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Winners Announced in the  2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York
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Winners Announced in the 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York

  The 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards have been announced. The Restaurant Spotlight Awards showcase and recognize those in the restaurant industry that serve the highest quality food, place their patrons first, and use innovative approaches to continually deliver the best customer service. The awards were open to any restaurant in New York State, including bars, food […]

De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules
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De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all New York City chain food retailers offering prepared foods, or “restaurant-type foods,” will be required to post calorie counts on menu boards. In addition, chain restaurants and retailers will be required to have full nutritional information – not just calories – for standard menu items available on site, […]

93% of Restaurants Earn An "A" Letter Grade as Violations Plummet
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93% of Restaurants Earn An “A” Letter Grade as Violations Plummet

The NYC Health Department has announced that restaurant letter grading has improved food safety in New York City as more restaurants than ever before are earning an “A” grade at the beginning of their inspection cycle. Greater compliance with food safety standards has coincided with a marked decrease in reported salmonella infections, which often result from […]

BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience, Friday May 5th at Gustavino's
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BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience, Friday May 5th at Gustavino’s

BCAGlobal’s Global Food & Wine Experience is a much-anticipated culinary, wine, and spirit event. The marquee celebration, dedicated to creating a learning and networking experience, is the only major food and wine event in the nation specifically honoring diversity. This gathering of the largest businesses representing the foodservice industry will take place in a timely […]

“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year
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“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year

Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, New York City’s wildest beer festival – “Brew at the Zoo” – is returning for an encore on Friday, June 16. Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting event will feature more than 40 craft breweries serving more than 100 variations of ales, […]

Winery Unveils Wines to be Poured at 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS® Ceremony & Governors Ball
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Winery Unveils Wines to be Poured at 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS® Ceremony & Governors Ball

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled two limited edition wines featuring commemorative labels that will be poured exclusively at this year’s 89th annual Academy Awards® and Governors Ball. An extension of the winery’s prestigious Director’s Cut collection, the two “Cinema Premiere 89thEdition” wines include a robust 2013 red wine blend as well as an exceptional 2015 Russian […]

Enjoy the Height of Fine Southern Italian Dining At New York’s Iconic The Leopard at des Artistes
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Enjoy the Height of Fine Southern Italian Dining At New York’s Iconic The Leopard at des Artistes

Everyday dishes done with respect to Southern Italian cultural traditions, absolute quality of ingredients, hospitality and outstanding service – that is the formula of New Yorkers favorite fine Italian dining destination: The Leopard at des Artistes. This Upper West Side hot spot, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, […]

Machiavelli Features an Authentic Northern Italian Experience on the Upper West Side
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Machiavelli Features an Authentic Northern Italian Experience on the Upper West Side

Machiavelli is a restaurant that transports you from the bustling streets of New York City to Florence, Italy. It is a vision of owner Nathalie De La Fontaine, whose passion and inspiration derive from the extensive time she spent immersing herself in Northern Italy throughout the years, and her combined experience as manager and owner […]

NYC Restaurant Week ®  Winter Reservations Now Open
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NYC Restaurant Week ® Winter Reservations Now Open

Reservations are now open for NYC Restaurant Week® winter 2017, taking place January 23 through February 10, 2017. New Yorkers and visitors are encouraged to book now to receive great deals at more than 375 participating restaurants in 41 neighborhoods across the City. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $29 and three-course prix-fixe dinners […]

Holiday Cocktails
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Holiday Cocktails

As you prepare for this month’s busy stretch of holiday entertaining, Cruzan Rum, Knob Creek Bourbon, EFFEN Vodka, Canadian Club and Laphroaig are here to help make your cocktail menu a little more festive this season. Each cocktail has a unique flavor reminiscent of the winter holidays, whether you’re preparing for a Christmas Day brunch, […]

Holiday Time with Bantam Bagels!
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Holiday Time with Bantam Bagels!

Bantam Bagels just launched all their holiday flavors available exclusively at their Bleecker Street store in the West Village (283 Bleecker Street).   While originated in NYC you can now find Bantam Bagels nationwide at more than 7,700 Starbucks locations and in the frozen section of your local grocer. The bites make for a wonderful Christmas morning treat! Apple […]

CÎROC Mango Giftset
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CÎROC Mango Giftset

This holiday season, the Makers of CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka partner with Snapchat sensation, business mogul and recording artist DJ Khaled to launch a limited edition CÎROC Mango gift set. Shoppers that purchase a bottle of CÎROC Mango on ReserveBar.com receive an exclusive package which includes a copy of DJ Khaled’s first book, The Keys. […]

NYC Whole Foods Market Will Feature Wines from South Africa, Brazil & Chocolates from Ghana
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NYC Whole Foods Market Will Feature Wines from South Africa, Brazil & Chocolates from Ghana

Whole Foods Market will bring the taste of South Africa, Brazil and Ghana to its Upper West Side location. For 72 hours, the grocery store and adjacent wine shop will feature delicious wines and chocolates direct from the regions. This cultural presentation will offer wine tasting and pairing by Heritage Link Brands, an African-American owned […]

IHOP Offers Free Pancakes to Veterans and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day!
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IHOP Offers Free Pancakes to Veterans and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day!

This Veterans Day, IHOP® Restaurants nationwide will again pay tribute to the more than 23 million men and women who have retired from or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering a complimentary stack of patriotic Red, White & Blue Pancakes*. On Friday, November 11 Veterans and Active Duty Military can enjoy […]

Bronx Zoo to Host First Ever “Brew at the Zoo” 10/29
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Bronx Zoo to Host First Ever “Brew at the Zoo” 10/29

  Halloween is not just for kids, and the Bronx Zoo’s animals are not the only “wild life” to be found this season in the Bronx. On Saturday, October 29, the Bronx Zoo will host its first ever “Brew at the Zoo” beer tasting. From 7 to 11pm the craft beer tasting event will feature […]