We’ve put together a list of the best craft jerky in the city so you can get yourself a piece of the beefy snack revolution.
South African cuisine is another international food tradition that has a version of jerky, and South African-born chef Monique Daniels brings Biltong (from the Dutch bil, meaning “rump”, and tong, meaning “strip”) to American jerky fans. Biltong differs slightly from traditional jerky in that it’s thicker, cured in vinegar, and is generally not sweet. This gives it a unique meaty flavor and tender texture, which Daniels protects by not using any chemicals or preservatives in her curing process. Jonty Jacobs also offers Droewors, dried versions of the traditional coriander-spiced boerwars sausage (think Slim Jims, but way better).
In a world where news is constantly streaming into the public’s eyes and ears, it is difficult to make a strong impression—one that invokes the desire for action.
Coming up soon is World Food Day, a day that tries to raise awareness of the need for hunger relief and for food donations that are fresh and healthy. But how do we raise awareness? By making a friendly competition amongst NYC’s top chefs to create nutritious, delicious and affordable meals using only ingredients that are typically found in area food pantries!
Fashion Star, the show that was supposed to revive Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie’s reality TV career has been cancelled after two seasons. Initially launched to rival Project Runway by having Elle MacPherson as one of the mentors in season one, the dwindling ratings have forced the producers at NBC studios to axe any forthcoming seasons.
Between the buzz and whir of city traffic and the bedlam of your rush hour commute, do not be surprised if you suddenly begin to hear the opening notes of Haydn's "Sonata in F" creeping out of the urban maelstrom. More likely than not, you may also begin to hear the sound of a little girl enthusiastically banging out her own tune on a piano.
Sing For Hope's latest project has brought 88 pianos to the streets of all five boroughs in order to provide communities access to these instruments. Whether you are a Julliard graduate or a complete novice, these instruments have been distributed around the community to encourage anybody and everybody to give them a spin. Each piano has also been customized with artwork by many different public figures, visual artists, and organizations which include, among others, John Varvatos, the Bushwick School for Social Justice, and Arianna Huffington and the Huffington Post.
February is upon us, and it’s only a few weeks until the year’s most important food event, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, begins. Tickets to the nearly countless events have been on sale since before 2013 even started, and while some of the more coveted events are sold out, there are still tickets available to some very exciting dinners, tastings, and parties that are sure to be the highlight of your year. A list of all available events for this year’s Wine & Food Festival can be seen at www.sobefest.com, but here are some highlights that any foodie should definitely not miss:
Whether they've been naughty or nice, every fella deserves a thoughtful gift this holiday season. We've compiled a short but sweet list of unique gifts, ranging from low to high prices so that everyone can find something for that special man. In no particular order (since all items listed are awesome), here we go:
Rugby Ralph Lauren Cardigan, $99.99- Create your own cardigan with the luxury brand, Ralph Lauren. Options include an elbow-patch cardigan in navy and black. The website also allows you to make your own hat, rugby, polo and solid oxford shirts, all on sale now! Don't miss out on this chance to personalize your gift and truly make it one-of-a-kind.
Feel like trading in your home-cooked feast for a night of turkey filled fine dining? If so, hit these restaurants serving up traditional and twisted takes on T-day dinner:
Keepin’ It Classic: Jo’s Nolita
This Nolita gem is serving up turkey and all the fixins with a Eurasian twist. This three-course menu kicks off with your choice of Spiced Butternut Squash Soup or Quinoa Salad followed by Shrimp Sambal Tumis or Sake Poached Asian Pear Salad. For the main course opt for Herb Roasted Turkey aside sautéed brussel sprouts, sweet potato puree, pan roasted herb stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce or a veg friendly entrée of mushroom risotto. And, for dessert dive into a traditional pumpkin pie. Jo's is serving up their feast from 2 - 8 p.m.
Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.
1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)
2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late
Fun House of Horrors at Zee Bar
The private, ultra-exclusive social club will open its swank doors for a night of scandalous fun this Halloween 2012. This 9-hour extravaganza is sure to be one of Philly's poshest, best parties and an absolute fun house offering up 4 different rooms for vamps and vixens to mix, mingle and tear up the dance floor. Star quality entertainment will be in full-swing featuring some serious star-power with Katy Perry’s tour DJ Yung Skeeter spinning all night long, alongside a special performance by The Philadelphia School of Circus Acts. Bumpin' beats, stellar drinks and an a-list scene are sure to put all Zee Bar party revelers in the ultimate groove. Don Halloween flair and rage the night away from 9 pm to 6 am. This is the epitome of an all-nighter.There’s always tomorrow to redeem your wicked ways.