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Saturday, March 18, 2017

TAO GROUP HAS STAR STUDDED GRAND OPENING

Rande Gerber With Cindy Crawford



Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King of Relevant Group, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO, Beauty & Essex restaurant, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party. Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

Katie Holmes





Evan Ross And Ashlee Simpson
Spotted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Randy Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung, who was sporting an Elizabeth and James bag, was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex restaurant dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening. Eiza Gonzalez was seen rocking a Diesel jacket and Vice Camuto clutch while Adelaide Kane was spotted in a Rachel Zoe dress, Alice + Olivia clutch and Vince Camuto shoes.



Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.



Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.



Avenue will officially open its doors on Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.



Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.



To learn more about this project, please visit taogroupla.com. Follow TAO Group: Facebook.com/TAOGroup | Twitter: @taogroup


Photos Courtesy Of: Domain Integrated 
 

Monday, March 06, 2017

ICT-T AND COCO'S ENDLESS HAPPY HR @ TGIF

Ice-T



Ice-T And Coco Austin



TGI Fridays and Ice-T host Endless Happy Hour in NYC at TGI Fridays 34th Street the other day in New York City. His stunning wife Coco was also there.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

THE AMAZING KRESKIN @ SCAVELLO CITY ISLAND

Amazing Kreskin




Bronx, NY - The Amazing Kreskin will appear at Scavello’s On The Island. Looking for Something Amazing To Do? Come spend your Saturday Night with Scavello’s On The Island and be amazed by The Amazing Kreskin. Enjoy a night of drinks, laughter and food.


Tickets to this exclusive events are $85 dollars for night full of laughter and a four course dinner. There will be unlimited wine and soft drinks as well as an available cash bar. Scavello’s On The Island is located at 101 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464. To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.scavellocityisland.com


Kreskin is one amazing person.  I have known him for quite a few years and each and every time I have such a great time. I grew up watching Kreskin on TV and to have him as a friend and to listen to his stories is truly amazing. 


About The Amazing Kreskin:



The Amazing Kreskin is the world renowned mentalist who has shown his showman’s flair, his comedic wit and his mind-reading skills. Over the past six decades, Kreskin has had twenty published books, a television series and his own board game. The Amazing Kreskin has become a part of pop culture and has even inspired a major motion picture.





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND @ AU FUDGE

Luna With Mom Chrissy Teigen



John Legend



Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna were seen leaving Au Fudge restaurant in West Hollywood, California yesterday. Also spotted was singing legend, John Legend.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

AYESHA CURRY DINES OUT FOR 'NO KID HUNGRY'

Ayesha Curry



Ayesha Curry, recently dined out at Nourish Kitchen as a part of No Kid Hungry’s Dine Out initiative  ( https://dineout.nokidhungry.org ). No Kid Hungry, an organization working to end child hunger in America by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals.


Nearly 15,000 restaurants are offering customers major deals in exchange for simple donations to No Kid Hungry, the campaign working to end childhood hunger in America.



With thousands of eating options on the menu—from family diners to fine dining and neighborhood joints—there’s a meal to match all tastes and budgets. And for every $1 donated, No Kid Hungry can feed a child 10 meals through on-the-ground programs and partnerships that connect kids with healthy food where they live, learn and play. To find participating restaurants by zip code or state, visit NoKidHungry.org.



No Kid Hungry’s work is accomplished through their network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food. 


Photo Courtesy Of: Johnny Nunez / No Kid Hungry

Thursday, August 18, 2016

THE ROOTS PERFORM @ NYC SKYLIGHT CLARKSON

The Roots



The Roots Performed "Bittersweet," A One-Of-A-Kind Song You Can Taste At Stella Artois' "Le Savoir," A Multi-Sensory Dining Experience at Skylight Clarkson in New York City yesterday.


Friday, July 29, 2016

BOBBY VAN'S SECRET TO MARINATE PORTERHOUSE

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BEST NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS
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Bobby Van's Filet Mignon



You can expect one of the best dining experiences at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in New York City. Visit the East 46th Street location and you’ll enjoy perfectly grilled dishes, engaging customer service, and the comfort of tradition. Bobby Van’s is likely to exceed all your expectations with expertly crafted dishes from the signature Filet Mignon to the traditional Porterhouse Steak.



