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From October 23–30, the Taste of Times Square is on. Times Square’s annual celebration of our neighborhood’s incredible restaurants, in all their flavor and variety. While COVID-19 paused our yearly blocks-long outdoor food and musical festival, we’re still celebrating and promoting local businesses — this time with a special three course prix fixe menu for $35* at participating restaurants.

Support twenty of Times Square’s best restaurants, eat great food, and dine in confidence knowing that they are taking all appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of patrons and staff. If you dine in the district between 5:30pm and 7:00pm, you might even catch a performance by the Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe.

Dining indoors or outdoors? We encourage you to make reservations directly with the restaurants, but walk-ins will also be accommodated. This promotion is also offered for takeout and delivery from the applicable participating restaurants. Make sure to ask your server or the person talking your order for the Taste of Times Square prix fixe menu. 

An’nam
234 W 48th St
(212) 247-8318
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Gyoza
    Pan fried dumpling with house dipping sauce 
  • Entrée: Chicken teriyaki
    Grilled and sautéed with fresh veggies with teriyaki sauce
  • Dessert: Chocolate lava cake

BarDough
350 W 46th St
(917) 262-0543
Offer applies to indoor dining and outdoor dining only

  • Appetizer: Choice of Kale & spinach, Arugula, The Greek, or Hail Caesar salads
  • Entrée: Choice of nine 12″ specialty pizzas: Pizza Alla Vodka, Smoking Bardough, Aldo’s Puttanesca, The Supreme, Hellboy, Buffalo Chicken, Nagi’s Delight, The Sprout, Giarre, or Di Etna
  • Dessert: Dessert knots
    Pizza knots with Nutella, whipped cream, and sauce

Bareburger
366 W 46th St
(917) 689-3575
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Cauliflower bites
  • Entrée: Signature burger
  • Dessert: Vanilla, chocolate, or vegan coconut milkshake

Dos Caminos
1567 Broadway
(212) 918-1330
Indoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Traditional guacamole
    Served with chips and salsa
  • Entrée: Choice of tacos: pollo, carnitas, or pescado
  • Dessert: Churros
    Served with cajeta and chocolate

Ellen’s Stardust Diner
1650 Broadway
(212) 956-5151
Indoor dining

  • Appetizer: Mozzarella triangles
    Breaded and served with marinara sauce
  • Entrée: Big Bopper
    Hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and pickles
  • Dessert: Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry milkshake

Gallagher’s Steakhouse
228 W 52nd St
(212) 586-5000
Indoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: The Wedge
    Iceberg, roquefort, smoked bacon, tomato
  • Entrée: 10 oz filet mignon
    With creamed spinach and mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: NY-style cheesecake

Havana Central
151 W 46th St
(212) 398-7440
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Empanadas (2), Havana Street Corn, Caribbean Chicken Wings (4), or Havana House Salad
  • Entrée: Choice of Ropa Vieja, Guava Glazed Ribs, Mango Glazed Salmon, Garlic Chicken & Shrimp, or Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
    All served with choice of rice & beans or salad
  • Dessert: Choice of flan or churros

Hold Fast
364 W 46th St
(917) 261-6691
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout

  • Appetizer: Choice of deviled eggs or fried burrata
  • Entrée: Choice of burger, sandwich, or 3 tacos
  • Dessert: Choice of chocolate mousse or berry trifle

Joe Allen
326 W 46th St
(212) 581-6464
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Caesar salad
  • Entrée: Meatloaf
    With sautéed spinach, mashed potatoes, and gravy
  • Dessert: Carrot cake

Le Rivage
340 W 46th St
(212) 765-7374
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Quiche Lorraine
    Savory pastry with ham and cheese
  • Entrée: French onion soup burger
    Onion confit, emmenthal cheese, mornay sauce, Lafreida burger on an English muffin 
  • Dessert: Chocolate mousse

