The Abbey

The Abbey’s most recent 4,000 square-foot expansion (the fifth in 12 years), included the addition of a brand new bar and lounge, now dubbed the Effen Smooth Bar, bringing its total size to approximately 16,000 square feet. Both AOL CityGuide and Zagat Survey rank The Abbey as THE hot spot in L.A. Such popularity and critical acclaim are a testament to Cooley’s drive and entrepreneurial spirit.

Osteria La Buca

Osteria la Buca is located on Melrose Ave, two blocks East of Paramount Studios on the outskirts of Hollywood. We celebrate the gift that is Southern California produce and grass roots Italian cooking. We have a focused list of Italian and California wines and offer a full bar specializing in boutique spirits from around the world. We represent handmade, whole beast, long braise, and farm fresh traditions. We welcome all to gather around our tables.

La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits (or Rancho La Brea Tar Pits) are a cluster of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed, in the urban heart of Los Angeles. Asphaltum or tar (brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with water. Over many centuries, animals that came to drink the water fell in, sank in the tar, and were preserved as bones. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits are now a registered National Natural Landmark.

Tar pits form when crude oil seeps to the surface through fissures in the Earth’s crust; the light fraction of the oil evaporates, leaving behind the heavy tar, or asphalt, in sticky pools. Tar from the La Brea tar pits was used for thousands of years by local native Americans, as a glue and as waterproof caulking for baskets and canoes. After the arrival of Westerners, the tar from these pits was mined and used for roofing by the inhabitants of the nearby town of Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles.

Lola’s Coastal Mexican

Named one of the top five establishments to drink tequila in America by Food and Wine Magazine, LoLa has also become one of Denver’s most acclaimed dining destinations, serving cuisine inspired by Mexico’s coastal regions. 5280 Magazine’s Chef of the Year and LoLa owner, Jamey Fader, mixes up Denver’s best regional Mexican cuisine with his ever changing, seasonally inspired menus.

LoLa now occupies what was the original home to the Ollinger Mortuary and the 1926 winter resting place of Wild Bill Cody in what is now our downstairs tequila bar, BeLoLa. With over 150 selections of tequila Lola has a sleek and sexy space that is conducive to an evening of serious study with Mixologist Jimmy Zanon. Denver’s very best brunch starts early and ends late with live music on Sundays.

Black America West Museum

While famous for telling the story of Black cowboys, they are broader than this with interests in the stories of all those early Blacks who came west and performed as miners, soldiers, homesteaders, ranchers, blacksmiths, schoolteachers, lawmen, and every other profession needed to build up the West. In fact, the Museum itself is in the home of Dr. Justina Ford, Colorado’s first Black woman doctor!

The Museum is broken into many diverse exhibits such as our homestead exhibit. There is an exhibit primarily dedicated to the town of Dearfield, Colorado. Dearfield was a Black pioneer town founded by O.T. Jackson in 1910 just east of Greeley, Colorado. It was a bustling town of approximately 500 residents founded on the principles of Booker T. Washington. It was successful until the 1930s when depression, drought and dust storms forced most of the residents back to the cities. In the early 1940s, the town dwindled to about a dozen full time residents and finally ended shortly thereafter. The town is now a ghost town and the Museum owns many of the city lots. Click here for more information.

Red O

A collaborative effort between Mike Dobson and Rick Teasta of Ma’Kai Lounge and Mexican maestro chef Rick Bayless. From top dishes representative of classic Mexican flavors, Pollo en Mole Poblano – grilled chicken, mole poblano, black beans, watercress salad — to the Carne Asada Brava – green chile-marinated Creekstone Natural ribeye, roasty salsa huevona, sweet corn tamales and grilled knob onions, the food here is amazing. The atmosphere is outstanding. Elegant, and modern, not over the top but enough to make you notice. Nothing is sparred here at Red O.

Mountaintop Premiere

The Mountaintop takes place in 1968 and is a thrilling, eye-opening look back at events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Following Dr. King’s most famous and memorable speech, he retreats back to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What follows are the final moments of Dr. King’s life.