This summer, brings more than just a sated appetite from Bobby Van’s. Chef Nile Medford shares tips on how to grill the perfect steak in your own backyard. It’s time to heat up your grilling skills!



For best results, marinate steak in 1 tablespoon of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse Original Sauce per steak along with any desired spices. The versatile sauce will give the steak a sweet and tangy flavor offset by a horseradish spice. Let the steak rest in the fridge for an hour before grilling on medium heat (never high), frequently turning the meat to keep the cut from sticking.



Health conscious grillers can try Bobby Van’s Steakhouse Original Sauce on fresh seafood for a lighter dining option. Chef Nile Medford recommends using seafood that is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, black sea bass and sole, as the natural oils will keep the fish from both sticking to the grill or breaking apart. This original sauce can be used as a marinade, salad dressing, or dipping sauce, and is sure to be a must-have at every summer cook-out.



Alternatively, for an elegant dining experience, visit the very first Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at 230 Park Avenue, also known as “The Orignal”. Since being established, in 1969, Bobby Van’s has prided themselves on decades of friendly and efficient service. The dark wood paneling against sleek white linens, and the warm color palette reflected off the Alabaster Chandelier creates an ambiance of luxury suited for fine dining.



About Bobby Van’s Steakhouse



Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become a staple of New York City dining. Built with a dedication to superior customer service and quality food, Bobby Van’s maintains the same high standards over four decades later. With five locations throughout Manhattan, the West 50th Street Grill features a menu of traditional American grill fare, classic steakhouse cuts and wood-fired pizza. The restaurants’ friendly staff, warm décor and wide variety of dining options make this location ideal for those looking for a premier New York Steakhouse experience, with all the comforts of home.



For more information about Bobby Van’s Steakhouses, please visit www.bobbyvans.com.




Visit Bobby Van’s in New York City



BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

“THE ORIGINAL”

230 Park Avenue

(located on 46th Street)

New York City

212.867.5490



BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

& VAULT GRILL

25 Broad Street

(Broad Street & Exchange Place)

New York City

212.344.8463




BV’S BurGer

120 W 45th Street Courtyard

(between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue)

New York City

212.575.2599



BOBBY VAN’S GRILL

135 West 50th Street

(between 6th Ave & 7th Ave)

New York City

212.957.5050



BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

EAST SIDE

131 East 54th Street

(between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue)

New York City

212.207.8050



BOBBY VAN’S GRILL

TIMES SQUARE

120 West 45th Street

(between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue)

New York City

212.575.5623

Monday, July 11, 2016

ITALIAN SOPHISTICATION @ NEW YORK CITY'S MAMO

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Executive Chef Massimo Sola of MAMO Restaurant

Wins Il Primo 2016’s Best Pasta in Manhattan
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Fine Dining AT Mamo



Italian food in New York has seen an increased level of sophistication in recent years, with a number of talented chefs bringing traditional techniques, experience and products to this food metropolis. A competition that gathers all of these chefs for the utmost challenge is Il Primo Manhattan, in collaboration with Association of New York Chefs (AICNY), which features 70 chefs from the best Italian restaurants all over New York City. This year’s proud winner, who won over the jury of Italian and American food critics, was Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola of MAMO restaurant. Chef Sola’s winning dish was an exquisite spin on a traditional pasta carbonara, or as the judges called it, a “quasi carbonara” made with finesse and elegance.



Those who want to experience Massimo Sola’s award-winning pasta dishes can visit celebrity favorite MAMO restaurant in New York’s bustling SoHo neighborhood, which also serves up delicious seasonal a la carte dishes such as the fresh Salmon Carpaccio, a home-style Capri Salad, and Wild Sea Bass with fingerling potatoes. MAMO New York is the transatlantic sister to Cannes film festival go-to restaurant MAMO Le Michelangelo, a two decades old French Riviera staple and favorite among movie stars and socialites alike.



