Showing posts with label RESTAURANT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RESTAURANT. Show all posts

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul “CP3” dined at TAO Asian Bistro on Thursday evening. Joined by family and friends including his wife Jada and brother CJ, the group enjoyed several new items on TAO’s menu as well as a few signature favorites. After biting into the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, CP3 said it was “so good, I want to be in a relationship with it.”

After dinner, the entire group headed upstairs as CP3 hosted the night at TAO Nightclub. Upon arriving at their VIP table on the dance floor, producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri came over to CP3’s table to say hello and pose for a few photos with the NBA star before heading up to join Five in the DJ booth. Chris and his wife Jada danced as Five dropped Jason Derulo’s latest single “Wiggle.” Other notable NBA stars in attendance included free agent Dahntay Jones, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Mo Williams, New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith, Detroit Pistons power forward Josh Smith and Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried.

Also spotted at TAO was rapper and actor Bow Wow.

Photo Courtesy Of: Al Powers/Domain MSA

Monday, July 21, 2014


Derek Jeter And John Mitchell

New York Yankee, Derek Jeter poses with John Mitchell at Luvo's New York City Food Truck Launch Event in New York City today.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Mark Ballas With Pia Toscano

Mark Ballas (American singer-songwriter, actor, and professional dancer on the ABC¹s Dancing with the Stars), Haley Reinhart (former American Idol contestant), and Dylan Chambers (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist) took the stage at the RedHour Live Music Series Wednesday night at famous hotspot Crustacean Beverly Hills.

To the performers¹ delight co-hosts from the previous series, Pia Toscano (Finalist of Season 10 of American Idol) and Jared Lee (Singer/Songwriter), came out to Crustacean to support the artists while sampling delectable items from the RedHour tapas menu by Master Chef Helene An and sipping on RedHour hand-crafted cocktails including Mrs. Red and Mr. Red.

Pia Toscano was looking gorgeous in Alice + Olivia pants, an American Apparel shirt, and Givenchy heels. Toscano was overheard talking about how much she wanted to join the singers on stage, but had to sit this evening out because the Jennifer Lopez tour has started to take a toll on her health and she had lost her voice recently.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Sweetie Pie's

Acclaimed soul food chef and Sweetie Pie’s restaurant owner Miss Robbie Montgomery and her family have returned to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, for another lively season of the Pilgrim Studios-produced, NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.”

In an all-new season, Miss Robbie and her son, Tim, prepare to expand their restaurant empire beyond St. Louis with a new location on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Getting the restaurant together is no easy task as they prepare to renovate the new location and find staff to train in time for the summer rush. Meanwhile, back in St. Louis, Tim struggles with planning the move to Memphis while continuing to manage the local restaurants, and hires a new district manager, Ma’ri, who quickly implements change and starts ruffling the staff's feathers. As if Miss Robbie’s plate wasn’t full enough, she’s also moving ahead with launching her new Sweetie Pie’s Sweet Tea line. It’s all systems go as this family works hard to expand their brand – one recipe at a time.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


RJ Mitte And Claire Sinclair

RJ Mitte and Claire Sinclair Dined at the Top Of The World Restaurant at The Stratosphere before RJ Mitte attended Pinup, Starring Claire Sinclair at The Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Chris Noth With Julianna Margulies

The Good Wife’s Chris Noth and Rainforest Action Network hosted Eco Rock: a Benefit and auction fundraiser that honored Josh Mailman, longtime RAN supporter and hero for the planet. The event took place at Chris’ restaurant The Cutting Room.Once again co-owner Steve Walter hosted a star studded event.

Starting the night off with an auction Chris was accompanied on stage by Josh Mailman and actor Holt McCallaney. Making it a very humorous and laid back. Chris’ cast mates Julianna Margulies, Dallas Roberts and director Griffin Dunne also were among guests at the event.

