This Thursday, Long Island City's Alobar Restaurant will be hosting their monthly beer dinner at 5:30pm.
The evening will be featuring Stoudts Brewery beers from Pennsylvania. Chef Ian Kapitan will be whipping up a splendid five course dinner to pair with five savory brews chosen by beverage manager Chess Lankford.
For the true beer connoisseurs, a Stoudts representative will be in attendance to talk about the lagers and ales in detail. The dinner is $50 per person, with $10 flights of beer also being offered.
The LIT Fund (League of Independent Theater), which launched August 1st, brings together over sixty independent theater companies in New York City to create a new funding source for off-off Broadway shows. The Fund will be used to establish an endowment for independent theater, create an Emergency Fund for independent theaters, companies, and artists, and provide unrestricted grants to participating companies and venues beginning August 1, 2013.
Broadway stalwart Norbert Leo Butz says, “I have done most of my work on Broadway. I have won two Tony awards and been in a total of 8 Broadway shows. So why do I support the LIT fund? ‘Cause I can't afford to go see plays unless I am in them, that's why. I think we are discovering that the economic model for commercial productions above 34th street (and several below) has become, at best, obsolete, and, at worst, unethical. Thank God for our little theatres!!! Who else is gonna provide the city with honest and undiluted theatrical voices? I have to work mostly uptown, but when I want to SEE theatre, I head Off-Off Broadway. Everyone knows that's where the real action is!”
Summer in the city can be tough...annoyingly humid days followed by torrential downpours, no one in sight on the weekends, and the same ol' shtick going on every day. Do something a little different from hitting the nearest bar and binge drinking all night -- check out one of these six great shows going on throughout the month of August. And if you still feel the need to drink till you pass out, well, at least you got some good theater in before the lights went out.
The Moth Storyslam: Listen to true personal stories at The Bell House at this epic open mic night. The storyslam will feature 10 stories by Brooklyn's general public. If you want to participate, come prepared with a five minute story and put your name in the hat and hope to be chosen! Peter Aguero will host the evening, beginning at 7:30pm on August 6th. There will be 10 stories, 3 judges, and one winner. Come prepared!
Canal Park Playhouse has just announced their line-up of shows for their Classic Brunch Matinee series for the 2012-2013 season. Brunch and dinner fare is available at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe before and after the shows, with menu items such as smoked chicken sausage frittatas, Belgian waffles, salads, and sliders. Tickets for the shows are $20 and can be purchased here. Check out what's coming up on their agenda below!
Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, September 30
SARAZAD AND THE MONSTER-KING
Saturdays and Sundays at 1 PM & 4 PM
Return engagement! Join Sarazad and her adorable sidekick Aminal as they travel though Storyland and attempt to tame the wild Monster-King.
Today we pay homage to the melon of all melons...watermelon! Restaurants and bars around the city are whipping up dishes and libations made specially from your favorite fruit.
Two very special dishes will be added to Anthony Ricco's menu at Spice Market in celebration of this special day. Try out their Thai-inspired Watermelon Gazpacho ($8.50) with watermelon, Thai chilies, tomatoes, cucumber, and red wine vinegar. They are also serving delectable Chocolate Covered Watermelon Slices ($8) dusted with crushed, spiced almonds.
Go USA! Every four years the summer Olympics glue us to our TV's as we root for our team. Amp up your night by trying out some of these medal-worthy cocktails!
Gold Medal Screwdriver
2 oz. Russian Standard Gold
2 each Mango Slices
1 each Lime Wedge
.5 oz. Ginger Simple Syrup
Juice from 1 whole Orange
In a highball glass, muddle the mango, lime and ginger simple syrup. Fill with ice and add Russian Standard Gold and freshly squeezed orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and enjoy!
If you want some live music, good movies, and some good ol' Southern brunch, then head to Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema for their new Country Brunchin' series.
Every first weekend of the month, there will be a pre-show performance followed by a movie screening. Choose from an array of Southern dishes that will make your mouth water and have you thinking you're a lot further south than Brooklyn!
The weekend series starts this Saturday with tunes from The Gentleman Callers followed by a screening of Smokey and the Bandit. Take your seats at 11:30am for a fun-filled day of car chases, 60s era country classics, and a big pile of chicken fried steaks and Coors to get you going. Put some south in your mouth and enjoy the show!
Tickets are $16 and can be purchased here.
Yesterday, new baked goods shop, Vegan Divas, opened up on the UES with a slew of health-friendly treats. Founder Fernanda Capobianco (wife of famed Francois Payard) is excited about opening her flagship store after her brand took off in the US. Celebrities such as Madonna and Alicia Silverstone have already caught on to the phenomenon that is Vegan Divas. The vegan sweets replace animal products with healthier ingredients such as maple syrup and cold pressed coconut oil, making the goodies less caloric, kosher, and both cholesterol and lactose free.
Acclaimed European chef Andrea Cobbe is making his US debut on the UWS of Manhattan. His new restaurant, Corvo Bianco, will feature contemporary Northern Italian eats, international spirits, handcrafted cocktails, and an elaborate wine and beer program.
There will be two bars at the restaurant, perfect for trying out tasty tipples and a skylight overhead so guests can get the feeling that they are dining under the stars.
The highly anticipated restaurant is slated to open in September for brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with a happy hour and late night lounge.
We can't wait to check it out!
All NYCers know the famous chef David Burke, who climbed to notoriety with his slew of restaurants and Food Network appearances. The CIA graduate has a plethora of restos to choose from in New York City, so whether you're uptown or downtown, there's a place for you to stop and eat.
David Burke at Bloomingdales is the perfect spot for shoppers to plop down and relax amidst their bag-carrying day, whether it's at their 50-seater dine-in, or at Burke in the Box, the 35-seater casual side of the resto with an open kitchen.