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.

HAPPENINGS
Mark Your Calendar for the Spring for Impact Celebration

Did you have that one teacher who changed your entire life? Are you a teacher? Do you truly admire the work of our educators? How about food, drinks and dancing? Yeah, we totally love food too! Join us for the inaugural Spring for Impact celebration of teachers and achievements in education at The Greenhouse at Scholastic’s international headquarters in SoHo.

All proceeds from Spring for Impact will benefit Impact Network, a New York-based non-profit organization bringing e-Learning to rural Africa.

Reshma Patel, Executive Director of Impact Network notes, “May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day and we will be honoring our dedicated teachers and staff in Zambia. Impact Network is committed to supporting our teachers by supplying them with the technology to make their jobs easier, and the training to help them continually improve. We empower teachers with a projector and tablets loaded with activity-based lessons and lesson plans customized to the Zambian curriculum.”

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Weekend Pick: Bacon Fest By Sex On The Table

Bacon Fest, it's a real thing. Six courses of creative culinary concoctions featuring bacon as the main ingredient, all prepared by the expert hands of ChefFed and Chef Sean Chudoba for the private dining pleasure of Sex on the Table Social Club members. This event is the first of the private dining season hosted by ChefFed, but with nothing but bacon-infused and inspired courses on the menu, this year's events have nowhere go but up from here.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Grand Opening: Ariana

Sochi has brought Russian culture to the forefront, which generally makes one wonder: where, in the city where there are more ethnic cuisines than you can shake a stick at on any given block, can one explore the foods of Russia?

If you’re interested in what the next generation of Russian culinary culture has to offer, this is definitely something to check out.

Ariana,is located at 140 West Houston Street, and will be open Sunday – Wednesday from 5:00PM – 12:00AM and Thursday – Saturday from 5:00PM – 2:00AM.


CULTURE CLUB
Where to See and Where to Be Seen on the FW Scene

Unless you are one of the blessed be, with a seat in the front row of a show, or even standing room, then you need to know what are the hottest spots in NYC. Lucky for you, we are to the rescue with a list of the hot to trot locations this New York Fashion Week.

About: In September 2013, Bar Naná, a new nightlife destination from Trey Hospitality, was unveiled in New York City's Meatpacking District. Bar Naná blends South American and French influences to create a uniquely considered nightlife offering in New York.With crafted cocktails, custom uniforms by Olivier Theyskens and a beautiful design, Bar Naná aims to appeal to an eclectic crowd, with a diverse mix of ages and tastes.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Drink Up & Enjoy the Art!

We definitely love a good party, so this year my must-go party for Art Basel belongs to the Perrier-Jouet cocktail party hosted by none other than Soho House. It doesn't get any better than the Soho House in South Beach in the Tiki Garden.

The famed champagne brand has teamed up with Art Basel to become its official champgane for the festivities. A yummy tasting of Perrier-Jouet will be a delight as flutes will be dangling on the "Enchanting Tree". This feature will embrace the nature theme throughout Art Basel as well as enchant guests.

SHOP THE LOOK
What Goes Around Comes Around

You might have once or twice heard the saying What Goes Around Comes Around, but here in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, it has a whole different meaning--one of vintage Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Celine, and other designer treasures.

With Chanel as their central feature chic boutique, What Goes Around Comes Around is a retailer that offers high-end vintage designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for both men and women. The prices range between $50 and $3,000. For 20 years this luxurious vintage shop has provided customers with clothing dating from the 1880s up until the 1990s.

DAILY BITES
Dirty, Sexy Hotdog


Soho, NY-- we walked out of Los Perros Locos feeling dirty. Perhaps it was from the bright neon sign spewing an obscenity of pink all about, or maybe it was the strangely aphrodisiastic Mas Perfecto we tried--a hot dog blending NYC, Colombia, and just enough old school Miami. Whatever it was, we found ourselves wanting to watch, on VHS, the younger and more svelte Al Pacino introducing us all to his little friend. Yeah, that good kind of dirty.

GREEN TIPS
Gudrun Sjoden Opens SoHo Greene Store With Eco-Friendly Home Ware

Swedish designer Gudrun Sjoden has always gotten her inspiration from the earth. Whether it's using all natural materials for her colorful home wares and chic clothing line or promoting eco-friendly business practices, such as shipping her products by sea, Gudrun is always finding new ways of using and giving back to the earth. With a new store in SoHo she now has her heart set on introducing America to her stylish and eco-conscious products. The boutique is even on Greene Street, what a business model!

BEST OF
RSVP

RSVP restaurant revamps for fall with an impressive, jam-packed list of special events in addition to a haute food and drink menu just in time for dining season.

Restaurateur, Jon Bakhshis', first high-end spot, perfectly perched in hip Soho launched over the summer to raves from pre-clubbers for its obvious group dining appeal. The modern American restaurant, is ideally situated and designed to appeal to “the scene” featuring a sunken dining room with a striking crystal chandelier centerpiece, a large wrap around bar (ideal for light bites and bevys) and banquettes that allow for comfy, couple-friendly seating.