Monday, June 16, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING

Mel Brooks

KATE’S CLOSED --- From Deadline, “It not only was perhaps the most consistently popular and cool restaurant in Beverly Hills, Kate Mantilini which is located at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Doheny and just two blocks from the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, has in recent years become a key part of Oscar campaigning. Sadly, due to a dispute over higher rent with a greedy landlord more interested in lining their pockets than in pleasing Hollywood, Kate’s closed its doors Saturday night after 27 years in the key BH location. The other Kate’s located in Woodland Hills remains open, but frankly it isn’t the same. This one was special.”

"The restaurant, founded in 1987 and owned by the Lewis family (Marilyn and Harry who also founded the famed Hamburger Hamlet chain and sons David, and Adam who has been running it since 2010) which is open late unlike just about every other place of its type in the area, became a real watering hole for many Hollywood types like Mel Brooks who has written his own obit for the place, and so many others. It was almost impossible to go in there and not run into someone you know. It was really a hopping place, both at lunch , dinner and late night. And it not only has been host to numerous premiere parties (including several for Matt Weiner and Mad Men, a Marilyn Lewis obsession) it was also prominently featured in the movie Heat with a key scene between stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, now memorialized on the walls of Kate’s.”

When I used to be in L. A. on a more regular basis, Kate’s was usually my first stop. Its food was great all around, especially their tortilla soup and mac and cheese concoctions. Along with the now-closed Chasen’s, and Dan Tana’s, and, now Craig’s … this was southern-L. A. dining at its best. Sad news indeed.

GOD AWARDS LAND FRIDAY IN NYC --- We Care for Humanity awarded Nancy Rivard, Founder of Airline Ambassadors International, Global Woman of the Year at the 1st GOD Awards at L.A.'s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last June. 

This Friday, the 2nd Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards (GOD Awards) will honor individuals and corporations who have made substantive contributions to local communities in the fields of Business, Philanthropy, Arts and Entertainment, and to be held at the United Nations in New York City. Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes and Rebecca Holden (TV's Knight Rider) and music-producer Joel Diamond will act as co-hosts at the event and Rebecca and Tony LeBron will perform their hit song, “Dreams Come True.”

American Airlines will receive recognition for their Miles for Kids in Need Program; Delta Air Lines and Silver Airways will be acknowledged for Human Trafficking awareness: and Southwest and Virgin Atlantic will be honored for Humanitarian and Sustainability programs.

“Airline Ambassadors is proud to partner with We Care for Humanity, and highlight leaders in the airline industry who are modeling corporate social responsibility and building global cooperation, understanding and goodwill,” said Nancy Rivard.

D'ONOFRIO CAST --- Vincent D’Onofrio, so good for so many years at Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order/Criminal Intent, has signed on to play the Kingpin in the new Netflix's live-action TV series Daredevil.

Last week, Marvel announced that D'Onofrio, will play Michael Fisk, aka Kingpin, the arch nemesis of Daredevil.

Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil is one part of the companies' long-term business venture into the live-action realm of superhero TV shows. D'Onofrio is bringing with him a large body of past respected work that could propel the series and the character of Fisk even more. 

Now that D'Onofiro has been cast as Fisk, along with Charlie Cox in the title role of the series, the future of the man without fear appears to be looking bright.

CLOSING NOTES --- The sad story of legendary Casey Kasem officially came to an end yesterday, on Father’s Day, as he passed. So much mis-information came from this case, a book and maybe movie must certainly be the next logical step.

In his goodbye to radio fans in 2009, Kasem said, "Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You're only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for. I've been lucky; I've worked for and with the very best."

Radio's All Access publisher Joel Denver noted, "Casey’s death marks the passing of one of the truly innovative radio personalities of our time. He brought to life the magic of American Top 40 to millions for years, and with that show, he created an indelible and beautiful spotlight on the importance of music and radio for generations of listeners. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Casey when we both recorded our respective shows and he was always a gentleman, who had a big and caring heart. Rest in peace, Casey."

Classy move by Elton John dedicating "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" at this weekend's Bonnaroo festival. Elton closed the festival.

