This past Wednesday City Harvest's young professionals group, Generation Harvest, held its eleventh annual Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion. During the event, guests had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, featuring numerous goodies, both food and non-food related, as well as sample eats and libations from some of New York's best restaurants and bars. This year's event had over 650 attendees and raised over $230,000 to support City Harvest's mission of feeding NYC's hungry.
As many of you savvy New Yorkers know, Fashion's Night Out is tonight. With its brigade of free goodies, cocktails and the chance to run into an infamous fashion persona; it’s sure to be a hectic and busy night for stores across the city.
New York Magazine gives us the lowdown on the twenty best places to score some major deals, and where to spend the entirety of your next paycheck. We have narrowed that list down to the top ten must-try-to-get-to-them-all-tonight places:
Cuisine: Latin American
Price Range: Moderate
114 Kenmare St.
(at Lafayette Street)
New York, NY 10012
La Esquina, a taqueria offering up classic burritos at friendly prices rests inside the steel paneled exterior of a converted diner car. With built-in shelves stocked with books, classical albums and horizontal white paneled walls, La Esquina presents itself as a relaxed eatery where everybody knows your name, at least on the first floor. Downstairs, past a door marked "Employees Only," lies a gothic crypt adorned with wrought iron gates and dripping candelabras, where clusters of fashionistas and punk-rock wannabes come together to indulge in some homemade taquitos.
The Times of London is doing its best to be the worldwide authority of cool. Yesterday’s Sunday Edition contained an expose of secret New York hotspots like Milk & Honey and Angel’s Share. It also featured better known joints like La Esquina and PDT.
Travel writer Stephen Bleach hit the town with wife Jaqui to attempt to gain entry into the coolest bars in New York. The Brits got lucky at La Esquina--the doorman was on break. They managed to sidle into Angel’s Share and PDT with no troubles but found themselves stumped on their search for Milk & Honey’s elusive phone number.