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CULINARY OCCASIONS
Summer and Sunset at Hudson Terrace's Beer and BBQ Festival

Last Saturday, acclaimed New York City club Hudson Terrace, opened its daytime doors for their recurring Beer and BBQ Festival. We watched the sun set over the city as we sampled a variety summer beers and BBQ bites. We had tasty spicy chicken and cheeseburger sliders with fries and coleslaw, classic barbeque staples to satisfy our lunchtime cravings. Some of our favorite beers were the Shock Top Raspberry Beer, Blue Moon (duh!), and Goose Island Summertime Beer.

HAPPENINGS
Party 4 a Cause Sizzlin Summer BBQ is a Huge Success!

On Wednesday, July 27th, Joonbug got to celebrate with Party 4 a Cause at their Sizzlin’ Summer BBQ. Live music, food, and fun were in abundance as volunteers and charitable party-goers danced on the Delancey Rooftop. Guests enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs and tons of sweet treats from Cake Pops from Little Miss Cupcakes and frozen goodies from Wooly’s Ice. We also sampled a variety of specialty spice cocktails from Promethus Springs including a Black Pepper Mojito. The event raised money for the Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation, which is an organization that supports the care and treatment of children with blood disorders.

RESTAURANT 101
Ruby's NYC

When we walked into Ruby’s on Mulberry Street, we were surprised that this dorm-room sized establishment could be considered a restaurant. An Asian Joseph Gordon Levitt greeted us with a dimply smile and led us to one of the five tables. We were disappointed to learn that not only were they out of the Sangria special, but that the Cravat special that was advertised was “not good”. We called it a day and ordered Pinot Grigio. It came in plastic cups, which at least gave us a good laugh. The adventurous eater in us ordered what appeared to be the house speciality, the Whaleys Burger. It consisted of premium ground beef, tomato, lettuce, beets, pineapple, a fried egg, and ketchup. It came with a side salad and instead of a traditional bun, the delicious creation was nestled between two pieces of Focaccia bread. The flavors were totally unique, even the burger meat tasted different from anything we’ve ever tried. We didn’t mind that there was no cheese, in fact it probably would have detracted from the overall flavor. Each component came together harmoniously to create a great sandwich. It was all-in-all a delightful meal. Cash only!

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DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Pure Fare Philadelphia Launched!

Pure Fare, the interactive eating, shopping, and fitness concept, has gone live this week. Located on 119 South 21st street, Pure Fare is a grocery store and restaurant that tracks the customer’s purchases and meals and then sends a detailed nutritional analysis of each item bought and consumed. Called My Fare, this online platform allows users to gain insight into their health and track individual diet and exercise goals. All food is of high quality and all packaging is environmentally friendly. Pure Fare boasts that they have found the elusive harmony between taste and nutrition, all while providing support and information through their online service.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
StreetFood Artistry 2011

Sunday, August 14th, the best street food that Chicago has to offer will be available at Galleria Marchetti to serve Chicago foodies. StreetFood Artistry 2011 will be complete with tons of Chicago’s favorite pop up restaurants, gourmet food trucks, old fashioned food carts, and live entertainment. Meisha Herron will be performing from 1pm-2pm, M.A.D.D. Rhythms from 2:30-3pm, Soul People from 3:30-4:30pm, and H2O Soul from 4:30-5:30.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
KRLD Restaurant Week

From August 15-21, KRLD News Radio is hosting KRLD Restaurant Week. Over 125 of Dallas’ premier restaurants will be participating in a pre-fixe, three course, dinner for $35 per person. For each dinner purchased, the restaurant will make a $7 donation to the North Texas Food Bank or the Lena Pope Home to benefit local families.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing

On the second Wednesday of every month, the world famous Belaggio Hotel will be hosting “Art & Wine: a Perfect Pairing”. The event will feature artwork from the Belaggio’s current exhibition “A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney”. The hotel’s art director, Tarissa Tiberti, will be teaming up with the Director of Wine and Master Sommelier, Jason Smith, to pair a variety of select wines, champagne, tequila, and beer with certain artworks.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
The First Ever Gilt City Hamptons House!

Summer’s not over yet! Gilt City is hosting a series of events at their very own home in the Hamptons. Taking place on Sunday, August 13th, the event will be hosted by the Scotto Family. Named “Scotto Sunday Supper”, the event will be inspired by the popular Scotto Family Cookbook. It will be sponsored by Melitta Coffee with all proceeds benefitting the East Hampton Food Pantry. It includes a four-course sit down dinner with menu highlights such as Italian Eggplant and Beef Short Ribs. Gilt City, the Hamptons, and food & wine? Sounds like the perfect combination!

CULINARY OCCASIONS
City Winery's Farm to Table

Tomorrow at 5:30 pm,, City Winery is hosting Farm to Table, an interactive tasting event that will be held at the Courtyard in Hudson Square. The tasting stations will be prepared by Great Performances, and there will also be a selection of City Winery’s own handcrafted wines. All food is from within a 100-mile radius of New York City with a menu committed to celebrating local produce. Some menu highlights: Hudson Valley Duck Feast, Stuffed Peppers, Family Style Toasts, Ratatouille, and Fennel and Artichoke salad.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Europe Comes to Dallas!


On various dates throughout the year, Dallas will be hosting a series of European-style farmer’s markets. Four Seasons Markets seeks to emanate European markets where farmers, speciality food producers, and craftsmen, all culminate in a fun and exciting environment. Some local vendors include Little John’s Produce & Plants, Round Rock Honey, Christy Ceramics, and Southern Heat Salsa. The events are held in different areas each time, including Eastside Richardson, Castle Hills, and Il Creeks. Sounds like a cool concept! We definitely look forward to checking it out in the future.

Click here for more information on Four Seasons Markets!