2/25/18 O&A NYC FOOD/SUNDAY BRUNCH: Jamaican Jerk Steak Tacos

Jamaican Jerk Steak Tacos spice up a rainy Sunday brunch. This quick and easy dish helps create a fun, laid back brunch where the attention stays on your guest(s).  Continue reading

2/17/18 O&A NYC FOOD: Individual Beef Wellington

Individual Beef Wellington are impressive and make a really very easy yet elegant Sunday Brunch. Perfect for a cold snowy Sunday late morning/early afternoon Brunch. Served with a glass of champagne (and use your imagination for desert). Continue reading

2/17/18 ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES (ART): Basquiat – Documentary


A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Continue reading

2/12/18 O&A NYC ART: The National Portrait Gallery Unveils Barack And Michelle Obama Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. The paintings were being unveiled Monday February 12, 2018 (the official holiday of Abraham Lincoln) at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits. Continue reading

2/9/18 O&A NYC FOOD- MORE GRILL CHEESE PLEASE!: Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Brisket Grilled Cheese is a gooey comfort food sandwich at its best! All you need is a few slices of leftover Brisket to make this work.

Ingredients
  • 8 slices Italian bread or Texas toast
  • butter
  • 1 cup heaping shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heaping shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2-3 slices leftover brisket, shredded
Instructions
  1. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon on one side of each piece of bread. To make a sandwich, place a piece of bread buttered-side down.
  2. Cover the unbuttered side with shredded Cheddar cheese, then a layer of brisket, followed by a layer of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  3. Place another piece of bread unbuttered side down on top. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.
  4. Heat a pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Cook 1 or 2 sandwiches at a time, until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted.

2/9/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Jenifer Lewis- The Mother of Black Hollywood, “Always Check The Meat”

Jenifer Lewis reads an excerpt from her new book The Mother of Black Hollywood- “Always Check The Meat”.

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2/5/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES- : Odell Beckham Jr And Eli Manning- Time of My Life (2018 Super Bowl Commercial)

Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.and Landon Collins teamed up to show us why celebrations matter. Manning showed off his best Patrick Swayze dancing skills, and Beckham Jr. did a fantastic Jennifer Grey as Baby impersonation, as the Giants began to prepare for the 2018 season with a little “Dirty Dancing” homage.  Continue reading

1/25/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Alicia Keys – Fallin’

Fallin  by Alicia Keys from her debut studio album Songs in A Minor (2001). It was released as the lead single from Songs in A Minor in April 2, 2001, by J Records. Fallin is generally considered her signature song.  Continue reading

1/12/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Motion Dancer Refat Abdullayev

Motion Dancer Refat Abdullayev on got Talent as he performs an amazing emotional dance routine on Poland’s Got Talent 2017. We see the influence of urban American of the contemporary dance scene.  Continue reading

1/10/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Storyboard P. At Kill Or Be Killed Dance Battle

By Adewale Adekanbi

Storyboard P. was one of the judges at the recent Kill Or Be Killed 10 Evil Xmas 2 dance battle in Brooklyn, but  the Mutant/Flex icon and Bessie Award winner couldn’t let the opportunity to dance go unchallenged. Continue reading