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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Ditch Your Average Night for Flying Lasers + 3D Juggling

Juggling Master, Mark Nizer, is taking his one man show to NYC. He has won the International Juggling Championships and is now touring the world with his act. His appearances include HBO, MTC, Entertainment Tonight, and more. His show, Expect the Impossible, will be at Canal Park Playhouse for one weekend only.

Using lasers, robots, and extreme 3D juggling, Nizer transforms impossible feats into an awe-inspiring theatrical event. 3D glasses will be available at the theater for the audience to fully enjoy a live 3D performance. Brunch and dinner are available at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe before and after the shows.

SWEET TOOTH
Cool Off with Cool Treats

Sweltering heat us upon us New Yorker's and there's only one way to cool off -- and it doesn't involve jumping in the Hudson River. Restaurants and bars are now offering up cooling treats that are perfect for a hot summer's day. Starting June 4th, Spice Market is kicking off the outdoor drinking season with Patio Pitchers. Pitchers of their signature Ginger Margarita of Passion Fruit Sangria, which are normally $48, will be a steal for $24 4-7pm during the week when you sit on the outdooor patio. Highpoint Bar & Bistro will be serving up two very different watermelon-themed treats.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Happy National Macaroon Day: Celebrate in Style!

Don't drop the ball on National Macaroon Day - whip up the tastiest and most innovative recipes for macaroons around. Forget traditional coconut, you can head to plenty a pastry shop to score those. But here are some of our more unique recipes for you to try out and make this May 31st unlike any other! Happy munching!

GroupRecipes.com has a very unique twist on the popular macaroon cookie. Add some fruity goodness into your sugary delight with Macaroon Baked Apples. Core your apples and fill the middle with your traditional macaroon ingredients. Bake and enjoy!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Danger Dame Headlines Gotham Burlesque

Gotham Burlesque at The Triad is one of NYC's best burlesque shows. On Saturday, June 2nd at 10pm, the show will play host to headliner and burlesque superstar, the Danger Dame. Veronica Varlow, the Danger Dame, is a sultry siren born of the 1940's Fantasy of Pinup girls and femme fatales. Prepare to be entranced by her moves this Saturday.

Joining the Dame will be the world's fastest and most accurate knife thrower and one of the top 100 Guinness World Record holders of all time, The Great Throwdini and his target girl, Lana Firebird.

LIQUID COURAGE
Terroir Opens Up on The Highline

New Yorkers all know and love the city's superb wine bar, Terroir. Paul Grieco and Marco Canora have now opened a seasonal location of the popular spot at The Porch, an open air cafe on the High Line. As a recap, Terroir's wine and beer list highlights artisanal wineries and breweries, with a focus on New York State. Canora's menu features ingredients from local farmers and producers, with an enticing selection of salads, paninis, and of course, his signature veal and ricotta meatball sub. For the perfect view of the river and delicious eats and drinks, this is the perfect spot which has it all.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Dishes to Die For at South Street Seaport's 45th Anniversary Gala

Last week was the 45th Anniversary of the South Street Seaport Museum, which was catered by none other than Canard, Inc. This renowned company is one of the leading caterers and event planners in NYC, and rightly so. Something that sets Canard apart from the competition is that they create dishes themed with whatever event they are serving and use seasonally inspired flavors. For example, at the event last week, they stuck to a sea theme in keeping with the museum's attributes. They served crab cakes with lump crabmeat, herbs, and a spicy orange remoulade, large gulf shrimp flash cooked and marinated in a mustard dill marinade, and an unusual modern shrimp cocktail with skewered ribbons of fresh shrimp with crispy cocktail sauce in the middle.

DAILY BITES
Sushisamba Shapes Up Their Menu with Superfood

Sushisamba is known for their delicious fare and innovative menu. This month, the restaurant introduces the launch of a new hand roll, the first-ever quinoa temaki at all locations. Quinoa is a superfood native to Peru and is used in place of white or brown rice, making a healthier and more exciting sushi. Quinoa is an excellent source of protein, fights free radicals, supplies amino acids, and is gluten-free.

The temaki trio gives you the option of Sweet Chili Tuna (scallion, $8), Shishito (cilantro, spicy mayo, red onion, $8) and Yasai (avocado, snow pea shoot, sweet potato tempura, sweet soy, $7). In addition to this exclusive temaki trio, guests may also choose from a selection of traditional maki and sushi combinations to be made at quinoa hand rolls, including spicy tuna, eel and avocado, and more. The new quinoa hand rolls are so tasty that you'll forget you're eating healthy!

V.I.P: VERY IMPORTANT PARTY
Cindy Crawford, A-Rod Come Out for Caliche Rum's NYC Launch Party

There's a new contender in the quality rum scene - Caliche Rum. This new liquor is a product collaboration between Roberto Serralles of Destileria Serralles and Rande Gerber. Destileria Serrales is a renowned sixth-generation family owned rum business that has been producing the world's leading rums for over 145 years, including DonQ. Rande Gerber is not new to the scene either, as he is a prominent hospitality and nightlife impresario (not to mention the spouse of supermodel Cindy Crawford).

CHEAP EATS
The Times Are A Changin'...at Pampano

Richard Sandoval fans are in for a treat with the new tricks and treats going on at Pampano this summer. Along with the new season, Pampano is introducing quite a few enticing changes. They're now featuring a new tasting menu serving up fresh Mexican seasonal ingredients until June 30th. The five course tasting is only $50 per guest or $75 with the addition of Los Nahuales Mezcal or Latin wine pairing.

Pampano is also introducing fun Taco Tuesdays! Every Tuesday from 5pm until closing, the restaurant will be serving up $2 tacos, with new specialty tacos each week. But that's not all that's new. There will also be special summer Fridays at Pampano Botaneria all the way until Labor Day, where you can come start your weekend early with Happy Hour starting at 3pm. All Latin cocktails and sangrias will be $6 a piece and Mexican-style tapas are only $5.