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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If you have never attended a Brooklyn Circus event, I have no clue what you’ve been doing with your life but you will have the opportunity to redeem yourself very soon.
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So with the EXTREME success of the hit show True Blood, HBO has decided to release the drink from the show as a real product. The blood-orange flavored soda, described as slightly tart and subtly carbonated is going for $96.00 for a 24 pack — 4 bucks a bottle. Is it worth it? On the real, I’d at least taste it. I think I’m gonna cop some for M&N’s first annual Halloween party. Purchase yours here.
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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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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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Clearly I am a BKC advocate and supporter because they have reserved a permanent spot in my mind and on the site. I spend a lot of time in their Brooklyn location and lately I’ve been in there more often than usual so its only right that I write. Right? Right. For those who don’t know me, my varsity jacket game is on point these days. And this is a fairly recent occurrence because great brands, such as BKC, keep putting out great varsity jackets that just force me to purchase them. Hence why I’m heading to the Brooklyn Circus shortly to pick up another jacket. Or two. Probably either the BKC X Sabit black varsity or the BKC denim varsity jacket. Both pieces are amazing and I don’t think my life would be complete without at least one of ‘em. But what I really need to pick up is the brand new “Changing of the Guards” style book. The creators describe the book as beingÂ “a 128 page leather-bound visual collection of photography, art, design and history that have created and inspired the Brooklyn Circus Journey”. Yep. A Brooklyn Circus Coffee table book!! Consider it purchased. Stop by the shop and just enjoy the vibe and do some Spring shopping. If you’re in NYC this Thursday, join the BKC crew for the official release party of “Changing of the Guards” at Deity lounge in Brooklyn. Click here for more info or just read the poster below! The Brooklyn Circus Experience IS and will forever be everything!!!
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Looking for something that is beyond awesomeÂ to do in NYC tonight folks? Well the answer to your prayers will lead you right to Tamboril in Brooklyn. I know you’re wondering why tonight is so special at Tamboril and I’ve got the answer to that as well. The Minority Report & The Breakfast Club present to you, The Homecoming: Celebrating Personal Style and Fashion. This means that if you’re going to attend, it would be best that you’re as sharp as a tack. Beautiful people will be in the building so please come out and join us!!
Fri. April 24th
“the Homecoming”-Celebrating Personal Style & Fashion
Tamboril -527 Myrtle Ave. near Grand St.
Music by the Ahficionados along w/ special guest DJ Goldfinger
Dress to impress (others and yourself) be very style conscience!
Drink specials all night
Ladies FREE, Guys $5 w/ female guest, $10 w/out
Sponored by Uptown Magazine
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It’s Saturday, the day of the week that a lot people look forward to the most. Some people take use it to recuperate from days of hard work preceding. Some of you may take this day to do things like shop or go on a date. But may I make a suggestion? Enjoy the nightlife and party hard!!! Not so hard that you don’t feel well the next morning. But party hard enough for there to be pictures of you in a nice outfit circulating party sites and facebook albums. At least party hard enough to want to do the same thing again next Saturday. In the beautiful city of New York, there are a few things going on tonight that I strongly suggest you get in to.
The Brooklyn Museum hosts one of the best events in the city on the first Saturday of almost every month. Target’s First Saturdays at the BK Museum allows you to get up close and personal with different artists and their crafts, offering different speeches and classes you can attend from 5pm-9pm. After 9pm is when the dance party goes down. Yes I said it. A dance party in the museum. Check out the official site for more info.
After you get your fill of the artsy crowd at the Brooklyn Museum, you can follow the more soulful of the bunch to a Minority Report hosted after party at a nice little spot in Brooklyn called Autour De Monde. For more info, check here.
If you don’t want to stay in Brooklyn, I’ve got the perfect place for you to go. My good friend Selena invited me to a party at Hiro which is located inside the Maritime Hotel located at 363 W16th St. right off of 9th Ave. in the meatpacking district. It will be going on from 10pm to about 5am so bring your dancing shoes . If you’ve ever been to the meatpacking district, you know that any party you’re invited to over there should not be missed. It’s an upscale crowd and an opportunity for you to put on Sunday’s best…ON SATURDAY NIGHT!!! But you’ll get to party through Sunday morning so it all works out. Contact me to get on the guest list or you can email the beautiful Selena at email@example.com…Make sure you check out the video on what you’re Saturday night should look like. M&N boys in the building!!!!
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Feelin a little sick? Or bored?, lol. Whip up some of this cure and you’ll be all good to go. Apparently it’s the warm lemon that’ll break up any congestion, but the bourbon and honey combined add the perfect touch.
Here’s the recipe:
Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups
2 ounces bourbon whisky
1/2 lemon, juiced (about 2 ounces)
2-4 ounces water (optional)
1 tablespoon honey
Mix the bourbon, lemon juice, and water (if using) in a tumbler or mug and heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds. (You can also do this on the stovetop in a little saucepan.) Take out and add the honey. Whisk to combine, then microwave for another 45 seconds.
I’d say whip two of these, relax and sip with and movie and a “boo”, and call it a great night!
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What’s up beautiful people!? I’ve been slacking with the posts, I know. But it was for a good cause! I’ve been out on the town searching for content to bring to you right here. And I’ve got plenty. As you should now know, it’s my Spring break and I’ve been spending it in the Big Apple, NYC. My vacation is quickly coming to a close but I don’t regret not hopping on a plane to a hotter climate because this city has been good to me all week.
1: This week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Lil Wayne and T-Pain concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. I’ve been to a few concerts in my day and this was a pretty good show. T-Pain is a dancing machine. But he can actually dance so his energy was not wasted. Lil Wayne was his usual energetic self. He performed everything from his mix tapes to his latest album, Carter 3. And he seems to take that “Fireman” thing pretty seriously. Dude had a flamethrower!!! Overall this was a great show. It was very personal because they talked to audience a lot and cracked jokes throughout. My only beef was that he brought out Drake to perform the chorus to Mrs. Officer…And that was it…No freestyles or anything…SMH!
2: Every time I come back to NYC, Union Square Park is one of the first stops I make. I love that place and if you’ve ever been than you probably do too. It’s one of the prime examples of a melting pot in this city and there is always something going on down there. You can usually find artists down there selling their work and I happened to meet a great photographer one afternoon. Bryan Close has brought gallery quality work to the streets. Check him out and support this man because he’s in Union Square all week working hard.
3: March Madness is heating up on a daily basis. This post is actually taking me longer than it should because the USC vs. Michigan St. game is going down to the wire. These games have taken up quite a bit of my time but have been well worth it. I hope you’ve been following some of the most exciting games in NCAA history and watching these rivalries in the making.
4: Speaking of March Madness and Union Square, I was actually watching some of the NCAA March Madness coverage at a bar down there the other night. Reservoir Bar & Grill is a cool spot located right up the block from the Rugby store. The drinks are pretty tasty and the wings were awesome. I can’t vouch for the other food because I was just craving hot wings that night but the spot is worth checking out for yourself. They play a good selection of music and have 30 cent wings on some nights so grab some friends and I’ll see you there!
5: I spend a lot more time in Union Square than I realized! On Friday night, I attended the birthday party of Kerry “OverFab” Coddett. I’m not going in depth about it just yet because she deserves her own post. But the party was in a cool club called Pressure. It’s pretty secretive because its on the 5th floor of the bowling alley Bowlmor Lanes, but a great location regardless. I’m not sure how often they have parties there but if you like to drink and/or bowl check it out sometime.
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