Category Archives: Restaurant and Dining
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A.
The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City.
But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote “hate” against gays.
Mayor Bill de Blasio urges people to stay away from Chick-fil-A as the Georgia-based restaurant chain plans to open a store in Queens Center Mall, the fourth location in the city. How effective de Blasio will be in calling for the boycott is unclear. Patrons lined up around the block when the three-level, 5,000 square-foot Manhattan location (its largest anywhere) opened last year.
Showtime is working on a comedy project named “Florent,” which would star everyone’s favorite openly bisexual actor Alan Cumming as a New York City restaurateur Florent Morellet. Cumming’s passion project, “Florent” will reportedly be directed by CBS drama series “The Good Wife’s” Rosemary Rodriguez.
The half-hour show “Florent” was shopped to Sundance Channel earlier this summer. According to Deadline, the show is being written by “Nine to Five’s” Patricia Resnick. The two executive producers, Jonathan Baruch and Howard Braunstein, will also work for the project. If “Florent” goes to series, the 50-year old Cumming would make a transition to it after the completion of “The Good Wife.”
The outlet reported that the show is inspired by the original story of Morellet who had opened a restaurant in a Meatpacking District in New York during early 1980s. “Florent” is aimed to explore the light and dark of that time and will gradually turn into a destination for everyone starting from New York’s literati, the neighborhood hookers and hustlers, AIDS activists, sex workers to New York city’s cops and local LGBT community.
read more at Movie News
The suspect was captured on film violently beating a gay couple over the head with a chair inside the restaurant on 8th Avenue and 23rd Street after an altercation in which homophobic slurs were allegedly used.
The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
See video footage of suspect HERE
So I agreed to sample some cookies I had never heard of; GIMMEE JIMMYS.
A huge 2# tin arrived last night at 5pm. Visions of Chocolate Chip and decadent brownies danced in my head!
I opened the tin! and there they were! NOT.
Instead, I saw Oatmeal Raisin cookies (probably my least favorite cookie on Earth!) and pretty Chocolate Rugelach. (Rugelach, other spellings: rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach, rugalah, rugulah, rugala, is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. Traditional rugelach are made in the form of a crescent by rolling a triangle of dough around a filling.)
So I grabbed a rugelach first, since it had chocolate in it. DELICIOUS. Soft, fresh, perfect balance in flavors.
So I thought what the heck, let me try one of these oatmeal raisin cookies. I took a small bit at first….it was sweet and chewy, and pretty darn good. I took a second bigger bite. Wow! I told my partner, who also does not like oatmeal raisin to try one. He did. AND WOW WOW! He agreed, this was one of the BEST COOKIES we had ever had. Over the next 3 hours, I hate to admit, we finished off ALL of the oatmeal raisin cookies and half of the regelach, at which point I demanded we freeze the rest, so that we would stop eating the entire tin.
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We have followed him since the day he had one truck on streets on New York!
Today, 2 stores in New York and one in Los Angeles!
“I thought about being a butcher or an exterminator — just something crazy,” DOUG QUINT said. Then he saw a posting for an available ice cream truck, and New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream Truck was born. He and his partner, Bryan Petroff, spent the summer turning out a more colorful version of Mister Softee — with far better ingredients. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE!
One of the best New York restaurants, a culinary landmark that has
been changing the face of American dining for decades, now shares its
beloved recipes, stories, and pioneering philosophy.
Hospitality Group, which includes Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern,
Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, Union Square Events, The Modern, Maialino,
Untitled, and North End Grill.
become a New York institution earning dozens of accolades, including six
James Beard awards. Its impeccable, fiercely seasonal cooking,
welcoming and convivial atmosphere, and steadfast commitment to
hospitality are unparalleled. The restaurant has its own magic—a sense
of community and generosity—that’s captured in these pages for everyone
to bring home and savor through 125 recipes.
