Great news, New Yorkers! The Big Apple just scored itself another amazing Asian eatery: Han Dynasty. The famous Chinese restaurant recently branched out from Philadelphia and snagged a sweet spot in the East Village, catering the same delicious Szechuan cuisine as its Philly pioneer.
You can expect no less from Han Dynasty, which was voted one of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in America and also featured on the Food Network. The restaurant smells like fresh wood and spices. The interior boasts dark wooden furniture and yellow walls lined with Asian oil paintings.
With the biggest crowd the F Shed has collected since its recent opening, Krewella was well received by upstate New York. Packed from front to back, the crowd almost reached capacity as more than 4,000 tickets were sold for last nights show. With a crowd that were dressed for Halloween celebrations you could tell Syracuse was ready to get one of the biggest party weekends of the year started. With the help of two amazing openers - Candyland and Seven Lions - getting the crowd pumped, people were just itching to get wet with the headlining trio.
Dim lights washed over the charming interior of Ribalta, the Italian pizza restaurant on East 12th Street. With Skrillex dropping hard beats over the speaker, the dinner crowd started filing in. The founder of Ribalta, Rosario Procino, paced around the restaurant ensuring that everything was going well for the night. It was a special evening at Ribalta. In fact, it was the restaurant’s first night introducing a new member to its menu of palatable pizzas: the White Truffle Pizza.
The idea stemmed from Procino and Chef Pasquale Cozzolino. White truffles, known as the “diamonds of the kitchen” in the culinary world, are only present this time of the year and are valued for their exquisite taste. They are a type of fungus that grow under trees in forests, and are harvested underground.
Last night at the unorthodox venue, The F Shed, the unorthodox duo from Colorado, Big Gigantic, came on stage as part of their Sky High Tour to put on a show that just kept getting better and better. Their saxophone and drums filled the place up with some of the grooviest tunes that EDM has to offer. All live on set, this is more than just a DJ on the boards – Dominic Lalli kills it on the sax while Jeremy Salken rocks it on his drum set. Their jazzy jam-band sound, along with their dub-synth production, makes for a sound unlike any other.
Eating soba is an art in itself. It’s not complicated, but certain measures should be taken to ensure the best experience.
Soba — literally translating into buckwheat in Japanese — is often served chilled with a dipping sauce, because unlike other noodles, soaking soba in hot soup will change the noodles’ consistency. But that doesn’t mean that soba can’t be served in hot broth.
Tucked in the Lower East Side, Cocoron aims to offer healthy Japanese home cooking that will lift your spirits, inducing the “heartwarming” feeling that its name translates into. The space is small and the tables are packed closely together — typical of Manhattan restaurants — but the dark walls create a calm, comfortable ambiance.
Thursday, October 10th
Deniz Koyu will be arriving to New York's Love Nightclub this Thursday night to perform from 10pm - 2am. Presale tickets are available now - $10 for females, $15 for males. The event is 21+.
Love Nightclub, 246 Voice Road, New York NY 11514
Josh Steele, better known as Flux Pavillion, was fresh off his performance the night before at the Wescott Theater, ready to play for another sold out crowd. With a packed out theatre, Flux was ready to come back with a fresh reload of the bass cannons. Playing all his hits, as well as some of his new stuff, the dub wubbers all got to hear what they came to hear: that raw dubstep. It was nothing more and nothing less than that.
YouTube has announced today that they will hold their first-ever YouTube Music Awards on November 3rd. The event, which will take place at Pier 36 in New York City, will be hosted by actor/musician Jason Schwartzman. This first-of-its-kind event has set it sights on shaking up the traditional awards show format, and will surely be a captivativing event to experience. The 90-minute event, produced by Spike Jonze, will live stream on YouTube, and will award winners in six categories that will be solely based on viewer votes. Headlining the inaugural show will be Lady GaGa, Eminem, and Arcade Fire, along with more to be announced later. Check out the video below with host Jason Schwartzman detailing the November 3rd event.
The Lower East Side is amazing for its never-ending plethora of cheap, tasty dishes. When we discovered Pok Pok Phat Thai over the weekend, we couldn’t keep this to ourselves. We just had to share the goodness! Located on 137 Rivington St, this tiny outlet offers authentic Thai food, with marble counters protruding from the walls to serve as tables. Photos of Thai artists from decades ago consumed the walls, dating the restaurant back to an older period. It was a clean, cozy setting, nothing too overwhelming.
Pad thai is one of Thailand’s national dishes. It is also one of Pok Pok’s best-sellers. It would be a pity to go all the way to one of the city’s favorite pad thai spots and not try the signature dish. That would be like jetsetting to Asia and settling on McDonald’s. The pad thai arrived in all its steaming glory, garnished with chives, eggs, dried shrimps, peanuts, bean sprouts, chili powder and lime halves on a layer of banana leaf. Asian dishes are usually colorful, and the pad thai did not lack in visual appeal.
Gladiators everywhere are ecstatic for the long awaited season premiere of Scandal. In addition to Thursday’s premiere, we are pleased to announce that Scandal and Saks Fifth Avenue are becoming a twosome ; the fashion forward store is joining forces with the series on a multi-platform (in-store, on-screen, and online) collaboration to celebrate the show’s star and style icon Olivia Pope ( Kerry Washington). If you are a Scandal fanatic and a fashion buff ,this is an ultimate dream come true. The collaboration is set to launch at an event this coming Wednesday- at the New York Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store. The store’s infamous windows will feature installations created by both Kerry Washington and Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo, that include pieces from favorite designers of Olivia Pope–(think Donna Karan meets Giorgio Armani.) Olivia’s infamous line from the show, “It’s handled,” will also appear on the store’s windows. Similar installations will be recreated at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Beverly Hills, CA and Chevy Chase, MD. If you are nowhere near any of these Saks locations, fear not, you can still follow along with the campaign on social media.