The internet is a magical place, folks. It's filled with weird YouTube videos, scams, niche memes that only a few understand, and a boatload of awesome meatball recipes. Luckily for you, Joonbug.com sifted through the latter pile and found the most baller (see what we did there?) ways to celebrate National Meatball Day! If you're looking for a way to spice up drab spaghetti, are crazy for all things spherical, or just want to find a good vegetarian substitute, you've come to the right place.
If you are new to the world of internet recipes, then you may not have heard of Chef John from Food Wishes, a genius who might be the reigning champ in food porn. He makes witty (and not so witty) jokes, a DMX reference here or there, and some fantastic looking meals. In this recipe, Chef John gives us a few pointers in making The World's Fastest Meatballs, with no rolling, no frying, and no chopping, then proceeds to show viewers the most gorgeous bowl of spaghetti and meatballs ever.
Attention foodies! This month, be sure to check out the New Jersey Wine & Food Festival from March 28th-30th at Crystal Springs Resort. Hosted by Chef David Bouley, the sixth annual celebration gathers chefs and wine makers from all over the United States for a weekend of conversation and food, and, mostly likely, conversations about food.
On Friday, March 28th, the list of events include a Champagne Reception, Wine Cellar Dinner, and a Top Chefs and Top Wines Five Course Dinner. The following day, March 29th, will feature over 10 luxurious events filled with incredible gourmet food. The closing event is the fancy Sunday Champagne Brunch from 11am-2pm. If you want to taste exquisite food and wine then be sure to check out the festival-- our stomachs are rumbling already! To purchase tickets to one of the New Jersey Wine & Food Festival events click here.
If you’re a fan of food porn and cooking TV, you’ve probably already heard of Beat Bobby Flay. For the uninitiated, BBF is Flay’s most recent foray into food TV, where chefs compete to battle him in the kitchen and put their dish up against his before a panel of judges. Pretty cool, right? But even better is the fact that NYC foodies will soon have a chance to see one of our own kick Bobby Flay’s but. Chef Brian Tsao (of Mira Sushi and Izakaya) will appear on the episode “Old Dog, New Tricks”, which will air on the Food Network at 10PM on Thursday, March 13th. Chef Tsao is a fifteen-year veteran of NYC sushi restaurants (including Nobu 57 and Momoya), so he’s a perfect representative of our fantastic food scene.
Along with $18 unlimited Bloody Marys, Prosecco, Mimosas, and Bellinis with a brunch entrée, The Windsor is serving up a delicious menu. Some mouthwatering options include Bluberry Pancakes with almond marscarpone cheese; classic Eggs Benedict; and Chicken Pot Pie with chicken confit, carrots, mushrooms, peas, and potato leek soup. The restaurant is also featuring a few notable snacks like Pretzel Poppers stuffed with jalapeno and cream cheese, and Buffalo Chicken Wings in original or sriracha honey flavors.
The boozey brunch deal is available at both The Windsor's locations in the West Village and Gansevoort Park, so get celebrating!
LUCKYRICE is all about bringing Asian cuisine and culture to people all over the world, because "After all, if we are what we eat, we're all part-Asian".
Also check out other LUCKYRICE Feasts happening all over the U.S. below!
Friday, May 2
LUCKYRICE New York
Mandarin Oriental New York
Thursday, August 7
LUCKYRICE Los Angeles
Create in Hollywood
Friday, September 5
LUCKYRICE San Francisco
Saturday, October 4
LUCKYRICE Las Vegas
Friday, November 15
The Raleigh Hotel Pool & Oasis
Bigger and better than ever, the third annual sweet: New York tasting event is a food occasion you do not want to miss! Presented by The Doe Fund, an organization known for their dedication to helping the homeless in New York, the night showcases savory and sweet bites by students from their culinary employment training program, as well as chefs from some of the city's top restaurants. Enjoy delectable sweets and you sip on tempting cocktails and dance to the music of celebrity DJ Chelsea Leyland.
On Monday, March 7th, a day known as Fat Tuesday, Joonbug.com was honored to sit at Chef Dave Santos’s table in his West Village restaurant, Louro, where we had the privilege of experiencing his Mardi Gras-themed “supper club” dinner. Consisting of 7 fabulous cocktail-paired courses inspired by authentic New Orleans cuisine, the dinner lived up to every expectation, and the inviting atmosphere kept us warm on the cold winter night.
Every Monday, Santos creates a dinner menu tailored to a theme he is inspired by. This fabulous idea revolutionizes the restaurant experience and stems from the success of his Um Segredo supper club, which he originally held in his home in Roosevelt Island. When Santos wanted to bring his Nossa Mesa supper club dinners to Manhattan, he considered the weekend, but rethought it after seeing the dinner rush it typically entailed, and eventually decided on Monday nights. He also decided he would feature 5 to 7 courses, inspired by everything from specific ingredients like uni, to cultural touchstones such as Game of Thrones, Captain America, and Mad Men. The dinners are BYO and typically range in price from $65 to $75. On this particular Monday night, in honor of Mardi Gras, Santos chose a menu that consisted of traditional New Orleans flavors, and paired it with fantastic cocktails designed by his talented mixologist, Muyur Subbaro.
This past Saturday night, we headed down to the Lexington Avenue Armory to check out the event that capped off all the festivities of NYC Craft Beer Week: namely, the Spring Seasonals expo. Brewers from all reaches of the NY and national craft beer scene came down and displayed their wares, offering us a seriously exciting sneak peek into what we have to look forward to in the spring. Here are our top five favorite debuts:
Left Hand Brewing (Safety Round, Fade to Black)