Pasta Lovers Trattoria
142 W 49th St
(212) 819-1155
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Fried mozzarella
    Homemade fried mozzarella triangles with Pasta Lovers tomato sauce
  • Entrée: Penne a la vodka
    Tomato cream sauce with parma prosciutto, smoked ham, and shallots
  • Dessert: Tiramisu

Patzeria Perfect Pizza
231 W 46th St
(212) 575-7646
Outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Caesar salad, mozzarella sticks, or garlic knots
  • Entrée: Choice of cheese ravioli, meat ravioli, lasagna, penne alfredo, penne with sausage and broccoli rabe, or spaghetti with meatballs
  • Dessert: Choice of tiramisu, cheesecake, or cannolis

Playwright Celtic Pub
732 8th Ave
(212) 354-8404
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout

  • Appetizer: Grilled jumbo shrimp with mango and roasted pepper relish
    Small salad with hot and sweet mango coulis
  • Entrée: Grilled NY strip steak
    Topped with lemon parsley garlic butter and served with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables 
  • Dessert: NY-style cheesecake
    Garnished with strawberries and blueberries

Russian Samovar
256 W 52nd St
(212) 757-0168
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Olivier salad or Vinigret
    Olivier Salad: chicken, potato, and vegetable salad with light homemade mayonnaise
    Vinigret: vegetarian option
  • Entrée: Beef stroganoff
    Sirloin tips sautéed with mushrooms in a cream sauce, served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: Smetanik cake
    Traditional layered cake made with sour cream

Seamore’s at Urbanspace W 52nd
152 W 52nd St
(646) 747-0822
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of guacamole or kale & avocado salad
    Guacamole: with tomato, onion, cilantro
    Kale & avocado salad: walnuts, sweet potato, quinoa, honey-apple vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Choice of grilled shrimp tacos (2), chicken fajita tacos (2), Seamore’s Burger, or Reel Deal w/ Daily Catch
    Grilled shrimp tacos: with salsa macha, avocado, lime crema, corn tortillas
    Chicken fajita tacos: with lime crema, avocado, bell peppers + onions, flour tortilla
    Seamore’s Burger: double beef patty, cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, special sauce
    Reel Deal w/ Daily Catch: with cauliflower mash, Delicata squash + walnuts, balsamic Brussels sprouts 
  • Dessert: Seamore’s Famous Churros with dark chocolate sauce

Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club
349 W 46th St
(212) 262-9554
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout

  • Appetizer: Choice of mixed field greens or Caesar salad
  • Entrée: Choice of Angus hangar steak, roast half chicken, salmon fillet, or vegetarian pasta
  • Dessert: Choice of brownie with fresh cream or fruit sorbet

Tito Murphy’s
346 W 46th St
(212) 245-2030
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Flautas
    Crispy rolled tortillas filled with verduras mixto
  • Entrée: Budin de Pollo
    Layered tortillas, chicken tinga, poblano creme sauce, and Chihuahua cheese
  • Dessert: Tres leches
    Three milk cake, topped with whipped cream

Toloache 50
251 W 50th St
(212) 581-1818
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Caesar Toloache, Sopa de Tortilla, or Quesadilla de Pollo
    Caesar Toloache: hearts of romaine, cotija cheese, roasted garlic dressing, chile pasilla strips
    Sopa de Tortilla: tomato Guajillo soup, crispy tortilla, Chihuahua cheese, crema, avocado
    Quesadilla de Pollo: roasted chicken, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, crema, chile toreado
  • Entrée: Choice of Tacos de Suadero, Pollo Toloache, or Salmon con Calabaza
    Tacos de Suadero: braised brisket, avocado, red onion, cilantro, tomatillo salsa, horseradish crema, rice and beans
    Pollo Toloache: chipotle marinated chicken breast a la plancha, pinto bean cheese dumpling, sweet corn-pico de gallo
    Salmon con Calabaza: organic salmon, Japanese pumpkin, shitake mushrooms, blistered cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seed sauce
  • Dessert: Flan
    Caramelized vanilla custard, popcorn, caramel

Tony’s DiNapoli
147 W 43rd St
(212) 221-0100
Plaza dining by reservation only, indoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Family-style house salad and choice of baked clams or stuffed mushrooms
  • Pasta: Choice of fettucini alfredo or rigatoni a la vodka
  • Entrée: Choice of parmigiana (chicken, eggplant, veal, or shrimp)
  • Dessert: Choice of New York-style or Italian-style cheesecake

Trattoria Trecolori
254 W 47th St
(212) 997-4540
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Caesar salad or fried calamari
  • Entrée: Chicken or eggplant parmesan
  • Dessert: Choice of tiramisu or gelato

*$35 does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Please make sure to tip!