Yes it really happened: While Hillary Clinton was at a book signing at a Costco in Virginia on Saturday (for her just-released book Hard Choices), who should wandered in, but Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor … in sandals and a striped shorts. So, I guess even Supreme Court Justices have normal lives …

Donnie Kehr

Jersey Boy's Donnie Kehr (and, his dog Buddy Elliot) showed at the Heads And Tails salon benefit Saturday. The afternoon also benefited Bideawee.

Friday, June 13, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING

Peter Gabriel

GABRIEL’S BACK TO FRONT --- Regulars readers know how I feel about Peter Gabriel; visionary, eclectic, passionate … I have always held him the highest esteem. His most recent tour was again, an interesting proposition. He’d be performing, in full, all the music from his ground-breaking 1986 album. So in typical Gabriel-fashion, he re-assembled the band from that album which included, in addition to regulars David Rhodes and bassist Tony Levin, keyboardist David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen) and drummer Manu Katche on drums.

The concert has now been released on DVD from our co-horts at Eagle Rock Entertainment and immediately becomes the live-concert disc of the year.

The concert begins with Gabriel, at an acoustic piano, performing a new, uncompleted song, called “Daddy Long Legs.” Hearing Gabriel essentially solo, with just dulcet accompaniment from Levin’s bass is extraordinary. What other artist would open a show, performing a new, unfinished song? Besides being a terrific new-song, just hearing him alone is breathtaking. He also performs another song sans band, his wonderful “Come Talk To Me.”

Immediately after, the band enters, plugs in and so begins the music from So, which again is pure visionary music. Hearing this album all these years latest presents fascinating portrait of the artist, who was still fabricating his solo work. It’s just so interesting to me that in so many of his songs, you can still detect his participation in his former band, the Behemoth Genesis. In songs like “Shock The Monkey,” “Digging In The Dirt,” and especially “Secret World,” his unique persona just breaks through. In “World,” the band just dazzles and is perhaps the best track in the show. Picture this: In the center of the stage is a huge bulls eye and with a camera shot from above, the entire band at one point positions themselves facing up to the camera … in effect up. With lights flashing; huge robotic arms with cameras mimicking the movements the band, the only available space is up … a typical, yet amazing move from the artist.

The band is amazing. Levin is his usual reliable, creative essence with his array of basses and different picking techniques. Years ago, Levin taped what looked like large plastic straws to his fingers and plucked his bass which created the most delicious aural effects. Rhodes, who Gabriel revealed wanted to be a sculptor, now sculpts with sounds. He and Levin represent Gabriel at his bets. Sancious, who Gabriel said hails from New Jersey and lived on E street is phenomenal. He also plays acoustic guitar on “Monkey” and reveals himself to be every bit as inspiring as on keys.

We also loved “Red Rain,” “Solsbury Hill,” “Don’t’ Give Up” and his massive solo hit “Sledgehammer.” A brilliant concert from start to finish … one of the best I have ever seen.

If you're a Gabriel fan, this is a must have.

ONCE FOR THE FIRST TIME --- Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Collaborators prior to making the film performing under the stage moniker The Swell Season, Hansard and Irglová composed and performed all of the original songs in the film.

The film was successful, receiving enthusiastic reviews and awards such as the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film. Hansard and Irglová's song "Falling Slowly" won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the soundtrack as a whole also received a Grammy Award nomination.

Once, the musical stage adaptation is based on the 2006 film of the same name. The book was written by Enda Walsh, retaining many of the songs written by Hansard and Irglova’s, including the Academy Award-winning "Falling Slowly". The musical premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011, before transferring to Broadway in 2012. 

The production received eleven 2012 Tony Award nominations, and won eight of those awards including Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Book. The musical also won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. It has since spawned a London production, with a US Tour running from October 2013 to September 2014.

In the musical, the cast also serves as the orchestra. A minimalist set is used, including a bar in center stage with chairs lining stage left and right. Exiting cast members simply step to the side of the stage and sit down. They serve as the orchestra from these chairs. The bar is used before the show and at intermission as a working bar for theater patrons. We caught the show this week and absolutely loved it; in fact, it immediately ranks as one of the best musicals ever we've ever seen. 

