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100 Montaditos Is Giving $1 Pizza a Run for Its Money

To celebrate their one year anniversary, the US flagship of 100 Montaditos (located at 176 Bleecker Street) are welcoming back very popular “Dollarmania” promotion. Starting this Wednesday, November 17th and running until mid-December, you can enjoy 1 Montaditos, $1 Fries and $1 Soda, $2 Cheese Fries, $2 Patatas Bravas, $2 Wines, Sangria and Local Beer on Wednesdays all day.

Trust us, there isn’t a better deal in town.

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Savor Thanksgiving in Boston

Per usual, Joonbug has you covered with the tastiest bites in town for every occasion…especially when splurging on a savory Thanksgiving feast! We have prepared the ultimate list for every urbanite and tourist to fathom over: a scrumptious roundup of Boston-area restaurants serving Thanksgiving fare.

Take a year off free of laboring for hours in the kitchen for hungry guests. Treat yourself and your family this year, because Boston is certainly ready to pamper all palates with top-notch dining options!


* Bar Boulud, Boston at Mandarin Oriental Boston

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Soho Brunch Gem, Jack’s Wife Freda

Who doesn’t love brunch? Whether you're a local or just visiting, finding that go-to brunch spot is always a must. No, Jack’s Wife Freda , a cozy boutique restaurant located right in the heart of Soho near the intersection of Spring St. and Lafayette, is the perfect intimate brunch spot. Open for lunch and dinner as well, they serve an eclectic combination of Mediterranean comfort food and unique cocktails. Husband and wife owners, Dean and Maya Jankelowitz have combined their two cultures, hers Israeli and his South African to create a unique cuisine representative of both worlds. Together, Dean and Maya, naming the restaurant after Dean’s grandparents, have created a home, always hugging guests and treating everyone like family and have quickly turned Jack’s Wife Freda into a neighborhood treasure.

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It's a Guac City Out There

1) Todd English Food Hall (1 W 59th St.)

Located at the foot of Central Park in The Plaza Hotel, Chef Todd English branches out from his authentic Mediterranean style and features the Lobster Guacamole, a traditional guacamole topped with lobster Pico de Gallo and is served with crispy corn tortilla chips. Yeah, lobster in guac does sound different but we're pretty sure ANYTHING in guac would taste divine!

FIRST COURSE Lamb dish at Fork
Philly's Top 5 Best Recent Restaurant Openings

1.) Fork (306 Market St.)

The finest new restaurant of fall 2014, this Olde City gem features mouth-watering entrees like roasted cauliflower-black trumpet mushroom swordfish, grilled polenta-dandelion lobster, eggplant-olive-hibiscus lamb, and many more savory, scintillating dishes. They also have impressive beer, wine, and cocktail lists to please the couple out on an intimate date, or the party on a pricy night out on the town. At Fork, Chef Eli Kulp overwhelms your palate with outstanding presentations.

FIRST COURSE Ample Hills Creamery
Brooklyn's Sweetest Dessert Shops

Last month’s New York City Food and Wine Festival brought together some of Brooklyn's best dessert makers, who showcased tasty treats currently available at their store front. The desserts where so good we had to share with you the information on where to get them. However, if you don't want to go all the way to Brooklyn, you do have the option of having them delivered to you by placing an order online. Some of the bakers from these places have also written a cookbook so that people can learn how to make their desserts.

Ample Hills Creamery (623 Vanderbuilt Ave. Brooklyn)

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Buffalo wings are cooked to crispy, juicy perfection, pints are a-flowing with the best brews in town and everyone proudly shows off their prized jersey. IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!

Boston area restaurants are on their serious A-game, prepared to kick off football season with tailgating specialties. Every football fan can get hooked on this season’s exciting mojo in Beantown…because this city seriously knows what’s up when it comes to tailgating and football. Check out our roundup of fun tailgating ideas, and get ready to kick off this season with a bang in Boston!

FIRST COURSE Stuffed French Toast
Grabbin' Brunch In Philadelphia

1.) Sabrina’s Café (910 Christian St.)

With three locations in Philadelphia, you’re never too far from a glorious and gluttonous brunch at Sabrina’s. This classic brunch spot serves up massive portions of stuffed French toast, breakfast burritos, and eggs benedict among many other usual suspects. Their weekly-rotating brunch special page showcases witty names, proving that the creativity never ends. All three restaurants have cozy décor and friendly service of comfort food. But plan accordingly – don’t haphazardly stumble into Sabrina’s on a weekend.Call them ahead of time and let them know you’re coming. The competition for seating can get heated.

FIRST COURSE Pizzatteria Brunetti
Because We're All About that Pumpkin

1.) Pizzetteria Brunetti (626 Hudson St, New York, NY.)

This cozy West Village gem is the perfect environment to get intimate with a pumpkin pizza pie. The pumpkin puree is rich and decadent, and thin discs of pancetta blanketing the puffy dough cuts through the sweetness with just the right amount of salt. The addition of burrata and gorgonzola don’t hurt either, especially if you start the meal with one of Brunetti’s glorious salads to make yourself feel better. Go and revel in all its autumnal glory before you blink and it's Christmas.

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In Case You Were Wondering Where to Grab the Best Truffle Dishes in NYC



1. Juni(12 E 31st St.)

Shaun Hergatt’s new restaurant is offering truffles in all varieties. The fine dining eatery has a boast-worthy menu filled with items that make your mouth water at the mere mention of the ingredients. Chef Hergatt is taking advantage of the season with his many uses of the ever popular truffle. Serving black salsify agnolotto with Parmesan cream sauce and white truffles and pommes puree with white truffles, Juni is definitely mastering the art of truffle creations. For your dessert fix, there is also homemade vanilla ice cream covered in truffles.