Freud Restaurant

By Jesse Topal. After taking a walk around Greenwich Village, I stopped in to the newly opened Freud Restaurant, the latest endeavor from Michelin-starred chef Edward Frauneder, (Edi & the Wolf and the Third Man) which offers a contemporary take on Austrian fare. The charming and inviting 65- seat restaurant was designed by Austrian native…

Herb Karlitz

Chef Marcus Samuelsson and veteran event marketer Herb Karlitz launched the first Harlem EatUp!, a three-day food festival, with the support of President Bill Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blazio in 2015. This year’s festival will be held at Morningside Park from May 19 through 22nd. Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, and Daniel Boulud will team…

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A Pool With a View

By Haiting Tan. While New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, sleep is not the only thing that New Yorkers are deprived of. In a city crowded with skyscrapers and apartments, a rooftop pool is the ultimate symbol of luxury. Sitting on the 18th floor of The James Hotel in Soho,…

Sweet Hospitality Group

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka, have all dined on Sweet Hospitality Group’s fare this season. In addition to private parties and benefits, they cater pre-curtain parties and run the innovative lobby concession stands we all hit up at intermission. Lincoln Center A tenet of starting a successful business is…

Maison Marcel

As the city warms up, it’s time to celebrate the summer with a bottle of Maison Marcel Rosé. Named after their grandfather, Marcel was a charismatic lad who had the finest taste in dining. The young charmer met his match in a woman who didn’t like rosé. In order to sweep her off her feet,…

Top 5 Toughest Tables in Town

Top 5 Toughest Tables in Town

By Angela Trostle.   Bicé Grobstein, the founder and CEO of Concierge Redefined, has set a new standard for lifestyle management services.  Referred to by her elite clientele as ‘one of the best in the business,’ ‘essential to a robust city life,’ ‘ability to make things happen no matter how last minute or challenging the…

dining out April 2016

Dining Out

By Haiting Tan.   As we transition out of winter, chefs have introduced new offerings to reflect the bounties of spring- creating new dishes that infuse seasonal herbs and vegetables into their classic menus. We’ve had a chance to explore New York’s culinary scene from haute Japanese to contemporary Italian, classic seafood and steakhouse fare…

Andrea Correale

If you’ve attended Mariah Carey’s and Nick Cannon’s Hamptons wedding celebration, Billy Joel’s Fourth of July party, P. Diddy’s white fete, or events hosted by, Ivanka Trump Jewelry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany or Google, you’ve seen Elegant Affairs in action from NYC to Montauk. You’ve also probably seen proprietor Andrea Correale share her food and…

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Meet the Tastemaker

By Hillary Latos.   For the Tastemaker, Brett Berish, developing liquor brands runs in the genes.  His father was the former Chairman at Jim Beam and his brother managed the marketing budgets for high profile liquor brands.  So it was a natural progression for the father and sons to launch Sovereign Brands- a family run…

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MUNDO

By Haiting Tan.     Owners Guillermo “Willie” Lucerofabbi and Canalp “Jon” Caner were hunting for their favorite dining spots across the city when they concocted the genius concept of Mundo. The posh restaurant previously located in Astoria where it was a local favorite, reopened in Paper Factory Hotel back in 2014 after a two-year…