Paul Alexander Nolan’s portrayal of Guy is truly moving, plus he’s a terrific vocalist. Laurel Griggs as Ivanka is equally stunning. 

The music’s terrific as well, especially “Gold” and the award-winning “Falling Slowly.” I'm a bit chagrined that I didn't catch this show earlier, but I cannot recommend it enough. 

CLOSING NOTES --- We walked into Ian Schrager’s newly-renovated Paramount hotel on West 46th street in NYC and was greeted by their new lobby DJ playing Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover.” Besides being dazzled by the visual aspect of the new room, we have always loved that song. Brilliant re-design for sure, although we do miss the colored lights in the elevators …

We neglected to mention how much we loved Sting's performance of his Last Ship, from his play of the same name opening in the fall. Honestly, it reminded us of his album Soul Cages released in 1991. Early reports, from Chicago, are that the show is terrific. Congrats Mr. Sumner ...

Chris Gilman With Donny Kehr And Christopher Gilman

Jersey Boys Donnie Kehr at Chris Gilman's Yerba Buena Perry in NYC's Village.We love dining at this great restaurant, right off Greenwich street. Tell them Times Square Gossip sent you!

Celebrity Mark Bego arrives next week in town for press on his forthcoming book, Life With My father Glen Campbell (Overlook Press); written with Glen's daughter Debby ...

 Peter Gabriel Photo Courtesy Of: Kayos PR

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, will present the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception this coming Tuesday, June 17th at Sardi’s. Honorees will be on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame.

Among the attendees will be Legend of Off Broadway honorees Edmund Gaynes, Terrence McNally and Wallace Shawn.

Other honorees scheduled to appear include producers, playwrights, composers, and cast members from all of this year’s winners: Best New Musical, Fun Home; Best New Play, Hand to God; Best Revival, Saint Joan; Best Unique Theatrical Experience, La Soirée; and Best Family Show, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!


Taryn Manning And Zeke Thomas

Upstairs at Beauty & Essex continued the weekly event the other night in New York, where Taryn Manning and some friends joined the party.

The "Orange is the New Black" star arrived around 11:30pm looking casual in a beanie, gray sweater, bell bottom jeans, and red suede sneakers. Her group, including DJ Zeke Thomas, was the life of the party taking tequila shots, dancing, and doing the moonwalk in the middle of the dance floor.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Ryan Lochte

On Saturday,  Las Vegas’ favorite Olympian Ryan Lochte, returned to Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas for his third season in a row.

The 11-time Olympic medalist, who is currently training for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro took the weekend off to party at Azure Luxury pool with few of his celebrity friends and guests.

Lochte and company were treated to a delicious cake from the Cake Boss’s famous Carlo’s Bakery at The Venetian Las Vegas.

The group partied through the late afternoon, as they mixed and mingled poolside to the beats of DJ Roman Rosati. The group enjoyed fresh and luscious libations, and cuisine from Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Solaro.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Giada DeLaurentiis

Giada DeLaurentiis was photographed during a hard hat tour of her new restaurant Giada at The Cromwell in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC's Today. As always, the star was all smiles for the cameras.


Marta Krupa And Joanna Krupa

Joanna Krupa and Marta Krupa celebrate their birthdays at REHAB Pool Party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada today.


Monday, May 05, 2014



Cole Rumbough

Hurry up and make your reservations for May 19th at 7 pm to hear Cole Rumbough and his jazz trio perform at Sirio Maccioni's Le Cirque Cafe at 151 East 58th Street.

