for two, accomodations in a redesigned guest room for $269 per night with the promotion code PKGSKISTAY, as well as a Holiday Romance Experience package including accomodations in a redesigned guest room, a bottle of wine, and a holiday memento for $239 per night. The promotions run November 18th through December 30th.

Made in America

Manhattan Fashion Directory is a resource book for the fashion industry which highlights emerging and established designers and is written and edited by celebrity stylist Angelique Max. Recently, MFD launched a new issue featuring American-made designers throughout Manhattan. Their Made in America issue features exclusive interviews, collaborations, events, and tours surrounding the movement behind domestic design and production. Along with the new issue, MFD is now offering Made in America tours across Manhattan giving fashion enthusiasts a glimpse into the importance of buying American-made clothing, accessories, and more. The tour highlights local manufacturers and domestically sourced products, such as Nanette Lepore, 3x1, and Billy Reid. Tours range from one to four hours and includes copy of the Manhattan Fashion Directory (longer tours also include lunch). And it's not just for the ladies; there is a menswear tour, as well as plenty of listings within the directory specifically catered towards men.

Give to Sandy Relief

A Very Funny 'F*ck You' to Sandy: The Bell House and Pretty Good Friends are hosting a hurricane relief benefit on Sunday November 25th at 8pm. The show will feature comedians Jon Glaser, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Che and more and will be hosted by none other than Eugene Mirman. Tickets are $30 and 100% of the proceeds will go towards The Brooklyn Recovery Fund.

The Bell House is located at 149 7th St., Brooklyn. 718-643-6510

For the Adventurous Foodie

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.

LOL: Comedy All Around the City

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.

Sex, Hoods & Rock 'n Roll

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.

Hidden Gems

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!

Pucker Up

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!

We Like It Hot

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.