THE HOT SPOT
Three Spots to Check Out During March Madess

Now that you're donned in the appropriate sports attire, it's time to hunker down and watch the highly anticipated March Madness games. View the basketball games in style at posh sports lounge The 40/40 Club, get in on the action at Brookfield Place, or head to local watering hole Brother Jimmy's for some basketball madness.

Jay-Z's The 40/40 Club always pulls out the big stops for sports enthusiasts, with over 30 flat screen TVs and luxe stadium seating. This upscale sports lounge is where to go if you're super serious about watching some b-ball. The club is offering multiple tournaments packages, starting with their 4 person package ($250+ ) which includes chips, salsa and guacamole, two buckets of beer, and two platters of food. To learn about bigger packages, or make a reservation, please call 212-832-4040.

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Eat Me, I'm Irish!

The Windsor: Both locations of this upscale sports bar will be offering menu specials that are holiday-appropriate, such as shepherd's pie, pastrami spring rolls, and Guinness chocolate cupcakes with Bailey's butter cream in a jar. The specials, along with the regular a la carte menu will be available, as well as exciting giveaways on March 16th and 17th.

Bill's Food & Drink: On March 16th, this midtown eatery will be offering delicious food and drink specials just blocks from the parade. Beginning at 11am in the ground-floor tavern, guests can enjoy a variety of $14 sandwiches and top it off with a Shamrock Soft Serve ice cream dessert, made with vanilla and creme de menthe. Not to mention, you can enjoy a pint of Guinness along with a tasting flight of Irish Whiskey's such as Knappogue Castle, Middleton Very Rare, and Bushmills. The main dining room will also be open for lunch.

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Superbowl Smackdown

The only thing better than football season is Super Bowl night. Friends, food, and brews. That's really all you need for a good time. Oh, and a prime spot to view it all. We've got the best spots to watch the Ravens and 49ers duke it out and with plenty of special deals, everyone will go home a winner.

The Windsor & The Windsor Gansevoort Park: Recently opened, Windsor Gansevoort Park will be throwing an off-the-hook superbowl party starting at 4pm. There will be a live DJ accompanying the four large flat screens that line the walls. Each banquet also has its own personal flat screen TV. The Windsor's original location will also be throwing a viewing party along with fresh, seasonal cocktails and gourmet comfort food.

LIQUID COURAGE
The Greatest List of Olympic-Worthy Cocktails Ever

Go USA! Every four years the summer Olympics glue us to our TV's as we root for our team. Amp up your night by trying out some of these medal-worthy cocktails!

Gold Medal Screwdriver

2 oz. Russian Standard Gold
2 each Mango Slices
1 each Lime Wedge
.5 oz. Ginger Simple Syrup
Juice from 1 whole Orange

In a highball glass, muddle the mango, lime and ginger simple syrup. Fill with ice and add Russian Standard Gold and freshly squeezed orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and enjoy!

Brother Jimmy’s Cuervo “Gold” Margarita Kosher salt for rimming the glass (optional) 2 ounces Cuervo Gold 1 ounce triple sec 1 ounce Rose’s Lime Juice 2 ounces store-bought sour mix (we prefer Lemon-X brand) Splash of orange juice Lime wedge for garnish If you’d like a salted rim, rim a 16-ounce mason jar in salt. In another glass, add ice, and then the tequila, triple sec, and Rose’s Lime Juice. Add the sour mix and orange juice. Place a shaker on top of the jar and shake well. Pour into the rimmed glass and garnish with the lime wedge.
HOW-TO
Top Secret BBQ DNA Revealed: Brother Jimmy's Releases First Cookbook

Brother Jimmy's fans rejoice! The wildly popular Southern style BBQ has just released their first cookbook containing over 100 finger-licking-good recipes; including Hush Puppies with Maple Butter, Frickles, Smoked Brisket, Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese, Pecan Pie. There's also instructions on how to whip up their signature Southern style drinks such as Swamp Water, Palmetto Punch and Carolina Coolers! Additionally the cookbook shares tips on how to make homemade seasoning, how to properly smoke meats, as well as "recipe music playlists," drinking games, and even decorating tips!

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.

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It's Almost Turkey Time: More Thanksgiving Meals in NYC

Don't want to baste the day away? Check out these Thanksgiving specials all over town.

Spice Market is offering a prix fixe menu ($34) on November 24. These Southeast Asia inspired dishes are a delightful departure from your traditional Thanksgiving fare. Enjoy butternut squash soup, chestnut sausage stuffing, gingered cranberry sauce, and of course roasted turkey breast. The resto will be open from 12pm-1am Thanksgiving day.

Take advantage of Wall & Water's stupendous deal, where guests can enjoy a full menu created by Executive Chef Maximo Lopez from 12-9pm on specialties such as red wine braised shoulder of beef, herb roasted organic turkey, butternut squash souffle, and more. Let the kiddies play in the Children's Lounge with puzzles, games, and coloring. OR have Wall & Water cook your turkey for you! Reserve a turkey 72 hours in advance, pick it up, warm it up, and chow down. Order one by sending an e-mail to ian.grant@andaz.com.

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Today is National Pickle Day!

Bet you didn't know today is national pickle day! (Yes, there is a day for everything these days.) So pickle lovers rejoice as Brother Jimmy's will be serving up their infamous Frickles (fried pickles) served with horseradish sauce for half off all day today! The special is available at all Brother Jimmy's locations and is valid on your first order at either the bar or table. Gobble them up solo or pair with Brother Jimmy's Cuban style sliced smoked pork, country ham, and gruyere cheese. Also try the 'Pickleback Shot' which is Irish Whiskey chased by a shot of pickle juice!

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