Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New York's Best Steakhouses

Peter Luger'sSteaks rule in NYC. They close deals, build skyscrapers and even change history in a city famous for moving and shaking. Here is a select group of the best and most historic of NY steakhouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Peter Luger's
178 Broadway 
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Smith & Wollensky
797 Third Avenue 
NY, NY 10022

56 Beaver Street 

NY, NY10004

Keens Steakhouse
72 West 36th Street 

NY, NY 10018

Benjamin Steakhouse Midtown Manhattan
52 E 41st St 

New York, New York 10017

Strip House on East 12th street off of 5th Avenue
13 East 12th Street 

New York, NY 10003

Uncle Jack's
44 west 56th Street 

NY, NY 10019

Churrascaria Platforma
316 West 49th Street 

 NY, NY 10019

Friday, February 17, 2012

Model Hot Spots - New York's Best Model Bars For Fashion Week

For those that seek a prime view of high cheek bones and the celebrities who seek the same, here are our choice of NYC bars restaurants popular for NY models during fashion week.

The London Bar at The London NYC
151 W. 54th St.
New York, NY
(212) 468-8889

Indulge in a truly unforgettable culinary experience that only Gordon Ramsay can offer at The London NYC – a most stylish hotel providing the best escape in the heart of New York City. If its food you want after a couple drinks, Ramsey provides a fine dining experience, set within The London NYC. Consistently awarded two Michelin stars, guests savor the culinary talent of chef de cuisine Markus Glocker complimented by an unprecedented wine list. Offering only forty-five seats, designer David Collins has created the perfect intimate ambiance for any special moment or occasion.

Empire Hotel
44 W. 63rd St.
New York, NY
(212) 265-7400

Celebrating Fashion Week’s return, the Empire Hotel rooftop bar located on the 12th floor of our distinctive New York City luxury hotel offers magnificent views of Lincoln Center as well as the Broadway & Columbus Avenue gateway to Manhattan's Upper West Side. Sip in style with the Lincoln Center Luster (Remy Martin Cognac, sugar, lemon juice and Champagne) or go for a liquid diet with Don’t Feed The Models (Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka, cucumber juice, lime juice, simple syrup and mint). Empire Hotel has even partnered with Moises de la Renta (son of Oscar de la Renta) to custom design a signature dress for the hotel’s “Fashion Week Ambassadors.”

217 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

This dimly lit East Village hideaway is to hip to have a website. Facebook only. Reservations would be smart. Still it is the place where models appear and hanger-ons do too.

The Cabin Down Below
132 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10009

Easy to find (under a pizza shop) close to 7th and Avenue A, crammed with people and tough to get in, The Cabin Down Below rewards all efforts. Great for drinking and celeb watching.

The Boom Boom Room
848 Washington St (West 13th Street)
New York, NY 10014

Adjacent to The Standard, New York hotel lobby is The Living Room, a comfortably modish designed lounge overlooking the grand plaza, that serves small mediterranean plates, carafes of wine and cocktails with live DJ's every night. Next to The Standard, New York's Standard Grill is the outdoor Biergarten, located underneath the High Line, which features a classic German menu complete with the finest sausages, flavorful beers, and delicious pretzels. Join the fun seven days a week. If you happen to be in Los Angeles, make sure to check out our sister Biergarten on the rooftop of The Standard, Downtown LA too. Prost!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top 5 Cities For A Single to Mingle

According to a survey published by Travel & Leisure, the top five cities that rank for attracting and entertaining singles (heavy on the cocktail and eye candy for both sexes) may surprise some of you as it did us. Here are the top 5 with satisfying bars from our files:

1) New Orleans

The Three Muses
536 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, La 70116
(504) 252-4801

Three Muses brings together professionals in culinary, hospitality, and music to create a chic, unique, smoke free environment committed to quality and verve.

2) Austin

Dirty Bill's
511 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX United States of America 78701

An Austin down-n-dirty is popular among those that seek beer and a long counter. As one reviewer put it in bar-poetry, "The Anti-West-6th-Street bar and a very welcome change a scene of starched shirts, rooftop decks, calamari, and walls of plasma TVs. This is our best 'big city bar' laid out blue-collar shotgun style, no windows, and a couple TVs around so you have something at which to point and bitch."

5420 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX United States of America 78751
Telephone: (512) 452-6455

3) Las Vegas

Tryst Nightclub
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV United States of America 89109
Telephone: (702) 770-3375

In Short – Billed as an intimate rendezvous spot, this chic club has enough nooks to feel cozy despite its bulging 12,000 square feet. Bottle-service booths ring the semicircular club, and scads of framed mirrors decorate the red-velvet walls

Frankie's Tiki Room
1712 West Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV United States of America 89102
Telephone: 702-385-3110

Frankie's Tiki Room is a unique combination of south seas exotica and modern primitivism, with just a hint of Las Vegas kitsch. One hundred percent original and deeply rooted in tiki tradition, Frankie's is the place where you can escape to the fantasy any hour of the day or night. Where you can order up your buzz from the menu of exotic rum drinks in the tiki lounge, or enjoy traditional cocktails while gambling at the bar in classic Las Vegas style.

4) New York

Pegu Club
77 West Houston Street, New York,
New York, NY United States of America 10012
Telephone: 212/473-PEGU

Mixologist and owner Audrey Saunders, formerly of Bemelman's Bar in the Carlyle Hotel, makes magic with cocktails. In 2005 she opened her own little downtown gathering spot where she can even better showcase her immense talents. The cocktails here change seasonally and will astound you with their creativity. It helps that the staff uses fresh squeezed juices, homemade ginger beer and the largest assortment of bitters you will find anywhere.

Subway Inn Bar
143 E. 60th St.
New York, NY United States of America 10022
In an era of recast hipness, and transparent attraction, the Subway Inn reminds us of what a bar was and is supposed to be. Over looking Bloomingdale's loading dock, the view couldn't be better.

Raines Lawroom
48 West 17th Street
New York, NY United States of America 10011

Behind and unassuming door, on a street stocked with not so impressive bars lies a quite little gem. Nothing but drinks here, and seriously good cocktails with a Russian vodka theme.

5) Miami

Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive
Miami, FL United States of America 33139
Telephone: 305 538 1231

A South Beach institution that is forever young, hip and if you seek to watch the beautiful people....this is it.

The Room
100 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL United States of America 33139
Telephone: 305 531 6061

So hip you almost need surgery.

At the bottom of 35 listed, Salt Lake City and Anchorage.

Salt Lake City

326 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT United States of America 84101
Telephone: 1 801 819-7565

With two floors, two patios, and by far the most beautiful view of downtown and the Wasatch Mountains; Gracie's is a must for a night on the town.


Chilkoot Charlie's Promotion
1071 West 25th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States of America 99503
Telephone: (907) 279-1692

Koot's, as it is affectionately called by locals, began as a neighborhood watering hole with a live piano bar. Today Chilkoot Charlie's features a rustic Alaska atmosphere with sawdust-covered floors, 3 stages, 3 dance floors and 10 bars (11 in the summertime!) with padded tree stumps and beer kegs for seating.

Kodiak Bar & Grill
225 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States of America 99501
Telephone: (907) 258-5233

Serving up the best value for your drinking dollar and great food too. This is a family business so when you're here you're one of the family!! Your hosts, Doug and Calvin, and the best bar staff in town are here to serve you with the true Alaskan hospitality.