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EAST END'S HOTTEST NEW DINING DESTINATION 'UNION SUSHI AND STEAK'

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Ian Duke and partner David Hilty, the owners of the ever-popular Southampton Social Club and Union Burger Bar, have unveiled the East End’s hottest new dining destination: Union Sushi and Steak, a modern take on the steakhouses of old. Situated in the historic Bowden Square property that formerly housed the famous Herb McArthy's, and co-located with Union Burger Bar, Union Sushi & Steak manages to fuse the energy of a supper club from the days of old with a modern ambiance. The cuisine is brought to you by award-winning Chef's Scott Kampf and Marc Fasciana of varied fame and tenures. The delectable menu features Dry aged steaks that are courtesy of Niman Ranch in Colorado and the assorted fresh sushi and sashimi menu is both enticing and inventive.  “We created Union Sushi & Steak because it’s what the people of Southampton are asking for,” Duke said. “Southampton has no year-round sushi restaurants and there is not a dedicated steakhouse. Right now, it’s a trek fo…

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 15TH ANNUAL 'TASTE OF HOPE' CELEBRATION

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) will host the 15th annual Taste of Hope virtual celebration on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The event will celebrate New York City’s iconic restaurant industry and raise critical funds for cancer research and local patient service programs offered by ACS. This year’s Taste of Hope will recognize James Beard Award-winning culinary honorees, Chef Michael White (Marea) and Chef Joseph ‘JJ’ Johnson (Fieldtrip). Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff return as event co-chairs, and CBS News’ Chris Wragge returns at emcee.  The event will feature special appearances and performances by Sting, Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Chef Jean Georges (The Fulton), Chef Todd English (Figs), Chef Aaron Sanchez (MasterChef), former football player Harry Carson (HOF NY Giants), Amy Ryan (The Office), Peter Onorati (This is Us), Harry Lennix (Blacklist), Alysia Reiner (OITNB), David Alan Basche, Bobby Cannavale, and more. Ev…

HAMPTONITES DEMAND PRIME MEAT - OTTOMANELLI DELIVERS

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Since 1900, the family-run butcher S. Ottomanelli & Sons Prime Meats has been a New York City staple. Now, with many New Yorkers waiting out the Covid-19 pandemic in the Hamptons, Ottomanelli is delivering its top-quality chops from Manhattan all the way to Montauk. “Right now, people are thinking about their health,” says Frank Ottomanelli, who operates the innovative Ottomanelli Butcher/Restaurant concept in Woodside, Queens. “People want transparency. They want Premium Quality All-Natural meats that are antibiotic free, steroid free, growth hormone free. I am making it easy for New Yorkers who are concerned about going into a shop right now to access that.”Over their 120 years in the business, the Ottomanelli name has become synonymous with the best dry-aged steaks, pork, poultry, and wild game meats money can buy. Frank Ottomanelli continues that tradition today, cherry picking the best hanging beef from the best dealers in the business and delivery it anywhere in the N…

JESSE VENTURA HAS MEDIA EVENT WITH INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BROCK PIERCE @ WHITE BEAR LAKE IN MINNESOTA

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Jesse Ventura, who became governor of Minnesota as a Reform Party candidate in a surprise upset in 1998, held a media event at White Bear Lake, Minnesota with Brock Pierce, 2020 Independent Presidential Candidate, praising third party candidates. Pierce is currently on the ballot in 16 states, including Minnesota. Pierce is a former child actor who appeared in “Mighty Ducks:" “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and "First Son" and is now a wealthy crypto entrepreneur turned politician.  His website is Brock Pierce for President. Pierce is currently on the ballot in 16 states, including NY.

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS AMERICAN HUMANE'S 'FEED THE HUNGRY' COVID-19 PROGRAM IN THE HAMPTONS

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Jean Shafiroff, the National Spokesperson and Ambassador for the American Humane's Feed the Hungry Covid-19 Program, hosted cocktails for 50 people at Naia Restaurant at the Capri in Southampton, New York. Robin Ganzert, the CEO and President of the American Humane, was in attendance to greet guests. Jean Shafiroff and Robin Ganzert both spoke about the life changing work of the Feed the Hungry Covid-19 Program which has as its goal to feed 1,000,000 hungry animals at animal shelters across the United States by the end of 2020. An auction was held by Bill McCuddy and funds were raised. Later in the evening Jean Shafiroff presented a Tiffany porcelain dog bowl to Robin Ganzert in honor of Ms. Ganzert's work for the American Humane.  Those in attendance included Jean Shafiroff, Robin Ganzert, Bill McCuddy, Henry Buhl, Pamela O'Connor, Dan Gasby, Gloria Reuben (actress), News 12's Antionette Biordi, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Jay Hershensen, Ingrid Arneberg …

