In case you didn't know, the month of March is the month of National Frozen Foods and National Nutrition!
Let's face it. There are going to be days when you're too lazy to cook and your tummy threatens, “If you don’t feed me in the next five minutes, I’m going to growl so loud that your neighbors on the fifth floor will hear me.”
Maybe you had a long day at work and the weather’s too cold to go out for a quick bite. That Italian place around the corner delivers to your door, but the 45-minute wait isn’t exactly appealing right now. So what’s the best option?
Do you love beautifully crafted cocktails and fantastic meals? (Of course you do.) In celebration of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel and as a benefit for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry, this Bounty & Barrel dinner series is not one to miss.
Over the next few months, the dnner series will take place in prime locations across the country. Tickets are now on sale for New York City's edition, which features intimate dinner and cocktail pairings from foodies including Mark Fiorentino of Daniel, Amanda Freitag of Empire Diner and Food Network’s Chopped, Sam Mason of OddFellows, Nick Mautone restaurateur and author, Ed McFarland of Ed’s Lobster Bar, Aarón Sánchez of Centrino and Food Network’s Chopped, and Bradford Thompson of Bellyfull Consulting.
We’ve recently written about how, with new additions like Arco Cafe, the Midtown East culinary scene has been developing in interesting new ways. And, while the coffeehouse and tapas crowd welcome Arco, fans of the new American steakhouse also have reason to celebrate. Opened on January 27th, Angus Club Steak House is one of the newest of a number of new Midtown steakhouses, and has already started to bring formidable game to the table. A group of industry-star owners (including husband-and-wife team Tara Pizzi and Aldin Gacevic, as well as restaurant vet Zef Makaj ) have set out on a mission to, as Gacevic says, “tweak” the idea of the classic steakhouse, expanding on classic themes to bring the modern and the traditional together.”
Story by Daniel Barnett
Photos by Shiri Lara
Upon arriving at Bustan, and as most modern New Yorker’s tend to do, we pulled out our iPhones and proudly checked into the recently opened Pan Mediterranean eatery. With this action, we were instantly offered a congratulatory reminder that it had been exactly 4 years since we had first joined FourSquare. In thinking back, we recalled that our first check in was at none-other than the acclaimed Barbounia in Gramercy. And knowing that Buston is brought to us by the same masters behind Barbounia we thought, "what a coincidence!" If Bustan was anything like Barbounia, the Upper West Side is surely in for a treat.
Bacon Fest, it's a real thing. Six courses of creative culinary concoctions featuring bacon as the main ingredient, all prepared by the expert hands of ChefFed and Chef Sean Chudoba for the private dining pleasure of Sex on the Table Social Club members. This event is the first of the private dining season hosted by ChefFed, but with nothing but bacon-infused and inspired courses on the menu, this year's events have nowhere go but up from here.
Holy hangover, Batman! Let’s set the scene for the morning after your much-awaited St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl: you arise, basking in the glory that was yesterday, but sadly realize you do not have all day to reflect and recover. It is Tuesday, and you must report to your duties as a coherent citizen of the world. You’ve enjoyed more than your fair share of Guiness (or any other delicious beverage of your choice) and corned beef, stayed out late, and now, with your head pounding, you are praying for any form of sweet relief which could possibly come your way. Somehow, someway, you need to settle your stomach in hopes of settling your head and body, as well.
On March 20th, enjoy a day chalk full of free tastings, as you celebrate one of the world's greatest cookie, the French macaron. Yes, it's time for the best of cookie traditions, National Macaron Day, during which macaron shops across the city join together in celebration of this singular confection. This holiday, originally celebrated in Paris, was brought over to New York by Chef Francois Payard back in 2010, with the permission of Relais Desserts International and La Maison du Macaron by Pierre Herme.
Much of human existence has been dedicated to the pursuit of new and exciting forms of inebriation, but that storied quests ends here. There is no further we can go. They've finally done it. They've made a donut out of booze.Drunkin' Donuts are the geniuses who invented the snack food and/or harbinger of the apocalypse that is the alcohol donut. They promise that the donuts have an ABV of 10%, although that's limited to the flavored frosting, so be sure to pile on the buttercream. You can pick a donut based on your favorite cocktail, including margaritas, white russians and pina coladas. In total there are 16 different cocktails in the Drunkin' Donuts repertoire, which already makes them a better bartender than most. They also have Irish cream cannolis and alcohol's answer to pot brownies, and even cupcakes for those of you who want a more socially acceptable way to eat a tube of spiked frosting. The donuts are baked to order which cuts down on the potential weirdness of ordering donuts through the mail, or if you're lucky enough to live near Westwood, NJ you can pick them up in person at Sogno Coffeehouse. Now rest easy, knowing your drunchie problem has been solved once and for all.
A detail-focused, high-quality café is coming to Noho this spring: Brazilia Café! The marketplace boasts a 60-seat dining area and an impressive coffee station, along with features like a juice bar, salad station, soup & sandwich bar, bakery, and gelateria.
One of the most notable elements of Brazilia Café, as their name suggests, is their Brazilian coffee bar, featuring Brazilia's unique beans, which are grown and harvested on their own plantation. The eatery's Coffee Concierge service crafts a variety of javas, including espresso, and roasts the beans in-house. You can even watch them do it! The coffee can also be prepared to an individual customer's liking, from french press, to Chemex, to traditional fresh drip processes.
The internet is a magical place, folks. It's filled with weird YouTube videos, scams, niche memes that only a few understand, and a boatload of awesome meatball recipes. Luckily for you, Joonbug.com sifted through the latter pile and found the most baller (see what we did there?) ways to celebrate National Meatball Day! If you're looking for a way to spice up drab spaghetti, are crazy for all things spherical, or just want to find a good vegetarian substitute, you've come to the right place.
Screw responsibility; take your rent check, grab your MTA card, give up that awful smoking habit, and put yourmoney where it matters--food. Leave inhibition behind, throw common sense out the window, and surrender to the Indulgence Burger. This, obviously, is hard-earned money well spent. Obviously.
Holding the much esteemed title of NYC's second most expensive burger, beat out by the Le Burger Extravagant at Serendipity 3 ($295), the $250 Indulgence Burger will be available at Midtown spot, Beer & Buns, set to open in March. The burger is "A umami bomb comprised of Kobe beef, foie gras, crispy pancetta, white truffles and caviar." And while ketchup and mustard come at no extra charge, gaining the respect back from your friends who can barely make rent, just might.