This play will have you holding your breath, just as much as Dr. King held on to hope, for a better world.

Georgia Dome

Atlanta’s Georgia Dome is a familiar name to sports fans. Not only is the Georgia Dome the home stadium for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons football team, the Georgia Dome has hosted some of the sporting world’s most exciting athletic events since opening in 1992.

The roster of Georgia Dome sporting events features the 1996 Olympic Games (basketball and gymnastics), the Super Bowl (1994 and 2000), professional wrestling and bull riding and the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball Tournament, which was here in 2007 as well. Annual events held at the Atlanta Georgia Dome include the SEC Football Championship, the Atlanta Football Classic, Honda’s Battle of the Bands and the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

In addition to being a world-class sports arena, the Georgia Dome has been the setting for concerts by such artists as the Rolling Stones and the Backstreet Boys. Atlanta’s Georgia Dome has also hosted religious gatherings with Billy Graham and T.D. Jakes.

The Georgia Dome’s illustrious résumé is matched only by its vital statistics. Atlanta’s Georgia Dome covers 8.9 acres, stands as tall as a 27-story building and is the world’s largest cable-supported domed stadium. Its athletic field measures 102,000 square feet. Seating at the Georgia Dome totals 71,250 permanent seats, with 203 executive suites, 4,600 club suites and a penthouse suite.

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Living a Green Life at the US Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. With clear glass domes, transparent greenhouse infrastructures, and beautiful, lively gardens, this Botanic Garden reminds visitors of the importance of plants to the human race and to the earth’s fragile ecosystem.

Not only presenting an eclectic array of plants from all corners of the world, the Garden highlights their aesthetical, cultural, economic, and ecological significance through exhibits and guides.

Maintaining over 26,000 types of plants, the USBG has committed itself to provide the public a place of scenic beauty and a chance to peruse an extensive collection of exotic flowers, herbs, cacti, and more.

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante: That’s Italian!

The name is kind of long but oh so Italian — Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante on Miami Beach in the quaint area around Purdy Avenue. It’s becoming a hotbed of restaurants over here and no wonder, away a bit from the crowded South Beach scene which makes it a locals scene.

This gorgeous restaurant with pretty wooden tables and chairs, oversized tiles for flooring and an inviting bar that makes a great spot to eat too puts the wine front and center. The Italian wines are proudly displayed and elegantly lit in a bookcase looking case.

And if choosing between antipasti, soup, salad, entree, panini, pasta or any other of their wide selection perhaps the Tasting Menu is the best bet. For $65 there are plenty of seafood or landlubber selections along with a cheeseboard and dessert selection. It’s true Italian fare and because wine is so important here, they’re happy to offer diners a taste before purchasing. Very classy.

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante is located at 1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL 305-531-2228,


The products sold at Kidrobot are the centerpieces of a global movement that exemplifies the cutting edge of both pop art and mass culture. Many Kidrobot toys, such as Dunny, MUNNY, and Frank Kozik’s Labbits and Mongers, attract huge followings. Artists that work with Kidrobot have gained celebrity status-these include USA artists Frank Kozik, Tim Biskup, Huck Gee, Joe Ledbetter, Tristan Eaton, Paul Budnitz, and Tara McPherson; the German design collective eBoy; Japan’s Devilrobots & Mad Barbarians; French street artists Tilt & Mist; the UK’s TADO and ilovedust; Australia’s Nathan Jurevicius; Argentina’s DOMA; and many, many others.

Kidrobot also regularly collaborates with many of the world’s top brands to create unique limited editions products. Past collaborations include Marc Jacobs, Visionaire Magazine, Barneys New York, The Standard Hotels, Playboy, Burton, Nike, Lacoste, Nooka, Matt Groening & more.

