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 rest. 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.
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.
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.
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 if one of our own kicks 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 an up-and-coming chef to watch who graduated culinary school in 2010 and has worked at Telepan and Liang’s Kitchen in NYC.
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”. You are greeted with a boarded up storefront in place of a door upon arrival--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.