Afrojack Makes Hakkasan Nightclub Debut
Pixmob Will Turn Tiesto Fans Into Lightshow

On February 28th the legendary Tiesto will begin his DJ residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas, and with a little help from PixMob, the show will offer a whole new experience. Not only will a light show be presented on a screen behind the famed DJ, there will also be one in the crowd. How is this possible?

PixMob has crafted a LED bracelet that will allow fans to generate wireless video effects just by sporting them on their wrists. Using infrared to send instructions wirelessly to pixels worn by members of the audience, the technology of PixMob will bring a rainbow of color upon the crowd. Each audience member will be given a bracelet upon arrival, allowing lighting directors to produce a light show on a whole new canvas, as they change the colors of every single bracelet from their computers. The light show will be in sync with the music giving the crowd a whole new visual element to party to.

Listen to W&W 'Bigfoot'

This track is monstrous, and that's not just because of the title. W&W, a beastly duo in their own right, have managed to pack all the fantasy and mystery of the of the fabled abominable snowman, along with with the sheer, wild ferocity of a Yeti into their first release of 2014.

Reaching #14 on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, W&W rode a crushing wave of success throughout 2013. With 'Bigfoot,' out today on Mainstage Music, and already shaking things up this winter, it's looking like the devastating duo will be leaving crater-sized footprints in their wake as they continue trample the competition this year.

Hardwell Announces Small North American Tour

Yesterday via Twitter, Hardwell announced that his small North American tour starts today at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach, Florida. This mini tour, which takes him to seven different cities across the U.S. and Canada, will be the last of Hardwell from 2013. Although he's ringing in the New Year in Vancouver, New Yorkers still get a chance to catch him twice on Dec. 28th at both Pacha and Pier 94, so no one has to fret over missing one of the biggest DJs of the past year. It seems as though he's making pit stops at all the major party capitals so make sure to buy tickets for these shows if you haven't already!

Private Dining for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the flurry of holiday parties thrown by pretty much everybody all over the city. Anyone hosting a holiday party in NYC has such a wide variety of choices that they can really make it their own: large or small, formal or informal, etc., etc. One of the most important and definitive choices to make, of course, is the venue: where your party goes down will really set the mood for the evening, not to mention the food you serve. And, let's face it, not all of us have apartments big or versatile enough to really accommodate the sorts of parties we want to have (let alone the skills, time, or energy to cook something really fabulous). That's why we've put together a list of the top five private dining rooms in the city. Whether you're trying to go extravagant or intimate, you're bound to find what you need at one of these hot spots.

National Punch Day is Here!

We picked out some of the best new punches and found you the recipes. That way, you can try them at home or at the bar. Here are our top five from the emerging punch revolution.

1. Fishhouse Punch Royale

You may not be able to get this at the bar if you're a New Yorker (unless you find yourself suddenly in Seattle), but this recipe highlights the long tradition of punch as interpreted through a modern lens. The original version of this colonial-era recipe was said to be a favorite of George Washington. Try this tweaked concoction, re-vamped by mixologist Jamie Boudreau, of Canon in Seattle.

What's Happening on the Culinary Scene

Infuse Your Own Soju: Mono + Mono is launching an amazing 'Infuse Your Own Soju' program that will take place every Monday evening during the month of May. Soju expert and owner, MJ Chung, will guide diners through using fresh fruits and herbs to imbue Korea's national spirit with amazing flavors. All you have to do is make a reservation!

Wine Tasting Dinner: Ooh la la! Crown Group Hospitality will be hosting their first ever wine tasting dinner in a series focused on highly sought-after producers and vintages from various regions. The first dinner will launch April 15th at the Lion, followed by a vintage tasting at Crown on April 22nd. All of the tastings include a five-course pairing menu led by Chef Proprietor John DeLucie.

Happy Margarita Day!
Sotto 13, the Italian hot spot which recently opened in West Village, offers 2 varieties of delicious margaritas. Their signature Watermelon Margarita is made with watermelon-infused pavoneo blanco tequila, fresh watermelon juice and citrus squeeze. Also on the menu is their Mango Margarita, with pavoneo blanco tequila and fresh mango puree. Both can be purchased for $12. The 40/40 Club, Jay Z's upscale restaurant and sports lounge, offers mouth-watering margaritas made with Jose Cuervo tequila and come in passion fruit, peach, strawberry and mango. The bar reopened last year following a $10 million renovation and expansion to include stadium style seating, 5 exclusive lounges and gold plated baseball bats lining the wall. 40/40's margaritas can be purchased for $13. Lantern’s Keep, the intimate cocktail salon located inside the historic Iroquois Hotel in the Theater District is a dimly-lit secret gem that serves perfectly-crafted artisan cocktails. Celebrate National Margarita Day with their Tequila Maid, made with tequila, lime, shaken with mint & cucumber for $15. Hakkasan New York is celebrating this momentous day with their signature Bird's Eye Margarita for $17. The fun cocktail is made with bird's eye chili-infused llegal Joven Mezcal, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, lime juice, agave nectar, pineapple juice and creole bitters. Enjoy the tasty cocktail in their Ling Ling Lounge or with a meal in the main dining room. Spice Market will be celebrating National Margarita Day by serving its signature Ginger Margarita pitchers at half price, just $24. The boozy concoction was created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and includes Sauza 'Hornitos' Reposado Tequila, ginger, lime, and ginger salt. You can even make it yourself, with this recipe.