Thursdays just got better in the West Village! Goodbye summer, Hello Pitchers & Pizza’s…SOTTO13
may be coming to an end but on the upside it means the gym/diet routine
can take a back seat and Pizza & Pitchers can be enjoyed with a bit
Daily News, CBS New York and Manhattan magazine amongst others– it’s
safe to say Sotto 13 knows a thing or two about keeping it’s diners
streets to protest new laws in Russia banning gay “propaganda.”
The protest is organized by the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners
Association, which represents 3,000 hotels, nightclubs, bars and
restaurants. more at NY Daily News
IT’S HERE! From the West Coast to the East Coast, New York gets its first Umami Burger on Monday, July 29th. A juicy beefy tasty burger with some neat seasonings added make it the best burger around, around to most Californians.
burger and a tuna burger, are some that are special to New York: a duck
burger and a French-dip sandwich.
with a full bar, has waiter service.
should have) about sharing. Sharing is also a fundamental part of eating. Whether
you’re having Sunday dinner at home with family or you’re out at the new
Italian place with friends, the act of sharing food comes into play
early and often in a meal.
and some cocktails in a fun atmosphere with friends – or meeting some
new ones. Small plates, pizza and pastas are designed to share a
variety of tastes along with their signature, fresh cocktails or some
Located in a landmark brownstone in the West Village of NYC, 140 W 13th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues.
This is not their only specialty Sotto’s brunch has NYC’s first ever ‘DIY Prosecco Bar’! The concept allows Brunchers to become their own mixologists with a bottle of prosecco and a tray of five mixers, including signature fresh juices, liqueurs and toss ins like candied ginger, fresh berries and more. Guests can use the provided recipe card or freestyle it to craft their own bubbly brunch cocktails.”
It’s been called best new sexy spot, best date night restaurant, best atmosphere, best Italian food sharing, and more! Even Yelpers, a tough crowd to please, consistently give Sotto 13, 4 and 5 stars!
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t checked out Sotto 13 yet, make a reservation now!
(212) 647-1001 Sotto 13 And I will see you there!
I think I would pay $1,000 for a caviar pizza before I would spend $1,000 on a hot fudge sundae.
truffle-crusted novelty dishes, and thankfully, there are plenty of
these creations on menus throughout New York City. Here’s a map of 10 extremely expensive dishes in NYC.
Who said February had to be cold. Set sail on New York City’s Hottest
Gay Harbor Cruise this Valentine’s Day. Bring your sweetheart or find a
new one on this 3 hour floating dance party.
Toast to love or lust
with an open bar of premium liquor and free shots of Cupid Juice served
to you by Cupid’s little helpers. Passed appetizers, a decadent dessert
bar, wine & chocolate tastings by Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar,
and the most amazing views of New York City’s skyline make this one
“cruise” you won’t forget.
- 3 Hour Evening Heated Cruise Around Manhattan Harbor
- DJ Performance
- Passed hors d’oeuvres
- Open Bar with Premium Liquor
- 21 and Over
“I’m From Driftwood”
Summer Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 4:00 – 8:00PM
Location: Casa de Costa Gallery Space,
11 Stone Street, 6th Floor, NYC
(only $40 for Best Gay New York readers!)
“I’m From Driftwood” (www.imfromdriftwood.com)
is creating the world’s largest online archive of personal LGBTQ
stories to deepen our understanding of each other, preserve our history,
and open hearts and minds. It is currently working on its Elder
Community Spotlight, which will feature stories from members of the
Elder LGBT Community. In order to finish the project, IFD is having a
Rooftop BBQ to help raise funds.
We’re offering Best Gay New York readers a $10 discount
to come have a great time and learn more about I’m From Driftwood.
Please contact Nathan (email@example.com) for details on how to receive
With an open bar by El Dorado Rum,
Brooklyn Brewery, and Tito’s Vodka, and BBQ prepared by Chef Paul
Busey, the Rooftop BBQ will be held at Casa de Costa gallery space in
lower Manhattan, on Saturday, July 14, from 4:00 – 8:00pm. The
impressive and growing list of Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction items
– Frette, $1000 of items
– Wicked: The Musical (2 tickets and backstage passes)
– Channing Daughters Vineyard tour, tasting, and 2-4 bottles.
