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CityBuzz shopping insider, Raina Seitel, is revealing a fashion find only a select few fashionistas know about…until now. Baublebar.com, the trendy online jewelry boutique, recently opened up a retail space where the contents of the website come to life.
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.
Resurrection is certainly a fashion DO! It is the go-to vintage store for NY’s top fashion editors and celebrity stylists. Rachel Zoe stops by whenever she’s in town and raves about the wide-range of unique vintage …
Enjoy the gorgeous views of the John Hancock Observatory while skating to your heart’s content at Skating in the Sky. Overlooking picturesque Lake Michigan this 99 square foot ice staking rink is a fantasy come true. …
The sign on the door says it all- NO CD’s!! Never had ‘em!! Never Will!! Dave’s is totally devoted to vinyl. Dave’s Records carry all speeds (33,45,even 78) all formats (7”, 10”, 12” single, EP , LP) all styles (rock, jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, house, disco, reggae, blues, folk, country, vocal, soundtracks, showtunes, classical, indie/alternative and every sub-genre you can imagine). If it’s on vinyl, it’s here now or it’s passed through the doors and in to someone’s crate. On any given day, there are at least 40,000 titles to choose from. Every day new titles freshen the racks. Dave’s Records sell both new and used. You’ll find both import and domestic new vinyl. You’ll find a wide assortment of new reissued vinyl. You’ll find out of print used vinyl that you’d thought was long gone. No matter what it is, you’re likely to find it in their bins. If you come to Chicago, check them out.
Hot Doug’s is a Chicago, Illinois-based restaurant specializing in a variety of hot dogs and sausages. The self-proclaimed “Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium” is in its second location at 3324 North California Avenue in the city’s Avondale neighborhood. Its first location, on Roscoe Street, closed after a 2004 fire. Hot Doug’s is frequently featured in local and national media for its unique menu, and its purveyor and head chef, Doug Sohn, has been noted for his work to create affordable gourmet food.
In the heart of River North, hidden behind large unmarked doors at 111 W. Kinzie, lies a restaurant and lounge like no other. Untitled invites you on a journey of discovery and surprise on many levels. Come experience intimate spaces and grand see-and-be seen rooms. Craft cocktails, beer and wine and bubbly from around the world complement Chef Joseph Heppe’s delicious yet approachable cuisine. Untitled pays homage to the vibrancy of supper club and speakeasy establishments of the Prohibition Era. The food, drink and entertainment you find at Untitled entices you to have a taste, tap your feet and wet your whistle.
The store’s expansive selection of bowties, ascots, and spats. The shop is decorated with a combination of product and vintage paraphenalia, like the ‘Dress well and succeed’ poster (photo below). Much of the merchandise is the same as is on the website. But it is always nice to see something before purchasing it. However, there are additions to the sites repertoire, like some of the hats.
In mid-2008, Ashley Turen innocently applied paint to a vintage leather jacket in a hot summer’s day fit of wardrobe revamping. Friends and family began to request more and more of her hand-painted designs, and soon the Tisch graduate opened her eponymous downtown boutique. Turen can also customize pieces. Equipped with a large book displaying all sorts of possible embellishments, she guides clients through a collaborative process to create one-of-a-kind garments.
Ever since most of Chicago’s top musicians moved to New York in the mid-to-late 1920s, New York City has been the Jazz Mecca. Nearly every major jazz style of the past seventy years has been initiated in the Big Apple.
The new Birdland offers top-flight jazz in a world class setting, good sight lines and acoustics, elbow room, and an award-winning menu featuring American cuisine with a Cajun flair.
Their son Peter George, our current owner, was born in 1936 and grew up in the store — literally. His father created a cradle in back of the candy case to hold the young one.
Peter George learned the fine art of candy making from his grandfather and started working at the shop “when I was old enough to be seen.” He has been here for more than 60 years. His teenage son George, “a great fudge maker,” is the fourth generation to learn the intricacies of the business, and the plan is for young George to take over the helm someday
In every performance of Supernatural Chicago, Neil Tobin, Necromancer introduces theatergoers to some of Chicago’s most well documented paranormal events, brought to life through spooky stories combined with interactive demonstrations of mindreading, magic and other phenomena that involve the audience in memorable ways. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic. And as one of the top Chicago attractions, it’s always a great start to the weekend.
Building Blocks has been providing specialty toys to Chicagoland for over a decade and although we they be a small shop they have big ideas to help you find the perfect gift for any child. They pride themselves in offering a variety of toys that encourage childhood development mentally, physically and socially.
They also hope to provide an alternative to the plastic, batteries and video games by carrying classic wooden toys, board games and puzzles. There are arts and crafts for your child’s self expression as well as toys to allow them to explore their imagination.
Nestled on Randolph Street, Nellcôte has an ambiance that fits the bill; the chic space, a nod to a mansion in France once occupied by the Rolling Stones, drips with luxe details. Chef-shaken “kitchen cocktails”and well crafted Belgian beers also keep the pace hopping. The pillowy wood-fired pizzas, crafted with house-milled wheat flour, and the myriad small plates. Pastas and desserts leave you wanting more and more and more.
With a history spanning over three decades, Little Bucharest Bistro has opened with a new face in Chicago’s Old Irving Park area. Originally opened in 1970 and closed in 2004, the new Little Bucharest, which translates to “Little Paris of the East”, blends a touch of Romanian heritage with American contemporary fare in a vibrant and modern atmosphere.
“I wanted to bring the signature high-energy vibe of the old Little Bucharest into a new setting,” says owner Branko Podrumedic. “The bistro will present Romanian flavors in an approachable way to appeal to more of a mainstream audience.”
