Meatpacking's delicious Spice Market is introducing a $48 vegetarian tasting menu created by executive chef Anthony Ricco. The menu includes 4 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts - perfect for two people to share and also try the best vegetarian dishes in the restaurant. Highlights from the menu include green mango salad with cherry tomatoes and crystallized ginger, avocado summer rolls with sriracha mayonnaise, bbq tofu, and more.
Richard Sandoval's Pampano is offering their first ever 'Sea to Table' dinner throughout July and August. This new five course menu features regional ingredients and preparations from La Paz, Mexico. Local specialties include almejada, wood roasted clams, tamarind, guava, and damiana, a herb-flavored liquor. Dinner is $50 per guest or $75 with cocktail or wine pairings.
In lieu of recent chef firings from modernist restaurants around the city, LES hot spot wd-50 is terminating their a la carte menu and is replacing it with a newly inspired 7 and 12 course tasting menu. Chef Wylie Dufresne created the new menus and who wouldn't want to try them!
At last, brunch at Bagatelle has returned!
Bagatelle, where the food and champagne are ever flowing, will debut Le Brunch, its unique brand of “Joie de Vivre” this Saturday, June 23rd from 11am to 6pm.
Since settling into the old Collective space at One Little W. 12th Street, owners Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente have some high energy plans in store to move Le Brunch into a social event rather than a social recovery.
Champagne and rosé will be the life force behind the classic dishes from Executive Chef Romauld Jung’s kitchen to give guests the kick they need as resident DJ Stan Courtois keeps the party livened up 'till sunset.
Kick it at Le Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday night, NYC saw the return rebirth of Pink Elephant, originally perched on w 27th st., now relocated to the West Village.
The reinvented night club dangles some clear changes from its original design such as a larger dance floor and a focus more so on cocktails rather than bottle service.
Pink Elephant version 2012 includes the "infinity room," a maze-like mixology bar, and cabaret lounge that’ll function as an event space while the smaller 200 person capacity allows owners David Sarner and Robert Montwaid to be more selective of their guests.
Are you a loud, obnoxious Meatpacking partier? If so, you may want to start keeping your voice down, your pants up, and your closed fists open. Sixth Precinct police have been patrolling the district due to a rise in complaints about noise, fights, and public urination.
Keeping with current trends, the Meatpacking District has become a highly known nightclub scene home to clubs that rumble the streets nestled underground like Gunbar or clubs that loudly parade on open rooftops like Provocateur, and neighbors aren’t joining in the fun.
WGIRLS NYC, a group that provides underprivileged women and children across the U.S. and U.K. with the support and resources necessary to achieve health, happiness, and success, is hosting their 5th annual Bachelor Bacherlorette Auction, “Go Bid or Go Home. ” Proceeds will directly benefit DonorsChoose.org, and online education charity database. The Auction will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7-11pm at the Highline Ballroom in the NYC's Meatpacking district.
Forty years back, downtown Manhattan was pretty much just a big blob of coolness and awesome grunge (for the sake of this post, we’re ignoring crime rates and unhygienic living). On the East, The Velvet Underground rocked at CBGB and Andy Warhol’s Factory defied the line between life and theatricality. On the West side, the Meatpacking actually lived up to its name hosting over 200 slaughterhouses. In the 1980s the meat packing plants went out of business and the area became the epicenter of New York’s gay subculture. With this came the nightlife. And the queens. And the good times.
Abgail Lorick, the real gal behind Eleanor Waldorf's fashion designs on hit show Gossip Girl, was up to bat when her spring collection, Linear Dawn, debuted in the meatpacking district this week. Done more as performance art in the popular downtown gallery, Lorick decided to opt out of an actual runway show and instead placed models on various platforms. Nice idea in theory, but the crowded mass had to move from platform to platform, fighting for pictures like paparazzi. If you weren’t aggressive, you would have missed out. The feel of the spring collection was light and whimsical. Linen, silk, chiffon, and raw, straw-like materials ruled the "runway." The minimalist approach couldn’t be missed.
Some flavors from the pacific are appearing in the newly re-opened dining hall of Hotel Gansevoort under the command of restaurateur Jeffery Chodorow, mastermind behind China Grill and Ed Chowder’s House.
Tanuki Tavern will be an Izakaya (Japanese-style drinks and tapas bar) serving up sushi, and grilled selections, in the seized Ono space. The tavern officially opened last week, and has just had its extensive menu finalized.
In an effort to bring in quality dining, the team at Hotel Gansevoort is replacing Ono with the modestly priced but elaborate and exotic menu offerings created by Chodorow and crew. Eater posted their full menu, and it includes sushi choices across the board like hamachi, maine lobster, and wagyu, to a burger with pickled onions, thai-spiced fried chicken and pork belly bok choy. Tanuki will also have the coveted Hitachino white ale on tap, sure to please aficionados of the hard-to-find Japanese brand.
I don’t know where to start writing this article. Do I talk about the seemingly indestructible force that is restaurateur Stephen Hansen and his BRGuest group? Do I talk about the opening of another burger bar in a city that may, or may not be, saturated with one-stop-burger-shops? Or do I talk a little bit about Pat La Frieda, just one name in a whole slew of new, hot, celebrity butchers?
I didn’t think that in researching the opening of Bill’s Bar & Burger I would be hit with such a range of storylines, nor such a complexity of emotions. Bear with me for the moment while I go off on a tangent. I promise you, dear reader, your patience will not be disappointed.
I guess you could say I am a creature of habit. I get into the office, swearing it’s going to be a quiet day, followed by a quiet evening. Then the first thing that happens is I read about Superdive’s new Tuesday night extravaganza, and the next thing I know, it’s Wednesday, I’m hung over, and I want a quiet day followed by a quiet night. I don’t want to even think about bars. I don’t want to go out drinking. I mean it…
Then someone comes up to me and whispers ‘Simyone is open’, and something inside of me dies. How can I possibly resist the newest addition to Abe & Arthur's already opulent environment? When everybody else in the Meat Packing District is going vertical (Boom Boom Room, Plunge), evil genius and site owner Eugene Remm knows that the basement is where all the bad things come to life. Carpeted staircases descend into a dark world of decadence, with mirrored bricks, eclectic art work, and truly, truly beautiful staff. If the address of 409 W 14th seems familiar to you, it’s because Lotus used to hold court here. Gone are the days of heady thumping music and over-packed crowds where you might, if your lucky, see someone who may or may not have been Paris Hilton. Simyone classifies itself as a lounge bar - with cave-like back rooms and little dark corners – but there is a suitably sized dance floor to dance to the poignantly remixed MJ tributes….
Tomorrow, I will have a quiet night in… maybe…