To continue the tradition of live music at Taste, we have partnered with the Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe, which uses artistic and musical performances to spread joy through the neighborhood and drive revenue to restaurants and other small businesses. They engage the community in song, dance, and visual art, all while wearing masks and remaining socially distanced. These performances will pop up throughout the week in front of participating restaurants and will continue to employ artists and musicians who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  

These surprise performances will happen each night between 5:30pm and 7:00pm throughout the district. 

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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I Took a Trip on a Train …. 

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And not just any train, but one of two cars from the original 20th Century Limited, the World’s Most Famous Train. It was truly a step back in time sitting in the newly and lovingly restored Hickory Creek car, which once transported the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to Hollywood.   

We departed from the magnificent Moynihan Train Hall after enjoying a mid-morning nosh in the exclusive lounge and then walked a red carpet to our car. (The notion of a red carpet actually originated with the 20th Century Ltd.) There were two cars remaining from the original, and both were cozy and comfortable. Once settled, refreshments were offered, and we began the journey up the Hudson River to Albany. I don’t believe it unfair to say that most of us take the Hudson River for granted—it’s there, separating us from New Jersey. But not long after we left the familiar territory of Manhattan, we began to see the river from a different perspective. Sometimes it’s wide, other times not so much, with small islands popping up. There was enough green on the trees to be a pleasant break from the grey of the city, and congenial fellow passengers for pleasant conversation. Before we knew it, lunch was served, and quite an excellent one too, given that it came from the tiniest kitchen I’ve even seen. A beet salad with pecans, Beef Bourguignon, and finally a lovely slice of cheesecake with raspberry sauce was beyond my expectation. 

Throughout the trip, our jovial host, Lou, dropped in to assure everyone’s comfort and to give us a bit of history on the train. Music from the era was just discernable and added to the time-travelling mood.    

A stop in Albany midway through the journey enabled the train to turn around to take us back and to give us all a chance to stretch our legs and see a bit of the state capital. The sun was descending as we passed the familiar sites of West Point and Tappan Zee Bridge, and before long we were back, refreshed and rejuvenated. Beverages and nibbles were served, just as they surely were when Marilyn and other luminaries traversed the country heading for Hollywood.     

Every effort was made by the staff to make this trip memorable for all of us. The afternoon offerings included lovely canapes with a tulip crafted from a tomato and chives—you must see it to believe it!   

And this experience can be yours, brought about by the United Railroad Historical Society of NJ.!  Check them out at URHS.org and HudsonRiverRail.com to see the many ways you can enjoy this luxurious experience. This was a day trip, but overnight trips to and from Chicago are also available. It was a spa day for the mind and spirit! 

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Hamptons Fashion Week Keeps Getting Hauter So Save The Date

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Hamptons Fashion Week®, is the premier fashion event in the Hamptons! On July 26th-27th, 2024, join us at the luxurious Summer Series and an unforgettable experience. With over multiple designer shows, runways, luxury brands and exhibitor spaces during Hamptons Super Saturday®, Hamptons Swim Week® with a range of exciting activations, this is the must-attend event of the year.

At Hamptons Fashion Week®, leading fashion designers, entertainment, and productions are all under one roof, creating a truly immersive and transformative experience. You’ll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry professionals, fashion designers, models, and more, all while experiencing the latest trends in fashion.

From panel discussions and product demonstrations to social events such as industry mixers, after parties, lifestyle events and more! Guests will have access to exclusive, on-site hospitality, unmatched insider extras, and more, making this a truly coveted invitation.

