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Jacob's Pickles Gets a New Exec Chef

In an age of a renewed focus on American comfort food, Jacob’s Pickles has made a name for itself as a homey “den of decadence” by featuring a menu full of Southern comfort favorites done right. Anybody who’s been to the cozy, rustic Upper West Side spot knows that despite the name, there’s more to Jacob’s than just pickles. Since opening Jacob’s Pickles in 2011, Queens native Jacob Hadjigeorgis has cultivated dishes that embrace all the best of regional southern cuisine, and a recent announcement of a new executive chef promises more of the same.

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The Jacob Jeffries Band: Florida's Best Kept Secret

Jacob Jeffries has been described as “the best kept secret in south Florida,” but with the amount of media craze this singer-songwriter has been receiving, he may just be a secret no more.

The Fort Lauderdale, FL native has been at this since he was 10, but only really assembled a band in 2006, titled – you guessed it – The Jacob Jeffries Band. Armed with piano-driven, pop heavy hits, Jacob Jeffries is a dream for the radio. Who doesn’t love when an artist can stay true to who they are while still delivering great, fresh new music?

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More is More: Hair Accessories to Spruce Up Your Style

Everything is getting bigger and better this spring! From the chunky statement necklaces, to the bold bright colors. Another trend to add to your style this upcoming season is big (in size and number) hair accessories. They were all over the spring/summer 2012 runways and they are slowly starting to transcend onto the pavement, and we're loving it! We accessorize our jewelry, bags, and shoes with our ensembles, so why not make our hair look trendy too?

Try the more is more approach with this look. If you’re adding a bobby pin to your bun, add 5 more, and make them noticeable. If you're pulling your hair back, stick in some bright colored barrettes or beaded (yes, that’s right, beaded) hair ties.

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New York's New Spots

247 Eldridge St.

The people behind The Living Room and Whiskey Park bring a new late-night spot with both great specialty drinks and small plates to Gramercy. You know it's not always easy to find the combination of great food and tasty drinks. Specialty cocktails run about $14 and include an array of concoctions. For you vodka lovers, try the Grassy Kroll with ginger and lemongrass. Or if you're more of the gin type, go for the Gin Blossom with egg white, lemon juice and raspberry syrup. Small plates from the legendary Todd English, include artisan flatbreads, parmesan fries, and maitake-mushroom tempura.