– Framed art by photographer Josh McNey
– Dirty Sugar Photography: 1-hour photo service
– $250 Marriott Reward Cheques
– Dessert Truck, Chocolate Souffle Class for 2
– Uber app (your on-demand private driver; get a cab anywhere, any time), $100 credit
– Sustainable NYC gift card
– Leslie Lohman Museum membership and magazines
– Smitten Kitten gift card
– Marimacho – bowtie and belt
– Autostraddle tote bag
– The Grey Dog gift card
SEE YOU THERE!
– Butter Lane Cupcakes gift certificate for 2 dozen cupcakes
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It’s hard to talk about NEW YORK – with its vibrant architecture, music, culture and history – without mentioning New York restaurants.
From deep dish pizza to hot dogs, steaks to pasta, NEW YORK is known as one of the top food cities in the world. If you’re on the lookout for great New York restaurants and a roster of nearly every cuisine from A-Z, RESTAURANT.com has you covered. They have New York restaurant gift certificates for your family, friends, coworkers and, of course, yourself, with AMAZING SAVINGS. They have been satisfying hungry diners of all ages for years with New York restaurant discounts that are easy to obtain and use.
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We’re doing a little survey this month.
Where do you like to eat? French? Funky? 1 star or 5 star?
Leave us a comment and tell us your fave spot.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
How about a FREE $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate?
We’ll select one random winner on JULY 20th – from all the comments submitted.
(make sure you leave us your email, that is how we will contact you – we are NOT collecting email address for a mailing list , not to worry. )
Thirty Nine years, and still one of the most romantic, 5 star restaurants in New York City! The landmark One if By Land, Two if By Sea, at 17 Barrow Street.
Strolling down Barrow street, you feel like you are on a movie set. It’s classic West Village.
Behind barn doors of the 18-century carriage house, you would never guess sat a classic restaurant. But as soon as you enter, you see a fireplace, you hear the bar-side pianist, chandeliers sparkle, fresh flowers everywhere, and you can just feel the vintage New York romance. There is a powerful, romantic resonance when you step into this restaurant. It is both visually and aurally stunning: beautifully-decorated from floor to ceiling.
Sometimes new and hot, are not always good. Nuevo cuisine and molecular gastronomy can be fun and exciting – but sometimes I want the tried and true. And One If By Land, ALWAYS delivers.
Dessert is always a wonderful ending. BLACK FOREST COMPOSITION is my favorite. I think.(!) A Chocolate pistachio brownie and vanilla rum Bavarian cream, served in a bowl. Pastry Chef Dean Anderson has worked in fine restaurants around the world. His “Sesame-Apricot” dessert was a finalist at the 2009 Pastry Scoop Golden Scoop Awards in the “Most Innovative Dessert” category.
The restaurant has a new executive chef, Colt Taylor, whose resume includes Le Bernardin and Gotham Steak in Miami. Don’t expect a lot of changes – but some items on the new menu include spring garlic bisque; rabbit leg confit and morel mushrooms, asparagus and and lemon thyme; and his spin on the classic signature beef Wellington with baby vegetables, foie gras and bordelaise.
Colt believes in sourcing locally, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients available.
“My goal is to create a delicious and unique portrayal of the the Northeastern Terroir for every customer
who dines with us. I am particularly fond of simple, rustic, French cuisine.”
The son of Connecticut artist and fresco painter Melissa Barbieri, Colt grew up on the shoreline and
was exposed early on to the beauty of the arts. Throughout his growing years he discovered he had a
talent for understanding flavors and a love for the kitchen. While obtaining a degree in Business from
UVM, he cooked his way through school, furthering his education and experience. Upon graduating, and
uncertain of a career path, Colt left for Europe and spent several months learning in kitchens around
Austria, Italy, and France. It was on this trip that he came across one of the defining moments of his
young career: local wild boar with gruyere and tagliatelli. “To have such simple food abounding with
depth and flavor, so fresh and so harmonious, I knew this was the food that I wanted to create.”
