While so many aspects of Scottish heritage have influenced North American culture that it’s easy to take them for granted, it’s always a grand occasion to celebrate them during Tartan Week, which will be unfolding from April 6-11. The expanding slate of events, featuring daily concerts, parties, and of course capped off by the 17th Annual Tartan Day Parade down Sixth Avenue on Saturday, April 11th, was announced at St. Andrews restaurant, at 140 West 46 Street – a site of a number of the events in store.
Located at 42 East 8th Street, on the same block as Cantor Film Center, Soho Tiffin Junction [www.sohotiffin.com] is something truly new in the constellation of restaurants proximal to NYU – and seems poised to appeal to the sort of international students and faculty who comprise a growing segment of the NYU community. When I observed to proprietor Jawahar Chirimar that the menu options seem similar to Chipotle (a branch of which is just down the street), yet with a fundamentally different emphasis on cuisine, ingredients and seasonings, he conceded that is no accident – and it’s that very simple and healthful presentation of options with regards to placing your order that make Soho Tiffin Junction seem at once familiar while somewhat exotic.
The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that will hopefully inspire.
The most-awaited event on the culinary calendar is once again in view. The James Beard Foundation Awards will be celebrating the finest achievements in the culinary arts with two events, on May 3rd and May 6th. The awards on Friday, May 3rd at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street) honor writers, journalists, graphic artists, restaurant designers, broadcasters, and people in broadcast media in more than 30 categories related to the culinary arts, and will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 PM to be followed by a catered dinner coinciding with the Awards program beginning at 7:00 PM. The host of the affair will be Ted Allen, a 2012 James Beard Award winner, and further details regarding information about the event and tickets can be had by calling (914) 231-6180.
Considering that I am the sort of traveller undeterred by the cold – I made my first visit to Sweden in the month of December – when I had the opportunity to journey to Quebec during the waning days of this winter, I was eager to go. I had only been to Montreal in the Province previously, and while I love that city and its at once cosmopolitan and locally distinctive character, I had never experienced the landscape or countryside that has shaped and molded the Francophone domain of our neighbor to the north.
If you’ve been procrastinating about what to get the special people in your life or simply want to reward yourself, here are some last minute ideas.
Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
It is impossible to properly thank the man who most shaped your life but Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation. Here are some gift ideas for all budgets.
The 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, the annual celebration of excellence in American cuisine, were held on May 4 and May 7. While certainly focused on cooking and food, the Awards encompass all aspects that contribute to appreciation of cuisine, including education, service, restaurant design, and food writing.
The very definition of the word ‘cozy’, Vai Spuntino Bar is perhaps the best location in Soho if what you seek is an intimate atmosphere to sample some exceptional wines and innovative cuisine.