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Doctor Who, The Restaurant

British television show “Doctor Who” is stepping out of the screen and into the scene — the restaurant scene, that is. While fans are going crazy for the introduction of the 12th Doctor, New Yorkers are exploring the new Doctor Who themed eatery of Beacon, NY, The Pandorica (165 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508).

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Support a Good Cause and Enjoy Delicious Eats with BBQ to BRAAI

For those forced to live your daily lives in the confines of New York City, we have a treat for you. Wines of South Africa is bringing their culture to the city. Their fall tour, From BBQ to Braai, is showcasing their finale night in the heart of NYC. WOSA and Chef Hugo, as seen on Good Day NY, have come together to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Featuring over 100 South African wines, paired with a 10 course specialty Braai, you will certainly leave fulfilled. The South African delicacy compares to BBQ and is delicious. On September 4th, from 7-9:30pm, come out to Studio 450 ( 450 W 31st St.) and enjoy the delectable tastings prepared by Chef Hugo. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC.

Come out, eat, drink, and be merry while also supporting a good cause.

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Show Your Love for NYC's Street Vendors at the 2014 Vendy Awards





















Street food is certainly not what it used to be. The landscape of questionable hot dogs and stale, overpriced pretzels of yore has been revolutionized by a slew of excellent food-makers that hit the pavement with their creative, high-quality fare. Food trucks have also become a way for chefs to showcase international street food that otherwise might not make an appearance on brick and mortar menus, bringing us NYC foodies street eats from San Salvador to Shanghi to Sydney.

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Williamsburg's Starbucks is Now a Wine and Beer Bar too, Because Obviously

Hipsters, beware! Another Starbucks is coming to Brooklyn — and this one will leave an even bigger mark than the last.

Remember when Starbucks moved into Williamsburg and was met with adversity from the local residents? Well, all of that has died down, but the neighborhood’s second location is planning to appeal to customers in a whole new way. The company has officially confirmed that they are seeking out a liquor license for their N Seventh Street location, opening between Bedford Ave. and Berry St.

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10 Things to Look Forward to at the Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

We have previously mentioned the upcoming Fourth Annual "Brooklyn Pour" Craft Beer Festival happening on September 27th, and as die-hard beer lovers, we could not be more excited. On the edge of our seat with anticipation, we've been stalking the event's page, eager to learn what to expect and prepare accordingly. Insomuch, we also want you to know such information as well, and so we present a list of our favorite beers that you'll be able to find and try at the festival. At the moment there are 39 breweries signed up (with more coming) for this day, so it will be easy enough to find your perfect brew! be easy enough to find your perfect brew!

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Your Favorite Friends Pick Their Favorite NYC Restaurants

While the hit show Friends was cancelled quite some time ago, we thought we would try to revive the 6 vivacious characters just for the time being. So we asked ourselves, "If the Friends cast was still up and running today, “What would their favorite restaurants in NYC be?" A lot has changed since Monica and Chandler moved out of their Grove St. apartment above Central Perk, how would legendary group of pals react to the new wave of trendy eateries in the city?


1. Ross – Everybody knows Ross has a passion for academic brilliance and a soft spot for museums. What better place for him to enjoy his lunch then in a museum of modern art? A public school-turned-museum, MoMA PS1 Museum in Long Island City houses the M. Wells Dinette.(22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City) Perfect for families, this restaurant creates a unique menu daily, so proceed with an open mind. The layout of the eatery pays tribute to the fact that the building was once a school with a chalkboard and desk-inspired seating. After indulging in the creative menu, take the short walk to the large-scale museum exhibits. Ideal for both of Ross’s children, we aren’t sure
who will enjoy a trip here more, him or the kids.

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August Presents: The Greatest Restaurant Openings Ever

As summer slowly winds down, and you’ve almost exhausted your list of restaurants to check out, remember you live in New York and new restaurants are opening each month. So while summer is still here, check out this roundup of several fun and delicious restaurants opening this August that are must try places for all food lovers and anyone looking for something new!


1. Bistango at the Kimberly Hotel (145 E 50th St.)-
Murray Hill’s popular Italian restaurant will be opening its third location on August 20th in the lobby of the Kimberly Hotel. Bistango has been around since 1988, and has become widely known for its popular Italian cuisine, specifically: Bistango Salad (Tuscan kale, arugula, shaved red onion, endive, avocado, drunken goat cheese, and lemon olive oil); Homemade Flatbreads with Imported Italian Gluten-Free Flour (prosciutto, arugula, chive blossoms, fresh ricotta); Stuffed Spinach Ravioli (with roasted garlic and crushed amoretti); and more since Bistango’s menus are updated seasonally. If you’re craving an intimate dining experience, or just delicious food, then Bistango is your place this August.

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The Med Trend Heats Up with Simit and Smith

It is not hard to fulfill a craving in NYC. From the classic and popular, to the obscure and bizarre, there is the perfect edible concoction to satisfy your hunger at any given point, and the chances are it will also be really really good. Insomuch, it almost seems merely impossible to find something new and original in a city that has just about everything already; however, something different has recently come into the NYC food scene in the form of Simit and Smith.

A collection of cafes in the New York area that feature handmade Mediterranean Simit bread for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, Joonbug.com recently had the chance to sit down with the District Manager of Simit and Smith, Oz Aksar, and we sampled some of the best they had to offer.

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Weekend Pick: Blues BBQ at Hudson River Park

This Saturday, August 23rd, Hudson River Park will be hosting an event with good food and good music. While that should be more than enough of a reason to be present at this shindig, the Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ will include some of your favorite blues artists and premium BBQ. With names like Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, Delaney Barbecue and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que serving some of the best BBQ NYC has to offer, where else would you want to be?

Come out this Saturday and get a taste of some good food while listening to artists like The Slide Brothers, Samantha Fish and more. Not to mention, it’s completely free to attend! We can’t think of any other reasons to convince you to show your face at the 15th anniversary of this festival. For years, it has dominated part of New York and this year will be no different.

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Weekend Pick: Lobster Boils at Hearth Restaurant

Looking for an intimate dining experience? Well we have a unique weekly event that is sure to pacify this craving. With the motivation of Chef Marco Canora's family lobster boils on Martha's Vineyard, guests get an experience that one may not expect in the city of New York.

These lobster boils offer an exclusive dining adventure for anybody searching for a differently styled eatery. This three course meal begins with an intricate tomato and watermelon salad, shared among the table. This is immediately followed by a lobster pot containing 1.25 lb lobsters. Finally, if you have room for more, there is peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

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Korean Grain Coffee is All the Rage

Let’s be honest, for most New Yorkers, the only proper way to start the day is with a good cup of overpriced coffee. A magic stimulant which gives us the energy to survive and function, caffeine is more than just an indulgence, it’s a necessity. This doesn’t mean, however, that the human race is content with enjoying coffee in its most simple forms; rather, we are constantly concocting new ways to enjoy the drink and all its attributes.

Welcome in misugaru, a Korean grain-coffee, a healthier choice that doesn’t leave you with a caffeine-headache — and it’s next big thing here in NYC!