Join us in our flight of perfumes paired with bespoke elixirs designed by COCKTAIL ARCHITECT YUSEF AUSTIN.Our celebration of APHRODISIACS, LOVE POTIONS of MIXOLOGY & SCENTS will take place on Tuesday, January 31st from 7-9PM at the MiN New York Atelier 117 Crosby Street, New York NY 10012Very limited number of tickets are available for $85/person.

Special discount to our readers: RSVP to “Chad’s List” for $20 off

Phone: (212) 206-6366

Age Suitability: 21 and up



Event – NY Chocolate Show NOV10-13

THE 14TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CHOCOLATE SHOW will take place Thursday, November 10-November 13, 2011 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City

Presented by Event International, the New York Chocolate Show is the largest show completely dedicated to chocolate in the United States. Considered the chocolate hub of North America, this show will bring together more than 65 fine chocolate companies who will present a diverse array of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tantalize the senses!

This year’s Chocolate Show will also feature book signings by award-winning authors; cooking demonstrations in two culinary theaters featuring renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs who will share secrets of the trade; a Kids Zone dedicated to fun-filled activities for young chocolate lovers and more! BUY TIX

Event – New York Comedy Festival NOV9-13 – we’ll be there

All the comedians you came to know and love will be performing. Click through for the schedule…

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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 – MirakuNY Friends and Family AUG2,3 – we’ll be there

MirakuNY, a modern Japanese Izakaya  in Great Neck will be celebrating with a Friends & Family this Tuesday and Wednesday. This event is a private, invite-only event.

Event – JBF Chefs and Champagne NY honoring Emeril Lagasse JUL23 – we’ll be there (updated)

L: The Chefs, R: One thirsty Master Sommelier

RECAP: Daniel Boulud is a troublemaker, but you already knew that. :) Chefs and Champagne kicked off in a monster tent in the Hamptons w/ Mercedes Benz automobiles sprawled all over the lawn. Over 40 Chefs were on hand to present their culinary creations. The winners? Without a doubt, the Beef Kebab w/ Chipotle Mayo from Chef Jehangir Mehta of Mehtaphor and Graffiti fame. We had a Cougariffic time! PICS HERE

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Event – NY Truckcrawl JUL20 – we’ll be there (updated)

L: Wall Street Burgers Truck, R: Wall Street Burgers slider w/ curly fries

RECAP: DishcrawlNY presented their first TruckCrawl, starting off at USQ West & 17st. Green Dishcrawl pins (below) were handed out to identify those with the group.  Regularly $26, a special free code was given to Elite Yelpers in hopes of gaining exposure on this new venture. There were roughly 20 with the group, but none looked like the paying kind. Th

The first pit stop was the Wall Street Burgers Truck (above). The owner told us he quit his Wall Street job to start this truck with his wife, thus the name. Slider portions were handed out to us with curly fries. They claim to use grass fed angus, but we felt the burger was overdone. We like the concept of empowering ‘foodies’ with what’s considered good vs paid critics doing so. However, we disliked the constant filming of ‘DishCrawl TV’ without prior notice/waivers given.

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Event – PbP NY Speed Networking JUL26

Mark your calendars for the next PbP NY event: Speed Networking!

7-9 p.m. $20
Croton, 108 W. 40th btwn 6th and Broadway

Drink specials include $3 beers (select bottles), $5 martinis and margaritas, $6 wines (chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet), and more! MORE INFO/BUY TIX

Event – Get Real NY’s Belgian Beer Festival JUL8-9

Get Real NY’s 1st annual Belgian Beer Festival. is coming with 100+ of the best Belgian and Belgian-inspired brews from craft breweries from home and abroad. Enjoy three hours of all-you-can-taste craft beer plus mussels, pommes frites, waffles, oysters, chocolates and more! MORE INFO | BUY TIX

Bonus: save $25 on tickets with discount code ‘theskint’.

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Event – The Life of the Party with Liza America’s Host @ NY Vintners JUN28

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The Life of the Party with Liza America’s Host

Celebrity Restaurateur Liza Utter’s Lively New Class Takes the Anxiety Out of Entertaining and Focuses on Mastering the Art of Stress-free Hosting

You have your food and the wine… now are you ready to be the Life of the Party?

