All you winos out there will be thrilled to learn that today is National Drink Wine Day! In honor of this special culinary occasion, we've decided to round up some New York-based wineries, their best offerings, and perfect pairings. Use this list as a guide for throwing a celebratory wine tasting party or simply learn about some of the best wines that local vineyards have to offer.
Located in Cutchogue on Long Island, Pugliese Vineyards has been offering award-winning wines, Champagnes, and Ports since 1980. The family-owned company has gained recognition for many of their varietals, including their Chardonnay Reserve 2009, Riesling 2012, and Sunset Meritage 2010.
Let’s be honest, New York City is not at all a “cheap” place to dine, let alone go out for drinks. Sometimes, the price of two drinks can cost even more than your meal, and that’s not at all worth it. Luckily, if you’re willing to venture to the Upper East Side, you’ll find the perfect spot with drink specials galore to help soothe your aching wallet.
The Stumble Inn, located at 1454 2nd Ave., is ready and waiting with a drink menu containing beverage deals which change on a daily basis. Not only that, but you can throw in a couple of big TVs which are always playing that day’s sporting event, stuffed hamburgers and much more on their menu, and, wait for it… a beer pong table. Did we mention that Happy Hour runs from 11:30AM-7:00PM every single day? That’s right, every day except Sunday, in which it’s restricted to only beer, you can come in for Happy Hour and receive any drink for half the price.
With no restaurant space of their own, Leti Salama and Juan Suarez De Lezo, the owners of Lezama's Catering, decided to open an authentic Spanish pop-up restaurant for one night only at 168 Bowery. With their impeccable Michelin star tasting menu, couples looking for an unforgettable night got just that with Lezama's Catering's unique pop-up restaurant experience.
The owner, Leti Salama, originally from Spain, has a passion for cooking that has taken her all over the world. The other owner and chef, Juan Suarez De Lezo has been cooking Spanish fare since a young age and is currently a Michelin starred chef who has cooked in countless famous restaurants. With these kinds of credentials you can easily trust Lezama's is the real deal.
With all the hype about love and romance in the air, it can be pretty hard being single on Valentine's Day. You might even want to stay in, turn on something crappy on TV, and drown your sorrows in a gallon or three of ice cream. Well, while we're totally telling you to cheer up and not to be down on yourself, we will also post this helpful guide to five of the newest Ben & Jerry's flavors...you know, just in case. And, for good measure, we'll be pairing them with some quotes from fellow romance cynics.
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch
Vanilla Honey Caramel Frozen Yogurt
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If you’re walking around the Lower East Side (somewhere around 85 Stanton St., for instance), you might miss this tiny shop offering only organic juices, nut milks, and smoothies. If that happens, it's no problem at all! Let Heartbeet Juicery come to you, considering that they offer delivery services, detailed product descriptions, and cleanse packages online for your convenience. Of course, nothing beats visiting the actual location, speaking with a friendly employee, and saving a bit on shipping, but if this isn't possible, they still want to make sure that you're satisfied!
Terroir Wine Bar, "the elitist wine bar for everyone", is hosting a Madeira Wine Crawl in celebration of Madeira Month!
The wine crawl will span 4 days from Tuesday, February 18th until Friday, February 21 and will feature vintage shots of Madeira wine in 2-oz. shots at a special price!
Not only will guests or "Terroirists" get to taste a shot of Madeira during the wine crawl, but they will also get a Terroir Madeira shirt and a seat at a Madeira wine tasting hosted by Paul Grieco!
It's almost Restaurant Week again! (How did that happen?) With a huge list of amazing venues in this even huger city, we've got to nose out the best options for one of the greatest culinary occasions of the year. With $25 lunches and $38 dinners, here's a list of ten awesome deals you do not want to miss.
This is one of our favorite Italian hot spots in the city. With a delectable prix fixe menu including dishes like the Vitello antipasti with warm carpaccio veal, avocado, salsa verde, and chips di patate; the Orata secondi with grilled dorade, black kale and tomato guazzetto, and lemon zest; and a Blood Orange Cheese Cake for dessert, lunch at A Voce will be unforgettable.
With the days and nights as cold as they are, winter has settled in. The season gives you the advantage of savoring a comforting meal which is flavorsome and accessible. Comfort foods have become synonymous with stews and soups but let’s change that a bit, how about a selection of pies to keep that comfort up? Pies are a great vehicle to carry flavor and texture. The pastry should be crisp and the filling inside should be steaming and melt in your mouth. I adore a good pot or English style pie even a sausage roll goes a long way.The Black Sheep Traditional Irish fare is found at the Black Sheep Pub. A great selection of beers is on tap and the food will not disappoint. And what might you ask goes great with a good beer a pie of course and that is what you will find at this pub. Stop by some time.