It’s Fashion Week! The most glamorous week of the year will make its well awaited return to New York, and to celebrate, Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts will make sure there are some good entrees’ to add to the excitement. As the models storm the runway, local restaurants will be brimming of locals and visitors indulging in the good deal meals.
Fashion Plate Prix will start their promotion during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week which runs from Thursday September 5 to Thursday September 12. Well renowned restaurants such as A Voce, Atlantic Grill, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Gabriel’s, Lincoln Ristorante, and Rosa Mexicano ( just to name a few) are providing special deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Most of the eateries are offering a three course prix fixe lunch for less than $35 , and members working in fashion related events can even grab take-out offerings from a wide range of affordable foods around the area.
There's no better way to start football season than with award-winning pizza from the heart of Pizza Mecca itself. On September 5, this year's Superbowl winners, the Baltimore Ravens, are playing the Denver Broncos, and you can experience the thrill of the game with the perfect pizza and beer combination. For only $14.00, you can choose from one of five personal singature pizzas. Based on your selection, you will be given a beer that best balances the acidity and flavor of your pizza. The result is a harmonious dining experience that will make Goodfellas your regular pizza spot. Not in the mood for pizza? No problem--you can choose from a plentiful menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts (but seriously, go for the pizza). There are even vegetarian and gluten-free options for the healthier among us.
If you have friends from California, you'll have surely heard talk about a beloved fast food chain named In-N-Out. It is believed by many a West Coaster that nothing can compare to In-N-Out’s fresh burgers topped with their signature "special sauce", grilled onions, and served with crisp French fries. Be that as it may, New York's Blue 9 Burger comes pretty darn close.
If you’re in the mood for some comfort food, or you just stepped out of busy Port Authority, cross the street and go to Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen on 41st and 8th. This famous NYC burger joint will absolutely fulfill your taste buds. However, if you’re on a diet or are trying to watch your figure, then it might not be a good idea to come here. Schnipper’s has salads, but it’s almost impossible to resist the mouth-watering menu which includes fresh, never frozen, 5.3 ounce hamburgers, open flame grilled hot dogs, tasty sloppy joes, cheesy mac and cheese, thick milkshakes and malts, or one of their many toasted sandwiches and melts. Are you salivating yet?
In honor of International Sushi Day, RA Sushi in South Miami is hooking up “The Hook Up” members with free sushi. On Tuesday, June 18, members of RA’s preferred customer email program will be sent a special offer for one complimentary Tootsy Maki with the purchase of any beverage. Those not yet members of “The Hook Up” can register by Friday, June 14, at www.RAsushi.com.
The complimentary Tootsy Maki certificate will be emailed to “The Hook Up” members on June 18, to be redeemed that same day. Tootsy Maki is one of RA Sushi’s most popular rolls, containing kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber, rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits and drizzled with sweet eel sauce. The perfect starter roll for those looking to begin their exploration into the world of sushi, the Tootsy Make does not contain raw fish.
Ever wondered who's fueling the Miami Heat? They have to be downing some major munchies to set the court ablaze, right? Well, it's time to meet the man who feeds the best bellies in basketball.
Local celeb chef Michael Jacobs is the man behind this munchable mystery. Foodies in-the-know know that Jacobs' Hidden Kitchen pop-up at Blackbird Ordinary is the place to be on Friday's from 5-10pm. Jacobs serves up scrumptious street-food-style items all for five bucks. From slow-roasted pulled pork Bahn Mi's to brisket truffle mac-n-cheese, his crave-worthy creations are not to be missed.
In an unassuming restaurant under the 1 Train stop at 125th Street, you’ll find some of the best inexpensive ramen in the city. Jin Ramen is a neighborhood favorite—but word has gotten out about the excellent food.
The restaurant’s atmosphere is inviting, with light wood-paneled walls and paper lanterns suspended from the ceiling. Diners can sit at tables or on red-seated chairs at the counter. It’s an especially welcoming atmosphere for a cold rainy day or night, cozy without being overly cute.
Live in Central Jersey? Need some ideas for a new restaurant to try out? Chateau Madrid Restaurant & Bar located in Carteret might just be the one, if you’re into Portuguese food that is.
Chateau Madrid provides a homelike feel and surrounding and the food is impeccable. You can enjoy your meal in the dining room or at the bar. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11am to 10pm; the bar is open until Midnight. To start off try their shrimp in garlic sauce and their calamari, simply delicious! Some dinner menu highlights include, Picadinho with shrimp, picadinho is a traditional Brazilian dish consisting of hand-minced beef, raisins, vegetables, brown rice, and vegetable based gravy. Another favorite is the Chicken Francaise which is sauteed chicken in lemon and white wine sauce. One popular dish is the Paelha Marinara or Valenciana a seafood combination cooked in rice similar to Spanish paella. For dessert be sure to try the Serradura a dessert prepared with sweetened vanilla whipped cream and crushed biscuits.
It’s late, you’re hungry, and you’re in Morningside Heights. Sure, you could always get pizza. But for something with a little more kick, take a cue from Columbia students and head to Roti Roll Bombay Frankie.
The Indian fast food joint—often just called Roti Roll—is small, but the bright blue awning makes it hard to miss. Though a counter with a few stools is the only seating space, a Frankie is easy enough to eat on the go. Think of it as an Indian take on a burrito: vegetables, meat, and other fillings wrapped in roti, an unleavened bread popular in South Asia. Roti Roll’s menu consists mainly of Frankies with a variety of fillings, all of which are prepared near the cash register and delivered hot, wrapped tightly in aluminum foil.
Americans have been pairing fried chicken with breakfast breads for some time now, but Astro attempts to deliciously inch over the boundary. They’ve paired their chicken with an eclectic array of thirty doughnuts. These definitely aren’t the kind of doughnuts you’d find on the desks of DC’s Police Department, although I admit police know their breakfast pastries. These doughnuts have more of a boutique filling and are similar to the flavors that ignited Georgetown’s cupcake craze. Some doughnuts, like Vanilla Glazed and Maple Bacon (it really has bacon on it!), are available every weekday. If you’d like to try the more novel flavors like Grapefruit and Creamsicle, you’ll have to visit the website to check their baked goods schedule. But be sure to come early because Astro closes when they run out, and they run out quickly! Doughnut prices range from $2.50 to $2.85.