Top 12 Eats: The Village Voice’s Choice Eats 10th Anniversary

Originally Published on Woman Around Town. Ahh, it’s that time of year again! Foodies in New York rejoice as winter clothes are packed away, the sunshine is beaming, and summer food and drink festivals begin to ramp up. One of the first major food events of the season is the much-anticipated Village Voice’s Choice Eats…

Date Night Coming Up? Consider Strip House Steakhouse in Midtown

Originally Published by Woman round Town. When I told a friend of mine that I was dining at Strip House, his ears and eyebrows perked up. “A strip club?” he innocently questioned. No, while it’s by no means a strip club, the ambiance exudes sexiness, and so does the food! Red vinyl banquettes, a second-level…

The Anthony-Bringing 1950’s Glam to Greenwich Village

Originally published on Woman Around Town.  Nicholas Semkiw and ADB Hospitality have opened a 1950s-themed restaurant and lounge—The Anthony on Bleecker Street. Judging by their Instagram and Yelp photos, they already have a buzz as being a smashing after-hours dance club, a swanky lounge on the mezzanine level overlooking the main floor, bottle service and…

When in the Theater District, Eat at Bea!

Originally Published at Woman Around Town. The Theater District welcomes a new restaurant and bar into the neighborhood; and this one is bound to stick around! Bea, named after owner Sotir Zonea’s Romanian grand-mother, offers a comfortable and relaxed ambiance accompanied with a very special food and cocktail menu. Despite the inherent bustle of Hell’s…

Nerdlesque Fest For the Nerds, Dorks, and Dweebs of the Intergalaxies

Originally Published at Woman Around Town How do erotic burlesque dancers relate to the nerd culture of video games, comics, and sci-fi? The act of burlesque evokes sexual empowerment and a sort of liberation from patriarchal subjectivity. On the other hand, comic cons often have a bad reputation for misogyny and elitism. From April 3rd…

Ariana – Russian Food with a Modern Twist

Originally Published on Woman Around Town Ariana, a contemporary Russian restaurant and lounge is featuring new food and cocktails to add to their winter menu. Last week Ariana Grinblat herself was there to host a tasting event which was the perfect touch for someone who hasn’t dined at the restaurant before. She defined the cuisine…

Eklektikon Brings Greek Wine to New York

Originally Published at Woman Around Town There is an abundance of French, Spanish, and Italian wines in New York City’s finest restaurants and liquor stores. Somewhere along the way, Greece lost its presence in the United States. In response, the importers at Eklektikon are enthusiastic about sharing a new wave of Greek wines throughout the…

Kurry Qulture – For Modern Indian Cuisine in Astoria

Originally Published at Woman Around Town   Owner Sonny Solomon and Executive Chef Binder Saini are serving up not only quality eats, but also a new energy to the Indian dining scene in Astoria. If you look around you’ll notice that the trendy and booming Queens neighborhood has an Indian restaurant on nearly ever block,…

Machiavelli Serves Up Food Fit for a Prince (or Princess) Machiavelli Serves Up Food Fit for a Prince (or Princess)

Originally Published at Woman Around Town For over five years, restaurant owner Nathalie De La Fontaine and Chef Gian Pietro Ferro have been dishing up northern Italian cuisine at Machiavelli on the Upper West Side. The hand-painted velvet drapes, wrought-iron candelabras, and wide hand-carved chairs adorned with vibrant upholstered cushions and oversized tassels make you…

COMPANY XIV’s NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the Sexiest Holiday Gift in NYC

Company XIV’s NUTCRACKER ROUGE; Now thru January 7 Irondale Theater, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217   The adults-only revival of Nutcracker Rouge is back to arouse audiences this holiday season. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, Company XIV reimagines the classic Christmas tale as a sensual feast for the…

Steps to Becoming a Freelance Dramaturg

Last weekend, LMDA (Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas) held their 30th annual conference in NYC at Columbia University. To my great disappointment I was unable to attend the conference but luckily a number of the discussions were streamed online and are now archived on HowlRound.com. I want to respond to one particular discussion…