A very romantic atmosphere is achieved by the soft piano music and lovely garden view. This is one of New York’s most romantic restaurants, hands down. Prepare yourself for a very special evening. It’s a great spot for a special occasion dinner with the one you love. You won’t soon forget the lovely atmosphere, the glow of the fireplace and the soft sounds of the baby grand piano surrounding you.
The prices may a bit high for some budgets ($100 per person) but if you want to be treated to an unbelievable romantic setting and outstanding delicious food, this is one of the best of the best. It’s a great “special occasion” restaurant. And great for celebrity spotting. Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close have enjoyed hosting parties here.
One if by Land Two if by Sea
17 Barrow st. bet 4th and 7th ave south 212-647-9280
INSIDER TIPs! In celebration of their 39th Anniversary, the restaurant is offering a complimentary gift card worth $30 off dinner for two. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your street address and they will mail you a gift card.
On Sundays – check out the JAZZ BRUNCH , 11:30am to 2:00pm.
only $25.00 per person. Egg white Spring Souffle’, Gravlox, Omlettes and Eggs Arcardia!
See brunch menu for details.
‘Bringing The World of Chocolate to You’ with the
4th annual Bucks County Chocolate Show on April 30th in New Hope, PA.
A high-end venue where you can sample and buy fresh, organic, single origin, Artisanal chocolate and gourmet goods. Choosing amongst Trendsetters in the Industry find ways to make your menu pairing, your party, your event, your every day ‘amazing’ with affordable options that reflect exceptional taste, elegance and style.
You can look forward to Valrhona, Laurie’s Chocolates, Barbara’s Buttercrunch, Half Pint Kitchen sorbet and ice cream, Didi’s Chocolates, Chevaliers D’Argouges and Anti Dote all at the 4th annual Bucks County Chocolate Show!
This venue is conveniently located to restaurants, shops and history along the scenic shores of the Delaware River. It’s easy to find right off of route 202 from the New Hope Toll bridge. Complimentary shuttle at the New Hope-Solebury High School lets you attend the show and then come back to walk into town to enjoy a beautiful day in New Hope on one side of the river and a 5 minute walk across the bridge into Lambertville, N.J. on the other.
Bargain tickets online until April 20th
We just found the newest
Restaurant Discount Club!
It’s called VILLAGE VINES .
“VillageVines gives food lovers access to preferred pricing with their city’s most popular restaurants. We make your dining experiences more convenient and more affordable, and we do so by partnering with the best dining establishments – from the restaurant icons to the up and coming gems.”
Here’s how it works:
- Each day we highlight a handful of restaurants from among our carefully curated list of the best spots in your city
- You choose where to dine and use us to make your party’s reservation before the offer expires
- You pay $10 to secure your exclusive pricing (typically 30% off your party’s entire bill – food and drink!)
- Your discount is applied to your bill at meal’s end – no coupons, no phone calls and no hassles!
How cool is that?
Check out Village Vines today !
With its prestigious address on the fashionable Central Park South, the highly acclaimed South Gate (154 Central Park South between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC, 212.484.4715) continues to revolutionize the dining experience as the first New York City restaurant to leverage the groundbreaking new capabilities of the iPad. The highly acclaimed restaurant is the first New York City restaurant to launch custom designed iPad wine tablets.
South Gate has created custom wireless iPad wine tablets exclusively designed to navigate its extensive wine list. The new iPad wine tablet features the SmartCellar application designed by the New York-based company Incentient.
The device was exclusively created to navigate South Gate’s extensive wine list of over 650 bottles. The new iPad wine tablet is an interactive high-definition, color touch-screen, handheld device that not only provides customers with detailed information about the major wine regions and varietals, but also automatically updates the wine list as labels sell out, to ensure that inventory is always accurate. The touch-screen application is easy enough for a casual diner but detailed enough for the most knowledgeable wine connoisseur.
Jumeirah Essex House is a place to “see and be seen” while enjoying the celebrated cuisine at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, South Gate. Designed by top New York City designer, Tony Chi, South Gate opened to rave reviews in 2008 and stands as one of the city’s “must try” dining destinations.
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