Comfort Me is a boutique in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago that was founded in 2011 by a mother and her two daughters. The idea for the concept of Comfort Me emerged a number of years ago from Melanie Thomas – the mother of the trio – a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose job and passion is to promote comfort, connection and health. She dreamed of a one-stop shop that could provide wonderful items of comfort for the mind and body. After several years her dream became a reality and, with the help of her daughters Alyssa and Bethany, Comfort Me boutique was born.
From the moment you walk through the front door, it is Mindy’s goal to provide you with an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed with exemplary service and an evolving array of high-quality, seasonal and locally-sourced food, drink and pastry.
They constantly search for new and exciting purveyors, ingredients and presentations. Through their network of artisan farmers and friends, they are able to connect the producer to the consumer and provide a uniquely enjoyable dining adventure.
Whether it is a casual lunch, a leisurely weekend brunch, a delightful dinner or a late night dessert rendezvous, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate continues to be one of Chicago’s most unique dining destinations.
The Sons of Essex menu is a reflection of the diverse melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Lower East Side. The old school ‘Bowery Boys’ atmosphere and ‘Gangs of New York’ vibe pays homage to the history of the Lower East Side, fusing a traditional american comfort food menu with the spices of Lower East Side immigrants past with the use of local ingredients and Essex Street Market fruits & vegetables. Yupp, that’s how we roll.
Once in the luncheonette, notice the 1940 vintage Hamilton Beach milk shake mixer next to the 1948 vintage coffee urns. They date from a time when sodas and ice cream drinks were and are still …
The Museum’s collection of Islamic art ranges in date from the seventh to the nineteenth century. Its nearly twelve thousand objects reflect the great diversity and range of the cultural traditions of Islam, with works from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia and India. Comprising sacred and secular objects, the collection reveals the mutual influence of artistic practices such as calligraphy, and the exchange of motifs such as vegetal ornament (the arabesque) and geometric patterning in both realms.
This Wicker Park newcomer features 30 arcade games and pinball machines from the ’80s and ’90s, including Pacman, Donkey Kong, NBA Jam, Streetfighter and Smash TV. There is no cover charge, and tokens cost 25 cents for one play. Games line the walls of the space and there are adjacent shelves to hold your drink while you play.
Celebrating 10 years of helping to transform the once desolate River North neighborhood into one of the most celebrated entertainment districts in the country with concepts like Rockit Bar & Grill (all-American comfort food), The Underground (elevated nightlife and mixology) and Sunda New Asian (innovative Asian cuisine), Rockit Ranch Productions announces the opening of its newest River North concept: Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ. With American BBQ complemented by Asian influences, plus an extensive cocktail list with a specialty moonshine collection, Dragon Ranch offers a unique perspective on the classic BBQ experience.
Tavernita, a sexy, spirited, modern restaurant that offers a diverse mix of dishes inspired in Spain and Latin American flavors. Designed to encourage sampling and sharing, the small-plates menu will offer something for every taste.
Pristinely fresh oysters, hand-selected for the restaurant from purveyors with whom the culinary team has formed partnerships over the past year, anchor the fish portion of the menu. From classic Belgian-style mussels to seafood stew to wood-roasted whole fish, the seafood is simple and straightforward yet eclectic in presentation.
Orchestrated ’50s mayhem recalls the diner in the old television series “Happy Days.” Ed’s is jam-packed with action: period decor and memorabilia, deejays spinning gems from the ’50s-’70s (“Tutti Frutti,” “The Twist”) and gum-cracking waitstaff, who shtick it up by dishing out rude comments to all — don’t worry; the sass is all in good fun and part of the joint’s appeal . The “”Route 66″ is available for private parties of up to 35 people, the “Elvis Room” handles groups of up to 40. The bustling corps of valet parkers outside are an amusement in itself. Ed’s is one of the city’s best bets for visiting families.
The Bristol and Boka Restaurant Group have teamed up for this rustic Italian restaurant in the Landmark space in Lincoln Park, where a wood-burning grill and roasting spits work hard to turn out dishes such as cherry and duck bruschetta, whole grilled fish, pizza and panzanella.
Located near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern waterfront location, family friendly menu, and Chicago’s premier sports museum combine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests of all ages. The extensive menu includes flavorful sandwiches and wraps, pastas, fresh salads, and homemade pizzas.
An Earth-friendly vegan approach to contemporary dining. Our diverse menu features classic American dishes reinterpreted with innovative presentations but without the meat, fish, chicken or dairy. Bold flavors and imaginative combinations so satisfying you’ll never know what’s missing.
Trenchermen is headed up by Chef Mike Sheerin, the former Chef de Cuisine of Blackbird, and his brother Patrick Sheerin, the former executive Chef of the Signature Room. They teamed up with designer Kevin Heisner and restaurateur Matt Eisler. On their website, they define “Trencherman” as “a person who enjoys food; a hearty eater and drinker.” You can’t help but be a trencherman when you eat at this establishment.
Epic Burger features a limited menu of fresh chuck, all natural beef Epic Burger, a tasty turkey Burger, all-natural chicken breast sandwich, and the very veggie portabella sandwich, all cooked fresh to order and topped with Epic-sauce-lettuce-tomato-pickle-=grilled or raw onion.
Lissa has quickly become Chicago’s destination clothing boutique for hard-to-find, fashion-forward pieces. Catering to a discerning shopper seeking unique product, Lissa offers a well-edited selection from the industry’s emerging designers and ‘under-the-radar’ lines. The modern and sophisticated, edgy yet refined collections span the globe, from New York and Chicago to international destinations Brazil and Sweden.