The 23 year old crooner's "musical charms are a throwback to the good old days of elegance, sophistication, and glamour," according to two-time Tony award winning actress, Christine Ebersole. As Dina Merrill's grandson, Cole knows a thing or two about elegance. "I grew up with music all around me and my grandmother's dinner parties always had Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald playing in the background, if not a live jazz quartet." Even her party guests included celebrated icons such as Tony Bennett. Now it's Cole's time to continue the tradition and make sure the Great American Songbook thrives. Cole Rumbough has been singing at Le Cirque regularly since October and even made his debut at The Metropolitan Room this past February. After Cole performed "Pour L'Amour du Chocolat," his original composition that has become his signature crowd pleaser at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland last week, Liza Minnelli then expressed her approval with a congratulatory handshake. Bring a date and find out what all the buzz is about on May 19th. Call (212) 644-0202 for your $38 prix fixe, 2 course dinner reservations at Le Cirque Cafe. For more information, visit

Photo By: Ann Watt

Saturday, April 05, 2014


Heather McDonald

Kat Graham With Claire Holt

Kat Graham, Claire Holt, Heather McDonald, & Dorothy Wang stopped by City Tavern Downtown LA, within the downtown destination FIGat7th over the weekend. Everyone was dressed casually chic and came to enjoy time with their families and close friends prior to heading out to events in the Downtown LA area.

Kat Graham visited the restaurant with her mother and stylist, Maeve Reilly. Graham and Reilly were overheard discussing the upcoming Met Gala and the $10,000 jump in ticket prices while munching on City Tavern favorites such as Deviled Eggs, Fresh-shucked Oysters, and a Charcuterie and Cheese Slate. An ecstatic Graham flew out of her seat when she spotted her former Vampire Diaries co-star Claire Holt at the restaurant. They gushed about each other’s outfits before sitting down at their respective tables. Holt arrived with her sister and a friend. They engaged in lighthearted, relaxed conversations while enjoying specialty cocktails and quick bites from the bar.

Heather McDonald also made it a family affair at City Tavern Downtown LA as she came with her husband, sons, and nephew. The family munched on Pork Belly Sliders and fries while the adults indulged in white wine and California craft draft beers from the bar.

Photo Courtesy Of: Chelsea Lauren/Domain MSA

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Jennifer Garner

Hollywood star Jennifer Garner, was all smiles leaving a restaurant in Brentwood, California today.

Saturday, December 14, 2013




FatBurger’s Fat Bar is giving back this holiday season by hosting a “Buy a Burger” drive for The Shade Tree at three FatBurger Las Vegas locations. Starting Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 22 guests can buy an extra burger to donate to Shade Tree. On December 23, Fat Bar will set up to grill donated burgers on site at Shade Tree for lunch.

Fat Bar owner, Darin Feinstein is also donating show tickets for MJ Live and Eddie Griffin to the Shade Tree organization.

The Shade Tree is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence in Las Vegas. Donating just one item will spread joy to The Shade Tree families and bring cheer to children during this difficult time.

FatBurger has three locations to donate burgers to Shade Tree at:

Fat Bar on the strip: 3763 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

FatBurger at Red Rock: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135

FatBurger at Green Valley: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway #2011, Henderson, NV 89052

Friday, November 08, 2013


A chic new southern mediterranean dining experience in the heart of New York City.

B & CO.

Rarely do the stars align as they have for B & Co., a new three-floor southern Mediterranean restaurant, lounge and social club in the coveted Plaza Square area of New York City, uniting hospitality impresario Max Burgio’s sophisticated European-style of entertaining, manager Anthony Guinehut’s restaurant industry experience & Italian architect and designer Marcello Pozzi’s elegant modern aesthetic.

Inspired by Europe’s dynamic nightlife and Old World elegance, each of B & Co.’s three levels offers a distinct experience, yet all are tied together by the establishment’s contemporary design – which aims to transport its clientele to a unique dining and entertainment experience.

Marcello Pozzi’s design makes subtle reference to classic club elegance with the copious use of mirrors alongside wood trim, classic craftsmanship and sensual materials that feels both playful and sophisticated at the same time. A selection of stunning artwork including two large format photographs, a marble statue of supermodel Cindy Crawford by artist Marco Glaviano in addition to a dramatic 40-foot mosaic along the wall of the restaurant, help to establish the unique DNA of B & Co. and set the tone for this unique experience. 

 Private 3rd Floor At B & Co.