A blend of sculpture and popular art, many of Kidrobot’s exclusive toys are extremely rare and collectible. Artists often create a series of only a few hundred to a few thousand pieces, so once a toy is sold out, it’s sold out forever. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA) acquired 13 Kidrobot toys in late 2007, adding these iconic pieces to the museum’s collection.

In 2006, Kidrobot launched its exclusive apparel line. Vibrant, distinctive, and produced in limited runs, Kidrobot apparel draws from the company’s unique pop art aesthetic.

The Wrecking Bar Brew Pub

As a 20th-century Victorian-style home, a Methodist Protestant church, a dance school and most recently as the Wrecking Bar architectural antiques store, the journey to bring you an ever-changing selection of specialty beers brewed on site and craft pub food has been defined by fond memories made by notable Atlanta families. On June 19, 2011, Bob and Kristine Sandage began a new legacy, as the basement of the charismatic Victor H. Kriegshaber House was christened as the Wrecking Bar Brewpub!

Vowing to boldly go where no other brewpub has gone before, the Sandages warmly open their doors, inviting the neighborhood to enjoy this artisanal gathering spot for the community that took the support of a community to build.

The brew pub is located at 292 Moreland Ave. NE
Atlanta GA. Click here for more information.

Georgia World Congress Center

Welcome to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority — which includes the 3.9 million square foot convention center, the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park — ranks among the top five largest convention destinations in the country as well as one of the best sports and entertainment campuses in the world.

The State of Georgia established the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to develop and operate the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, and related facilities.

These facilities exist for the primary purpose of promoting and facilitating events and activities that generate economic benefits to the citizens of the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta as well as enhance the quality of life for every Georgian.

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Strip Restaurant

Strip Steaks and Sushi is located at Atlantic Station. Strip is Atlanta’s place to be when you are craving both style and substance. This multilevel steak house with lively bars and patios on each level takes on a new meaning in the world of steak houses. Strip allows diners the option of enjoying a great steak in a super hip environment. The in-house DJ plays the hottest tunes nightly; guests are welcome to step out on to the dance area at any time. Also enjoy the open air rooftop deck on level 3. Meet your friends after work at STRIP to see and be seen at Atlanta’s hottest place to MEAT, DRINK and EAT!

Philips Arena

Philips Arena opened in downtown Atlanta in 1999 and is considered one of the best dual-sport, multi-purpose facilities in the world where sports fans and music-lovers alike can enjoy major-league entertainment.

Home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, Philips Arena brings the excitement of major league basketball to Atlanta, and hosts close to 2 million fans and 200 events annually. Philips Arena was ranked the #1 concert and events venue in the United States by Pollstar magazine in July 2009, and is consistently ranked among the world’s top arenas based on attendance.

Philips Arena hosts some of the top musical acts and performers in the world today. Entertainers who have appeared at Atlanta’s Philips Arena include Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Aerosmith, Kenny Chesney, Josh Groban, Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Atlanta, GA’s Philips Arena also showcases the Harlem Globetrotters, Disney On Ice and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus every year.

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Havana Club

The new Havana Club location pays tribute to its forefather, but also offers amenities and an unparalleled design that guests are bound to remember. The venue boasts 15,000 square feet of warm, rich decadence and with three distinct rooms, each complete with its own unique ambiance. Let the smooth music of Stage, uplifting energy of Studio and creative ingenuity of Gallery carry you away on an exotic escape to Havana.

The Havana Club has been a fixture on the Buckhead nightlife scene since it’s opening in March of 1996. Founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, The Havana Club has garnered a steady following and remained an influence on Buckhead Ave. in Buckhead until it’s closing in late August 2007 for the Streets of Buckhead project. The revamped Havana Club reopened to the public in December 2009.

The new, 15,000 square-ft venue boasts a custom-designed lighting and sound system, satellite television throughout, cedar-wood humidor stocking rare and exotic cigars, and on-site parking. Recommended by the Buckhead Coalition for three consecutive years: 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Dress Code:

No white t-shirts, No tennis shoes, No flip-flops, No work boots, No athletic gear, No excessively baggy clothing, No baseball caps, No shorts, No Polos,

Hours of Operation:

8:30pm to 3:00am

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Legal Seafood

See fish. Eat fish. Legal Sea Foods is located in downtown Atlanta’s Hilton Garden Inn, across from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Our two-story restaurant is double the fun for Atlantans who love seafood.

