5/13/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Raspberry Sunrise Mother’s Day Mimosa

Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa is beautiful drink is the perfect fancy treat for Mother’s Day. Extra points for serving it to her in bed. Continue reading

5/13/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Shirley Caesar- I Remember Mama

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Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is considered the First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit. 

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5/14/17 O&A NYC ART: Peter McMath- Art Meets Fashion For Mother’s Day At Bloomingdales

Artist Peter McMath’s fascination with nature and color has become a major fashion element for the Mother’s Day celebration at Bloomingdales. The windows on 59th Street abound with McMath’s art, paper sculptures and accessories. A collaboration with the Central Park Conservancy, Bloomingdales and the artist the Mother’s Day visuals will remain until May 25th.  Continue reading

5/14/17 O&A NYC O&A GOSPEL SUNDAY- HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!: I Remember Mama- Shirley Caesar

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Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is considered the First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit. 

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5/15/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Gospelfest 2016

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Gospelfest 2016 – Honor Thy Mother took place on Saturday May 7th, 2016 at the Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ). The event produced a two-fold celebration; it is both the ultimate gospel music extravaganza and a wonderful tribute to our mothers. The Mother’s Day Eve event has become a day long gospel event for the entire family and community.  Continue reading

5/10/15 O&A Gospel Sunday- Happy Mother’s Day: I Remember Mama- Shirley Caesar

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Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is known as   First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit. 

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5/9/15 O&A It’s Saturday- Anything Goes: Mother’s Day Brunch

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Happy Mother’s Day! It Moms day so why not treat her to brunch? There are great places throughout New York City to share this special day with the special lady in your life. O&A NYC Magazine highlights four restaurants, that exemplify the diversity of  our great city.

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5 and Diamond, 2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (112-113th), is an quaint uptown eatery. The brunch menu has quite a few options including classics like French Toast, Harlem inspired Pancakes with Fried Chicken and Maple Syrup, and Low Country South Carolina Shrimp and Grits. There is an unlimited brunch cocktail option with any entree for an additional $16. For Brunch reservations, call or text Malandra at 917 514 6962

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Char No. 4, 196 Smith Street, Brooklyn, is located in a 19th century row house in Cobble Hill Brooklyn. Southern dishes and hospitality are the norm serving biscuits Benedict with smoked ham and sausage gravy, buttermilk pancakes with apples, and BBQ brisket hash to early (and not-so-early) risers. Whiskey is the house specialty, so make sure to try the chipotle-bourbon Bloody Mary or the whiskey milk fizz (Jack Daniel’s, cream, mample syrup, Amaretto and nutmeg). Brunch is served from 10am – 4pm for reservations call (718) 643-2106. 

Char No. 4 Brunch Menu

Blueberry Pancakes Maple Butter /13
Biscuits Benedict Smoked Ham, Poached Eggs & Mornay Sauce / 14
Mushroom, Kale & Cheddar Fritatta Crispy Fingerling Potatoes & Green Salad / 15
Pulled Pork & Cheese Grits Braised Collard Greens & Poached Eggs / 16
Poached Eggs Bacon-Cheddar Grits / 10
Pulled Pork Sandwich Kale Slaw, Jalepeño Mayo & Barbecue Chips / 14
Butter Lettuce Salad Sunflower Seeds, Sheep’s Milk Cheese & Sherry Vinagrette / 10
Smoked Ham, Egg & Cheese Sandwich Pickled Onions, Garlic Mayo & Crispy Potatoes / 14

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Crispy Potatoes, Pork Sausage & a Buttermilk Biscuit
includes coffee & a glass of orange juice / 16

Thick Cut Bacon /5
Buttermilk Biscuit Maple Butter / 4
Pork Sausage / 5
Crispy Potatoes / 6
Cheese Grits / 5

Chipotle Bourbon Bloody Mary / 8
Mimosa /7
Hound Dog / 10
Grapefruit juice, lime, mint, honey, bourbon
Louisville Sunset / 10
Pineapple juice, cranberry, lime, bourbon
Whiskey Milk Fizz / 10
Jack Daniel’s, almond, nutmeg

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The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Queens, is a chill dining experience filled with burritos, tacos and fantastic huevos rancheros, visit this Long Island City restaurant and comedy theater, which houses two stages and a separate dining area. At each table you’ll get unlimited tortilla chips and homemade salsa. Check out the patio or the downstairs bar and performance space, which hosts a variety of acts. The kitchen serves all kinds of savory Tex-Mex standbys, but for a twist, try the “yoga” burrito (avocado and fresh goat cheese) or the seafood burrito (fried shrimp or fish with wasabi sauce).

The Creek and the Cave Brunch Menu

HUEVOS RANCHEROS 9.95
A delicious stack of scrambled eggs, melted cheese, black beans, and guacamole, served on crispy corn tortilla with sour cream and your choice of salsa verde or chipotle

CHILAQUILES 9.95
Two eggs sunny side up with grilled skirt steak served with tortillas soaked in salsa verde with a drizzle of sour cream

BREAKFAST BURRITO 10.95
Eggs, homemade pico de gallo, with cheese and sour cream wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with your choice of grilled skirt steak or chorizo sausage.

THE CREEK BREAKFAST 8.95
Two scrambled eggs, threes slices of crisp bacon & home fries.

SAUSAGE GRAVY & BISCUITS 6.95
(WEEKENDS ONLY) Two large, flaky biscuits smothered in a down home sawmill gravy with Chorizo made right here at The Creek.

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Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria offer a Sunday Brunch that is truly a dedicant treat. Located in the lobby area (near the famous clock) of the Waldorf Astoria you will find one of the most sumptuous brunches in all of New York City. Sunday brunch at Peacock Alley is legendary offering diners an array of choices from lobster and caviar to mimosas and champagne; and, of course, breakfast favorites such as Eggs Benedict are also available. 

The Brunch at Peacock Alley

The Brunch is $98 per adult, $65 per child (ages 5-12), plus taxes and gratuity, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm (final seating). Reservations are strongly recommended especially during peak times such as Thanksgiving weekend and Mother’s Day. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.com: http://www.opentable.com/peacock-alley or by calling (212) 872-4895. Jackets are requested for gentlemen but, not required.

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Wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day

 Bon Appétit