MAMO, the younger SoHo sibling, is run by Italian restauranteur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti (son of MAMO Le Michelangelo’s Herve Mammoliti) and maintains the same authentic feel and dedication to Provençal flavors as its Antibes namesake. Just like MAMO Le Michelangelo, MAMO New York attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Rhianna, Magic Johnson, Alexander Wang, Diane Kruger, Samuel L. Jackson, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and Jay Z.

Executive Chef Massimo Sola heads up the kitchen and the brand new spring/summer 2016 menu. A native of Italy, Sola grew up surrounded by the flavors and cooking style of the Italian/French Provençal cuisine. Drawing on colors and nature as inspiration, Sola is known for his simple yet eye catching dishes. Some of MAMO’s signature offerings include their flavorful Raviolini al Tartufo (truffle ravioli), Coniglio alla Ligure (rabbit legs with spinach and foie gras), the MAMO Burger and the Focaccia al Tartufo (truffle pizza). For those with a sweet tooth, MAMO also offers delicious desserts such as the classic Tiramisu, the rich Affogato alla vaniglia con fragole calde and the Cheesecake alla lavanda (cheesecake with a lavender twist).



To complement the flavorful dishes, MAMO also boasts an impressive cocktail menu from which diners can enjoy specialty cocktails such as the MAMO Negroni, the MAMO Spritz and the one-of-a-kind Martini Al Tartufo (truffle martini). Seasonal cocktails include the sour cherry flavored Amorena, the beautiful lavender Valentina cocktail and the smoky yet elegant Fumeè cocktail. In addition to the cocktail program, MAMO also has an extensive wine list of carefully selected French and Italian wines to complement the cuisine.



MAMO offers diners traditional southern Italian/French cuisine in an intimate yet elegant setting. The bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.



About MAMO


Located on West Broadway between Grand and Canal Streets, MAMO restaurant is a purveyor of affectionate Italian and Provençal dining experience. MAMO is bringing a long tradition of Italian hospitality and Provençal charm to New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. MAMO, The New York outpost of Le Michelangelo, a 23-year-old staple located on the French Riviera, boasts Michelin-starred chef Massimo Sola (formerly of Eataly Roma, Ristorante Quattro Mori) as executive chef. Whether you prefer a relaxing night out with your closest friends, intimate gatherings and business meetings, or a grand cocktail party, you are certain to experience an unforgettable evening at MAMO and enjoy the incredible service and food. The menu incorporates a mix of classic family recipes as well as market specials. The restaurant’s design embodies the Riviera’s “sense of home” with a warm color palate, original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The multi-level restaurant offers an unforgettable experience where every single person is treated with affection and love.



MAMO

323 West Broadway

(between Grand & Canal St)

New York, NY 10013



Monday-Friday: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM lunch; 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM dinner

Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM brunch; 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM dinner



For more information, please call (646) 964-4641 or visit http://www.mamonyc.com



Twitter: http://twitter.com/Mamo_NYC


Photo Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP
 

Friday, June 17, 2016

FATHERS DAY DINING IN NEW YORK CITY & HAMPTONS

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RESTAURANTS FOR DAD
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NEW YORK

T-Bar




T-Bar


This Upper East Side neighborhood gem offers signature dishes from Executive Chef Ben Zwicker’s special menu, which Dad is sure to love. Specials include a Kale Salad with apple, sesame, and chili-lime vinaigrette; Yellowfin tuna tartare; and the prime aged Angus burger. Also available are the T-Bar Steak Bar—certified Black Angus, filet mignon, aged New York Strip, aged bone-in rib eye, or Black Angus porterhouse for two, served with steak sauce, béarnaise sauce, or poivre sauce. No meal at T-Bar is complete without tasting the popular desserts Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Chocolate Sundae with brownie, chocolate sauce, and cream. An artful menu of specialty cocktails—including the exquisite Downtown Manhattan, made with Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey, brandied cherries, Antica vermouth, and cherry herring—and a curated wine list complete this epicurean experience.