The buzz-worthy Oyster Bar is our street level lounge. Its close proximity to the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena makes it a popular lure on game days. Our second floor dining room features panoramic windows overlooking Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta’s skyline, a balcony with outdoor seating and a wine room for semi-private parties. Guests can make waves in our Oyster Bar or restaurant or even in the two additional on-premise private dining spaces we utilize. 19 signature cocktails, 28 wines by the glass and countless varieties of fresh fish and shellfish will get you hooked.

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Georgia Grille

Drawing inspiration from the famous Southwestern painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Georgia Grille intermingles the flavors of the Southwest with the hospitality of the South.

For over 17 years, Karen Hilliard and her staff have been serving her unique interpretation of Southwestern fare in a casual, kicked-back style.

From the aroma of her famous Lobster Enchiladas, to the old wormwood bar where top shelf margaritas and a thoughtful wine selection are poured, to the signature Coca Cola cooler, you know exactly where you are when you step into the Georgia Grille, and you can’t help but smile… and stay awhile.

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McNally Jackson Books

McNally Jackson is an independent bookstore in New York City. They aspire to be the center of Manhattan’s literary culture: Witness their events, their two floors of books, their engaged staff. Not to mention their bustling café, because what, after all, is reading without coffee? Yes, they arrange our literature by nation, but they’ll be glad to help if you find yourself lost amongst the Europeans.

In 2010, you can’t be the center of any kind of culture without being online. Whatever your bookish preference—e- or otherwise—you can now shop McNally Jackson from home. Start searching at the top of your screen, or have a look at what they recommend. They deliver throughout Manhattan and will happily ship anywhere in the country.

Animal Kingdom

Not too far from Philly!

Animal Kingdom boasts one of the most extensive wild animal collections in New Jersey. Many of their animals are endangered species, which is why the zoo is so important. Their mission is to educate visitors about the importance of preserving the environment and, as a result, the animals that live there. Animal Kingdom’s large collection of animals, some free roaming and others caged, have traveled from six continents to make their home at Animal Kingdom.

Unparalleled Primate Collection

Animal Kingdom boasts one of the largest collections of primates in the United States. Among their honored guests, they have the Mandrill Baboon with its stunning blue face, exotic Japanese Snow Macaques, three species of lemurs and fifteen other species of primates.

Giraffes in New Jersey

At Animal Kingdom, they have several giraffes, many of which are babies born right there in New Jersey.

Tapir Fun

Animal Kingdom has Tapirs!. Their Tapirs are from South America and are cousin to the horse.

One hump or two?

…The camels at Animal Kingdom have one! Did you know that the camel’s hump is used to store fat, not water? Camels are from Asia and are at home in the desert. There isn’t any desert here at Animal Kingdom but we give them a large pile of sand in the summer to lay on.

Mooncake Foods

Mooncake Foods is home-cooked Asian comfort food, as interpreted by a food lover who grew up influenced by the yummy foods of his Spanish Brooklyn neighborhood and the addictive cooking of his Chinese Mom. They try to create a new kind of Asian restaurant. Mooncake Foods breaks all traditions – no woks, no unhealthy fryers, no processed meat entrees, and no heavy heart-clogging sauces. What you’ll find on their menu is innovatively grilled, steamed, or roasted plates, salads, and sandwiches.

They use premium quality natural ingredients, organic when possible, and always fresh every day. They work hard and make their dishes from scratch to ensure our quality. For example, they juice their own limes for the base of our sauces, roast their own bell peppers for our sandwiches, make their own chicken stock for the soups, and hand mix and roll every wonton and dumpling.

