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Read This If The Words 'Hocus Pocus Drinking Game' Intrigue You

What better way to start the Halloween festivities off right than to go dine at some of the best and most fun Halloween themed dinners in city! Thankfully, these dinners are happening throughout the week and until Halloween night, so get ready for a fantastic and spooky night!


1. Louro (142 W, 10th St.)-
If you can go to a nine course dinner called “Dante’s Inferno: 9 Circles of Hell” why wouldn’t you check it out? Besides a great title, Louro is offering great food as well on Monday, October 27th. For only $65 your Dante’s inspired dinner will include Silence of the Lamb-Lamb Salad (with fava beans and a chianti reduction), Dracula- Housemade Orecchiette (roasted garlic cream and broccoli rabe), Lord of the Flies- Pig Head Smoked Tomato Soup (with tete grilled cheese), and more.

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Welcome to Meat Heaven, Your Table Awaits

Additional reporting by Shiri Lara



1. 212 Steakhouse ( 316 E 53rd St.)

212 Steakhouse is the first restaurant on the east coast certified by the Kobe Beef Distribution and Promotion Council to serve authentic Kobe Beef. If that didn't sell you, don't worry there is more. Located midtown east, 212 Steakhouse is a meat eaters dream. They serve several different cuts of Australian, Japanese and American Wagyu. Authentic Kobe Beef is sold by each delicate ounce and incredibly tender and delectable that we were not all that surprised when the couple next to us ordered four steaks. We would roll around in the steak if given the chance.

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You Will Completely 'Fall' In Love With These Cocktail Menus

With fall officially here in NYC, this means some of your favorite restaurants will be changing out some of their popular summer items for the new season. Specifically, the most important part of any meal, cocktails, are getting makeovers for this fall. Be sure to check out these new fall cocktail menus at some of our favorite spots.


1. Experimental Cocktail Club (191 Chrystie St.)-
ECC is the first opening in America for the Experimental Group, who have locations throughout Europe. So you can definitely expect a European fall twist with many of their drinks. Their new fall cocktail menu has fall-like drinks, large punches, and vintage cocktails. Guests will be able to try the Brazilian Magic Punch (Yaguara Cachaca, Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, Pineapple, Verjus, Agave Syrup, Black and White Peppers, Chilean Peppers, Nutmeg, Cocoa Beans, Vanilla, Rose Buds) or Midnight Snack (Bulleit Bourbon, Bittermen’s New Orleans Coffee, Tawny Port, Orgeat Syrup, Whole Egg, Butter Cookie), and many more!

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Forget Everything Else And Eat A Chocolate Cupcake

The good news just keeps on coming! Not only has Crumbs bakeshop officially reopened after closing in July, but National Chocolate Cupcake Day is right around the corner! On Saturday, October 18th, cupcake fans across the nation can pay tribute to this chocolatey goodness by indulging in a celebratory pastry. So, out of all of the bakeries in the USA, where will you be dining this year? One of the best, featured below, we hope. ________________________________________________________________________________________

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See And Be 'Scene' at Williamsburg's Trendiest Bars

If you’re a local, then you are well aware of the role Williamsburg plays in New York's hip nightlife scene. Burgeoning with 20-somethings straight out of college, trying to find themselves, adorning Urban Outfitters from head to foot, hell bent on making sure life ain't nothing but a good time, this Brooklyn neighborhood hosts the best parties, hippest restaurants, and swankiest bars. So here are some of our favorite bars in this up and coming area, and some are even so hip and trendy, they don't have websites!


1. Donna (27 Broadway)-
If you’re looking for a spot featuring truly delicous cocktails with fun names, then look no further than Donna. This Williamsburg bar is becoming a favorite for all locals and even those who aren’t from the area. While you’re getting your drink on, be sure to try several of their house Tacos such as, Chipotle’d Chicken (Bell and Evans chicken braised in chipotle stock, topped with pico de gallo, cotija cheese, crema, Valentina sauce).

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Have The Best Oktoberfest

What screams Oktoberfest more than beer and food? Nothing. The good news is Oktoberfest has finally arrived in the city, and we’ve done all of the hard work for you! We have all of the places you need to be during this German holiday; and we promise there will be plenty of beer and food for all to enjoy.


1. Blaue Gans (139 Duane St.)-
This Tribeca restaurant will be celebrating and partying from now until the end of October! You’ll be able to enjoy their German Oktoberfest beers AND pork roast, dumplings, sauerkraut, a variety of schnitzel, Bavarian sausages, pretzels, liptauer, strudel, and smoked trout. Basically, they have everything you would want to eat at an Oktoberfest celebration! Blaue Gans is so excited for Oktoberfest they also have a float in the Steuben Parade as well, so check that out.

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The Best Food Instagram Accounts Ever Created

Get out your cell phones and get ready to follow our favorite food Instagram accounts. Whether you're craving healthy, gluten-free, snacks, or fun creations; these food Instragram accounts will be ones you'll enjoy every week!

1. Healthyfitnessmeals-

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Foodie Meets Techie With The Best And Worst Food Apps

Remember that saying “There’s an app for that”? Since apps have become such a huge part of everyday life, the phrase really does have a lot of truth behind it. Considering just how diverse the spectrum is, we decided to dive into the market and dig up the best and worst apps designed for some of our favorite people: foodies. Of course, forget about Yelp and OpenTable — those are givens. Instead, let’s focus on the smaller apps that will have you either downloading them immediately or scratching your head wondering why they exist in the first place

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The Most Inconsiderate Foods To Eat In Public

You know that moment when you’re in a crowded room or small space, and it’s completely quiet and someone decides it’s the perfect time for a snack? We’ve all been there, and no one wants to be that inconsiderate person, so do yourself a favor and check out this round up of the worst foods to eat in quiet spaces!











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We Tasted All the Pancakes in America and These Are the Best

1.) Pamela's (Pittsburgh, PA)

These hotcakes from Pamela's will have your tastebuds begging for more, as they fall on the spectrum somewhere between crepes and pancakes, with all the good qualities of each. Thin, slightly spongy, and totally buttery, they get that brown lace-like design on the surface. Pretty and yummy! 2-for-1. Most say the best part is the crispy edges, they can be compared to perfectly well-done latkes. The hotcakes come rolled up two to a plate; they’re best stuffed with fresh strawberry slices, brown sugar, and tangy sour cream. Still hungry afterwards? There are six of these joints in the Pittsburgh area. No one will be going hungry!