Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Happy Turkey Day!

So on this blessed day, it seems like it would be appropriate to make a trite list of 'things we are thankful for' this year.  (Although, we secretly love making lists so we've been looking forward to this for a while.)

Things We Are Thankful For:

- Taylor Lautner, aka Jacob the Werewolf from Twilight.  Ya know.  For his acting.  Duh.

- watching the First Lady look absolutely beautiful in a champagne-hued, silk chiffon Naeem Khan creation at the First State Dinner for the P.M. of India.

- Pumpkin Pie French Toast.  Yes, it really is as good as it sounds (and looks!)

- Watching backstage snippets from the 2009 Victoria's Secret Show (set to air 12/1), hearing about the girls' eating habits and exercise regiments (leafy vegetables and 2-4 hour daily workouts), and reaching for another piece of french toast.

- The Chrystie at the Eldridge.  Oh, and the ginger mint lemonade at GoldBar.

- Blog eye-candy: Fujifiles.  We are in love, love, love with this blog.

- Our readers, aka you!

Thanks for being so patient while we've been pulling disappearing acts, thanks for reading and commenting, and thanks for supporting us.

We'll be back tomorrow!  Go eat some pie!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Can you keep a secret?

The speakeasy trend may be trite and unoriginal at this point, but we can't help but love hearing about new spots popping up in the most random of places- attics, underground cellars, storage closets...

Anyway, a tipster has told Eater NY (formerly DBTH) editor Scott Solish that a new subterranean lounge is set to soft open in approximately two weeks, underneath 149 Mulberry.

"It will be run by the owner of Cafe Palermo, the mildly well known, yet still dime a dozen looking cannoli joint across the street."

Top this off with an entranceway through those I'm-scared- I'm-going-to-fall-in black basement grates and a two-way mirror so that "they" can see you coming, and you've got "My Little Secret," the working name for the lounge.


Last week, GrubStreet at NYMag brought to our attention a new, hidden joint in the Lower East Side that boasts a jukebox, easygoing crowd, and $4 and $5 wine.

Sounds great and all, but GrubStreet decided to keep the place a secret and won't discuss the actual details.

" We had to agree not to reveal the exact location- we can share a few clues to the determined, however: It's below a Dominican restaurant and is farther east than weekend revelers usually go."

Hmm..looks like we may be running into random broom closets and confused-looking kitchen staff at various Domincan restaurants on the LES in search of this hidden haven.

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