Andaz Wall Street

Experience Lower Manhattan’s renaissance at Andaz Wall Street from Hyatt. Like every Andaz hotel, Andaz Wall Street provides a kaleidoscope of local culture that offers you a Lower Manhattan hotel stay unlike any other. Every detail and every moment, from our cutting-edge guestrooms to our authentic farm-to-table cuisine, are designed to give you a genuine and intimate New York experience. From the moment you arrive with our refined and relaxed check-in process, everything is unexpected but completely intuitive.

Danny Meyer’s Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Danny Meyer’s newest venture, a cafe for the Whitney called Untitled, takes the coffee shop of the ’60s as its inspiration but manages to incorporate what’s best about most of Meyer’s operations: locally sourced, seasonally fresh fare, prepared by talented hands (Executive Chef Chris Bradley, formerly of Gramercy Tavern) and offered at reasonable prices.

The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch during the week (with both menus offered all day), and for dinner on weekends; we stopped in for a late breakfast on a quiet Tuesday, when the kitchen is open despite the galleries being closed to the public, and started our day with a chocolate egg cream ($5)–chocolate syrup, seltzer, and milk. However, a more traditional start is also available, with coffee from (who else?) Stumptown roasters, or a selection of housemade juices.

The restaurant’s suppliers are proudly listed on a chalkboard over the bar: Milk from Battenkill Creamery in Salem, Oats & Grains from Cayuga Pure Organics in Ithaca, and Apple Pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn–just to name a few. The inspiration may be coffee-shop classics, but the quality results seem anything but.

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10021 (map)


Noche is a tapas staple on the Atlanta scene. Though I wouldn’t say it has the best small plates in town, the price to portion size ratio makes Noche a winner in my book. Most of their plates are a good size, making it easy to get a good deal on dinner, as opposed to some other tapas restaurants where the small $6-$9 plates add up very quickly to a hefty tab.

The Highlands location is cozy and often crowded. The new Vinings outpost is larger, with a big patio to match, and is quickly becoming a popular hot spot. Both locations have a colorful, festive atmosphere and reasonably good service. Other Noche locations are in Johns Creek and Brookhaven.

Noche is the perfect atmosphere for a group gathering and is often a popular destination for casual birthdays or celebrations. The small plate service encourages sharing and conversation. The Highlands location is especially intimate indoors and I’ve always noticed how full of life and laughter the dining room seems to be.

Bonus tip: Monday night all-you-can-eat tapas at Noche Virginia Highlands is one of the best deals in town. For $10 per person, you get about 10 different tapas from a limited menu and once you’ve tried them all, you can keep on ordering your favorites until you’re full! This is a great way to try new items you’d normally not choose for yourself.

Here are the locations:

Brookhaven – 705 Town Blvd NE Atlanta, GA 30319, Phone 404.364.9448
Highlands – 1000 Virginia Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30306, Phone 404.815.9155
Johns Creek – 3719 Old Alabama Rd Johns Creek, GA 30022, Phone 770.777.9555
Vinings – 2850 Paces Ferry Rd SE Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone 770.432.3277

Showplace Icon Movie Theater

Modern design and delectable dining converge with state-of-the-art cinematic technology for a feast of the senses. ShowPlace ICON Theatre is an entirely new technology for a feast of the senses. Relax and have a drink and a bite before, after, or even during the movie.*

*Guest can bring their cocktails and food into the VIP Premium Reserved section and enjoy their fare throughout the movie.

Lincoln Center Tully Hall

Alice Tully Hall is a concert hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Tully Hall is located within the Juilliard Building, a Brutalist structure, which was designed by renowned architect Pietro Belluschi, and completed and opened in 1969. Since its opening, it has hosted numerous performances and events, including the New York Film Festival. Tully Hall seats 1,086 patrons. You can rent this space out for parties, events, or just go there to have a fantastic lunch!


These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s “laboratory”. The pastry chefs measure out very precisely the required amounts of almonds, eggs and sugar, before adding one final ingredient, a pinch of unique “know-how”, essential to the making of such a delicacy. Once cooked and filled, the macaroons are put to one side for 2 days before going on sale, the time it takes to achieve a perfect balance between texture and flavour.

