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.
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!
If you’re a fan of food porn and cooking TV, you’ve probably already heard of Beat Bobby Flay. For the uninitiated, BBF is Flay’s most recent foray into food TV, where chefs compete to battle him in the kitchen and put their dish up against his before a panel of judges. Pretty cool, right? But even better is the fact that NYC foodies will soon have a chance to see one of our own kick Bobby Flay’s but. Chef Brian Tsao (of Mira Sushi and Izakaya) will appear on the episode “Old Dog, New Tricks”, which will air on the Food Network at 10PM on Thursday, March 13th. Chef Tsao is a fifteen-year veteran of NYC sushi restaurants (including Nobu 57 and Momoya), so he’s a perfect representative of our fantastic food scene.
If you haven’t heard of Hudson Clearwater yet, that’s no mistake. Since its recent opening, it’s become NYC’s newest “secret restaurant”. Complete with a concealed entrance upon arrival, you are greeted with a boarded up storefront in place of a door. However, once you find your way in (hint: there’s a green door off to the side), you’ll realize that Hudson Clearwater is way more than just the potentially gimmicky speakeasy-style hype.
Recently, New York's beloved bottomless brunches got some serious news time when a little known state law prohibited "selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price.” Luckily for New Yorkers everywhere, the State Liquor Association found a loophole, so bottomless brunches are back on, bitches! Along with the rest of the city, The Windsor, a high end sports bar, is celebrating the good news. The upscale bar launches their new series of bottomless brunches this weekend!
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.
Irish Whiskey has become something of an overlooked middle child to serious, respectable older brother Scotch and cool, easy-going baby brother Bourbon, but don't be mistaken -- there is just as much depth and variety within the Irish waters as anywhere else.The first course is ash crusted elk carpaccio with 2 Gingers Irish whiskey, followed by a Scotch egg and bacon served with Kilbeggan. 2 Gingers and Kilbeggan are great introductions to Irish whiskey for people who are familiar with the mainstays like Bushmills and Jameson. They're both at a relatively low 80 proof and have young age statements of 3-4 years, making them approachable sippers but with enough distinction to be interesting. The third course is seared scallops served with Greenore whiskey, the only single grain Irish whiskey in production. That's followed by a main course of dry aged sirloin and Tyrconnell. Tyrconnell is amongst the very few single malt whiskies that come from Ireland, which will present a unique, luxurious tasting. Finally, there is a coconut profiterole dessert with Connemara peated malt whiskey, another unusual Irish, as Irish whiskeys are known for being unpeated. If you're eager for a night of incredible food and a tour of the world of Irish whiskey, reservations can be made by calling (212) 754-1300. Slàinte! What: David Burke Irish Whiskey Tasting Dinner When: Thursday, March 13th, 7pm Where: David Burke Fromagerie i 26, Ridge Rd. Rumson, NJ
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".
Their annual NYC Feast will celebrate all different types of Asian cuisine, such asstreet food from Night Market, Asian fine dining concepts from Grand Feast, and cocktails from Cocktail Feast. For one night only the fusion of Asian cuisines will come together at Mandarin Oriental New York on Friday, May 2nd.
“Our wish is to bring Asian culture to life through the lens of food and drink, and celebrating key dates in the Asian calendar allows us to do just that,“ said LUCKYRICE Founder Danielle Chang.
When it comes to Italian fare, Americans tend to think monolithically: “Italian food” is imagined as a singular cuisine with a few basic characteristics. The reality, however, is quite different. Italy has a number of unique regions, each of which have their own food traditions and signature dishes in their culinary repertoire. From Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in the north to Sicily in the south, there are over twenty unique culinary regions in Italy to explore.
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.