Birdland Jazz Club

The other evening I was invited by a friend to go to the Birdland Jazz Club which is located at 315 W. 44th Street. So it’s ever since most of Chicago’s top musicians moved to New York in the mid-to-late 1920s that New York City has been the Jazz Mecca. Nearly every major jazz style…

Cookies for Kid’s Cancer Fundraiser

On Tuesday evening, March 12th, nearly 50 acclaimed chefs, over 400 guests, 11,900 cookies and more than 50 donated works of art can be found at Metropolitan West in New York City for the 6th Annual Chefs for Kids’ Cancer gala to raise funds for childhood cancer research. 50 Chefs will prepare a 4-course custom meal for…

Deninos on MacDougal Street

Yesterday, I met a group of folks for lunch and to see the Movie Gloria Bell which was playing at The Angelika Theater.  So we decided to eat at a restaurant Deninos which was located at 93 MacDougal Street located not far from the theater and Washington Square Park. Denino’s Pizzeria is a landmark in…

The Peking Duck House

It’s time to celebrate The Chinese New Year and 2019 is the Year of The Pig.  It’s also known as Yuan Tan which means the new beginning or let bygones be bygones.  In addition The Year of The Pig also  represents luck, good fortune, wealth and general prosperity. So to help celebrate the holiday I joined…

Franchia-A Vegan Cafe

The other day I met a friend for lunch at Franchia which is a Vegan Cafe which is located at 12 Park Avenue between 34th Street and 35th Street.   Franchia is a multi level space with a mix of modern simplicity and traditional Korean decor set off by heavy dark wood grating. Here are…

Fantabulous Pinch Kitchen in Miami

I was visiting family in Miami and my sister-in-law and I decided to go to a restaurant called Pinch Kitchen. Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes create small plates of New American Freestyle Cuisine for sharing and pairing. “A Pinch Of This — A Pinch Of That”  A motto that Pinch Kitchen was born from.…

Irish Historical Society Hosts Joyce’s Novella The Dead

The other evening I was thrilled to be attending an immersive theater experience of Joyce’s Novella The Dead at The Irish Historical Society.  The Irish Historical Society is non-partisan and non-sectarian Society and is located at 991 Fifth Avenue.  The Society hosted this play for The Irish Repertory Theatre and it was an extremely  enchanting…

CRF Honors Dr. Clyde Yancy

On December 7th, 2018 The Cardiovascular Research Foundation  also known as CRF honored the renowned cardiologist Dr. Clyde Yancy for this extraordinary contributions to the field at at the annual Pulse of the City Gala.  This event was held at The Plaza, which is located at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. Funds raised at…

Canines and Cocktails

On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 I attended Bideawee’s Second Annual Young Professional Committee Fall Benefit, “Cocktails and Canines”. The event took place at 287 Gallery in Manhattan to raise funds and awareness for the rescue animals of Bideawee.  There was an open bar music, dining, mingling and dancing!  There was also a silent auction, appetizers…

Morso-A New York Taste of Tuscany

The other “very” cold and blustery Manhattan evening, I wound up meeting a few friends at Morso, 420 E. 59th Street. Morso is the essence of Chief Pino Loungo Tuscan’s homeland.  Chief Luongo shaped the Italian menuswith restaurants including Le Madri, Mad 61, Tuscan Square and Centolire.  For Morso, his values remain unchanged and include…