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.
With V-Day fast approaching, time is running out to decide on the perfect gift for your honey. Forget lame teddy bears and chocolates --and don't you dare purchase cheap flowers! This year go all out with a fun vacation (or staycation!). With plenty of options and special deals to choose from, there's no way your better half won't like it. As an added bonus, you may just get, er, a little lucky too.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ is pulling out all the stops to pamper guests whether happily single or head over heels attached. Packages are based on availability and valid for reservations on February 14, 2012. Options include: Single and Fabulous (starting at $139) includes an overnight stay in Classic Room, breakfast for 2 at the Borgata Buffet, 2 drink coupons valid at Gypsy Bar or Long Bar, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club. Sip, Savor & Smooch (starting at $179) includes an overnight stay in a classic room, champagne with chocolate strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, and a 15% off coupon for shoppes at the Water Club. Sweet Romance (starting at $789) includes an overnight stay in a Fiore Suite, champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, an in-suite couples massage, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club.
The long-awaited Bowery Diner finally opened to customers over the weekend. Chef Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino, will be offering fresh new takes on classic American fare, mixed with a bit of Belgian style. You can expect to find treats like double patty burgers, duck fat curly fries, reubens, steak frites and more at this new joint. The diner seats 130 patrons and will be open late night, serving bevvies from their full service bar.
Jacques Brel Returns is hosting a special one night only performance with Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables) on January 28th at 7pm. The performance will be held at The Triad and tickets are priced at $30 general admission or $40 for premium seating. Joining Cuccioli in the performance are other big names such as Tamra Hayden, Arlo Hill, Rick Hip-Flores, and Ereni Sevasti.
You may know the Greenpoint hotspot Warsaw as the Polish National Home, but recently the bar has shaken things up! Swedes, Americans, Spaniards, and all nationalities are welcome to come party at this place. The bar has brought in new beers, liquors and DJs, who will be playing a wide variety of music every night. Shoot some pool (for free!) and take advantage of their nightly drink specials. This newly revamped digs are known for their amazing international bands, but now they are showcasing NYC's very own local talent. Oh, and did we mention you can snack on Polish faves like pierogies?
Executive Chef Anthony Ricco of Meatpacking's delectable Spice Market is preparing quite the feast for hungry participants in this year's Restaurant Week. Prix fixe menus are available for both your three-course lunch ($24.07) and dinner ($35) and are quite the deal! Some tasty offerings include chicken skewers with lime dipping sauce, butternut squash soup, chili-garlic egg noodles, pineapple upside down cake, and much more.
Moving on from Southeast Asian specialties to Portuguese delights, Alfama will also be serving up lunch and dinner menus for your to enjoy. Try delicacies such as Portuguese sausage, grilled skirt steak, traditional Portuguese dessert Sericaia com Molho de Baunilha, and that's just a small sampling of what they have to offer.
Union Hall is packing in the laughs in January with regular comedy shows for you to enjoy with your pals. Just because the holidays are over is no reason to go into depression...these great shows are a sure fire way to get your spirits up and your weight down (haven't you heard laughter burns calories?).
January 7th, 8pm.
Comedian Greg Barris will be hosting Heart of Darkness, a 6-piece bandmusician will back each comedian, to give their act a little oomf. $8 tickets are available here.