Sunset Salsa: free outdoor salsa dancing fiestas in Manhattan


Sunset Salsa is free Salsa dancing in Manhattan’s hip Meatpacking District. There are free lessons followed by a dance party with New York’s top Latin DJ’s.

The summer fun happens on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm at the 14th Street Park (at 10th Avenue). The party starts on Thursday June 6 and runs through August 29th. Visit for more information.

North End’s Strega is a Celebrity Haven

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Nick Varano, owner of Strega, Nico and Nick Varano’s Famous Deli Restaurants, just might be Boston’s biggest celebrity restaurateur. Some of the celebrities spotted at the North End favorite Strega include none other than Tony Soprano himself (the late James Gandolfini), Robert DeNiro, Paris Hilton, Steven Tyler, The Rock and Justin Timberlake. Diners of all ages flock to this super hot Hanover Street restaurant not only for the lively scene, where Varano claims you will be treated like a celebrity even if you aren’t, but also for the authentic Italian cuisine. There are Italian gangster movies, i.e. The Godfather, running continuously on the numerous TVs set in the wall. House specialties include veal chops stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese and grilled filet mignon with a Remy-Martin sauce. The Buccatini All’ Amatricana (pasta sautéed with pancetta, San Marzano tomato sauce with onions covered with a blend of pecorino and parmigiano cheeses) just might be the best dish on the menu. End the night with a sweet limoncello or a strong cup of cappuccino.

Benvenuto! Discover a modern, rustic Italy in Chicago at Siena Tavern!

Siena Tavern

The Siena Tavern concept was an idea born during a trip to Italy, where there was a little tavern with a good open kitchen and a kind of rustic look that the owners liked. They got that idea in Italy and brought it to Chicago, modernized it a bit, and created a modern-meet-rustic restaurant with a menu of homemade pastas and Neapolitan pizzas baked in a Woodstone oven.

The food is very local with its peak of flavor and freshness.

The restaurant has become a hit in the River North neighborhood. As Chef Fabio Viviani says, “When you see the same people ten times, with all the great selection and great choices around here, in this town, that’s a home run to me.”

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Dallas’ historic Fair Park has been drawing crowds for decades

As the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, Fair Park remains the only original, unaltered, pre-1950’s world’s fair site in the country. The architecture at Fair Park is distinctively Art Deco and home to over seven million visitors a year. The park hosts a slew of festivals and events year-round, including the ever popular Texas State Fair. The Music Hall, The Science Place, the Texas Star Ferris Wheel and the Cotton Bowl all call Fair Park home, in addition to several other museums, exhibit halls, performance venues and gardens. They also offer two historic walking tours of the grounds for those interested in the architecture and history of the park. Visit for more information.

A play on brunch at Tongue & Cheek

The restaurant’s name is certainly a play on words but the owners of Tongue & Cheek aren’t messing around when it comes to brunch. They’re taking it as seriously as any other meal of the day.

Chef Jamie DeRosa got the reigns in the kitchen where he’s concocted an all-inclusive menu for foodies with a sweet or savory tooth and those who want traditional as well as something with a bit of a twist.

T&CThe King Crab benedict with Tabasco hollandaise and baby arugula’s got some kick or the Cuban sandwich with pork cheeks and pickled cucumbers will wake up anyone hungover from a night of clubbing on South Beach. Or perhaps indulge in lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry jam, sticky buns with brown butter pecans or a basket of housemade donut holes in three varieties.

Wash it all down with what else…a bloody mary but not just the usual, here there’s a Barbecued Bloody Mary with Woodford Reserve and Belvedere Vodka and the True Blood, the traditional with Belvedere Vodka, horseradish and pickled vegetables. And if necessary, finish up with coffee which is free throughout brunch.

Brunch is on Sundays at Tongue & Cheek at 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach is from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here to visit their website or call them at 305-704-2900.

Check Out The New Bar The Elroy!


