7/4/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: JULY 4- JULY 7, 2019

July 4th is the start of a four day summer holiday weekend and New York is just getting warmed up. We will have a hot dog eating contest at Coney Island and a seafood boil festival in Brooklyn. Tap dance in Chelsea and Afropop in Central Park. Not to mention a jazz brunch in Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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4/21/19 O&A NYC FOOD: 7 Great Places For Easter Brunch In NYC

Easter Sunday is renowned for colorful bonnets and Sunday brunch. The late April Easter makes brunch great for Sunday spring afternoon. Here are a few restaurants that offer a special menu for a special day guaranteed to keep you Out and About

Armani Ristorante 717 Fifth Avenue offers aspecial four-course Easter menu ($105) nods at Italian tradition. Deviled eggs evoke rebirth, lamb symbolizes sacrifice, and bread marks the end of Lent. If you’re feeling really festive, you can hit the Easter parade on Fifth Avenue before brunch — or take advantage of the vantage point and watch it from the restaurant.

Pinch Chinese 177 Prince St., New York. Easter brunch gets the Chinese comfort food treatment at Pinch Chinese. Go for the bacon egg and cheese dumplings, Peking duck Benedict, or skirt steak and Sichuan spicy eggs. A $20 add-on gets you 60 minutes of unlimited punch, spritzes, and mimosas.

Brooklyn Cider House (1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn), serves brunch from 11am until 3pm, they’ll serve novel brunch cocktails like Ciderosa (fresh OJ and their Bone Dry cider), and ribeye steak and eggs, and a holiday special: braised lamb shoulder with wild rice and spring vegetables. And good news for those with furry friends at home — dogs are welcome to join the festivities on the deck.

Bocaito, 8115 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, New York. The Latin fusion cafe’s regular menu (Dominican and Colombian breakfast, brunch paella, piña colada chicken and waffles) will be available, and every entree comes with two cocktails.

The Stone House At Clove Lakes, 1150 Clove Rd, Staten Island, NY. Set back on a little island between the lake and the woods, this literal stone house in Clove Lakes Park makes you feel like you’re in a cozy castle, protected from the outside world by a moat. The large dining room is suitable for bigger groups. Choose between the $35 seated brunch (freshly baked croissants, your choice of entree, sides of bacon, sausage, and home fries, plus cookies and brownies for dessert), or the $42 grand brunch buffet (ham, turkey, eggs, pasta, salads, sides, and a chocolate fountain) this Easter.

The Black Whale 279 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY: The offbeat nautical decor conjures up Cape Cod in the Bronx at this “cute” City Island vet where the inexpensive New American menu includes some notably decadent desserts; fans find the terrific Sunday brunch and lovely back patio equally memorable.

The Cecil, 210 W 118th St. New York: Executive Chef JJ Johnson is offering Afro-Asian American-influenced specials to the menu at The Cecil on Easter Sunday. The Harlem restaurant will feature menu additions such as roasted lamb with spicy mint jelly; black kale salad with curry goat yogurt and pickled grape; and charred octopus with chili cilantro oil. Brunch on Easter Sunday will also include a live performance from local jazz musician Dandy Wellington.

2/19/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Creamy Garlic Scallops Spaghetti With Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallops Spaghetti with Bacon is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for two or at any time of the year you want to pamper yourself or a special person. Ready in well under 30 minutes, this quick & easy meal that’s sure to impress while keep your focus on your guest(s). Continue reading

1/26/19 O&A NYC GAME DAY WINGS: Baked Sticky General Tso’s Chicken Wings

Super Bowl and chicken wings go together like football shoulder pads and tight pants. With the game just one week away these sweet and spicy General Tso Sticky Wings are an instant touchdown. Continue reading

12/31/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Salted Caramel Banana Bread

Salted Caramel Banana Bread is drizzled and stuffed with caramel! This banana bread is decadent enough for dessert, but we’re still all for eating a slice or two for breakfast.  Continue reading

12/30/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Crab Cake Poppers

Crab Cakes Poppers are a mouth-watering holiday treat you won’t be able to stop eating. Continue reading

12/29/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH STYLE: The Classic Bellini

The Bellini originating in Venice, Italy, the Bellini is a deliciously refreshing cocktail made with fresh white peach purée and chilled Prosecco. Continue reading

12/29/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH IDEAS: Stovetop Roasted Pears with Dulce de Leche

Stovetop Roasted Pears with Dulce de Leche is an easy holiday treat. All you need are two ingredients to make the homemade dulce de leche. You can top these pears with the decadent mixture or eat it with a spoon.

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12/28/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Shrimp And Goat Cheese Tarts

Shrimp and Goat Cheese Tarts! An elegant and delicious appetizer for any party. Puff pastry rounds topped with tomatoes, feta, and tomatoes. Simple yet so delicious! Continue reading