Reserve your access now to receive one of fashion’s most coveted invites and be a part of the best touring fashion hampton experience of the year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the transformation of the fashion industry. Join us at Hamptons Swim Week® presented by Hamptons Fashion Week® Summer Series and Experience 2024!

Hamptons Fashion Week announced that it will feature Alice & Olivia and Michelle Farmer as their award recipients at Hampton’s Fashion Week Retail Of The Year Award Show on July 26th VIP Reception. Event coverage will be brought to you by E! News!, Bella Magazine, Dans Paper, Hamptons.com, Vogue  and other major influencers! There will also be a swim Week Runway Showcase by Johnny Was

 
This year, Celebrity, Hollywood Stylist & Designer Phillip Bloch will be receiving the Style Icon of The Year Award , July 27th during the program and show 6pm-10pm
 
Shop our latest brands at theHamptons Fashion Week Online Marketplace!
 
You need tickets so click here. Security will be super tight for this event. So if you don’t have a ticket there is no entrance.

VIP Tickets $500 include:

Swag Bag-Valued at $500{One Per Person]

Seating

Access to ALL 3 Events!

July 26th, 6=10pm, Vip Launch Party-Drinks , Bites & Entertainment. The cocktail reception is from 6pm to 8:30pm 

July 27th, Drinks, Bites , Entertainment plus Hamptons Fashion Week Fashion Show Debut in Westhampton. The cocktail reception is from 6pm to 8:30p and After Party.Double check on the List below

VIP Restaurant Sponsors:

Justin Chop Shop

Rouge Kitchens

The Cottage On The Hamlet

Sobol

Centro

Mill Road Seafood

Fruit King

North Fork Chocolate Company

Honest Plate Chef Nicolas

Mary’s Pizza And Pasta

Tonino’s Pizza

Buoy One

Jerri’s Cakery & Confections

Daphne’s Westhampton Beach

Insatiable Eats

Vern Restaurant And Bar

VIP Spirit Sponsors

William Grant And Sons

Votto Vines Importing

Hamptons Wine Shoppe

Handlebar

British Ginger T

Monkey In Pardise

Elbuhl Mezcal

Twin Stills Moonshine

Blue Nextar

Penelope Bourbon

Westhampton Beach Brewing

Twin Stills Moonshine

Fort Hamilton Distillery

Kleos Mastiha Spirits

Beau Joie Rose Champange

Cantera Negra Tequila

Bay Gin

Twisted Cow Distillery

Series 19 Wheat Vodka

Series 19 Rye Vodka

Series 19 Jalapeno Vodka

Dune Drifter Agave Spirit

Spy Ring Rum Raisin

Drinksouthside

 

 

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A Toast to a Sparkling Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is just around the corner. Get ready to get your red, white and rosé on with these excellent selections. Your holiday will simply sparkle with these spectacular sip selections.

For a perfect start to your holiday luncheon and to kick off the holiday in a refreshing way try Mingle Mocktails Sparkling Raspberry Rosé.

This is a sparkling rosé in a pretty can option suitable for anyone whether you drink alcohol or not. We adore the bright bubbles that fizz out delicious notes of raspberry. Crisp and dry, it hits your senses perfectly and lingers with just a hint of sweetness on an end note. It is a wonderful drink to have as you start to talk to guests arriving for a wonderful day of holiday festivities.

For a sophisticated sip that will make you blush with wonderful joy try Minuty Prestige Rosé.

Minuty Prestige wines have been showcasing the terroirs of Provence for over 25 years. Subtle finesse comes with this crystal-clear cuvée with a delicate nose. This cuvée was born over 25 years ago out of Jean-Etienne and François Matton’s desire to offer a wide audience of Provence rosé lovers a wine combining aromatic expression and lightness on the palate with a thorough mastery of Provence’s terroirs.

We adore this breathtaking selection that delicately hits your senses with a smooth balance that bears a hint of bright reflection to add to your day. A perfect choice for the sun set before the fireworks.

