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.

4/7/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 7 through April 14, 2019

Its beginning to feel a lot like springtime, and New Yorkers are out and about!  And this week we have a new film about the Queen of Soul and a Fosse muse on Broadway. America’s mother of modern dance turns 93 in Chelsea and Arthur Mitchell’s dream turns 50. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

3/10/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 10- March 16, 2019

New York, New York a helluva town! This week we have theatre in Brooklyn, on Broadway and “Da Bronx”. Chi-town is dancing in our town; and art from Fifth Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

3/3/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos

 

Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos are an easy and fun Sunday Brunch for idea. Put a little fire in your Sunday morning gathering.  Continue reading

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

2/3/19 O&A NYC FOOD- SUPER BOWL WINGS: Mango BBQ Chicken

Mango BBQ Chicken are a blend of sweet and spicy flavors. If you want more heat use a stronger chili.  Continue reading

2/2/19 O&A NYC FOOD- YOUR SUPER BOWL WINGS: Apple-Honey Drumsticks

Apple-Honey Drumsticks with their zesty-sweet sauce at little more than 300 calories per pair. Drumsticks are one of the most inexpensive parts of the chicken, so this recipe is as friendly to your wallet as it is your waistline. Continue reading

2/2/19 O&A NYC FOOD- YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY: Super Bowl Seafood Pizza

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Pizza is a staple at most Super Bowl Parties. Don’t call your local pizza chain make an upscale seafood pizza guaranteed to compete with the half time show. Continue reading

2/1/19 O&A NYC FOOD- SUPER BOWL WING WEEK: Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip

Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip may sound a little exotic. Just try this tangy-but-sweet sauce made with strawberries, chipotles, and balsamic vinegar and you will be pleasantly surprised. As if that’s not flavorful enough, serve the wings with a creamy blend of avocado, blue cheese, and sour cream.
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