The Restaurant

Whether dropping by to experience breakfast and a slice of Northern Italian coffee culture, the new power lunch location or sensual dinner B & Co.’s restaurant offers a chic ‘dawn through dusk’ all-day dining experience. Guests enter through B & Co.’s minimalistic façade located at 14 East 58th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues into B & Co.’s 85-seat first floor restaurant, which features a striking marble bar with an array of premium spirits, an artfully designed combination of banquette, bar and table seating, and geometric design accents throughout.

B & Co. offers an expertly crafted menu of fine Southern Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on sourcing only the finest servings of wild-caught fish and grass-fed beef from regional organic ranchers. Each cut of meat and fish is selected by the expert chefs to ensure the highest standard of quality. In keeping with European culinary tradition, B & Co. management also prides itself on providing their guests with farm-to-table fresh produce that is sourced from local organic farms. This decided effort to use high-quality ingredients married with B & Co.’s talented culinary team has given the cuisine a distinctive edge in the field of fine dining establishments.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, B & Co.’s menu adds an inventive touch to a variety of traditional dishes. Amongst the exciting range of dishes on the menu are highlights such as the Caponata, an antipasto comprising celery, carrot, eggplant and succulent Zucchini. Classic Insalata including Nicoise, Grilled Chicken, and Red Yellow Beet. The Pizza selection includes great sharing portions of Pizza Margherita and Spicy Tuna. The pasta menu is comprised of several well-executed classics using the best ingredients including Sea Urchin with homemade Kamut & Parsley, Vongole with white wine, clams and parsley, and the Busiata Swordfish with Eggplant and mint. Of the variety of Pesce and Carne plates must-try’s include the Mediterranean Branzino baked in papillote and lemon with a choice of Meuniere or Salmoriglio dressing and, of course, the Veal Milanese with arugula and cherry tomato.

It is recommended you consider leaving some room for the old-world dessert trolley with a variety of enjoyable desserts including a fresh take on classic dishes such as the Baba au Rhum.

The Lounge

After dining, the second floor lounge a few steps away brings cutting edge DJ and music plus small plates & table service lounge experience. On B & Co.’s second level, guests can relax and mix with others in an upscale lounge lined with luxuriously upholstered banquette seating, while dining on small plates and enjoying premium cocktails. After midnight on Thursday through Saturday nights, the lounge will exclusively offer table service, both adding to the allure and glamour of an evening at B & Co. plus satisfying the demand for an elegant lounge atmosphere with first-class service in the highly sought-after Plaza Square locale.

The Private Club

Located above both the elegant first floor Restaurant and the cool second floor lounge is the discrete third floor private club decorated with distinctive artwork and unique wallpaper - a mosaic motorbike pattern by Marco Glaviano. The private club takes the lounge concept to a highly exclusive level providing music by celebrity DJ and muse of Jean-Paul Gautier, Eve plus table service for those few in the know. Membership is by application.

B & Co.

14 East 58th Street

(Between 5th and Madison Avenues)

New York City


For more information, please visit

Thursday, November 07, 2013



Bobby Van's

When it comes to an exceptionally prepared steak, not just any restaurant can make the cut. With so many restaurants to choose from in this bustling city, it can be a challenge to decipher which ones offer a dining experience up to par for those with a palate for fine fare. In terms of top notch cuts of meat, expert culinary skill, sophisticated ambiance, all met with the refined service of an earlier era, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse & Vault Grill is simply unrivaled. 

Filet Mignon
With over four decades of experience and six locations, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse has become something of a New York City institution. Here, guests can feel assured that even the smallest touches of refinement will not be overlooked. Adorned with white table cloths, masculine mahogany accents, and silverware so shiny it seconds as a mirror, the dining room exudes the classic steakhouse ambiance and harkens back to the old days of Wall Street banking. Bobby Van’s is the type of establishment where no request will go unfulfilled, and the attentive servers will ensure you never see the bottom of your glass. Unique to its location at the center of New York’s financial district, guests can dine situated in a slice of history. The lower level dining room is located at the site of J.P. Morgan’s original bank vault, where New York's rich and famous at that time rented safety deposit boxes, including the Vanderbilts, Astors, and J.P. Morgan himself. It certainly sets the scene for a debonair dining experience.