1278 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10021

(212) 772-0404




Good Enough to Eat



Treat Dad to traditional American home cooking this Father’s Day at Good Enough to Eat, an Upper West Side dining establishment that has catered to neighborhood regulars, international travelers, and celebrities for over 30 years. Tuck in to delicious Father’s Day appetizers such as the Fried Shrimp with a Spicy Cocktail Sauce or the Iceberg Wedge with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Tomato and Cucumbers with Ranch Dressing. For entrée, Father’s Day diners can choose between the Good Enough To Eat Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce, Fried Chicken Breast with Cream Gravy or Grilled NY Strip Steak with Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce. For dessert, diners can enjoy a Strawberry Shortcake or Apple Sour Cream Pie with a Toasted Walnut Crumble.



520 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10024

(212) 496-0163



Ivy Bar & Grill




Ivy Bar & Grill

 


For a livelier Father’s Day experience, visit popular Ivy Bar & Grill in New York’s thriving Hell’s Kitchen. You will find the wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family. Specialty dishes that Dad will love include the creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip, the succulent Lamb Burger and the fresh Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Ivy Bar & Grill is also known for its cocktails, which include the pineapple infused Ivy Martini, the Woodford vanilla bean infused Manhattan Reserve and the Pomegranate White Cosmopolitan. This high end bar & grill regularly offers live entertainment and features a daily happy hour between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.





944 8th Avenue

New York, NY 10019

(212) 459-9444




China Fun



For the Dad who loves Chinese cuisine, China Fun located on New York’s Upper East Side is the clear choice for Father’s Day 2016. Diners at China Fun are greeted by a wide array of options as its wide-ranging menu offers cuisines from each of the various regions of China. For your main entrée, enjoy anything from noodle dishes to chicken and seafood –there is something to satisfy every palate. Specials include the Scallion Pancakes, Soup Dumplings, Filet Mignon Chinese Style and China Fun’s Peking Duck, cooked to perfection with each bite seemingly melting in your mouth. For vegetarians, the eatery’s offerings include the Snowpeas, String Beans and Broccoli in a white garlic sauce, which offers a flavorful bite. Pair your delicious meal with one of its signature cocktails either at the intimate wood and marble bar or in its main dining room, which fuses New York chic lines and openness with traditional Chinese cornices.



1221 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10065

(212) 752-0810



AG Kitchen




A.G. Kitchen



A neighborhood favorite since it opened in summer 2012, A. G. Kitchen offers a tantalizing blend of Latin American and American cuisine. Located on the Upper West Side, A.G. Kitchen, named for the initials of famed Food Network Personality, Cookbook Author and Chef Alex Garcia, is comfort cuisine fused with a modern twist. A.G. Kitchen is renowned for its varieties of made-to-order guacamole (Classic, Pineapple and Pomegranate, and Papaya and Mint), in addition to entrees such as the Brazilian-style Samba Chicken, Manhattan Latin burger, Surf ‘n’ Turf and Seafood Paella (lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo with saffron rice and calamari salad), as well as the city’s most authentic tasting Cubano sandwich. Another establishment highlight is the 100-year-old mahogany bar, the perfect perch for enjoying specialty cocktails like the Mango Mayhem (Mango/Lime/Chili Pepper-infused vodka, passion fruit juice, and fresh lime) or the Cilantro Daiquiri. A sure hit this Father’s Day.




269 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10023

212-873-9400


Mamo





MAMO Restaurant



Treat Dad to the best of SoHo dining at MAMO Restaurant. This French/Italian Provencal menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola hits all the right notes. This Father’s Day, enjoy seasonal favorites such as the Salmon Carpaccio with asparagus salad and burrata, Trofie Primavera with julienne vegetables, or the signature MAMO Burger. For dessert, try the rich Affogato Alla Vaniglia Con Fragole Calde or the Cheesecake Alla Lavanda (cheesecake with a lavender twist). MAMO also boasts a signature cocktail list which should not be missed. MAMO’s bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.




323 West Broadway

New York, NY 10013

(646) 964-4641



Juniper Bar




Juniper Bar



Juniper Bar is a sophisticated, multi-leveled restaurant, bar and entertainment destination in New York’s Midtown West, just steps away from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Treat Dad to a beer or cold drink in the expansive main level bar area, before sitting down for dinner in the intimate 30-seat dining area. Juniper Bar is a neighborhood favorite which features specials such as the Arctic Char with smashed marble potatoes, asparagus, red pepper foam; Short Rib of Beef with rainbow carrots, garlic mashed potatoes and red wine demi-glace; and a large selection of burgers. Juniper is a stylishly designed restaurant with a color palate of teals, greys, and bursts of orange.