The name Wolfbait & B-girls is a nod to historic Chicago. The 1950’s guidebook Chicago Confidential defines wolfbait as girls who moved to the city looking for success, and b-girls as what they sometimes turn into. Think B-movie, B-side, bad girl, Bruiser and Brazen judy. Wolfbait is not only for the shopper, but also for the artisan.
C. Dahlstedt When Carl Dahlstedt explains that he’s trying to make each of the pieces in his eponymous shop in Wicker Park “well-made, down to the details,” he’s referring to luxe finishings like Italian zippers, cashmere-trimmed Italian wool suits for guys, and cashmere hems for girls. The Detroit-native designer launches his made-in-Chicago mens- and womenswear line, with simple silhouettes such as A-line dresses and button-downs with notable details like twisted pleating, lots of pin tucks and hidden pockets.
The Underground’s interior is an avant-garde recreation of a top-secret, military hideaway complete with artillery cases as cocktail tables, illuminated world maps and lighting as soft and complimentary as it is dramatic. Upscale American cuisine complements the venue with a mouth-watering menu of late night bites to pair with our cocktail and Champagne list.
The Architectural Revolution’s goal is to create a store like no other right at the corner of Clark and Belmont in Chicago. With items ranging from spiritual to macabre we are dedicated to bringing you the strange and interesting, spiritual and mystical. The owner travels all over the world to bring unique items to you, our customer! He literally travels over 100,000 miles a year between visiting vendors, tradeshows, and every where else in between, worldwide.
An entire quarter of our store is dedicated just to incense and incense accessories from all around the globe.
Hubba-Hubba has built a large loyal customer base due to its unique inventory, exceptional sales team and clever promotional ideas like the birthday discount, Hubba-Hubba Loyalty Card and their fabulous Girls Night Out events.
At Hubba-Hubba customers can find items they won’t see everywhere else as well as awesome designs from Michael Stars tees & !IT Jeans, and a great jewelry selection. There is truly something for every girl!
C. Dahlstedt’s aesthetic is based on simplistic designs, with a strong focus on quality. What the collection achieves is a modern twist on timeless silhouettes, using unexpected details such as linings in cashmere and over-sized zippers, and a new take on the classic men’s button-downs. The line aims to be one of kind for Chicago, offering fine European fabrics with a Chicagoan sensibility.
Looking good while going green is easy with Em Bo, short for the Emerald Boutique. Heather George, an advocate for the environment and social causes, opened Em Bo in the Southport Corridor, and named it after a favorite emerald green dress. Em Bo offers the latest in eco-friendly clothing and accessories as well as vintage pieces, and everyday items that emphasize style while being green. The store features up and coming eco-friendly designers, green clothing items, and great vintage bags.
The legendary Alley Chicago store has become an infamous “landmark” destination for generations of the counter-culture.
The Alley Chicago through years of dedication and determination has become the Midwest’s premier one stop shop for bikers, punks, goths, rockers, and all other alternative lifestyles. The Owner, Mark Thomas, often states, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” This holds true for our core customer base and our store philosophy. Faces change, trends change, but who we are and who our core customer is will always remain the same.
The Museum is committed to broadening the visual arts by constantly searching for new national and international talent to exhibit rather than simply following suit established by larger institutions. To this end, the museum’s programming guides the public to a greater understanding of thought-provoking contemporary photography as well as an appreciation for traditional work that has not yet received critical acclaim.
The Adler is unique among Chicago museums in the variety of immersive theater programs it offers to visitors. From the Big Bang to the stars overhead tonight, the Adler’s theaters draw the audience into the experience.
Visitors at the Adler Planetarium will be transported to the distant corners of the cosmos and witness how the Universe evolved over 13.7 billion years – from the Big Bang to modern day. The Solar System is much more than a star and eight planets; it is home to a set of diverse and amazing objects that we are only beginning to understand. Explore the many worlds — planets, moons, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids — that orbit the Sun.
Located along the southwest side of Grant Park, Agora is one of Chicago’s most recent and important sculptural installations. Comprised of 106 nine-foot tall headless torsos made of cast iron, the artwork derives it name from the Greek word for meeting place. The figures are posed walking in groups in various directions or standing still.
Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 16, 2012 and will remain open through mid-march 2013, weather permitting. For the last 11 years, the rink has drawn more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, will still offer skate rental for only $10.
Science Storms reveals the science behind seven natural phenomena—lightning, fire, tornados, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion. Investigate the basic scientific principles behind nature’s power as you try more than 50 amazing experiments that take two floors and 26,000 square feet to contain … barely. It’s a perfect storm of physics, chemistry and curiosity.
As the name suggests, this design-driven LES shop of oddities, set in a former Chinese bakery, gives a retail performance worth applauding; proprietress Nina Allen sells items from her wholesale company, Sweet Bella, a hodgepodge of gift-worthy gizmos like French bird callers, German mechanical pens, whimsically patterned Japanese masking tape and Venetian change purses, all laid out in old-school desks and display cases.
The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting works by Europe’s academically trained artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Dahesh serves a diverse audience by placing these artists in the broader context of 19th-century visual culture, and by offering a fresh appraisal of the role academies played in reinvigorating the classical ideals of beauty, humanism, and skill.
The Slipper Room is the brain child of performer and producer James Habacker. When it opened in 1999 neo-burlesque was in its infancy. Before that time there had been some random shows in lofts and bars around the city, but the Slipper Room was the first venue built specifically to showcase the work of this burgeoning new collective. It was an art project in itself, an artist run venue designed to nurture emerging talent, and push performers to reach their true potential.
