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Sensible Socialite on the Scene – Hot for Foodie Fun for the Summer

Sensible Socialite on the Scene – Hot for Foodie Fun for the Summer

The weather is warm out and all over town yummy foodie opportunities are sizzling hot.

East Midtown Partnership has great ideas for some summer fun and keeping cool on hot days. Try sipping on chilled ramen at Hinata Ramen at 159 East 55th Street, or get some fresh air and rooftop views at The Kimberly Hotel  at 145 E 50th Street. For those who love sweets try making your very own ice-cream at East Midtown’s newest and cutest ice-cream parlor, Cool Mess at 137 East 62nd Street. And, if you need a midday coffee break, grab an Aussie-style Iced Latte from Australian café, Bluestone Lane at 805 3rd Avenue.

For Uptowners, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with internationally renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson today announced a culinary initiative for the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival—an international cultural exchange between the iconic cities of Harlem, New York and Havana, Cuba.  Through this initiative, the Festival has partnered with Samuelsson’s famous Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie restaurants, along with Sylvia’s, Amor Cubano, Oso, Floridita, La Fonda del Sol and Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird to feature a special selection of Cuban-inspired dishes and cocktails.  The restaurants will feature menu items ranging from classics like tostones with black eye pea salsa, pollo a la criola to ropa vieja, oxtails and plantains, as well as a variety of cocktails, including mojitos, caipirinhas and Cuban and Harlem-influenced fruit drinks of every flavor.

In addition, the festival will host a special Cuban-themed prix-fixe dinner event at Ginny’s Supper Club on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 PM.  The dinner, priced at $95 per person, will include specialty cocktails, wine pairings and a Cuban menu curated by Samuelsson.  Guests will also enjoy entertainment by celebrated Cuban musician and bandleader Cèsar López with his band.  Cuban band Jorge Luis Pacheco y Su Group will also perform at Ginny’s on Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 & 9:30pm.  Tickets for both events can be purchased at ginnyssupperclub.com.

“It is truly an honor to be a part of this first ever cultural and culinary exchange between Harlem and Havana, and to help create a shared cultural experience that can foster a greater curiosity for the Cuban culture,” said Samuelsson.  “On the whole, I’m excited that audiences will get to experience Havana first hand through incredible dance performances and talented musicians—some of whom will perform at Ginny’s Supper Club, but I am especially excited to see Cuban culture coming to these seven diverse restaurants in Harlem as a means of allowing new audiences to experience and taste the food and spirit of Cuba.”

For late night fun, Landmarc at Time Warner Center is launching a specialty Late Night Menu guaranteed to satisfy your nighttime cravings. This special, limited late night menu will feature exclusive dishes, cocktails and beers that will only be available from 10:00 PM to midnight. Landmarc’s mixologists will have their stamp on their own personal creations as they create a unique “Team Specialty Libation” each night. Beer lovers will rejoice with a rotation of allocated specialty kegs on tap. The restaurant’s rotating menu of craft beers can be found on the BeerMenus app, downloadable via Apple’s App Store. Dishes include Fried Artichokes, Grilled Sausage and Chili Glazed Sweetbreads.

And, coming soon Philadelphia-born startup, honeygrow® announced today the company’s first NYC location will be in downtown Brooklyn.  Scheduled to open in early 2017 at 194 Joralemon Street, the 2710 sq. ft. Brooklyn location will be the second in the Tri-state area. Currently honeygrow has eight locations in and around Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New Jersey and Baltimore with six scheduled openings between now and early 2017.

As the “honest eating + growing local” tagline proclaims, the Joralemon location will feature locally and seasonally sourced ingredients, noodles prepared freshly by ramen chefs, house-made dressings + sauces, and proteins sourced from providers including Creekstone Farms and FreeBird.  The local component also extends into the community; Brooklyn-based photographer Joseph Michael Lopez’s black & white photography will grace one large wall while mural artist Rubin is poised to create a custom piece in the dining area. This location will also feature an updated aesthetic designed by NYC based Jennifer Carpenter Architects. For more information, please visit www.honeygrow.com

Here is to a great summer.

 

Photo – Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel

 

 

 

 

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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