THE SCENE
Chinese Laundry is Sending You to See Miley!

Think you've got the best concert style? Chinese Laundry, a fab shoe brand, is giving away floor tickets to upcoming concerts in honor of their new music series. First on the docket is the Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour concert in Los Angeles (February 22).

To enter, like the Chinese Laundry Facebook page, then:

1) Follow @ChineseLaundry on Instagram

2) Snap a photo of your favorite concert look (creativity earns you points)

HAPPENINGS
Have a Beer with the Cast of Always Sunny

Besides the chance of banging out some time with Charlie and Frank, by entering the contest you will be helping the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that assists veterans who are recovering from combat wounds. We want you, not just the Nightman, to cometh on set!

If you win, your flight and hotel for two are totally included in this Sweet-Deal. The gang might not show you how to solve the gas crises, per se, but they will explain how they came to be, what it takes to launch a hit comedy (Danny DeVito) and what it’s like to have a drink at an imaginary bar with real people.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Celebrate National Meatball Day with MamaMancini's

National Meatball Day is March 9th and in honor of this spectacular meaty occasion, Daniel Mancini will be offering a special buy one, get one free meatball deal on Friday and Saturday at his restaurant walk-up, Meatball Obsession, in Manhattan.

Daniel and his partners launched MamaMancini's, a retail meatball company, in 2007 using his grandma's delicious recipe. One of the great thing about these meatballs is that you can select what kind of meat you'd like, whether it be beef, turkey, chicken, or pork sausage. The savory meatballs are slathered in authentic Italian red sauce and are reminiscent of a traditional, home cooked Sunday dinner. Whether you eat them as is or with pasta, they are a treat in themselves. Can't make it to take advantage of this awesome deal? MamaMancini's are offered at numerous local grocery stores throughout the city and country.

V.I.P: VERY IMPORTANT PARTY
Want to Party with Timbaland at the Fontainebleu? Here's How!

Timbaland, world famous music producer and Grammy award winner, is turning away from music for his newest venture. Labor Day weekend, he will launch LeSUTRA, a premium sparkling liqueur in four fruity flavors.

"With all my years in the wine and spirits industry, I have come across many fledging brands. It is really rare to find a brand with so much potential and unique craftsmanship. From the recipe formula and luxury packaging to the marketing presence and overall impact of a partner like Timbaland, we have a champion in LeSUTRA.” says co-owner, Tom Bruno.

PRIMP IT
Exude Lipstick + Instagram Contest

This season's most in-style lipstick, as predicted by Rachel Zoe, is giving you a chance to win an entire set of Exude Lip Creme and Gloss (valued at $406)! All you have to do to enter the contest is post an Instagram photo of your out-of-date lipstick @ExudeLipstick #LipstickUpgrade for your chance to win! Make sure to check out Exude's Facebook page on May 31st to see if you won! Good luck!

CULTURE CLUB
Bar Ploys 101: Trivia Night

The beginning of the week is a proverbial “no man’s land” in terms of revelry. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday typically present rather bleak prospects for the gregarious reveler. Whether it’s due to priority (rationing the wildness ‘till the weekend), financial strains, or an inculcated sanctity for the “early week”—most bars/pubs remain barren dens of hooch and silence during the week. In an effort to combat this desolation, bar owners have been relegated to rifling through their crafty “bag o’ tricks” to create an enticing evening for the potential reveler.

DAILY BITES
The Sixth Annual Coffee and Tea Festival is Approaching!

On February 19th and 20th, the "buzz"-worthy Coffee and Tea Festival is steaming up Manhattan!

Demonstrations, tastings and contests abound at this action-packed event where attendees can witness the art of making the creamiests lattè and espressos from industry professionals and pioneers, and learn the origins of exotic teas and coffees from around the world.

Competition brews as some of the top baristas and cafès go cup-to-cup and a panel of judges taste and critique.

For a taste and a ticket, visit http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/index.html.

The Sixth Annual Coffee and Tea Festival. February 19th and 20th, 11am-5pm, Tickets starting at $20. 7 W. 34th Street. New York, NY.

FASHIONABLE
From Boston with Love

Bring in the "Old Hollywood" look, turn up the theme song from James Bond and get ready for the Timeless Bond Girl Contest for Boston's most exclusive New Year's Eve 2011 gala. A Bond girl has beauty, sex appeal and most important.. power. Do you have what it takes to become the mistress to "The Man with the Golden Gun"?

The chosen one will receive a grand prize worth over $2,500, free makeover with complete hair and makeup done by Celebrity Stylist Naz Kupelian and his salon team, a premium gift bag with exclusive luxury items, a video and photo shoot arranged by the SYNERGY team for your portfolio. The winner will also meet for a potential modeling contract.

ENTERTAINING ISH
Joonbug’s Winning Dessert Recipe

Steve Earthman was the lucky winner of two tickets to The New England Dessert Showcase and now all are able to see his delicious recipe that knocked him into the top spot. It is the perfect fall treat with sweet maple, apples, peaches and pears, the zest of lemon and the saltiness of toasted nuts. It's a delicious healthy dessert to avoid the autumn gain.

Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 apples
  • 2-3 peaches or pears
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts, or nuts of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
CULINARY OCCASIONS
Win Tickets to A Dessert Show

We all have a sweet tooth or weakness for some ooey-gooey dessert. Well, how about sharing that love?

The New England Dessert Showcase is having a get together with restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, frozen desserts, ice cream makers and dessert wine producers with exhibits, performances and samples of their finest dessert creations and you could win tickets.

Joonbug is giving away five pairs of tickets to the New England Dessert Showcase Saturday, September 18th and the Friday, September 17th opening night party.

Friday night, the party kicks off at The Greatest Bar with a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres.You have an important decision to make after that: live music from Anthem’s International Music Festival winner Night & Weekends at Porter’s Bar, or just walk upstairs to dance the night away. Decisions, decisions.