CELEBRATE FALL WITH DELICIOUS CHOCOLATES FROM MARIBEL LIEBERMAN OF MARIEBELLE NEW YORK

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 There is no better way to enjoy the Fall season than treating yourself to the delicious chocolates from Maribel Lieberman of MarieBelle New York. From the New York City themed ganache, to their famous Aztec Hot Chocolate and signature brownies, MarieBelle New York has all your favorite chocolate delicacies for Autumn 2020.  Woman-owned MarieBelle New York is a world-renowned luxurious global chocolate company. Their fine art edibles are produced in their Brooklyn factory with retail locations throughout New York City and Japan. MarieBelle’s flagship store in New York’s famous Soho District offers chocolate lovers a sumptuous shopping experience. MarieBelle’s newest New York retail shop is located in Midtown Manhattan’s stunning Japanese-owned Kitano Hotel. Each location pairs perfectly with our lavish and decadent chocolate designs. Customers can purchase MarieBelle’s tasty products on their website www.mariebelle.com, and are available for store pick up or walk in at the Kitano …

ANNUAL ANN LIGUORI FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC IN HAMPTONS

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Ann Liguori hosted her 22nd Annual Ann Liguori Foundation (ALF) Charity Golf Classic at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, benefitting cancer research, prevention and care, including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, Kids Need More and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This year’s honoree was Jason Dove, President, Platinum Inc., who accepted the ALF Business Honoree Award. The day included brunch, golf, cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Notable attendees included Ann Liguori, Scott Vallary, ALF Business Honoree Jason Dove, President, Platinum Inc.; Jim Halpin ALF Board Member, former Business Honoree; Jean Skidgel, ALF Tournament Coordinator; Katrina Adams, former tennis professional and past President, USTA; Rick Cerone, former NY Yankees catcher; and actor and comedian Gary Valentine. Each golfer was fitted for a Doc Murphy belt, the original and only garment dyed belt. Each participant enjoyed a Dune Jewelry & Co. money clip with sand from the Maidstone …

SAMUEL WAXMAN M.D. RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS JACOBI MEDALLION

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Samuel Waxman, M.D. founder and CEO of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) received the prestigious Jacobi Medallion from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The health system recognized Dr. Waxman and eight others for making significant contributions to medicine in a virtual ceremony.  This prestigious recognition represents Dr. Waxman's dedication to clinical and research excellence, and the trust placed in him by so many throughout his distinguished career as an oncologist, hematologist, research scientist, founder, and CEO of the SWCRF.  In his acceptance speech, Dr. Waxman talked about an early discovery by a virologist at Mount Sinai at the time, who discovered that differentiation therapy could be used to correct a vitamin deficiency related to pernicious anemia.  "That got me so excited I changed my direction from the B12 Folate deficiencies to the belief that we could bring a differentiation therapy to leukemia. That provided new resources and …

PHILANTHROPIST & TV HOST JEAN SHAFIROFF CHAIRS DOMINICAN WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT CENTER "VIRTUAL" GALA

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On Wednesday, October 15,2020, the Dominican Women’s Development Center, the largest independent Dominican founded organization in the United States, held its 32nd Anniversary Gala . This year's event was virtual because of the covid-19 pandemic. Jean Shafiroff , the celebrity philanthropist and TV host, served as chair of the event which featured a special performance by Amara La Negra., Evi Siskos served as emcee of the event. Proceeds from the gala will help fund the center's diverse programs for Latina women and families of the Washington Heights community. During the virtual Gala, Chairwoman Jean Shafiroff praised Rosita Romero, DWDC’s Executive Director, who has given 29 years of service to the Washington Heights community. Mrs. Romero gave a moving speech and spoke about the work of the DWDC during the pandemic. The nights honorees included Sommas Community Care, Gerlin Castillo (banker) and Lucien Echararria, Director - Ministry of Tourism for the Dominic…

WINTER @ SOUTHAMPTONS UNION BURGER BAR & UNION SUSHI & STEAK

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Last Winter, Southampton’s hit restaurant, Union Burger Bar, went through massive renovations and has moved up to the main restaurant and bar, making way for the all new Union Sushi & Steak which is now open as well in Union Burger Bar’s former location. The restaurant continues to offer an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts and an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to continue bringing these culinary offerings to the year-round dining staple of Southampton, NY.  The Burger Bar menu is rich in variety and slathered with flavor. Well-regarded for their fresh Colorado Beef burgers that also are hormone, anti-antibiotic and additive free, the burger bar is dedicated to environmental sustainability. Specials include the Breakfast Burger 8 oz black Angus beef burger with applewood bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese, ha…

