LIQUID COURAGE
Happy Margarita Day!
Sotto 13, the Italian hot spot which recently opened in West Village, offers 2 varieties of delicious margaritas. Their signature Watermelon Margarita is made with watermelon-infused pavoneo blanco tequila, fresh watermelon juice and citrus squeeze. Also on the menu is their Mango Margarita, with pavoneo blanco tequila and fresh mango puree. Both can be purchased for $12. The 40/40 Club, Jay Z's upscale restaurant and sports lounge, offers mouth-watering margaritas made with Jose Cuervo tequila and come in passion fruit, peach, strawberry and mango. The bar reopened last year following a $10 million renovation and expansion to include stadium style seating, 5 exclusive lounges and gold plated baseball bats lining the wall. 40/40's margaritas can be purchased for $13. Lantern’s Keep, the intimate cocktail salon located inside the historic Iroquois Hotel in the Theater District is a dimly-lit secret gem that serves perfectly-crafted artisan cocktails. Celebrate National Margarita Day with their Tequila Maid, made with tequila, lime, shaken with mint & cucumber for $15. Hakkasan New York is celebrating this momentous day with their signature Bird's Eye Margarita for $17. The fun cocktail is made with bird's eye chili-infused llegal Joven Mezcal, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, lime juice, agave nectar, pineapple juice and creole bitters. Enjoy the tasty cocktail in their Ling Ling Lounge or with a meal in the main dining room. Spice Market will be celebrating National Margarita Day by serving its signature Ginger Margarita pitchers at half price, just $24. The boozy concoction was created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and includes Sauza 'Hornitos' Reposado Tequila, ginger, lime, and ginger salt. You can even make it yourself, with this recipe.
ONLY IN NYC
Superbowl Smackdown

The only thing better than football season is Super Bowl night. Friends, food, and brews. That's really all you need for a good time. Oh, and a prime spot to view it all. We've got the best spots to watch the Ravens and 49ers duke it out and with plenty of special deals, everyone will go home a winner.

The Windsor & The Windsor Gansevoort Park: Recently opened, Windsor Gansevoort Park will be throwing an off-the-hook superbowl party starting at 4pm. There will be a live DJ accompanying the four large flat screens that line the walls. Each banquet also has its own personal flat screen TV. The Windsor's original location will also be throwing a viewing party along with fresh, seasonal cocktails and gourmet comfort food.

RESTAURANT 101
The Delectable Dishes of David Burke

All NYCers know the famous chef David Burke, who climbed to notoriety with his slew of restaurants and Food Network appearances. The CIA graduate has a plethora of restos to choose from in New York City, so whether you're uptown or downtown, there's a place for you to stop and eat.

David Burke at Bloomingdales is the perfect spot for shoppers to plop down and relax amidst their bag-carrying day, whether it's at their 50-seater dine-in, or at Burke in the Box, the 35-seater casual side of the resto with an open kitchen.

BEHIND THE PLATE
Interview with Jon Taffer - Star of Spike TV's new series 'Bar Rescue'

I arrive at the luxurious James New York hotel in SoHo to interview the host of Spike's new series "Bar Rescue" and the president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group.

“Bar Rescue” follows Jon Taffer, also head of consulting firm Taffer Dynamics, as he refashions failing drinking establishments and teaches struggling bar owners across the country how to get back in business. The show explores every facet of the bar industry, whether it’s creating a profitable drink/food menu, handling rowdy customers, re-training or replacing the staff, and creating the perfect atmosphere. In each episode Taffer brings in a team of carefully hand-picked experts, which include everyone from his lovely wife Nicole (who goes incognito to provide a woman's point of view), to expert mixologist Michael Tipps, who's worked as bar manager for the SoHo and Tribeca Grand Hotels in NYC.