Street food is the great equalizer—no glamour required. Yakitori, when well-executed, is about the simple flavors of authentic street food. A hot grill provides intense flavors from seasonal proteins and vegetables, grilled to order over a chattering, hissing fire.
Beer, wine and sake selections compliment the fresh-grilled flavors. Craft cocktails, wines and spirits are chosen for customized meal pairings. Experiment and discover!
Ben and Jack, long-time waiters of Peter Luger’s Steakhouse, have opened a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. They offer prime, dry aged porterhouse steaks and a dazzling assortment of steakhouse favorites.
GrubKit was founded by Max & Barb, a husband-and-wife duo with a huge passion for all things food and drink. They we’re excited to share some of their favorite recipes and ingredients with you.
Their mission is to inspire you to cook more at home and make it effortless by delivering pre-measured specialty ingredients to your door.
The popular haunt of Halloween revelers, magicians and pranksters who like to play dress-up, this super-cool Flatiron supply shop is filled to the rafters with plenty of tricks, props, clown gear, magic supplies, masks, wigs, scarily realistic costumes and other ghoulish goodies – as well as that odd or outlandish accessory you’ve always wanted”; if neat freaks are spooked by the cramped quarters, the spellbound shrug it’s all part of the “horror museum” experience.
Located right in the heart of Times Square, they’re all about big flavors and good times. They’re-the-hook scratch-made food, hand crafted signature beers, killer cocktails and rockin’ tunes are all on tap here.
Murray’s flagship store on Bleecker Street features a rotating selection of 300 cheeses from all over the world. Take a peak into the subterranean cheese caves where we age and ripen our growing collection. Bleecker Street is also home to Murray’s Melts, our grilled cheese counter.
Every Monday join New York’s favorite Bingo couple: ladylike Linda Simpson & good-time guy Murray Hill as they put a riotous spin on America’s favorite (& easiest) game of chance! The gender-bending, number-calling, award-winning duo puts on the most thrilling and hilarious game in town! Come and see why Monday Night Bingo is a downtown institution!
Old Style cafe with a new twist on classic food. Grandmother-style cooking. This place will have you licking every drop of food of your plate AND place-mat!
The new Sfuzzi harkens back to the roots of an old New York City pizzeria, centered on our commitment to serving fresh pizzas and pasta, wonderful wine and beverages, and, oh yes, a dash of great music. Musically, you will hear everything from 80s dance songs, sing-a-longs of the 70′s, jazz and blues, current top 40 hits and classic rock of artists such as Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
Ocean Prime was not developed overnight. Their executive chef teams traveled, tasted and compared notes to refine a menu that would ignite curiosity and surpass expectations. Their operations teams sourced the finest and the freshest ingredients to elevate every plate that leaves our kitchen. They curated a Wine Spectator-honored wine list for perfect pairings. And they poured energy with a fresh twist into the creation of our signature cocktails, expertly prepared by our well-trained bar chefs.
Ed and Dan Dunn refused to open just another coffee shop.
They wanted to set an entirely new standard for coffee: fanatic about freshness, unyielding on quality and rooted in community.
Inspired by Eugene, Oregon’s legendary coffee houses, they would offer only the finest quality beans and craft-roast them on site. Ed and Dan also understood coffee’s power to foster connection among their customers. When people entered their shop, they would be greeted by its aroma and enveloped by a spirit of community.
Three chefs, sick of eating frozen, tiny, and under-seasoned burgers, opened a real burger joint to make it the way they do at home. Fresh and seasoned meat, hand battered buttermilk fried stuff, fresh cut sweet potatoes, homemade pickles, Root Beer, ice cream and even condiments… It’s like eating at our kitchen table!
Inspired by 1920′s nouveau nostalgia & outfitted with the proper balance of comfort at your favorite greasy spoon & the timeless class of a silver one; The Cocktail Den & Cravings Kitchen combine to form an experience as refreshingly familiar as the concoctions it features.
Afghan cuisine consists of a rich mix of spices and tastes. Some of the ingredients you’ll find at Nora include yogurt, garlic, onions, spring onions, and tomatoes as well as mint, saffron, cilantro and cardamom. Looking to try something different? You can’t go wrong with satiating dishes like Mantoo, Sabzi or Qabili Palao. In addition to their kabobs which are great for meat lovers, many of our dishes can be prepared vegetarian or gluten free.
Come in and see why this family-owned business has become a part of life for generations of Park Cities families and SMU students. All products at JD’s Chippery are made “from scratch” and baked fresh throughout the day. We bake in small quantities to ensure freshness and superior quality. The chocolate chip cookies are to die for. They have that crispy crunch on the outside but the inside is so buttery soft and almost doughy that makes this cookie just melt in your mouth.
If you’re searching for THE best coal-fired brick oven, New York-style thin crust pizza in the world, look no further. Grimaldi’s offers over 100 years of pizza-making traditions and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal burning oven. Why coal-fired ovens? It gives our pizza and calzones a unique flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas, convection or wood burning ovens.
At DEBC, they like hops, but they like American hops most of all. Here they use some of our absolute favorites. However, they might not be used like you may expect, by using varieties with high alpha acid contents (which means more potential for bitterness) and using them in ways that emphasize the flavor and aroma they can render a rather bitter ale with over the top tropical fruit, citrus, pine, floral and more hop derived aroma and flavor.