237 West 35th Street

New York, NY 10001

212-967-2511

www.juniperbarnyc.com





THE HAMPTONS


Southampton Inn




Southampton Inn



Take Dad on a Father’s Day trip to the Hamptons and stay overnight at Southampton Inn, a staple that remains one of the most popular spots to stay during the Hamptons summer season. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a mere mile from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.



Southampton Inn offers a Father’s Day overnight special that includes dinner for Dad at new Café Klyde restaurant*.

(*excludes alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity, and a maximum of $50 value meal for the Dad. Requires overnight room.)



91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY 11968

631-283-6500




Café Klyde



When in the Hamptons, do not miss the new farm to table restaurant Café Klyde, which is serving up a whole new array of signature dishes in the charming Southampton Inn garden. The tavern inspired lunch and dinner menus offers up dishes such as the Fish of the Day, a signature Hampton Clam Chowder, Braised Spring Lamb Meatballs, and the fresh Summer Salad, featuring local leaves, strawberries, feta cheese and shaved whole wheat. Lunch specials include Klyde’s “open faced” Lobster Roll, The Hill Street Club Sandwich and a Chopped Curry Chicken Salad. Café Klyde is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which can be enjoyed inside the renovated 68-seat dining room or outside on the Inn’s beautifully planted courtyard.



91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY 11968

631.283.6500





Kozu 



Dad will love Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu, run by Southampton restauranteur Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn "Pudding", Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d'Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.



136 Main Street

Southampton NY 11968

T: 631-619-6660



Union Cantina




Union Cantina



Don’t miss this innovative modern Mexican eatery, which is taking over the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Union Cantina, which opens just in time for Father’s Day, will feature a modern Mexican menu designed by Chef Kampf. Signature dishes include the Castilla de Res Mole - a beef short rib with sweet local corn bread pudding, charred heirloom carrots and mole sauce; and the Deconstructed Enchiladas which come in five variations. A signature cocktail program will also be offered, featuring an extensive tequila menu, in addition to sangrias, punches and frozen drinks. The décor, which is best described as “Hamptons chic meets Rustic Cantina”, will feature a mixture of dark woods, Spanish glass and vibrant Mexican artwork.



40 Bowden Square

Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-377-3500


75 Main



75 Main



75 Main is a classic American eatery that combines the style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Signature dishes include the Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Ahi Tuna and the Lobster Salad with a choice of sides such as the Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, 75 Main Steak Fries and Sauteed Organic Spinach. 75 Main offers an extensive wine list as well as a signature cocktail menu. 75 Main is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.





75 Main Street

Southampton, NY 11968

631.283.7575


Tuesday, April 05, 2016

GUY FIERI'S EL BURRO BORRACHO VEGAS RESTAURANT

Guy Fieri



Guy Fieri was snapped at the grand opening of Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.


Monday, December 21, 2015

ASHLEY BENSON CELEBRATES VEGAS 26TH BIRTHDAY

Ashley Benson



Saturday night, Ashley Benson of the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars was spotted at TAO Asian Bistro celebrating her 26th birthday with a group of friends. Benson was presented with a special birthday dessert after enjoying an array of favorites such as the Chilean sea bass and aged prime sirloin and broccoli with black bean sauce. Following dinner, the birthday girl’s group headed upstairs to join Kennedy’s group in the nightclub where the TAO staff led a joint birthday presentation and she danced the night away at her VIP table.



Tom Felton, also known as Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter, was spotted at TAO Asian Bistro Saturday night celebrating his brother’s 21st birthday. The group enjoyed the TAO shabu shabu, Singapore mei fun noodles, dragon tail spare ribs and salmon nigiri and a birthday dessert. After dinner, the group made their way upstairs to the nightclub where the TAO staff welcomed Felton's brother with a special birthday announcement while they took in the scene from their VIP table.



Perez Hilton was also spotted at Tao Asian Bistro on Saturday evening enjoying dinner with friends. The group enjoyed the Chilean sea bass, crispy coconut shrimp with spicy Thai peanut sauce and an order of crispy rice while sipping on the orchid cocktail.



