CULTURE CLUB
Scribble Junkies: Festival of Drawn Animation

Sure, we all love Finding Nemo and Despicable Me, but what happened to good old-fashioned cartoons like Beauty and the Beast? Nitehawk Cinema thinks that it's time to put a hold on Pixar's digital animation films. Going old-school, they are bringing you the best in hand drawn animation. August 14th will be the premiere of their Scribble Junkies event and you better not miss it.

DAILY BITES
A Unique Food and Wine Festival

Last Thursday, hundreds gathered in Times Square to taste and sip the best food and wine coming out of Italy at the Gala Italia hosted by the Italian Wine and Food Institute. Joonbug had the opportunity to sample dozens of wines, cheeses, pastas and many other tasty treats. We tried a lovely 2007 Chianti Classico from the Fattoria di Montecchio house. Lcoated in the village of San Donato in Tuscany, Fattoria di Montecchio also makes grappa with their Chianti grapes. From the Piedmont region comes the refreshing Tutidi Brachetto. This light and fruity red is bursting with raspberry and cherry flavors. Served chilled, it's the perfect wine to serve as an aperitivo or with dessert.