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Andaz Wall Street's Farmer's Market is Back

Rejoice marketplace revelers-- Andaz Wall Street has announced the return of the season outdoor Andaz Wall Street Farmer's Market. From 8am to 3pm every Saturday and Wednesday, beginning June 13th, hotel guests and the general public can visit the plaza and shop from local farms as well as sample food from the hotel's Wall & Water restaurant. The farmer's market will feature items from Hudson Valley farms and markets, including fruits and veggies from Migliorelli Farm, poultry and game from Quattro's, jams and chutneys from Beth's Farm Kitchen, cheese and dairy products from Farm Catskills, artisanal soaps from Ash Hopper and artisan breads from Orwasher Bakery. All of the farmer's market suppliers stock the hotel's restaurant with the farm fresh ingredients, as well!

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Easter Specials to Get Your Grub On

Still don't know where you'll be grubbing this Sunday? Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, there are some killer food specials to celebrate EATING. Catch our drift?

Wall & Water is hosting an Easter Sunday brunch and feel free to bring the kiddies! The resto will convert their private dining room into a Children's Lounge, where kids can participate in coloring, egg painting , holiday cartoons, and other fun activities.

From 11:30am-2:30pm, Wall & Water will be offering their special brunch menu for $50 a person (1/2 price for kids age 6-12 and free for kids under 6). The farm to table brunch includes:

  • "The Larder"- oysters, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, cheese and charcuterie, caesar and green salad, grilled veggies, croissants, pain au chocolat, fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola.
  • "The Open Kitchen"- leek and potato soup, truffle croutons, mustard crusted boneless leg of lamb, boulangere potatoes, rosemary lamb jus, Long Island duckling seared breast, leg confit, sauteed curly kale, sour cherries, walnuts, sweet onion and gruyere quiche.
  • "The Sweet Extravaganza"- selection of sweets and cakes.
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For Singles & Lovers: Valentine's Day Plans for Every Personality

It can be hard to plan the perfect Valentine's Day for your significant other, but luckily, we've narrowed down your search. Choose the best option from the list before for you and your dude/gal (or just you) and hurry to book your reservation! Best of all, most options don't go too late so you have plenty of time to go home and, er, celebrate, this special day.

For the hard to please...

Spice Market's executive chef Anthony Ricco has prepared a special prix fixe menu for you and your special someone, exclusively for V-Day. Perfect for those who like the best of the best, this $66 (per person) menu features high-end dishes such as steamed lobster, spice chicken samosas, shaved tuna with chili tapioca, and of course a scrumptious dessert to follow. Call 212.675.2322 to book your reservation.

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Don't Drop the Ball Before the Ball Drops

New York Cruise Lines is offering a night to remember aboard Duchess World Yacht to ring in 2012. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and Statue of Liberty, a premium open bar, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a five course dinner, as well. $350 tickets can be purchased here now.

Lounge out at The Carnegie Club with sophistication for NYE with a cocktail and cigar in your hand. Listen to the Stan Rubin II Piece Orchestra and Steve Maglio playing Sinatra from 10pm to1am. There is a premium open bar, champagne toast, desserts, and party favors, all for $225.

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Christmas Feasts Fit for a King

Christmas is right around the corner and there are quite a few restaurants that want to bring you some good ol' Christmas cheer. Don't spend your holiday slaving over a stove when you could be relaxing at some of the city's best food joints instead. Check out some awesome deals going on over the holidays!

Sushisamba will be offering a delectable Christmas menu that will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 12pm-12am. Their menu draws inspiration from Japan, Brazil, and Peru. Tempt your taste buds with Japanese Beer Steamed Mussels, Sansho Pepper-Seared Steak, and more, along with their Floco de Neve Cocktail ($11, leblon cachaca, fresh coconut milk, lychee syrup, simple syrup).

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It's Almost Turkey Time: More Thanksgiving Meals in NYC

Don't want to baste the day away? Check out these Thanksgiving specials all over town.

Spice Market is offering a prix fixe menu ($34) on November 24. These Southeast Asia inspired dishes are a delightful departure from your traditional Thanksgiving fare. Enjoy butternut squash soup, chestnut sausage stuffing, gingered cranberry sauce, and of course roasted turkey breast. The resto will be open from 12pm-1am Thanksgiving day.

Take advantage of Wall & Water's stupendous deal, where guests can enjoy a full menu created by Executive Chef Maximo Lopez from 12-9pm on specialties such as red wine braised shoulder of beef, herb roasted organic turkey, butternut squash souffle, and more. Let the kiddies play in the Children's Lounge with puzzles, games, and coloring. OR have Wall & Water cook your turkey for you! Reserve a turkey 72 hours in advance, pick it up, warm it up, and chow down. Order one by sending an e-mail to ian.grant@andaz.com.

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Covert Cocktails: Downstairs at Andaz 5th Avenue

Deep in the catacomb basement of the Andaz 5th Avenue hotel, there is a lone, unmarked wooden door that blends seamlessly into the wall that surrounds it. Grab hold of the silver door handle, push, and step into Andaz's un-named, speakeasy-style bar that boasts handcrafted cocktails and locally-sourced, sharing-style dishes from Excecutive Chef Roberto Alicea.

Two, 120-year-old massive cuts of Claro wood act as the bar, jutting along the left of the entranceway, littered with baskets of fresh fruit and crude-wood boxes stuffed with bottles of small-batch liquors. A stainless steel open-kitchen suckles the rear of the bar--chefs clad in white coats with black aprons serving up cast-iron skillet dishes; bartenders in all black preparing intricate, hand-made cocktails--for a rustic, candid, up-scale reinvention of a secret speakeasy without the pretentiousness of underground hot-spots in the East Village.