Food and Event Planning

3/8/24 O&A NYC WEEKEND BRUNCH: Honey Butter Glazed Garlic Salmon- Whip It Up With Jay

In this video I will be showing you the recipe to this delicious Honey Butter Glazed Garlic Salmon. It is a super easy recipe that your family will love- Whip It Up With Jay Continue reading

1/14/24 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: How to Make Shrimp and Grits Southern style-That Savage Kitchen

Shrimp and Grits is a classic dish enjoyed by many Southerners but sadly this Southern boy (Me) hasn’t had proper Shrimp and Grits so today imma show you my take on Shrimp and Grits. Continue reading

12/7/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: West African Peanut Sauce with Udon Noodles

Chef JJ Johnson of Fieldtrip in New York City is on a mission to expand the definition of the world’s “mother sauces” to include the West African peanut sauce. Continue reading

9/28/23 O&A NYC COMFORT FOOD BRUNCH: Crab Cakes

Here’s another must try video recipe by Smokin and Grillin’s chef AB. These are the best Crab Cakes ever! Continue reading

5/28/23 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Lobster Tail

Lobster tail is kinda expensive, and therefore it seems pretty fancy. But it’s actually incredibly easy to make. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is the perfect dinner to make for a special occasion. The herb butter is PERFECT.  Continue reading

4/30/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Chicken Quesadillas and Homemade Pico de Gallo- Quick and Easy Mexican Recipe

Chicken Quesadilla is a Mexican recipe which is quick and easy to prepare for Sunday brunch  or dinner. These quesadillas will also be the centerpiece of your Cinco de Mayo party.  Continue reading

1/22/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: How To Make Lobster Mac & Cheese

On a cold rainy Sunday what is better comfort food than Lobster Mac & Cheese! Continue reading

11/27/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH- COMFORT FOOD: Honey Butter Glazed Garlic Salmon

In this video Whip It Up With Jay  will  show us a delicious Honey Butter Glazed Garlic Salmon recipe. It is a super easy recipe that your family will love. Continue reading

4/30/22 O&A NYC MAGAZINE SUNDAY SPRING BRUNCH: How To Make Fried Crab Bites

Chef Matt (a self taught Home Chef from Virginia) has a passion for cooking and sharing my creations. “Too many of us have drifted away from the kitchen – and my goal is to change that! Let’s Make It Happen!”  Continue reading

4/20/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Happy 420 Day- Try Making Pot Brownies!

 By Walter Rutledge Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate 420 Day than with good old fashion Pot Brownies. This was a staple in hippy dippy 1960’s and the “Say it loud I’m stoned and I’m proud” 1970’s. If baking and getting stoned are on your list of… Continue reading

1/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Philly Cheese Steaks Done Right!

You can make an authentic cheese steak sandwich at home and it’s oh, so amazing. Begin with a ribeye steak and follow these steps to make perfect Classic Philly Cheese Steaks. Continue reading

11/25/21 O&A NYC FOOD AND EVENT PLANNING: Patti LaBelle’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Business Insider caught up with the Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle, so she could teach us how to make her world famous sweet potato pie. Her sweet potato pie famously flies off the shelves at Walmart. Continue reading

11/20/21 O&A NYC FOOD: Old School Thanksgiving Cornbread Dressing 

This Old School Cornbread Dressing  recipe by Chef Jeffery Williams has been a Thanksgiving staple for the Williams household for over 40 years. Continue reading

7/18/21 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Lobster Tail

Lobster tail is kinda expensive, and therefore it seems pretty fancy. But it’s actually incredibly easy to make. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is the perfect dinner to make for a special occasion. The herb butter is PERFECT.  Continue reading

6/19/21 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño Coleslaw

The grilling this weekend will now take place over a three day holiday event. And the perfect seafood treat is this Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño Coleslaw.  Continue reading

2/13/21 O&A NYC VALENTINE BRUNCH: New England Lobster Bake

For a great Valentine’s Day brunch serve up a seafood feast with some serious coastal flavor. Continue reading

9/9/20 O&A NYC BRUNCH: Grilled Ribeye With Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa

Juicy grilled ribeye topped with our Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa is a perfect late summer meal, when these special chile peppers from New Mexico are in season. Continue reading

8/30/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Split Lobster

Grilled Split Lobster cooked entirely on the grill ensures that no water gets inside the shell, which means you’ll get more concentrated lobster flavor. This recipe requires little preparation and is quick and easy, but has a real wow factor.  Continue reading

8/14/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Rum Glazed Grilled Shrimp

Rum Glazed Grilled Shrimp is a delicious appetizer for summertime grilling. A light and tasty glaze. If using wooden skewers, soak in lime juice or white wine for some extra flavor. Continue reading

8/2/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Hawaiian Chicken Skewers (with Video)

These Hawaiian Chicken Skewers are a fun and easy to prepare summer grilling treat. Say aloha to what will become everyone’s favorite BBQ skewers. Continue reading

6/28/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Cajun Style Southern Smoked Shrimp With Spicy Ranch Dip

