Lexington Brass: This EMM Group restaurant recently introduced an epic boozy brunch available every weekend. The restaurant offers a DIY champagne kit for groups of two ($50) or four ($85), which also includes a six-course tasting of comfort creations, such as jelly donuts, waffles, and truffle fries. Does it get any better than that?
Pennsylvania 6: This recently opened restaurant just introduced brunch to its weekend menu. Make sure to stop by mixologist Craig Hutson's Bloody Mary Bar, where you can play bartender and craft your own boozy concoction—start with the vodka of your choice and choose from an array of mixes, hot sauces, stuffed olive, jalapenos, and more. Basically all you could ever want in your Bloody Mary is yours for the taking.
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.
A mentally unstable man walks into a room full of strangers...thus begins Bullet Catch, a riveting show written and performed by Rob Drummond and directed by David Overend at 59E59 Theaters. The 75 minute show just had its US premiere and will be running through April 21st. The bullet catch is an infamous magic trick, so dangerous that Houdini himself refused to even attempt it. It has claimed the lives of at least 12 illusionists, assistants, and spectators since its conception in 1613. The trick goes as this—a volunteer is told to aim a gun at the magician's face and pull the trigger. If all goes well, the bullet will be caught between the magician's teeth. If all doesn't go well...well, you can imagine the mess. Rob Drummond tells the tale of this epic piece of magic, all while entertaining with mind reading, levitation, and heartfelt storytelling. The tension rises as the show draws nearer to the end and audience members are anxious to witness the show's notorious finale.
XEX Magazine has long been an online and print publication that allows professional, as well as up and coming artists, to display their work and creativity. This past weekend was the launch party to celebrate the magazines first ever men’s edition, and neither the party nor the fashion disappointed. From a live model exhibition, and photo shoot to a gallery-like display of the magazine’s inaugural issue; the night was painted to be a success from the get go. Combine this with free booze and a hot DJ and you were in for a treat!
Music and video footage featuring editorial material since the magazine's conception set the pace for a live model exhibition. Their highly stylized and outlandish looks featured some trendy pieces like a leather glove featuring cut-outs and leopard print and a distressed leather fanny-pack with gold trim. But if you think the models were the ones to be watching, then you'd be wrong. This party gave way to some of New York City's local trendsetters to strut their stuff. And because this was a men’s fashion event, the guys did not disappoint, also rocking some of today's hottest trends.
To top things off, Editor-In-Chief Sailey Williams rounded his team, including fashion editor Inoisell Miranda, and decided to turn his guests into models with a live photo shoot where no one was safe. To delve into the plethora of fashions of the night, click here. In the midst of it all, there was still the magazine. The first men’s edition of XEX has the right amount of substance and features fabulous editorial material styled by some of New York’s hottest stylists. The “mode home” is everywhere to see, trying hard not to alienate the classic male, while still catering to the fashion forward. This launch had all the ingredients for a good party, and if you like a good party then you’ll love a good read!
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Last night, celebrities gathered at New York City hot spot, Beaumarchais, to celebrate the launch of Magnifico Giornata's Essence Collection a new line of infused sparkling wines. The party was hosted by VH1's Carrie Keagan, who is a partner in the brand. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvre pairings with each flavor of the collection, which included Ginger Peche, Grapefruit Blanc, and Lavender Honey. The new sparkling wine collection is the perfect girly drink to celebrate any special occasion and comes in a beautiful gold bottle.
New Yorkers love their food. Subsequently, they love their food trucks. Wafels & Dinges, Kelvin's Slush and Korilla BBQ are just a few of our favorites. Lately, food truck festivals are all the rage, bringing together a major chunk of NYC's trucks to one spot for foodies to go crazy over. But what happens when your favorite food trucks are nowhere to be found? However much we love them, we also hate them because you just have to be at the right spot at the right time to find them. Thank goodness for LunchCalling, a new delivery site just for food trucks. A great alternative to Seamless, this new site allows people to order from street vendors and other mobile food vendors.
With the impending season premiere of Mad Men, it's important to plan ahead and get prepped for the big event. Luckily, you need not watch your fave show alone in your apartment this year because The Carnegie Club has an enticing offer for New Yorkers. On Sunday, April 7th, don your finest 1960s garb and head to the swanky lounge to enjoy cocktails inspired by each Mad Men character and a fine cigar or two. The selection of cocktails include The Don Draper, Betty's Bitter Rage, Liquor & Smoke (Roger), The Glass Ceiling (Peggy), The Dykeman Daiquiri (Pete), and The Firey Redhead (Joan). Get a buzz going before the big event, which begins at 8pm with the ultimate drink, The Don Draper.