HAPPENINGS
Give & Give Back Chef Challenge Competition on World Food Day

In a world where news is constantly streaming into the public’s eyes and ears, it is difficult to make a strong impression—one that invokes the desire for action.

Coming up soon is World Food Day, a day that tries to raise awareness of the need for hunger relief and for food donations that are fresh and healthy. But how do we raise awareness? By making a friendly competition amongst NYC’s top chefs to create nutritious, delicious and affordable meals using only ingredients that are typically found in area food pantries!

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Mouthwatering Watermelon Beverage Helps Support Breast Cancer Research

It’s been an unseasonably hot October this year; summer just doesn’t want to end the party! Well we aren't complaining, because with the hot weather comes the most refreshing drinks! One of which is Chef Richard’s, of Richard Sandoval Restaurant, Pink Ribbon Agua Fresca. Made of fresh watermelon and saturated in antioxidants, this drink is as delicious as they come.

This beverage is one of Chef Richard’s favorites since it was served at his grandmother’s dining room table and, in that way, honors one of the most important women in his life, while also paying homage to his Mexican roots.

HOW-TO
Spooktacular Cocktails

Scrap the vodka cran this year and whip up some of your own chillingly delicious cocktails, all suited to the costume of your choice this Hallow's Eve. Even if you aren't a cocktail guru, no need to scream...just head to one of the hot spots listed below to try some of these dangerous concoctions.

The Bloody Shine

Ingredients
2 oz Original Moonshine
3 oz tomato juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon
3 dashes worcestershire sauce
2 drops tabasco
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation
Mix all ingredients and shake. Pour into glass and add ice if you prefer. For all you victims of foul play this Halloween, this will be the perfect pre-game cocktail to try out with your deadly friends. You might not see it on the menu, but you can ask for this hauntingly delicious drink at Lure, Hill Country, Macalleria and Cafe Luxembourg.