Southern Style Smoked Cajun Shrimp With Spicy Ranch Dip is as delicious as it sounds.  Continue reading

6/26/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN WORKOUT: 11 Simple Steps To Lose Love Handles

11 simple steps to help you get rid of your love handles, burn fat, and lose weight. There is no need to follow a diet that makes you miserable just to lose some of that side fat commonly referred to as a muffin top. Continue reading

6/25/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: The Perfect Chili CheeseBurger

What say summer better than a spicy Chili Cheeseburger.  Continue reading

6/21/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Father’s Day Giant Tomahawk Ribeye Steak

The Giant Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is one of the most visually impressive steaks money can buy and make an impressive Father’s Day BBQ event. Featuring a thick chunk of Ribeye at one end, they usually have at least 6-8 inches of bone handle – perhaps the ultimate man meat lollipop. Continue reading

6/6/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Rib Eye With A Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

These grilled rib eye is smothers with a creamy blue cheese sauce. Continue reading

5/30/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled California Chicken

This Grilled California Chicken recipe from Delish is a refreshing, light and healthy addition to the weekend backyard menu.  Continue reading

5/28/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Double Chocolate Brownie Pancakes

Super fluffy chocolate brownie cake for breakfast without a baking time that you can eat while you fry! Drizzled with a chocolate sauce/ganache! Who’s coming for breakfast? Continue reading

5/24/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN SUNDAY BRUNCH COCKTAIL: Triple-Layer Piña Coladas

The Triple-Layer Piña Colada will transport you to a different exotic tropical oasis with each delicious layer. Continue reading

5/23/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Jerk- Adding Spice To Your Memorial Weekend Grilling

By Rita Rubino Jerk- Not the antagonist in Terry McMillian real life drama, a movie with Steve Martin or Jerry Lewis, not a 1950’s beatnik dance, but a hot and spicy rub for chicken and pork. Continue reading

5/20/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Pan Seared Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce, rich and hearty but delectably healthy. This pan-seared salmon recipe is perfect for a fun brunch that is ready in under 20 minutes. Continue reading

5/18/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN HEALTHY CHOICES WITH SIMEON PANDA: What I Eat To Stay Shredded Year Round (I Eat This Daily!)

Nutrition is one of the most important elements of a bodybuilding/workout  regiment. master trainer and physique model Simeon Panda shares his diet routine. Continue reading

5/17/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN SUNDAY BRUNCH COCKTAIL: Peach Sangria

This peach sangria is refreshing and beautiful, featuring white wine, brandy, and a load of sweet fruit. Great for lazy lockdown afternoons.  Continue reading

5/16/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN SUNDAY BRUNCH: Banana Pancakes

Packed with bananas, light and fluffy – this banana pancake recipe is super easy to make, any time of day! Continue reading

5/14/20 LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Louis Johnson Sweet And Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

This sweet and spicy fried chicken recipe is flavored with honey and hot sauce, and it tastes even better wedged between flaky buttermilk biscuits- Louis would have loved these sweet and spicy chicken treats. Continue reading

5/12/20 LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Louis Johnson Biscuit Sandwiches with Sweet And Spicy Chicken

This sweet and spicy fried chicken recipe is flavored with honey and hot sauce, and it tastes even better wedged between flaky buttermilk biscuits. Continue reading

5/10/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: Crab Cakes With Mango-Avocado Relish

Crab Cakes With Mango-Avocado Relish is the ultimate crab cake recipe with a burst of fresh flavor from a crunchy mango-avocado relish. Continue reading

5/7/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Easy Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Tart

This Easy Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Tart is a delicious appetizer or brunch recipe made with frozen puff pastry and Traditional Smoked Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. Continue reading

5/5/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Does anything beat homemade pancakes in the morning? Nope. These buttermilk pancakes are perfect: Not too sweet and loaded with blueberries in every. single. bite. Continue reading

5/1/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: How to Make Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

It’s cheesy, rich, and irresistible traditional Southern comfort food of shrimp and grits. This Charleston dish combines the sweet shrimp with spicy and smoky Andouille sausage on top of creamy, buttery grits.. Continue reading

4/23/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Crab, Tarragon and Lemon Linguine

This recipe for crab, tarragon and lemon linguine is really simple to make, ready in just 20 minutes, and comes in at under 500 calories, but is packed full of delicious, fresh flavours. It’s perfect for a midweek meal. Continue reading

10/14/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 14- 21, 2019

Fall is finally here! In New York that means cool mornings, sweater weather afternoons, jacket evenings and the arts. We have street art in Da Bronx, 90’s R&B in Harlem and Dance honors its own in the Village.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city… Continue reading

9/18/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Tuscan Butter Shrimp

Tuscan Butter Shrimp: Tuscan butter makes everything better, especially shrimp. The sauce is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it straight out of the pan, and we wouldn’t blame you. Continue reading

9/2/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Grilled Seafood Salad

Grilled Seafood Salad is a simple salad is the perfect dinner on warm, summer nights. It’s light yet satisfying — and comes together in a matter of minutes. Continue reading