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SWEET TOOTH
Cozy Up to Winter

With winter temps rapidly on the decline, cozy everything takes precedence from sweaters, to scarves to stews and soups. Here are some of our latest favorite, on the sweeter side of the spectrum, comfort foods to warm up to on a biting November day.

Shortstacks

What’s better on a Saturday then sleeping in and whipping up some breakfast in bed? Georgia-based, Shortstacks delivers a tall dose of Southern comfort in fine flapjack form. High-quality ingredients like house-made wafers and strawberries create a tantalizing base for these waffle and pancake mixes. From banana pudding to sweet potato, consider them your fluffy first class ticket to epicurean heaven.

ONLY IN NYC
The Official Turkey Crawl

The night before Thanksgiving has rapidly become known as one of the biggest party nights of the year. A four day weekend, students home from college and a big home-cooked meal on the horizon all blended together to create the perfect storm for a great night.

Join BarCrawls.com as we lead the way with another phenomenal holiday bar crawl. Gobble up tickets now as they are sure to sell out quickly. Get greased up and prepare to get stuffed full of alcohol, play your cards right or you could be the jive turkey going home alone.

Tickets are a mere $10 and entitle you to join in on the organized Thanksgiving bar crawl fun from 5 pm - 4 am.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Your New Partner in Wine

Time to slip into your bowling shoes, bring your A game and meet your new partner in wine! This Thursday, November 15th at Mission Bowling Club Thorny Rose Wines will be celebrating their official launch. The "premiere" party will feature fun games like Jenga, the legendary Mission Bowling Club burgers and special prizes for those who strike it fancy.

After all, what better excuse to get out of the office on a Thursday than for a glass, err bottle, of wine?

This is an invite-only event for more information e-mail blaineashley@joonbug.com.

Mission Bowl is located at 3176 17th St. @ Vaness

HAPPENINGS
Drink. Donate. Help Black Out Sandy

So many homes, small businesses, families and friends were devastated by Hurricane Sandy’s vicious winds, rain and flooding. Just one of the communities that was heavily tainted was NYC bar industry. In a city that’s so into food and drink, many of our beloved EV, LES and downtown bars and restaurants were forced to close their doors for over a week while some were sadly flooded.

Yet, in the spirit of resilience, the bar community has really come together since the storm to help with relief efforts. The USBG (United States Bartenders Guild) has spent many days helping to clean flooded restaurants and bars and have even hit devastated neighborhoods like Red Hook, Rockaways and Staten Island. And, many bars are opening up their doors to host fundraising benefits.

HAPPENINGS
Gala at Tribeca Cinemas
TRENDTASTIC
Rebel with a Cause
INDUSTRY NEWS
Save The Date

The indie romantic comedy starring Lizzy Caplan and Community‘s Alison Brie, Save The Date is getting a digital release today on on IFC Films Video on Demand, SundanceNow, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, Google Play, Xbox Zune and PS3 PlayStation Unlimited ahead of its December 14 theatrical bow.

One the most charming, easy-to-watch movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the romantic comedy with the kind of cast that you should really drop everything to see all together also starring Martin Starr, Mark Webber and Geoffrey Arend . The bonus is that the movie is as good as the cast suggests, and now you can see it for yourself in the film's first trailer, below.

Can't wait and especially excited we don't have to wait until the mid-December release date!

STYLE STALKER
#BestNightEver

Say hey to boyish tailoring with a totally glam bite. Geo-patterned prints, clean lines and magpie metallic heels are all sensationally sprinkled through out the undeniably chic, English singer-songwriter sensation, Ellie Goulding’s collection aptly dubbed ‘#BestNightEver’ for ASOS.com. Here are some of our favorite must-have pieces:

Crafted from leather look fabric with a high shine finish, these haute shorts are a must add to your fall clothing collection.

These booties are made of a fashion-forward jacquard fabric with stylish features like an inner ankle zip closure, pointed toe, slim stiletto heel and platform sole.

Floral tailored to fall. Made of woven jacquard, this fun zip-up jacket is literally an auntumnal, fashionable flower bomb.

Stack attack. Display some finger bling with these stackable rings featuring skulls, teeth, crosses, rings, pyramid studs and more!

BLIND FATE
Obama Re-Elected

President Obama promised his thrilled supporters "that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."Obama appeared before thousands of cheering Democrats to the beat of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" after securing his strong electoral lead.

He also congratulated his opponent Mitt Romney and said, "In the weeks ahead I am looking forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to discuss how we can move this country forward."

ONLY IN NYC
Weekend Picks: Move to the Groove, Sink Your Teeth into a Succulent Pig and Eater-Up!

Get your Dance and DJ on at Gansevoort Park

This Sunday, November 11th from 6-9 p.m., Eater.com is hosting a decadent event, Eater Eve at The Bowery Hotel featuring ten master chefs from all over the country. Purchase your ticket for $95 and sample dishes from each of the star chefs including Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski, Ford Fry, Greg and Gabrielle Denton, Tim Cushman, Mike Doyle, Jeff McInnis, Justin Yu, and New York's own Justin Hilbert and hosting chef Chris D'Amico. Plus, enjoy a three hour open bar. Eater-Up!!

Suckling Pig Sunday

Also this Sunday, from 5-10pm, Hell's Kitchen-based resto Barrio 47 will be roasting up suckling pig in their giant wood-burning oven and serving it along with truffle mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for just $25. Think mama's Sunday dinner amplified. Space is limited.

Barrio 47 is located at 47 8th Ave. 212-255-3900