Event – PbP NY Summer Soiree @ Dream Hotel Downtown AUG25


Join us at the poolside lounge of the newly opened Dream Downtown for our annual Summer Soiree. For one night only, enjoy heavily discounted rates on tickets to Project by Project NY’s 13th Annual Tasting Benefit, Plate by Plate!
Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Venue: The Beach, poolside lounge at the Dream Downtown in Chelsea
355 W 16th St (between 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Suggested donation: $10
For one night only, nab discount tickets to Plate by Plate 2011!
Save the Date: Friday, October 14th at Skylight West
V.I.P. Tickets 6 PM to 7:30 PM: $200 (reg.: $250)
General Tasting 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM: $100 (reg.: $150)
This year’s participants include Bedell Cellars Winery, Coppelia, Gusto Ristorante, ilili, Ivy Bakery, Monte De Oro Winery, and more!

Get your tickets* early before prices go up!
*Maximum purchase of 2 tickets per person

Event – The Feast presents: L.E.S. Cirque AUG23-26

Event – Guggenheim YCC Summer Mixer @ Gramercy Hotel JUL19

Thx to Jo Son for this…

Noreen K. Ahmad, Astrid T. Hill, and Dan Tanzilli – cochairs of the Young Collectors Council cordially invite you to join us for


To benefit the Guggenheim Museum and Young Collectors Council Art Fund

Enjoy wine, music by a special guest DJ, and the summer sunset with artists, curators, and fellow young collectors. Dress code is summer chic. BUY TIX Continue reading

Event – Go Gaga Look-A-Like Competition @ LES JUN4

A Go Gaga Look-Alike Competition will be held as a part of the festivities. Lady Gaga look-alikes will compete for the crown of best Lady Gaga impersonator. With Lady Gaga as a former resident of the Lower East Side, competitors are encouraged to incorporate items from the Lower East Side into their costumes, which can be replicas of Lady Gaga’s real outfits, or original costumes that evoke Lady Gaga’s look. Download the rules and application here. Continue reading

Event – CO-OP at Hotel on Rivington Grand Opening MAY19

L: CO-OP roll, R: Espresso Creme Brulee Napoleon

UPDATE: We were lucky enough to be invited to the Friends & Family to get a preview of their menu selections.  The awesome desserts are courtesy of Mame Sow from Spot fame. These are the same guys that brought you the Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant. Here was our recap of that event. MORE PICS FROM F&F Continue reading

Event – APEX 19th Anniversary Benefit & Inspiration Awards MAY19

Event – Plein Sud Restaurant 1yr Anniversary Dinner APR28

Thursday, Apr 28 5:00p to 8:00p
Plein Sud,the Tribeca eatery meaning “Far South” located at the chic Smyth Hotel celebrates its one year anniversary this month. Come downtown and enjoy complimentary Apertif & Hors d’oevres prepared by Executive Chef, Ed Cotton (of Top Chef fame). Toast with wines from South France and then continue the party downstairs at Toro Lounge. Continue reading

Event – Help By Design Japan Relief Fundraiser MAR30

 Join us for an event designed to help Japan.  Entry fee and  silent auction proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross to provide food and shelter to those in need. MORE INFO HERE

 Wednesday, March 30 2011 | 6:00-10:00pm

 The Paramount Bar is providing an exclusive preview for Help By Design prior to its debut this spring.

The Paramount Hotel  |  235 West 46th Street  |  New York

RSVP here. Recommended donation at the door: $40.00

Recap – The Feast – Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant – Opening Night MAR10

Left: Greg Grossman: Wunderkind / Right: Zebra print..it’s what’s for dinner.


noun \ˈvun-dər-ˌkint\

Definition of WUNDERKIND

: a child prodigy; also : one who succeeds in a competitive or highly difficult field or profession at an early age

This label was bestowed upon Greg Grossman on both the invite and menu. Some may say that when you have a privileged upbringing that allows for you to be surrounded by only good food, you are already ahead of the game. Commenters also indicate that the lad will crack under pressure. Others? They think that what he’s doing is totally against Child Labor Laws. Most recently, Culinary Critic Gael Greene tweeted this:

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Event – Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant – MAR10-12 – we’ll be there

Guerrilla Culinary Brigade Presents: Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant

Wow, ALL 3 nights SOLD OUT! Hope you didn’t sleep on this.
Tonight is opening night! See some of you there!Tweet us if you don’t see us @i8and8. Later!

For 3 days only, you are invited to feast on the culinary delights of wunderkind Greg Grossman and his cohorts at The Sanctuary Hotel. The menu is secret but rumor has it this dinner is sure to be one for the ages.  The dinner will be $95 per person for four courses, plus tax and gratuity. Who knows..you might even catch a glimpse of us getting down and dirty in the kitchen. :) March 10 is already SOLD OUT, so RESERVE NOW