When Cameron Bonfield, came to Texas he did not anticipate starting and running a food truck concept in the emerging food truck scene of Dallas, but fate dealt him a hand he had to play. Joined by his brother Scott in in the fall of 2011, the two worked hard to bring flavorful tacos with a bit of South African spice to the DFW Metroplex. They were able to create a cult following, but something always bugged them. The food they were serving was great, but it didn’t say anything about who they were. Tacos? Englishmen? What is the connection? They began to serve some more traditional English fare along with the tacos and saw demand for the food quickly grow. So, early in 2012 they made the decision to start over and Three Lions food truck was born. A concept that was wholly about their heritage and a higher calling to represent English cuisine in a positive way to the DFW Metroplex. They now run and operate the Three Lions food truck bringing fast, delicious English fare to America.
The boutique itself maintains an emphasis on making passionate hard work fun. This ethos is reflected through every facet of Blake Scotland: The hot, clever staff, boyfriends smoking on the bench out front, creative excuses to host events – albeit increasingly fashion focused. There’s no I in team. We aren’t shy about pooling our resources. We boast a family of friends who turn ideas and dreams into reality.
Jelsomino, an over-the-top karaoke heaven. elsomino is the latest from the Ginza Project, those fabulous Russians who gave Gotham its most glamorous Russian restaurant ever in the form of Mari Vanna. There’s a main stage, where tipsy exhibitionists will perform to an audience indulging in (what else?) champagne, caviar and oysters, a backstage room for those preferring a more predictable musical experience (a DJ will spin), and a VIP room styled as a recording studio, cleverly limiting one’s possibility for embarrassment to one’s inner circle.
No need to travel to Italy for the perfect Parm, just head down to 248 Mulberry Street and taste the goods! Classic chicken parm sandwiches with a little downtown new york twist. All of the ingredients they use are locally grown which is part of their Italian motto. Each piece of chicken parm comes with a side of lasagna which is hands down the best lasagna in all of the city. Their secret for making awesome lasagna? Easy: they toast each side of the lasagna so that every bite provides the necessary crunch.
Established in 2004, The Cast is a downtown New York based Men’s/Women’s clothing label and retail shop specializing in leather, denim, vintage, records, and other rock ‘n’ roll necessities. Known for their custom leather creations all made in New York City, customers have come from as far as Japan to create their own distinctive leather piece. The Cast is the go-to destination offering amazing fits and buttery soft leather of unparalleled quality. The Cast allows customers to personalize the details from color and texture to buttons, zippers, buckles and belts. Each can all be handpicked and made to order.
Cafe Kristall is a creation of Kurt Gutenbrunner & Francis Reynard – an elegant Austrian panorama of fine Austrian cuisine and beverages in SoHo. The main café caters to the public from lunch until the early evening providing a relaxing escape from the busy streets & luxury boutiques of SoHo, while the downstairs is designated for special events and private dinners in an artistic milieu. In Café Kristall – adjacent to the Swarovski Crystallized store – one is surrounded by beautiful chandeliers, art, textures, and original designs from Austria’s finest artisans.
This is their original and most popular program. You do not have to have any kayaking experience or have taken any of our classes. You can take one of their kayaks out for a short 20-minute paddle inside the protected embayment in front of the boathouse. They give you a life jacket, a kayak, a paddle, and some tips on paddling. You will need to stay inside our protected embayment out of the river currents, where they can keep an eye on you, but otherwise you are on your own to enjoy the river and the sunshine.
Why can’t you be healthy work out and party at the same time? Oh yeah, YOU CAN! Velvet ropes, LIVE DJ, Barry’s Bootcamp GOGO Dancers, non alcoholic antioxidant shots and a Disco Ball.
Sleep No More is set in a building with five floors of theatrical action, putatively called the McKittrick Hotel, though with many rooms and features not normally associated with hotels, including those which resemble an antiquated lunatic asylum, doctor’s offices, children’s bedrooms, a cemetery, indoor courtyards, shops, a padded cell, a ballroom, taxidermist’s menageries, and so on. The actors and their environment all adopt the dress, decor, and aesthetic style of the early 20th century, inspired by the shadowy and anxious atmosphere of film noir.
Dutch food is uncommon enough that most people won’t have a frame of reference for it (the possible exception being frites), and the names of some of these dishes may not inspire experimentation. Where it not …
Kayak Chicago is Chicago’s premier full service outfitter, offering the highest quality instruction and trips, with our fully certified instuctors and guides. We pride ourselves in giving you the best customer service, instruction and on-water experience. We love kayaking and want to share the fun and knowledge with you. Let us teach you the skills and techniques so you can get out on the water and explore life.
Maison is an experience in the coastal flavors of Brittany. This rugged region juts out into the Atlantic, bordered on the north by the English Channel and on the south by the Bay of Biscay. Its gentle climate and situation make it the perfect seafood region, and at Maison the menu focuses on the fish, shellfish, and crepes that are found in quaint restaurants dotted along the seaside towns of Brittany. The casual setting and evocative flavors make for an authentically French meal.
Zoë Feigenbaum is the chef and owner of Zoë , which she opened on New York’s Lower East Side in September 2011. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, Zoë was a stagier at Per Se and the executive chef of The National, also on the L.E.S.
Kutshers’ Tribeca takes a contemporary and playful approach to the canon of American Jewish cooking from small bites to more substantial offerings. Chef Spangenthal will cure and smoke his own pastrami each day, hand-sliced for sandwiches at lunch, and served as part of a charcuterie selection at dinner. Our cocktail list, created by Albert DePompeis playfully echoes the spirit of Kutsher’s golden age, while their non-alcoholic cocktails and house made sodas are fun and delicious for all ages.
