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.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Get Your Grub On at NYC's Latest Restaurants

187 Orchard Street New York, NY (212) 460-5300

Blue Ribbon has added another location to their empire in the Thompson LES Hotel on Orchard Street. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is bringing you more upscale food including their fried chicken with wasabi honey and eight different choices of fried rice. The fish is fresh and imported daily from Japan. Plates range from the small style bbq yakitori plates to large dishes including 16-piece pork ribs.

345 West 35th Street New York, NY 646-200-8857

This new hot spot just opened their doors in the TRYP New York City Times Square South Hotel. It is a casual yet chic dining establishment that serves Mediterranean and International tapas brought to you by Executive Chef John Walsh. Guests will be able to choose from over 20 different small dishes with hand-crafted cocktails and wines from the most popular regions throughout the Mediterranean.