IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Sunday Funday for the NYC Marathon

This Sunday you can forget about football, folks, the NYC marathon is finally here and even if you don't want to sweat it out and run the 25+ miles, there are tons of great deals around the city for you. Get fatigued just watching the runners sprint by and medicate that thirst with some booze at these top notch hot spots.

Guzzle back some cold beers and warm food at Stir as you watch the exercise taking place outside. There will be drink specials all day, including kegs, food, and yes, there will still be games on the TVs. Specials go all day, so stop by at 11am to get your fill of fun.

ENTERTAINING ISH
Black Shadow Martini

Black, velvety and full of distilled tenderness from rich molasses, this vodka martini is in fact the new definition for style and delicious drinking.


Ingredients:

1 lemon wedge
Silver sanding sugar, as necessary.
1 shot ‘blavod’ black vodka
Ice


Procedure:

Take a medium plate and pour some of the silver sanding sugar on it, enough to cover the surface. Gently rub the lemon wedge around the edge of a martini glass and turn it up side down, placing the rim of the martini glass on top of the silver sanding sugar. Twist the glass around to make sure the entire rim gets covered with the sugar. Shake off the excess sugar.

PARTIES & EVENTS
Ring In 2011 On A Full Stomach

One of the greatest lounges in New York will be offering New Year Eve deals all night. Have a laid back New Year with strong cocktails and great company. Stir will be offering a Pre-Fixe Dinner on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Seating is at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Enjoy a 3 course meal prepared by Chef Rene Gonzales. You will be able to choose from dishes like Cocktail Shrimp Crab Cake or Skirt Steak Bites. A healthy choice may be the Oriental Salad or Mix Greens with balsamic Vinaigrette. The difficulty may come at dinner with choices like Braised Frenched Chicken with a lemon herb béarnaise sauce or a Skirt Steak glazed with a chimichurru sauce Halibut Lacquered in a Asian pear sauce.