With each new season, Ladurée pays tribute to its most famous creation by creating a new flavour.
The existing range of macarons is always the starting point when a new one is created, as the variety of colours is as important as the range of flavours and a vital part of their appeal.

Edit Boutique NYC

Edit co-founder and creative director Alissa Emerson has spent two decades in fashion retail. For sixteen years she owned and managed TuesdaysChild, her multi-brand boutique in Scarsdale, New York, where she carried the Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Derek Lam–as well as Alexander Wang’s debut collection. Although she’s blessed with an eye for young talent, Alissa’s insistence on refinement and quality over flash-in-the-pan trendiness has earned her a loyal clientele. With the birth of her daughter, Annabelle, she recently became a first-time mother.

Edit co-founder and head of operations Valerie Feigen grew up on New York’s Upper East Side. After graduating from Columbia Law School, she worked for many years as an analyst in the apparel sector for JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers, where she specialized in luxury brands. Now a mother of three and an active member in several New York charities, Valerie has an intimate understanding of the needs of the modern woman.

Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha is a Brazilian born handbag designer. He began his career in the finance field in Sao Paulo before making the transition to designer. Fortunately for Diego, fashion is in his genes. His mother was a pattern-maker so he grew up surounded by colorful clothes, needles and scissors. Watching his mother work not only inspired him but also gave him the necessary background to pursue his dream. He uses many textures and prints which are influenced by his native Brazil, a country known for its extensive wildlife.

Before settling in Chicago in 2005, Diego lived in New York City where he was able to perfect his skills. Although his equipment was unsuitable, he locked himself in his apartment for six months, experimenting with materials and teaching himself the techniques necessary to crystallize his vision. It is this devotion to his craft that shines through in every Diego Rocha design.

Each Diego Rocha design is carefully hand constructed to deliver sophistication and style to any occasion. Diego personally handpicks the raw materials, exclusive patterns and exquisite colors while handcrafting each detail every step of the way. This personal attention to detail and craftsmanship is what makes each handbag unique and a one of a kind piece of art.

Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders is New York City’s only fully dedicated rock climbing gym, and one of the East Coast’s largest. Since opening our doors in September of 2009, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing a fun and challenging climbing experience for people of all ages and experience levels. With 22,000 square feet of climbing surface and a dedicated and skilled setting staff, we can offer both a premium training ground for advanced climbers and a variety of climbs for the total beginner. BKB is proud to offer a variety of training classes for those seeking to increase their rock climbing skills and knowledge, as well as daily yoga classes and a slackline.

The gym is also available for birthday parties and special events. Most importantly, Brooklyn Boulders strives to maintain an open and friendly climbing community. So whether you’re a seasoned 5.13 climber or just found yourself interested in trying something new, come to BKB and find what you’re looking for.

Creatures of Comfort got your style covered!

Creatures of Comfort is the type of store every fashionista will fall in love with. But the store it is not for fashionistas only. In fact, it has a little bit for everybody: from shoes, to clothing, unique accessories, and art. Despite the variety of things they sell the space looks airy, and beautifully organized. They carry a large variety of labels such as Acne, Tom Scott, MM6, and of course the house label, Creatures of Comfort. Most of the labels have designs in minimalistic style with a very modern, urban touch. The store is getting daily shipments of merchandise, so expect to see new things every time you walk in. Creatures of Comfort will make sure you never go out of style.

205 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10012

WestWay – a fun ‘den of sin’

If you take out the professional go-go dancers, and bring in New York’s downtown crowd you get the new West Way. Formerly a gentleman’s club and located just off the West Side Highway, West Way still feels like a little ‘den of sin’. It was strange, but definitely fun to see such a hipster, young and fashionable crowd in this venue with glittery walls, windowless rooms, and 80s remixed music. The place is spacious, with various rooms, disco lights, a huge D.J. boot, gteat beats, and a fantastic energy. Even though it is in the West Village, there is nothing conservative about this place: everyone is there to have fun, and they certainly know how to.

