Sofia’s Wine Bar & Café may have only opened in 2009 but what this rustic midtown wine bar offers extends beyond its short time of operation. This quaint and old-world inspired Italian eatery has a rich history within its dishes and within the Italian dining scene. Chef and restaurateur Tommaso DeGrezia (His father opened one of the oldest pizzerias in Brooklyn and is credited for being the first to offer pizza lovers slices.) along with his wife, a former curator of an art gallery, Toni DeGrezia prepare organic, home-style dishes celebrating their Neapolitan and Sicilian cultures. Many of their dishes are original family recipes that have been handed down generation after generation only increasing Sofia’s (Tommaso’s great-grandmother’s name) deep connection to their family’s history.
After emabarking on his jam packed Freaks Of Nature Tour this summer, Kaskade is coming back to the Big Apple to bring out the "freak" in everyone at the lavish, midtown nightclub, Lavo.
The Chicago native is a house hold name and has been producing for more than a decade. He has hit the decks of Vegas superclubs, major festivals and is no stranger to LAVO NYC. He got behind the booth last year for co-owner Noah Tepperberg's birthday and is sure to attract a solid crowd to the club this Thursday.
His signature tunes produce flowy melodies infused with pleasant female vocals seen in "Eyes" and "Angel On My Shoulder." Kaskade and Lavo couldn't be a more perfect combination for it's consistent star studded talent appreciated by the music lover in every New Yorker.
Itching for Karaoke? Yes, you are. Here’s good news! Pulse is having a Grand Re-Opening next Wednesday, July 18th.
Renovated and upgraded, Pulse is the most technologically advanced karaoke lounge East of the Hudson and West of the East River. Highlighted at the new lounge, iPad and audio/visual capabilities buddies up with new LED lights and a pulsating sound system that features 85,000 songs you’ll never get tired of singing.
Throwing a party for a friend or a company get-together? Pulse has six private suites for any occasion and a lounge that can cater up to 140 people.
There are only two retail spaces left in Grand Central Terminal, and for the first time in 25 years, they are up for grabs. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced this week that they are making two sizable new spots available for restaurants.
One space is roughly 12,000 square-feet and located on the west side of Vanderbilt Hall. The marble floors used to serve as the waiting room and has been used for special events.
The other section that will be available for lease is the area above the Grand Central Market. The 4,700 square-foot space that is currently being used for storage will become a place where diners can enjoy a meal and a view from the balcony looking over the market.
Never stale, New York’s atmosphere is always changing. Clubs, restaurants, and venues are evolving, revolving and dissolving at such a fast pace, sometimes you need a little held pinning down what’s actually going on. Here to help, browse this list of newly opened and soon to be opened hot spots within the Five Burroughs.
From Paris to London and now, to New York, the long awaited Experimental Cocktail Lounge is now open and serving up inventive cocktails garnished with a New York twist. The Parisian bar modeled like a speakeasy is in the old Kush location on Chrystie Street, in lower Manhattan.
Ever hear of love at first sight? According to the NY Post, residents on West 30th in between Seventh and Eight avenues are seeing love alright, in the form of used condoms and other paraphernalia!
The soiled specimens are believed to be the traces of the patrons leaving Rebel NYC and Parlour Midtown, two clubs that are popular on the weekends.
From the comfort of their $95,000/month apartments, neighbors have convinced the local Community Board 5 to help request a no-parking zone during those specific nights of revelry.
The restaurant Beer Table in Park Slope is a mecca for beer lovers with appetites. They boast 25 specialty changing bottles, 7 rotating drafts, a cask ale and a cellar of vintage and rare beers - not to mention a full menu of thoughtful food.
In a huge bonus to midtown commuters, owner, Justin Philips, opened The Beer Table Pantry in 2011, a retail store in Grand Central stocked with craft bottled beers and a to-go growler bar.
We had the opportunity to talk to Justin about opening and running his beer business.
Comedian Tommy Davidson doesn't discriminate. He'll find something funny in everyone and everything, from black people to white people to Obama and even dinosaurs. This comedy vet has been doing stand-up since the 80's and is widely known for his impersonations, made famous on In Living Color in the '90s. You can also catch him in chuckle-worthy flicks like Booty Call, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Juwanna Mann.
Who were some of your comedy heroes growing up?
Richard Pryor number one. Bill Cosby. Eddie Murphy.