Masq weaves a distinct New Orleans flavor into New American food at its Midtown location, which functions as both a restaurant and lounge. Founded by husband and wife George and Nora Chaprastian, the cozy townhouse is graced with a distinct New Orleans flair — the walls are lined with Mardi Gras masks from Italy and the restaurant is furnished with vintage furniture.
There are a number of restaurants in New York that try to replicate Cajun cooking, but sadly not all these restaurants nail the authenticity in taste and texture. Fortunately, Masq proves that this restaurant triumphs in serving quality New American food with a distinct Cajun flair.
On November 18th, 2013, guests were invited to meet Andaz 5th Avenue's new executive chef, the charming and tattooed Chad Minton. The mellow and intimate event was held at Apartment 2E of the swanky midtown Manhattan Hotel where guests sipped on drinks at the open bar while tasting Minton's new Fall/Winter menu.
It was all Beer and bite size delectables made to arouse the taste buds last night at Paulaner Bräuhaus' first Microbrewery and Restaurant in the Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Home to an elite crowd of artists, bohemians and immigrants. The new restaurant was celebrating their debut with a fun crowd of appreciative New York media who know good beer when they taste it, and Joonbug was one of them.Paulaner Bräuhaus features locally hand-crafted in-house Paulaner beer as well as an array of Modern Bavarian Cuisine which did a great job gratifying event goers. Some favorites include Pretzels served with Bavarian mustard, a cheese platter to die for, and plenty more to fill you up, including traditional main courses and desserts comprised of the best in Bavarian Cuisine. The beer itself is manufactured inside the restaurant through a unique in-house system designed to extract the best tasting beer. The intricate workings of the beer paired with a great staff, make for an exciting dininng experoence.
Paulaner Bräuhaus NYC is a distinguished New York restaurant and bar with a certain style of "sweet home" flare that will keep you coming back for more. With custom brewed beers and a menu that satisfies, this restaurant is sure to wet any appetite!
Brooklyn Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Coney Island to Brooklyn Heights is the new book from Author and Brooklyn native Sarah Zorn. Sarah is also the food editor for Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, the associate editor of RestaurantGirl.com, and a food critic for Brooklyn Industry magazine.
Her new book celebrates the cultural phenomenon that is Brooklyn and showcases the diverse and loved food scene that is part of Brooklyn's DNA. With 50 recipes from 50 of Brooklyn's best eatery, this book is a must have for any foodie.
Are you the type of person that puts sriracha on your eggs every morning? Do you overload your pizza slices with red chili flakes, to the point where the cheese beneath it is difficult to spot with the naked eye? Do you go out of your way to order items on a take-out menu that has 1-3 chili peppers next to it? Look no further, because this collection of spicy herbs is for you. The Liquor and Heat line, brought to you by the innovative spice company TongueSpank, is sure to quell all of your spice-craving needs.
Greenwich Village, NY – On a one-way ticket from Spain, 100 Montaditos brings the montadito (tapa-sized sandwich) across the Atlantic and makes its official debut this Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 176 Bleecker Street. Replacing the 56-year old Pizza Box, the space is modern yet classic, with a large granite bar, cherry red walls, and décor unique to Cadiz, a city from the South of Spain. With 100 traditional sandwich fillings such as Serrano ham, Spanish Tortilla and Queso Manchego, and an average price of $1.00-2.50, the menu here is big on variety but small in price.
Greek restaurants aren't often described as elegant. Perhaps Greek dining evokes images of hand-painted scenes of Athens, scents of meat roasting on a spit, and a rowdy family reminiscent of Dancing Zorba's in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Of course, these stereotypes can't be applied to all Greek eateries, but there are plenty in NYC that match the former description.
Enter Nerai: a spacious, chic Greek restaurant that defies any and all presumptions about regional dining (Midtown included). Walk between the sheer white curtains, dancing from the high ceilings like low-hanging clouds on a beach, and sit at a table with soft cushions roped to benches, as if you're about to relax on a luxurious yacht. And it's pretty smooth sailing from here.
The food scene in Queens just keeps getting better. There are still a few Manhattanites who refuse to entertain the idea of leaving “the city”, even for a bite to eat, but it’s their loss. In terms of variety, value, and sheer deliciousness, Queen’s restaurants are more than worth the journey. The newest and most noteworthy addition to hit Queens Boulevard is Venturo Osteria, a sophisticated wine bar and restaurant with a focus on freshness.
With an enticing selection of wines and classic cocktails, Venturo is already shaping up to be the place to be for anyone in the area with a desire to drink in style. Their menu, however, is the real draw. Everybody loves Italian food and there are plenty of restaurants that offer it. Venturo sets itself apart by serving house-made versions of three of the best things in life: pasta, bread, and cheese. The osteria also carefully crafts its entrees using fresh ingredients from urban rooftop farm the Brooklyn Grange.
Fashion, books, and coffee typically live in separate worlds--especially because coffee has a tendency to ruin both of the former when accidentally knocked over. While it us true that the three things have little in common, aside from their mass appeal, they now share a store in the Flatiron District. It turns out, when properly organized, they make quite an eye-catching trio.
Club Monaco has partnered with Toby's Estate Coffee and Strand books to open up something of a stylish, intellectual, gastronomical trifecta on 5th avenue. Not only does the partnership attract three separate audiences, it's also a welcome addition to the neighborhood for hardcore shoppers who need a break before continuing to break the bank.
Flatiron welcomes a new lunch option at 1200 Miles, the restaurant whose menu stretches from France to Algiers, with delightful classics and fusion creations.
For the quick eater, creative, filling sandwiches ($12-15), like the fried eggplant or hard boiled egg in a pita, and lunch-size salads ($12-16), such as the kale salad with currants and chickpeas, are available.
For a slower option, sit down, relax, and enjoy the open dining room. With a quiet background of Ella Fitzgerald and smooth jazz playing, business-people on breaks, couples, and group of friends gather in the comfy booths and order platters to cover the clean white tableclothes in 1200 Miles' lunchtime specialties.