Kutsher’s Tribeca has 140 seats and has been designed by architect Rafael de Cardenas, who created a casual yet bold geometric design, taking cues from 1960’s modernist architecture while channeling the communal and family friendly spirit of Kutsher’s historic dining room.
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.
Lower east side NYC. Just a few blocks from NY food and beer institutions, New Beer, Whole Foods Bowery, and Katz’s Deli. This is a new place that has it all…multiple growler fill taps, 100′s of bottles (kept in growler units w/o lights to preserve the integrity of the beer), artisinal foods available while you enjoy a tasty draft at the bar…1/2 bar, 1/2 growler fill station..is the this the new model for craft beer distribution spots? Not sure but this is a well worth checking out location…Craft is appreciated and celebrated, mid sized spot, with a sleek and comfortable arching bar, firendly, gracious and knowledgable owner adds to the esperience…go check it out..places like this are the future and deserve to be supported
Zocalo Cocian Mexicana is a fast and friendly neighborhood restaurant. They feature authentic and delicious Mexican food based on the culinary traditions of Oaxaca and Veracruz. They prepare each dish individually, using only the freshest available produce.
The International Spy Museum opened in Washington, DC on July 19, 2002. It is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display.
Nikki Beach in Miami is the hidden jewel of South Beach, located at One Ocean Drive along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean amid swaying palms trees and warm sunny breezes. Nikki Beach Miami has established itself as the landmark nightclub and venue for ultimate private parties, large celebrations, and always lives up to its reputation as a South Beach Miami party playground for jet setters, celebrities, VIPs, guests and visitors alike.
Villa Mayfair is a sophisticated Restaurant & lounge located in the heart of Coconut Grove, FL, offering Mediterranean delicacies in an elegant atmosphere.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor, upbeat Latin music and Concept Chef/Partner, Guillermo Pernot’s delectable menu of ‘Nuevo Cubano’ dishes and traditional favorites, make all of our restaurants a must-see, must-experience dining destination.
Strange and amazing, unlikely and enviable, the life of Alexander Hamilton could be a blueprint for the evolution of Washington, DC. This is a man who started off an orphan and ended up a lawyer, banker and founding father before dying famously in a duel with the Vice President of the United States. First built to house the federal government, DC is now a city where polish and sophistication have been charmed by a bohemian spirit yielding a new, thriving, artistic underground. Located just two blocks from the White House, the District’s newest destination for envelope-pushing, visionary music and talent defies convention, much like Hamilton himself.
Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way. See and be seen under the stars as live bands, DJs, and VJs present the hottest music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cocktails keep the party going.
Perfumery has always been about head-turning. Now, perfumes have been turned on their head. For the first time in fragrance history, a major, full-blown fragrance collection was launched as an homage to a great city. The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo). The city it celebrates is none other than — could be no other than — New York.
Besides being known for their amazing food (and let’s be clear: Billie’s Black serves food that is not just good; it is delicious), Billie’s also has gained respect from the city’s independent music scene. If an artist wants to do a show in Harlem, Billie’s is either first on their list or close to the top.
The Museum’s collection of American art, one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, returned to view in expanded, reconceived, and dramatic new galleries on January 16, 2012. The new installation provides visitors with a rich and captivating experience of the history of American art from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The suite of elegant new galleries encompasses 30,000 square feet for the display of the Museum’s superb collection.
n New York City, there’s a surprise in every corner. Yesterday during lunch, we discovered this performance art piece at Chashama, in the Garment District.
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.
For a vintage shop to survive 30 years in the most competitive market in the world (NYC, of course) it has to be one of the best. One of the ways it stays on top is by being accessible with items that are affordable along side amazing high end pieces.
The Perrin house, dating back to 1893, continues its longstanding heritage by offering an elegant and contemporary array of handbags, gloves and leather accessories.
Out with the old, in with the new. Luckily at the new San Domenico restaurant, SD26, they’ve kept the fine food that made them a staple on Central Park South and modernized the package with a hot, new location, technologically-savvy wine lists, and a sleek decor.
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Enter Sepia and you feel like you’re stepping on set for some design show on TLC. This place is impeccably designed to perfection. As its name implies, sepia tones alight the ambiance with a sexy and …
The exhibition features a full-size recreation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging computer interactive exhibits. And whatever you do don’t forget to check out the Creatures of Light exhibit. introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent organisms and explores the various ways they glow, the functions of bioluminescence, and how scientists study this remarkable characteristic. The exhibition unfolds through a series of immersive environments, beginning in a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms and taking visitors through a meadow filled with fireflies, a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico, coral reefs, and the deep sea to highlight the ways in which different animals use bioluminescence to attract mates and prey, and to threaten predators. Along the way, see live flashlight fish and special equipment, including a scale model of a deep-sea submersible…Whatever adventure you are looking for, you will find it here at the American Museum of Natural History.
Seven’s Turkish Grill uses the freshest Ingredients. They do not use processed or frozen food. Everything here is made fresh.The food was outstanding, probably the best Turkish food I’ve had in the last few months, and the service was very efficient as well.
At Ninja NY’s Japanese-French-American fusion fare, guests are whisked into the subterranean space by elevator, led to the dining area via a secret path (peopled by live “ninjas” poised to scare the living daylights out of you), then brought to the recesses of a feudal castle where each dungeonlike chamber houses a single table.
