BEHIND THE PLATE
Behind the Tap with Justin Philips of Beer Table

The restaurant Beer Table in Park Slope is a mecca for beer lovers with appetites. They boast 25 specialty changing bottles, 7 rotating drafts, a cask ale and a cellar of vintage and rare beers - not to mention a full menu of thoughtful food.

In a huge bonus to midtown commuters, owner, Justin Philips, opened The Beer Table Pantry in 2011, a retail store in Grand Central stocked with craft bottled beers and a to-go growler bar.

We had the opportunity to talk to Justin about opening and running his beer business.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Last Minute V-Day Plans

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.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Don't Drop the Ball on NYE: Round II

Don't settle for average when your New Year's can be stupendous. If you missed round 1 of our NYE round up, don't worry, you can check it out here. But we've got even more great party plans to share with you! For a more laid back New Year's check out the enticing specials below, including New Year's Day brunch. What could be better?

Sushisamba is throwing a carnival style Brazilian NYE Révellion, complete with DJs, samba dancers, drummers, and fantastic food and drinks. Join the premier seating from 6-10pm or the celebration seating from 10pm-close, with a $30 surcharge. Planning on throwing your own bash? Have specialty samba rolls and sushi platters delivered to your party! Order at least 48 hours in advance from Sushisamba Park.