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CULINARY OCCASIONS
Wine & Lasagna Nights

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are the new Saturdays. Seriously. Tommy Lasagna is now offering an exclusive bottomless wine and lasagna making class every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 8pm. The hour and a half class is the perfect weeknight activity to do with friends or a date. Participants will learn from legendary executive chef Tommy Mosera how to make the restaurant's namesake 'Tommy Lasagna,' as well as Pappardelle Bolognese. While cooking, guests will enjoy unlimited wine and appetizers throughout the evening. Every participant gets to leave with their own lasagna masterpiece. Reservations must be booked 48 hours in advance and costs $100.


LIFESTYLE
Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day right around the corner it is clear that everyone is out scrambling for the perfect gift. Seriously, do you think mom wants flowers again? Splurge on something you know she'll love, like one of the perfect gifts below!

We love all jewelry made by Pono by Joan Goodman and best of all, mom will love it, too. Melt her heart with a very glamorous Byzantine Cuff ($595), appropriately made of mother of pearl.

BEHIND THE PLATE
Brunch on Ludlow

Finding food to cure your hangover is easy. Finding amazing gourmet food to cure your hangover is not. Enter: Dinner on Ludlow. Their weekend brunch (available 11:30am until 4pm) is crafted by executive chef John Keller and can make the grumpiest person all smiles. First of all, the restaurant itself is to die for. Picture leather banquette seating, dozens of crystal chandeliers, draped curtains—basically, a completely regal setting. It's a great way to start your day. Next comes the menu, and with options like cornflake crusted french toast, pork belly confit, and chicken and biscuits, it's a wonder anyone can narrow down their choice to just one entree. Since most of us don't have stomachs the appropriate size to eat everything on the menu, it guarantees a return trip just to make your way through it all. Trust us, you'll want to. Additionally, each entree comes with a complimentary mimosa, bloody mary or maria, or bellini, which is just what we need on a weekend morning, er afternoon. Finish it up with one of the chef's equally delicious desserts and you are set to take on the rest of the day...or go into a food coma.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Speakeasies Never Go Out of Style

If you thought time travel was only possible via a hot tub time machine, think again. Patrons of this past weekend's Prohibition NYC found themselves in the 1920s and all they had to go was travel to the Lower East Side. Brought to you by the chefs that hosted last year's Dine Titanic, Chef Rob McCue and Adam C. Banks payed homage to the roaring '20s and the birth of the cocktail party. Dressed to the nines in flapper attire or flap hats and suspenders, revelers approached the speakeasy and were welcomed (or unwelcomed) by both flapper girls and Prohibition picketers.

LIQUID COURAGE
Drink Like Hemingway with Dale DeGroff

Cocktail mecca, The Dead Rabbit, is inaugurating its public event series with a program of two nights exploring the life and liquor of author Ernest Hemingway. Each evening will incorporate a 90-minute discussion led by Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another, a cocktail lover's guide to life and works of Hemingway through the beverages he enjoyed along the way. Four cocktails found in the works of Hemingway will be served, prepared by King Cocktail, Dale DeGroff.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Where to Dine on Earth Day

Earth Day comes but once a year on April 22nd, and although people should respect the planet all year long, we love a good eco-friendly deal when we see one! So where should you head to celebrate? We've got two great places you should check out come Earth Day.

The Hummus & Pita Co. is a fast-casual eatery that features healthy Mediterranean cuisine in an eco-friendly locale. The perfect spot to dine on Earth Day, The Hummus & Pita Co. features plenty of eco-conscious design elements, such as the custom-made Tandor clay ovens, the tables made from re-purposed bowling alley wood, and even the recycled packing and utensils. Even the wallpaper at this joint is recyclable! Now fill up on falafel!

ONLY IN NYC
The Downtown 100

Last night, Vanity Fair scribe George Wayne hosted a party in honor of his Downtown 100 listmakers at The DL Rooftop. The 20th Annual Edition of "The Downtown 100" list is comprised of the most fabulous, relevant, and inspired people who define downtown today. Attendees included Alan Cumming, Marcus Schenkenberg, The DL owner Paul Seres, Ann Dexter Jones, Anna Demidova, Kipton Cronkite, Madame Mayhem, Charles Ferri, Jeff Krauss, Eddie Roche, Liam McMullan, Luis Monteagudo, Courtney Graef, Jae Benjamin, David Ralph, Rimma Rose, Dana Frank, and Lisa Raden. The hip rooftop club also hosted Solangfe Knowles, Richie Rich, Jason Mewes, Steve Stanulis, and many more.


CULINARY OCCASIONS
Brooklyn Sure Does Taste Good

If you like food at all then you've come to the right place! Tasting Brooklyn is an annual event that celebrates Brooklyn's diverse food and dining culture. The event, which took place this past Tuesday evening, brought together countless restaurants and food and drink purveyors. The proceeds from this year's event will benefit The Brookyln Recovery Fund, which provides support to local nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.

PRIMP IT
Bubbling Bliss

Toss away the thought that bubble baths are just for kids...they aren't and they rock. Once in a while, taking a bath is just the thing you need—a nice, relaxing, quiet retreat into your own little world, complete with bubbles. And if you invite someone to join you, even better. Here are our top picks for the best smelling and most bubbly of bubble baths around.

We love Cowshed Spa's Bath & Shower Gels—which double as bubble bath. Cowshed Spa, located at SoHo House New York, has seven different scents to choose from and are cleverly based on your mood. Feeling grumpy? Try their Grumpy Cow scent, which is perfect if you want to be energized and uplifted. Grumpy Cow is made with red mandarin, petitgrain, and grapefruit. Feeling horny? Try their Horny Cow gel to make you feel sexy and seductive made with cinnamon, patchouli, and rose absolute. Other scents include Wild Cow, Lazy Cow, Knackered Cow and Bullocks, which was created just for men. Each product contains premium quality essentials oils and is free of parabens, artifical fragrances, colors, petrochemicals, and sulphates. Not only do we love the cheeky names of these products, but the scents are soothing and just right!