Also spotted at LAVO Casino Club Friday night was celebrity chef and television personality Chef Ming Tsai. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

KYLIE JENNER HAVING LUNCH IN THEM WILD HILLS

Kylie Jenner



Kylie Jenner was spotted looking great in Beverly Hills after having lunch. Very busy lady, on her cell phone, while handler hands her another phone. Technology!


Monday, December 14, 2015

SANTA CLAUS AND SAVANNA SAMSON @ VIVID NYC

Santa Claus And Savanna Samson



Santa Claus was spotted at Vivid Cabaret New York, the upscale three-story gentlemen’s club in midtown Manhattan known for having the city’s tallest stripper pole and its seemingly endless supply of gorgeous entertainers. He set up shop on the club’s Roof Top Garden and Cigar Lounge where he enjoyed the company of several Vivid Cabaret NYC girls clad in holiday outfits.


Former Vivid Girl and Hall of Fame adult movie superstar Savanna Samson stopped by to see Santa. He asked her if she has been naughty or nice? She told him, “I used to be naughty, but now I’m nice!"


After her award-winning adult performing days were over, Savanna went on to start her own successful wine company SavannaSamsonwine.com. A native New Yorker, she divides her time between NYC and Tuscany, where she is concentrating on her Brunello di Montalcino by LaFiorita.com and hopes to achieve the same success in the wine world as she did in adult entertainment.


Her movies remain popular and can be seen at Vivid.com. “She was a former adult star,” proclaimed Vivid Cabaret NYC girl Ava. “And now she is a star in the wine business!"


Vivid Cabaret NYC is well known for it’s beautiful erotic dancers, warm hospitality, and the first of its kind "VIP Ultra Lounge." It's a favorite spot for pro athletes from all the major sports who like to "make it rain" on the club's gorgeous dancers. It is the sister club to the world famous Rick's Cabaret NYC, located just four blocks away. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

NEW YORK'S FOUR CUTS STEAKHOUSE A CUT ABOVE

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DINING NEW YORK CITY
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Four Cuts Steakhouse



After leading the kitchen at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Christopher Miller is launching Four Cuts Steakhouse, which will be his first flagship restaurant.



A Brooklyn native, Chef Miller has over 20 years of culinary experience. Upon receiving his culinary degree from the University of Washington, Chef Miller took his first positions at Mortimer’s and Ben Benson’s Steakhouse. After working in those esteemed restaurants, he became the Executive Chef of Bobby Van’s, a position he held for over 13 years where he developed a reputation in New York as the “steak whisperer.”



Four Cuts, named after the four traditional cuts of steak – the ribeye, the strip, the tenderloin and the t-bone – will offer diners traditional steakhouse cuisine in an intimate setting. The operation of the restaurant will be led by its General Manager Rodolphe Siffredi, who most recently worked as a steakhouse consultant for both Desmond’s Steakhouse and Parca Prime Steakhouse.



Four Cuts’ space in the Sutton Place neighborhood, was completely re-designed by C3D Architecture, which set out to create a unique look for the Four Cuts space by combining the sleek look of modern design with rustic elements associated with traditional steakhouses to create an elegant, welcoming dining room. In addition, Marlaina Deppe of Novo Arts is providing a special wall garden, which has been installed on the columns in the main dining room. Franco Lucic of LMF Group designed the walnut wood paneling featured on the restaurant’s walls and on its columns, which accentuate the wall gardens. Along with the wall gardens and wood paneling, there will be custom artworks for guests to admire on the walls of the restaurant.



To sate the thirst of diners, Four Cuts has enlisted the help of Mike Veckovic to construct a special cocktail program. With over 18 years bar and restaurant experience, Mike has previously created cocktail programs for numerous New York institutions including the Hudson Hotel, Morgan Group Hotels, Grace Hotel and for Andre Balazs Properties. Known for his new age spin on classic cocktails, diners will be able to enjoy specialty cocktails such as the Hemingway Daiquiri with Rum, Maraschino, Fresh Lime and Grapefruit or the Sazerac with Rye, Absinthe and Peychaud Bitters. In addition to the cocktail program, Four Cuts will have an extensive wine list with 75 percent of the varietals coming from Napa Valley region in Calfornia to provide a robust compliment to the cuisine.