Heritage Bicycles General Store was an idea, and it would have stayed that way if owner Michael Salvatore didn’t take the leap into entrepreneurship. After spending three years helping establish Bowery Lane Bicycles (BLB) in New York City with partners Sean Naughton and Patrick Benard, Michael wanted to bring these beautiful bikes to his home town, Chicago. As a fifth-generation Chicagoan, he decided to not only bring BLB’s Breukelen and Broncks line to the Windy City, but to also add Daisy, the first offering from the Heritage line.
ome observers consider Millennium Park to be the city’s most important project since the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. It far exceeded its originally proposed budget of $150 million. The final cost of $475 million was borne by Chicago taxpayers and private donors.
The Staten Island Ferry provides 20 million people a year (60,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan.
The Serengeti comes to life as never before through the extraordinary vision that is The Lion King. More than 50 million people have felt the thrill of this Tony Award winner for Best Musical, which tells the classic journey of young royal heir Simba. Giraffes strut, birds swoop and gazelles leap in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms the sense and inspires you with the wonder of life. This is The Lion King. Imagination Untamed.
One of New York City’s best kept secrets, the Rare View Rooftop Garden is a seasonal destination for drinks and amazing city views. It is also an ideal spot for intimate private gatherings and receptions. Please don’t hesitate to call for details and dates.
Honoring the lives of those who were lost is at the heart of our mission. Occupying eight of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center, the Memorial is a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future. The 9/11 Memorial Museum will include a memorial exhibition dedicated to commemorating the unique life of each victim. Learn more about the exhibition and how you can contribute photos and remembrances of your loved one.
Larry Gagosian’s gallery—a massive, maze-like layout of beautifully lit rooms—is considered by many to be the cornerstone of the art scene in Chelsea. His gallery shows often gather as much attention as any show at a major modern art museum, and they have included installations from Richard Serra, John Currin, De Kooning and the always-shocking but extremely relevant works of Damien Hirst.
Tortaria is a Mexican-style sandwich shop and tequila bar that specializes in tortas, taquitos, and tequila. We offer the widest selection of tortas in all of New York City and prepare them from scratch each morning with authentic Mexican ingredients. And we don’t stop there. We are also proud to offer made-to-order guacamole, hand-pressed corn Masa tortillas, and fresh fruit-squeezed margaritas.
Although famous for our habit-forming burgers, spiked milkshakes and floats, GO Burger has an extensive menu with something for everyone, from meat aficionados to vegetarians. Our menu features familiar favorites from BLT Burger and the GO Burger truck, as well as new signatures like the “UltiMELT,” and Korean BBQ Beef Tacos.
Sweet Samba is a hip lifestyle boutique & spa with an authentic vibe and most importantly a clean, professional environment where you can relax and unwind while enjoying the highest quality spa services. Whether you enjoy shopping the boutique, enjoying a signature Organic Facial or experiencing our award winning Brazilian waxing, Sweet Samba offers an innovative and rejuvenating experienc
Grab a few friends and join us at the brewery. Tours run about thirty minutes beginning after the doors open so that leaves plenty of time for sampling and merch shopping – just be 21 and able to prove it. A designated driver is always the smartest bet. See you there!!
The tours are free, but $10 gets you a souvenir SweetWater pint glass, with 6 sample tickets for 5.5oz samples of SweetWater’s brews.
Affectionately dubbed the ‘Antonio Banderas’ of food trucks, Tex’s Tacos is nothing short of suavé – a fully equipped kitchen & restaurant on wheels. Serving-up a delicious array of ‘Nueva Texicana’ eats with style and grace, we keep the good times rolling…literally. Spice up your day and embark on a friendly adventure to our taco trough. What’s there not to love about eating deliciously fresh tacos, quesadillas, & lime fries out of a truck!?!?
The beehive is a boutique collective comprised of independent designers with a focus on the local entrepreneur. Their product selection includes apparel, housewares, accessories and jewelry for everyone.
Designer owned and run, Beehive strives to provide a platform whereby new and established designers and artists may increase their brand visibility through sales, community outreach, and the ability to engage with a network of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Introducing stylish, locally designed products in a chic modern boutique setting. The beehive boasts the area’s best handmade goods, and provides customers the opportunity to directly interact and engage with the artists who made their products.
Top of the Rock is a 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors of Rockefeller Centre (the upper decks 260 m above the street level you get an unobstructed, 360 degree view of New York City). Enter on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.
Once up to the viewing decks, the first two levels have a low wall with large Glass screens which enable you to get great views and photographs, there are reasonable sized gaps between the screens to enable cameras to get clear shots.
The top viewing deck has no screens, just the wall and a fantastic view of Manhattan .
The minimalist boutique, where every four to six weeks she curates a tightly-edited combo of dresses, tops and Ts that can take you from you from work to weekends to a night out on the town in utmost style. Featuring mostly Los Angeles-based designers intermixed with select collections from around the world, Davis hand-picks each and every piece of clothing in store and has used her California style of dressing to influence Atlanta’s most savvy shoppers.
Salt Factory is an impressive and refreshing contender in the gastro pub circuit. Though once inside you forget you are in suburbia, Salt Factory definitely gives some trendy relief to the famous Canton Street in Roswell. Burly servers discuss the merits of Belgian beer and the difference between a British pint and an American pint (Brits beat us in ounces), and while the list is selective, it isn’t as, er, stout as it could be. Be as adventurous as possible and stick with the interesting imports and save the Stella for a Buckhead bar. Split up a meat and cheese plate with the table or grab a bleu burger for yourself.