For the perfect drink to have with the holiday bbq and when the fireworks pop in the sky try Cloudy Bay 2023 Sauvignon Blanc.

The color reflects perfectly with the fireworks illuminating over you as you sip on this gorgeous wine that speaks to you in grand voice with notes of juicy citrus.  Your pairing with your festive meal will be matched by the capricious and grateful attitude for all the party guests that surround you. We love the way it helps you see the night in a whole new beautiful way.

Here is to your own magical Fourth of July holiday with these incredible sips.

 

Cover art by Alondra Olivas on Unsplash

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A Toast to Your Health – Refreshing and Healthy Summer Beverages

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Summer is sizzling and we looking to cool off in a healthy and refreshing way. These are our favorite ways to feel healthy and well this season. Glow up and enjoy!

fairlife Nutrition Plan

fairlife Nutrition Plan is designed for on-the go and packed with delicious nutrition to elevate your wellness routine. The 30g of protein per bottle give you the nutritious boost you need and the drinks is available in delicious vanilla and chocolate offerings.

Core Power

Core Power is a wonderful ready-to-drink protein shakes provide high-quality protein, electrolytes, and nutrients that fight post-workout fatigue and work to repair, rebuild and maintain muscle to help you power to your next workout.

Costa Iced Coffee Lattes

Costa Iced Coffee Lattes are perfectly crafted for your busy day.  A convenient, on-the-go format showcases three delicious flavors of Mocha, Caramel and Signature Blend. Each features real cane sugar, dairy milk and 85mg of caffeine from 100% Arabica beans. The fabulous blend are each 150 calories or less, and up to 40% less sugar than most other brands on the market. You will get your perfect summer kick out of this delightful drink.

PWR LIFT

PWR LIFT​ is an incredibly delicious electrolyte-rich flavored protein water drink, infused with 10g whey protein and B vitamins to help give your body the recovery, strength and hydration it needs with ​no sugar.  Available in four delicious, fruit-forward flavors, Berry Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Blueberry Pomegranate and Orange Mango, PWR LIFT was built to help you refuel the right way.

Cover art by Pablo de la Fuente on Unsplash

 

 

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Jennifer Lopez Makes Summer Epic with Delola

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Delola has officially made ready-to-enjoy cocktails sips for the best summer ever!

Founded by Jennifer Lopez, the expansion of THE HOUSE OF DELOLA showcases a new Light Margarita Cocktail that will blow you away. Every sip in this collection sparkles with delicious joy!

Delola’s master mixologist, Lynnette Marrero, collaborated with Jennifer to craft the new Light Margarita, alongside the three original expressions, Vodka-based Bella Berry Cocktail, Tequila-based Paloma Rosa Cocktail, and Amaro-based L’Orange Spritz.

Delola Light Margarita is a lower in calorie twist on the classic Margarita cocktail, crafted with premium tequila and triple citrus. Delola as an easy, natural, lower calorie option for those who enjoy full-flavored cocktails. Delola Light Margarita is only 125 calories per serving and was recently awarded the coveted Gold Medal at the San Francisco Ready To Drink Competition.

“By introducing Delola to the world, we wanted to provide world-class cocktails without all of the calories and effort. The Delola Light Margarita is fresh and delicious with premium tequila and triple citrus notes. I think it’s the perfect ready-to-enjoy version of the most popular cocktail,” stated Lopez.

 

“The launch of Delola Light Margarita follows all the positive feedback we’ve received for our three initial cocktails. People today are more aware of the quality and ingredients in their drinks, and the fact that we’ve crafted mixology-level cocktails using natural ingredients is clearly resonating with consumers,” Lynnette reflected.

Delola Light Margarita is sold in a uniquely embossed glass bottle and will be available in 750ml  and 375ml sizes. Like all Delola Cocktails, is available in grocery and fine wine and spirit retailers, restaurants, and hotels nationally.

For more info on how to make you summer sparkle visit HERE.

 

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