Japanese SAMBAHour launched on February 1st and is a Japanese inspired happy hour at both Sushisamba locations. The happy hour, which is available on weekdays, takes place from 4-7pm, and features Japanese entertainment and workshops. Enjoy delectable bites such as kuromitsu glazed pork belly buns and spicy scallop gunkan, as well as a selection of Japanese beers and sakes.
But that's not all that's going on this month at the well-known resto. On February 18th, Sushisamba will be hosting a special Carnaval to mark Rio de Janeiro's most noted celebration. Enjoy live performances by shimmering samba dancers, dance to batucada drummers, and pick dishes off of their regular a la carte menu. The celebration will commence at 9pm and (sadly) end at 1am. Both locations will broadcast a live feed of the celebration in Brazil and will be serving up their tasty Carnaval Cocktail ($12, leblon, domaine de canton, fresh kiwi, champagne). There will also be yummy carnval food specials!
Shimmy your way to Sushisamba this month and partake in all of their lively festivities inspired by countries around the world!
Friday, February 10th brings a new and unusual spin to classic burlesque. Storybook Burlesque will be working with the Horse Trade Theater Group to present The Works of Roald Dahl at Kraine Theater at 8pm. Delve into your childhood with adult takes on classic stories like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, and more.
Dare we even think of how they will interpret The BFG (big friendly giant)? Performers include, but are not limited to, Bitty Bamboo, Cheeky Lane, Iris Explosion, and more. The show promises to bring the fun, frivolous, creepy, dark, and sexy straight to the stage!
Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase here.
If you're dying to know how to decorate your face this spring (we don't believe you, Mr. Groundhog), then listen to style expert Rachel Zoe. She recommends two of Exude's Lipstick colors -- Scarlet Red and Coral-- as the 'it' colors for the season. The brand comes with a revolutionary new crystal applicator, which allows you to release the perfect amount of lipstick each and every time, as well as retain its shape. The lip color is enhanced with a hint of mint scent and a new complex formula, sure to give you a perfect pucker. The lipstick is available for retail at www.exudelipstick.com for $29.
From cruises, to beers, and all the way to Puerto Rico, we've got plenty of options for you to try out this Valentine's Day! Nothing here strike your fancy? Check out our V-Day options for every personality here.
World Yacht is offering up two special packages for the romantic couple. Their Sweetheart Package ($90/person or $180/couple) includes a three-course dinner as well as choice of dessert, along with DJ entertainment and a rose for all couples. Step it up a notch with their Romance Package ($125/person or $250/couple), which includes a three-course dinner, a chef's sampling of dessert, a live band, champagne toast, a single rose and a complimentary souvenir photo. The cruise sets sail Feb. 11th, 12th, and 14th from 6-10pm from Pier 81. Purchase your tickets here.
Do something different for Superbowl this year and head to The Bell House for some live comedic commentary from Shane Mauss (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), and April Macie (Howard Stern, Last Comic Standing). They will be hosting a live feed of Superbowl tweets from contributors at WitStream. Enjoy drink specials and food from Urban Rustic. Start pre-gaming at 5:30pm.
Be a little unique this Sunday, with Mexican street hot dogs, alitas de pollo, chicharrones, and of course, the game on the big screen TV. To add to the rivalry, Hecho en Dumbo's chef Danny Mena will be competing against chef Bill Dorrler of Osteria Morini and chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta on the NFL Channel's pre-game cookoff, which will be judged by chef Marc Forgione (Iron Chef) and linebacker Dhani Jones. Uapa!
Head to Loreley Williamsburg for a German beer tasting tonight at 7pm with beer expert Rudi Eilers. Learn all about different types of German brews, taste nine different beers, including special winter classics.
Soak it all up with an authentic three-course German dinner, featuring mixed salad, sausage platter, sauerkraut, mashed taters, and black forest cake. 'Cause honestly, nothing says German like wieners...but there will also be veggie options available.
Tickets are a shockingly low price of $29, buy them here!
The artisanal ice cream extraordinnaires, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, is coming out with a new collection, which will be available from February 3rd through April and is called Super Pop Cakes!, featuring 5 new flavors.
Sink your teeth into southern-inspired Hummingbird Cake loaded with bananas, pecans, pineapple, and cinnamon.
Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake features a combination of skyr cheese, sweet oat biscuits, and rhubarb compote.
Mango Kiwi Special Cake contains just what it sounds like, strewn with angel food cake.
Horse Trade Theater does is it again in February, outdoing themselves with a jam-packed line-up of shows for YOU. From comedy to variety and burlesque to plays, there is truly something for everyone this month, and with prices that can't be beat, you really can't go wrong. Take your pick of plenty from the list below and reserve your tickets today!
Wednesday, February 1 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (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.
Remarkably, just one day after Jay-Z's all-star grand reopening bash, the $10 million newly renovated club was shut down due to health violations. The Health Department marked the venue with 69 violation points, including failure to keep food at the appropriate temperatures and staff cleanliness (ew!).
You'd think after dishing out all that dough to make this place high-class, HOV could afford to hire a good staff and proper utensils to handle food, but apparently not.
However, TMZ reports that the violations were merely due to a fridge that broke prior to the inspection. Alas, who knows the true tale? Luckily - this swanky sports club reopened the folllowing day and is now pending review from the Department of Health.
It can be hard to plan the perfect Valentine's Day for your significant other, but luckily, we've narrowed down your search. Choose the best option from the list before for you and your dude/gal (or just you) and hurry to book your reservation! Best of all, most options don't go too late so you have plenty of time to go home and, er, celebrate, this special day.
For the hard to please...
Spice Market's executive chef Anthony Ricco has prepared a special prix fixe menu for you and your special someone, exclusively for V-Day. Perfect for those who like the best of the best, this $66 (per person) menu features high-end dishes such as steamed lobster, spice chicken samosas, shaved tuna with chili tapioca, and of course a scrumptious dessert to follow. Call 212.675.2322 to book your reservation.