When it comes to the dining menu, the expertly trained chefs and 28-day dry-aged prime steaks do not disappoint. Guests can choose from lust worthy favorites such as the signature Filet Mignon (a prime, tender cut of beef with exceptional taste and texture) or the traditional Porterhouse Steak (a premium cut of beef that can be shared between 2-4 people). If a lighter option is more to taste, guests can enjoy menu items such as the Grilled Atlantic Salmon (served with mustard beurre blanc over a bed of sautéed spinach and topped with crispy haystack potatoes) or Lobster Ravioli (prepared with sage butter sauce and served with sautéed spinach and rock shrimp).

Long gone are the days of the Financial District closing shop at 6:00 p.m. Bobby Van’s Broad Street is frequented by a classy crowd of clientele that include the likes of Keanu Reeves, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Mariano Rivera, Spike Lee, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade just to name a few. Voted one of the Best High-Class Happy Hours by TimeOut New York, a selection of half priced bottles of wine are offered between 4:30p.m. and 11:30p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

25 Broad Street

(Broad Street and Exchange Place)

New York City

(212) 344-8463

For more information about this location, please visit HERE.

Sunday, July 21, 2013



The Drivers Seat

Since first opening its doors in 1960, The Driver’s Seat, a true “Main Street” bar and restaurant has been a favorite of Hamptons locals and visitors alike, earning it the nickname, “Southampton’s Meeting Place. The popular eatery – now owned by restaurateur Irma Herzog – offers a traditional American menu of fresh, flavorful fare and a casual, friendly atmosphere that embodies the effortless and breezy style of the East End. With its sunlit, airy interior bar and dining rooms, outdoor patio and backyard bar, The Driver’s Seat is the perfect choice for afternoon drinks and dining during the summer season.

With Executive Chef Hortensia Martinez at the wheel, guests will find classic summer favorites including The Driver’s Seat’s Famous Baked Clam Casserole (chopped clams with a house blend of seasonings, baked in a casserole until crispy), Lobster Roll sandwiches (succulent lobster salad in a toasted New England style roll, served with a side salad), The Driver’s Seat’s award-winning Eight Ounce Burger (signature burger made from freshly ground 100% Grade-A beef, served on a toasted roll with lettuce, tomato, a pickle and choice of fries or coleslaw), Stuffed Flounder (two fresh, local flounder fillets, stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and scallops, then grilled to perfection), Roasted Long Island Duck (half a tender, roasted Long Island duck, topped with orange-ginger sauce and served with rice and vegetables) and Irma’s Fajitas (choice of tequila marinated steak, chicken or shrimp fajitas, sautéed with onions and peppers on a sizzling pan, served with Mexican-style rice, refried black beans, flour tortillas and salsa).

A charming neighborhood bistro, The Driver’s Seat has a relaxed, contemporary style with traditional roots that create an ideal environment for socializing throughout the year. Inside, The Driver’s Seat features a large, welcoming oak bar, Tiffany-style hanging lamps, and the restaurant’s original dark wood paneling. Late afternoon sunlight filters through blue stained glass windows that wrap around the ceiling of The Driver’s Seat’s rear dining room, creating an ambiance that reminds guests that they are at the beach. At the front of the restaurant, a wall of glass doors opens up to a spacious patio that is perfect for both al fresco dining and people watching. To the rear of the restaurant, guests will find one of The Driver’s Seat’s most popular summertime features: a spacious, canopied backyard bar and a second outdoor dining area with a picturesque adjoining garden.

The Driver’s Seat is open seven days a week throughout the year, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. From Monday through Friday, guests can take advantage of The Driver’s Seat’s Happy Hour specials at both the restaurant’s interior and backyard bars between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

For further information about The Driver’s Seat, please visit

The Driver’s Seat is located at 62 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village, New York. Call (631) 283-6606 for more information.