Review – Mission Chinese Food NYC (Grand Opening)

Chef Danny Bowien is quickly rising amongst the transplant Chef world, making his presence known with tons of media coverage. We picked up an issue of Bon Appetit to check out the latest ongoings in the food world. Low and behold, there’s Danny again headlining the magazine with Andrew Knowlton reflecting on their recent trip to eating up Chengdu. They even have a book out publishing their recipes. With much fanfare surrounding the opening, we wanted to satiate our need to know why the SF mainstay is much heralded…. Continue reading

First Look: Yopparai NYC

Not drunk, but Brave is the word I would use to describe Yopparai, the new Izakaya in the former Sushi UO space. The layout has since changed to a more veracious ‘Tokyo vibe’, with more bar counter seating than table seats. At first glance, the ‘railroad-style’ ambiance felt warm and inviting. The owner, his wife and another staff member warmly greet us upon walking in. They inform us that they are sake sommeliers and were eager to help.  In typical minimalist Japanese fashion, there is a coat cabinet under your bar seating to stow away your belongings.

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

Event – Summer Bourbon Tasting, Father’s Day BBQ @ Southern Hospitality JUN15,19


RSVP Phone number: 212-249-1001

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 – Southern Hospitality Presents Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour MAY27

Friday May 27th  – Happy Hour Specials Noon-7pm

$3 Drafts, $5 Well Drinks, $5 House Wines,$6 Frozen Drinks, $5 Select Appetizers

A – Appletinis
B – Beer
C- Cosmopolitans

1460 Second Avenue (bet 76th & 77th sts)

Event – CULTUREfix presents: DINNERfix PopUp Dinner JUN7

DINNERfix – Daddy Says Eat Your Veggies (7 courses/$70, +$25 w/ wine pairing)

CULTUREfix is gearing up for its monthly supper club.  Open to anyone who wishes to reserve, CULTUREfix offers 20 guests a fine dining experience with multi-course tastings menus.  Closing it’s doors for one evening, CULTUREfix presents DINNERfix diners with a private dining experience in the art gallery that they will not soon forget.  PICS HERE | BUY TIX

Vegetarians rejoice! CULTUREfix presents to you a multi-course tasting menu that will satisfy the most discernible herbivores.

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New York Dining Deals and Events: May 16-22

Here’s the lowdown on stuff to do this week. YMMV, so pick and choose wisely…

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This Week in Dining Deals and Events: April 25–May 1

LTO, a new pop-up

LTO, a new pop-up

Clueless about where to go/what to do this week? Don’t be. Read on for this week’s edition of Dining Deals and Events… Continue reading

Event – New Taste of the Upper West Side MAY20-21

New Taste of the Upper West Side

Three Opportunities to Savor the New Tastes of the Upper West Side… Continue reading