When guests sit down for dinner, they are able to enjoy a wealth of traditional steakhouse classics from Executive Chef Christopher Miller’s menu. Working side-by-side with Chef Miller will be Sous Chef Joaquin Linares, formerly of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse and Benjamin Steakhouse. Diners may start their meals with Four Cut’s signature Seafood Platter which includes jumbo lump crab meat and shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lemon and mustard. For a main course, guests may enjoy signature steak cuts such as the 28 day aged Prime NY Sirloin Steak. If you are looking for a decadent, romantic meal for two Four Cuts serves a decadent Porterhouse for Two or More served with your choice of sauces including cherry peppers and onions, barolo wine, truffle butter or Chef M’s Signature secret sauce. In addition to steak fare, Chef Miller will be serving his signature “blackboard” specials including Veal Chop with a grilled apple jack gastrique with sautéed wild mushrooms and Red Snapper sautéed with a beurre blac burnoise over a vegetable hash.



Four Cuts Steakhouse is located at 1076 1st Avenue between 58th and 59th Street and is open from to Monday-Saturday 5:00-11:00 PM and closed Sunday. For reservations call 212-204-0008 or more information, please call or visit www.fourcutsny.com

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

IL VALENTINO OSTERIA LAUNCHING INTIMATE EATERY

Il Valentino Osteria



Renowned Il Valentino is launching a more intimate eatery on the Upper East Side with a new name to match- Il Valentino Osteria.



The original location of Il Valentino was in the Sutton Hotel, where the elegant spot was a frequent hangout of celebrities, business impresarios, and political figures and utilized for UN events. When the hotel decided to make a change, Restauranteur Mirso Lekic plotted out to find a location that is close to the original, and found that in its new location, on the corner of 59th Street on 1st Avenue.



Lekic with the help of Dan Sehic of C3D Architecture, undertook a massive renovation of the space to make sure that the restaurant was a beautiful, casual place to enjoy that fused together traditional and modern design elements to create an elegant dining room. Each tabletop and each of the chairs designed by Franco Lucic of LMF Group are crafted from Mango Wood while the table and chair legs are a contrasting metal design. Along the walls is a line of banquettes designed in leather with gold threading detail accentuating the rich and rustic feel of the environment. The bar-top and window seating is an elongated wood table with metal barstools.



In this new location Il Valentino Osteria’s Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conte, formerly the Executive Chef of Serafina, and Sous Chef Lauro Sucuz, formerly of Petaluma and Elios, are crafting a menu of delicious Tuscan delicacies the original was known for. In the back of the main dining room lies the restaurant’s greatest gem – its brick oven. Visible at all corners of the space, each day the restaurant freshly bakes all of its breads and pizzas for signature dishes including its signature Truffle Pizza with Fresh black truffle, fontina cheese, ricotta, homemade fresh mozzarella, truffle oil.



In addition to the fresh baked breads and pizzas, Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conte prepares handmade pasta with homemade sauces ensuring that any dish made is perfectly fresh. Signature dishes including the Cavatelli al Porfumo with homemade pasta shells tossed with tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil or the Pasta Nera con Gamberi e Asaparagi with black tagliolini with shrimp, asparagus and tomatoes. Along with to delectable pastas, the entrée dishes are equally as enjoyable.



Diners have the option feast on delicious dishes including the Salmone alla Griglia, a grilled salmon served with grilled vegetables, or the Petto d’Anatra Arosto, duck medallions, sweet potato puree and apple gremolata that will remind you of the original Il Valentino, and keep you coming back for more.



Il Valentino Osteria is located at 1078 1st Avenue at 59th Street is from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM Monday-Saturday and 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM Sundays. For reservations or more information, please call 212- 784-0800 or visit www.ilvalentinonyc.com.


