To help gain awareness for Village Fishmonger, a New York-based seafood start-up company who currently operates a Community Supported Fishery in New York City, Evelyn: A Drinkery is hosting the second installment of their successful Aw, Shucks event. Dedicated to supporting the traditional neighborhood fishmonger, Village Fishmonger brings diners carefully curated seafood selections that are sourced with the “boat-to-table” concept at the forefront. Together with Evelyn, nominated for Time Out 2013’s Food & Drinks Readers’ Choice Best Bar, guests are invited to sample freshly shucked oysters and Evelyn’s laid-back style of artisanal spirited beverages on Tuesday, March 26th beginning at 6 pm.
- With the purchase of a $30 ticket, guests will receive 1 dozen oysters and one specialty cocktail.
- For $55 ticket holders will be granted access to the event for 2 people and a dozen oysters and one specialty cocktail each.
The Maison Premiere
Equal parts: 1920’s Paris, New Orleans Energy, New York Mixology
Garnish with moustache and suspenders.
Williamsburg’s cocktail lounge and oyster den known as Maison Premiere is quite a spectacle. One can’t help but think of the phrase 'old-time barroom,' as the loud swing/bop/jazz music compliments the organized chaos rattling the walls. The experience might feel a bit like traveling back to a time when the tavern was where one got the news, and bar-keep reigned as a prominent social figure.
Food Truck Round-Up
Imagine this: Food trucks plus Art Basel at the Adrienne Arsht Center. It’s the lunch of Michelangelo himself… sort of. Anyway, the food trucks won’t go unnoticed for the 10th anniversary of Art Basel this year and you can catch up with mostly all of them this Friday, December 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Don't miss the live performances and interactive art! Enjoy the art on the street and on your plate.
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar
Entering Vice Lounge is an experience in and of itself. You are first met with the view of a moderately sized bar, lined with the finest liquors, but just pass the black curtain-covered doors towards the back and you find yourself meeting a completely different scene. The black and red, sexy, chandeliered, vampiresque décor strikes you immediately and lets you know that this isn’t an ordinary restaurant. As you walk through the central dance floor, and onto the upstairs lounge, you will notice that each table is placed on its own individual cow skin rug. The crystal and silver themed tables match perfectly against the lavish night scene of the rest of the establishment.
This weekend, The Redeye is starting a new DIY dining option, Make Your Own Bloody Mary, that will be offered at 11:30 am on Saturdays and 12:00pm on Sundays. You won't enjoy a boozy drink as much as if you put your own blood, sweat, and celery stick into it! Once you begin the dining option, you will receive a mini carafe of homemade tomato juice for two garnished with Old Bay Seasoning on the rim and a celery stick, two glasses of Ketel One Vodka, two jumbo shrimp, and everything in-between.
Oysters are made up of muscles and organs that filter-feed for planktonic organisms which are a mass of tiny animals and plant. True oysters, which belong to the Ostreidae family, are found throughout the world’s oceans, usually in shallow waters and in colonies called beds or reefs. There are over 200 species of oysters. There are species which are edible oysters such as Ostrea, Crassostrea, Ostreola, or Saccostrea. Oysters have reputation of being an aphrodisiac food which was documented by the Romans.
Oysters are immensely populated on the eastern and western side of the state of Florida. In the 1800’s, oysters made the city of Apalachicola, Florida popular. Since the early 1830s people settled in Apalachicola, Florida searching for a new life fulfilled with awe-inspiring natural beauty, pristine environment and the unbelievable productive waters. It encompasses the waters of St. George Sound and St. Vincent Sound, which provide an ideal environment for oysters. Apalachicola was recognized as a major port facility and was the 3rd largest port in the Gulf Of Mexico. Now, more than 90% of Florida's oyster production and 10% of the nationwide supply is harvested from Apalachicola Bay.
Island Creek Oysters are not new on the Boston raw bar scene with regular appearances at Jody Adam's Rialto, Myers and Chang, TW Food, Chez Henri, Bina Osteria, Drink, Marliave and so many more. What is new is the collaboration between Island Creek Oyster's founder Skip Bennett, Lineage's Chef Jeremy Sewall, and Eastern Standard's proprietor Garrett Harker to create Island Creek Oyster Bar (ICOB) in the former Great Bay space.
The renowned Broadway has been famous for theatre, its inclusion in songs, Time’s Square and well, just being Broadway. Now it seems it has a whole new claim to fame with the opening of Eataly in the flatiron district. The 50,000 square foot (yes. fifty thousand!) market includes multiple eateries, each with a different focus and a surplus of Italian groceries, produce, and wines.
The architectural details alone are a marvel in their own right, but the inclusion of a fishmonger, a butcher, and an oyster bar really push this place over the top. Eataly seems to be similar in concept to the Chelsea market with the benefit of being new.
It can be a challenge to accomplish much, however, due to the sheer volume of people that hurtle through the doors every day (parallels have been drawn with the subway at rush hour.) Nevertheless Eataly is a great new place to grab lunch, a bottle of wine, or groceries!
Liberty State Park in Jersey City now has a something to offer those of us without houseboats and yachts. Executive Chef and owner, Chris Siverson, has graced us all with a new seafood-centric restaurant and event space called Maritime Parc.The building was originally intended as an office space but thankfully Chef Siverson saw more promise than did its designers.
Now, with the help of Stephanie Goto, the building has been turned into a modern space with a svelte design. It has a unique yurt type feel inside with an easy balance of exposed wood and soft fabrics. Each of the three floors has a terrace showing off the Manhattan/Jersey skyline.