The Elroy is a new, “futuristic” bar that opened up on Memorial Day weekend, at 1423 H St NE in the Atlas Theater District. The name refers to the Jetson’s character. Karl Graham, who was a partner in New York Avenue Beach Bar, is behind the neighborhood bar.

Graham describes the spot as “a nice little neighborhood bar where you come in and people know your name.” The two-story space is located a quarter mile from where Graham grew up.

Some of the more “futuristic” flourishes to go with the name: outlets and USB ports along the bar, TVs in the bathroom mirrors, frosted glass restroom mirrors that switch on and off, and funky glassware. The Elroy will specialize in cocktails in “fancy glasses, really crazy cocktail glasses,” Graham says. There will also be a limited bar menu with five to 10 items—”nothing extravagant.”

Tell Your Secrets to the Jeans Whisperer


Former online-only discount denim dealer, Jan Forman, has relocated to a bigger and better space in historic Leesburg due to growing demands! Cigarette jeans, bell bottoms, skinny jeans, and sleek boot cuts are only a few styles out of her wide selection.

While browsing through the impressive collection, don’t forget to ask for the Jeans Whisperer’s advice. Jan will listen to your preferences, fit challenges, and needs carefully to find you the jean of your dreams that looks and fits the best.

Trust her and chat about your shape, she’ll (softly) suggest the best brand and cut for your booty. Visit for more information.

Customized, Italian Luxury at Dash’s of Old Town


Striving for the best quality and tip-top craftsmanship of fine menswear, Dash’s been serving their loyal customers at Old Town for over 30 years.

Equipped with a highly knowledgeable, client-first approach to satisfy customers, Dash’s associates provides not only collections from Italian manufacturers, but also fashion strategies to maximize the wearability of your purchases.

Finding accessories to compliment the pieces your wardrobe is easy breezy here at Dash’s. With over 150 ties in store, Dash’s offers a wide array of unique shades and patterns. For a more luxurious look, try Dash’s handmade ties from Italy or the hand stitched and pressed seven-fold ties.

Shhh… for a more personalized experience, schedule an appointment ahead of time at Dash’s website. Visit the website at

Look Restaurant Reaches Across The Aisle For Fun Times!


Who says K Street has to be Conventional?

LOOK Restaurant Lounge reaches across the aisle to bridge the gap between Socially Liberal and Tastefully Conservative. Located in the heart of the K Street Corridor, LOOK Restaurant Lounge sets out to shatter traditional stereotypes by taking the “boring” out of business lunch and the “corporate” out of corporate reception.

Enjoy world cuisine through a variety of over 30 small plates from our Executive Chef in a warm, dynamic, open setting. Our 150 seat dining room is open for lunch, dinner, private events, corporate gatherings, and any social events. The Event Director and Executive Chef will work with you to customize the perfect event experience for up to 300 seated guests or 800 standing guests.

Guests are strongly encouraged to be Socially Liberal, yet fiscally conservative in the belief that Washington needs to cut spending. With this thinking, HAPPY HOUR at LOOK starts at noon. From 12pm to 7pm, LOOK offers Absolut kocktails, House wine by the glass and our full beer selection at $5! Visit for more information.

Tour Washington By Bike With Capital City Bike Tours!


Capital City Bike Tours is delighted to welcome you to Washington, DC and everything the U.S. Capital has to offer! We offer you the best orientation, an informative and entertaining guide and simply a great time. After over a decade of guiding hundreds of thousands of travelers throughout the world, we have become the city bike tour benchmark. Now, we are bringing our world-class tours to the nation’s capital. On our tour, you’ll get the company of a licensed guide, the use of a super-comfortable bike, great tips and advice about what to do in town, an educational and informative experience, a chance to meet other travelers, and simply the best day of your stay. We are also experts. We have the know-how. After guiding thousands of bike tourists through European cities since 1999 with our sister, Fat Tire Bike Tours, not to mention the thousands we have ushered through the Capital City via City Segway Tours, we’ve become the experts and we’re excited to show you DC soon! Click here for more information.

Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites! Food Tours


Dallas’ Most Innovative Food Tours Rock the House!
Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites! have taken Dallas by storm, and by chocolate, barbeque and burgers. We offer specialty food tours to some very unique, off-the-beaten-path, locally owned restaurants and shops. Led by some of Dallas’ most knowledgeable food aficionados, each tour treats you to delicious samples and great drinks as you learn about cool food finds, the history of chocolate or a given food, how it is made and more.

The tours are taken in luxury mini buses and last from three to four hours. During that time, three to four locations are visited and tasty treats are sampled at each location. The tour guides make the tours plenty of fun with interesting facts and contests. Tours (depending on the tour) include wine or beer, water and juice. Kids are welcome too. The tours are like a mini escape from the day to day, and are perfect for individuals, families, friends, groups, special occasions and team building.

In addition to weekend and weekday tours for individuals through the and websites, Stevens and her guides also do private chocolate tours and tastings for groups. “We have a lot of families, even bachelorettes, seniors, homeschoolers, birthday parties and Girl Scout troops,” she says. “It’s a fun experience and it’s different than the typical shopping trip or stadium tour. Everyone makes new friends, and some guests have booked three or more tours because every tour is different.” Click here for more information.

Visit Historic Fenway Park And Cheer On The Red Sox!


“America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the home of Red Sox Legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Visit Pesky’s Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking leftfield. Our experienced tour guides will provide a thrilling, one hour, walking tour of Fenway Park. We welcome all fans to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and the pulse of Red Sox Nation.

Starting April 1, 2013: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or three hours prior to game time (last tour departing at 5 p.m. or three hours prior to game time)
Tours are available year-round and depart at the top of the hour. Click here for more information.

Signature hair syles take shape at The Louise O’Connor Salon

Louise OConnor

Louise O’Connor earned her reputation as a trend-setting hair stylist and ultimate professional through her extensive experience, easy-going personality and attention to detail. Working with the hair’s natural texture, Louise has developed signature styles that are at once modern, edgy and sophisticated. In 2004, Louise merged her passion and vision to create a haven where the best hair, skin and body treatments could be found when she created OC61.

Named after esteemed owner, Louise O’Connor, and it’s prestigious 61st Street location, OC61 Salon and Spa is a chic oasis that merges a state-of-the-art salon with a quietly luxurious atmosphere where Louise and her exceptional staff attend to their clients’ every need.

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One of the first European watch shops to sell Rolexes, this German emporium now carries timepieces from more than 20 upscale brands. For every sporty number from Swiss company TAG Heuer, there’s a recherché model from Teutonic firm A. Lange & Söhne to please all types of watch lovers. If you’d rather splurge on jewelry than chronographs, you can ogle exquisite woven gold bangles and diamond rings.

Wine and Roses

Wine and Roses

When you walk into Wine and Roses on the Upper West Side (Columbus between 73rd & 74th streets to be exact), you immediately understand where the cozy wine bar got it’s name.

Model, Cindy Guyer, decided to turn her passion for the finer things, specifically wine and roses, into a new career as restauranteur. She’s successfully created a “Cheers” like environment where strangers become friends and neighbors often just pop in to say hello. Offering over 200 different bottles of wine, along with delicious dishes like Prosciutto Pizza, Wine And Roses offers an unforgettable dining experience. Citybuzz host Seth Levine takes a closer look.



New York City is home to some of the hottest restaurants, hotels and nightlife in the world and no one knows that better than Richie Notar. The Queens native started his career in the hospitality industry as a busboy at Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell‘s Studio 54. After working as a chef in some of the city’s top restaurants, he served as the General Manager of the original Nobu — and only two years later, became the company’s Managing Partner for the past 17 years.

