Surely most foodie fiends know about Roger Mooking, the Trinidadian-Canadian chef who hosts Everyday Exotic on the Cooking Channel, stars on the Food Network's Heat Seekers with Aaron Sanchez, and most recently, aired his latest show, Man Fire Food, on the Cooking Channel, which debuted in September. In the show, Roger travels the country to discover intentive ways in which others cook with fire. We got to chat with the chef about his favorite cuisine, why he likes to grill, and what he's up to right now.
This past weekend, Manhattan Fashion Directory presented the Queen of the Downtown Scene, Patti Astor's first book at Clic Gallery. Patti Astor, famed performer, is known for her time as a ballerina, actress, and gallery owner. Her book, FUN Gallery...The True Story, is a memoir documenting her experiences as a dancer turned anti-Vietnam revolutionary who went on to open the most famous art gallery in the world, Fun Gallery.
Her memoir delves into the downtown days of the East Village, where Patti had adventures in her gallery with some of the most noted artists Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Leo Castelli, and Fab 5 Freddy.
The book was edited by celebrity stylist, Angelique Max of Manhattan Fashion Directory and is currently being sold at Clic Gallery in SoHo.
The world is divided into skeptics and believers. I have always been a skeptic, yet intrigued by these things that most cannot understand. Thomas John has made a true believer out of me. Medium and psychic, Thomas has been blessed with a gift that he's utilized since the age of four. He currently has a full-time private practice in which he helps others connect with loved ones and gives psychic advice. Not only is he a published author and life coach, but he is also known for providing his services to high-profile celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Courtney Cox, and Sean Young. But even that won't convince many of true psychic existence. I went to Thomas's office to conduct an interview, but I left with a lot more than just that. Thomas John began by giving me a full reading, in which he said some truly unbelievable things. He relayed messages to me from my grandmother (who recently passed) knowing details about her life, some of which even I didn't know about until I told my mother what had happened afterwards. It was utterly astonishing to hear what he had to say and I will always remember that experience. But wouldn't you like to know a little bit more about the man behind the medium? Read the interview below!
Halloween is a child's dream holiday - playing dress-up, eating candy, and telling ghost stories - it can't get better than that. But adults want in on the fun, too! Now is your chance to relive Halloween as you never have before, adult style. We've got the best things to do this holiday season to get you in the mood for All Hallow's Eve, from the spookiest haunted houses, the best shows, Halloween candy cocktails, and everything in between. Check out the must-do events in NYC this year!
BevBucks.com, a website that is the Groupon equivalent to boozy deals, has recently partnered with Narragansett Lager. In honor of the promotion, BevBucks is offering special deals that can be redeemed at participating bars in NYC and CT until October 10th. Some of the deals being offered include 50% off a pitcher of beer, plus two burgers at Allie Way, 50% off a pitcher and appetizer platter at Recovery Room, 50% off a growler at Top Hops, and more!
This new way to try new brands is a great way to sample new products without high costs. Narragansett is a New England classic that will now be available for New Yorkers to try, probably for the first time. Take advantage of the great deals offered on BevBucks to try new bars and new brews now!
SoHo's Italian alcove Principessa is now offering Happy Hour specials every Tuesday through Friday from 5-7 pm. The happy hour will feature half-price specialty cocktails and select wines and all drinks will be served along with complimentary goat cheese fritters. Yum!
Principessa is located at
199 Prince St (between MacDougal and Sullivan)
Starting today, October 8th, newly opened Tre Stelle will be serving up a seven-course meal paired with Italian wines every Monday evening at 8:30pm. Each course will be a surprise to the diner, so no need to stress about what to pick from the menu. Buon appetito!
Junoon, the highly regarded Indian restaurant in Chelsea, recently expanded their menu to include brunch. Indian food is known for its bold and spicy flavors, so apart from a Bloody Mary, you might be wondering how they manage to pull off a brunch as good as their lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Vikas Khanna wows all with his modern take on traditional Indian dishes and incorporating Indian versions of American classics.
Feel free to take your pick of dishes from Junoon's many choices of brunch fare, or smartly opt for the prix fixe, which includes an appetizer and main dish, along with unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys or Bellinis for just $35. Trust us, you'll leave the restaurant both full and with plenty of leftovers for later. To start, try their innovative Naan French Toast, served with house spice-infused maple syrup or the Indian-Style Masala Omelet, made with onions, garlic, chilies, and cilantro.
Meet Nicole Ponseca, Superstar Entrepreneur, Owner and General Manager of whirlwind restaurant success Maharlika Filipino Moderno. Ponseca did not begin her journey in the restaurant biz -- rather working as an ad executive at Saatch & Saatchi when she realized New York lacked even mediocre Filipino cuisine.
Thus began her upward climb to acheive a new goal. She began taking on multiple jobs in bars and restaurants to learn about the industry and started researching Filipino food. Eventually, Nicole opened up Maharlika as a pop-up serving only brunch, allowing her to experiment with the menu and work on establishing her brand. Next came pop-up dinner and finally, a full fledged restaurant establishment!