Recap: Bowlmor Chelsea Piers party
We had an especially awesome weekend, thanks to over 500 of our amazing readers who braved the chilly weather to celebrate the release of Time Out Kids' annual camp guide! Tons of NYC families came out to our free bash on Saturday, February 28 at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers where we witnessed kids bowling strikes, gearing up for laser tag missions and even braving the gravity ropes course! There was plenty of tasty food—pizza, hot dogs and french fries included—plus, families got to play some awesome arcade games and snap photos with Bowlmor's mascot, Pinny! Thank you so much to everyone who came out, we hope you had a blast!
Time Out New York's singles party at American Cut
As we celebrated the release of our annual Singles issue on February 2, Time Out New York braved the snow to mix and mingle at LDV Hospitality’s sexy steak restaurant American Cut, featuring Iron Chef Marc forgione. Unattached guest got a chance to meet some of New York's most eligible along with singles from our popular Undateables column. At the end of the night everyone got lucky, scoring a gift bag filled with goodies courtesy of Frames NYC and Babeland.
Big Cheesy: Winter Edition Recap
On January 24 and 25, just before the winter blizzard, Time Out New York readers massed together into Openhouse Gallery where they were greeted by the warmth and sweet aroma of grilled cheese. From there, things got hot and heavy as Time Out New York and Openhouse hosted the fifth annual grilled-cheese tasting competition the Big Cheesy: Winter Edition. This year's contenders included Sons of Essex, Hudson Common, Eggs Travaganza, Twist and Smash'd, Mrs. Dorsey's Kitchen and Fame by Alex Mitow. These cheesy craftsmen gave their own twist to the classic American snack, creating artisanal masterpieces for everyone to enjoy—and if six gooey sandwiches weren't enough to satisfy hungry bellies, guest were also treated to two frosty brews courtesy of Goose Island. As with any grilled-cheese competition, only one can reign supreme on the mountain of melted cheese. And the crowning victor of this year is…Hudson Common with its delicious French Toast Grilled Cheese Seven Cheese Blend sandwich (…sweet and salty done right). Thanks for coming out and staying warm with us at the fifth annual Big Cheesy: Winter Edition. We are very proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will benefit Food Bank For NYC, and we can't wait for next year!
Recap: Time Out Events' whiskey and lingerie party (slide show)
If you have a thing for lingerie and whiskey (and let's face it—who doesn't?), then you probably should have been at our recent event, cohosted by Flora Nuit. The Brooklyn-based company collects designer unmentionables from all over the world and throws shopping parties wherever you choose, so you can try on their wares in a comfortable atmosphere with friends instead of in an awkward fitting room. And, lucky for us, the site of the start-up's party on January 25 (a Time Out Event) was the Thompson LES Hotel. A ladies-only crowd perused stunning bras, undies and robes while enjoying cocktails from Campari America's Women & Whiskies program and chocolate from Guittard. Scope out the scene in the photos above, and check out Time Out's upcoming exclusive events in New York so that you don't miss out next time.
Recap: Time Out Events' Singles Party (slide show)
This past Wednesday was Time Out's Singles Party, our annual bash that coincides with the release of our Cheap Dates issue. The site of the shindig was Avenue, a Chelsea club that gave the evening a fun, risqué touch with red lighting and great music. Despite it being a cold and snowy day, the room was packed with young professionals. Our new editor-in-chief, Terri White, was also part of the crowd for her first Time Out Event. There were complimentary slices from Artichoke Basille's Pizza, chocolate from ROYCE' and drinks from Bud Light, and Babeland passed out gift bags containing sexy toys throughout the night. Click through the photos above to scope out the scene, and check out Time Out's upcoming exclusive events in New York so that you don't miss out next time.
Recap: Time Out Events' Essex Street Market tasting (slide show)
Thank you for spending the evening with Time Out New York and the Lower East Side BID at the 75th anniversary of NYC’s iconic Essex Street Market. This night drew a fantastic crowd with vendors including Saxelby Cheese, Pain d'Avignon and Rainbo's Fish. After everyone got their fill of delicious food and complimentary drinks from Brooklyn Brewery, Wodka Vodka, and Alibi Whiskey they also enjoyed extra special tastings from Neuman's Kitchen and celebrity chef Brooks Headley of Del Posto, they continued the festivities over at Essex Restaurant for an exclusive after-party. Click through the photos above for a taste of the shindig, and check out our upcoming exclusive events so that you don't miss out next time. Participating vendors Batista Grocery Brooklyn Taco Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space Davidovich Bakery Essex Farm Grocery Essex Restaurant Heritage Meat Shop La Tiendita Luca & Bosco Luis Meat Market Ni Japanese Deli Nordic Preserves, Fish & Wildlife Company Neuman's Kitchen Pain d'Avignon Peasant Stock Porto Rico Importing Co. Rainbo's Fish Roni-Sue's Chocolates Saxelby Cheesemongers Viva Fruits and Vegetables
Recap: Time Out Events' whiskey tasting at Rochelle's (slide show)
On Monday, February 24, Time Out readers beat the winter blues with a guided tasting of retro whiskeys from Heaven Hill Distilleries at Leave Rochelle Out of It. This new LES nightlife destination, named after the mutual girl who got away from owners Brett David (Sons of Essex) and whiskey aficionado Steve Yorsz, tees up a selection of more than 60 whiskeys, handcrafted cocktails and delectable eats. Check out our upcoming exclusive events so that you don't miss out next time.
Why fine diners need to hear the stories behind their bush tucker
This piece was written by Tanya Orman, Channel Manager at NITV and chair of our upcoming Time Out Talk: The Politics of Bushfood Now. Book your tickets here. Whether it’s your morning coffee brewing ritual or nightly meal with your family, what and how we consume food and drink often bears more significance than simply fuelling our bodies and satisfying cravings. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, that’s no different. The collecting and preparing of food is intertwined with our story-lines and is a crucial part of our identities. Growing up in Central Queensland, I remember the stories my family would share as we prepared meals around the kitchen table – from my Grandfather’s smoked echidna to Nan’s fried scones with syrup butter. Just the smell from a campfire takes me straight back to childhood – to the laughter, love and life lessons given to me through the act of food gathering and preparation. The recent trend which has seen Indigenous foods like bush plums, finger limes and crocodile become increasingly visible on Australian fine-dining restaurant menus is really the first time Indigenous Australians have been recognised for the food we’ve been cooking and eating for thousands of years, in a fine dining context. And while I see this as a really positive way of acknowledging the rich culture and extensive knowledge of Indigenous Australians, it’s equally important to consider the history and story of how that bush food has ended up on our plates and in our supe