Murray Hill taqueria, Teqa, is the perfect place to indulge all your Cinco de Mayo fantasies this year. The famed Mexican eatery will be dishing out week long specials, as well as bottomless tacos ($30) and drink specials each day.
Come May 5th, there will be live music, a two hour open bar, and a prix fixe menu, which will include the infamous Tuna on Crack, a selection of tacos, quesadillas, chips & salsa, guac, rice and beans, grilled corn, and not to forget dessert. There will be seatings at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm for $100 and an 8pm seating for $125. But don't forget to prep yourself for this Mexican extravaganza! See the full schedule for Cinco de Mayo specials all week long below!
Spring has sprung and there's no better way to celebrate than with plenty of booze. Some of NYC's hot spots have offered up some of their recipes for their signature cocktails and lucky for you, we're sharing 'em. So whip some up yourselves, or head to the bars for someone to make it for you...now that's what we're talking about.
1 ½ oz Belvedere Vodka
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz Yuzu Juice
1 oz Lemongrass Lemon Base
Put all ingredients in a pint glass full of ice. Shake vigorously for 20 Seconds. Served up in a Martini Glass with a lemon wheel garnish.
Angelina Lavo, singing sensation from Russia, has made her way to the United States, becoming a big hit on YouTube. On April 18th, Angelina launched her debut EP album, Risque, at The Salon at Hudson Terrace. Her EP was produced by Grammy winner, Omen and features artists such as hip hop singer Twista, songwriter Jillian Gottlieb, and producer Lu Diaz. Her launch party was sponsored by Boutique Artists, Star Vodka, Legend of Kremlin Vodka, Omen, and other music industry execs. We got the chance to check out her performance at Hudson Terrace and chat with her about her blossoming career. See what this Russian babe has to say!
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten is at it again this season and will be celebrating May Day on April 28th. They will be kicking off beer garden season with Tanz in Den Mai (dance into May) festivities. There will be special spring beers and sausage platters available from April 28th to May 3rd during Loreley's 9th Annual Sausage Fest. But let's stick to what's going down on May Day.
City Harvest hosted An Evening of Practical Magic this week, honoring Union Square Hospitality Group. The charity's 18th annual gala took place at Cipriani 42nd Street and attracted 550 guests while raising an astounding $2 million dollars to feed the needy. Tickets ranged from $750-$2500 while tables went from $10,000 to $50,000, with 100% of the proceeds going towards City Harvest.
Yesterday, award winning chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia released his first cookbook, Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better. The book demonstrates how to turn key ingredients into delicious dishes.
Seamus was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a few years ago and has since discovered that basing his cooking on 18 key ingredient has vastly improved his quality of life. In his cookbook, he demonstrates how to prepare over 80 recipes featuring his 18 hero ingredients. What are these mysterious ingredients? Olive oil, dried beans, almonds, grains, anchovies, good eggs, good birds, sweet peas, parsley, berries, carrots, corn, stone fruit, good fish, squash, mushrooms, greens, and good meat.
Hornblower Cruises & Events will debut all new Saturday and Sunday cruises aboard the sustainable Hornblower Infinity on July 1st -- just in time for summer! Launching from Hornblower Landing on Pier 40, the two-hour brunch cruises board at 11am and sail from 12-2pm on Sundays, while the three-hour dining cruises sail Saturdays from 7-10pm with a 6pm boarding time.
Dining cruise goers have the option to choose from either the Starlight Dinner Cruise of the Sights & Sips Cruise. The Starlight features a four-course seated meal for $85 with a premium open bar option for $120 and the Sights & Sips offers up light appetizers for $65 or the Cocktail Cruise with a complimentary signature drink for $45.
The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen has tangled up a new chef! John Conlin III, formerly of Savoy, is bringing his farm to table cooking to the venue. The menu will now focus even more on seasonal and local produce and will still have a Mediterranean flair. The new chef is also relaunching brunch with a new menu with delectables such as oyster hash omelette with east coast oysters, the Tangled Vine burger short rib blend, and the hangover special with pork 'n' eggs.
Regular menu items include spring consomme with fava beans, goat cheese dumplings and oyster mushrooms, roasted chicken with green garlic puree and spring onions, and many other tasty treats. Also being served at the restaurant are over 250 wines by the bottle and over 40 by the glass, which are biodynamic, organic, and sustainable from France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Germany. You can partake in one of their "trios," in which you can sample 2-ounce tastes of three different wines if you can't settle for just one.
Horse Trade Theater Group always brings it for theater junkies and this month is no different. Celebrate Spring by broadening your mind with a variety of shows all month long. From comedy, to variety, to burlesque, there's a little something for everyone. Check out the schedule below and don't forget to purchase your tickets here!
Wednesday, May 9 @ 8pm $10
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.