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It's Wine Time!, Yeah!
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Yes it's that time of the year again, where the happy hour is never ending, and the wine glasses are never empty. Yes the 4th Annual Wine Expo at the Javits Convention Center is back and we're got the discount for all you cheapasses out there. We have a code for all our readers, good for $10 off the Friday Grand tasting, expires 2/18/11 so act  fast!

CODE: CAFOOD

And for more info on the 4th Anual Wine Expo at the Javits Convention Center:

Wouldn’t you love to wow your friends with wine knowledge or have more confidence ordering off a wine menu? Then don’t miss the 4th Annual New York Wine Expo (www.NewYorkWineExpo.com) featuring wine tastings from around the world and educational seminars that can turn even the most inexperienced wine lover into a seasoned connoisseur. 

The New York Wine Expo is on February 25th and 26th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The Grand Tasting offers attendees a chance to sample more than 600 wines from over 150 winemakers from around the globe. Attendees can casually sip and stroll through old world Italian, French, German Austrian, Spanish and Portuguese wines then let their taste buds lead them through the new world wines of South America, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States.  

“Wine makers love to come to New York because the attendees are eager to try new varietals and blends as well as share their personal passion for wine,” said Ed Hurley, New York Wine Expo Show Director. “It is an exciting time for the wine industry, with every region of world now offering unique and flavorful wines at affordable prices, and the Wine Expo is the place to be to see them all in one place.”

 

Attend the Expo not just for the sampling, but for the learning experience as well. To date, seminar presenters will include Gloria Maroti Frazee, who oversees Wine Spectator School and Leslie Sbrocco, award winning author, and Founder of “Thirsty Girl” a multi-media company focused on wine, food and travel.

 

New York Wine Expo: Hours & Ticketing:

•        Friday, February 25, 2010, 6:00 – 10:00 PM;  One-day ticket - $80 prior to 2/18/11/$90 after that date

•        Saturday, February 26, 2010, 2:00 – 6:00 PM; One-day ticket - $90 prior to 2/18/11/$100 after that date.

 

Seminars:

•        Friday, February 25

•        6:00 – 7:00 pm: Taste Wine Like A Pro: Learn the Secrets Behind How to Taste Wine Through a Blind Tasting

•        Saturday, February 26

•        12:30 – 1:30 pm: “Wine 101”– A Fun-Filled, Crash Course on Wine Basics with Leslie Sbrocco

•        3:00 – 4:00 pm: Wine Spectator Presents The ABCs of Argentina

For tickets, an updated seminar schedule and event information, visit www.NewYorkWineExpo.com  or call 800-544-1660.

Note: Sunday, February 27 is dedicated to trade representatives. Liquor licensees from throughout the region are invited to attend on Sunday along with attendees of the co-located International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. The Wine Expo is not open to the general public on Sunday.

Friday, 25th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Wine Spectator Presents: Old World, New Wines: Spain's Castilla La Mancha
Spain's wines are coming on strong, offering unusual varieties and flavor-packed wines. In this seminar, taste what all the buzz is about by touring one of Spain's emerging wine regions, Castilla La Mancha. In addition to crisp, food-friendly whites, the top red wines are based on the versatile Tempranillo grape, which is increasingly blended with
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Even better, the country has also benefited from a string of high quality vintages. Get the inside track on the sub-regions, grapes and wineries with Gloria Maroti Frazee, Director of Education for Wine Spectator.  Price: $25.00

   

 

 

 
Red, White, Blue and Pink?, Yeah!
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Pepto-Bismol is sponsoring the infamous 4th of July Hot Dog eating contest, held in Coney Island Brooklyn. Makes a lot of sense since those dudes/dudettes are going to be downing about 30-55 hot dogs just in one sitting. "It will be the first stomach remedy product associated with the event. By attaching its name to the ultimate in overdoing it, Pepto, which is owned by Procter & Gamble, may have found a receptive audience. "[Competitive] eaters have been using it for years," said George Shea, chairman of Major League Eating, the event organizer." WSJ

 
I love me some Shrimp, Yeah!
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According to Dailynews shrimp is still safe to consume, as they report only 7% of all shrimp consumed in the U.S. is caught in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

"New Yorkers needn't worry that the seafood on their dinner plates has been contaminated by the Gulf Coast oil slick, fish industry experts say.

That's because the overwhelming majority of shrimp served out of New York's kitchen's comes from overseas, they say.

Shrimp wholesalers who supply vast amounts of seafood to restaurants across New York say they get most of their product from places like Mexico, Panama, Ecuador and parts of Asia.

Shrimp from these regions is desired by most businesses because they're bountiful - and frozen for easy shipment to the U.S."http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/06/23/2010-06-23_new_york_shrimp_safe_to_eat_experts_say.html

 

 
You in the LimeLight, Yeah!
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Hi Everyone,
I recently got an email from the Casting Assistant Producer of Grill It and they are looking for grill-masters. If you think you have what it takes to kick  Bobby Flays Ass go the the link below - maybe it's your time for some LimeLight!

