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Interview With AN21

It's been a big year for AN21, what with the release of 'Rebel' kicking things off early, Size Records hitting the Decade milestone of 100 releases, and an massive string of shows since and including Miami Music Week already under his belt. The young Swedish producer has been on rocket powered roller coaster ride of popularity and success since the release of his debut full-length album, People Of The Night, and he isn't stopping anytime soon. Now, on the even crazier ride that is the Size N/A Tour with Max Vangeli, Qulinez, and Third Party, AN21 is steadily making his way to the top of the dance music world.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Chalk Point Kitchen Brings in Guests Via Twitter



Have you ever heard of a NYC restaurant that doesn’t have a website or even a way to preview the menu beforehand?

Enter Chalk Point Kitchen, a new Soho restaurant from Executive Chef Joe Isidori and restaurateur Matt Levine. Isidori, from the late Carroll Gardens spot, Arthur on Smith, has described the new restaurant's menu as having a strong focus on “organic vegetables, seafood, and local produce.” Too bad that is the only information you’ll get about the menu--that is, unless you check it out in person. And as Beyonce learned with the massive success of her surprise album last December, people love a well-kept secret.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
ALL-AMERICAN DINER : !A POP-UP!

For one weekend only, Alex Mitow, the mastermind behind Los Perros Locos, brings you the All-American Diner: !A Pop Up!. Offering affordable, lively dinner parties this four day extravaganza promises to take one of NYC’s most unassuming venues, the now defunct Noah’s Ark, and turn it into an “over-the-top underground performance art, music, and culinary space.” Take part in a Debaucherous DISCO Diner Dinner, featuring Andrew Andrew and the Azucar DJs, or enjoy a Pan-Latin Night hosted by Dominican Hipsters, the Dip-Sters crew, and an S&M Sunday Gravy; whichever night you chose will be alive with food and fun.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
1st Annual 'Lobster de Mayo' to Take Place in NYC

That is because on May 10th, the first annual, “Lobster de Mayo” will drop its anchor at Capitale in New York City. The event, hosted by Food Network’s Katie Lee, will unite chefs from New York's elite restaurants. The handpicked crew will assume the role of the evening’s tastemakers, serving up a delectable celebration of lobster and tequila.

TRAVEL
Stray Boots Launches User Generated City Tours

Say goodbye to stressful, last-minute tour planning. Launching today (April 9th), tech/travel startup, Stray Boots, will offer a user-centric platform to create personalized city tours with ease. The company, which currently offers tours in over 15 cities in the US and UK, have expanded their horizons with their new User Generated Experience (UGE) platform for people who simply want to create an interesting tour around the city, or for guides/hosts who are looking to spice up their current tours.

City tours historically take guests to the same locations, but with Stray Boots’ UGE technology, tours can be customized to the tastes of the guests, and can lead to the most fascinating, hidden treasures each city has to offer. The possibilities are endless with this new platform, and there will a fresh demand for personalized city tours.

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Vulture Festival Set To Hit NYC May 10-11

The festival, which will announce its full schedule as the event approaches, will be an oasis for pop culture fanatics, as stars from all fields lend their talents to the inaugural event. Shaking up the traditional music-centric festival format, Vulture Festival will host a Comedy Night, featuring the likes of Billy Eichner, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer (Broad City), as well as Jessica Williams (Daily Show), among many others. In addition, there will be talks by the costume designers of televisions biggest shows, including Girls, Scandal, and House of Cards, along with a conversation with legendary TV writer/producer David Milch.

NIGHT STALKER
Weekend Pick: Transmission Thursdays at Hotel Chantelle

Pssst!

Looking for a totally booze-tiful (we tried) way to spend your Thursday night? We have just the thing! NYC nightlife and events blog Subscene Style has joined party forces with the music blog AudioFemme to bring you weekly Transmission Thursday parties!

Between live performances by psychedelic electro-rock band Fascinator and deceivingly dark popstar Seasick Mama (not to mention a live DJ), the event features enough music for even the most insatiable live-show addict. But that’s not all: the whole night is being held at Hotel Chantelle, a notorious nightlife hotspot, and includes a free rum tasting courtesy of Owney’s NYC Rum, plus free “boozy” cupcakes brought to you by Prohibition Bakery (famous for, you guessed it: sweet treats with an alcoholic twist).And don’t forget the special late night cocktail happy hour after the rum tasting!

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The Hudson Project Announces Initial Line-up
CULINARY OCCASIONS
Cooking Paella with Tio Pepe

On March 28th, Joonbug.com was lucky enough to be invited to a cooking demonstration at New York City’s own Tio Pepe in honor of World Paella Day where we were treated with an impromptu wine tasting and desert sampling. For those who don’t know, paella is a traditional Spanish dish. Almost like Spain’s version of Jambalaya, it’s considered to be “scavenger food” made with rice, meats, and veggies.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Clockwork at Webster Hall

Where: Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., New York, NY