75 Clarkson Street | New York City
(212) 620-0101

Beecher’s – The Cellar

The Cellar – what a discovery! I passed by the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese store in Flatiron District many times, however it took me long time to discover the true gem they were hiding: the little wine bar/ restaurant. In the store, visitors can witness the old art of making cheese and buy the products. However, they also have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine with the delicious cheeses in their very romantic cellar downstairs. The Cellar serves a wide variety of wines, cheeses, meats and charcuterie in a quite unique environment. The candles, the small wooden tables, and the lack of windows make this little venue the perfect place for a date.

Beecher’s – The Cellar
900 Broadway
N 212.466.3340ew York, NY 10003

Frankies Spuntino

The Frankies Spution restaurants – one in Brooklyn and the other one on 17 Clinton Street, no longer need an introduction. They are already well known by many of the Italian cuisine lovers. Fortunately for New Yorkers, Frankies opened a new location in the West Village on 570 Hudson Street. Just like the other two locations, the new venue looks beautiful and welcoming, with a comfortable dinning space, a spacious bar area, and Italian food at its best. Most of their dishes are seasonally-inspired, prepare with simple ingredients but great attention. Nothing looks too pretentious; however, everything is absolutely delicious. Simple but heavenly – that’s how I would describe their food in two words. Any day of the week expect this place to be packed, because who doesn’t love Italian food in such a pleasant environment?

570 Hudson Street. New York, NY. 10014

See and Be Seen at Twist

Twist offers a huge bar area, satay station, tapas menu & pristine sushi & seafood. The dining room seats 300 guests with additional seating for 75 guests on the patio. Twist hosts fun happy hours daily is open late with great food. Thank you! Reservations are guaranteed for inside seating only, patio seating is first come, first serve. Click here for more information.

Tin Lizzie’s Cantina: Good Friends, Cold Margaritas, and Hot Food.

A good, down home Cantina where diners can choose from favorites like the freshly made guacamole, the queso dip and tacos made with everything from barbecue chicken and bacon, lettuce and tomato to fried fish and Philly cheesesteak. Margaritas go perfectly with everything on the menu. The eatery also hosts live music and trivia. Visit the website at .

Tin Lizzy’s is located at:

Buckhead: 3639 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-846-6000
Grant Park: 415 Memorial Dr Atlanta, GA 30312, 404-554-8220
Midtown: 1136 Crescent Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-537-5060
Perimeter: 121 Perimeter Center West Atlanta, GA 30346, 470-514-1050
Emory Point: 1540 Avenue Place Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-537-5355

The Palm Steakhouse: Denver’s Place for Steaks

Diners will find a familiar steakhouse ambience along with the trademark caricatures of local notables and celebrities lining the walls. The food runs to outsize portions of USDA Prime steaks and lobster, cracked table side by your server, along with straightforward salads and sides such as the Half & Half, cottage fries and fried onions. A range of chops, fish (broiled, blackened, sautéed or peppercorn-crusted) and Italian dishes is on hand for those looking for an alternative to the beef. This is all complemented by a standout New York cheesecake and a notable wine list trumpeting familiar labels.

Z Cuisine – A French Bistrot and Parisian Wine Bar in Denver

Set in a quiet neighborhood, this quaint restaurant has a cozy dining room that is great for two or a group. The menu is read aloud and changes daily and consists of high quality local produce and products.
This is a unique and fun place that is a bit off the beaten path. They don’t take reservations so if you have going on a weekend night get there early! There is also a bar right next to the restaurant that has more seating and a separate menu.

Rosa Mexicano Brings Classic Mexican/Southwestern Cuisine to Atlanta

Playing a leading role in defining what was then a “new” cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano’s menu features a range of award-winning, signature dishes such as Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar. it is prepared tableside and served with house made chips and warm corn tortillas.

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