NIKKI WALTER-NEMICKAS : CREATING THE MODEL FOR A LIFE OF FITNESS

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Fitness model, sponsored athlete, and Lifestyle Coach Nikki Walter-Nemickas has a strong passion for health and wellness. Nikki is a sponsored athlete, Motivational Speaker, Fitness Model, who travels the country with her daughter Addison, to help change people’s lives through speaking engagements, workshops, their online education efforts, and their company, F…It Companies LLC. (Family, Faith, Fitness, Food, Friends and Fun… All of the F’s rolled into one).  Growing up in a small town in South Dakota, Nikki first started on her journey in healthy living when she discovered her love for running during junior high school. She later became a cheerleader while also attending ballet classes. During this time Nikki learned the importance of strength and conditioning; and knew her goal one day was to compete in and win fitness competitions.  Nikki Walter’s life has not been short on hardships. The first came at the end of Nikki’s junior year in March of 1997 when her father tragically lost hi…

JEAN SHAFIROFF & HENRY BUHL CELEBRATE ROBIN LEACOCK'S SCREENING OF 'A PASSION FOR GIVING'

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Powerhouse philanthropists Jean Shafiroff and Henry Buhl were part of a panel of speakers on hand to celebrate the screening of Robin Melanie Leacock’s documentary “A Passion For Giving” Saturday in Southampton. Jean Shafiroff spoke about the great benefits of giving, her life and the importance of teaching future generations to become philanthropists. Animal activist and actress Missy Hargraves took the stage to introduce the PBS film in which she is featured along with Henry Buhl, Donna Karan, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, Carolina Herrera, MTV founder John Sykes, and RUN DMC’s Darryl McDaniels with cameos by Dan Ackroyd, Richard Branson, Roger Waters, Fran Liebowitz, and President Bill Clinton. Candace Bushnell, along with “The Grandfather of Venture Capitalism, Alan Patricof, legendary concert promoter Ron Delsener, and G.E. Smith of SNL fame showed up.
 Jean made an appearance at a private dinner hosted by Buhl attended by LuAnn de Lesseps, and Pamela O’Connor; then joined other m…

TOP HONORS FOR MVVO AD ART SHOW INSIDE OCULUS @ WORLD TRADE CENTER

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MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, announced that freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer, Anton Pitkänen took Top Honors at AD ART SHOW 2020 receiving a specialty Clio award for excellence in contemporary art and a Creative Immersion Day at NBCUniversal—AD ART SHOW’s presenting sponsor. “I’m getting close to my first decade as an artist and I’ve been filled with joy for the strength and trust I feel toward my artistic voice and how it’s naturally evolving within the process.” Mr. Pitkänen said of his work that can be described as serene and poetic in nature. Jessica Alazraki and David Straange were also AD ART SHOW 2020 Winning Artists, selected by a jury of contemporary art collectors chaired by Laura Skoler, member of the Board of Directors, New Museum, New York. The three winning artists will receive professional art critique sessions to help further their art careers. AD ART SHOW celebrates creativity and the talented artists from advertising. This diverse group of ar…

DINING ON AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE USS BAYLANDER @ WEST HARLEM PIERS

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Manhattan’s most original new outdoor drinks and dining concept has officially docked. The USS Baylander, moored in West Harlem Piers Park at 125th Street, is the world’s smallest aircraft carrier, first serving in the Vietnam War in 1968. Now, after a stint as a helicopter landing trainer in Pensacola, the ship’s crew are slinging drinks to civilians atop its flight deck – or “Steel Beach,” in Naval slang.  “We wanted to create a beer garden-style bar and restaurant on a boat,” said Ian Duke, The Baylander’s owner with partner Michael Trenk. “Then when Covid-19 arrived, we realized that we had one of the largest outdoor spots in Manhattan. The response has been overwhelming.” Open mid-afternoon to evening, The Baylander’s Steel Beach offers beers, frozen drink and classic cocktails with a nautical twist, like its “Port Side Paloma,” “Admiral’s Punch” and “Damn the Torpedoes” (Cazadores reposado tequila, Chacho jalapeño aguardiente, triple sec, fresh lime and blood orange juice). …