Because it’s Restaurant Week in NYC!!! Well, in all actuality, it isn’t really a week. The city wide extravaganza for all us “foodies” starts tomorrow, January 25th, and ends on February 7th. But wait, there’s more.
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This past sunday, the fam took me to brunch for my birthday. My mother decided to take a chance at a place we’d never been called Cheryl’s Global Soul and we were throughly satisfied. The crowd alone was a testament to how popular this place is and it was no surprise why. The food tastes great and everything is fresh made from scratch.The prix fixe brunch menu had a variety of breakfast items that you’d expect but all with a twist. I had the poached eggs over salmon hash, which was amazing. Other table favorites were a Lox and scallion scrambled served with home fries and a fresh spinach and mushroom omelet. I devoured the food so fast I didn’t even have a chance to photograph any of it, lol. Plus, of course mimosa’s and bloody mary’s were on deck. We sat in the backyard seating area which was great since it was such a nice day. I think the part I liked the most is that you get seated by Cheryl herself, which keeps it personal and neighborhood eatery like. Kudos to this spot, another great reason to not have to travel into manhattan. It’s located at 236 Underhill right off eastern parkway, a 2 sec walk from The Brooklyn Museum.
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Although I wanted to fully experience restaurant week and try an array of venues, scenes and tastes, I only ended up going to one place, but I loved it. Me and my homegirl Jamila went to ‘The PostHouse’ located at 28 E 63rd St between Park and Madison. We had a reservation so we got a table rather quickly but the place was pretty packed. Since it was my first time there I wasn’t sure whether the crowd was because it was Friday, because it was restaurant week or whether that was the normal scene. Either way, as with all venues that participate in restaurant week there was a prix-fix menu that included an appetizer, entree, and dessert for a set price. For an appetizer I had the ‘Tuna Tartar’ which was delicious. I had never had it before but it reminded me of sushi in that the tuna was served raw, over fresh avocado. It came over ice and had a vinaigrette of some sort which brought out the flavor more. For my entree I had the rack of lamb, medium well, that came with sauteed spinach. It was seasoned nicely and cooked to perfection. I had the cheesecake for dessert which was pretty standard. All in all I had a great time and would probably go back, they also had a pretty robust wine menu. The prices were somewhat more than what I’d pay for an average night out, but it seemed like a nice place for a special occasion or a special person.
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I don’t know about you, but I was practically going through Summer BBQ withdrawal prior to Independence Day weekend!! I hadn’t heard of any going on so I took it upon myself to have one at my house out in Springfield Gardens, Queens on July 5th.Â It was a relatively small gathering but the food was great (the delicious food in the photo was thanks to me) and the drinks were flowing (also thanks to me). Chef Nicky Famous was in full effect that day and I was commended for my hard work on everything from Italian sausage to the grilled corn. Stay tuned for an M&N BBQ as well as other events before the summer is over!!! And for those of you thinking of holding your ownÂ outdoor social gatherings this summer, check out Real Simple Magazine’s 30 tips for making it a huge success!!
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Dining out is a major industry in almost any big city. Saving money on dining out is even more major! Make sure you participate in the summer NYC restaurant week starting on July 12 and get some great food for less. It’s a good time to taste a type of food you’ve never eaten or visit a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. Hit the NYC Restaurant Week site for a list of participating restaurants.
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If you don’t have any solidified warm weather hang out spots, consider this a favor. Habana Outpost, located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, is one of the best places to beÂ when the sun is shining and the temperature is above 70 degrees. Between the networking opportunities with the people that frequent it, the food, and the refreshing frozen drinks, this is the best place to start your day in my humble opinion. They host tons of events during the Spring and Summer months and they had KRS One perforat their block party recently! And if that wasn’t enough, they also open up their establishment as a market place on Saturdays for vendors to come and sell their goods. You can find anything from artwork to clothing. Not to mention you can find me in there talking to as many beautiful ladies as my mind can manage! Come through to mix and mingle and buy me a mojito. Check out the pics from my recent Habana Outpost visits. You’re welcome!!!
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If you have yet to witness a Brooklyn Circus Party, you are missing out on one of the most rewarding social experiences ever!!! I have yet to post pictures from their “Changing of the Guards” book release party I recently attended but I’m on it. They’ll be up by tomorrow. That way, you’ll have some incentive to make your way to San Francisco on June 11th to party with BKc SF and Ryan Leslie live at Yoshi’s Lounge and Jazz Club!! I’m in NYC but I may have to book a flight asap!!! Click here for more info.
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Hello beautiful people!! I know I know. My posting has been a little inconsistent as of late. But there is a perfectly good reason for it. I’ve been traveling the world with Jay-Z and Beyonce as their personal photographer!!! No not really.I’ve actually just been in NYC introducing myself to new places, people, and things so that I would have plenty of things to blog about. In a nutshell, I took a vacation in my own city. I’ll be taking a few more vacations now that school is over, but I’ll do better with posting. I promise!! AND, as you can see, Matt and I are now on Twitter and we’ll use it to keep you all abreast of our interesting motions when actual posts are not an immediate option. Now on to the good stuff. This list is a bit longer than others because I’ve got so much catching up to do, but I promise you’ll enjoy it!!
1: Lauren London in Complex Magazine. This girl went from New-New to pretty much everywhere. She’s gorgeous and I’m going to take her out for dinner sometime in the near future. Watch me!!!
2: LateBoots is one of the best blogs running right now. They give me my daily dose of gossip, fashion, and its always fun following Sham and Marquis around while they live it up.
3:Â Ida Ljungqvist is the 2009 Playboy Playmate of the year. She’s definitely worthy of the award but she made history, being the 50th Playmate of the Year and the first to have been born in Africa!! She’ll be on my arm the day after I take Lauren London out.
4: J.Crew has free shipping for their children’s line, Crewcuts, now through May 31st!!! My beautiful children, Avery and Brook-lynn, will be celebrating their 2nd birthday on May 11th so this promotion couldn’t have come at a better time. If there are any little ones in your life, you know where to shop!!
5: Rick Ross is the man. His beard is perfect, his money is right, and his newest album, Deeper Than Rap is an instant classic. He bounced back like a round ball from his beef with industry bully, 50 Cent. Kudos Ross.
6: Sea is one of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. They now have a location in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan! I went for brunch the other day. Gotta love that Siamese fried rice.
7: Graphic tee-shirts are going to be a large part of my wardrobe this summer. I’ve already acquired a few from Brooklyn Circus but it’s only right that I explore other brands as well. I’ve got my eye on this 10 Deep tee with a graphic of Karl Lagerfeld on it!!
8: Converse Japan is so consistent with their footwear, it’s beginning to hurt my heart. Why does Japan get all the cool patterns and materials? Converse USA does well, but Japan is winning right now. Sigh. Guess I’ll see you all when I return from Japan.
9: It’s swimsuit time for V Magazine. And they blessed us all with more than one issue for the month. 6 issues with a different beautiful woman on each cover!!!Â It’s a recession but I’ve gotta have em all!!!
10: The second colorway of Nike Air Yeezy’s was released last Saturday. I haven’t gotten my hands on any pairs but these are too smooth for me to not say anything at all about them. Ye!! Wassup with my pair man?!! You’re gonna come running when the Air Nicky’s drop!!
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