One part food, one part drinks and 10 parts fun. Whether you are a novice host or a seasoned pro, join us for an engaging evening as celebrity restaurateur Liza Utter shares with you her surefire ways to guarantee you are “Life of the Party”.

Liza’s 21st century approach to effortlessly create a magical and memorable affair, whether you want to be the Life of the Party or just go to one will forever change the way you look at hosting and entertaining.

This is the perfect class for anyone who considers eating, drinking and parties a good time! Join Liza for delicious nibbles and drinks and learn how to create your own signature hosting style.

“How you host is just as important as being the host, which is the driving force behind a party’s success or failure.” ~ Liza

Join Liza on Tuesday, June 28th @ 6:30p.m.
The location, New York Vintners (21 Warren Street, NYC) is downtown’s hippest wine store offering
exceptional classes on food, wine and now The Life of the Party!


Event – Intro to Scotch Class @ Char No. 4 JUN7


Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7th at 7:30pm in our back room for an introductory Scotch class led by our bartender, and whiskey expert, Craig Bridger. You will taste the four major styles of Scotch which will be the departure point for a discussion on Scotch’s history, distillation, regions, aging, laws and other points of interest about this complex and diverse whiskey. An assortment of snacks from our kitchen will be served as well to help you maintain an equilibrium that is at least slightly conducive to learning.

 Admission is $45 per person including tax and gratuity.

 Reservations will be accepted immediately and with only 20 seats available a quick response is suggested if you want to guarantee yourself a spot.


Craig Bridger is an author, freelance writer, bartender, and spirits enthusiast.  He’s written for The NY Times, GQ, The New York Observer, Urban Daddy, and is a frequent contributor to Men’s Health.  He’s covered spirits (specializing in whisk(e)y) for men.style.com, AskMen.com, and Men’s Health Living.  He’s currently the Drinks Guru (a title that may only be employed using finger quotes) for the online men’s magazine, Gilt MANual.  His first book, Surviving Groomzilla, was published in 2009.  He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his dog Carver, and a growing collection of single malts.

RSVP: 718.643.2106 – www.charno4.com

Event – Exclusive NYC Summer Shopping Event JUN23 – we’ll be there

Leave a comment below telling us what Fashion Trend you think is HOT for Summer 2011 and we’ll reply with a FREE INVITE to the BEST answer.

Deal – Free East River Ferry via NY WaterWay JUN13-24

Free Ferries, A Special Summer in the Hot Sun in the City - SoHo & TriBeCa - Real Estate - NYC
NY Waterway Ferry, Jersey Journal, File Photo

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When the weather is this hot, the best place to be is on the water, and New York is surrounded by water.  Most days, we have to pay to be on the water, but for a few days this June, starting on June 13th, continuing through June 24th, for two weeks, from that June Monday to that June Friday, the operators of the new ferry service on the East River will offer the rides, FREE.  

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Event – TableHoppingNY: The Fine Wines & Flavor of Spain JUN15

Deal – MetroMixNY launches Free Happy Hour Fridays @ Hudson Terrace JUN3-24

Thanks to our generous friends over at MetroMixNY, all you need to do is to RSVP before 3pm the Friday of, and you’re good to go! Valid 6-7pm only. Free drinks include but are not limited to well drinks, Bud, and Bud Light. Sorry, no +1 allowed. MORE INFO | RSVP HERE

Event – 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels JUN13

7:30p at Rockefeller Center Plaza, New York, NY
Legendary culinary clans will gather for the 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels” titled “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.” Chefs will prepare mouth-watering dishes throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine; New York Times Bestselling author and Food Network celebrity, will serve as this year’s Honorary Co-Chair/Emcee.
General admission 7:30 p.m.; VIP admission 6:30 p.m. Price: Tickets start at $600. MORE INFO | BUY TIX

Plywood: Forcella, Rosarita, Frankies West, Five Guys All Coming Soon MAY13

Here’s a list of Eateries opening soon in a neighborhood near you…

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