"Bobby Flay is filming another season of his Emmy-award winning show Grill It! where he invites guests to grill along side him. We're looking for passionate foodies and grillers to be a part of the show. If you have an original recipe please email us at grillitwithbobby@gmail.co to find out how to apply. http://www.foodnetwor..."

Thanks!
 
Volunteer and get to see the latest Fashion, Yeah!
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The New GardeFall 2010 Fashion Week Show
Wednesday February 10, 2010
Drive In Studios 443 West 18th Street(between 9th and 10th Avenues)
GEN ART, the leading organization to showcase emerging fashion talent in North America, is seeking volunteers for The New Garde – a presentation featuring the Fall '10 collections of four designers.

Available Shifts:
10:00am - 3:30pm - Set Up/Giftbags
4:30pm - 9:30pm - Dressers (women only, MUST have fashion show dressing experience)
- Ushers
4:30pm - 9:00pm - Set Up (Sponsor & Designer Installations)/Check In
8:30pm - 1:00am -Check In/After Party/Breakdown

CONTACT: Catherine NelsonVolunteer Coordinator, GEN ART volunteer@genart.org
 
What will Midtowners do without Zach?!, Yeah!
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Just heard the news from SeriousEats.com that Midtownlunch.com blogger Zach Brooks is moving to LA :( sad now what are we NewYorkers going to do without our beloved foodie?

 

 

20100112ml.pngWe've known for awhile that we'd be losing friend, former Serious Eater, and Midtown Lunch mastermind Zach Brooks to Los Angeles, but it looks like the word is officially out: he'll be leaving New York City by the end of January. Expect Midtown Lunch to go on without him, covering street carts and steam tables in NYC's Midtown and Downtown, and, soon, Philadelphia—plus Los Angeles, of course, as soon as he's settled. Best of luck, Zach. We'll be reading!

 
Top 10 Reasons to have a Cheapass Resolutions!, Yeah!
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Number 10: Learn something New - start cooking so you can save money from going out!

 

Number 9: Help Others- move your ass out of bed and do good things.

 

Number 8: Get Out of Debt, in order to help others and start learning new shit- you can't be broke no mo. You can be cheap but not broke!

 

Number 7: Quit Drinking... ahh who am I kidding, even I can't quit.

 

Number 6: Quit Smoking, its stinky and too pricy so give the gift of fresh air to your self.

 

Number 5: Move your ass - stop complaining about your bulge and walk, bike, run – all these actives are free and good for you ass.

 

Number 4: Commit, to at least one New Years Resolution

 

Number 3: Eat out less, its good for the belly and the wallet

 

Number 2: Spend more time with family; they make great material for jokes and amusing stories.

 

Number 1: Always be a cheapass! It suit you!

 
Universal lamp shade polygon building kit, Yeah!
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Use any cheap plastic to build your designer lampshade!

One simple cut-out shape lets you build all sorts of different designer-looking lampshades! You can make dozens different geometric forms using various numbers of the cut-out shape made from paper or plastic. All the standard mathematical polyhedrons and such are possible.

The pieces just fold together by hand into rigid forms, and you can take them apart and build into new shapes any time!

this is fun and educational for kids and adults alike, and you get a really nice lampshade when you are done.

 
Did somebody say bohemian beer garden , Yeah!
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The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden located on 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria is by far the best bar in New York. I don’t care what anybody says about Queens, and what a bitch it is to get there, - just get there. The season is just right for that extra large pint glass filled with Staropramen, Czechvar, Brouczech, Erdinger, Hoegaarden, Krusovice, Stella or Spaten, side of Klobasa grilled on a bar-b-q grill.

HAPPENINGS     
Saturday May 24, 2008 and Sunday May 25, 2008 - Czech Slovak Festival at 1:00pm

“Open to everyone in our renovated Outdoor Beer Garden. See a Parade of Kroj this year. Czechs and Slovaks alike are encouraged to wear their kroj (national costume) and celebrate their heritage with all of us. Come Saturday and enjoy the opening procession at 1pm with Pilsner Brass Band until 4pm. The next band, Pajtasi, will take over at 5pm until 10pm. Our tradtional Czech festival menu will be available, as well as desserts from the pastry table. Sunday will have a similar program to Saturday.
The Limbora Folk Dancers will perform both days. There will be vendors and performances by Czech & Slovak School children, SOKOL gymnasts, and the mens singing grou, Priestasi, during the weekend.”
Admission is only $10, and $5 for members of BCBSA. Children under 12 Free.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to prepare for the festival, the kitchen will be closed on Friday, May 23, 2008.
 
Choice Eats, Yeah!
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  Robert Sietsema and The Village Voice are presenting their first-ever Choice Eats tasting event. Set among the backdrop of the historic Puck Building, eaters will be invited to sample scrumptious treats featuring over 30 restaurants. A portion of ticket sales will go to benefit The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Erasmus, a public high school group with a student club dedicated to studying the evolution of world cultures through the history of regional cuisines.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
6:30pm - 10:30pm
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door
Only guests 21 and over admitted

 

TO Purchase Tickets go to this LinK  www.choice-eats.com/ 

 
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