Notar recently partnered with Jim Pallotta, Jon Krasner and Michael Barrett to create Harlow, a full-service restaurant, parlor and café in midtown Manhattan. Located at 56th and Park, the European-inspired restaurant features a grand oyster bar, an interior wall of ivy in a conservatory that is flooded with natural light and contemporary art installations. The main dining room retains the original stained glass windows and chandeliers from the 1930’s, when actress Marion Davies used the space for personal entertaining.

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City Lobster

City Lobster

Given City Lobster and Steak’s convenient location between Times Square and Rockefeller, we are the perfect stop before or after Broadway shows for the freshest seafood and highest quality steak!

At City Lobster and Steak, we specialize in delicacies such as Live North Atlantic Lobsters, fresh Alaskan King Crab Legs, and authentic Maryland Lump Crab Cakes.

We also feature a full raw bar with an assortment of oysters from the East and West coasts. In addition, our a la carte menu offers the finest contemporary New England seafood and Prime Angus Steaks!

Come early enough to enjoy happy hour with ½ dozen oysters and a pint of beer for only $12! Or our ongoing 99¢ Oysters special at our 45 foot bar and lounge! The 4700 square foot space is vibrant with live lobsters welcoming you at the entrance, a raw oyster bar beckoning your taste buds, and the lively wait staff ready to make your City Lobster & Steak experience an enjoyable one.

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Have Some Fun At The Drumbar!

Drum Bar

Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Drumbar takes the ‘speakeasy’ to the next level, 200 feet up to be exact. Perched atop the Raffaello Hotel on Delaware Place, Drumbar is a multi seasonal destination with its speakeasy style inside lounge and outdoor garden terrace. Drumbar is a drinking establishment designed to deliver warmth, style, and an energetic spirit of old meets new. Click here for more information.

Randolph Street Market: Vintage cool, amazing deals and entertainment!


The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago and the Holiday Market. As seen in Travel & Leisure, the NY Times, Lucky Magazine and featured on TV news shows and web casts, the Randolph Street Market Festival is considered “a mecca of cool”, “the best hot spot for antiquing”, “the best Chicago venue for people watching”, and “the Barney’s of Vintage”. Celebrity designer Nate Berkus says, “I love this market…the quality is incredible!” As one of Chicago’s most happening monthly parties, Randolph Street Market has become the summer destination!

This European-style, indoor-outdoor urban antique market in the historic West Loop neighborhood features 200 select purveyors of high quality, amazingly priced “finds”, offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of fun. Shoppers can find furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles, etc. Visit for more information.

Check Out Chicago From The Water Aboard Shoreline Sightseeing!

Shoreline Sightseeing

Sailing Chicago’s waterways since 1939, Shoreline has been family owned for three generations and today operates Chicago’s largest and most diverse boat touring fleet with nine major touring vessels and 11 water taxis.

We delight in showcasing Chicago’s vibrant history, famous architecture and breathtaking skyline on a variety of cruise and tour products. Shoreline offers classic Skyline Tours on Lake Michigan, guided Architecture Cruises on the Chicago River, dramatic Fireworks Cruises, guided River Ride/City Walk Architecture Tours and special events such as our popular Brew Cruises and Wine Tasting Cruises. Shoreline Water Taxis make fast, fun connections between Chicago’s major touring destinations including Navy Pier, the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Willis Tower/Union Station and Chicago’s Museum Campus. You can also call on Shoreline Charters for memorable events from casual get-togethers, to corporate meetings, to special celebrations for family and friends. We invite you to explore our website and we look forward to welcoming you on a Shoreline Sightseeing cruise or tour! Visit for more information.

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

The Night Belongs to Phantom–now celebrating twenty years as Broadway’s most haunting love story. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterwork is an international phenomenon that unmasks emotions like no other show can. You’ll be entranced by the timeless story. Phantom of the Opera – Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th Street.