 Photo Courtesy Of: Lawler Media


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WHAT'S NEW THIS SUMMER 2015 IN THE HAMPTON'S

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SUMMER IN THE HAMPTON'S
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Southampton Inn



The serene seaside villages that make up the Hamptons are best known for their white, sandy beaches and fabulous homes. This summer, explore some of the East End’s hotspots, where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, clothing boutiques, and luxury oceanfront resorts. Memorial Day marks the start of the Hamptons social season. A look at some highlights on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do:



WHERE TO STAY



SOUTHAMPTON



Southampton Inn


91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY

631.283.6500




New this season - renovated guest rooms, THE new ballroom for your perfect Hamptons wedding or corporate retreat and a new outdoor patio for socializing are all part of the allure of the new Southampton Inn this summer 2015. Hungry for more? Then why not experience breakfast, lunch and now dinner at the reinvigorated Café Oso, under the talented hand of Chef Peter Ammar serving small plates using local fish and farm produce daily from 07:00am to 9:00pm. Boasting several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.





AMAGANSETT



Ocean Dunes

379 Bluff Road

Amagansett, NY

631.267.8121




Four acres of nature preserve surround this oceanfront resort with private beach access within walking distance of upscale Amagansett. Rent one of Ocean Dunes Resort’s one- or two-bedroom units and survey the surrounding environment from your private balcony, relax by the outdoor heated pool, or dine al fresco at the on-site picnic area. The resort is also within walking distance of transportation, making travel between Ocean Dunes and NYC fast and convenient.




MONTAUK



Panoramic View Resorts & Residences

272 Old Montauk Highway

Montauk, NY

631.668.3000




Located on the beach in popular Montauk, Panoramic View Resorts & Residences offers cozy accommodations with in-room kitchenettes, close to the village’s popular restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and surfing areas. Set within a 10-acre nature sanctuary with 1,000 feet of pristine beaches, Panoramic offers towel, chair, and umbrella service for lounging on the sand as well as an on-site heated pool with cabanas and pool house. The property also is home to a number of one- to five-bedroom turn-key luxury residences with access to an on-site fitness center, massage therapists, personal trainers and year-round staff.



WHERE TO DINE



WAINSCOTT



Osteria Salina

108 Wainscott Stone Road

Wainscott, NY 11975

631.527.5396




A stunning new location for the established masters of Sicilian cuisine at Osteria Salina. After three years of creating a loyal following and serving authentic Sicilian dishes highlighting the specialties of Salina located in the Aeolian islands, Osteria Salina has moved from 95 School street in Bridgehampton to 108 Wainscott Stone road in Wainscott. The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta. Enjoy the Georgica Room with panoramic views of bucolic Georgica Pond. Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle like fireplace, hand hewn beams, Osteria Salina offers features including a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and will continue its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality. Set to open this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a private invitation gala on June 5th & 6th, 2015, Osteria Salina, helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, can now accommodate private events; guests will enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge and dine in one of its many old world dining rooms.




SOUTHAMPTON



75 Main

75 Main Street

Southampton, NY

631.283.7575




Recognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today, 75 Main has attracted such high-profile clientele as Barbara Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joe Biden, and Alex Rodriguez with James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello’s menu of creative classics. Tuck into seasonal items including watermelon salad with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette; truffle crumb stuffed chicken breast with broccoli rabe and Portobello mushroom fries; or Mark’s Burger—a massive sandwich topped with onion-tomato jam, bacon, arugula, Gruyere, blue cheese and a secret sauce—then stay into the wee hours to toast the summer with specialty cocktails like the 75 Main Cosmopolitan or Tuscan Sunset Martini while well-known DJs spin the hottest tracks of the summer.



WHAT TO DO



WESTHAMPTON BEACH



Hampton Hills Golf Club

County Road 31

Westhampton Beach, NY

631.727.6862




Built in 1965 by Francis J. Duane, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and former course co-designer with icon Arnold Palmer - Hampton Hills Golf Course respects the natural splendor of the Hamptons while offering a challenging par-71, 18-hole course. The members-only establishment has hosted a number of esteemed New Yorkers including Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, David Tyree, Tommy Hilfiger, and Rudy Giuliani for golf and al fresco dining on the patio that overlooks the scenic 18th hole. Set on 209 acres of rolling hills, Hampton Hills also offers a wonderful serene, private & low key atmosphere to its exclusive membership.