You’re diggin’ your own grave if you're not in-the-know about Justin Timberlakes famed BBQ. That down-home, finger lickin' good restaurant Southern Hospitality BBQ will be launching their “Boozy Bluegrass Brunch” this Sunday, June 24th. And you can’t have a boozy brunch without, well, booze. SH BBQ is offering a drink special on their Bellini and Bloody Marys at just $11.95 for unlimited drinks. Yes, that's $11.95 for all you can drink!
Singer and actor Justin Timberlake created this southern themed restaurant, with friends Eytan Sugarman and Trace Ayala, with the idea of recreating the philosophy of southern hospitality right here in New York City. The goal: to be inviting, to be friendly and to serve food so good you’d swear you were in some small town in North Carolina, as opposed to the big city.
Both of Sushisamba's NYC locations have launched a new summer brunch menu, available on weekends from 11:30am until 4pm. From sweet and savory dishes to shakes and cocktails, this new menu is the cat's meow.
Try out a dish from the sweet menu like Doce de Leite French Toast with fresh berries and sesame whipped cream, or housemade Quinoa Waffles kuromitsu with vanilla-cinnamon butter.
Or opt for a dish from their savory menu like Wagyu Sliders with aji panca ketchup, shredded lettuce, tomato, and sesame brioche or Lobster Eggs Benedict with miso-yuzu hollandaise, South American frittata linquica, asparagus, heart of palm, manchego cheese, shrimp and polenta poached egg, nad manchego.
Who doesn't love a delicious, mouth-watering milkshake? Thankfully, if you live in NYC, you have a myriad of options. The question is, who has the BEST milkshakes in the city? We've got the answers. Read on!
Multiple locations throughout NYC
535 Laguardia Pl. New York, NY 212-477-8125
Bareburger has 8 locations throughout the city, with more to come. These shakes are made with organic milk, organic ice cream and other fresh ingredients. Try a traditional vanilla or chocolate shake. The pistachio milk shake is also definitely worth giving a taste!
So it's late summer, NYC. It's about 92 degrees outside and my editor calls me up to see if I can go do some field research on a new gelato spot. The universe is on my side. I waste not a minute and head on over to Amorino that evening.
The European chain has chosen the perfect Union Square spot to infiltrate the US -- right smack dab in the middle of NYU-ville. They boast 22 flavors of gelato, and the favorites among the crowd (from what I scooped) were Hazelnut and Pistachio. But to compare with ZacYoung's donuts around the corner at Flex Mussels, I decide I'm going to go for Caramello a Burro Salato (Caramel with Salted Butter).
Chef Joseph Mahon, who is more famously known for Los Angeles’ Bastide (which closed recently), has announced the long-awaited debut of his own establishment. Often complimented on “his ability to do simple things very well”, Mahon set up shop in Rialto, a breakfast shop that is currently in business, and is making only one change: he’s not serving breakfast. Burger Parlor is Riato’s nighttime counterpart and is what Mahon considers a “permanent pop-up”.
Mahon is jumping on the gourmet burger bandwagon with his commitment to high quality ingredients from across the country. Burger buns and hormone-free Nebraskan beef are baked and ground fresh every day. Unlike the gourmet burgers that we’ve been seeing however, Mahon’s variation are on the cheaper side (the most expensive burger is $11). There are a ton of options to choose from, whether it be the Chip Shot, a burger topped with fontina, potato chips, tomato confit, mushrooms, arugula, and chipotle aioli or the Staten Island, a meatball burger complete with provolone, tomato sauce, and basil pesto. On the side you have the option of classic belgian fries or if you’re REALLY hungry, the Snack Shack: a hearty combination of fries, short rib chili, and a house made cheese sauce. For those watching their figure (we recognize the contradiction) there are three delicious salad options. Wash it all down with one of the many craft beers on tap or with your choice of shakes and floats. And at the end of the meal, satisfy your sweet tooth with a banana bread pudding or an ice cream sandwich.
Burger Parlor is located at 108 W. WILSHIRE AVE FULLERTON, CA 92832
Open Wednesday-Saturday 6PM-11PM
Check out their menu and mission, here.
Stanley's Kitchen & Tap
1970 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
If you're tired of the usual fast food circuit but have the budget principles of Suze Orman, make your way to Stanley's Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park.
This local hangout has a down-home, southern atmosphere and awesome deals throughout the week on great tasting comfort food and drinks. Burger fanatics like myself should stop by on Mondays, when Stanley's Kitchen & Tap has their Burger Barn Special. This deal gets you a burger with fries, a fried pickle, a salad, and soup—all for $5!
Between fashion week and the nightlife of New York we (the lowly sweet tooths) never really stood a chance. This cupcake movement however has stood too long unopposed in its monopolization of "street sweets". The ubiquitous confections have been taking over the city like a swarm of locust bakers but now they have met their match.
Down in the west village on a stretch of 6th ave. that is curiously barren of many restaurants is BLT Burger, the awkward teenager in the BLT family. The décor is reminiscent of Danny Zuko and Kenickie’s burger joint but instead of your Eskimo pies you will find milkshakes that really deliver the goods. Cold, creamy, luscious and for an extra couple bucks spiked with the booze of your choice, it really doesn’t get much better.