If you didn't already know, a montadito is a bite-sized sandwich with origins in Spain that date back to the 15th century. The name, which translates simply to "mount", was chosen for the finger food because of how certain ingredients are "mounted" atop the bread. And since its opening this past November, 100 Montaditos, located in Greenwich Village, has been bringing this taste of Spain to NYC. At 100 Montaditos, these sandwich treats are scrumptious and outrageously affordable. And with varieties such as chapati bread montaditos, reminiscent of the exalted Caracas across town, or philly cheese steaks re-created in the world's teeniest baguette, there is a flavor for every taste bud!
Along with $18 unlimited Bloody Marys, Prosecco, Mimosas, and Bellinis with a brunch entrée, The Windsor is serving up a delicious menu. Some mouthwatering options include Bluberry Pancakes with almond marscarpone cheese; classic Eggs Benedict; and Chicken Pot Pie with chicken confit, carrots, mushrooms, peas, and potato leek soup. The restaurant is also featuring a few notable snacks like Pretzel Poppers stuffed with jalapeno and cream cheese, and Buffalo Chicken Wings in original or sriracha honey flavors.
The boozey brunch deal is available at both The Windsor's locations in the West Village and Gansevoort Park, so get celebrating!
Harlem, NY – While the Knicks continue to amaze us (in a not so good way), former stars John Starks and Anthony Mason are back for a post-game reunion, bringing us a new pizzeria centered around the custom, made to order pie. It’s a franchise from DC-chain Custom Fuel Pizza, and features over 40 toppings to choose from, including classics like sausage and pepperoni to downright artisanal ingredients like prosciutto, burrata cheese, and grilled artichoke. But in a city as passionate (and relentless) about pizza as a fan was of the 90s-circa Knicks, does Custom Fuel deliver a glorious dunk over Horace Grant and MJ, or is it a heart-breaking 8 in 9 seconds late in the fourth? Let’s find out.
LUCKYRICE is all about bringing Asian cuisine and culture to people all over the world, because "After all, if we are what we eat, we're all part-Asian".
Also check out other LUCKYRICE Feasts happening all over the U.S. below!
Friday, May 2
LUCKYRICE New York
Mandarin Oriental New York
Thursday, August 7
LUCKYRICE Los Angeles
Create in Hollywood
Friday, September 5
LUCKYRICE San Francisco
Saturday, October 4
LUCKYRICE Las Vegas
Friday, November 15
The Raleigh Hotel Pool & Oasis
If you’re looking to get in on some Sardinian food, you need not book a flight: a new Sardinian restaurant just opened on the UWS, and it does Sardinian home cooking formidable justice. Arco Cafe is the newest creation of Sardinian native Sebastiano Cappitta (of Acqua, Bettola, Bettolona, Buca, Coccola, and Isola, all of which feature regional Italian foods). The restaurant is designed as a casual, inexpensive, and accessible place to introduce and celebrate Sardinian food. Working with Executive Chef Roberto Ruiu (also a Sardinian native, and a veteran of many popular Sardinian restaurants), Cappita designed a menu that revolves around Sardinian dishes offered affordably: no dish will run you more than $16. It features traditional soups and stews (like Zuppa Gallurese, a hearty cheese-and-bread thickened soup, and Cozze alla Marinara, a spicy mussel soup with a tomato and Vermentino wine broth), as well as pastas like the Maloreddos alla Montanara, a classic Sardinian preparation with mushroom, sausage, and tomato. If you’re looking for something light, the menu also provides small plates, such as a serving of Pane Frattau, a thin Sardinian bread served with tomato sauce, parmesan, and a poached egg. Arco Cafe also extends the Sardinian theme to their wine list, which features wine pressed from native Sardinian grapes.
Bigger and better than ever, the third annual sweet: New York tasting event is a food occasion you do not want to miss! Presented by The Doe Fund, an organization known for their dedication to helping the homeless in New York, the night showcases savory and sweet bites by students from their culinary employment training program, as well as chefs from some of the city's top restaurants. Enjoy delectable sweets and you sip on tempting cocktails and dance to the music of celebrity DJ Chelsea Leyland.
On Monday, March 7th, a day known as Fat Tuesday, Joonbug.com was honored to sit at Chef Dave Santos’s table in his West Village restaurant, Louro, where we had the privilege of experiencing his Mardi Gras-themed “supper club” dinner. Consisting of 7 fabulous cocktail-paired courses inspired by authentic New Orleans cuisine, the dinner lived up to every expectation, and the inviting atmosphere kept us warm on the cold winter night.
Every Monday, Santos creates a dinner menu tailored to a theme he is inspired by. This fabulous idea revolutionizes the restaurant experience and stems from the success of his Um Segredo supper club, which he originally held in his home in Roosevelt Island. When Santos wanted to bring his Nossa Mesa supper club dinners to Manhattan, he considered the weekend, but rethought it after seeing the dinner rush it typically entailed, and eventually decided on Monday nights. He also decided he would feature 5 to 7 courses, inspired by everything from specific ingredients like uni, to cultural touchstones such as Game of Thrones, Captain America, and Mad Men. The dinners are BYO and typically range in price from $65 to $75. On this particular Monday night, in honor of Mardi Gras, Santos chose a menu that consisted of traditional New Orleans flavors, and paired it with fantastic cocktails designed by his talented mixologist, Muyur Subbaro.
Caffè Storico, located in the beautiful building of the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West), opened its doors to us here at Joonbug.com this past Monday, March 3rd, to provide us with a delicious tasting menu of Italian cuisine, as well as exciting information about all of the events which are scheduled to occur this coming year!