Offerings are divided into categories marked, “bits,” “pieces,” “stuff,” “plates” and “sweets” — though those things seem to overlap. Bits include the likes of popped sorghum grain ($2) and deviled ham in eggs ($3), while pieces include brisket chili with cool ranch oyster crackers ($3) and waffle fries with maple syrup ($3.50). A red hot chili dog with pepperjack cheese foam and Vidalia onion ($6) and a fennel sausage with San Marzano ketchup, fontina cheese and grilled radicchio ($6.50) are at the heart of the stuff.
Come to Roswell’s neighborhood friendly bar, perfect for any occassion. Offering a large beer selection and a great pub menu, Red Door has a weekly happy hour and nightly drink specials. We are open late every night. Perfect for after work, a singles meet and greet or your weekend spot to watch television sports, visit Red Door Tavern today.
The staff at the Gems of Africa Gallery is dedicated to presenting you the best of African Art. To ensure the quality of their merchandise and to keep abreast of new artists and artifacts available, they travel to Africa twice a year and hand pick all of the items for the gallery. Many of the artists that they deal with are not interested in the marketing aspect of the business, so they provide the marketing expertise for them.
Crepe Revoution is one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets, but it won’t be for long.
They feature brunch, lunch, and dinner–and you can order any of their delectable crepes at any time. They also have other great items on the menu such as tilapia, fillet mignon, salads, and much much more.
Crepe Revolution is pretty charming and sophisticated looking on the interior. With monthly wine tastings and on Wednesday nights wines by the bottle are half off. In speaking with Neel Sengupta, Founder of Crepe Revolution, you can immediately tell how much pride he has in his restaurant. And as he puts it, Atlanta is a city that tends to follow trends (read = pizza, burgers) but he wants to start a trend with crepes, rather than follow the herd.
InsideOut carries wonderful art, including some for less than $10, which makes a great hostess gift or souvenir, as everything in the store comes from Georgia. Many items are functional art.
The inventory is very fluid, so stop by often and find new pieces that catch your eye. You are likely to find one of the local artists there from time to time.
Kai Lin Art is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta that focuses on local, emerging artists. The gallery runs on an accelerated exhibition calendar with a new opening every eight weeks.
Established in 2005, Midtown Tavern, nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s SoNo District (south of North Ave.), is a neighborhood gathering spot that offers a hearty, yet innovative “from scratch” American style menu, a seasonal beer …
To say B.Oyama clothes are eye-catching is an understatement. The fine suits and shirts you find here you can find nowhere else. The collars are a quarter to half-inch wider than normal. From his shirts to his ties, to his cufflings and suit jackets, one might wonder if his collection is inspired by delicious cakes.
The Sugar Bar Restaurant & Lounge is owned by the legendary singer/songwriting team Ashford & Simpson. Open from Tuesday thru Saturday for dinner and nightly entertainment. For great food and a good time, theres no place …
The most authentic Jamaican food in all of NYC! Come join the party mon! Jerk chicken, tasty fish, strong drinks, who needs a plane to fly to an island when you can just eat at Miss Lilly’s.
Citi Pond at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s first and only free admission ice skating rink. Back for it’s seventh season, Citi Pond is one of NYC’s most treasured winter destinations. Whether you enjoy a day of family skating, share a romantic evening spinning under the stars, celebrate the holidays at a company bash, or join us for the many special events and ice activities this season, Citi Pond truly offers a bit of magic for everyone.
Thomas Farley explores where New York insiders go for the latest and greatest spiked beverages across the city. Drink up!
The Denver Art Museum is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado. The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of …
Babareeba Store Denver gets a good name at this stylish Highland shop featuring trendy togs and jewelry and classic vintage wear. Approximately 70 percent of clothing and shoes reflect modern fashions from well-known stores like Ann …
From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry …
The Bazaar also features vitrines curated by Murray Moss of Manhattan’s (and West Hollywood’s) hyper-design shop Moss, and if you see something you’ve just got to have — a fabulously expensive Nymphemburg porcelain tchotchke, a gilded piglet piggy bank, a vintage model powerboat, a fetching pair of gentleman’s shoes or, my favorite, a set of finger puppets depicting five or six notables (including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) — why, by all means break out that platinum credit card.
On January 31, 1984, The Grill on the Alley, located steps from Rodeo Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, opened its doors and became an instant hit. Its continued success has earned The Grill an …
City Hall is the premier live music venue that everyone is raving about in Denver. This music venue has hosted some of the best musical acts in the industry today. From The Game to Katy Perry, …
The Living Room is located at 1055 Broadway in Denver (between 10th & 11th, next to Arby’s), and opened in August of 2009, with a fabulous wine and beer list, and a menu of mouth-watering small dishes along with an Enomatic wine sampling system allowing customers the ability to taste 24 varying wines by the ounce simply with the swipe of a card and a touch of a button.
Running a high-profile entertainment-themed restaurant chain has proved perilous for others, however. Competitors such as Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Cafe have taken embarrassing financial thrashings in the past, though both continue to operate.
Hard Rock, in …
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 …
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 …
Spa Luce offers a one of a kind tranquil urban oasis within the fast paced excitement of the world’s most famous city. We are delighted to offer our guests a chance to escape into a beautiful …
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) …
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 …
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 …
Flying A applies the adage “something old, something new” to fashionable clothing. Mixing vintage stock with contemporary attire, this Danish shop has built its business on catering to a crowd that prefers downtown cool over Soho …
Sel de la Terre offers the rustic country fare of Provence & surrounding Southern France. Fresh local bounty is the motivation behind our creative, yet rustic menu, and the warm and comfortable atmosphere of Sel de la Terre makes it the ideal place to enjoy a meal no matter the occasion.
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
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 …