In the past, an invitation to a supper club would bring thoughts of middle-aged women having a potluck dinner and detailing the neighborhood gossip. But New York City has brought supper clubs to a whole new innovative and quirky level. Here, we’ve rounded up 6 of the most unique secret supper clubs, rated more for their usage of clever covert locations than on the exclusivity of an invitation. These range from dinners in reclaimed dumpsters, to private homes to helipads.
Whether you’re an urban dweller looking for better access to organic produce or an agriculturalist looking for better access to a community, Farmigo is the company that will change how you interact with people and food. The website, launched in California in 2009, allows individuals to order a wide array of seasonal, fresh foods from small community farms. Each order is packaged and shipped within 48 hours of harvest and sent to designated communal pick up locations to be picked up by the customer at a prearranged time. At the helm of each pick up location is a community organizer, considered the backbone of the entire operation, that ensures that all orders are shipped and available to the customers as requested. And Farmigo is getting ever closer to the New York City market, with the opening of its headquarters in Gowanus, Brooklyn last week
Don’t put away your reds, whites and blues just yet because Bastille Day is right around the corner! Celebrate French National Day all weekend long with events and activities around New York City in anticipation of the holiday on Monday, July 14th. Vive La France!
Just in time for Bastille Day, luxury mustard makers Maille will be bringing a mustard bar to Manhattan in the form of a food truck from July 11th to 13th. Originally, La Maison Maille held the unique responsibility of supplying King Louis XV of France with his official stash of vinegar and mustard. A visit to the food truck comes with complimentary tastings of five different varieties and a chance to compose an individual palette of Dijon flavors. Click here for more information on Maille and for a complete list of when and where Maille Mustard Mobile with be available. (more…)
It’s that time of year. Music in the parks, films under the stars and lots of bar and restaurant crawls. Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue in Harlem is back for a second year next Tuesday with the $5 cocktail and appetizer special and an impressive lineup of restaurants. So if you haven’t been, here’s your chance to try a dozen of them – all at once. This is our illustrated guide to what to see on the Summer Sizzles crawl in Harlem!
If there was anywhere to travel half way around the world for, it just might be The Rock in Zanzibar, Tanzania. This restaurant, perched on a rock in the Indian Ocean, seems dropped from a fairy tale. During high tide, it becomes a veritable island with a wooden boat taking you the short distance to shore. In low tide, you simply walk across the seaweed strewn beach to get to this magical place. Both methods will take you to a rickety wooden staircase and into the restaurant, built in the local Zanzibar architectural style with a Makuti palm tree roof. In the back, there’s a beautiful patio where you can grab a cocktail surrounded on three sides by the turquoise seas. Inside, there are 12 cozy tables for lunch and dinner.