HAPPENINGS
The Best of City Harvest's Summer in the City Benefit

This past Wednesday City Harvest's young professionals group, Generation Harvest, held its eleventh annual Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion. During the event, guests had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, featuring numerous goodies, both food and non-food related, as well as sample eats and libations from some of New York's best restaurants and bars. This year's event had over 650 attendees and raised over $230,000 to support City Harvest's mission of feeding NYC's hungry.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Aloha Alcoholics! NYC's Best Tropical Bars: Part I

End your summer with a tropical bang...and not the kind Irene threw your way. Hit up some of the city's best tropical bars if you can't make it to the Hamptons or splurge on that last minute cruise. Here's a list of some of our favorites.

The Hurricane Club

Tropical themed bars can get a little cheesy...but this spot is heating up in all the right ways. Expect to find sophisticated decor with shell stone fireplaces, mosquito net curtains, and chandeliers. This Polynesian-inspired happening has cocktails a-plenty for the extremely parched. Served as a punch, or in your choice of coconut, melons, or red peppers, this place well deserves your lovin'.

RESTAURANT OPENINGS
A Polynesian Hurricane Just Hit New York

Michael Stillman (President of Fourth Wall Restaurants) and Chef Craig Koketsu (Quality Meats and Park Avenue) have teamed up for the third time to create their idea of a Polynesian restaurant and Tiki bar called The Hurricane Club in Manhattan’s NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) neighborhood.

The 13,000 square foot space offers four rooms: The Hurricane Room, The Lagoon Lounge, The Cave Rooms and The Volcano Room. The rooms are not only separated by walls but by unique decorations too. The rooms are covered with hand blown glass fixtures, wall paper that mimics authentic Polynesian tattoo patterns and gold chain chandeliers.